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Audi to Debut RS Q8 in March, Report

by on 13 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi Sport has been very busy lately with two models officially set to be revealed next month in Geneva (the RS 3 Sportback and the RS 5 DTM), and more models than you can shake a stick at rumored for reveal. And yet another joins the rumor ranks: The RS Q8. England’s Autocar reports that […] More…

Spied: Audi A6 Testing for the First Time

by on 13 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The Audi A6 is due for a change and we now have our hints of what that change may look like. Sharper headlights, a wider grille, and a new profile are just some of the changes we can see on the new A6, caught winter testing in Norway. As one of Marc Lichte’s new designs, […] More…

Audi to Unveil RS 3 Sportback in March

by on 10 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has announced that it will unveil the latest addition to its RS lineup at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the 400 hp RS 3 Sportback. Like the RS 3 Sedan that was revealed at the Paris Auto Show last year, the Sportback will feature the world’s most powerful 5 cylinder engine making 33 […] More…

Audi Nerds Rejoice: 2017 Anniversary Booklet

by on 9 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Due to the nature of Audi’s many-branded origins, its history and anniversaries can be a little difficult to keep track of. Luckily, Audi’s here to help, with a digital booklet full of important and esoteric anniversaries that the company will be celebrating this year. The digital booklet, available for download here, covers everything from the […] More…

Volkswagen Brass Fights Back After Ex-Chairman Points Finger at Them

by on 9 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Ferdinand Piëch, former chairman of Volkswagen and grandson of Beetle creator Ferdinand Porsche, is in hot water with his former company. The ex-chairman resigned in April 2015 — five months before the diesel emissions scandal broke — after the company’s steering committee put his future to a vote. Piëch lost after his rival, then-CEO Martin Winterkorn, saw […] More…

VW Starts EV Infrastructure Unit in America

by on 7 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen of America today launched Electrify America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary aimed at helping to build electric infrastructure in the US. Electrify America LLC will be in charge of implementing VW’s commitment to invest $2 billion in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure that the automaker agreed to in its dieselgate settlement. The plan is to install […] More…

Audi Might Reveal the RS Q5 at Geneva

by on 7 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi Sport’s boss, Stephan Winkelmann has revealed that Audi will premiere a new RS car at the Geneva Motor Show in March. “Geneva is in front of us,” Winkelmann told Australia’s Motoring. “We’ll have a launch there which is going to be very important for us because it’ll set a new era of the B-segment […] More…

How Audi Etches its Side Blades

by on 7 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Late last month Audi revealed that R8 buyers could gain an extra degree of individualization with a new etching process that carves just about any design into the R8’s side blade. Now Audi’s UK press office has helpfully given us an insight into how the process works. A string of tweets sent out this morning […] More…

Top Gear is Teasing its 24th Season

by on 6 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The 24th season of Top Gear is on the horizon and a new teaser video is out.  The spot features Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, the three main hosts of the show. You may remember that Top Gear was fronted by Chris Evans last year, but after mostly negative reviews, Evans left the show. We see […] More…

Crash Heavy Bathurst Sees Two Audis on Pro Am Podium

by on 6 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Australia’s Bathurst race track is known for its long, intense races and this weekend’s 24 Hour GT3 Enduro Race was no exception. Although Audi’s hopes in the pro class were dashed early, Audi saw more success in the Pro Am class. The German marque tied up two podium positions in the Pro Am class, with […] More…

Limited Production Audi Hyper Car Could be in the Cards

by on 6 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi Sport’s boss, Stephan Winkelmann revealed this weekend that a small production hyper car to sit above the R8 in the range is a possibility. Speaking to Car Advice at Australia’s Bathurst 12 Hours GT3 enduro race Winkelmann said “Coming from a brand where we did this in the past and we put  it to […] More…

Volkswagen is Quitting its Downsizing Ways

by on 3 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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In recent years, it was understood that everyone’s favorite expression “no replacement for displacement,” didn’t apply to fuel economy. That’s all set to change now at Volkswagen says Herbert Diess. Speaking to Car Throttle, Volkswagen’s chairman said “The trend of downsizing is over,” adding that “emissions tend to go up as engines get smaller.” This […] More…