Audi Unveils e-tron, Their First All-Electric Production Vehicle

The first production vehicle in the brand's electrified chapter of mobility

A former auto assembly plant across the bay from San Francisco served as an ironically appropriate venue for Audi’s e-tron unveil tonight. Their first production vehicle in the electrified chapter of mobility is a fast charging luxury SUV. From an aesthetic perspective it’s distinctively Audi, however there are several cues that establish the beginning of the e-tron design language which is rooted in four pillars—performance, …

Monterey Car Week 2018: Concept and Production Cars

Outlandish or sensible, futuristic or utilitarian, some of the most impressive new vehicles on show

Follow the money. It’s an apt phrase these days, but here we mean something different. Carmakers long ago learned that one of the most highly regarded car shows in the world isn’t in some stale-aired convention center, but in the sun and fog of Monterey, California. From Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, to rallies and auctions, Monterey Car Week is a seven-day …

Test Drive: 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe

Beautiful, responsive driving from the sportscar-inspired vehicle

From Aspen‘s Main Street to the Continental Divide at Independence Pass and from Phoenix out into the cacti-laden Sonoran Desert, we’ve thus far taken the 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe on two adventures of startling beauty. There’s a reason we returned to the wheel—and return would again; the high performance vehicle is an object of impeccable design. And this design telegraphs the Audi coupe’s real value: it’s …

Word of Mouth: Napa Valley

Wineries, restaurants, relaxation and the way to get to it all

It’s safe to assume that destinations featuring superb wine are acutely aware of the desire for good food that tends to accompany it. California’s Napa Valley certainly is. The most prestigious wine region in the United States, Napa draws many for its vineyards, vines and wines stretching along several snug little towns. And yet, the restaurant scene has accumulated so much acclaim that people now …

Exciting Debuts From The 2018 New York Auto Show + Geneva Motor Show

Our highlights on design, sustainable materials, zero-emissions and more

Just weeks apart, the globally-focused Geneva Motor Show and USA-focused New York Auto Show deliver some of the most exciting news in the rapidly changing auto industry. From new ownership programs to developing technologies and, of course, new designs for cars you can buy and concepts you can dream about, the two shows were packed with announcements. Here are our favorites, and why you should …