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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…

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…

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…

New, Bigger, Better A1 Due in 2018

by on 25 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The long list of new Audis coming soon just keeps getting longer and, if you live in Europe, one more car was added to that list: the A1. Audi’s little hatchback is based on the Polo chassis and in Europe it races in the FIA’s World Rallycross Championship. Now, it’s slated for an update in […] More…

Thomas Muller Takes Over Electrics and Electronics

by on 23 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi AG is announcing today that Dr Thomas Muller will become the new Head of Electrics/Electronics at the company. Muller has been the section’s vice president since 2015 and will officially take his position in December. Muller came to Audi from Volvo, where he was the VP of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering and was […] More…

Audi Opens First Transmission Plant in China

by on 22 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), Audi cut the ribbon on a new transmission plant in the northern Chinese port town of Tianjin. The plant will make 7-speed S tronic transmissions  for cars such as the A4 L and other locally made models. This is Audi’s first transmission plant in China and it’s expected […] More…

Bayern Munchen Players Get their Audis, Pick RSs

by on 22 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi and top level German soccer team, FC Bayern München, continued in their 15-year-long partnership this weekend, with the team heading to the Audi Piazza in Ingolstadt to pick up their new company cars. These are better than  most company-car schemes, though, as the soccer players were allowed to choose whatever they wanted. 15 players […] More…

The A4 Ultra Sips Fuel Better than its Competitors

by on 17 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has just announced that its new 2017 A4 ultra will have the best EPA estimated fuel economy in its competitive class. That’s 27 mpg city and 37 highway, which come together for 31 mpg combined. That’s two miles per gallon better than its nearest competitor, the Volvo S60 T5. The economy is thanks to […] More…

DTM Season Approaches Thrilling Final Stages with Audi in Good Position

by on 17 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The DTM series is headed to Moscow this weekend, following a couple weeks off for the mid-season break. The relaxing is over now, though, as the closely fought series is readying for its thrilling conclusion. Audi is still very much in the hunt for a title this year, having won five times and earned 13 […] More…

Audi Clock Counts Down to Go Time

by on 15 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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As part of its vehicle to infrastructure integration project, Audi will give drivers in certain cities information on when traffic lights are going from red to green. When you’re waiting at a traffic light, a countdown in the instrument cluster and the HUD will indicate how much time is left until the light turns green. […] More…

A3 and S3 Earn 5 Star Safety Ratings

by on 15 August 2016 in Audi News

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the 2017 Audi A3 and S3 its highest possible, five-star overall safety rating. The compact sedan is expected to come to dealerships this fall. Both the two- and all-wheel-drive versions of the A3 have earned the rating. They scored five stars in side crash tests, and four […] More…

Audi R8 Ad Banned in UK for Associating Speed with Enjoyment

by on 12 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned a new Audi ad for linking speed with pleasure, which goes against automotive commercial regulations there. The ad depicts an iris contracting as an R8’s V10 roars. That shot is followed by one of the R8 going around a corner and stopping, then the words “More focus, more […] More…