Audi distancing from the platform of Volkswagen models

March 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Ulrich Hackenberg, head of research at Audi, in a recent interview, said that the German automaker intends to distance their models of car brand Volkswagen, with whom they share the same platform.

Audi Logo Pic

Audi Logo Pic


Generally speaking, today it is difficult to compare the appearance and technical point of view, say, Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3, which are based on a “trolley”, but Hackenberg believes that dignity branded AWD Audi Quattro and the development of RS-versions make this the difference is even more noticeable. “Charged “versions of the Audi RS intend to create almost all families and brand models. In particular, this version can get even the flagship line of off-road brand – big crossover Audi Q7. The next generation model will be based on a modular platform modernized MLB. It will use a wide range of engines, including electric motors and power units that run on natural gas.

Audi Q7 photo

Audi Q7 photo

Among Audi also plans to develop a new generation of V-engines. This project will involve designers Porsche. Recall that this company, like Audi is the part of the group Volkswagen.

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