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Essen 2014: BBS presents New CI-R Wheel Design

by on 2 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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World premiere at the Essen Motor Show: premium wheel manufacturer BBS from Schiltach presents its newly developed CI-R to the public for the first time. The distinctive high performance wheel scores with the established BBS genes, the attractive Y-spoke design and a weight optimization, whereby the CI-R boasts even less weight than the BBS bestseller CH-R.

KW Coilovers for the Audi A3 Sedan

by on 25 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The launch of the Audi A3 as four-door sedan in the classic notchback design meets a positive response. And we already offer our stainless steel KW coilover suspension kits for the new A3-model (Type 8V). It does not matter whether the A3 notchback sedan has a front- or the recommendable quattro drive. With the coilovers, a continuous lowering of up to 60 mm is possible. Customers who purchase the kit from a certified retailer and let it install there, can also apply for the well-known KW-5-year extended warranty directly from KW. More…

BBS Declares War on Brand Pirates

by on 10 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Piracy knows no bounds. Whether it’s Sunglasses, Clothing or in this case Wheels, it seems that the marketplace is constantly flooded with counterfeit goods sold to unknowing (or willing in some cases) consumers for what is perceived to be a ‘good deal’. Aside from cutting into the profits companies use to develop new products, these goods are oftentimes poorly built and can cause damage to a company’s reputation or in the worst case scenario- physical harm to the end user. BBS is taking a stand against these fake wheels and their distributors, and has already put a stop to one internationally active ring of counterfeiters.

Find of the Day: Clean OEplus Audi A3 Sportback in Connecticut

by on 16 October 2013 in In Market

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Okay, so an A3 Sportback isn’t really a rare thing and rare things are what we usually like to plug in our Find of the Day series. Even still, we think most will find this particular early type 8P Sportback to be a solid offering on the used car market. This 2007 S line with a tasteful mix of OE plus upgrades is listed for sale by Green Light Auto Sales in Seymour, CT (USA).

Feature Car: EBB5 – One Very Low & Very Original A4 via RollHard

by on 6 February 2013 in Feature Cars

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen pictures of this Laser Red Audi floating about on picture threads and Facebook pages. This car caused quite a stir in Wörthersee this year.

Find of the Day: 1984 Audi 4000S quattro in Portland, OR

by on 1 June 2012 in In Market

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A clean and well-kept 4000 is hard to come by nowadays. These cars were driven hard and put away wet if put away at all. They were pre-galvanization so usually give way to rust, particularly around the taillights. Use on snowy and often salty conditions didn’t help matters, though that’s why no-salt areas like Portland, OR are rich in pristine survivors. We should know, we bought one there ourselves and part-drove and part-shipped it back to our Pennsylvania home office. More…

Feature Car: Stage-3 A3

by on 26 September 2008 in Feature Cars

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When you understand the fact that A3 owner Andy Johnson works at the corporate headquarters of APR, it may not be hard to guess just how he might choose to outfit his daily driver. Having recently purchased this phantom-like black-on-black 2007 A3 2.0T, Johnson was looking for improvements and his employer was looking for a […] More…

Latest Wheel Designs from BBS

by on 12 February 2008 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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BBS CM The timeless design with its classical radial spokes distinguishes the new CM wheel. The inscription “Performance” in the centre sets the tone, the stainless steel rim protector adds value. A future classic combining style and modern technology. Technology: Flow formed. Sizes: 8 x 18” – 9,5 x 19” Surface: Painting black, diamond cut. […] More…

2007 Essen Motor Show: Audi Perspective

by on 11 December 2007 in Events Coverage

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. The Essen Motor Show is basically the equivalent to America’s SEMA event in Las Vegas… except it isn’t much like it at all. In essence, this is the trade show for the European market just as SEMA is Stateside. But, Essen goes a bit beyond that […] More…

2007 Geneva Motor Show: Audi Perspective

by on 9 March 2007 in Events Coverage

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Geneva this week was unseasonably warm. As the Swiss populace walked round without their coats and skiers only hit the higher-altitude slopes atop the nearby Alps, the mercury in local thermometers was climbing to seldom-seen heights for this time of year. Also bringing the heat in Geneva was Audi, with the 2-door splash of its […] More…

SAvant – An Audi Brand Manager’s S4 Avant

by on 27 December 2004 in Feature Cars

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In the summer of 2003 Fourtitude met Rodney Primus, Audi Brand Manager at Anchor Audi in Lynbrook, NY. We were at the front North America’s biggest VW and Audi events – Waterfest and Rodney was the only guy there rolling in an S8. And what an S8 it was. Rodney’s stunning jet-black sedan was truly […] More…

Epic S8

by on 10 November 2003 in Feature Cars

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In many classic epics the hero has to persevere through trials and tribulations, proving his worthiness, his wherewithal and his resolve. In this epic, set in the modern urban background of the New York metropolitan area, our hero was tried and his success can be gauged in the form of this stunning ebony S8. Rodney […] More…