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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…

Gumpert to Begin New Year Under New Ownership

by on 30 December 2015 in Industry News

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According to a report published by GTSpirit, Gumpert may just rise from the ashes.  Conceived by ex-Audi employees, featuring Audi power and featuring a design heavily influenced by the Audi Avus concept (squint really hard- ed.), Gumpert’s Apollo was once the quickest car to ever lap Top Gear’s test track before the company went under […] More…

Volkswagen Group Making Progress with Dieselgate Investigation, Technical Solutions and Group Realignment

by on 10 December 2015 in Industry News

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The Volkswagen Group’s realignment is well underway. The Group is making progress on all five of the priorities it set at the end of October: The technical solutions for customers in Europe have been devised, presented to the authorities, and positively evaluated by them. More…

Volkswagen Board Plans Reorientation of Diesel, MQB Development, MEB Electric Matrix and More

by on 13 October 2015 in Industry News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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As part of the vast reorganization that is going on at the Volkswagen Group in the wake of the dieselgate situation, the newly formed Volkswagen Brand Board of management has established a few strategic decisions that may very well affect Audi through its corporate association. These include decisions about TDI technology, MQB and a new […] More…

New Volkswagen Group CEO: “We Will Overcome this Crisis”

by on 6 October 2015 in Industry News

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Speaking at a works meeting in Wolfsburg today the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller, promised employees “swift and relentless clarification” of the emissions scandal. He said that what had happened went against everything the Group and its people stand for and that there was no excuse. At the same time he encouraged employees to take heart: “We can and we will overcome this crisis, because Volkswagen is a group with a strong foundation. And above all because we have the best automobile team anyone could wish for.” He added that the company would do everything it could to ensure that Volkswagen continues to stand for good and secure jobs in the future. More…

Volkswagen AG Announces Action Plan to Refit Diesel Vehicles with EA 189 EU5 Engines

by on 29 September 2015 in Industry News

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Volkswagen AG is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles. More…

SilverCar Audi Rentals Back in New York City with New Manhattan Pop-Up

by on 29 September 2015 in Industry News

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New Yorkers may recall that the Audi-only app-based car rental company Silvercar set up temporary pop-up shop last summer. Still called the ‘Easy Out’, this time around you can get an A4 for $79 per weekday or $129 on the weekends. The program began Sept 28 and will run through the end of 2015. What’s […] More…

Update: Audi Confirms Number of Cars Affected plus other Dieselgate News

by on 29 September 2015 in Industry News

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It’s been a few days since we’ve seen official word from Audi or the Volkswagen Group, so we wanted to post a few updates to keep people abreast of the latest news. Here’s what we know since our last report. Background For those living under a rock, the PR and marketing fiasco known as Dieselgate began […] More…