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Here’s the Modern Safety Feature Motorists Hate the Most

by on 30 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Passenger vehicles have never been safer, with a bevy of high-tech aids available to keep nervous motorists safe, and feeling safe. However, one safety feature, found on an increasing number of new vehicles, has all the popularity of Chrysler’s grating Electronic Voice Alert of the 1980s. We’re talking about the lane-departure warning. According to Automotive News, motorists […] More…

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Adds Tech, Gets Price Bump to $39,850

by on 30 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Pricing for the refreshed 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has been announced. Combining the benefits of a hybrid with all-electric range, the 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron continues to be powered by a 1.4-liter TFSI engine paired with a permanent magnet-driven electric motor for a combined system output of 204 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of […] More…

Majority of TDI Settlement Registrants Are Picking the Buyback

by on 30 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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More than 210,000 Audi and Volkswagen TDI owners have registered to participate in the settlement program and most of them have chosen the buyback option, says lead plaintiff’s attorney Elizabeth Cabraser. TDI owners have the choice of selling their cars back to VW AG for their pre-scandal value plus compensation, or receiving a free fix […] More…

Andre Lotterer Calls Formula E More a “Philosophy” than a Sport

by on 29 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Speaking to in an article released today, Audi Sport Team Joest driver Andre Lotterer described the Formula E series as “not very impressive” and “not a sport.” His comments come after he attended the season finale race, in which his WEC teammate Lucas di Grassi lost the championship in an Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport […] More…

Are We Headed Towards a High-Octane Future? The EPA Thinks So

by on 29 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Low-octane gasoline. It was great for the detuned boat anchors found under the hoods of 1970s Malaise-era barges, because you weren’t having fun, anyway. The future of gasoline-powered vehicles is all about high-compression engines and ever-stricter environmental regulations, meaning gasoline with higher octane than today’s pumps can provide could be on the horizon. In an interview with […] More…

Underground Racing Sets Audi R8 ¼ Mile Record

by on 29 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Video

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Undergroud Racing are known to be purveyors of insane speed, and they’ve done it again with this yellow Audi R8. The twin turbo DCT 2017 Audi R8 Plus was at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina last week, where it set a quarter mile ET of 9.025 seconds and crossed the line at 160 mph. Underground […] More…

Watch: S5 Sportback Spied Testing at the Nurburgring

by on 29 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Video footage of what is perhaps Audi’s most perplexing vehicle, the Audi S5 Sportback, has been captured at the Nurburgring. Audi only unveiled the updated A5 earlier this summer, but many of its variants—like this four-door version of a two-door version of a four-door car—have yet to be officially unveiled. The convertible will be coming […] More…

New Technology Could Boost EV Range

by on 26 August 2016 in Audi News

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Researchers may have figured out a way to keep batteries from draining when not in use, while also setting them for faster recharge times. The patent-pending technology uses a thin plastic membrane to prevent battery discharge by controlling how charge flows within a battery. Developed by Ohio State engineers, the so-called “smart” membrane was inspired […] More…

Listen to this RS6 and Kneel Before its Glory

by on 26 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Video

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RS6s are quickly becoming the go-to car for great YouTube videos and this latest one is no exception. Seen at the Top Marques Monaco event way back in April, this Audi has a full Milltek Valvesonic system that gives the V8 a gorgeous cackle. Not only does it sounds great, it looks great, too. So […] More…

No Answers for 3.0L TDI Owners Until At Least November

by on 26 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Owners of 3.0L TDI Audis won’t have a clear answer on what they can expect as compensation for the TDI scandal until at least November. Volkswagen was in court Thursday for a status conference held before Judge Charles M Breyer, the same judge from the 2.0L case, but no “near-term resolution” was reached. “We are […] More…

RS6 Allroad Could Become a Reality in 2017

by on 26 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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I’m sorry. You’re  only headed for disappointment, but new rumors suggest that the RS6 Allroad might be coming in 2017. That’s according to a new report from Germany’s Autobild. Power will come from the same 4.0L biturbo V8 that’s in the regular RS6, and provides it 553 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, like the […] More…

Daniel Abt Sets Fastest Time on Final Day of FE Testing

by on 25 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Conditions at Donington were wet today for the final day of this round of Formula E pre-season testing. Daniel Abt, of ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, proved to be today’s rain master, though, topping the charts. “Today’s conditions were definitely the worst and it wasn’t easy but the track luckily dries quite quickly,” Abt told […] More…