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    1. Audi USA President Steps In Over Customer's Delayed Audi Exclusive S4



      Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen has told us (as have all of his staff) time and again just how important customer service is for the Audi brand and its continued success in the USA. Given this I can't say I was overly surprised by what you are about to read, but I was plenty impressed.

      According to a user on the Audizine forums and found via quattroholic, de Nysschen did no less than personally call a forum user by the ...
    2. 2011 Audi A4 DTM Liveries In Full Color



      Several days ago Audi Sport released information and a limited collection of photos detailing the race liveries (i.e. paint schemes) of their factory-backed cars for the 2011 season. At the time this included just three of the team but now we've got diagrams and photos of each added to our galleries. We're including the diagrams below because they're cool but still photos ...
    3. IAmAudi Visits Portland-Based Renovo Bicycle Company, Manufacturer of New Audi DUO



      Renovo Bicycles, the maker of the new wood-framed Audi Duo Bicycle, just happens to be based in Portland Oregon... the same city where the makers of the IAmAudi Blog are located. Good thing for those interested in learning more about the new Duo. IAmAudi has a behind-the-scenes look at the company and the process involved in building this new Audi two-wheeler. More after the jump.

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    4. Photos: Audi Stand at Techno Classica 2011



      Our French friends over at AudiPassion.com have run a photo gallery of the Audi stand at the Essen, Germany vintage show Techno Classica. This event is a regular stop for Audi Tradition and one we regret we haven't had a chance to attend yet. That said, we can live vicariously through AudiPassion and you can too. Check out many ...
    5. BTCC Audi A4 from Rob Austin Racing Turns Wheel at Brands Hatch Opener But Doesn't Compete



      The boys at Rob Austin Racing are getting close... very close to ushering in a new era of Audi competition in the BTCC. A privateer effort that will assuredly have their hands full competing with factory backed teams from companies like BMW and even Audi sister brand SEAT , we're most enthused to watch as this REAR-WHEEL DRIVE B8 A4 cuts it up in against other UK touring teams.

      Alas, the ...
    6. Behold the Power of the Internet Echo Chamber and the Audi quattro Concept



      Behold, the Audi quattro Concept. Ever since Audi showed the thing at the Paris Auto Show last fall everyone from fans to journalists to Audi's own staff have been hopeful that the Audi board of directors would green light the thing ...
    7. Bikers Get Ready for the Audi Best Buddies Challenge Sept 10 from Carmel to San Simeon, CA



      Audi has been an active philanthropic sponsor of Best Buddies for several years now and a key fundraising event the two team together to operate is the Audi Best Buddies Challenge bicycling event in California. Details have been released for this year's event in September and, whether you have a great new Audi Duo or not, we're guessing philanthropic-minded ...
    8. Via Fourtitude: Our Piece on Audi of America Product Planner Anthony Foulk in Latest Audi Magazine



      For the latest issue of the Audi Magazine for the US market we contributed a profile piece on Anthony Foulk, product planner for A6, A7, A8 and their derivatives. Anthony is an interesting guy, a car enthusiast, an F1 nutcase and former BMW employee. And, covering the brands he does, Anthony has his hands on some of Audi's most important cars as it moves toward the planned C/D shift of business growth on the backs of the A6, A7 ...
    9. Video: Querkraftfrei Audi A5 Featured on YouTube by Autobild



      Just a few minutes ago we published a feature about the Querkraftfrei Audi A5 prototype. German car magazine Autobild recently had a chance to drive and test the car and have published a webisode on the car and its technology over on YouTube. Watch it and you'll see how the car works, including the net effect on liquid (orange juice) in a glass held in the cupholder. Thank-you ...
    10. What Not to Do on the Audi RS 3 Press Launch



      Our friend Hans sent us this link to a (German) review of the RS 3 Sportback by Motor-Talk.de. Audi did the European launch for the RS 3 in Monte Carlo near the fabled rally course where earlier high-strung 5-cylinder Audis rocked the rallying world. Unfortunately, it looks like a rock rocked the world of this RS 3.

      Read more (in German) after the jump.
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