2002 News Archive

December 2002

Audi News: Audi A8L 4.2 quattro - 12/18

Audi News: Audi Accelerates Bluetooth Adoption - 12/18

Motorsport News: Pirro Receives "Golden Helmet" Award - 12/15

Audi News: Audi Confirms Ongoing Investment - 12/10

Audi News: The New Audi S4 - 12/02
Audi has released significant new details about the new S4 and S4 Avant. While it will be on sale in Europe soon, it is expected to be available in N. America in the fall of 2003.

Audi News: Customer Audi Reports Best Ever November Sales - 12/02

November 2002

Motorsport News: Customer Racing Program for Audi in 2003 - 11/28

Audi News: Audi TT 3.2 quattro With New Automatic Sports Transmission (DSG) - 11/22
Speculation about a V6 for the TT ended when Audi today announced details of a 3.2-liter, 250 bhp top-of-the-line model.

Audi News: Audi Limousine Service for Politicians, Royalty and Business Leaders - 11/21

Audi UK News: New Engine For The Audi A4 Cabriolet - 11/18

Audi News: AoA Names Director of Aftersales - 11/17

Audi News: Advertising Splash - 11/11
Audi has kicked off one of the most elaborate advertising campaigns in its history for the new A8. The two stage print and TV campaign includes a commercial produced by Hollywood standards.

Audi News: New S Line Sports Package for the Audi TT - 11/08

Audi News: Audi Achieves New Sales Record - 11/04

Audi UK News: Two New Road-Going Audi quattro Models - 11/04

Audi News: Audi Announces October Results - 11/01

October 2002

Audi News: Audi Plans New Working Time System - 10/28

Audi News: Audi and Yanase Set Up Company - 10/28

Audi News: Factory Power - 10/24
Forget the aftermarket chip - Audi has announced an additional 1.8T variant engine for the A4 range with 190 bhp mated to a 6-speed standard gearbox. US availability has not been announced at this time.

Motorsport News: Audi Works Driver Frank Biela ADAC Motor Sportsman of the Year 2002 - 10/24

Audi News: Audi Finally Changes Revered TT quattro - 10/18

Motorsport News: ALMS Wraps at Road Atlanta - 10/9

Motorsport News: Audi Clinches ALMS Title in Miami - 10/5

Motorsport News: Biela Wins Qualifying in Miami - 10/4

September 2002

Motorsport News: Audi Aims for ALMS Hat-Trick - 9/27

Motorsport News: Historic Le Mans Trophy for Audi - 9/26

Sweden´s Male Skiers Test in Ingolstadt - 9/24

Audi History: History and Milestones for Audi's Neckarsulm Facility - 9/22

Motorsport News: Biela and Pirro Capture Second ALMS Win - 9/22

Motorsport News: STaSIS Wins Touring Car Race at Laguna Seca - 9/21

Audi News: New Audi AG Board Member - 9/18

Audi News: Next Generation S4! - 9/16
The S4, which will be available as both a sedan and Avant, has a 344 bhp V8.

Audi News: S Line Sports Package for the Audi A6 - 9/12

Audi News: The New Audi A8 - 9/8
Audi is moving into the fast lane in the exclusive car class: with the new A8, the brand with the four-ring badge is unveiling a new sporting dimension in the luxury segment.

Audi News: Audi TT with Six-Speed Tiptronic - 9/5

August 2002

Audi News: Audi A4 2.0 FSI - 8/19
With Audi's Le Mans cars as incontrovertible evidence for the new technology's potential, Audi has announced a new A4 with a 2.0 FSI powerplant.

Motorsport News: Wins in Three Straight Years for Audi at Mosport - 8/18

Motorsport News: Record Lap for Biela in Mosport Qualifying - 8/17

Motorsport News: Audi Targets Another Hat-trick in Mosport - 8/9

Audi News: New Audi A4 Cabriolet V6 TDI - 8/6

Audi News: 105,092 A8's Marks Start of New Production - 8/4

Motorsport News: Galati Out Dueled for Speed GT Win - 8/4

Audi News: Aluminum Innovation at Audi - 8/4
From a pioneer in the use of aluminum to a high volume producer of aluminum-based vehicles and vehicle components, Audi has shown true ingenuity. This series of articles looks in-depth at production of both the A2 and new A8.

Motorsport News: Audi Wins from 20th on Starting Grid - 8/3

Motorsport News: Pirro on Pole at Trois-Rivieres - 8/2

Audi News: Goodwood Festival of Speed - 8/1

Audi News: Best Canadian Sales Since 1986 - 8/1

Audi News: Audi Reports July Sales - 8/1

July 2002

Audi News: AoA Sponsors Telluride Jazz Celebration - 7/26

Motorsport News: Audi Seeks Revenge in Canada - 7/26

Motorsport News: Audi Puts Two on Podium in D.C. - 7/21

Motorsport News: ALMS Qualifying in Washington - 7/20

Motorsport News: Thousands Celebrate Le Mans Win at Audi Forum - 7/17

Motorsport News: STaSIS's Pole Position at Mid Ohio - 7/16

Feature Story: Audi Tech Challenge - 7/15
In a unique competition that rewards the ultimate technical and historical knowledge of the Audi brand, Audi has found a perfect way to reward its Technical Specialists. The Tech Challenge is for bragging rights and a ritzy trip to Germany.

Audi News: A8 Redesign Revealed - 7/10
Audi has taken the wraps off the redesigned A8 luxury sedan. There were four priority areas in the development of the new A8: design, lightweight construction, dynamism and electronics.

Feature Story: Keep Listening Till There's Nothing to Hear! - 7/7
Audi's Creaking and Cracking Team Tracks Down Noises

Motorsport News: Audi Wins US Endurance Classic - 7/7

Motorsport News: ALMS Qualifying at Road America - 7/6

Audi News: Audi Reports June Sales - 7/2

June 2002

Motorsport News: Audi 1-2 in Mid-Ohio Thriller - 6/30

Motorsport News: ALMS Mid-Ohio - Qualifying - 6/29

Audi News: Professional Line Style and Sport Package for Audi A6 - 6/28

Audi News: Audi A2 and Audi A4 with S line - 6/28
Sportier, more expressive, more exclusive - this is the motto behind the new S line sports packages from the Audi subsidiary quattro GmbH.

Audi News: 50,000th A6 Sold in China - 6/28

Audi News: New Audi Forum in Madrid - 6/26

Motorsport News: Historic Finish at Lemans - 6/15
Complete coverage of Audi at LeMans in 2002.

Feature Story: STaSIS Touring Car - 6/7
Coverage of the STaSIS Audi A4 competing in the Speed World Challenge series. Although the car finished 27th, there were positives to build on going in to the next race at Limerock.

Audi News: Audi of America May 2002 Sales Report - 6/3

May 2002

Audi News: RS6 Reigns Supreme - 5/30
Audi is presenting its most powerful model to date. The ultimate top-of-the-range version in the A6 model line has been created by quattro GmbH and developed in conjunction with AUDI AG.

Motorsport News: All Audi Front Row at Sears Point - 5/18

Motorsport News: DTM Test of Courage in Donington - 5/17

Feature Story: Audi's Unfair Advantage - 5/15
The term "unfair advantage" came to describe Audi Sport endeavors in the 1980's. This article examines the rise of the A4 in Super Touring during the 1990's, eventually leading to another ban on all-wheel drive racecars.

Motorsport News: Difficult Task for Audi in California - 5/10

Motorsport News: Audi Paces Le Mans Practice - 5/5

Motorsport News: Le Mans Dress Rehearsal for Audi - 5/3

Audi News: Audi of America April 2002 Sales Report - 5/2

April 2002

Event Coverage: Gumball 3000 - 4/25
Daily articles and pictures from the Gumball 3000 Rally

Motorsport News: Double Victory for Abt Sportsline in DTM Season Opener - 4/21

Audi News: Audi of America March 2002 Sales Report - 4/2

March 2002

Audi News: Two Millionth Audi A4 Built in Ingolstadt - 3/30

Audi News: allroad quattro with Full Paint Finish - 3/26

Audi News: Production of the New Audi A4 Cabriolet - 3/26
Production is being handled by Wilhelm Karmann GmbH at its plant in Rheine where 105 Cabriolets can be built each day.

Motorsport News: Audi Driver Line-up for Le Mans Completed - 3/22

Motorsport News: Audi Celebrates Third Sebring Victory in a Row - 3/17

Audi News: RS 6 Sedan Confirmed for U.S. - 3/17
Audi of American VP Len Hunt has confirmed to AudiWorld that the RS 6 Sedan will be available in the U.S. next year.

Motorsport News: Galati Wins Sebring - 3/15

Motorsport News: All Audi Front Row at Sebring - 3/14

Motorsport News: Galati on Pole - 3/14

Motorsport News: Audi Tackles Le Mans with Three ´Works´ Cars - 3/7

Audi News: Sales Report for February - 3/4

February 2002

Exclusive News: Audi's New Dream Cars - 2/22
Extremely Limited allroad at 2002 Winter Olympic Games

Audi News: Audi's New Dream Cars - 2/12
Information and photos regarding the RS 6 sedan and Avant from quattro GmbH.

Feature Story: A4 Cabriolet Top to Bottom - 2/10
Detailed technical information about the A4 Cabriolet including pre-production concept sketches.

Audi News: AoA Launches Olympic Communications - 2/6

Motorsport News: Audi Returns to Speed World Challenge for 2002 - 2/6

Motorsport News: Audi Works Drivers Recharge Their Batteries - 2/6

Audi News: Sales Report for January 2002 - 2/4

Audi News: Audi Sponsors 2003 Alpin World Ski Championships - 2/1

January 2002

Audi News: Change at Audi Design - 1/28

Audi News: Spray-on Protection for Vehicles in Transit: Audi the First Manufacturer Worldwide to Use Spray-on Film - 1/24
At a pilot facility within the paintshop in Ingolstadt, all Audi A3 and Audi TT bodies are being sprayed with a new kind of liquid film to prevent damage to the paintwork - transport protection from the spray gun, as it were.

Motorsport News: Herbert Joins Audi Works Effort - 1/22

Feature Story: Progress You Can Touch: The "Audi Feeling" - 1/16
Ever wonder about the interior of the TT or the solid "whoosh" you hear when you shut your door? Find out why Audi has a team of engineers working to optimize all of the various pulling, pushing, shifting, turning, feeling and touching actions that people perform in their cars.

Motorsport News: Audi Successful Again in 2001 - 1/6

Audi News: Audi Breaks All-Time U.S. Sales Record - 2nd Consecutive Year - 1/3

Audi News: First Anniversary for Audi Forum - 1/1
With a museum, customer center, restaurants, shopping and offices, the innovative Audi Forum is one of the things that makes a trip to Ingolstadt special.