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Driven: 2014 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI S line Berline in Le Mans, France

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posted by on 29 August 2014 in Reviews & Road Tests

Round about now you might be hearing in the car publications that there’s this new niche in the automotive market for small luxury cars. With new models like the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz CLA and BMW 2 series, that argument could be posed. However, we’d argue that much of this is a return of a niche rather than the birth of one. That’s particularly the case for the Audi A3 1.8 TFSI, new to America but sampled sampled this past summer in France.

Video: B9 Audi A4 Test Mule Caught Testing at Nurburgring

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posted by on 29 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

Remember that somewhat B8.5 bodied early B9 test mule that our spy photographers caught recently? It’s also been spotted by the video-shooting guys at Touriclips who’ve posted it for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Video: Next Audi RS 3 Takes Nurburgring from Touriclips

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posted by on 29 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

YouTube can be a wonderful thing. Forget all the cat videos and bucket challenges whereby buckets fall on heads. No, we prefer the constant taking-you-there element from content creators like TouriClips who live near the Nurburgring and film it incessantly during manufacturer test days… say, like when they’re testing the new RS 3 Sportback.

“May the Forced Induction Be with You” T-Shirt from Blipshift

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posted by on 29 August 2014 in Choice Gear

If you’ve been around the Audi brand for more than a few seconds, you know turbos and now superchargers are a big part of the Vorsprung durch Technik theme at Audi. Given that, we offer you this latest T-shirt design from the team at Blipshift. More…

Audi Q3 Marketing Blitz Has Begun with Two New Commercials

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posted by on 28 August 2014 in Audi News

As followers of our @Fourtitude Instagram account can tell you, we spotted plenty of Q3s during our trip to Audi of America headquarters in Herdon, VA this week. Turns out the brand’s new small crossover has been released from port and will be in your dealership shortly. To go with that, the marketing blitz has begun.

Intel Update: Audi R8

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posted by on 28 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos Video

Over the past few weeks we’ve been noticing a number of “intel” stories covering rumors about the upcoming next-generation MSS Audi R8. Just what these rumors highlight or images that further illustrate them has varied widely, so we thought we’d post a summary.

Neidfaktor Audi S6 Carbon Fiber Fascia Installed Pic

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posted by on 28 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

Earlier this week we reported on an interesting tailored exterior look for the S6. Essentially, the team at Neidfaktor in Hamburg, Germany made a custom carbon fiber segment for the framed off lower portion of the fascia to the Audi S6. Studio shots of the front bumper component on which it was fitted were posted to the firm’s Facebook fan page and we ran with the story from there. More…

Find of the Day: Audi Exclusive Aviator Grey S4, MT6, Carbon, Two-Tone Red Leather

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posted by on 28 August 2014 in In Market

We think we’ve stumbled across maybe the coolest Audi S4 listed right now within Audi’s certified pre-owned inventory. This particular car, custom painted by quattro GmbH, is said to be Aviator Grey from the first-generation Audi TT era. We could have sworn it was Nardo Grey from the RS 7, but its hard to tell in the photos and, frankly, they’d both be a great choice.

#ThrowbackThursday: The Modern Horch GT Coupe Concept That Never Was

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posted by on 28 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos Vintage & Youngtimer News

The years leading up to the 2008 economic crash were halcyon era for the auto industry. Car companies swallowed others to become juggernaut multi-nationals, while niche luxury brands were snapped up most quickly and still more then-defunct brands were dusted off. BMW snagged Rolls-Royce, Mercedes resurrected Maybach. Of course we know the Volkswagen Group had Bentley and eventually re-launched Bugatti, but was that all? This concept model we spotted on a past trip to Ingolstadt suggests a re-launching of Horch was very much considered.

Find of the Day: Audi Exclusive Classic Red R8 V10 Coupe

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posted by on 27 August 2014 in In Market

We’re not sure if we’ve seen this car before or not. If not, we’ve seen the twin to this Audi Exclusive Classic Red V10 coupe rolling around Waterfest 2013. Regardless, we’re loving the look… very different from most R8 coupes. The car also has a healthy mix of modifications and low mileage at 7,410, which likely explains the price sill at $164,995.

Project A3 Sedan: Wheels & Tires

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posted by on 27 August 2014 in Project A3 Sedan

It’s pretty much a rule that there’s no single modification that will make as radical a visual change to any car project as a new set of wheels. A different wheel design can utterly change the look of a car, while going with a bigger diameter or more aggressive offset can both help the car’s stance and also seriously improve handling. Given that fact, we decided to tackle the issue of wheels and tires from pretty much the beginning. Enter fifteen52 and Michelin. More…

Audi S3 Sedan by SR Performance

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posted by on 26 August 2014 in Audi News

With one of their latest project cars, Germany’s SR Performance underscores the spectacular result that can be achieved with a “clear and modest” catalog of actions on wheels through the Audi S3 Limousine shown here. The car’s most striking modification no doubt is the brutal lowering realized through special coilover kit with an adjustable suspension strut bearing on the front axle and manufactured by KW coilover kit. More…