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Audi’s New Strategy to Focus on Electric Cars, Mobility Services

by on 19 July 2016 in Audi News Industry News

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Audi will be rolling out a new strategy on Wednesday which will focus the company’s efforts on building more electric vehicles as well as creating an on-demand premium mobility service for the automaker to profit from directly. According to a report by Reuters, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will outline the new business plan to more than 2,000 managers at […] More…

Volkswagen AG to Pay California Another $86 Million

by on 7 July 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Volkswagen AG will pay an additional $86 million in civil penalties to California because of the emissions scandal, reports Reuters. The new fine was revealed in a statement from state Attorney General Kamala Harris. The fine resolves certain claims California officials made against VW under state and federal unfair competition laws. “We must conserve and […] More…

Audi Wins Digital Economy Award

by on 6 July 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Thanks to its advanced production processes, Audi took first place in the Company 4.0 category at the Digital Economy Awards in Bonn last night. The award was presented by Initiative Deutschland Digital, an inter-industry network that celebrates the digital transformation of the German economy. These were the first Digital Economy Awards, but Audi’s maxim of […] More…

Audi Expects Q2 to Spark Rival Models

by on 28 June 2016 in Audi News Industry News

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Audi is out to create a new niche segment with the upcoming Q2 compact SUV. But it doesn’t expect the new model be alone in the market for long. According to a report in British motoring magazine Autocar, the German premium brand believes its rivals are working on competing models – and will bring those to […] More…

Audi-Owned HERE Important for More than Just Self-Driving Cars

by on 27 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Industry News

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Last year Audi, Mercedes, and BMW announced that they would be jointly buying mapping company HERE as a way to help improve self-driving technology. Now, though, Forbes reports that it could help with substantially more than that. HERE was a company primarily known for its mapping technology when it was purchased for $3 billion from […] More…

Audi SQ5 Gets 30 More HP Thanks to Electric Compressor

by on 14 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Industry News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Reports are surfacing that Audi’s new SQ5 will be powered by a 3.0L diesel stuffed with the latest Audi tech, that is likely to give it 365bhp. That’s 30 more horses than the outgoing SQ5 Plus that currently tops the range. Audi’s powertrain boss, Oliver Hoffman, tells Autocar, though, that the engine could produce up […] More…

Demand for Audi SUVs Helps Boost Sales in May

by on 9 June 2016 in Audi News Industry News

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It was the SUVs that led the way. Audi sold a total of 164,150 cars in May in markets all around the world – an increase of 6.7 percent over the same month last year. Driving sales, though, was the popularity of Audi SUV models such as the Q7, which saw a boost in units sold at […] More…

Petrolicious Profiles Tim Pappas’ Audi Sport Quattro

by on 14 March 2016 in Industry News

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As the owner of a RUF CTR Yellowbird, an Audi Sport Quattro, a Lancia Delta S4 Stradale and IMSA WeatherTech Sport Car’s Black Swan Racing, Tim Pappas is a very fortunate individual.  Over the past week, Petrolicious has worked incredibly hard to make that painfully apparent, and after just two pieces on specific pieces of Pappas’ collection (with more notworthy […] More…

Audi Applauds German Government’s Interest in Tax Incentives for Electric Vehicles

by on 10 March 2016 in Industry News

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Following the news yesterday that the German Government is moving towards tax incentives to encourage the sale of electric cars, Audi AG is affirming its support for the measures. Bloomberg reported yesterday that following months of arguments on the topic, tax breaks on electric vehicles are coming out as the likely method of incentivizing the […] More…

All-New Audi TT S Lands in Sonoma at Audi sportscar experience

by on 4 March 2016 in Industry News

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Parting is such sweet sorrow, and that is absolutely true of the outgoing Audi TTS. It’s the most versatile vehicle in our fleet, a car that always punched above its weight, and exceeded expectations of the many customers who got to get behind the wheel of this agile pocket rocket. That being said, with every […] More…

New Audi R8 Reportedly Proves Too Much for Top Gear Host Chris Evans

by on 18 January 2016 in Industry News

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In a story sure to earn click-bait titles around the ‘net along the lines of “Top Gear Host Chris Evans Drives New R8, and You Wont Believe What Comes Out of his Mouth”, new Top Gear UK’s Chris Evans has reportedly been made carsick by the new R8.  According to Metro.co.uk (which appears to be a slightly […] More…

Change.org Petition Asks Audi to Bring Back the Third Pedal

by on 15 January 2016 in Industry News

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While some may be simply mourning the loss of manual transmission availability on new Audi models, others have decided to do something about it.  In a new petition started on Change.org, Alan Gochin aims to convince Audi executives that there might just be a little life left in the manually operated clutch and gearshift. Citing […] More…