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Report: Audi Expects ot Buy Back At Least 25,000 TDIs

by on 21 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi anticipates that at least 25,000 TDIs affected by the emissions scandal will have to be bought back. That’s because some older model TDIs simply won’t be able to be fixed, reports Germany’s Der Spiegel. Audi and US authorities are still involved in talks about how to move forward with the 85,000 TDIs that were […] More…

Audi May Face Worker Shortage at TT Plant

by on 21 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Hungary is facing a labor shortage thanks to years of emigration, and the effect is starting to be felt by premium automakers like Audi. “There are some reasons for concern,” said Peter Koessler, Audi Hungary Managing Director, at an automotive conference. “If we think of human capital, we see problems in the necessary quantity as […] More…

Audi May Drop MLB Platform As Cost Cutting Measure

by on 19 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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More reports of Audi cost cutting are surfacing. This time Der Spiegel is reporting that Audi’s longitudinal platform may be on the chopping block. The MLB platform underpins everything from the A4 to the A8, but according to the report the A4 and A5 will be moved onto Volkswagen’s MQB platform. Larger cars, like the […] More…

Audi Planning a Driver’s Crossover With Lively Rear End

by on 19 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Until now, the formula for most “sporting” crossovers was simple: make north of 300 horsepower and ensure the suspension can get a two-ton vehicle around a corner without drama. That status quo may be changing, as Autocar reports that Audi is putting the finishing touches on an SQ5 focused specifically on creating a little drama in those […] More…

Audi Partners with Ingolstadt University for Future of Electrification

by on 19 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The Technical University of Ingolstadt is seeing more and more Audi engineers in its classrooms, as the automaker is getting students ready for the future of electric cars. Audi has partnered with the school to develop a training course with classes like “Electrical Machines and the Power of  Electronics” and “Concepts  for Electrified Vehicle and […] More…

New Tech May be Delayed at Audi as Cost Cutting Measure

by on 18 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is delaying new tech projects as a way to cut costs in the wake of the TDI scandal, according to a new report from Reuters. Audi has already said that it will scale back its traditional car program to fund a shift to electric cars and digital services, as part of the Volkswagen Group’s […] More…

Audi Introduces Four Cylinder Q7

by on 18 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has announced a new addition to the Q7 lineup fitted with a 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new engine brings the weight of the Q7 down 500 lbs, bumps up efficiency by 22%, and will get to 60 half a second faster than the last generation 3.0-liter V6. Mated to Audi’s eight-speed transmission […] More…

Audi Will Name its First Battery Electric Vehicle ‘e-tron’

by on 18 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi coined the e-tron name in 2009 for an electric concept car based on the R8 supercar, and apparently likes it so much all future battery electric vehicles will carry the name with no other letters or numbers attached. The information comes from a recent interview that British car magazine Autocar had with Audi CEO […] More…

Audi Helps Germany Develop Autonomous Infrastructure

by on 18 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Audi are working together to get Germany’s highways ready for autonomous vehicles. With its trusty autonomous A7 driving between Nuremberg and Munich, Audi has been developing a bunch of tech to get autonomous cars ready for the road. Some of these technologies focus on physical infrastructure, while others […] More…

Audi’s Ekstrom is the 2016 World Rallycross Champion

by on 17 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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One notable exception from this weekend’s bittersweet DTM finale was Mattias Ekstrom. The Swede was in Estering, Germany, racing the World Rallycross Championship’s penultimate race. And Ekstrom made the most of his weekend, earning himself the title of drivers’ champion. Although he only finished 5th, Ekstrom and his Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro earned enough […] More…

Audi’s Mortara Misses Winning DTM Driver’s Championship Due to Race Control Mistake

by on 17 October 2016 in Audi News Motorsport

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The DTM series ran its last pair of races of the season this weekend, and Audi came out on top in the team and manufacturer’s championships. Audi’s Edoardo Mortara narrowly missed taking the driver’s championship due to an error on race control’s part in race nine of the season. Despite winning two of three seasonal […] More…

Audi May Stop Racing for Le Mans Wins in 2018

by on 14 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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After 16 years and 13 wins Audi may be looking to step away from the top tear of endurance racing. High ranking insiders are saying that the manufacturer has decided to end its involvement in the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class after the 2017 season, reports Autocar. The WEC’s most famous and popular stop is […] More…