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The New Q5: More Power, Less Weight

by on 30 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi revealed the successor to one of the most popular premium SUVs on the market, the Q5. With more power, more efficiency, and less weight it’s sure to take up the baton. It was no easy task to design its successor, but that is precisely why it is so very exciting,” says Rupert Stadler, Chairman […] More…

Audi RS3 Will Hit US in 2017 With 400-HP Five Cylinder

by on 30 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has revealed its pint-sized RS3 which will be available in the U.S., packing big power into a little package.  Under the hood of the RS3 will live a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The jump from 0 to 62 […] More…

Audi Reveals the RS3 LMS Customer Race Car

by on 29 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Stephan Winkelmann, head of Audi Sport, today revealed the Audi RS3 LMS race car for touring car racing. Just the latest in a line of customer race cars offered by Audi, the RS3 LMS follows in the footsteps of the R8 LMS and the TT Cup Car. The RS3 LMS is based on A3 sedan […] More…

Quattro GmbH is Now Audi Sport

by on 29 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Today at the Paris Motor Show, Audi’s Stephan Winkelmann officially announced that Quattro GmbH, the label, is no more. Instead, Audi’s performance label will be called Audi Sport and Winkelmann will lead it. The name change reflects the brand’s new direction under the former head of Lamborghini. With the name change will come more exclusivity, […] More…

Audi Reveals S5 Sportback in Paris

by on 29 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi today revealed the S5 sportback at the Paris Motor Show. The performance sportback will share its turbocharged 3.0-liter engine with the S5 coupe, revealed earlier this year. This latest addition to the S family will pump out 354 hp, which goes to all four wheels through an 8-speed tiptronic transmission.   Not only is […] More…

Audi Reveals TT S Line Competition

by on 23 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Europeans looking for a little more uniqueness and aggression out of their TT S are now in luck, because Audi has announces the TT S line competition. The new model comes with the standard 2.0-liter TFSI engine, churning out 230 hp, but with a lower ride height (about half an inch lower) and Audi’s drive […] More…

Report: Investigation Finds no Evidence Against Audi CEO

by on 23 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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An internal investigation into the emissions scandal has yet to find any reason to dismiss Audi CEO and Volkswagen Group board member Rupert Stadler. That’s according to a report from Automotive News, going off information from three unnamed sources. There were questions about the CEO’s job security following an article from German newspaper Der Spiegel […] More…

VW Group Pledges to Fix All EU TDIs by 2017

by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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In a year’s time (or there abouts) the Volkswagen Group says it will have fixed all scandal-affected TDIs in Europe. The European Union announced the automaker’s pledge today following a meeting with it to ensure that enough is being done for European owners, reports Automotive News. The announcement comes in the wake of reports claiming […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom Will Race Penultimate Rallycross, Not DTM Finale

by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The fall is a stressful time for Audi factory driver Mattias Ekstrom. As the most successful Audi DTM driver in history and the current points leader in the FIA’s World Rallycross Championship, his attentions can be divided. Unfortunately for the Swede, his schedules finally clash in October, as both series have races on the weekend […] More…

Audi Q5 Crossover Teased Ahead of Debut Later this Month

by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is teasing the new Q5 crossover that is making its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The short video gives a glimpse at the Q5’s headlights and tail lights as the model enters its second generation. Up front, the narrow headlights are prominently shown, while the tail lights will have elements that work with […] More…

Audi Presses all the Right Enthusiast Buttons with A4 Manual

by on 21 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Not only will Audi be the only luxury manufacturer offering a manual sedan with standard all-wheel-drive in the A4’s competitive segment, but its transmission will also weigh 35 lb less and get you to 60 mph 0.7 seconds faster than the previous version. That’s because the new six-speed transmission has been redesigned to eschew the […] More…

Volkswagen Patents Adaptive Self-Driving Tech in Germany

by on 21 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen has filed a patent application in Germany for a new autonomous driving technology that allows for driver input without disengaging the self-driving mode. The main feature of the technology is a touch-sensitive control on top of the gear shift knob which allows the driver to input instructions to the automatic drive. The driver does […] More…