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Winterkorn Denies Prior Knowledge of Dieselgate

by on 19 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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In his first public appearance since the TDI scandal broke in September 2015, Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, maintained that he had no knowledge of emissions cheating before the company admitted to it. According VW, the top brass were informed of diesel emissions manipulation in August of 2015, and told the world […] More…

Audi’s 8 Millionth Quattro-Equipped Car Rolls off the Line

by on 19 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Quattro all-wheel-drive has reached a milestone in Mexico, thanks to a Garnet Red Audi Q5 that rolled off the line recently. The Q5 is the 8 millionth vehicle produced with Audi’s signature all-wheel-drive system. Produced at the new San Jose Chiapa plant in Mexico, and fitted to the brand’s most popular vehicle, this is a […] More…

Audi to Use Samsung Chips to Power Infotainment

by on 18 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi’s next generation of infotainmnet will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos processor. The Korean tech giant has been eagerly pursuing automotive applications for its processors and already works with BMW. The Exynos processor is designed to power multiple screens and operating systems at the same time. This is important to Audi, which recently showed the […] More…

Rallycross Team EKS to Get Audi Factory Backing

by on 18 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Following Team EKS’s FIA World Rallycross championship win, Audi will dive into rallycross by giving the team full factory backing. Team EKS, Audi DTM veteran Mattias Ekstrom’s baby, has been racing Audi S1 RXs since 2014. This year, Esktrom won his first driver’s championship in the series, sewing up the team championship in the process. […] More…

Watch: The Stig Takes the Audi R8 V10 Plus for a Power Lap

by on 17 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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It’s only been a few months since the last episode of Top Gear, but it somehow feels like it’s been a lot longer. As a result finding this video of The Stig driving an Audi R8 V10 around the Top Gear test track feels weirdly nostalgic. Wherever the location, though, the chance to listen to […] More…

Audi Expanding Business in China

by on 17 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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China has been a goldmine for Audi and VW, as the massive country with a voracious appetite for cars helped the companies weather the deiselgate storm. Now, Audi is announcing that it will bring more models to the country thanks to its partnership with FAW VW. The expansion will allow Audi to enter new segments, […] More…

VW Plans to Have 8 NEVs in China, According to Leaked Document

by on 16 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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A leaked slide from a product presentation shows that Volkswagen is planning to launch eight electrified vehicles in China. There will be two each based on the MQB platform, Audi’s MLB platform, the all electric MEB platform, and two more released as a joint venture with one of VW’s Chinese partners, JAC. Audi will release […] More…

Volkswagen Exec Could Get 169 Years; Top Managers Warned Not to Go on Vacation

by on 13 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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After a Volkswagen official was collared in Miami while on vacation, other top company officials have been warned to stay close to home. Oliver Schmidt, who allegedly lied to environmental regulators to cover up VW’s emissions cheating, was arrested by FBI agents Saturday while returning home from a Cuban holiday. According to Reuters, Schmidt, one […] More…

Report: RS4/5 to Gain 125 lb-ft of Torque Over Previous Models

by on 13 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The upcoming Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 will reportedly get 10 more hp and 35 more lb-ft of torque than the Porsche Panamera 4S, which first debuted the biturbo V6 TFSI engine that all three models will share. That’s according to a source who sent Motor1.com a slideshow from a dealer presentation in Norway. The […] More…

Watch Five Audis Drag a Semi Up a Snowy Hill

by on 12 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Ah, the winter. A time full of warm fires, hot beverages, and slick driving conditions. And while that last one may sound like less fun than the rest, it isn’t if you have the right tool: Quattro. Case in point, when a bunch of pals comparing their Audis in Bavaria found a semi stuck at […] More…

Audi Finds Name for All-Electric SUV

by on 12 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has been promising an electric model for a while now, and now we know what it’ll be called. “We’re calling it Audi E-tron , just ‘E-tron,’ because this is a quite important Audi sub-brand for the future,” said Dr Dietmar Voggenreiter, head of Audi marketing. “There’s quite simple logic behind that. We had, in […] More…

Audi Might Stuff a V8 Into the European Q8 and SQ5

by on 12 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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With the 2017 Detroit auto show came the pretty hot Q8 and SQ5, but now there are renewed rumors of even more of the hotness. As is Audi’s wont, the automaker might stuff its 4.0-liter V8 TDI engine into its European SQ5 and Q8. Speaking to Auto Express, Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi’s head of sales, said […] More…