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Latest Audi F1 Rumor More Detailed and Likely More Legit than Before

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Motorsport

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A rumor centering out of AutoExpress suggests big changes are afoot at Audi Sport. If true, the story signals an Audi Sport departure from LMP1 sportscar racing and also the DTM in favor of F1. Audi’s supposed recent hiring of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali as potential successor to Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich also weighs into the plan.
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OCarbon Creates Carbon Fiber Trim for Audi Q7

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Interior trim pieces made from or covered by Carbon Fiber are certainly nothing new within the automotive industry, but well executed examples can be difficult to find.  Luckily, companies like OCarbon treat Carbon Fiber much like an art form, creating bespoke pieces for any application their customers are interested in.  This includes everything from the somewhat […] More…

Audi Recalls 850,000 A4 Models over Airbag Issues

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Audi News

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The Reuters news agency is reporting that Audi AG has issued a recall of 850,000 A4 models worldwide due to a problem with the airbag. At this point the recall appears to be voluntary on Audi’s part, and the Ingolstadt car manufacturer has emphasized that it is not related to the massive recall being issued within the industry for Takata-sourced airbags fitted in many other brands.
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#FotoshopFriday: Audi A3 TDI competition

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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This week’s #FotoshopFriday post isn’t exactly photoshop wizardry or pushing the limits on our rendering ability. We went with an easy one this week, adding some black accents to A3 sedan images from the Audi Deutschland configurator in order to create an A3 TDI competition.
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Hartmann / Achtuning Add Audi RS 6 and RS 7 Replica Wheel Designs

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The team over at Achtuning and Hartmann wheels have just taken delivery of container loads of wheels that will replenish their inventory substantially. Perhaps most noteworthy among them are two new wheel designs that very closely mimic the wheel designs of the all-concquering Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7. Diameters range from 19-20 inches. More…

Neidfaktor Turns Tailoring to Audi Mini quattro for Children

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Choice Gear

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Remember Neidfaktor, the Hamburg-based customization firm making carbon fiber components and tailoring amazing interiors for performance Audis? Turns out adult-driven cars aren’t their only specialty. One of their most recent projects, one of the Audi collection Mini quattro ride-on cars for kids, has been upgraded in several very impressive ways.
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Vossen Wheels Launches Limited Edition VLE-1 with Only 400 Sets Available

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Today, Miami, Florida-based wheel manufacturer, Vossen Wheels announce the launch of VLE-1, a limited edition collection made of only 400 sets. Mixing a full-faced, concave design in two different finishes, Metallic Silver and Gloss Graphite and feature an engraved serial number for authenticity. (price and final images to be released Friday, October 24th) http://www.vossenwheels.com. More…

10 Lessons Learned Hypermiling on the Audi #TDIChallenge

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Events News

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Competing at the wheel of a new Audi A3 TDI in last week’s #TDIChallenge from Albuquerque, NM to San Diego, CA on one tank of fuel, you could say we learned a few things when it comes to wringing out the most fuel economy from a tank of diesel. Such skills were necessary in order to […] More…

Event Coverage: First Class Fitment

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Events News

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(Photos by Denis Podmarkov, Denis Podmarkov Photography) Now in its fifth year at the Princeton Airport, Canibeat’s First Class Fitment is an intimate gathering of cars that push the boundaries of wheel fitment.  Priding itself on “quality over quantity”, the event’s show field is not nearly as packed as many of the events we cover, but […] More…

Keep Up-to-Date with Online Updates for Audi Navigation Map

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Audi News

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New connect service for Audi A6 and Audi A7 Sportback  LTE data transfer with Audi connect  Download via computer and SD card also possible Audi is leading the way in mobile infotainment: The brand with the four rings is the first European carmaker to offer online updates for the navigation map. The new service is […] More…

‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ Trailer Drops with Audi Presence

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Video

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We all know that, at least when he’s not saving the world as Iron Man, Tony Stark rolls in an Audi R8 and sometimes an R8 e-tron. Tie-ins between Audi and Iron Man have been a great way for Ingolstadt to emphasize its engineering theme, and cars like the R8 and also the S5, S7 and A8 depending on the movie. However, the first Avengers and an Acura tie-in saw Iron Man switch to the (still) not-yet-out NSX. Will that change in the next Avengers movie? The first trailer was released today and it certainly seems as if there’s some Audi presence.
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APR PSA: Is Your License Plate Robbing Horsepower?

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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We’ve always wondered what effect (if any) license plate placement had on a vehicle’s cooling system, and thanks to APR, we now have some concrete info.  Using their in-house Mk7 GTI development car, APR’s team ran dyno tests with a european license plate affixed to one of the car’s lower grilles, then with the lower […] More…