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VW Agrees to Buy Back Some German Diesels

by on 23 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Up until today, VW has had a firm policy of not buying back European cars equipped with cheating TDI engines. That changed today as the company decided not to appeal decisions made in courts in Arnsberg and Bayern, Germany. The rulings, that VW must buy back the TDIs, is now legally binding as VW waived […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom to Race DTM Instead of Rallycross

by on 23 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Veteran Audi driver, Mattias Ekström was on the horns of a dilemma. Next weekend races in the two series he participates in are running simultaneously. Audi has now officially announced that the two-time DTM champ will race his RS5 DTM. The DTM race next weekend at the Norisring is important for Audi as three of […] More…

Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus to Debut at Goodwood

by on 22 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi will have a big presence at this year’s Goodwood Festival of speed with no fewer than 29 cars on display including, for the first time ever, the R8 Spyder V10 Plus. The R8 Spyder V10 Plus made its digital debut last week, but has yet to be shown off in public. The 610 hp […] More…

Lamborghini Might Make a New Miura

by on 22 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Lamborghini’s equivalent of the Quattro—a beloved classic whose image has inspired many concepts—is the Miura and now the brand’s boss, Stefano Domenicali, is invoking the name again. Domenicali was once again discussing Lamborghini’s post-Urus future when he told Automotive News that he was open to the possibility of creating a new Miura. The comment was […] More…

The A8 Sees Bumps Before it Hits Them

by on 22 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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“I’m not drunk, I’m just avoiding potholes,” is the bumper sticker that adorns the rear of many a lowered car. Scanning the road for bumps need no longer concern the owners of Audi’s upcoming A8. Tied to the car’s 48-volt “mild-hybrid” electrical system, the A8’s suspension will predict bumps to level them out. “Predict,” might […] More…

E-Tron Sportback Production to Start in 2019

by on 21 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The second e-Tron in Audi’s growing fleet of electric vehicles will be built at the brand’s Brussels factory, starting in 2019. “With the decision on the Audi e-tron Sportback, we are showing that Audi takes the issue of electric mobility seriously,” said Dr. Hubert Waltl, head of logistics. “A second battery-electric model will lead to […] More…

Report: Audi’s Future Plans Include Electric Supercar

by on 19 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Speaking at the recent Formula E Berlin e-Prix, Audi’s head of development, Peter Mertens, outlined the brand’s plans for its electric vehicles, which include an electric supercar and performance versions of the upcoming e-tron models. “You can very well imagine that at some point we will have an electric supercar,” Mertens told Car and Driver. […] More…

VW Group Deliveries Increase Worldwide in May

by on 16 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Last month was a positive one for the Volkswagen Group, with sales increasing in all major markets, for a 3.1% increase overall. That only translated sales 0.1% higher for the year-to-date, than they were last year, but increases in key markets are an encouraging sign. “The Volkswagen Group recorded solid growth worldwide in May,” said […] More…

Watch: Chris Harris Tries to Drag Race Three AWD Supercars

by on 16 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Top Gear’s drag races are impressive for a number of reasons, chief among which is that happen at all, given the UK’s weather patterns. The luck clearly ran out when Chris Harris was setting up to do a drag between the NSX, the 911 Turbo, and the R8 V10 Plus. The heavens opened before he […] More…

Watch: RS5 DTM Fumigates Budapest

by on 16 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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The DTM series is racing at Hungary’s Hungaroring this weekend, and the cars took to the streets of the nation’s capital this week to celebrate that fact. Few drivers celebrated more enthusiastically, and more smokily than Audi veteran, Mattias Ekstrom. What better way to start your Friday than some burnouts in Budapest? Courtesy of @mattiasekstroem‘s […] More…

Watch: The Audi Q8 Ripping it Up at the Nurburgring

by on 16 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is a fan of making big things reach speeds and Gs that they simply ought not to. The latest focus of the brand’s attentions is the Q8, a big SUV with more than just pretensions of pace. Seen below on the Nurburgring, the big Audi challenges our now ancient assumptions about the SUV’s swaying, […] More…

Audi of America Wants a Wagon for Aficionados

by on 15 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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With the Audi RS4 Avant getting closer every day, it’s harder and harder not to think about whether or not it will be offered in America. Recent comments from Audi of America’s director of product planning, Barry Hoch, hint that there’s at least hope. “There is a small group of aficionados who could benefit from […] More…