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Audi to Cut Down Powertrains by 40%

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by on 23 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

In its quest to become a leader in electric mobility, Audi will cut down on traditional combustion engines, CEO Rupert Stadler said recently. “In the long run we will reduce up to 40% of the current drive versions,” said Stadler. “We take complexity off the system and will hereby free up resources for the electric […] More…

Watch: Unitronic is Back with Third Monthly Car Feature

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by on 23 March 2017 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Fourtitude News

Unitronic is back with the third installment in its monthly series highlighting one of the many ways it can make your car faster, meaner, louder, and just all around better. This month, Unitronic is focusing on its Stage 2+ Audi 8V A3. The mods are fitted to a gen 3 2.0 TSI MQB engine and […] More…

Pontiac Sues Silverdome for Storing TDIs

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by on 23 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

The city of Pontiac, Michigan is suing the owners of the Silverdome because of the TDIs being parked there in the wake of the dieselgate scandal. The city says that the owners, Toronto’s Triple Investment Group, is violating safety, zoning, and building codes by allowing VW to store buyback TDIs there. The parking lot is […] More…

2018 Audi RS 3 Review

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by on 23 March 2017 in Fourtitude Features Reviews & Road Tests

This bright green Audi RS 3 sedan I’m piloting is a very fast small car that makes awesome, playful noises. But unlike Audi sport models of old, this one can slide through corners up and down the Dhofar mountains of Oman. If you think too hard about all that, it may boggle the mind. Who […] More…

Audi Ranks Second in Customer Service Index

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by on 22 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

J.D. Power recently released the results of its annual Customer Service Index, rating the quality of automotive service and Audi came in second among luxury manufacturers. The rankings are based on dealer service performance for the first three years of vehicle ownership. With a score of 869 (out of 1,000) Audi’s service was beaten only […] More…

Top Gear USA is Coming Back

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by on 22 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

The U.S.-spec version of Top Gear, the car-crazy television show created by the BBC, is coming back.  BBC America has decided to green light an eight-episode season of Top Gear America that will reportedly debut before the end of 2017. Just like on British History Channel, there will be three all-new hosts to lead the show. The trio will consist of […] More…

Audi Board Will Meet to Decide on Fate of CEO

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by on 22 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Rupert Stadler, Audi’s CEO, has been the topic of much debate within the media, and indeed within Audi, over his handling of the dieselgate scandal, and according to a report, Audi will meet later this month to determine his fate. A board meeting has been set for March 29 that, according to Automotive News, was […] More…

Audi Bringing 5 NSUs to Techno Classica

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by on 22 March 2017 in Audi News

Essen’s Techno Classica is the largest classic car show in the world, and this year Audi is making the 560 km trek from Ingolstadt to Essen with five NSUs in tow: a 1962 Prinz 30, a 1964 Sport Prinz, a 1970 1000 TTS, and two R0 80s. (1969 and 1977) With more than 1,200 exhibitors, […] More…

Watch Bugatti Try and Fail to Destroy its Engine

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by on 21 March 2017 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News

For all our modern brilliance we’re still subject to the whims of nature and the vast expanses that separate us. That’s why when race car drivers want to improve, as often as not they’ll take to the simulator. But what if you want to test an engine? Then you need simulator rig such as Bugatti’s. […] More…

Audi Recalls 2017 A5 Cabrio Over Seatbelt Pretensioner

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by on 21 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

A botched crimp in seatbelt pretensioners is causing Audi to recall about 1,700 2017 A5s Cabriolet. The fault may cause some pretensioners to launch into the passenger compartment, potentially causing injury. The problem is a botched crimp on some of the pretensioners , that were made by Autoliv. Specifically the crimps that hold a micro […] More…

Audi Sport To Turn More Attention To Non Euro Markets

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by on 21 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Audi Sport CEO Stephen Winkelmann says the performance sub-brand will turn more of its focus toward non-European markets going forward. The performance brand’s current portfolio consists mostly of small vehicles such as the S3 and S4, the recently launched RS3 and the TTRS. North Americans don’t buy small cars in massive amounts, however, so the brand will start to […] More…

Make Your Automotive Dreams Come True at Lambo University

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by on 21 March 2017 in Ducati News Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

Are you looking for a path to a career in the automotive industry? Well, before you send that application in to Lincoln Tech, consider Lambo Univeristy, Italy’s latest gift to higher education. Okay, so it’s not really called Lambo Univeristy. The school’s founders insist on calling it the Motorvehicle University of Emilia Romagna (the unappealingly […] More…