Audi AG designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes automobiles and motorcycles. Audi oversees worldwide operations from its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany.
Audi-branded vehicles are produced in seven production facilities worldwide.
Audi has been a majority owned (99.55%) subsidiary of Volkswagen Group since 1966, following a phased purchase of AUDI AG’s predecessor, Auto Union, from Daimler-Benz.Volkswagen relaunched the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series.
Summer car often unpleasant taste, for example, we do not accidentally dropped in the car corner burgers, desserts or spilled drinks, and then holding a wet umbrella or random on the foot of the back of the car to put any lost shoes or sweat-soaked shirt. Air-conditioning, as long as an open, there will be a steady stream of musty rushed out.
Blown from the car’s air conditioning in the musty, mainly because of rainy weather or air humidity is too large cooling air duct condensate produced too much, and the formation of a suitable mold reproduction damp, dark environments. Just start conditioning refrigeration, will be in the air to produce steam, which condensed water and dust in the air along the surface attached to the evaporator, the damp, dark corners become a hotbed of fungal blooms. Use one or two years later, the car will Ruoyouruowu came an unpleasant sour smell. Therefore, in order to avoid air conditioning odor, it is necessary to prevent the air conditioning system is wet and moldy from the start.
Eliminate odors from the subtle to start
For ambient air humidity, is inevitable. But the owners could do is fine promptly after using natural wind to dry to avoid mildew. In addition, when nothing is to keep the car window ventilation effective way to clean air. If you want to prevent cooling air duct and the condensed water can reach the destination in the air off the first few minutes later on the natural wind, the air conditioning duct before stopping the temperature rise, reducing the temperature difference with the outside, maintaining relatively dry air-conditioning system.
In addition to bring out the musty air its own outside, because those who do not get wet season floor mats, chairs, clothing is also a source of pollution, the taste of these debris mixed together, plus the cars and smell the evaporator itself and mix becomes more unbearable. Therefore, even if the owner no matter how busy, but also regularly insisted cleaning cars and trunk, do not put dirty shoes, damp clothes, dirty rags and other long-term on the car. Glove box, ashtray etc. should be regularly cleaned to smoke inside when you turn off air conditioning and windows that open. Always remember to place the fruit in the car or carry away perishable foods. Many times, after the clean air smell will disappear.
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Car in summer spray some perfume, can effectively cover the smell inside the car. High quality car perfume fragrance lasting and can kill bacteria, work is also more attractive. Experts suggest that owners choose not to because the price is cheap inferior products, so not only will not bring flavor, but detrimental to human health.
Common car perfume mainly aerosol, liquid-and solid-type three, with lemon flavor, apple flavor, jasmine, mint, pine incense and other fragrance. Owners can choose according to their own preferences to car perfume. For the summer, the car should not be too strong fragrant taste Road, it will mix with the musty smell out of a more unpleasant. Especially lemon perfume, perfume majority of these acidic, comes out later gathered in the air conditioning evaporator, it is easy moldy, but more prone to odors. Summer best selection of neutral taste lighter one category more appropriate. Long-term driving people may consider choosing a refreshing flavor, mint perfume can be eliminated to bring the summer driving sleepy.
Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt and soprano Emily Magee yesterday opened the Summer Concerts 2013 in a performance with the Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestra 2013 conducted by Patrick Lange. The concert in the Festival Hall of Ingolstadt’s City Theater kicked off a season of 16 further events in Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Neuburg and at Schloss Leitheim. Under the motto “In foreign lands”, internationally renowned soloists and ensembles will be presenting music that is flavored by encounters with foreign cultures.
Yesterday evening Klaus Florian Vogt and Emily Magee, led by the Ingolstadt-born conductor Patrick Lange, interpreted arias and duets from the opera “Die tote Stadt” by the composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who spent much of his life in exile. The tenor, recent recipient of the European Culture Prize, and the American soprano also sang excerpts from Antonín Dvořák’s opera “Rusalka”.
Classical music fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a summer of music at 16 further concerts. Tickets in all categories are still available for the UNICEF benefit concert on June 30 with virtuoso violinist and UNICEF ambassador Maxim Vengerov, the concert by the Audi Youth Choir Academy and the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble on July 7 and the guest appearance of the Salzburg Festival with the Venezuelan El Sistema orchestra.
This summer there are three events in the children’s concert series “Listen!”: Young fans of classical music will be treated to a magical extravaganza of music and dance theater in “Gustav’s Wonderful Journey” on July 6. In the company of the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt and presenter Malte Arkona, the young concert-goers will be taken on a “musical world tour” across five continents on July 21.
The traditional Classical Open Air events in Ingolstadt’s Klenzepark have now acquired cult status. On July 19 the Audi Philharmonic Wind Ensemble conducted by Christian Lombardi will be hosting an evening concert featuring famous works by such composers as Strauss, Rossini and Beethoven. July 20 is then time for ¡Viva la noche! The Cuban singer Milagros Piñera Ybaceta accompanied by the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt will be bringing Latin American rhythms to Klenzepark. Both evenings end with a fireworks display. Admission is free.
From June 27, holders of Summer Concerts tickets can take advantage of a special offer for the opening of the art exhibition “Jürgen Partenheimer. The visit” at the Audi museum mobile. For the duration of the entire festival, their tickets will gain them free admission to this unique exhibition created by Jürgen Partenheimer specifically for this space. Audi ArtExperience, the cultural program of the brand with the four rings, is thus promoting a dialog between the worlds of art and music.
Tickets for the Summer Concerts are available at all DONAUKURIER ticket offices, at the Tourist Information at Ingolstadt’s main train station, at the Ticket Service in Westpark and at the Ticketshop Karlskron. Tickets can also be ordered online at www.sommerkonzerte.de and by phone on 01805 979070 (calls charged at €0.14/min. from a landline in Germany).
Fuel prices often rise at peak travel times. Audi helps customers to save money regardless. Refuelling Stop is a new online service available for the A3 family that provides information about the cheapest prices at filling stations. Beginning in May, this service will be offered for all models with Audi connect.
The service consults an online database to list the cheapest filling stations at the current location, at the driver’s destination or at a freely selectable location. The driver can sort the overview list by price or distance. One click is all it takes to set the selected filling station as a navigation destination. The current A3 family even considers the type of fuel required.
Besides the A3 model lineup, Audi connect Refuelling Stop will also be available in the A1, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q3, Q5 and Q7 model families in the future. The service requires MMI Navigation plus and the optional online Bluetooth car phone or the Audi connect option in the A3 models.
Audi connect denotes all applications and developments that connect Audi models to their owner, the Internet, the infrastructure and other vehicles. The entire model lineup offers numerous web-based services. Refuelling Stop is not the only service that helps make driving more economical; so does online traffic information. The service displays real-time traffic conditions along the selected route and suggests appropriate detours when necessary.
Vehicle maintenance has two main aspects, one by the repair station to provide you with the mandatory maintenance. The other is some of the owners make their own routine maintenance. Between normal maintenance of the vehicle to the vehicle’s driver and passenger safety life. If maintenance or improper use can lead to vehicle breakdowns, a security risk. In addition to our time so you repair station forced maintenance, should do their own routine maintenance work, which benefits the vehicle’s “health.”After the car you first read the vehicle with “product quality assurance” and “Manual” in the “manual” on the use of detailed precautions and maintenance methods, you should carefully read and follow it, in order to ensure that vehicles are always in good condition. Following is a brief introduction about the vehicle’s maintenance of common sense, I hope to give you some help.
First, check the engine oil
The vehicle is parked on a level road. Unplug vernier check the oil volume, shiny if (F) and (L) two markings within the normal range, if less than (L) bit. You should add the specified type of oil, fuel level can not be higher than after (F) bit.
Second, the engine coolant fluid level check
When the engine heat, do not open the radiator cap, otherwise you might be spilled coolant or high temperature steam burns. Such as engine cooling, check the coolant level should be at least between the bit and the low, you should add distilled or purified water (not mineral water plus) or frozen liquid, adding water to the liquid level can not exceed full bit. If found to decrease rapidly cooling liquid within a short time, the cooling system should be checked for leaks or to the service station to check.
Third, check the brake fluid level
Braking is also high and low between said normal. If the brake fluid is close to the lower limit or below the lower limit of the system may indicate a leak or the brake shoe wear too much, should go to the pits for repairs.
Additional brake fluid, pay attention to add the same type of brake fluid, to prevent damage to the cup, attention to protecting the paint to prevent corrosion paint.
Fourth, the clutch master cylinder fluid level checks
Clutch fluid level is between the high and low liquid level between said normal, if less than the standard line, it may be damaged master cylinder or wheel cylinder sleeves. Running state of the engine hanging file will appear difficult or impossible phenomena linked files, please immediately to the nearest service station maintenance.
Fifth, the battery maintenance checks
Check the battery is firmly fixed, the electrolyte should be between the upper and lower limits, close off the assembly line should be timely additional electrolyte or distilled water to the high line. To maintain good contact with the battery negative cable, and keep the battery clean and dry. To place a long time off vehicle battery positive and negative cables, separated by about half rewired about 20 minutes after starting the engine, if the battery is clearly insufficient to timely charge.
Six, tire checks
Monthly should be at room temperature, check the tire pressure, if less than the normal standard tire pressure should be promptly added. Pressure is not too high or too low, or affect driving safety.
Check tire cracking the case, there are security risks should be replaced tires.
Selection of tires, should be made consistent with the model.
VII check the belt
Start the engine or the usual driving, the belt hair ring, a situation that did not check the belt adjustment caused long-term, can be adjusted according to normal standards. Another case is a belt of aging, in need of replacement.
Eight, air filter inspection
Too dirty air filter will cause poor engine, fuel consumption is too large, such as damage to the engine, check the air filter, if found less dust, blocking light, can be high pressure air blowing from the inside out, continue to use. Dirty air filter should be replaced.
IX checking the spark plug
Normal spark plug insulating ceramics intact. No rupture leakage, spark plug gap 0.8 +-0.0mm discharge, spark was blue, stronger. If you need to adjust abnormal gap or replace the spark plug.
Ten, check the fuel filter
If it is found poor oil clogged fuel filter should be checked, such as the blockage should be replaced.
With the launch of the sporty A3 Sedan late this summer, Audi will enter the world’s largest market segment – the class of compact sedans. The third model in the successful A3 model line impresses with ultra-lightweight excellence, strong and very efficient drivetrains, and a great many high-end infotainment and driver assistance systems. The top-of-the-line version is the S3 Sedan with 221 kW (300 hp).
Audi’s first notchback model in the premium compact class, the Audi A3 Sedan’s sporty character is dazzling. It all starts with a curb weight of just 1,250 kg (2,755.78 lb) for the four-door 1.4 TFSI with S tronic, thanks to Audi’s lightweight design mastery. Many of the components in the occupant cell are made of high-end hot-formed steel; the hood is aluminum. The low weight of the chassis and engines also sets new standards.
Some 4,460 mm in length (14.63 ft), the design of the Audi A3 Sedan combines classic notchback styling with the dynamics of a convertible. The flat roof line terminates at the C-pillar and merges seamlessly with the shoulder line. The tornado line is a prominent contour edge and the wheel arches are remarkably flared.
As with all Audi vehicles, the single-frame radiator grille is the primary design element up front. The bumpers, which terminate in striking horizontal contours, as well as large air inlets underscore the width of the A3 Sedan. Audi can optionally fit this new model with all-LED headlights, a marvel of engineering and a feast for the eyes alike. Taillights boasting light-emitting diodes are also available.
The roomy interior of this sporty four-door car is refined and straightforward. Its instrument panel is lean; the center console is slightly angled toward the driver. The large round air vents, the three-dimensional decorative inlays and the air conditioner’s elegant control panel evince the attention to detail that Audi devotes to every vehicle. As in all Audi models, controls are easy-to-use and self-explanatory. The 425-liter (15.01 cubic ft) luggage compartment can be extended by folding down the rear seat backs.
Three engines will initially be available for the Audi A3 Sedan: one TDI and two TFSI units. They respectively exhibit 1.4, 1.8 and 2.0 liters of displacement, and feature power outputs between 103 kW (140 hp) and 132 kW (180 hp). All three engines have been overhauled to combine robust power with astonishing fuel efficiency. A particular highlight for the 1.4 TFSI is the cylinder on demand (COD) system. At low loads, it temporarily shuts off two cylinders. Additional engines will be unveiled down the road, including a 2.0 TDI which will comply with the emission limits of the EU’s Euro 6 standard, and a 1.6 TDI.
Concerning the powertrain, the A3 Sedan is also best-in-class. Depending on the engine, a manual transmission or the S tronic is available. When combined with the Audi drive select dynamics system, the S tronic dual-clutch transmission boasts a free-wheeling function that further reduces fuel consumption. quattro permanent all-wheel drive will be made available before long.
The sporty personality of the Audi A3 Sedan can be traced in part to an optimized distribution of axle loads (59% to 41%, front to rear) and a sophisticated chassis. The MacPherson front suspension contains some aluminum components, while the four-link rear suspension handles longitudinal and lateral forces separately. A sensitive power-steering system features an electromechanical drive for high efficiency. Audi can also install progressive power steering, which varies the steering ratio. Electronic limited slip differential – an intelligent subsystem of electronic stabilization control (ESC) – makes handling even smoother and safer during fast cornering.
Upon request, Audi can fit the A3 Sedan with Audi drive select (standard with the Ambition line). It allows the driver to choose among several modes regarding engine management, power steering and the S tronic. In addition to Audi magnetic ride (electronically controlled shock absorbers), two sports suspensions are available. Wheels measure between 16 and 19 inches in diameter. 19-inch wheels are available only in conjunction with a sports suspension and Audi magnetic ride.
Audi offers its A3 Sedan customers a comprehensive range of infotainment modules; top-of-the-line options include a Bang & Olufsen sound system and MMI navigation plus. The latter’s ultra-sleek 7-inch screen extends electronically from the instrument panel. The user terminal has a turn/push control designed as a “touchwheel” with MMI touch – the touchwheel’s top surface is a touch-sensitive pad for inputting letters and numbers.
The Audi connect system ideally complements the MMI navigation plus. Audi connect will soon grant one-of-a-kind Internet access to A3 customers. Starting in November 2013, the fourth-generation (“4G”) mobile communications standard known as LTE (Long Term Evolution) will become a reality in the A3 Sedan. LTE already enables download rates as high as 100 Mbit/s in many places. This innovation demonstrates anew Audi’s superiority in automotive infotainment.
A3 Sedan passengers can use their mobile devices thanks to a WLAN hotspot integrated within Audi connect. The driver benefits from customized Internet services integral to Audi connect. Services range from navigation via Google Earth images and Google Street View through Audi online traffic information to Facebook and Twitter. A brand-new Audi connect service is the parking-space locator. This feature provides information on parking spaces, multi-level parking facilities and underground garages.
A broad assortment of assistance systems also bolsters the A3 Sedan. They range from adaptive cruise control to Audi side assist, Audi active lane assist, camera-based traffic sign recognition and the park-assist system with surround-view camera to the safety system Audi pre sense. The driver information system with rest recommendation is standard in the sporty and luxurious Ambition and Ambiente equipment lines; it is optional for the entry-level Attraction line.
Equipment lines also feature their own respective interior colors. The S line sports package for the Ambition line, for instance, bathes the interior entirely in black. Available upholstery materials include fabric covers, a mix of fabric and artificial leather, Milano leather and a combination of Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara. Individual options such as Audi adaptive light and a panoramic glass sunroof are taken directly from the luxury class. Remarkably, the Audi plant in Györ, Hungary was expanded solely to build the A3 Sedan. This new model will be available at German dealerships late this summer. The basic price will be 24,300 euros (A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI with 90 kW [122 hp]).
Soon after the A3 Sedan reaches dealerships, Audi will launch its top-of-the-line version: the Audi S3 Sedan. Its 2.0 TFSI will produce 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes just 4.9 seconds with the six-speed S tronic (5.3 seconds with the manual transmission). Speed is electronically capped at 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Its four-cylinder turbocharged engine averages just 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km with the S tronic (34.09 US mpg).
An electronically controlled, hydraulic multi-plate clutch constitutes the heart of the quattro drivetrain in the S3 Sedan. The suspension lowers the body by 25 millimeters (0.98 in). Large brakes are mounted behind the 18-inch wheels. 19-inch wheels are available in conjunction with Audi magnetic ride. Progressive steering is standard for the S3 Sedan.
FRANKFURT — Mazda unveiled a lighter and sportier Mazda3 compact, the third model in its lineup to feature the automaker’s new design language and fuel-saving technologies.
In Japan, the car will be offered with a gasoline-electric powertrain option, making it Mazda’s first full hybrid. Mazda has not announced plans to sell that version, which borrows its hybrid technology from Toyota, in other markets.
The five-door hatchback will go on sale in Europe in October after its public debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September. Pricing has not been announced, but a company spokesman told Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe, that the model will start at just under 17,000 euros in Germany.
The Mazda3 is the automaker’s third best-selling model in Europe after the CX-5 crossover and mid-size Mazda6 with sales of 10,120 in the first five months, down from 12,734, according to market researcher JATO Dynamics.
The Mazda3 will compete for sales in a highly competitive segment which includes the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.
”We already have big expectations for this model’s success in terms of sales, but I expect it may even surprise us,” Mazda Europe CEO Jeff Guyton, said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Mazda3 follows the CX-5 and Mazda6 sedan in sharing the swept-back headlights and large grille that define Mazda’s new Kodo design direction.
It also follows those two models in using Mazda’s Skyactiv technology consisting of lightweight engines, transmissions, body and chassis. The new model is 70 kilograms (154 pounds) lighter than its predecessor.
The current Mazda3 is based on a Ford-derived platform that also underpinned the Volvo S40 and the European Ford Focus.
The Mazda3 will offer the fuel-saving features such as i-stop, the carmaker’s stop-start system, and i-Eloop, Mazda’s brake energy regeneration system.
In Europe, the Mazda3 will be offered with a choice of 1.5- or 2.0-liter gasoline engines or a 2.2-liter diesel. The company has hinted that a smaller diesel engine may come later.
The new Mazda3 is 4465mm long (176 inches), 1795mm wide (71 inches) and 1450mm (57 inches) high, making it 5mm longer, 40mm wider and 20mm taller than the outgoing version.
The new model’s wheelbase is 2700mm, an increase of 60mm. Mazda says the wide stance, long wheelbase and reduced overhangs have allowed them to build a more spacious and comfortable cabin.
Space in the trunk has grown by 10 liters to 350 liters with the rear seats in place.
The Mazda3’s interior has been upgraded to feature high-quality materials and a new touch screen infotainment system that can show and receive text messages delivered to a Bluetooth-connected mobile phone.
Mazda will launch sales of a sedan variant of the Mazda3 in the spring. There are no plans for wagon or three-door variants.