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Audi A5 to Reduce Particulate Emissions 90% by 2017

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by on 24 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Volkswagen’s annual general meeting was full of lots of information and lots of scrutiny, because of diesel-gate and the Group’s new direction. As a result, one item was overshadowed and that was Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Muller’s announcement that the Group would be installing a soot-reducing filter to some of its gas engines. Muller said, […] More…

Watch: What Goes Under the Hood of an Audi TT Cup Car

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by on 24 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

We reported earlier this week that the Formula E championship leader, Lucas di Grassi, would be headed to Nuremberg this weekend to race as a guest in the Audi Sport TT Cup, but just what will he be racing? The Audi Sport TT Cup is a one-car series that runs parallel to the DTM season, […] More…

Audi Hopes for Big Win at Home DTM Race

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by on 24 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

Audi Sport is back at it this weekend, racing their DTM RS5s at their home event in Nuremberg. The Norisring—as it’s called to limit confusion with the Nurbergring—is the only street circuit on the DTM calendar this year, though, so it will be a tough one. Audi haven’t won a race on the Norisring in […] More…

Gallery: Eurokracy 2016

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by on 24 June 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Fourtitude News

Montreal was full of European tuner cars this weekend, as the annual Eurokracy festival kicked off, celebrating the continent’s best. Every year, the festival honours the best cars that made the trek to the great white north, and friend-of-the-site, Jamie Orr, was among those trekkers. He took these fine shots at the festival and here […] More…

Di Grassi to Race in TT Cup at Norisring

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by on 23 June 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

Fresh off his podium finish at Le Mans and only a week before he battles it out for the Formula E championship in the streets of London, Lucas di Grassi will be in Nuremburg, racing an Audi TT at the track that is billed as the German Monaco. Di Grassi will be racing as a […] More…

VW Will Reportedly Give TDI Owners Up to $7,000

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by on 23 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

With Volkswagen, regulators, and owners expected to present a diesel scandal settlement agreement to US District Judge Charles Breyer on June 28, rumors are already swirling about what the content of the deal will be. Bloomberg today is reporting that Volkswagen will provide cash payments of $1,000 to $7,000 to TDI owners and will fund […] More…

Audi Dumping Dual Clutch Transmissions for Traditional Automatics in Hi-Po Models

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by on 23 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

According to a recent report from Australia’s Drive, the German automaker is transitioning back to automatic transmissions on vehicles packing higher levels of torque. The company has already put an eight-speed automatic transmission in the new S4 and S5 models, a move it made because of “a torque issue,” said Florian Beck, powertrain engineer for the new S4 […] More…

Audi Could Dethrone Tesla, Says Berenberg Bank

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by on 23 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Hamburg’s Berenberg Bank is warning that Tesla’s lead in the electric car segment could be short lived, according to a new report from Forbes. The Silicon-Valley-style automaker’s grip on electric mobility is at risk because of companies like Audi and Porsche, argues the bank. Coming on the heels of the announcement that Tesla would be […] More…

Watch the TTS Tested Against the Alfa Romeo 4C

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by on 22 June 2016 in Fourtitude News Video

Motor Trend’s latest Head 2 Head video tries something a bit different. Instead of testing the Audi TTS against its usual competition (think Porsche Cayman), the dynamic duo of Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman test it against the Alfa Romeo 4C. This, they say, is a fair test, because the TTS and the 4C are […] More…

Audi Q3 and TT Rank Highest in Their Segments in JD Power Initial Quality Test

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by on 22 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

JD Power released the results of their Initial Quality Study today, and the Audi Q3 and TT were among the vehicles that topped their classes in the study. The Audi TT topped the Compact Premium Sporty Car segment, leading an all VAG top three, beating out the Porsche Boxster and Cayman. The Q3, meanwhile, lead […] More…

Audi Reportedly Drops V8 for New RS5, Switches to Turbo Six

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by on 22 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

Keeping in line with the rest of the automotive industry, Audi is cutting cylinders and forcing air into its new RS5. Instead of the naturally aspirated V8 in the outgoing first generation RS5, the new model will get a turbocharged six cylinder engine, according to a recent report from Car and Driver. Fitted with Audi’s […] More…

Audi UK to Debut Nine Models at Goodwood

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by on 22 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the festival that dreams are made of. Collectors show up with some of the best classic racing and sports cars in the world, and automakers of all stripes show up with historical and new models. Audi is no exception, and this year they’ll be showing up with nine new […] More…