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127,000 Audis Recalled in Germany for Emissions Device

by on 22 January 2018 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is recalling 127,000 cars after German authorities allegedly discovered a new emissions cheat device. The recall covers A4, A5, A6, A7, Q5, SQ5, and Q7 models, with most of the affected cars registered in Germany. All the vehicles are powered by the 3.0L V6 diesel engine, and the cars in this new recall were […] More…

Volkswagen AG Agrees to Nearly $15 Billion 2.0L TDI Settlement

by on 28 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The department of Justice and Volkswagen today announced that they had agreed to a settlement that could amount to up to $14.7 billion. The settlement will be presented to Judge Charles R Breyer who will decide on whether or not to approve the agreement in the coming months. The agreement includes a maximum of $10.033 […] More…

UK Orderbooks to Open in Late April for All-New allroad

by on 30 March 2016 in Audi News

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British Audi enthusiasts will be able to order the A4 allroad of their dreams come late April, when order books at Audi dealers throughout the UK will open.  Launching with a 252hp 2.0 TFSI closely followed by three TDI variants, the first consumer units will arrive at dealerships in June. Like other allroads before it, […] More…

Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro Available to Order Starting March 1st in Europe

by on 25 February 2016 in Audi News

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 First plug-in hybrid model from the Audi Q family for the European market Sporty and convenient with maximum efficiency Customers in Europe can order the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro* from the beginning of March. Deliveries of the new model will commence in summer 2016. In purely electric mode, the plug-in hybrid SUV achieves a range […] More…

End of An Era: Hackenberg Steps Down from Audi Board of Management

by on 4 December 2015 in Audi News

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The Chairman of Audi’s Supervisory Board Matthias Müller praised Hackenberg’s significant impact on the Technical Development divisions of the entire Volkswagen Group The new Chairman of the Audi Supervisory Board, Matthias Müller, praised Hackenberg’s significant impact on the Technical Development divisions of the entire Volkswagen Group Hackenberg started with Audi in 1985 INGOLSTADT/NECKARSULM, Germany — […] More…

Statement on Audi’s Discussions with the US Environmental Authorities EPA and CARB

by on 23 November 2015 in Audi News

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Auxiliary emission control devices (AECD) for US version of V6 TDI 3 liter engine to be revised, documented and submitted for approval  Technical solution for North America versions from 2009 model year onwards to be worked out in conjunction with the authorities  Audi will revise, document in detail, and resubmit for US approval certain parameters […] More…

Volkswagen Group Issues Statement on EPA 3.0 TDI Announcement

by on 3 November 2015 in Audi News

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It appears the Volkswagen Group is in disagreement with the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when it comes to the Audi 3.0 TDI. Late yesterday the EPA issued a release suggesting the turbocharged V6 diesel engine was exhibiting behavior suggesting it had a cheater configuration similar to the other 2.0 TDI models caught up in […] More…

Volkswagen Group Confirms EA288 TDI Engines Not Affected

by on 23 October 2015 in Audi News

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Thorough appraisal of the Diesel emissions issue Volkswagen confirms today that no software constituting an improper defeat device as defined in law is installed in vehicles with EA 288 EU5 as well as EU6-engines in the European Union. Consequently, new vehicles of the Volkswagen Group offered within the European Union with those engines comply with […] More…

Volkswagen Group CEO Resigns In Wake of Diesel Fiasco

by on 23 September 2015 in Audi News

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We’re just hearing word that Volkswagen Group CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn has tendered his resignation. The move comes as part of the fallout of the ongoing fiasco surrounding the admission by Volkswagen to the US Environmental Protection Agency that aa flip switch that functionally puts the company’s 2.0 TDI models out of emissions compliance when not undergoing testing. More…

EPA, California Notify Volkswagen Group of America of Clean Air Act Violations

by on 21 September 2015 in Industry News

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The EPA released a statement regarding the allegations levied against the Volkswagen Group and, in turn, Audi regarding the 2.0 TDI engines and a potential issue with their running non-compliant software. More…

Volkswagen Group Chairman Issues Statement on TDI Situation with EPA and CARB

by on 21 September 2015 in Industry News

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Editor’s Note: Over the weekend, news broke regarding findings from the EPA and CARB over the 2.0 TDI found in the Audi A3. As of this morning, Volkswagen Group Chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn issued this statement. We’re working to provide more on the story even while we try to sift through Frankfurt IAA coverage, impressions […] More…

Second Engine Makes Cut in All-New Audi Q7 Range for UK

by on 18 August 2015 in Audi News

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By jettisoning up to 325kg in weight compared with its predecessor the all-new Audi Q7 is perfectly placed to capitalise on the fuel-saving capabilities of advanced new engines like the 218PS V6 TDI, which has just joined the range. Complementing the 272PS version of this remarkably efficient and refined 3.0-litre unit, which spearheaded the launch of the re-engineered seven-seat luxury SUV, the new lower output option is capable of returning in excess of 49mpg with CO2 emissions of as little as 148g/km. The new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro 218PS is available in SE and S line specification priced from £47,755 OTR, and is due with its first UK customers in October. More…