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2017 Audi A4 first drive
2017 Audi A4 first drive

The sport-sedan niche is full of great cars. It’s not just a 3-Series game anymore, not with the ATS, the C-Class, and the Q50 grabbing plenty of laurels of their own. Count the 2017 Audi A4 in that crew, too. Over the past decade, it’s gained a luster all its own, with taut styling...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: dealers ask for reparations, fix deadline passes

In this week's Volkswagen Dieselgate update, the automaker misses an important deadline, dealers demand compensation to see them through the scandal, and Kentucky files a lawsuit. Fix deadline passes: Last month, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer gave Volkswagen until March 24 to find a fix for...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Diesel fix 'within months', California's surprising decision, more

It's been another tumultuous week for Volkswagen--one that's brought a high-profile resignation and less-than-comforting news about the company's long-awaited Dieselgate "fix". If you've lost track of those and other stories, here's a handy recap: Head of VW worker group begs U.S. and other...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Sales sink, but VW workers still get bonuses

In a couple of weeks, we'll enter the sixth month of Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis. Here are a few of the top news items about the emissions-cheating scandal that have emerged during the past few days: Volkswagen's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, knew that the company admitted using defeat devices...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: Judge Sets March Deadline For Repair Plan, EPA Asks For EVs, More

It's been another dizzying week of Volkswagen dieselgate news. Based on what we've seen, the company appears to be inching toward plans to repair 11 million "clean diesel" vehicles equipped with emissions-test-cheating software. However, those plans may not be limited to a straightforward recall...Read More»

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Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: New Jersey Sues For Damages, Earnings Report Delayed Indefinitely

During times of trouble and strife, we're often told that things will get worse before they get better. In the case of Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate fiasco, though, things just seem to keep rocketing downhill with little sign of slowing down, much less reversing course. The latest "clean diesel"...Read More»

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2015 Audi Q5, Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled

Some of you may have seen the headline above and thought, "Oh, Volkswagen must've finally figured out how to fix some of its 3.0-liter diesels". But no, those plans were only submitted to the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday, and it'll be a while before they're approved (or possibly...Read More»

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Volkswagen Employees & Managers Knew About Diesel Cheat In 2006

In 2006, George W. Bush was president, David Bowie was alive, and the world hadn't yet heard of iPhones, Instagram, or ISIS. But in Germany, Volkswagen managers had already begun making plans to cheat on emissions tests with VW, Audi, and Porsche diesels. An internal report from Volkswagen, leaked...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Fixes Slammed By CARB & EPA For "Gaps" & Lack Of Detail: What Now?

Wolfsburg, we have a problem. Yesterday, we told you about a couple of plans that Volkswagen may have been considering to fix roughly 567,000 U.S. diesels and bring them in line with federal and state emissions laws. Alas, those and other plans have been given a big ol' thumbs-down by the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Mulls Buyback Program & Catalytic Converters To End Dieselgate

The Volkswagen emissions-cheating fiasco now known as Dieselgate began making headlines nearly four months ago, but the company has yet to announce a fix for the 567,000 U.S. vehicles affected by the scandal. Volkswagen has made progress in Germany, where emissions laws are more lax, but here in...Read More»

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Volkswagen Adds 3.0-Liter VW, Audi, Porsche Vehicles To Gift Card Program

Last fall, in response to the ongoing Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal, Volkswagen rolled out a gift card program to VW and Audi owners in the U.S. It didn't go over especially well. Many critics said that the program's $1,000 worth of benefits -- $500 in the form of a prepaid Visa that can be...Read More»

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Volkswagen Hit With Federal Lawsuit Over Diesel Cheats: $48 Billion In Fines Possible

Volkswagen staffers have been working overtime at the Consumer Electronics Show, wowing attendees with VW's e-Golf Touch and Budd.e concept -- both part of the automaker's new focus on electric vehicles. But don't let the charm offensive fool you: Volkswagen is still in a heap of trouble over its...Read More»

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2012-2013 Audi A6, A7 Recalled To Fix Airbag Problem

Volkswagen Group of America has announced a recall of more than 21,000 Audi A6 and A7 vehicles from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from electrical flaws that could prevent airbags from deploying during...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: VW, Audi, Say Problems & Fixes Are Simpler, Cheaper Than Expected

After nearly three months of brutal headlines, there's finally some good news to report about the ongoing Volkswagen Dieselgate fiasco. (Well, good in the sense that it's not as bad as all the other stuff.) First, you may remember that on November 4 of this year, Volkswagen said that 800,000 of its...Read More»

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Audi Joins VW In Gift Card Goodwill Program, Admits To Illegal Software On 3.0-Liter Diesels

Unless you've paid close attention to the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" headlines, you might've missed the fact that Audi vehicles are also installed with emissions-test-cheating software. The fact that Volkswagen's popular, mass-market brand at the center of the scandal shares a name with its parent...Read More»

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Volkswagen To Begin Diesel Recalls In Germany With Nearly 2.5 Million Vehicles

Last week, news broke that Volkswagen had submitted plans to repair most of its illegally engineered diesels in Europe. Now, reports have emerged that indicate the automaker will begin those repairs on its home turf. Germany's Die Welt says that around 2.5 million vehicles from model years 2009 to...Read More»

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All VW, Audi, Porsche Diesels Have Had Illegal Software Since 2009: U.S. Fines May Hit $21.2 Billion

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal continues its gruesome shock-and-awe assault on the world's headlines. Late last week, the automaker finally admitted that the Environmental Protection Agency was correct when it said that Volkswagen had installed illegal emissions control software on its 3.0-liter...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Cheat Sheet: The High (And Low) Points So Far

We're nearly two months into the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, and thanks to the internet (not to mention Planet Earth's 24-hour news cycle), the story of what went wrong and what Volkswagen is doing to fix it is more complicated than ever. And so, we'd like to provide a little cheat sheet -- a...Read More»

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