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Dieter Gass to become new Head of Audi Motorsport

Dieter Gass to become new Head of Audi Motorsport

Ingolstadt, 12 December, 2016 – Effective January 1, 2017, after 23 years of service, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (66) will hand over his post to his successor, Dieter Gass (53). Dr. Ullrich will remain with Audi in an advisory role until the end of 2017. At the beginning of 2012, Head of Motorsport Dr. Ullrich persuaded Gass to return to Audi with the aim of grooming him as his successor. Five years later, the time has...

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Duval and Rast in Audi RS 5 DTM in 2017

Duval and Rast in Audi RS 5 DTM in 2017

Ingolstadt, 12 December, 2016 – Audi is bringing a breath of fresh air into the DTM. The Frenchman Loďc Duval and the German René Rast will be two new campaigners to compete in the Audi RS 5 DTM next season. Both have previously been successful in other racing series for Audi, most recently having been active in the WEC. Mattias Ekström (Sweden), Jamie Green (Great Britain), Nico Müller (Switzerland) and Mike Rockenfeller (Germany)...

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Dr Harald Ludanek new Head of Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Dr Harald Ludanek new Head of Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Hannover/Wolfsburg, 8 February 2016 – Dr Harald Ludanek (57) has been appointed new Board Member for Technical Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand in Hannover. He is currently Member of the Scania Executive Board and Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Development. Ludanek succeeds Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler (58), who will take over as Head of Quality Assurance in the Volkswagen Group as from 15 February 2016. Dr...

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Stripped bare: Naked Ute revealed as Volkswagen Amarok

Stripped bare: Naked Ute revealed as Volkswagen Amarok

No exterior panels. No soft-touch plastics. No clever infotainment systems. Not even a shred of fabric or cushioning on the seats. There’s not a lot left on the skeletal frame of the Naked Ute, bar what matters most. As part of a multi-platform marketing campaign, encapsulating television, digital and print media, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia stripped back its award-winning Amarok ute to the bare bones: exposing its tough,...

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Pure power: the Audi RS Q3 performance

Pure power: the Audi RS Q3 performance

Ingolstadt, 5 February, 2016 – Audi is igniting the next stage of performance in the compact, high-performance SUV segment. The Audi RS Q3 performance impresses with an output of 270 kW and 465 Nm of torque. This incredible power catapults the new top-of-the-line model from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Standard top speed is 270 km/h. The premium brand is honing its sporty profile with new RS performance models. The “performance”...

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