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Michael-Julius Renz becomes head of Audi Sport GmbH

Michael-Julius Renz (60) is due to become the new CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. He follows Stephan Winkelmann (53), who will leave at the turn of the year to become president of Bugatti.

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Audi as an employer: a magnet for young professionals

Audi is one of the most attractive companies for young professionals with one to ten years of career experience. Experienced engineers and economists give the automobile manufacturer top marks. This is the result of the current employer rankings carried out by Trendence and Universum. In particular, sought-after IT specialists are attracted by Audi’s advancing transformation into a digital car company.

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New record breaking figure for Audi sales in November

Audi continues the upturn of the past few months with its year-end spurt. In November, the premium brand delivered around 160,000 automobiles to customers worldwide, up 4.5 percent year-on-year. The company once again saw a clear increase in North America (+13.6%) and in China (+6.5%), in Europe ( 0.1%) sales came in on a par with the November figure for 2016. Cumulative global deliveries at the end of the month totaled around 1,699,550, 0.8 percent below the reference figure from 2016.

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Next step regarding “digital retail”: Around-the-clock Audi Service Station lays on ultimate customer convenience

Digitalization meets service orientation: Audi is the first carmaker to use digital service stations in the retail sector. Customers can conveniently drop off or pick up their vehicles and pay for servicing at any time, regardless of the dealership’s hours of operation. The station can also issue a replacement vehicle and process its return. Following a successful pilot at two Munich Audi dealerships, the premium brand is now rolling out 30 additional Service Stations to dealerships throughout Germany.

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From the pitch to the track: Footballers of FC Barcelona drive Audi

At a speed-packed event on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya race track, the footballers of FC Barcelona received their new company cars obviously all of them Audi models. On top of that, six players experienced a few fast laps as co-drivers in Audi race cars as part of the Audi Sport track attack.

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Audi at NIPS: new approaches to AI on the way to autonomous driving

On the road to autonomous driving, Audi continues powering ahead at top speed: The company is exhibiting an innovative pre-development project at the world’s most important symposium for artificial intelligence (AI) – the NIPS conference in Long Beach, California (USA). The project uses a mono camera that uses AI to generate an extremely precise 3D model of a vehicle’s environment. The conference is co-sponsored by Audi and takes place December 4 to 9.

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“Golden Steering Wheel” for Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 has won the 2017 “Golden Steering Wheel” in the “Large SUV” category. Prior to the selection, readers of the German automotive trade magazine Auto Bild, its 20 European sister publications and the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag had determined nominations from the new cars presented in 2017. An international panel of experts crowned the winner from these nominations. Peter Mertens, AUDI AG Board Member for Technical Development, accepted the prize for the Audi Q5 on Tuesday evening in Berlin.

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‘EZ Move’ for Second Audi Innovation Award

Over 180 registrations from throughout the Middle East and Levant regions were received for the second Audi Innovation Award. A respected panel of designers, architects, professors and experts from throughout the region judged the 2017 theme ‘Autonomy’ to select the top three submissions.

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Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017: independently and intelligently around the course

The Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017 sees eight teams from German universities do battle for podium positions. The competition will be held for the third time on November 15 and 16 in the museum mobile at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. The winning team will receive prize money of EUR 10,000.

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Audi on track for comprehensive model and technology initiative

The Audi Group posts robust financial figures at the end of the third quarter of 2017 and continues to push ahead with the transformation of its business. In the first nine months of the year, despite many challenges the Company achieved revenue of €44.2 billion and operating profit of €3.9 billion. This represents an operating return on sales of 8.9 percent. The coming months will see Audi embark on a densely packed program of production starts for 2018, prepare the market introduction of an array of new models and accelerate on its strategic path towards the future.

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Audi redefines Vorsprung at the Future Mobility Forum

Audi presents another two successful models: The new Q5 and SQ5 are now available in the Middle East markets including Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Lebanon and Jordan. The SUV with the four rings combines the sportiness of an Audi sedan with a multifaceted character of an SUV and a highly flexible interior. Whether its connectivity, efficiency or driver assistance systems – the new Audi Q5 and SQ5 once again set standards in its segment.

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FC Bayern München receives new Audi models

FC Bayern München continues to drive cars from Audi. Players and coaches of the international top-flight club used the international cap break for a visit to Ingolstadt this Wednesday to pick up their new “company cars” at the Audi Piazza.

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