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What You Need to Know About Audi’s New Quattro Ultra All-Wheel Drive System

by on 30 November 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Audi may not have invented all-wheel drive, but it’s safe to say the German automaker has pretty much perfected it over the years. Introduced in 1980, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive has become as synonymous with the brand as its four-ring logo. Helping its cause is just how tremendously reliable the system has been, providing peace […] More…

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2018 Audi Q5

by on 28 November 2016 in Feature Cars Fourtitude Features

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Eight years is an awfully long time for a vehicle to sit on the market largely unchanged, let alone in a segment as competitive as the premium midsize crossover. Yet doing so hasn’t seemed to hamper the Audi Q5, with the brand selling more than 1.8 million units since it launched in 2008. With the list […] More…

Food & Drug Administration Had to Approve Audi Laser Lights

by on 22 November 2016 in Feature Cars Fourtitude Features

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Making a car for sale in the US requires a lot of patience and Catherine Zeta-Jones-like grace to work your way through all the red tape that’s there to entrap you. But Audi took it to a whole new level when they introduced the R8 V10 Plus exclusive edition. Not only did Audi have to […] More…

Gallery: Audi at the LA Auto Show

by on 16 November 2016 in Events Coverage Fourtitude Features

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The world’s automotive media has descended upon Los Angeles for the city’s auto show. With the press days in full swing, the Audi stand is the place to go for the best the brand has to offer. This year, Audi populated its stand with the new Audi R8 V10 Plus exclusive edition, complete with laser […] More…

Buyback or Fix: TDI Owners Weigh in on Settlement

by on 1 November 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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A US federal judge has finally approved a record high settlement for the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with the German automaker to spend $14.7 billion remedying the situation. More than 400,000 affected U.S. owners are being given two options: take a buyback from the Volkswagen Group or wait for the EPA to approve a fix. We […] More…

A Sentimental Look Back at Audi’s Le Mans History

by on 26 October 2016 in Feature Cars Fourtitude Features

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The remarkable story of Audi in the top tier of endurance racing came to an end today. Over the course of 18 years the team took the 24 Hours of Le Mans 13 times, locking out the podium four times, and did so while innovating constantly. The story richly deserves a feature length documentary and […] More…

2017 Audi R8 Spyder Review

by on 17 October 2016 in Fourtitude Features Reviews & Road Tests

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Here’s a fun fact: The 2017 Audi R8 Spyder will blast from rest to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds. That’s twice as long as it takes to put an end to the techno music pulsing through the car’s 13 speakers — including two in each headrest — before departing Barcelona on the roundabout journey […] More…

The Wild and Wacky World of Walter Treser’s Audi-Based Creations

by on 14 October 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Who built the first 250-horsepower Quattro? The first turbocharged German wagon? The first long-wheelbase Audi with all-wheel drive? The first all-wheel-drive convertible? The first off-road-inspired Audi? The first aluminum space-frame car? The first mid-engine car with Volkswagen’s Audi Group underpinnings? Not Audi. They all came from the mind of one incredible engineer named Walter Treser. […] More…

H2O International: The Best of Audi

by on 11 October 2016 in Events Coverage Fourtitude Features

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Fort Whaley was lousy with Audis for the first two days of October, as the Maryland campground hosted H2O International, the “laid back” VAG show. Jamie Orr, of Orchid Euro, was there taking in all the German goodness and snapping photos for us. Here, a collection of some of the most exciting Audis from the […] More…

2018 Audi Q5 Review

by on 6 October 2016 in Fourtitude Features Reviews & Road Tests

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As little as 12 years ago, Audi didn’t have an SUV to its name. In 2006 the big, burly Q7 arrived, but it was a bit too bulky for most luxury shoppers’ tastes. Then in 2009 came the Q5, which took the small premium crossover segment by storm, climbing the ranks to the point where it outsold […] More…

2018 Audi TT RS Review

by on 26 September 2016 in Fourtitude Features Reviews & Road Tests

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As I charged down the ribbons of tarmac that hug the Spanish countryside, I couldn’t help but think of Don Quixote, the delusional knight of LaMancha who famously attacked a row of windmills, thinking them giants that he must vanquish. Unlike our unfortunate knight, Audi has some very real giants in its sights at which […] More…

2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review

by on 15 September 2016 in Fourtitude Features Reviews & Road Tests

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When Audi first introduced the R8 nearly 10 years ago, it was a stunningly futuristic sports car from a brand that always seemed to be in the shadow of its German rivals: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche It was a dead ringer for the radical concept car that previewed it, which helped the R8 production car […] More…