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UK Print Magazine ‘Audi Tuner’ Readies for January Launch

by on 16 December 2014 in Industry News

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Heads up print magazine fans, there is a new Audi-focused tuning magazine prepping to launch in the UK. Audi Tuner magazine has recently announced it’ll go on sale on January 8th, announced subscription information and released its first cover (below).
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1.8 TFSI Engine Named to “2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines” List

by on 10 December 2014 in Industry News

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WardsAuto Announced today that the 1.8-liter TFSI engine offered in the Audi A3 has found a place on its exclusive “10 Best Engines” list. More…

Volkswagen Group to Invest in New Products, Innovative Technologies and Global Presence

by on 27 November 2014 in Industry News

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The Volkswagen Group will invest a total of EUR 85.6 billion in new models, innovative technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division over the coming five years. Around two-thirds of the total investment amount will flow into increasingly efficient vehicles, drives and more environmentally friendly production. This is the result of the Group’s investment planning for 2015 to 2019 discussed by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft at its meeting on Friday. “We will continue to invest in the future to become the leading automotive group in both ecological and economic terms – with the best and most sustainable products”, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in Wolfsburg. “Development costs will remain high in the future as a result of high innovation pressure and increasing demands on the automotive industry from CO2 legislation. As a Group, we have the expertise and financial strength to continue to extend our technology leadership and to reach our goals for 2018.” More…

Mobil 1 and Abt Sportsline Continue Global Alliance

by on 24 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Industry News

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Mobil 1™integrated into the ABT Sportsline intelligent tuning process as part of the ABT “All-In-One-Set” approach to tuning All engines upgraded in Kempten, Bavaria, are filled exclusively with Mobil 1™and recommended for all subsequent service fills Mobil 1™chosen by ABT to help them deliver excellent engine protection LONDON, UK — ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest […] More…

Facebook Co-Founder Leads $14M Funding Round for Audi-Renting Silvercar

by on 9 October 2014 in Industry News

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As co-founder of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin has already reached billionaire status. What to do next? It seems the answer airport car rental firm SilverCar, the very same that will rent you any car you want so long as it is a silver Audi A4 sedan. Forbes is reporting that Saverin and his investment firm Velos Partners has led a $14 million Series B round of investment in the Austin, TX-based car rental company. More…

Why this Ducati-Powered Mid-Engine Volkswagen Should Spawn an Audi

by on 7 October 2014 in Events News Industry News

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It was perhaps not the best kept secret that Volkswagen planned a more sporting variant of its ultra-lightweight and ultra-efficient XL1 model. With the XL1, Volkswagen managed the fabled 1-Liter of consumption for 100 KM travelled, but this mid-engine carbon fiber chassis car was designed to be super frugal and thus far from sporting. Then […] More…

Former quattro GmbH Boss Franciscus van Meel Confirmed as Chief of BMW M GmbH

by on 24 September 2014 in Industry News

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Following a surprise move earlier this year that saw quattro GmbH boss Franciscus van Meel announced as transferring to Audi China, rumors began to swirl that the up-and-comer may have departed for a post at BMW. Turns out the rumors were true, as BMW’s German language press office in Munich has confirmed van Meel’s move to take the role of head of BMW M GmbH. More…

Petition to Kill the “25 Year Rule” For Vehicle Importation Pops Up on White House Website

by on 7 August 2014 in Industry News

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Let me state the obvious- The 25 Year Vehicle Importation rule is excessive and unnecessary. Now that we’re all in agreement, our friends at Petrolicious have decided to do something about it.  By creating a petition on WhiteHouse.gov, Petrolicious hopes to change the importation law to allow vehicles that are just 15 years old to be imported […] More…

Audi A8 Least Hackable Say Experts

by on 4 August 2014 in Industry News

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With all of the electronic control modules in a modern car, not to mention wireless connectivity, you wouldn’t be the first to ever wonder about the susceptibility to hacking of your car. Interestingly then, the Audi A8 was named in a new study by noted researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek studying vehicle vulnerability that will be presented this week at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas. More…

Silvercar’s All-Audi A4 Car Rental Service Set to Launch at Denver International Airport

by on 4 August 2014 in Industry News

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Silvercar, the all-Audi airport car rental service, begins taking reservations at Denver International Airport today. The company will introduce a first-of-its-kind car rental operation at DIA on Monday, August 11th. Denver marks Silvercar’s 8th airport location nationwide and its third market opening in just three months. More…

FourWord: /DRIVE Returns, Goes with Subscription Service

by on 30 July 2014 in Industry News

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The YouTube-based /DRIVE automotive video channel has been on a hiatus, and if you’re anything like us then you’ve been eagerly awaiting its return. Well, in that regard, there’s good news and some come-to-reckoning news. First, it’s back. Second, it needs to make money in order to remain and as such the feature-length content will now be offered via a subscription service called /DRIVE+.
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Road America Unveils Plans for new Thunder Village

by on 1 May 2014 in Industry News

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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Many of today’s modern racetracks have everything the average racing enthusiast is looking for including new concession choices, entertainment venues, new corporate suites and even active garage areas where fans can watch their favorite teams and drivers or grab an occasional autograph. What most racetracks don’t typically offer, however, are dedicated […] More…