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R8 LMS GT4 Makes Motorsport Debut

by on 19 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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This weekend, six Audi R8 LMS GT3s will race for dominance at the Nürburgring 24 Hours while two R8 LMS GT4s are testing in their first ever live race. The new R8 LMS GT4 is the latest customer race car from Audi Sport, and it bridges the gap between the affordable RS3 LMS and the […] More…

Another Diesel Fix Has Been Approved

by on 19 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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A fix for 84,390 Volkswagen Passat diesel vehicles has been approved. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) have announced an approval for 2012-2014 Passat diesel vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. A fix for manual transmissions has not yet been approved. The latest fix joins the approval from January for approximately […] More…

Stadler Promises to Focus on Ethics

by on 18 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi’s CEO, Rupert Stadler, today said that ethics will be a top priority at the company going forward, pledging full transparency following the dieselgate scandal. Promising to eliminate any misconduct at Audi’s Annual General Meeting today, Stadler said that he would make law and ethics “the ultimate benchmark” at Audi, adding that “we will continue […] More…

Watch: Slowmo RS7 Donuts on the Beach

by on 17 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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The RS7 Performance is a very, very quick car indeed. With 605 hp and all-wheel drive, it’s capable of getting to 60 in just 3.7 seconds and up to nearly 190 mph. Audi is not subject to the tyranny of numbers, though. As the above video proves, the RS7 Performance can put its performance to […] More…

Stadler to Stay on as Audi CEO

by on 17 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will have his contract extended by another five years. The supervisory board approved a third term that will make Stadler the CEO through December 31, 2022, today. Stadler’s contract ends this year, and rumors have been flying about the CEO’s fate since he came under fire for his handling of the […] More…

Audi Creates Future Car Dictionary

by on 17 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News


In the world of the future, they tell us, every car will be autonomous. In this world, traffic lights will be as useless as an umbrella in the Sahara, and no one will ever crash, just like your computer, which has never crashed even once, I’m sure. The only problem with that utopian vision of […] More…

Volkswagen Expands U.S. Fire Risk Recall to Almost 300,000 Porsche and Audi SUVs

by on 16 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen Group is adding another 292,000 Porsche and Audi vehicles to an earlier recall relating to a fuel pump defect that could result in fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an alert concerning specific models of the Porsche Macan, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 sport-utility vehicles. The problem stems from a flaw in the fuel pump […] More…

Audi Shows Q8 Concept with Fully Integrated Android Infotainment System

by on 16 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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A new version of the Audi Q8 Sport was shown at the Google I/O developer conference in California on May 17. The new concept features an infotainment system with a fully integrated Android operating system. The Q8 concept comes with Spotify, Google Play Music, and Google Assistant right out of the box, running on Audi’s […] More…

Audi Museum Celebrates 60 Years of Wankel

by on 16 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Lest the bright minds over at Mazda forget who invented the Rotary engine, Audi is opening an exhibition at its Ingolstadt museum called “Revolution—60 Years of the NSU/Wankel Engine.” The exhibition runs from may 20 to November 5 and tracks the long history of, as Jay Leno likes to say, the only truly new internal […] More…

Audi Releases Full Line Pricing for 2018

by on 15 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Every Audi in the line, with a few notable exceptions, now has an American price. The Ingolstadt automaker has released a chart laying out how much you can expect to pay or each of its vehicles. Destination charges of $975 apply to all vehicles, except the R8, which has a $1,250 destination charge. The A5 […] More…

Di Grassi Finishes Second at Monaco ePrix

by on 15 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi’s Lucas di Grassi missed out on winning the Monaco round of Formula E by 0.32 seconds. The Brazilian driver spent the entirety of the final lap looking for a way around championship leader, Sebastien Buemi, weaving and attacking on the street circuit. Unfortunately for Audi fans, though, the tight circuit prevented the faster di […] More…

Ekström Finishes Fourth at Belgian Rallycross

by on 15 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Mattias Ekstrom missed winning a rallycross final for the first time this season, in Belgium. Instead, the Swede finished fourth in a hectic final in Mettet, Belgium. The race doubly disappointing for Ekström, for whom a victory would have meant winning all four season-opening races, a feat that has never been accomplished. Ekström wasn’t too […] More…