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Audi Group Continuing Along Growth Path After First Half of 2015

by on 30 July 2015 in Audi News

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Growth in revenue to €30 billion and in operating profit to €2.9 billion, operating return on sales of 9.8 percent Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “The Audi Group demonstrated its strengths once again in the first six months of 2015” The Audi Group is continuing along its growth path: From January through June, the company delivered […] More…

Photographic: Station Wagons of Vortex Media Group

by on 29 July 2015 in PhotoGraphic

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We may not always promote it, but Fourtitude is part of a portfolio of several significant European car focused websites. Namely, it calls and sisters and, coincidentally enough, each of these sites seems to be building station wagon project cars at the moment.

Autonomous Near Miss or Overblown Anecdote? Piloted Audi vs. Google Autonomous Lexus

by on 30 June 2015 in Motorsport

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Depending on how you read the facts, Fortune is reporting that a Delphi piloted Audi and a Google autonomous Lexus may have had a near collision this week – perhaps the first near collision in history between two autonomous cars in public roads. Contrarily, it could all just be much ado about nothing. More…

Audi Takes Worldwide Lead in Luxury Car Sales over BMW and Mercedes

by on 29 May 2015 in Audi News

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We’re just days away from another monthly sales figure report from Audi, but we feel the need to dwell one last time on last month’s sales. Of course, it was yet another record sales month for Audi of America in a long unbroken line of such months, but it’s what happened on the world level that is most worth highlighting. In short, Audi edged out rivals BMW and Mercedes in order to take the lead in luxury car sales around the globe.

The New Audi Q3 with 210 hp TDI from Abt Sportsline

by on 19 May 2015 in Audi News

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Hardly any other Volkswagen Group engine is used by so many people for economical reasons than the 2.0 TDI. But being economical does not mean being economical with fun, as the latest “Q“ by ABT Sportsline attests to: at its heart is an ABT–POWER–New–Generation uprating from 184 hp / 135 kW to 210 hp / […] More…

New York International Auto Show Day One Gallery Now Live

by on 1 April 2015 in Audi News

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We’re on the ground in the big apple for the New York International Auto Show, hard at work taking in all of the sights and sounds from this year’s event.  While Audi will not be debuting any new metal nor holding a traditional press conference, we aren’t treating this year’s NYIAS any differently than normal, […] More…

APR Releases MQB S3 Software in North America

by on 23 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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APR Presents the North American MK7 Golf R & MK3 S3 ECU Upgrade! Product Page APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port […] More…

‘Chairless Chair’ for Improved Ergonomics in Audi’s Production Plants

by on 27 February 2015 in Audi News

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Carbon-fiber construction supports employees in assembly work  Audi Board of Management Member for Production Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl: “Ergonomically designed working environment for more well-being and better health”  Three prototypes in use on assembly lines in Neckarsulm  The health of its employees has top priority for Audi. For this reason, at its plant in Neckarsulm, […] More…

Bloomberg Reports Audi to Build Mercedes GL Rival

by on 10 February 2015 in Audi News

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Audi Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler has reportedly told Bloomberg that Audi is working heavily on a full-size SUV, slated to do battle with Mercedes’ $63,000 GL.  The model, which Stadler says will logically be called the Q8, will be a product of the automaker’s 24 Billion Euro ($27.8 Billion USD) investment into production and […] More…

Find of the Day: 2011 Audi TT S

by on 9 February 2015 in In Market

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Historically associated with those in the church and royals, purple was a clear go-to for those in the upper echelons of society for quite some time.   In the years since massive drops in the price of indigo dye allowed more common people to consume it, purple has been reserved for those who wish to stand out or […] More…

Vintage Audi and Horch at Artcurial Rétromobile Auction

by on 20 January 2015 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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The Artcurial auction house made big news earlier this month when it unearthed perhaps one of the biggest “barn finds” ever at a villa in France. Among the mix was what was simply billed as an “Auto Union” Cabriolet. Now that Artcurial has published their full program for their Rétromobile auction, we know more about the car… and a second Horch Cabriolet that will also be sold. More…

Video: New Audi Q7 Trailer

by on 17 December 2014 in Video

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Images of the new Audi Q7 is said to have leaked ahead of schedule. Word from Audi offices is that it wasn’t supposed to drop until early next month ahead of its Detroit Auto Show reveal. As of Friday though, there were photos and a press release. As of this morning we now also have a video.