Oliver Hoffmann succeeds Stephan Reil as lead of the Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH

Oliver Hoffmann takes over as the new Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport

  • Responsible for the product campaign over the coming years
  • Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH: “Expansion of the Audi Sport model range to 16 series production vehicles by 2020”

Neckarsulm, Germany, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Oliver Hoffmann (40) took over as Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH on October 1. He succeeds Stephan Reil (52) in this role, and is now responsible for the upcoming product campaign from the Audi subsidiary brand. By 2020, the number of Audi Sport series production models is set to increase from 11 to 16.

Most recently, Oliver Hoffmann worked on powertrain development at AUDI AG. His previous professional roles both in Germany and abroad include quality management at Automobili Lamborghini and at the Audi factory in Györ, Hungary, as well as the development of the V10 high-performance engines used in the Audi R8 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.4–13.6; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 309–283**). Hoffmann was born in 1977 in Hanover and studied mechanical engineering.

“With the appointment of Oliver Hoffmann, we have gained a highly qualified manager for the Technical Development division,” says Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. “With his experience and skills, Hoffmann will help to realize the expansion of the Audi Sport brand.”

Hoffman has taken over as Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH from Stephan Reil. Part of the “foundations” of Audi Sport, Reil has been responsible for the development of all vehicle projects since the first Audi RS 4 Avant in the year 1999. “Through his dedication and hard work over many years, Stephen Reil has contributed significantly to the growth and success of Audi Sport,” emphasizes Stephan Winkelmann. Reil is taking on a new role within AUDI AG.

Consumption figures for the specified models:

Audi R8:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.4–13.6**
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 309–283**

**Figures are dependent on the variant.



Claudia Schneider
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