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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…

Watch: di Grassi Discusses Monaco

by on 12 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Formula E is racing again this weekend and they’re in the glitziest city on the racing calendar: Monaco. With a race win in the last Formula E race, in Mexico, Lucas di Grassi will be looking to steal more points from his rival, Sebastien Buemi. “We can definitely challenge Buemi after Mexico,” says di Grassi, […] More…

Volkswagen Group Sales Down in April

by on 12 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The Volkswagen Group delivered 1.4% fewer cars around the globe this April than it did last year, leading to a drop of less than one percent for the year to date. With more than 840,000 vehicles sold across the Group this month, the total for the year now exceeds 3.3 million vehicles sold, down only […] More…

Watch: The TT RS Beat an Ariel Nomad in a Grand Tour Drag Race

by on 12 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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The second season of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May’s new series “Definitely Not the Top Gear” (read: “The Grand Tour”) was out filming a segment out in Croatia recently and fans caught this race between the TT RS and the Ariel Nomad. Seeing as how the Ariel Nomad has no real competitors, it’s […] More…

Judge Grants Final Approval for $1.2 Billion 3.0-liter TDI Emissions Agreement

by on 11 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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One of the final legal steps in Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal has been reached. Judge Charles M. Breyer today granted final approval of the settlement agreement for 3.0-liter TDIs. With that, the claims process is now open to eligible TDI owners and lessees. Until December 31st, 2019, owners and lessees of affected diesels can apply for […] More…

Audi Killing the 3-Door A1: Report

by on 11 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The three-door A1 will no longer be available after Audi updates its European city car. As of 2018, people looking for a minuscule luxury car will have to buy a five-door instead, according to France’s L’Automobile. Like its VW Group siblings, the A1 is set for a redesign, in which it will move onto the […] More…

Watch: the Audi A4 Takes the Romance out of Alfa

by on 10 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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The automotive world is making a big deal about how great the Alfa Romeo Giulia is, using plenty of words, like passion and emotion, that would help contribute to the Top Gear Italian Car Road Test Cliché Swear Box. Are those “Italian Car Road Test Clichés” better than the more sober ones used to describe […] More…

Autonomous Transit Could be Free If you’re Willing to Put Up with Ads

by on 10 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Call Don Draper, because there’s a new place for Madison Avenue to stick its nose in. According to VW’s Johann Jungwirth, autonomous car rides could be made free through advertising. Jungwirth is in charge of digital strategy for the Volkswagen Group since he moved over from Apple in 2015 and says that with autonomy taking […] More…

Volkswagen Won’t Publish Emissions Probe Findings

by on 10 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The Volkswagen Group will not publish the findings of a wide-ranging investigation of its business conducted by US law firm Jones Day in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, said Hans Dieter Pötsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, at the automaker’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday. The announcement was made following calls Tuesday from […] More…

How Will Emissions Testing Be Affected By EPA Budget Cuts?

by on 9 May 2017 in Audi News

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In order to save the federal government some money, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may see significant cuts to its budgets, especially in regards to its vehicle emission testing program. The EPA’s budget is currently about 20-percent lower than it was in 2010 and is now sitting at around $8.14-billion. Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s recently […] More…