2004 News Archive





December 2004

Audi: 2004 in Review - 12/26

Audi A3 Sportback with Open Sky System - 12/17

Consortium for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Sets to Work - 12/16

Audi Claims Two of Ward's Top 10 Engines Awards - 12/14

DTM Champion Audi Setting Course for the New Season - 12/10

Royal Award for Audi Driver Ekström - 12/9

A Snapshot of the Future for Audi? - 12/7

Audi AG Supervisory Board Reaches Decision: Volume of Investment to Remain Very High - 12/7

Audi A6 Saloon: New Engine and Transmission Variants - 12/6

Ekström Impresses in Race of Champions - 12/5

Audi Sport Receives SEMA Motorsports Engineering Award - 12/3

Audi S4 Avant Revealed - 12/2

Launch Celebration for Pentraeth Audi - 12/2

The Audi RSQ Spurs on the Brand's Image Ratings - 12/2

Audi Canada Reports November Sales - 12/1

AoA Reports November Sales Results - 12/1

Audi Driver Ekström Starts at Race of Champions - 12/1

 



November 2004

Johan De Nysschen Named New AoA Executive Vice President - 11/29

Audi Cues the Q's - 11/28

Duo from Argentina wins Audi quattro Cup - 11/27

Audi Delivers 6,800 hp to Real Madrid Stars - 11/27

Audi A6 Achieves Top Mark in Euro NCAP Crash Test - 11/26

quattro GmbH Presents the Audi A4 DTM Edition - 11/26

The Book about the Triumphant Audi A4 DTM - 11/26

Audi's 2004 Motorsport Highlights - 11/25

Audi Strengthens DTM Involvement - 11/25

Audi in the DTM 2005 - "Take Advantage" - 11/25

Audi and the Sportscar Prototypes in 2005: Farewell Tour for the Audi R8 - 11/25

McNish Switches from Sportscars to DTM with Audi - 11/25

World's Largest Audi Center Opens on a High Note - 11/25

New 2.7 TDI Model Boosts Audi A6 Saloon Range - 11/18

Audi S4 quattro Voted Car of the Year in Northern Ireland - 11/18

Audi S4 Is Ulster Car of the Year - 11/18

Spain Makes Guest Appearance at Audi's Museum Mobile - 11/17

The Roadster Valet by The Second Trunk Trailer Company - 11/17

Management Shakeup at Audi of America - 11/17

Pischetsrieder to Deliver LA Auto Show Keynote - 11/16

New Audi A6 is the Hardest Car to Steal - 11/14

Audi Wins Two `Australia's Best Car' Awards - 11/14

Second Triple Awards Victory for the Audi Brand Group - 11/12

Golden Steering Wheel for the Audi A6 - 11/11

Class-Leading Residuals Predicted for the New Audi A4 - 11/11

Top Marks for Occupant Protection in the Audi A3 - 11/10

The New Audi A6 Avant - 11/9

2005 A6 Arrives - 11/4

Audi Canada October Sales - 11/2

Audi Reports October Sales Results - 11/2

Over 15 Million Audi Models in 40 Years - 11/1

 



October 2004

The New Hero of the Luxury Class: Audi Genuine Accessories for A6 - 10/27

Ten Prizes for Audi in the Challenge Bibendum - 10/26

AoA Announces A4 Special Edition - 10/22

Audi RS 6 Team Clinches Championship - 10/18

Speed World Challenge 2005 Schedule Announced - 10/18

ALMS Concludes with Audi Win - 10/17

Trio of Champion Racing Audi RS 6's will Compete - 10/16

Audi Qualifies on Front Row at ALMS Finale - 10/16

250,000th Audi TT Leaves Production Line - 10/15

Audi A4 DTM - A Masterpiece - 10/15

Gerd Klauss Retires; New Executive Board Named - 10/14

Five "Auto Trophy" Awards for the Audi Brand Group - 10/13

Perot Systems Signs New 5-Year Agreement with VW/Audi - 10/11

AoA Announces '98 & '99 A6 Sedan Recall - 10/8

World's Largest Audi Centre to Open in Scotland - 10/7

Audi Sponsors Smithsonian Exhibit - 10/7

AutoTrader.com Teams Up With Audi Certified Pre-Owned - 10/7

Audi of America Announced as Title Laguna Seca Sponsor - 10/4

Audi Canada September Sales - 10/4

Review: Stratmosphere Milltek Cat-back Exhaust - 10/3

Audi are DTM manufacturers' Champions and Win All Three Titles - 10/3

Hockenheim as Seen by Martin Tomczyk - 10/3

Another Pole Position for Audi at DTM Finale - 10/2

Audi Quick Under Difficult Conditions as Well - 10/1

Audi Repeats Its Racing History of 70 Years Ago - 10/1

Audi Reports September Sales - Best Ever Certified Pre-Owned Result - 10/1

 



September 2004

A8L Named A "Top Ten Car For CEOs" For 2nd Consecutive Year by Chief Executive Magazine and Edumnds.com - 9/30

Chief Executive Magazine and Edmunds.com Name Top Ten Cars for CEOs - 9/29

StopTech-Equipped Cars Dominate World Challenge Touring Car at Road Atlanta - 9/28

AFI and Audi Announce Unprecedented Film Festival Sponsorship - 9/28

Web Marketing Association Honors Four Enlighten Websites - 9/28

Champion RS 6 and S4 Can't Overcome - 9/25

Audi Wants to Shine also at DTM Finale - 9/24

Mattias Ekström: With Teamwork to the DTM Title - 9/24

A Disappointing Qualifying Session for the Certified Audi Team at Road Atlanta - 9/23

New Audi A4 to Arrive in the UK Transformed in Everything But Price - 9/22

AoA Announces Audi TT Real Road Tour Championship - 09/23

Klaus Straub Named CIO - 9/22

Cunningham in RS 6 for Road Atlanta - 9/22

Portrait: Audi driver Mattias Ekström, DTM Champion 2004 - 9/21

Speed Channel: APR Unleashes the Power Behind the Audi A4 Ultrasport - 9/20

Ekström Fastest of the Day at Brno - 9/17

Light at the End of the Cylinder, Laser Prcoess - 9/15

Laser Process: Research Team Including Audi Engineer Nominated for the "German Future Prize" - 9/15

"Push-Pull" Power Window Switches Standard - 9/13

50th Victory for an Audi R8 - 9/12

Jamie Davies and Johnny Herbert Win Inaugural LMES Title - 9/12

Spa-Francorchamps LMES Qualifying - 9/11

First "Match Ball" for Audi in the DTM - 9/10

Competition Adjustments for Audi Certified Champion RS 6 - 9/10

AoA 2005 Model Year Change Points - 9/9

Enlighten Launches Major Website Redesign for Audi - 9/7

50th Anniversary of the Death of Rupert Hollaus - 9/7

B7 S4 In Depth - 9/7

B7 A4 In Depth - 9/7

Double Audi Victory at Zandvoort - 9/5

Fourth Pole Position for Audi - 9/4

Audi Tradition Celebrates 70 years of the Silver Arrow in Zwickau - 9/3

Audi Set the Benchmark at Zandvoort As Well - 9/3

UK Leads the World as the New Top Audi Importer - 9/2

Audi Canada August Sales Results - 9/2

AoA August Sales Reported - 9/1

2005 A8 and TT will get XM Satellite Radio Option - 9/1

2005 A8 and TT will get Sirius Satellite Radio Option - 9/1

Wachovia LPGA Classic, Audi - 9/1

 



August 2004

Audi to Extend Warranties Due to Sludge Problems - 8/31

ADT Champion Racing Announces 2nd R8 - 8/31

Final DTM Spurt Begins for Audi in Zandvoort - 8/28

The August Horch Museum Moves to a Worthy Venue - 8/25

Team ADT Champion Racing Captures 5th Win - 8/22

Galati, Pobst 1-2 Finish at Road America - 8/21

1938 Horch 853A Best of Show at Pebble Beach - 8/18

Audi Releases Pricing on the All-New 2005 Audi A6 - 8/18

Audi Renews as Official Vehicle for Wachovia LPGA Classic - 8/16

Triple Victory for Audi at Silverstone - 8/14

Dave Maraj to Appear on Speed Channel's "Wind Tunnel" - 8/13

Silverstone: Audi R8 Cars in First Three Rows - 8/13

Audi is Leader in 2004 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Index Study - 8/12

Audi on the Top 100 Global Brands - 8/12

First-Half Sales in Greece up 26 Percent - 8/11

AoA Announces The Audi TT Real Road Tour - 8/9

Tough Day for Audi CPO RS 6 Team - 8/8

Audi DTM 1-2 at Oschersleben - 8/8

1-2 Finish for Galati and Pobst at Mosport Speed GT - 8/7

Two Audi A4 DTM Cars on the Front Row - 8/7

Tomczyk Quickest at Oschersleben - 8/6

Champion Racing at Mosport - 8/5

Audi CPO Champion RS 6 Team-Double Header Weekend - 8/5

Sheenan a Pro Test Driver for 1.8T Challenge - 8/5

26th Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance - 8/4

Audi Reports July Sales - 8/3

Dominique Boesch to Head Audi Korea - 8/3

Audi: Record Sales and Revenue in the First Six Months - 8/3

Audi Sales Leap in Eastern Europe - 8/1

Ekström Takes Back DTM Lead - 8/1

 



July 2004

First Row Start for Ekström at Nürburgring - 7/31

Ekström is Quickest by Far at Nürburgring - 7/30

Achille Varzi Would Have Been 100 on August 4th - 7/29

Audi Driver Ekström Wants Championship Lead Back - 7/23

A3 Sportback Deconstructed - 7/20

Infineon Raceway Speed GT Race Report - 7/19

The CPO Champion Audi's Qualify at Infineon Raceway - 7/18

Audi Achieves Podium Result in China - 7/18

Audi A8L is "America's Best Luxury Car" - 7/16

Audi Leads the Image Stakes in Germany - 7/15

Audi A4 DTM on its First Trip Around the World - 7/13

Audi Invests in Next Generation of Creative Talent - 7/8

I, Robot: Will Smith Races in an Audi RSQ sports Coupe - 7/6

The Making of the Audi RSQ - 7/6

Strategy and Strength Gives Team ADT Champion the Win at Lime Rock Park - 7/6

Team ADT Champion Racing in Front Row for New England Grand Prix - 7/6

R8 Cars Starting From the First Two Rows - 7/3

Audi Canada Reports June Sales - 7/2

Audi Reports June Sales - 7/1

 



June 2004

Award-Winning Theft Protection in the A3 and A8 - 6/30

Lime Rock Park - New Track for Team ADT Champion Racing - 6/30

Honeywell's Garrett Turbos Help Audi Sweep Podium at Le Mans - 6/29

Mid-Ohio 1-2 for Galati and Pobst - 6/27

Three Audi Cars Among Top Ten at Norisring - 6/26

New Sponsorship with "Audi Art Experience" - 6/25

Audi A3 Sportback Premiere at the Norisring - 6/23

Sheenan in 1st Place, Forced to Retire - 6/20

Audi Comes to DTM "Home Game" as Leader - 6/18

Le Mans Winner Rinaldo Capello Debuts in DTM - 6/17

Enlighten Wins National Addy Award for Audi Work - 6/16

Sheenan Again in Audi at Watkins Glen - 6/16

"Golden Oil Droplet" for Audi and Bosch - 6/16

Sensational Comeback of the Wanderer Streamline Special - 6/16

AoA Releases 2005 A8 Pricing - 6/14

"Japanese" Audi R8 wins Le Mans - 6/13

Audi Victorious Again at Le Mans - 6/13

Audi Continues to Lead at Le Mans, Fighting Back at Nürburgring - 6/13

LE Mans-Nine Hours Into the Race - 6/13

Unfortunate Situation for Team ADT Champion Racing - 6/12

Audi Leads Le Mans, Weather Chaos at Nürburgring - 6/12

Fourth Le Mans Pole Position for Audi - 6/10

Audi Certified Champion RS 6 Team Penalized - 6/10

Team ADT Champion Racing, READY, SET, GO!-For the 24 Hours of Le Mans - 6/9

Ekström clinches DTM lead for Audi - 6/6

Audi Driver Ekström to Start from First Row Yet Again - 6/5

Audi Teams Contest Two 24-hour Races on Only One Weekend - 6/5

Coming this August - The ALMS Race at Road America - 6/5

DTM EuroSpeedway Starts with Audi Setting Best Time - 6/4

Audi Announces May Results - 6/2

 



May 2004

Ekström Aims for Championship Lead - 5/28

Bejing Hosts China's Biggest Auto Show - 5/26

Harman Becker Licenses Cellport's Wireless Architecture - 5/24

Sheenan Sets Fastest Lap, New GS Track Record in Grand-Am Cub Race Debut - 5/23

B5 2.7t vs. B6 4.2 Performance - 5/20

Audi Sets Up Dealer Network in India - 5/18

Audi Introduces 12-cylinder A8 to Chinese Market - 5/17

Audi to Compete in DTM Away Race in China - 5/17

Mattias Ekström Clinches First Victory for Audi - 5/16

Adria as Seen by Audi Driver Martin Tomczyk - 5/14

Audi Drivers Set the Pace at Adria - 5/14

Speech of Dr. Martin Winterkorn to the 115th Annual General Meeting - 5/12

Speech of Rupert Stadler (Finance) to the 115th Annual General Meeting - 5/12

Summary: 115th Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG - 5/12

McDonald Automotive Group Completes Multi-Million Dollar Project - 5/11

Fun on the Ice in Rne - 5/10

Audi Builds its Market Leadership in Premium Fleet Market - 5/10

2004 Audi Hospitality Tickets at the ALMS and SPEED World Challenge - 5/10

Audi Has Dream Start for LMES Season - 5/9

Audi Twin Cup: Awards for 30 Best Service Teams from 28 Countries - 5/8

Audi on Pole for Season Opener at Monza - 5/8

Best First Four Months in Company History - 5/7

Audi Determined to Continue Upward Trend - 5/7

New Country Audi Hosts May 13th New Facility Launch - 5/6

Audi Tradition Celebrates 100 Years of Car Manufacturing in Saxony - 5/5

Criswell Banks on 'New World of Audi' Luxury Concept - 5/3

Audi Reports April Sales - 5/3

Audi Takes DTM Manufacturers' Lead - 5/2

First Pole Position for the Audi A4 DTM - 5/1

Frank Biela about Estoril - 5/1

 



April 2004

Audi Driver Tom Kristensen Fastest Again - 4/30

Potential Axle Damage Leads to VW/Audi Recall - 4/29

Audi Sponsors k.d. lang 2004 Symphony Tour - 4/29

The Audi TT Remains in Front - 4/29

Ground-breaking New Audi A8 Models Take to UK Roads - 4/29

Audi R8 Setting the Pace in Le Mans Pre-test - 4/25

Market Launch of the New Audi A6 - 4/24

Audi Drivers Looking Forward to DTM at Estoril - 4/23

Tom Kristensen about Hockenheim - 4/22

Autonis Awards 2004: Design Awards for Audi A8 and Audi A4 - 4/21

Audi Tradition at the Donau Ring in 2004 - 4/20

Audi Scores Podium Result at DTM Comeback - 4/18

Audi RS 6 Plus from quattro GmbH - 4/16

Audi Takes Houston By Storm April Events - 4/16

Audi A8 and Audi A3 are "Net@utos 2004" - 4/16

"AUTO BILD alles allrad" Readers Make Audi Double Winner - 4/16

New Emphasis for Audi Design Lifestyle Articles - 4/16

TRW Automotive Launches Next Generation Electric Parking Brake on Audi A6 - 4/15

Audi and Conde Nast Renew "Never Follow" Marketing Campaign - 4/14

LMES R8 Gets Modified Aerodynamics - 4/7

2004 APR BBQ - 4/7

Audi, Bank One Rev Up New Audi Visa Signature Card - 4/7

Audi Increases Sales Again in China - 4/7

Audi Sets Up its Own Importer in Korea - 4/7

Audi With Record Figures in the Asia-Pacific Region - 4/7

Audi A4 1.9 TDI: Now With 115 bhp - 4/6

Driving Pleasure in a New Guise: Audi A3 Sportback - 4/4

The Flag Girls of Sebring - 4/2

 


March 2004

Audi Car Club NA's Laguna Seca Driving School - 3/30

Audi Presents the New A4 DTM - WALLPAPER PHOTOS - 3/29

Audi Sets Fastest Time in DTM Test - 3/22

Historic 1-2-3 victory for Audi at Sebring - 3/20

Galati on Podium in the SPEED World Challenge GT Series at Sebring - 3/19

Comprehensive: The New A6 - 3/18

STCC: Project Title Defence - 3/18

Audi Tradition at the 2004 Techno Classica - 3/17

Audi DTM Works Teams Test at Estoril - 3/14

Audi 2003 Interim Report (PDF) - 3/9

Audi Drivers are Fit for 2004 Season - 3/6

Audi Reports February Sales - 3/2


February 2004

Audi A8 3.0 TDI quattro - 2/26

Audi A8 3.0 TDI quattro - 2/26

A8 3.0 TDI Technology - 2/26

Annual Press Conference for the 2003 Financial Year: Audi Presents Record Figures for Eighth Year in Succession - 2/25

Audi Starts Production of the New A6 Limousine - 2/17

Audi Launches "Judge for Yourself 24-hour Test Drive - 2/16

British Audi Team's "Magnificent Seven" Bid for Honours - 2/11

Audi Driving Experience - 2/5

Audi Reports January Sales - 2/3


January 2004

New VP for Audi of America - 1/29

A2 a Winner in TV Auto-Report 2004 - 1/28

CARFAX Reports Now Part of Audi Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Program - 1/28

Direct Shift Gearbox Receives "FuturAuto Award" - 1/27

Audi Successful in Eastern Europe - 1/26

AudiWorld's 2003 Forum User Stats - 1/24

AUDI AG is Principal Sponsor of "Skiing Classic" - 1/23

Further Expansion of the Sales Organization - 1/23

Audi Vehicle Sales Up for Tenth Year in Succession - 1/19

Audi Drivers Impressed by New A4 DTM - 1/18

AoA Renews San Diego Opera Sponsorship - 1/9

Successful Roll-Out for Audi A4 DTM - 1/6

AoA Announces Best Year Ever - 1/5

Audi design Square Chronograph by Sinn - 1/5