In a pilot project, Audi is working with supplier MANN+HUMMEL to develop a particulate filter for electric cars that collects particulate matter from the surrounding area. Both while driving and charging, it is to already help improve air quality in cities during a first pilot phase. The innovative technology will be demonstrated at the GREENTECH FESTIVAL in London.


Audi is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Audi RS Q3 with a sporty special edition: the RS Q3 edition 10 years. This car is limited to 555 units worldwide and is available for the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback This compact sports car has become well established in the years since its 2013 market launch. Since 2019, the second generation has delivered 294 kW (400 PS) and 480 Nm of torque. The Audi RS Q3 edition 10 years is powered by the 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine. It brings its power to the road via a 7-speed S tronic and its permanent all-wheel drive quattro. The anniversary edition has exclusive accents both inside and out. These include the new Chronos Gray metallic paintwork, 21 inch alloy wheels, new RS bucket seats with recycled Dinamica microfiber material, and jet black applications on the instrument panel. The Edition package will be priced starting at €5,990 and will be available to order in Germany from the end of October 2022.

Strong Character: The Exterior

among other things, Audi is using two expressive colors to celebrate the RS Q3: Dew Silver matte effect or metallic Chronos Gray. The latter is intended exclusively for the special edition, while the matte silver was added to the color palette of the Audi RS Q3 for the first time this year. Also exclusive to the edition are the black, 21 inch light alloy wheels in a double-spoke design with 255/35 format tires. The 19 inch high-performance braking system with carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic brake discs is available as a front-end option. It comes with polished Anthracite Gray brake calipers as a standard feature or, alternatively, red or blue are available for an additional charge.

Numerous add-on parts in black or glossy black emphasize the exclusive look of the edition 10 years. These include, for example, the darkened matrix LED headlights with dynamic flashing light and the wing mirror housings. The roof frame, window slot rims, and door trim are available in glossy black. The same applies to the blades on the front spoiler and the diffuser insert. The sporty look is rounded out with the four rings on the Singleframe grille and the rear and the model lettering in glossy black.

Exclusive and Sporty: The Interior

Passengers take their seats in new RS bucket seats that are exclusive to this edition. The RS emblems in the neck area of the seat are impressive. The seatback cover in matte Carbon, which is being used for the first time in the RS Q3, is a special highlight. The bucket seats are upholstered in a leather-Dinamica combination in black and jet black – the new, sporty, elegant color. Dinamica is a microfiber and consists of around 45% recycled PET fibers. In addition to the seats, it is also used on the instrument panel application. The copper-colored stitching, which is repeated throughout the entire interior, creates a special contrast. This applies, for example, to the honeycomb stitching in the center of the seat, the center armrest, the door armrest, the steering wheel – which is available either in a round or flat bottom version – and the black floor mats with glossy copper-embroidered RS Q3 lettering. The edition 10 years also boasts exclusive decorative inlays in Carbon – such as the seat back cover in a matte finish. The MMI display has a carbon look – the 10.1 inch touch display features “1 of 555” lettering. The edition-specific illuminated door sill trims project a red 3D diamond onto the ground when the doors are opened.

Audi Sport prepared for the first rally of the new Audi RS Q e-tron E2 at an extensive test in Morocco in September 2022. With Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz, all six drivers and co-drivers got to know and appreciate the second evolution stage in tough conditions.


Back on stage in the founders’ scene: after two years in virtual format, Bits & Pretzels is returning to Munich on-site – and Audi is back on board. At the conference from September 25 to 27, 2022, Audi experts will exchange ideas with international thought leaders and founders about what will move people in the future. On Monday (September 26), Patrick Hennig, co-founder of luca app and CEO of culture4life GmbH, futurologist Kirstine Fratz, and influencer Laura Lewandowski will discuss topics such as the future of mobility and “New Work” during the six-hour program organized by the company with the four rings.


Audi will participate in Greentech Festival New York on Sept. 15 and 16. This conference with international roots invites discussion on topics related to sustainable development, climate, and environmental protection. Audi is a founding partner of Greentech Festival and participated in Greentech Berlin earlier this year. The festival includes a variety of opportunities for conversation among participants including open forums, panel discussions, keynote speeches, and bootcamp sessions.