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Audi continues to amaze. The company has taken two good cars and made them even better. Audi recently revealed that the 2018 Audi A5 will be available with a manual transmission and now boasts 369 lb-ft of torque. These enhancements will help the driver have an even more fun experience when driving down the highway. Long known for elegant lines, technological advances and smooth handling, these automobiles now give owners more options when ordering the vehicle of their dreams. And the Audi A5 and S5 are indeed the car many people worldwide dream about driving.To test drive an Audi or just look behind the wheel, head on over to Audi of Tucson.

The 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Coupes answer all question about what type of drivetrains and transmissions these European gems would offer the American market. The A5 has a 252-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 273 lb-ft of torque. Buyers in the American market will have the choice of either a classic six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to pair with the engine they get. When combined in any order, these allow the 2018 A5 to go from zero to 60 mph in between 5.6 and 5.7 seconds. There is also an A4 sedan that’ll be released soon.

The 2018 S5 comes with a 354 horsepower 4-cylinder engine and 369 lb-ft of torque. This allows the 2018 A5 to go from zero to 60 in a brisk 4.4 seconds. It comes with either a manual or automatic transmission. The turbo-charged V6 S5 has an impressive 8-speed transmission. Skilled drivers know how to use the additional torque to get even more out of the automobile. It’s sleek, aerodynamic body is a combination of art advanced engineering designed to reduce drag and look good doing it.

Underpinning all A5 and S5 models is the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which now includes torque vectoring. A vast array of shocks, springs and sway bars lets the driver decide when and whether they employ a standard or sport suspension. The use of comfort adaptive damping suspension aids in the process. This system employs constantly adjusting electronic shocks. This helps improve the ride. On the 2018 Audi S5, the available sports adaptive suspension plays the same role. Plus Audi also offers a dynamic steering option on the S5 with the power to alter steering ratios.

Audi has long been known for the latest technical advancements, and these new vehicles do not disappoint. The A5 and S5 have an extensive list of safety and lifestyle features, many of them standard. That includes a panoramic sunroof and LED interior lighting. Some of the options include the transformative Virtual Cockpit LCD instrument cluster and the Lane Keeping Assist. The 2018 A5 now also features the MMI touch system. This system enables drivers to use their fingers to draw characters.

Audi has signaled much more information is forthcoming. At that time, Audi plans to give more details about pricing and availability of the A5 and S5. It’s an exciting time to be an Audi lover with so many quality, technologically advanced, fun automobiles from which to choose. If you can’t wait and want a current model, you can still get your hands on a current Audi A5.


If you liked the 1.8-liter A3 but longed for a bit more power, Audi has good news for you. The German automaker is releasing a front-drive 2017 A3 that features a more powerful 2.0-liter engine. That’s right, Audi has ditched the 1.8 liter engine on the A3, and now whether you choose the front or all-wheel drive model, it comes with a 2.0-liter unit that produces 186 horsepower, up from 170, and combines it with 221 pound-feet of torque. Plus no matter which drivetrain you choose, the new A3 looks even better than it did before. That makes 2017 model year a great one for A3 enthusiasts.

More Changes Equals Faster Starts

Along with the upgrade in horsepower and torque, the 2017 Audi A3 has several other welcome changes. The company has also replaced the A3’s old six-speed transmission with a brand new seven-speed dual-dual clutch transmission. Now when you put the pedal to the metal in your front-wheel drive 2017 Audi A3, it will not take a pedestrian 7.2 seconds to go from zero to sixty. The combination of the new transmission and more powerful 2.0 liter engine will get you to sixty miles per hour in an impressive 6.6 seconds. While you won’t be able to push the limits as much as you may want to, a test drive at Audi of Tucson would be wise.

Improved Fuel-Efficiency

Another plus – the upgrade to the new 2.0-liter I4 is that it not only provides the A3 with more power, it also makes it more fuel-efficient than the 1.8 liter version. EPA estimates show the vehicles gets better mileage in both city and highway driving. The new front-wheel drive A3 now gets 26 miles per gallon in city driving. That’s an increase of three miles per gallon. In highway driving, the 2017 Audi A3 now gets a two mile per gallon increase to 35 MPG. Although the upgraded all-wheel drive version will keep its six-speed dual clutch transmission in the short-term, it will soon be replaced by the seven-speed version.

More Changes, Aesthetic Improvements And Value

The new engine is a further upgrade after the 2017 A3 had been refreshed mid-cycle. The fascia in the front as well as the rear have been updated with new headlights plus a grille that’s wider. The new Virtual Cockpit uses a large configurable screen to replace the gauge cluster traditionally used.

When the front-wheel-drive 2017 Audi A3 goes on sale this fall, the sedan will cost $31,200, and about $37,600 gets you the Cabriolet. The sedan version of the top-trim four-wheel drive Prestige costs $40,150, and the drop-top is available for $46,550.

The Future Of Driving

The upgrades to the new 2017 Audi A3 are just the beginning. While A3 lovers worldwide are sure to enjoy the changes, there are several more coming to the iconic brand’s vehicles. Audi is long known for introducing groundbreaking automotive innovations, and the company shows no sign of slowing down. The new A3 is faster, more powerful, more fun to drive, and with its Virtual Cockpit technology, the company is leading the way into the future of driving.


Audi is set to release its electric SUV in 2018. It’s a vehicle that will simply be called ‘e-tron’. Electric vehicles have long been a hot topic, and Audi is always in the forefront of the most innovative automotive technologies. By releasing an electric SUV in 2018, Audi is embracing groundbreaking new technology once again. Audi doesn’t need to tag its new electric SUV with an evocative name for it to stand out. The company will let its performance draw the attention from automotive enthusiasts.

Rupert Stadler, Audi’s CEO, recently revealed to British car mag Autocar that the electric SUV Audi will introduce in 2018 will simply be called e-tron. That’s very similar to e-tron quarto name the company used when the electric SUV concept was previewed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. Many reports had predicted Audi would call the new SUV the Q6 e-tron, a name more closely aligned with the naming scheme the company uses for its current SUVs. Stadler explained that the name e-tron is meant to evoke the ‘Quattro’ nameplate it used in the 1980s on its first all-wheel drive model the Coupe Quattro. To see how you like Audi or the handling, you should test drive one at Audi of Tucson.

For Audi, the e-tron name plays two roles. It denotes a particular piece of technology as well as a specific model. Therefore it’s expected that as the German automaker continues to produce other models with electrified powertrains that will continue to have the e-tron name. That’s exactly what Audi did with the designation ‘Quattro’. And Audi is nothing if not consistent and dependable. So it means in the coming years, the e-tron designation will be found on Audi’s next generation of electric cars.

German automakers have a penchant for being understated. By simply calling its electric SUV ‘e-tron’, Audi is following in that tradition. The company isn’t depending on interesting or attractive names to sell its new electric automobile. Audi has always earned its place in the automotive landscape with industry-leading technological advances and superior performance. And it plans to do exactly the same thing with the electric SUV. Audi, like many other German firms, see fancy names as trivial. To Audi, the real story is what happens when the vehicle hits the road.

In 2009 Audi introduced the e-tron name. It was used on the concept version of an electric R8 supercar. Audi has since released the Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrids, the A3 Sportback e-tron and the R8 e-tron. The new Audi e-tron seems likely to keep the powertrain and styling elements seen in Frankfurt last year on the e-tron quarto concept. It had a range of about 300 miles and got 430 horsepower from the combination of three electric motors. Audi has stated that it will soon start producing it at a Belgian factory, so it will be ready for launch in 2018.

Audi announced 25 percent of its vehicles for the U.S. market by 2025 will electric to meet stricter emission standards and compete with its rivals. So the electric SUV is likely the first of many electric Audi automobiles.

Audi is known for being a cutting-edge company, and its plans for an electric SUV shouldn’t be a surprise. Set to launch in 2018, it’s sure to be a game-changer.


The new Audi A4 is the leader in its class when it comes to refinement, understated, evolutionary styling, elegance and comfort. It’s wider, longer, and much roomier inside than ever before. Its quieter, gets great fuel economy and is a dynamic performer on winding roads. Plus the engine responds instantaneously. Then there’s the A4s technologically advanced Audi Virtual Cockpit and seamless connectivity. The Audi MMI with its keys and buttons offering quick access makes it the simplest and most intuitive multimedia system. Include its five star rating and it’s easy to see Audi is taking their A4 in a bold new direction.

The new A4 has a longer wheelbase than the previous model. Even with its increase in size, the A4 weights as much as 120 kilograms less than before. Part of the reason for the loss in weight is its aluminum-intensive chassis which is 45 kg lighter than previous models. Although it appears much bigger because of its sleeker, tighter, more dynamic lines, as well as folds and creases, and a bolder Audi horseshoe radiator grill, the new A4 still boasts excellent fuel economy.

One example of Audi’s evolution in style is their full LED headlights which has DRLs and dynamic LED signal lights as well as taillights. Add an array of alloy wheel designs, an S-line bodykit, interior LED mood lights, soft, supple, rich-looking leather covered interior, along with sporty three-spoke steering wheel and you get a sense of the A4’s visual changes. Under the hood the evolution takes the form revamped engines including the 2.0-TDI diesel and 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline models available on the new Audi A4 which is devoid of lag and produces lower exhaust emissions and improved fuel economy.

The interior of the new Audi A4 is the largest in its class. Plus it’s quieter than ever. Add cosseting leather seats and the Audi Drive Select with its suspension settings, transmission sensitivity and engine mapping which can be tuned to dynamic, comfort or normal modes depending on the driver’s mood as well as the driving conditions and riding in the new A4 can be an exhilarating experience. The seven-speed dual clutch S-tronic transmission and lower weight helps give it a smooth ride, improved handling characteristics and dynamic performance on winding roads. While you can’t push the limits on a test drive, you should take an Audi A4 out for one at Audi of Tucson. That way, you will get at feel for the power it offers.

The new A4’s 12.3-inch LCD Virtual Cockpit technology is a game changer. The multidisplay system has multimedia settings including speedometer and tachometer or GPS and satellite navigation combinations. The soft-touch buttons and rotary dial on which you can scribble to search your connected mobile media device using Audi’s MMI system are futuristic. Android Auto and Apple Carplay are pre-installed. Plus the quick access buttons and keys on the Audi MMI makes it simple and very intuitive. Just plug in your cellphone or media device and the MMI syncs up to it.

With traction/stability control, ABS-EBD brakes and six airbags all standard and a five star rating to go with the new Audi A4’s comfort, technological advancements and refinements, and enjoy true luxury.

Next-gen Audi’s to get dynamic overhaul


The message recently came down from people in the know that the next generation of Audi automobiles will be treated to a dynamic overhaul. Audi has committed to improving the steering feel of its new vehicles beginning with the 2017 A8. The company also said its new vehicles will have a more supple ride. Add Audi’s cutting-edge technology and it signals a very exciting time for Audi enthusiasts.

The plan is for Audi to redefine both the ride as well as the handling characteristics of its vehicles as the company launches each new generation. The promised changes are set to begin next year with the flagship of Audi’s fleet, the A8. Audi engineers have been given the task of maintaining the current generations sporty remit, while adding a wide range of new dynamic attributes. One of the most notable changes is expected to be the way the steering feels. Plus the ride settings are said to be more pliant where the engineers feel it’s appropriate. And, to see how appropriate Audi feels, check one of many out at Audi of Tucson.

The focus of Audi’s mainstream models has always been the way the vehicle rides as well as the handling balance. The goal was to make drivers feel they were controlling a sporty car. However, the cars were configured so they weren’t tiring to drive, especially when they were on the motorway going at high speed. The current generation of Audi automobiles are much better than previous generations in that regard. However, a common criticism of Audi automobiles is they have uninvolving dynamics. The German automaker has been listening to Audi owners and critics and are addressing the issue with each new generation.

The automakers goal for the next generation of the A8, for example, is to make it as comfortable as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the best selling automobile in its class. Plus the engineers at Audi will also seek to enhance the dynamic capabilities of the car. They will also continue to focus on the larger, mainstream Audi models’ comfort level when it comes to long distance driving. However, the new emission regulation make it necessary for the automaker to make advances when it comes to the calibration of the vehicles’ electrically power steering setup. The challenge is to do this while integrating new suspension technology designed to improve the way the vehicles ride and their handling characteristics.

The Audi models that are expected to benefit most from the improvement in technology are the faster S and RS. Still the better ride and handling will be experienced by people driving all Audi models. Plus Audi is set to make the ride much more compliant in the A1 and the A3. The feedback the company has gotten shows people think it’s more important that the ride feel more comfortable rather than sportier.

The technological advances will be added at the same time the Audi line will get an entirely new look created by design chief Marc Lichte. The sharp new design of the Audi Prologue concept gives a hint of how the 2017 A8 will look.


The electric car is becoming more and more of a reality, and Audi is doing it’s best to make it a reality sooner. With three electric vehicles to take shape by 2020, you will star seeing on the road in no time. This is amazing if you think about it as the electric car always seemed out of reach. The company is famously tight-lipped, so there is not a lot to report, but, things are in motion. Here is a quick look at the three electric vehicles taking shape.

The electric version of the Q6 crossover is only just in the beginning stages, so if you have seen any photos of this vehicle, don’t fret. Whatever the final product will be, it’s bound to look good, and the company will offer both hydrogen fuel-cell and hybrid versions with ranges of over 300 miles. The Q6 EV will not just provide a little burst of power; it’s going to provide top performance consistently. Again, this is a fluid situation, so things can change, but rest assured, the Q6 EV is going to be a hit. While you may have to wait a while for electric vehicles by Audi, you should check out some current models at Audi of Tucson.

The crossover SUV will also spawn the second electric vehicle, which will be a variation on the Q6 EV, with a bit sportier bodywork. Audi is aiming to keep people interested in electric vehicles by making sure that they are still quick, powerful and fun to drive. Though, very little has been said about this vehicle, which means that Audi is probably hard at work to make something that will blow the public away.

The concept for the third vehicle is still being worked on, and it’s more than likely going to be an executive sedan. But, it’s unlikely to be an A9 as the company doesn’t want to price the car too high and lose potential buyers. Needless to say, the plan is to provide a high-end, luxurious experience as Audi wants to show that you can have your cake and eat it too. Meaning, the company wants to show that an electric vehicle doesn’t have to be boring and slow.

The company is very confident when it comes to electric vehicles, it predicts a 25 to 30 percent take rate by 2025. There is also a lot of talk of a hydrogen-fueled Audi, which is indispensable to the company. Not only that, self-driving vehicles, both electric and non-electric versions, should hit the road soon. While there have been a few high-profile deaths involving self-driving cars, they are still safer, and Audi wants to press on with this tech, and and the company has said as much.

If you are loyal Audi customer, you know that Audi fulfills it’s promises. Whether we talk about safety, reliability, power or luxury, Audi always delivers – usually above and beyond most peoples expectations. By buying an Audi, you will get all you desire in a car, and if you are waiting for an electric vehicle to come out soon, you won’t have to wait long as Audi is sure to deliver on time, if not early.

Audi A1

Audi is at it again. The tech-savvy German automaker is poised to take its industry leading automotive technology to even greater heights when the all new 2018 Audi A1 is released soon. As if the outstanding vehicles are not futuristic enough, the company promises that the new A1 will get a boost in both technology and quality. The tease has Audi enthusiasts waiting with bated breath to see just what the innovative automaker has planned. The first generation A1 supermini had already broken new ground with all the technology it contained, now comes word that the second-generation A1 supermini set to be released in 2018 is slightly larger and even more sophisticated.

According to automotive industry insiders, the improved design of the 2018 supermini makes it more comfortable and technologically advanced while being more practical. While the company is attempting to temper outsized expectations by saying the new A1 is more evolutionary than revolutionary, Audi lovers are still excited to see what changes this evolution has brought. Early reports say one of the many changes is designed to make rear seat passengers more comfortable by giving them additional room to spread out without the compromising speed and agility of the vehicle. But, it’s hard to read about it and make a decision, so you must test drive one out at Audi of Tucson.

The next major improvement hinted at along with the new platform is new engines. While the engines on the previous generation of A1s were stellar, Audi is said to have re-engineered the current 100 horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine to make it more powerful and even more responsive. There’s talk that Audi may even add the new 1.5-liter diesel and gas engine that the VW Group recently created. However, those in the know say the new VW Group designed engines will likely be first debuted on the next Audi A3 and then be offered as an option on the 2018 Audi A1.

As if that wasn’t enough to satisfy people that love the groundbreaking cars produced by the innovative German automotive company, the aesthetics of the 2018 Audi A1 have been improved, as well. Reports say the 2018 A1 will have sharper headlamps that feature unique new signatures on its daytime running lights, wider taillights, as well as the option across the range to have scrolling indicators. The new dashboard will also feature Audi’s new 12.3″ Virtual Cockpit, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as part of the automaker’s updated version of their MMI infotainment system.

For those with an eye out for an RS1, in recent weeks several sources have reported that a 280 horsepower pocket rocket might grace the Geneva Motor Show next year. It has also been confirmed that Audi will move its production from its facility in Brussels to the SEAT Martorell plant located in Barcelona. It’s the same facility where Audi plans to build the Ibiza and its smallest hatchback alongside each other.

Yes, Audi has some exciting new changes planned for it 2018 A1. And true Audi A1 lovers are having a tough time waiting to see just what the future looks like via Audi engineers’ vision.

Audi A7 spied

The Audi A7 is a top-seller. This full-size luxury car has been in production since 2010, and it is only getting more popular and better, in every way. There have been a few face-lifts, naturally, but that doesn’t meant that it can’t get better. Audi always wants to improve, and the next generation Audi A7 should be a big improvement on this amazing car. There has been rumbling going on for a while, and fans of the A7 are getting excited.

There are some leaked photos of the car, but they are from far away, so it’ not easy to see what is going on with the new model. But, rest assured, the outside won’t look dramatically different as Audi is not big on changing near-perfection. It will retain its fastback design, and it will sport the new Audi singleframe grille. Also, sharper headlights are going to be part of the A7. It will also likely have a more muscular and streamlined look, but again, things are not going to change drastically. This should make any fan of the A7 happy as it is a well-designed and sporty car that certainly turns heads. A lot of the big changes that are expected will be under the hood.

The next-generation Audi A7 is going to be built on the MLB evo platform, which should make it that much better, and it is also going to be used in the next Audi A8. This simply means that the A7 should lose some unneeded weight, all while offering better driving dynamics and more power. By shedding weight, the A7 will enjoy better fuel economy, which should be good news to anyone looking at buying a car in the future. All in all, the 2018 Audi A7 model and future models will be faster, lighter, safer and get better gas mileage, all while retaining the great styling and comfort.

As far as engine options, we can expect similar options to the one’s available now. Foreign markets, as always, will likely get a diesel model, and there is some talk a new plug-in version with the new generation of Audi A7s. The supercharged 3.0 liter V6 engine and turbo V8 will be available in the new generation of the A7, which should make buyers happy as both engines are more than capable of providing the driver will a lot of fun and power. To see the power of many Audi cars and SUVs, test drive all your favorites at Audi of Tucson. Once behind the wheel of any Audi, you will start singing the praises too.

If you are wondering what the big deal about the current generation of the A7, you should know what makes it so great. First and foremost, with it’s original design and Audi quattro, you will enjoy turning lots of heads. Combined with decent fuel economy, lots of technology and plenty of power, and it’s easy to see why people are excited about the Audi A7 and future models.

If you are waiting for the new Audi A7 to come out, the wait will be worth it. While the current model is already nearly perfect, the 2018 version and subsequent models will be even better.

The concept car Audi e-tron quattro at the Volkswagen Group Night (IAA) in Frankfurt.

The concept car Audi e-tron quattro at the Volkswagen Group Night (IAA) in Frankfurt.

Audi is at it again. The company is always on the forefront of tech and innovation, and this time, Audi wants to make three electric vehicles by 2020. While this is a formidable goal since very few people own electric cars now, if any company can do it, Audi is the one. There is no doubt about it, electric cars are the future, and by having the goal of three cars by 2020, Audi is going to push itself, along with other manufacturers, to get something going, sooner rather than later.

Other luxury vehicle manufacturers are getting serious about it too, and that is probably one reason why Audi is getting a little more serious about electric vehicles. Rivals like BMW and Mercedes have similar plans to add both sedans and SUVs, and Audi will probably catch up, and maybe even surpass these two companies. Recently, CEO, Rupert Stadler, spoke with a German media firm and said that electric vehicles will account for between 25 and 30 percent of Audi’s sales by 2025. Audi also has other plans such as investing in autonomous driving tech and digital services.

To achieve the goal of having various electric cars, Audi will set up a subsidiary, called SDS company. And, as of now, Audi may work with other companies in the industry to help bolster their electric lineups. Besides having a few amazing electric cars, Audi also wants to take the autonomous vehicles to the next level. It will be more like a robot car that may not even need pedals nor a steering wheel, which is the next logical step. While the autonomous vehicles of the future, along with the three electric cars Audi plans to make, are a great step, it comes at a, slight, cost. Though it’s been talked about for a long time, the two-door A3 may get the ax, but things, naturally, can change. The company feels it would not lose customers, and most loyal Audi buyers would find something else that Audi makes, perhaps a better and newer version. If you are in the market for a new car, Audi is sure to provide what you are looking for, and you can find the best Audi cars and SUVs at Audi of Tucson.

Audi also has interest in fuel cell cars, but it is not a question of will or ability. It is a question of technology on the infrastructure end as there simply is not enough infrastructure to support fuel cell cars going coast to coast. Other than small pockets in major coastal cities, fuel cell drivers would have serious problems getting fuel. On the electric car front, many who love the Audi brand are hoping that the company will release something like the R8 e-tron, though nothing is set in stone as plans, ideas and the wants and needs of drivers are all constantly changing.

If you are a fan of what Audi has to offer, you should be pretty excited about the future. Not only will the company have autonomous vehicles, but within a few years, we will see multiple electric vehicles on the road. In the future, most Audi’s will be all-electric, and that includes cars and SUVs.

Group of Audi Cars

With more than 950,000 units delivered, Audi increased its sales by 5.6 percent, since January, and it grew in all regions. The car manufacturer enjoyed strong growth, especially in the European market. In fact, sales in the European market increased an impressive 8.4 percent, since the beginning of 2016. For the first time in the history of Audi, the company sold more than 450,000 units in Europe. The new models such as Audi A4 and the Audi Q7 full size SUV have helped sales greatly; worldwide the Audi Q7 full size SUV has enjoyed an increase of over 73 percent in sales, worldwide.

In June, deliveries worldwide enjoyed a robust 7.4 percent increase as sales hit 169,000 units. Like most other auto manufacturers right now, Audi has persisting challenges in key markets. With slow economic growth and uncertainty in most of the major markets, it is a wonder that Audi enjoyed such a successful month and is having a great year. Things are only looking better for Audi, and if the company can execute, there is no reason to believe that it won’t continue shattering sales goals. That doesn’t mean that there are not plenty of great Audi’s to check out now, and you can see that for yourself at Audi of Tucson.

To get where it wants to go, obviously Audi will need to lean hard on its flagship vehicles . The A8, for example, is only going to get better, any this is one of the main reasons why Audi is killing it right now. However, in the upcoming months, the company plans to strengthen its portfolio with new concepts such as the SQ7 TDI, Q7 e-tron and A6L e-tron. Not only that, Audi has new technology that it is working on such as autonomous vehicles, which will revolutionize the industry and boost sales. Already successful models are going to enjoy some changes, including the A5 and A3, which is likely to boost sales and gain more happy customers for the company.

With the plummet of gas prices, Audi has experienced something that other manufacturers are also experiencing. Nearly every other unit sold in the United States, so far this year, has been an SUV. For this reason, the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 enjoyed brisk sales as buyers truly love the crossovers that they are being offered. While not as big of a market, Canada enjoyed a huge jump of 16 percent as the company sold 15,614 units. This is no surprise as anyone who has been to Canada knows that an SUV is a well-used vehicle, especially in the winter months as people appreciate the all-wheel drive Quattro.

As mentioned, the technologies offered by Audi are top-notch, and this is one of the reasons why it is enjoying robust sales. While the autonomous car is not here today, there are other tech items that make the driver more comfortable such as heated seats, power everything and a great stereo. This certainly helps people make up their minds to buy an Audi, and if you are ever looking for one, you will love how much technology Audi has.

Audi is enjoying a great year all around the world, and it should only get better as the company is never shy about making great changes that benefit us all.