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Audi’s New RS5 DTM Completes 1,300 Miles of Testing

by on 17 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi’s motorsport division was living it up in Italy this week soaking in the sun, eating some of fine local fare, and turning in impressive lap times. That’s because Audi Motorsport was at Vallelunga testing its brand new RS5 DTM, first revealed at Geneva but a week ago. Although the car was just revealed, it […] More…

Lichte Lays Out the Future of Audi Design

by on 16 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Ever since  Marc Lichte took over design duties at Audi he’s been promising an end to the Russian doll school of design, wherein all Audis look the same except bigger or smaller. In an interview with French outlet L’argus, Lichte went over some of the finer points of his design vision. The change, he says, […] More…

Audi Sales Drop 1.1% in 2016

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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China proved itself to be one of those hideously dangerous swords with two edges last year, as a sharp sales decline in January meant that Audi’s biggest market caused the automaker’s annual sales figures to drop by 1.1%. That drop despite seeing double digit increases (yet again) in America and more moderate increases in Europe. […] More…

Audi Plans to Release Three EVs by 2020

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is jumping on the electric bandwagon, saying it will make three distinct electric models by 2020. Two will be crossovers, while the third will be a compact car. They will join an ever expanding range of plug-in SUVs The first has already been confirmed. The e-tron SUV is set to go on sale next […] More…

Audi Confirms the Q4

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Get ready to see a new small-ish SUV in Audi showrooms come 2019, because Audi has confirmed that it will produce the Q4. Although Audi is one of the few automakers with a sedan that’s selling in numbers (the A4), the fast expanding SUV market can’t be ignored. Slotted between the Q3 and Q5, the […] More…

German Prosecutors Raid Audi Offices

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi’s two biggest factories were raided today by German prosecutors as part of the ongoing investigation into the emissions scandal. The raid is the first since the scandal broke a year and a half ago and was specifically in connection to the Audi, VW, and Porsche 3.0-liter TDI engines. “With these search orders we aim […] More…

Roger Penske Wanted to Run an Audi at Le Mans

by on 14 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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American racing legend Roger Penske reportedly asked Audi fro R18 in the wake of its exit from the World Endurance Championship, but was turned down. Penske previously ran Audis in the American Le Mans series and according to Motorsport.com wanted to run an Audi at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. “I’d love […] More…

So Now Müller Says He’s Open to a Deal with FCA

by on 14 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The weird saga of VW and FCA’s potentially non-existent maybe future merger talks has taken another turn, as VW’s CEO, Matthias Müller has softened his stance against a merger with FiatChrysler Automobiles. The conversation started last week as FCA boss, Sergio “Merger Lover” Marchionne told the press that he wouldn’t be surprised if VW called […] More…

PhotoGraphic: All New Audi RS5 DTM Begins First Tests

by on 14 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport PhotoGraphic

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Audi has just released the first images of its new RS5 DTM race car testing in Vallelunga, in Italy. This is the second to last preseason round of testing for the DTM series and the first in which the new RS5 DTM can be seen in all its glory. The cars testing are Nico Muller […] More…

Volkswagen Group “Back on Track” Says CEO

by on 14 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen presented its financial results for the 2016 fiscal year today and thanks to record profits the Group is satisfied that its dieselgate recovery plan has so far been effective. “The last year was a challenging yet remarkably successful year for us,” said Matthias Müller, VW Group CEO, at press conference in Wolfsburg. “In 2016 we […] More…

Watch: Audi Sport, Now With So Many More Cowboys

by on 13 March 2017 in Audi Driver Fourtitude News

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Audi released its first ad for the S5 recently, and it featured a bull and a rodeo ring. Now the company’s back and there are more farm animals than ever. Audi Sport’s RS7 ad uses a bucking bronco to illustrate what it feels like to drive one of its vehicles, and while metaphor makes sense, […] More…

ABT Squeezes 700 HP Out of RS6+

by on 13 March 2017 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Fourtitude News

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The RS6 Avant Performance is already a, frankly, ridiculous car. With 605 hp, Nissan GTR challenging performance, and more cargo capacity than many SUVs, the fast Audi truly is a renaissance car. But we all know that Germans are obsessed with power, so the mad engineers at ABT have given it more. They call their […] More…