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Repair Costs on the Upswing After Declining for Two Years

by on 26 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Nothing lasts forever, as Axl Rose once said. After flatlining for a couple of years, during which time car owners — on average — saw no increases in repair costs stemming from “check engine” lights, bills are headed back up. A study looking at average repair costs in 2016 has found that the price of discovering the […] More…

FEELER/FS Gently Used 1926 Italian Motorcycle Manufacturer

by on 26 April 2017 in Audi News Ducati News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen and Audi are quietly looking to see if there’s any interest in buying their motorcycle brand, Ducati, according to a report from Reuters. The Volkswagen Group is reportedly trying to streamline operations, divesting itself of any non-essential assets and, by doing so, trying to also cut costs. Unnamed sources told Reuters that VW has […] More…

The A8 Will be Able to Drive Itself, but May Not Be Allowed To

by on 26 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Government regulations may prevent you from reading on your daily commute next year, as Audi’s plan to introduce level 3 automated driving in its A8 may be slowed by the law. When it comes out later this year, the brand new A8 will have the ability to drive itself at speeds of less than 37 […] More…

The Audi RS3 LMS Making US Race Debut this Weekend

by on 26 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Last fall, in Paris, Audi Sport revealed that it had built a little brother to join its R8 LMS. The smaller racecar would race in touring car classes and be based on the RS3. This weekend, it will make good on its promise to be eligible for racing around the world, making its US debut. […] More…

Changes to the Audi A4 Lineup Mean Less Front-wheel Drive for 2018

by on 25 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi’s increasingly mature A4 stands to see less front-wheel motivation in the coming model year. As the compact sedan’s clout and content grow, Audi plans to take one drivetrain configuration off the table come 2018. The move will mean that Quattro all-wheel drive will soon cover a larger slice of the lineup, but it could […] More…

Audi Sport Designing Cars Earlier and More Thoroughly than Quattro GmbH

by on 25 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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At the Paris Auto Show late last year, Quattro GmbH announced that it would be changing its name to Audi Sport and coming out of the shadows. We’re now in the midst of the transformation, which includes more models, but Audi Sport is promising more involvement again. “When we started, our cars were launched in […] More…

Audi Norway Taking E-tron Pre-Orders

by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Excitement for Audi’s first electric SUV, the e-tron, is such that the automaker is offering to take reservations for the new car in Norway. In much the same way as Tesla did with the Model 3, Audi is offering to let its Norwegian customers pre-order the e-tron for 20,000 kroner ($2,500). Although $2,500 may not […] More…

Watch: Ekstrom Drives the Audi Quattro R-6

by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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On top of finishing this weekend’s Montalegre rallycross ahead of a pushy Frenchman, Mattias Ekstrom also took the time to drive a classic Audi. The longtime Audi racer stepped out of his 560 hp S1 RX quattro to step into the car that started it all. The Audi Rallye quattro R-6 was the first ever […] More…

Ekstrom Undefeated After Round 2 of WRX

by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi is off to a perfect start thanks to works driver Mattias Ekstrom, who finished the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in first place. The Portuguese town of Montalegre played host to the second round of the rallycross season and Ekstrom’s win means he increases his lead over Volkswagen’s Johan Kristoffersson to […] More…

Canadian Volkswagen Diesel Owners Finally Get a Settlement; Dealers Begin Selling 2015 TDIs

by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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April has brought good news to diesel lovers and haters on both sides of the border. After spending the winter (and the better part of last fall) jealously eyeing their southern neighbor’s buyback and compensation program, Canadian owners can now apply for that longed-for envelope of Volkswagen cash, as well as a one-way ticket to […] More…

Watch: This Crazy Hill Climbing RS2

by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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The Audi RS2 was, in retrospect, a very important car for Audi. The slightly strange co-production from Audi and Porsche, the powerful wagon proved that performance comes in all sizes, something that Audi continues to prove to this day. Still, though, all cars are better on track, when they have their innards removed. A point […] More…

Volkswagen Sentenced to Pay $2.8B in Dieselgate Case

by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen was sentenced today in its much publicized dieselgate criminal case. US District Judge Sean Cox formally approved the Department of Justice and VW’s $4.3 billion agreement as well as a $2.8 billion criminal fine. Volkswagen “deeply regrets the behavior that gave rise to this case. Plain and simple, it was wrong,” said Manfred Doess, […] More…