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South Florida Based USP Motorsports Joins AWE Tuning’s Premium Level 3 Dealer Network!

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by on 24 April 2017 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Fourtitude News

With the continued goal of bringing the finest products + performance to their customers, AWE Tuning announced that USP Motorsports has become an AWE Tuning Level 3 Premium Stocking Dealer and Distributor. “USP and AWE have a long history together. This most recent evolution of the relationship to Premium Dealer status is a good thing. […] More…

Audi Norway Taking E-tron Pre-Orders

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by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Excitement for Audi’s first electric SUV, the e-tron, is such that the automaker is offering to take reservations for the new car in Norway. In much the same way as Tesla did with the Model 3, Audi is offering to let its Norwegian customers pre-order the e-tron for 20,000 kroner ($2,500). Although $2,500 may not […] More…

Watch: Ekstrom Drives the Audi Quattro R-6

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by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

On top of finishing this weekend’s Montalegre rallycross ahead of a pushy Frenchman, Mattias Ekstrom also took the time to drive a classic Audi. The longtime Audi racer stepped out of his 560 hp S1 RX quattro to step into the car that started it all. The Audi Rallye quattro R-6 was the first ever […] More…

Ekstrom Undefeated After Round 2 of WRX

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by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

Audi is off to a perfect start thanks to works driver Mattias Ekstrom, who finished the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in first place. The Portuguese town of Montalegre played host to the second round of the rallycross season and Ekstrom’s win means he increases his lead over Volkswagen’s Johan Kristoffersson to […] More…

Canadian Volkswagen Diesel Owners Finally Get a Settlement; Dealers Begin Selling 2015 TDIs

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by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

April has brought good news to diesel lovers and haters on both sides of the border. After spending the winter (and the better part of last fall) jealously eyeing their southern neighbor’s buyback and compensation program, Canadian owners can now apply for that longed-for envelope of Volkswagen cash, as well as a one-way ticket to […] More…

Watch: This Crazy Hill Climbing RS2

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by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

The Audi RS2 was, in retrospect, a very important car for Audi. The slightly strange co-production from Audi and Porsche, the powerful wagon proved that performance comes in all sizes, something that Audi continues to prove to this day. Still, though, all cars are better on track, when they have their innards removed. A point […] More…

Volkswagen Sentenced to Pay $2.8B in Dieselgate Case

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by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Volkswagen was sentenced today in its much publicized dieselgate criminal case. US District Judge Sean Cox formally approved the Department of Justice and VW’s $4.3 billion agreement as well as a $2.8 billion criminal fine. Volkswagen “deeply regrets the behavior that gave rise to this case. Plain and simple, it was wrong,” said Manfred Doess, […] More…

Audi Contesting ADAC Masters GT Series with 10 R8s

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by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

Audi will be the best-represented brand during this year’s ADAC GT Masters series with 10 R8 LMSs set to race for the podium. The 10 R8s will be raced by six teams and among the 10 drivers there will be six Audi Sport drivers. Among them is Rene Rast, Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase, and more. […] More…

New Book Identifies Dieselgate Whistleblower

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by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

A new book about the dieselgate scandal is set to hit stores in May and it reportedly contains the identity of the whistleblower who alerted authorities to Volkswagen’s emissions manipulations. Faster, Higher, Farther: the Volkswagen Scandal, written by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing, identifies Stuart Johnson as the whistleblower who brought VW’s defeat device […] More…

The Fate of the Furious Beats Star Wars for Record Opening Weekend

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by on 20 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

There’s simply no stopping the high-performing Fast and Furious franchise. What started off as the butt of automotive jokes has become a worldwide phenomenon, with the eighth installment, The Fate of the Furious, coming out of the gate with an estimated $532.5-million worldwide opening weekend. Not only does that set a record, but that beats Star Wars: […] More…

Bush Era Deputy Attorney General to be Named VW Monitor: Report

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by on 20 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Volkswagen’s new watchdog is set to be announced and, according to Reuter, it will be lawyer Larry Thompson. Thompson is a lawyer at Finch McCranie LLP and served as US deputy attorney general from 2001 to 2003. Volkswagen agreed to have an independent monitor watch over its post-dieselgate business as part of its plea agreement. The […] More…

Audi to Sell Five e-Tron Vehicles in China by 2021

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by on 20 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

China will be one of the first markets to feel the full force of Audi’s electric push, as the company seeks to produce and sell five e-tron branded plug-in hybrids in China by 2021. “In this plan we have a clear focus on e-tron cars,” Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi management board member for sales and marketing, […] More…