2000 News Archive




December 2000

Motorsport News: Crocodile Audi Wins the Race of a Thousand Years - 12/31
Spectacular action on the difficult street circuit in Adelaide and ultimately a dominant victory for the Audi R8 sporting a crocodile design turned the final of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) into a real highlight of the season

Featured Article: 2000 A4 1.8T Avant Long Term Update - 12/22
Since the purchase of a '93 VW Eurovan on Halloween, the A4 has become my daily driver and I'm finally starting to truly enjoy the car that I waited so long to buy.

Featured Article: Audi Updates The S3 - 12/20
For owners of both Volkswagen and Audi in America, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Featured Article: An R8 For the Road? Dutch Company Introduces The New C8 - 12/15
As benchmark as today's iteration of the R8 has become in the racing world, no Audiphile, no matter how rich, will be able to have a road going version of the R8 roadster.

Motorsport News: Audi R8 Becomes a Swift Work of Art - 12/15
In the land of "Crocodile Dundee", Audi drivers Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello will defend their lead in the overall classification at the wheel of an Audi R8 sporting a crocodile design.

Motorsport News: Audi Returns to Le Mans in 2001 - 12/6
Audi AG will continue its successful motorsport involvement in the 2001 season, competing at the Le Mans 24 Hour race and in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with two modified Audi R8 racing sportscars.

Audi News: Audi Reports Best November Sales Ever - 12/4
Audi of America, Inc. today announced November sales results of 6,556 vehicles, a 9.9 percent increase over the same month last year, when sales were 5,971.

A6 News: Pump-injector TDI for the Audi A6 - 12/1
The Audi A6 is now also available with the 85 kW (115 bhp) 1.9-litre four-cylinder engine with fuel injection via pump-injector.


November 2000

Audi News: The Kobe -- adidas & Audi Collaborate - 11/27
A recent collaboration between adidas and Audi reveals that not only is less more, but that shoe design can be a very personal experience.

Audi News: Audi Maintains Success Record - 11/27
Audi AG held its Autumn Press Conference on October 24, 2000 to discuss worldwide results and outlook following the first full nine months of 2000.

Featured Article: H20 International 3 - 11/19
Club H20 hosts their 3rd annual H2O International car show and again, brings out some of the finest of the east coast Audi and VW's.

Audi News: Audi Awards its Best Suppliers - 11/15
Audi AG presented awards to its 25 best suppliers of 1999 in Lisbon at the dealer presentation of the new Audi A4.

TT News: TT Roadster gets 150 bhp engine - 11/14
Audi will be offering a further engine version of the TT Roadster in future developing 110 kW (150 bhp) at 5700 rpm.

A3 News: A3 now also to be assembled in Hungary - 11/8
With the recently updated Audi A3 enjoying considerable, sustained popularity and the launch of the new Audi A4, Audi has reached its capacity limits at the Ingolstadt plant.


October 2000

Motorsport News: Las Vegas - 10/29

  • ALMS: Audi Wraps Up Driver's Title with 1 - 2 Finish
  • Speedvision GT:Galati Wins Vegas

    Featured Article: Quattro Club Safety Seminar at Road America - 10/28
    One of the most popular events that the Audi Quattro Club holds is the Driving School and Safety Seminar that is held at Road America. Editor Matt Daniels attended the event this past September and writes about it from a beginner's point of view.

    Audi News: Audi paint shop modernised - 10/25
    The Neckarsulm plant now has completely modernized, extended painting facilities.

    Featured Article: A "Treasure" for Audi Owners - 10/22
    In late June we covered the first Audi quattro Challenge in Colorado. How did the Bay Area event compare? Contributing Editor Steve Sherwood was there to find out and filed this story.

    Audi News: Audi unveils the new A4 - 10/10
    After months of speculation, Audi officially unveils the completely redesigned A4. Taking design cues from the A6 and TT, the new A4 is longer, lighter and more powerful than the current version. The new A4 hosts a number of new features including two new engines: a 3.0 V6 and a 2.0 inline four-cylinder.

    Audi News: Audi takes dramatic 1-2 at "Petit Le Mans" - 10/2
    With a dramatic finish at the "Petit Le Mans", round nine of the American Le Mans-Series (ALMS), Audi took its fourth 1-2 victory of the season. The Audi R8 of Michele Alboreto, Rinaldo Capello and Allan McNish clearly won the 1000 mile race at Road Atlanta.

    Audi News: Paris Auto Show 2000 - 10/1
    Audi is using the world stage at the Paris show to show product redesigns, upgrades and a project car.

  • Steppenwolf project car
  • A8 L 6.0 quattro w/ W12
  • Audi TT hardtop


    September 2000

    Audi News: Audi S8 - A Performance-Oriented Premium Driving Experience - 9/28
    Text from the Audi of America press release

    Audi News: Four in a Row! - 9/18
    With the fourth consecutive victory in Portland last weekend, Audi puts up a new record in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and increases its lead in the manufacturers' championship to eleven points.

    Audi News: Project Rosemeyer - 9/7
    Audi has finally released details about the super car concept that has been on display (for a few seconds at least) at VW's 'Autostadt' in Wolfsburg. Taking design cues from the Auto Union Silver Arrows and the Audi TT, this design concept is truly something unique.

    Featured Article: Audi Wallpaper Project - 9/3
    The culmination of design and technology forms the essence of truly memorable automobiles. With this article AudiWorld reader Bryan Ventura makes a strong case that the Audi is a work of art.


    July 2000

    Featured Article: A History of the Four Rings - 7/11
    With Audi/Auto Union being the featured marque at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, we felt a brief history lesson of the four rings was in order. Included in this feature are timelines of the various events in Audi's history, an image gallery of photos dating back to the early 1900's, and a history of Audi's headquarters in Ingolstadt.

    Audi News: "Museum Mobile" at the Ingolstadt plant - 7/10
    Text from the Audi AG press release

    Audi News: 111th Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG - 7/10
    Text from the Audi AG press release

    Audi News: Audi logo service for mobile phone users - 7/10
    Text from the Audi AG press release

    A8 News: The new Audi A8 3.3 TDI quattro: Top TDI for the luxury class - 7/10
    Text from the Audi AG press release

    Audi News: Audi/Auto Union to be featured marque at Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix - 7/07

    Featured Article: The Audi quattro Challenge - 7/05
    On the weekend of June 24-25, Audi of America held its first Audi quattro Challenge at the Pikes Peak International Raceway near Colorado Springs. Senior Editor Matt Daniels attended the event and reports on the days activities.

    Motorsport News: With Le Mans Prize - Audi Sport Focuses on ALMS Trophy - 7/05
    Text from the Audi AG press release

    Audi News: Audi Summer Sales Start Off Strong With Best June Since 1984 - 7/03
    Text from the Audi of America press release

    A6 News: Audi A6 Quattro Recall (Question and Answer) - 7/03
    Text from the press release


    June 2000

    A6 News: Audi A6 Quattro Owners Left Stranded on the Road; Suit Filed - 6/26
    Text from the press release

    Featured Article: Audi 1-2-3 at Le Mans - 6/18
    The 2000 Le Mans 24 Hours has produced a dream result for Audi. A dominant victory was achieved in argualby the most difficult and demanding race in the world.

    Also see final qualifying results.

    allroad quattro News: Continental Teves Supplies Suspension to Audi 2001 Allroad Quattro - 6/12
    Text from the press release

    A2 News: Lear Corporation Custom Designs Ultra-Lightweight Seats For New Audi A2 - 6/12
    Text from the press release

    A3 News: The Audi A3 makes a new entrance - 6/10
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: Audi of America May 2000 Sales - 6/02
    Text from the Audi of America press release


    May 2000

    Featured Article: The Audi Quattro Club Drivers School and Safety Seminar - 5/31
    Each year Audi Quattro Club USA holds Drivers Schools and Safety Seminars to help Audi owners become more familiar with their cars, hone their driving skills, and have fun -- all in a safe, controlled environment. The event in Pahrump, NV April 7-9 was no exception.

    Audi News: Audi vehicles in the 2001 model year - 5/29
    Text from Audi AG press release

    Featured Article: Mission:Impossible 2 - 5/24
    As audiences prepare for this year's action blockbuster, AudiWorld's Matt Daniels reviews M:I-2 and looks specifically at the TT Roadster and other Audi automobiles used in the final version of the film.

    Audi News: The RS4 by quattro GmbH - 5/22
    Text from Audi AG press release

    Featured Article: The 6-Speed Automatic Transmission - 5/17
    ZF Getriebe GmbH, the maker of the 5-speed automatic transmission in the Audi S4 and A6 2.7T, has developed a new 6-speed transmission that is both smaller and lighter. Learn more about the technical details and find out when to expect the new tranny in an Audi.

    Featured Article: ALMS and Motorola Cup at Sebring - 5/12
    AudiWorld reader Joseph Hillenburg was at Sebring in March to see both American Le Mans Series and Motorola Cup racing. He returned with a short recap of the two days, including pictures of the Audi R8's and S4's that competed there.

    Motorsport News: ALMS: Audi aims to recapture the lead - 5/8
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: Audi Continues Record 2000 With Best April Sales Ever - 5/2
    Text from the Audi press release

    Featured Article: Tuning Persepective: Neuspeed - 5/1
    AudiWorld's continuing series on Audi tuners now makes a stop at Neuspeed's California headquarters where Steve Sherwood and John Stahmann testdrove project cars and checked out the facilities. Although it started life as a VW tuner, Neuspeed today offers a wide range of products for the Audi.


    April 2000

    Motorsport News: Audi dominant in Le Mans warm-up trials - 4/30
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: Market launch of the Audi allroad quattro on 12 May; quattro production share up to more than 30 percent... - 4/28
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: Occupational safety at Audi improved still further - 4/27
    Text from the Audi press release

    Motorsport News: Audi Sport R8's Ready for Le Mans Practice - 4/26
    Text from the Audi press release

    Motorsport News: Ricardo Gears Up for Audi Le Mans Challenge - 4/11
    Text from the Ricardo press release

    Motorsport News: Ricardo Transmission Helps Audi to First Sportscar Victory - 4/11
    Text from the Ricardo press release

    Audi News: Audi of America reports best March sales ever - 4/2
    Text from the Audi press release

    ALMS: Audi rewarded with points after determined effort in Charlotte - 4/2
    Text from the Audi press release


    March 2000

    Motorsport News: Audi to Supply Turnkey S4's to Speedvision Competitors - 3/26
    Text from the Audi press release

    Featured Article: 12 Hours of Sebring - 3/19
    Dream start for Audi in the USA: At the Sebring 12 Hour race - the season opener of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) - the Audi Sport North America team finished in first and second place.

    Featured Article: Ownership Recap: 1993 Audi 90S - 3/11
    After three years of nearly trouble free ownership, AudiWorld editor Matt Daniels recaps his experiences with his 1993 Audi 90s.

    Audi News: Audi of America Sales Up 60.2 Percent - Best February Ever - 3/2
    Text from the Audi press release


    February 2000

    Featured Article: 3rd Annual Quattro Club Driver School and Safety Seminar - 2/27
    On January 15-16, 2000 the 3rd Annual Quattro Club Drivers School was held, as it has been the past two years, in lovely Willows CA .

    Featured Article: Tuner Preview: Boulder Audi Tuning - 2/21
    Preview of the new tunder Boulder Audi Tuning.

    Allroad News: Audi allroad quattro: World Premier in Geneva - 2/21
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: Audi Display Captures Chicago Auto Show Award - 2/14
    Text from the Chicago Auto Show press release

    TT News: Audi of America confirms Audi AG offer to install ESP on TT models - 2/9
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: Audi and Newsweek Team Up for Prostate Cancer Benefit - 2/6
    Text from the Audi press release

    Motorsport News: Audi Team Complete for Le Mans 2000 - 2/4
    Text from the Audi press release

    TT News: Audi goes on the offensive - 2/4
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: Luxury leather - the natural way - 2/2
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: 1999: Audi Group further consolidates its strong position - 2/2
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: Audi Kicks Off New Year With Best January Ever - 80.1 Percent Increase Over 1999 - 2/2
    Text from the Audi press release


    January 2000

    Featured Article: The Next A4? Part 2 - 1/31
    Editor Matt Daniels continues his look at the so-called "spy" photos of the new A4.

    A8 News: V6 TDI with 180 bhp in the A8 - 1/26
    Text from the Audi press release

    A3 News: Decision taken by Brazilian jury: Audi A3 is "Car of the Year 2000" - 1/20
    Text from the Audi press release

    Featured Article: Mission:Impossible 2 - 1/17
    By now, you may have seen or at least heard that a TT Roadster will be featured in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film, Mission:Impossible 2 and AudiWorld has the inside scoop.

    Audi News: Audi Opens Centre for Electromagnetic Compatibility - 1/14
    Text from the Audi press release

    Audi News: For Audi A4 and A6 - Dynamic duo of diesels - 1/14
    Text from the Audi press release

    Featured Article: AudiWorld Long Term S4: Update #1 - 1/4
    Jason Teller gives his first long term update of his 2000 S4.






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