2006 News Archive




December 2006

30-Dec-06:
2006: The Audi Year in Review

27-Dec-06:
Audi Boosts Demand for New Employees for 2007

26-Dec-06:
A.W.E. Tuning Wins 2006 Eurotuner Magazine Tuner Grand Prix

26-Dec-06:
New APR Facility Announcement

20-Dec-06:
Audi of America Inc. Selects New Advertising Agency of Record

11-Dec-06:
Audi to Invest Billions in New Models

9-Dec-06:
Audi Community Pays Tribute to Matthew Ammon (1974-2006)

9-Dec-06:
“Master of Excellence” for Audi MediaServices

8-Dec-06:
Interview with Walter de'Silva, Head Designer of the Audi Brand Group

8-Dec-06:
Audi's Record November Sales Led by Major Markets

7-Dec-06:
Audi on Pace for New Sales Record in 2006

6-Dec-06:
Rupert Stadler to Succeed Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn

4-Dec-06:
Audi R8 Microsite Wins the Deutscher Designer Club’s ‘Good Design’ Competition

1-Dec-06:
Audi at the “Design Miami/2006” Exhibition

1-Dec-06:
Stratmosphere and V-Maxx Introduce the Lowest Priced Coilover Suspension Kits in North America

1-Dec-06:
Audi Canada Surpasses 2005 Sales with November Results

1-Dec-06:
Audi Reports Record November Sales


November 2006

29-Nov-06:
The New Audi TT Roadster

21-Nov-06:
Two Audi Models Named as "Top Safety Pick" for 2007 by IIHS

19-Nov-06:
Audi R8 and TT Coupe Make Their Chinese Debuts

16-Nov-06:
Audi V12 TDI is "Race Engine of the Year"

16-Nov-06:
Audi is "Car Company of the Year"

16-Nov-06:
Audi TT Sculpture Travels to Beijing

10-Nov-06:
Founding of the Audi Hungaria Institute of Budapest with Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn

9-Nov-06:
AutoWeek Readers Choose Audi A3 and A8 L as Best in Category

9-Nov-06:
Fighting in the Wind for Hundredths of a Second

9-Nov-06:
Golden Steering Wheel for Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn

6-Nov-06:
Audi Heading for New Record Figures in 2006

5-Nov-06:
AudiWorld Launches European Delivery Program Discussion Forum

1-Nov-06:
Audi Reports October Sales

1-Nov-06:
Audi Canada Announces October Sales Results


October 2006

29-Oct-06:
Audi Closes Out DTM Finale on the Podium

28-Oct-06:
First Pole Position for Audi Driver Frentzen

27-Oct-06:
Abt and Ekstrom Quickest Audi Drivers

27-Oct-06:
Audi Expands Operations in Asia: Largest Showroom in Hong Kong Opened

27-Oct-06:
Audi Club North America 2006 Board of Directors Election

26-Oct-06:
STaSIS Motorsports Finishes Best Season Ever

26-Oct-06:
LA Auto Show’s Design Challenge: Audi Dynamic Space Frame Concept

25-Oct-06:
Music pleasure with MMI: iPod Connection in Audi Cars

24-Oct-06:
Progress Through Knowledge Transfer: AUDI AG to Cooperate with Erlangen-Nuremberg University

22-Oct-06:
Sales Success: Bang & Olufsen Sound System in the Audi A8

22-Oct-06:
Audi R10 TDI Ends Debut Season Undefeated

21-Oct-06:
Audi R10 TDI Cars Fourth and Fifth on the Grid

20-Oct-06:
Audi Target DTM Finale Victory

18-Oct-06:
Audi of America, Inc. Announces New European Delivery Program

17-Oct-06:
Sporty Passion: The New Audi TT Roadster

15-Oct-06:
Feature Story: Audi of America Launches European Delivery Program

15-Oct-06:
Le Mans Witnesses Exciting DTM Debut

14-Oct-06:
Audi Driver Kristensen Keeps DTM in Suspense

13-Oct-06:
Le Mans Round Starts with Audi Setting Best Time

13-Oct-06:
Audi Hunt Down Records with TDI Power in USA

12-Oct-06:
2007 Audi Q7 Receives Five-Star Crash Test Ratings from NHTSA

11-Oct-06:
R8 Sports Car Unveiled at New York City Audi Forum Grand Opening

11-Oct-06:
Investigations at Audi Using Computer Tomographs: From Aluminium Body to Egyptian Mummy

5-Oct-06:
New Sales Record for Audi: Best Nine Months in Company's History

3-Oct-06:
Audi Sets a September Sales Record

2-Oct-06:
AoA Names Factory Design Labs Interactive Agency of Record

1-Oct-06:
Audi R10 TDI Also Wins “Petit Le Mans”


September 2006

30-Sep-06:
German Premiere of the Audi R8 - Production Begins in Neckarsulm

30-Sep-06:
Both Audi R10 TDI Cars on the First Two Rows

29-Sep-06:
Le Mans Legends Present New Audi R8

29-Sep-06:
Audi New Automotive Partner of “Wetten, dass..?”

24-Sep-06:
Audi Driver Martin Tomczyk Celebrates First DTM Victory

23-Sep-06:
Audi Dominates Qualifying at Barcelona

22-Sep-06:
Pierre Kaffer Quickest Audi Driver at Barcelona

22-Sep-06:
Audi Le Mans Winning Team Reunited

17-Sep-06:
More New R8 Spy Shots

15-Sep-06:
Audi R8 Makes Two New Arizona Appearances

11-Sep-06:
The World’s Most Powerful Diesel Passenger Car

7-Sep-06:
Audi Announces U.S. Pricing for 2007 S6 and S8 Performance Sedans

4-Sep-06:
Audi Claims American Le Mans Series Title

3-Sep-06:
Audi R10 TDI on the Front Row at Mosport

1-Sep-06:
Audi U.S. Sales Up 3 Percent


August 2006

28-Aug-06:
The New Audi S3 In Depth

28-Aug-06:
STaSIS and Agincourt Autohaus Partner at the Grand Prix of Mosport

25-Aug-06:
Audi Has the First “Match Ball” at Mosport

25-Aug-06:
Audi Aims Big at Zandvoort

24-Aug-06:
AudiBMW.com Racing #06 Audi S4 Sets New ITE Class Record at Duryea Hillclimb

23-Aug-06:
“Audi Lab for Market Research” Inaugurated at the University of St. Gallen

22-Aug-06:
Audi Announces U.S. Pricing for 2007 Q7 3.6

22-Aug-06:
A.W.E. Tuning Releases Front Mount Intercooler for B6 Audi A4 1.8t

20-Aug-06:
Fifth Victory for the Audi R10 TDI

20-Aug-06:
Martin Tomczyk Clinches Podium Result for Audi

20-Aug-06:
Chip Herr Wins for STaSIS at Road America

13-Aug-06:
Tough Task for Audi at Road America

11-Aug-06:
Audi Target Counter Strike at the Nurburgring

10-Aug-06:
Audi Announces U.S. Pricing for 2007 A4 and S4 Cabriolet Models

10-Aug-06:
New Audi Models for Record Champion FC Bayern

3-Aug-06:
Audi Top for Customer Satisfaction in China

1-Aug-06:
Audi Canada Marks Best July Ever

1-Aug-06:
Audi of America Reports July Sales

1-Aug-06:
Dynamism and Driving Pleasure: The New Audi S3


July 2006

23-Jul-06:
Audi Driver Kristensen Maintains Chances for Title

23-Jul-06:
The Story of the Audi R10 TDI on 128 Pages

23-Jul-06:
Audi R10 TDI Remains Unbeaten Once More

19-Jul-06:
UK: Audi A6 Le Mans Edition Commemorates Win

17-Jul-06:
1.5 Million Audi A3 Cars Built

17-Jul-06:
Audi Looks to Set Sales Records in U.S. and Worldwide

16-Jul-06:
Audi R10 TDI Claims Victory in US Comeback

15-Jul-06:
IMSA Continues Performance Balancing

15-Jul-06:
Third Start, Third Pole for the Audi R10 TDI

12-Jul-06:
Topping Out Ceremony for New Audi Climatic Wind Tunnel

9-Jul-06:
AudiWorld Interviews Audi of America Executive VP Johan de Nysschen

7-Jul-06:
Audi R10 TDI Versus Jet-Fighter

7-Jul-06:
Audi Board Member Honored for Outstanding Social Commitment

6-Jul-06:
Audi Achieves Best First Half in Company History

4-Jul-06:
Audi Canada Announces June Results

1-Jul-06:
Audi of America June Sales Highest in 2006


June 2006

22-Jun-06:
Final Race for the Audi R8 in the USA

21-Jun-06:
Le Mans Win Accelerates TDI Development

20-Jun-06:
Facts About Audi’s Historical Le Mans Victory

16-Jun-06:
Audi Claims Pole with TDI Power at Le Mans

15-Jun-06:
Audi R10 TDI Cars Provisionally on Second Row

14-Jun-06:
AudiBMW.com Racing Scores Another Win, but...

14-Jun-06:
Event: North East Audi / VW Show & Dyno

14-Jun-06:
Audi of America Reveals Model Year 2007 Change Points

14-Jun-06:
The Audi Drivers’ Opinions on the Le Mans Track

13-Jun-06:
AoA's New COO Position Finalizes Management Structure Changes

9-Jun-06:
Audi Q7, A3, and S8 Collect "Interior of the Year" Awards at the 2006 Ward's Auto Interior Show

7-Jun-06:
Audi Fights for Le Mans Victory with TDI Power

7-Jun-06:
Audi R10 TDI Makes Strong Impression

6-Jun-06:
Power Born From Passion: The New Audi TT Coupe

6-Jun-06:
Audi Has Best May and Best Five Months Ever

3-Jun-06:
Audi Visa® Card Harnesses Power of Audi R10 TDI®

2-Jun-06:
Audi Names New Public Relations Executive to Expand Communications in the US

1-Jun-06:
Audi of America Reports May Sales

1-Jun-06:
Audi Canada Announces Best May Ever


May 2006

30-May-06:
S4 Showdown: APR Stage III and AWE RS4

30-May-06:
AudiBMW.com Racing: 1 Down 7 To Go

24-May-06:
"The Sky's the Limit" New Special Exhibition at the Audi Museum Mobile

24-May-06:
New "Chief Marketing Officer" Role for Audi of America

15-May-06:
2.0 T with FSI technology is “Engine of the Year”

13-May-06:
Audi R8 Makes a Winning Comeback in USA

12-May-06:
Audi Starts from Second Row in Houston

7-May-06:
Audi Neckarsulm Plant to Build R8 Sports Cars in Small-Series Production

7-May-06:
Will Turbos Return to Audi?

4-May-06:
Audi R8 Comeback in the USA

4-May-06:
All TDI Models with Diesel Particulate Filter

3-May-06:
A Sound Investment for Summer from Audi, UK

2-May-06:
Audi of America Announces April Sales

2-May-06:
Audi Canada Announces April Sales Results


April 2006

30-Apr-06:
Tom Kristensen Again Leading Audi Driver

29-Apr-06:
Audi Driver Ekstrom on Grid Position Three

29-Apr-06:
Audi Boat Race at the Norisring

28-Apr-06:
Audi Driver Ekstrom Fastest Twice

27-Apr-06:
New Eight-Cylinder Unit for the Luxury Class

26-Apr-06:
The New Audi A6 allroad quattro

25-Apr-06:
Real Madrid Drives New Audi Q7

21-Apr-06:
Audi Shoots for Another Victory at EuroSpeedway

19-Apr-06:
Audi Names Drivers for American Le Mans Series Program

19-Apr-06:
Audi Extends Its Lead Further in China

18-Apr-06:
2006 Audi Sport Race Events Calendar

17-Apr-06:
Waterfest 12: Online Registration has Begun!

17-Apr-06:
Audi's Streets of Tomorrow: Upscale, Urban Driving and Lifestyle Experience

14-Apr-06:
2007 Audi RS 4 Pricing to Start at $66,000

14-Apr-06:
The Drivers Rally is Coming!

10-Apr-06:
Audi A3 Production on Track for Record

10-Apr-06:
Audi Hungaria: Engine Production at Record Levels

9-Apr-06:
Hockenheim: Two Audi Drivers on the Podium

9-Apr-06:
Audi Race Engineers – Technicians and Psychologists

8-Apr-06:
Hockenheim Qualifying: Tomczyk is Back Again

8-Apr-06:
News from the Audi DTM Team

8-Apr-06:
Service in Four Seconds

7-Apr-06:
Kristensen Fastest Audi Driver in DTM Start

7-Apr-06:
When 10,000 hp are Unleashed

6-Apr-06:
Unveiling of a Spectacular Car Sculpture and World Premiere of the New Audi TT Coupe

6-Apr-06:
Added Thrill in DTM Qualifying

5-Apr-06:
Enjoyment Without Adverse Effects – The Audi Drivers’ Diet

4-Apr-06:
Pit Stop Practice Before an Audience of Fans

3-Apr-06:
Audi of America Reports Increase in March 2006 Sales

3-Apr-06:
Audi Canada Announces Strong March Sales Results

3-Apr-06:
The History of Last Year’s Cars

2-Apr-06:
All-Round Talent Timo Scheider

1-Apr-06:
The World’s Quickest Taxi Drivers


March 2006

31-Mar-06:
DTM Opener Includes Numerous Audi Premieres

31-Mar-06:
At Home in Different Worlds

30-Mar-06:
More than 20 Weekends at the Race Track

30-Mar-06:
Johan de Nysschen: An Open Letter to Audi allroad Enthusiasts

29-Mar-06:
The Year of the Auto Union Silver Arrows

29-Mar-06:
Why Mattias Ekstrom Did Not Become a Lawyer

28-Mar-06:
From a Mechanic to an Audi Factory Driver

27-Mar-06:
Three Generations of Audi A4 DTM Cars

26-Mar-06:
Heinz-Harald Frentzen: Ready for the Audi Q7

25-Mar-06:
The DTM – An Event for the Whole Family

24-Mar-06:
Production of the Audi Q7 in Full Swing

24-Mar-06:
From Auto Union to the Audi A4 DTM

24-Mar-06:
Audi Sets Best Time at Last DTM Test

23-Mar-06:
Brothers in Spirit – Ekström and Röhrl

22-Mar-06:
Films Instead of Paint – the Audi A4 DTM Design

21-Mar-06:
The Audi Drivers and their Competition Numbers

20-Mar-06:
Award for Audi Side Assist

20-Mar-06:
Tests in the DTM – Every Day Counts

20-Mar-06:
Audi Signs Exclusive Agreement with Sirius Satellite Radio

19-Mar-06:
From the Audi R10 TDI Straight into the A4 DTM

18-Mar-06:
Holiday Favourites of the Audi Stars

17-Mar-06:
Rosberg – A Terrifically Fast Family

16-Mar-06:
STaSIS Engineering and GIAC Join Forces to Deliver the Latest in Tuning Upgrades

16-Mar-06:
Female Power has a Proud Tradition at Audi

15-Mar-06:
The DTM’s Quickest Family Affair

14-Mar-06:
The Creation of an Audi A4 DTM

13-Mar-06:
Audi Sport – Elite Squad at Two Locations

12-Mar-06:
From the Audi V8 quattro to the Audi A4 DTM

11-Feb-06:
Double Mission for Audi Sport

11-Mar-06:
Chip Herr Rounds Out 2006 STaSIS Motorsports Lineup

10-Mar-06:
Le Mans Dress Rehearsal for Audi R10

8-Mar-06:
All New Audi TT One Step Closer

7-Mar-06:
Sir Elton John and David Furnish Raise Close to $3M at 14th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Dinner and After Party

6-Mar-06:
Sales in January and February 21.4% Up on Last Year

5-Mar-06:
Immensely Powerful Diesel for the Audi A3

3-Mar-06:
STaSIS Engineering to Campaign Three Cars in 2006

2-Mar-06:
2007 Audi Q7 Sweepstakes and Partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation Kick Off in March

2-Mar-06:
Audi Canada Announces February Sales Results

1-Mar-06:
AoA Reports February 2006 Sales

1-Mar-06:
Audi Names Driver Teams for Le Mans


February 2006

28-Feb-06:
Audi Signs Heinz-Harald Frentzen

26-Feb-06:
Audi Drivers in Top Form for New Season

25-Feb-06:
Audi Competes with TDI power in the USA

24-Feb-06:
Audi DTM Squad is Almost Complete

23-Feb-06:
Perspective: Audi AG Press Conference 2005

22-Feb-06:
Audi 2005 Annual Report [external link]

22-Feb-06:
Annual Press Conference: Audi Success Continues

20-Feb-06:
New Look for Audi Annual Report

19-Feb-06:
Audi Takes Belgian Vanina Ickx into the DTM

18-Feb-06:
Audi with Top Line-Up at Sebring and Le Mans

10-Feb-06:
Audi Releases Custom Titanium Package for the A4 S Line

8-Feb-06:
2006 TT Special Edition for North America to Commemorate Final Year of Production

7-Feb-06:
DTM to Race at Le Mans

6-Feb-06:
Good Start to 2006 for Audi

5-Feb-06:
Developing the Audi Q7: Virtual Worlds and a Car for the Senses

1-Feb-06:
Audi Canada Announces January Results

1-Feb-06:
Audi of America Announces Sales Increase of 19.8% for January


January 2006

31-Jan-06
The Audi Q7 In-Depth

26-Jan-06
Audi R10 Continues to Improve

25-Jan-06:
Audi R10 Shows Potential for First Time

24-Jan-06:
Audi R10 Proves to be a Sensation at Sebring

24-Jan-06:
Special Exhibition in the Audi Museum Mobile

19-Jan-06:
Audi Canada Announces Price for 2007 Audi Q7 quattro SUV

18-Jan-06:
Audi Q7 – One of the Stars on the “Streif”

18-Jan-06:
Audi Expands Use of Delphi Corporation's Battery Disconnect Safety Device for 2006

12-Jan-06:
Audi TT with New “Advance Plus Package”

11-Jan-06:
2005: Tenth Record Year in Succession for Audi

10-Jan-06:
Hartmann Wheels Acquires Achtuning’s Brand Name and Website

05-Jan-06:
Audi of America Reports 2005 Sales of 83,066

05-Jan-06:
Audi Canada Announces December Sales Results

04-Jan-06:
2007 Audi Q7 4.2 quattro Priced at $49,900

02-Jan-06:
2005 Discussion Forum User Statistics