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    • By William Maley
      The only Audi crossover that has the vaunted RS badge is the Q3, but that is going changing in the near future.
      Speaking with Car and Driver, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann said there would be more RS-badged crossovers in the near future.
      “We don’t have a big lineup. The right cars means having them in segments that are growing, and also segments that are equally distributed in the regions of the world. Therefore a CUV shift is due; we are working on it, and you will see it coming.”
      Sources have previously said that the Q7 and upcoming Q8 will get the RS treatment. There is also the possibility of an RS Q5. One item you will not see under the hood of any RS crossover is a diesel engine.
      "If I have to put money down for an investment which has to make a return worldwide, then diesel will never be the priority,” said Winkelmann.
      Source: Car and Driver

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    • By William Maley
      The only Audi crossover that has the vaunted RS badge is the Q3, but that is going changing in the near future.
      Speaking with Car and Driver, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann said there would be more RS-badged crossovers in the near future.
      “We don’t have a big lineup. The right cars means having them in segments that are growing, and also segments that are equally distributed in the regions of the world. Therefore a CUV shift is due; we are working on it, and you will see it coming.”
      Sources have previously said that the Q7 and upcoming Q8 will get the RS treatment. There is also the possibility of an RS Q5. One item you will not see under the hood of any RS crossover is a diesel engine.
      "If I have to put money down for an investment which has to make a return worldwide, then diesel will never be the priority,” said Winkelmann.
      Source: Car and Driver
    • By William Maley
      Audi of America sets new February record as SUVs and sedans drive consumer demand
      March 01, 2017 | HERNDON, Virginia
      Demand for Audi SUVs rose 36 percent for the month A4 sedan increased 30 percent; A3 e-tron sales up 61 percent Sales of A7 rose 10 percent; A8 sales up 15 percent Audi of America’s February sales increased 17 percent to 13,741 vehicles. Both SUVs and sedans performed well, with the Q5, Q7 SUVs and the A4 sedan leading the volume gains.
      Audi achieved its best February sales in the U.S., marking the 74th straight monthly record. The previous February record was set last year with 11,718 vehicles sold. Through the first two months of 2017, Audi U.S. sales have risen 14 percent to 26,942 vehicles.
      February sales were bolstered by demand for SUVs, which rose 36 percent over last February and 28 percent year-to-date. The Q5 was the volume leader with 3,294 vehicles sold, an increase of 36 percent. Sales of the Q7 rose 50 percent over last year to 2,477 vehicles. The Q3 posted 1,103 sales for the month, an increase of 12 percent.
      “SUVs now make up 50 percent of our sales volume, so we are excited about the launch of the all-new Q5 this spring,” said Mark Del Rosso, chief operating officer, Audi of America. “We are optimistic that this new model will build on the success of its predecessor and attract new fans to the Audi brand.”
      Sales of Audi sedan models remained strong in February, as they continued to counter an industry move away from sedans. A4 sales increased 30 percent to 2,377 vehicles. A6 sales rose 3 percent to 1,094 vehicles. The A7 recorded 471 deliveries in February, an increase of 10 percent from last year. The A8 posted 251 sales for the month, an increase of 15 percent.
      A3 Sportback e-tron sales rose 61 percent to 400 vehicles, the second-best sales month for the plug-in hybrid. The A4 allroad posted a sales increase of 37 percent for the month with 170 deliveries.
      AUDI US SNAPSHOT
      --MTD--
      --YTD--
      Model Line
      Feb '17 Actual
      Feb '16 Actual
      Yr/Yr % change
      Feb '17 YTD  Actual
      Feb '16 YTD Actual
      Yr/Yr % change
      A3
      1,515
      1,935
      -21.7%
      2,934
      3,756
      -21.9%
      A3 e-tron
      400
      248
      61.3%
      787
      575
      36.9%
      A4
      2,377
      1,827
      30.1%
      4,114
      3,152
      30.5%
      A5
      333
      602
      -44.7%
      637
      1,117
      -43.0%
      A6
      1,094
      1,064
      2.8%
      2,102
      1,905
      10.3%
      A7
      471
      429
      9.8%
      885
      861
      2.8%
      A8
      251
      218
      15.1%
      505
      563
      -10.3%
      allroad
      170
      124
      37.1%
      392
      273
      43.6%
      Q5
      3,294
      2,421
      36.1%
      6,930
      5,112
      35.6%
      Q7
      2,477
      1,653
      49.8%
      4,888
      3,989
      22.5%
      Q3
      1,103
      988
      11.6%
      2,284
      1,890
      20.8%
      R8
      65
      9
      622.2%
      130
      20
      550.0%
      TT
      191
      200
      -4.5%
      354
      355
      -0.3%
      Total Audi Sales
      13,741
      11,718
      17.3%
      26,942
      23,568
      14.3%
      Total CPO Sales
      3,476
      3,713
      -6.4%
      6,883
      7,080
      -2.8%
       
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      Airbnb comes with an R8 for play!
      Seems you can now book yourself into this bnb in death valley and have access for free to an R8 with the 80 acres of lake bed as your supercar driving playground. Very Cool!
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    • By William Maley
      Volkswagen is making progress with moving on from the diesel emission scandal as they have announced a proposed agreement for the 3.0L TDI V6. Filed in federal court last night, the agreement totals $1.2 billion and hopes to resolve civil claims for 78,000 vehicles. The settlement includes,
      Buy back or terminate the lease of approximately 20,000 eligible 2009-2012 Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 TDI models (dubbed the Generation 1 models). There is also the possibility of Volkswagen offering owners of these models a fix if approved by the U.S. Government. Repair the approximately 58,000 Generation 2 models (2013-2016 Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi Q7; 2014-2016 Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7). Offer compensation payments as much as $16,114 for all owners of 3.0L TDI V6 models The agreement needs the approval of a federal judge. A hearing on this will take place a couple weeks from now. 
      “With the Court-approved 2.0L TDI program well under way and now this proposed 3.0L TDI program, all of our customers with affected vehicles in the United States will have a resolution available to them. We will continue to work to earn back the trust of all our stakeholders and thank our customers and dealers for their continued patience as this process moves forward,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc in a statement.
      Source: Bloomberg, Volkswagen
      Press Release is on Page 2


      VOLKSWAGEN REACHES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS WITH PRIVATE PLAINTIFFS AND U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ON 3.0L TDI V6 VEHICLES IN THE UNITED STATES
      Program, if approved, would include provisions to recall and repair most affected vehicles. Options for older affected vehicles include buybacks or trade-in credits, or lease termination. All eligible owners and lessees of affected vehicles will receive cash payments. Herndon, VA (February 1, 2017) – Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (together, Volkswagen) announced today that they have reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding approximately 78,000 affected 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles in the United States.
      Two agreements have been submitted to the Court for approval: (1) a proposed class settlement with private plaintiffs represented by a Court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) on behalf of a nationwide class of current and certain former owners and lessees of eligible 3.0L TDI V6 vehicles; and (2) a proposed Consent Order submitted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
      “With the Court-approved 2.0L TDI program well under way and now this proposed 3.0L TDI program, all of our customers with affected vehicles in the United States will have a resolution available to them. We will continue to work to earn back the trust of all our stakeholders and thank our customers and dealers for their continued patience as this process moves forward,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
      Proposed 3.0L TDI Settlement Program
      Under the 3.0L TDI settlement program, Volkswagen has agreed, among other terms, to provide cash payments to all eligible members of the class, and take the following specific actions:
      Recall and repair, free of charge to the customer, approximately 58,000 affected 2013-2016 Model Year Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 3.0L TDI V6 vehicles (so-called Generation 2 vehicles) to bring them into compliance with the emissions standards to which they were originally certified, if an appropriate Emissions Compliant Repair is approved by U.S. regulators. Buy back or offer trade-in credit of equal value for, or terminate the leases of, approximately 20,000 eligible 2009-2012 Model Year Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L TDI V6 vehicles (so-called Generation 1 vehicles) or, if approved by U.S. regulators, modify the vehicles to substantially reduce their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions so as to allow eligible owners and lessees to keep them. Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to approximately $1.2 billion in benefits for the 3.0L TDI settlement program, assuming 100% participation in the program, a 100% buyback of all eligible Generation 1 vehicles and availability of an Emissions Compliant Repair for Generation 2 vehicles. Volkswagen expects to be able to bring affected Generation 2 vehicles to the same emissions standards to which the vehicles were originally certified.
      Volkswagen will begin the 3.0L TDI settlement program as soon as the Court grants final approval to the settlement agreements. At the earliest, approval will occur in May 2017. 
      Potential claimants under the class settlement do not need to take any action at this time. Individual class members will receive extensive notification of their rights and options (including the option to “opt out” of the settlement agreement) if the Court grants preliminary approval of the proposed class settlement at a hearing scheduled to take place on February 14, 2017. More information about the proposed 3.0L TDI settlement program can be found at www.VWCourtSettlement.com.
      Notes to Editors
      The proposed settlement applies to all 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles that Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche marketed or sold in the United States for Model Years 2009 through 2016. The vehicles are divided into two generations, as follows:
      Generation 1 Vehicles
      Volkswagen Touareg: 2009-2012 Audi Q7: 2009-2012 Generation 2 Vehicles
      Volkswagen Touareg: 2013-2016 Audi Q7: 2013-2015 Audi A6, A7, A8, A8L, Q5: 2014-2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel: 2013-2016
       
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