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VW Plans to Have 8 NEVs in China, According to Leaked Document

by on 16 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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A leaked slide from a product presentation shows that Volkswagen is planning to launch eight electrified vehicles in China. There will be two each based on the MQB platform, Audi’s MLB platform, the all electric MEB platform, and two more released as a joint venture with one of VW’s Chinese partners, JAC. Audi will release […] More…

Audi Empire Strong with Positive Sales for Italian Brands

by on 16 January 2017 in Ducati News Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

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Audi’s two Italian brands, Lamborghini and Ducati, performed well in 2016, with both exceeding the previous year’s sales, and Lamborghini seeing its best sales year ever. Lamborghini’s sales bump came from all over the world. The brand had record sales in in all major regions, leading to a 7% bump in sales overall. That amounts […] More…

Watch: The Story of a $2.5 Million Barn Find Miura

by on 16 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News Video

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We’ve all dreamed of finding a rare or ridiculous car in a barn, but the truth is that even you find one, it takes a certain kind of person to do the right thing with it. It takes a person like Jeff, who found a ’69 Miura rotting away in a garage and decided not […] More…

Report: RS4/5 to Gain 125 lb-ft of Torque Over Previous Models

by on 13 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The upcoming Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 will reportedly get 10 more hp and 35 more lb-ft of torque than the Porsche Panamera 4S, which first debuted the biturbo V6 TFSI engine that all three models will share. That’s according to a source who sent Motor1.com a slideshow from a dealer presentation in Norway. The […] More…

Review: The 2017 Audi A4

by on 13 January 2017 in Fourtitude Features Reviews & Road Tests

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The new Audi A4 is one of the most praised vehicles on the road. From generally positive reviews, to reviewers calling it the best car Audi’s ever made, it’s fair to say that it’s been a critical darling. And, honestly, I’m not sure why. You probably shouldn’t listen to those reviews, because it isn’t the […] More…

Watch Five Audis Drag a Semi Up a Snowy Hill

by on 12 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Ah, the winter. A time full of warm fires, hot beverages, and slick driving conditions. And while that last one may sound like less fun than the rest, it isn’t if you have the right tool: Quattro. Case in point, when a bunch of pals comparing their Audis in Bavaria found a semi stuck at […] More…

Audi Finds Name for All-Electric SUV

by on 12 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has been promising an electric model for a while now, and now we know what it’ll be called. “We’re calling it Audi E-tron , just ‘E-tron,’ because this is a quite important Audi sub-brand for the future,” said Dr Dietmar Voggenreiter, head of Audi marketing. “There’s quite simple logic behind that. We had, in […] More…

Audi Might Stuff a V8 Into the European Q8 and SQ5

by on 12 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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With the 2017 Detroit auto show came the pretty hot Q8 and SQ5, but now there are renewed rumors of even more of the hotness. As is Audi’s wont, the automaker might stuff its 4.0-liter V8 TDI engine into its European SQ5 and Q8. Speaking to Auto Express, Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi’s head of sales, said […] More…

VW and US Authorities Come to $4.3 Billion Dieselgate Agreement

by on 11 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen announced today that it has agreed to settlements totaling $4.3 billion to resolve criminal, environmental, and civil claims against them in the United States. That brings the total spent so far on the TDI scandal in the US and Canada to $23 billion, well past the $19 billion it set aside at the beginning […] More…

Watch: Audi Q8 First Look

by on 11 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Audi premiered its premium SUV concept in Detroit, and while we’ve gone over the details of the new Q8, why read when you can watch? The talented Jodi Lai, managing editor of our sister site autoguide.com, goes over the car’s important details, like the fact that it’s n e-tron four-seater with nearly 450 hp and […] More…

VW Group Sees Record Sales in 2016

by on 11 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Despite the TDI scandal, Volkswagen AG managed to sell nearly 4% more cars in 2016 than they did the previous year. In all, the group delivered more than 10 million vehicles last year thanks to growing sales at nearly all brands. The year was a victory, in particular, for the Volkswagen brand, which  started off […] More…

VW Negotiates $4.3 Billion TDI Deal

by on 10 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen and the US Justice Department have successfully negotiated an agreement that would cost the automaker $4.3 billion and see it plead guilty to certain charges. The deal is still subject to approval by Volkswagen’s board of directors, but if approved will be a success for the company and prosecutors, both of whom reportedly want […] More…