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Auto industry experts waited with baited breath at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show to finally get a look at Audi’s newly developed production version of it e-tron SUV. The e-tron is the badge Audi is using for its soon-to-be-released line of electric vehicles. The company had debuted a prototype of the e-tron SUV when it unveiled the new Audi A6. But the gathered press were shocked and bemused when Audi didn’t unveil the e-tron SUV, but instead announced it had put 250 e-tron prototypes covered in camouflage on the streets of Geneva, Switzerland. While some have caught glimpses of the vehicles, no one is 100% sure what Audi’s electric SUV looks like. While the company is still working on prototypes, if you want to check out an Audi vehicle, head to Audi Of Tucson.

Audi, which had previously used the e-tron name on its plug-in hybrid A3, will force the automotive world to wait until August to officially unveil its new electric SUV with a 311-mile range. However, sharp-eyed automotive enthusiasts in the know already have a little inside scoop on the e-tron SUV test fleet released on Geneva’s streets covered in a conspicuously designed camouflage black and orange in color. The prototypes are powered by three electric motors which combine to produce 320 kW or approximately 429 horsepower. The trio of motors create an electronic version of the Quattro all-wheel drive system Audi developed.

A rechargeable battery pack powers the motors. The battery pack can be recharged in 30 minutes at fast-charging stations and gives the e-tron SUV enough power to travel about 311 miles. Over the next few months Audi is expected do public tests on the 250 e-tron SUV prototypes on four continents and cover more than 5 million miles before its big reveal of its production model later in the year. The vehicle will be tested in a variety of climates and terrain and use a several different charging standards in order to evaluate its real-world viability.

Audi will enjoy all the social media buzz that the attention-grabbing special e-tron camo covered vehicles will generate without divulging the new vehicle’s design details. The company has signaled that the actual production version of the e-tron SUV will be revealed at an event to be held in Brussels later in the year. At that time the company disclose precise details related to the e-tron SUV’s performance, specific range, packaging and pricing. Deliveries of the EV for the 2019 model year are expected to begin at dealerships around the country by the last quarter of 2018.

Sources described the e-tron SUV, Audi’s first purely electrically powered vehicle, as a sporty, premium SUV with a roomy interior, comfortable seating for five and lots of room for luggage similar to other Audi luxury-class vehicles. The e-tron SUV goes from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds, its top speed is 130 mph and it produces 590 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle has a large singleframe grille flanked on either side by slim headlights and can deliver a strong performance on a variety of terrain. The e-tron SUV is produced in a Brussels carbon-neutral plant.

A Look At The 2018 Audi TT

The 2018 Audi TT RS is among the top German sports cars. This is the first year for the RS version of the Audi TT. It features a powerful DOHC 20-valve turbocharged inline-five, 2.5-liter 400 horsepower engine. The front fascia of the RS has large flared out intakes that allows for more airflow. It also has a purposeful wing and in the back there are large-caliber oval exhaust outlets. The all-wheel drive 2018 Audi TT RS delivers 354 pound-feet of torque, goes from zero-to-60 in an amazing 3.2 seconds and zooming along at 119 miles per hour, it flies through the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds. Plus, it looks cute as a button, but has the soul of a lion. By checking one out at Audi Of Tucson, you are sure to see how great the 2018 Audi TT really is.

The brand new Audi TT RS has a base price of $65,875 and a long list of exceptional options. Those options include the Dynamic Plus package which features carbon-ceramic front brake discs, as well as a stiffer Sport suspension. Its Technology package adds a navigation system and a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system. When buyers opt for the Black Optic package they get the menacing blacked out mirror caps and exterior trim. There’s also an exhaust system with black tips and a very loud button.

When it comes to interior styling, the 2018 Audi TT RS has one of the nicest sports-car interiors. Audi’s little coupe has black leather seats with red contrast stitching set around diamond-patterned perforations. Plus, it’s fastidiously detailed. The contour changes and line breaks have new materials and finishes setting them off. This provides a peek at the seating surface’s red underside. There are even red bands on the edges of the seatbelts in the RS’ Design package. Even the in-dash air vents are specially engineered. Audi incorporates all those things and the coupe still looks sleek, cool and powerful.

The 2018 Audi TT RS is 165 inches long, 72.1 inches wide and 52.9 inches in height, has a wheelbase of 98.6 inches and a curb weight of 3,255 pounds. This all-wheel drive vehicle has a smooth shifting 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission combined with the market’s only high-performance quintuple engine with immediate and monstrous thrust and a top speed of 174 miles per hour. The vehicle averages 22 mpg in city driving, 19 mpg on the highway and it rides on a Sport’s tuned suspension featuring perfectly balanced struts, coil springs as well as anti-roll bars that let’s drivers feel the road.

This sporty, good looking coupe is comfortable, ergonomically designed, has ample cargo space and lots of excellent features and amenities. Both its interior and exterior styling are impressive and the vehicle is fun to drive. With the 2018 Audi TT RS, the German automaker has an impressive car. One that’s a dramatic departure from previous iterations of the TT and it’s a great accomplishment. This vehicle is no prima donna. While it’s stylish and technologically advanced, it offers a combination of great looks, good feel and excellent performance few vehicles can match.

A Peek At The 2018 Audi S4

If you want a perfectly good car, check out the 2018 Audi S4. This car checks all the boxes. It’s well-made, practical, safe, reliable and affordably priced. Industry analysts can’t find a negative thing to say about it. It boasts a 354-horsepower V6 engine mated with an eight-speed transmission and features all-wheel drive. This makes the S4 perfect for safely and comfortably traversing city and country roads. Plus, Audi offers a host of technological and aesthetic conveniences you can add for little or nothing. And its $50,900 starting price is a lot less than its closest competitors. Check one out at Audi Of Tucson, and you are sure to see that it’s much better than the competition.

The 2018 Audi S4 is a perfect example of the ideal modern luxury sedan. It offers comfort, practicality, reliability and safety, is aesthetically pleasing and as technologically advanced as a space ship. It far outclasses the top luxury cars of the past. The vehicle’s attributes of style, safety and capability are contemporary virtues in an automotive world where bland standardization and look-at-me frivolity across segments and brands has become the order of the day. That’s even true for car companies celebrating 70 to 100 years in the industry.

Its turbocharged, V6 3.0-liter engine delivers 354 horsepower along with 369 pound-feet of torque. The S line marks Audi’s entrance into the sport market. And the 2018 S4 delivers performance that’s better and more engaged than anything BMW and Mercedes is offering in its class. This vehicle is a sporty upgrade on Audi’s $36,000 A4. The more dynamic-looking version of the S4 is Audi’s coupe, the 2018 S5.

The 2018 Audi S4 produces 164 more horsepower as well as increased pound-feet of torque of 133 compared to the A4 model. This enables the 2018 S4 to go from zero-to-60 in 4.4 seconds and go as fast as 155 miles per hour at top speed or 130 mph using all-weather tires. Plus, whether in low gear or punching it on the highway, the S4 is smooth and quiet unlike some competing sports models. The 2018 S4 also gets an impressive 30 mpg in highway driving.

The steering in this five-person sedan is firm, the brakes are effective and the vehicle is a capable, dutiful, tasteful, daily driver that’s not flashy. The updated interior is the vehicle’s most exciting feature. It has a flat-bottomed, three-spoke steering wheel, LED interior lighting, auto-dimming lights and a panoramic sunroof that all come standard. Adding the technology package gives you navigation, a system providing side and rear crash-avoidance and Audi’s Virtual cockpit with its 12.3-inch information cluster displaying audio, phone, infotainment and navigation facts digitally and in one place.

The seats in the 2018 Audi S4 are delightfully firm, have a massage function and power-operated side bolsters all standard. There’s lots of headroom and legroom and the interior feels, light, airy and uncomplicated. The split-folding rear seat back adds to the trunk’s 13 cubic feet of space and makes stowing and transporting groceries, sports gear and even appliances a breeze.

The 2018 Audi S4 is the perfect modern luxury sedan.

Audi has recently given the public a peek at its second-generation 2019 A7 and there are lots of reasons to like this vehicle. The sleek-looking fastback has some pretty cool technology that includes very clever lights as well as cutting-edge driverless tech. The front grill has radar and lidar sensors and it looks great even from behind with its distinctive rear LED lights. Inside, the automobile features Audi’s latest version of their MMI infotainment system and the rear wing has a crease above it which elegantly holds the fuel filter. This Sportback doesn’t just look good, it’s practical as well. While it’s a practical car, you may want to push it to its limits, and taking one for a spin at Audi Of Tucson should be in order.

Audi has included many details from its 2014 Prologue concept car in the new Audi A7. That could include matrix LED headlights which contain some very clever laser spotlights, if it gets NHTSA approval. This type of lighting technology is one of the new A7’s key features. This helped to make it stand out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year. The new 2019 Audi A7 is a gorgeous automobile. It also has the class-leading infotainment system, level 3 autonomous driving capability and advanced headlights found in Audi’s flagship A8 sedan.

The new A7 also has the convenience of four doors as well as a hatchback and coupe-like elegance and styling seen on the Audi Prologue concept in 2014. The 2019 A7 is low, wide and has flared rear-wheel arches, but at 16.3 feet long and 6.3 feet wide, it’s a big car. And Audi uses that space well. Compared to the outgoing model, it has more legroom and, thanks to headlining bump-outs, more headroom as well. With 18.9 cubic feet of luggage space with the seat up, the trunk is huge. Fold down the rear seats and the new A7 has 49.i cubic feet of luggage space.

The lights on the 2019 Audi A7 are among its most striking features. The LED lights in the front and rear go through an intriguing animated cycle when you start up the vehicle. According to Audi, the headlights’ 12 lighting segments mimic the 0 and 1 binary digits. Its laser spotlights project much farther than conventional high-beams. Plus, the driver can control the shape of the matrix LEDs beams right down to each individual pixel. This allows for the use of full beam without oncoming drivers being blinded. However, there are some Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard and NHTSA regulations the headlights must pass before they can be used in the U.S.

Still, the vehicle’s vast roominess in the luggage compartment, innovative new lighting technology, sleek styling, convenience getting in and out and the new infotainment system with its two haptic-feedback touchscreens and other advancements make the 2019 Audi A7 and excellent choice. While the new driverless technology and headlights still have a few regulatory hurdles to overcome, this bigger, more beautiful, technologically advanced vehicle has a growing number of buyers very excited. All those helpful upgrades mean many people will want to own the second-generation 2019 Audi A7.

The 2018 Audi S5 Sportback is a fashionable and quick automobile. The four-door hatchback also combines the comfort, convenience and sleek looks of Audi’s S4 sedan and S5 coupe. The vehicle is powered by a 354 horsepower, 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine and delivers an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque. Standard equipment also includes the A5’s 8-speed, smooth-shifting automatic transmission. Add Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system, excellent acceleration and strong performance and its easy to see why a growing number of people love this sporty little automobile.

This Sportback also has many other benefits. Its hatchback body offers added versatility, behind its back seat the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback has cargo space in excess of 22 cubic feet. Plus, the vehicle looks good, is very practical, gets good gas mileage and has Audi’s cutting-edge technology throughout. Add its tenacious grip, stirring styling, soul stirring powerful engine, excellent fit and finish and affordable price and it looks like a lot more young folks will be driving these roomy, stylish, technologically advanced Audi S5 Sportbacks in the coming years. To see an Audi in-person, head on down to Audi Of Tucson. Here, you can check out a 2018 Audi S5 Sportback or any other great Audi.

Audi has made a number of upgrades to the S5 Sportback for 2018. The vehicle is built on a wheelbase that 2.4 inches longer than its two-door counterparts. It’s hatchback body style gives it more versatility. The latest version of Audi’s forced-induction V-6 engine working in tandem with an eight-speed automatic transmission now powers the vehicle. Together they produce 21 more horsepower and 44 more pounds-feet of torque than the supercharged V-6 powered S5 coupe and convertible that preceded it. With more room and power and better styling the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback’s a very attractive automobile.

There are a number of trims and options people can choose to make the 2018 S5 Sportback even more attractive. The Premium Plus trim adds a number of excellent features. They include a 7-inch infotainment screen, three-zone automatic climate control, leather seats and front seats that are heated and have a massaging function. If you upgrade to the Prestige trim for an additional $4,400 you can get even more niceties. Some of those additional upgrades include a heads-up display, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit with its digital gauge cluster, an 8.3-inch infotainment screen complete with navigation, plus a 360-degree camera.

The base price of the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback is $55,375. That’s about $3,000 more than Audi’s S4 sedan and $200 less than the price of the company’s S5 coupe. You can also add the Driver Assistance package which features lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights for an additional $1,800. The S Sport package with torque-vectoring rear differential, adaptive dampers and red brake calipers costs $2,500. For another $350 you can also get rear side airbags. When you add all those cool upgrades to the cost of the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback, the total price is $64,425.

If you are looking for a vehicle with all the bells, whistles and advanced technologies you want, plus roominess, cargo space, style and power, this is the vehicle for you.

The 2018 Audi Q5 and Q7 are two very popular, technologically advanced automobiles. They are known for their comfort, versatility and superior performance. Now comes word that the vehicles have recently been judged to have prestigious five-star safety ratings as well. According to the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, both the 2018 versions of the Audi Q5 as well as the Q7 were so impressive in their testing, they give them five stars, the highest ratings possible.

In order to achieve such a high safety rating score, both Audi’s Q5 and its Q7 underwent testing under the New Car Assessment Program run by the NHTSA. The five-star overall rating is based on the results of frontal crash tests, side crash tests, as well as a rollover resistance evaluation. Both the vehicles showed the ability to provide their occupants with the highest level of protection possible should the automobiles be involved in an accident. The testers at the NHTSA were so impressed with the way the Q5 and Q7 performed in the tests, the gave them the highest rating, five stars.

For car buyers for whom their safety and the safety of their vehicle’s occupants is of paramount importance, a five-star safety rating pushes the 2018 Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 to the head of the class. These vehicles already stood out because of their luxury features, performance, handling and technological advancements. However, they also have driver assistance systems that are designed to help drivers better and more safely navigate the roads regardless of the traffic and weather conditions. These driver assistance systems give drivers and increased level of peace of mind. To check out an Audi Q5 or Audi Q7 and see how they work for you, head to Audi Of Tucson and take one for a drive.

The 2018 Audi Q5 and Q7 both have the excellent standard Audi pre-sense basic. This system can help to prepare the vehicle to better protect the occupants from impact. When the vehicle’s systems determine that there is an impending collision, they close all the side windows as well as the panoramic sunroof. The pre-sense system also pretensions the safety belts in the front seats. In addition, when the Q5 and Q& are traveling at up to 52 miles per hour, the standard Audi pre-sense city is able to detect both stationary vehicles as well as pedestrians. The system can cause the vehicle to come to a stop to prevent a potential collision.

Both the 2018 Audi Q% and the Audi Q7 can have the available Audi pre-sense rear. This system can help to monitor traffic that is following the vehicle. It then initiates similar actions to the Audi pre-sense basic. The available Audi side assist system uses LED indicators located on the housing of the exterior mirrors to provide blind spot monitoring. These two systems are very effective and are part of the reason why the 2018 Audi Q5 and Q7 received their five-star ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

That five-star rating has helped to make the Q5 and Q7 become more attractive for people in the market for the best family vehicle possible.

The 2018 Audi Q5 Reviewed

Audi has upgraded the Q5, one of its most popular models. The 2018 Audi Q5 has been improved inside and out. It’s longer, wider, faster, more powerful, better looking and more aerodynamic. It’s also more technologically advanced, roomier, more comfortable, quieter and safer. Audi has taken a great vehicle and made it better. All of that and the price is only incrementally higher.

Although the Audi Q5 has been a top seller, the mid-size crossover hadn’t had any significant changes made since 2008 when it was first introduced. For 2018 Audi has transformed the Q5 and made it even more cutting edge. It starts with the engine. The new Q5 has more horsepower, more torque and goes from zero to 60 faster than previous models. Plus, the all-wheel drive Q5 also has an improved seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

The exterior of the new Q5 is an inch longer, with a wheelbase that’s a little bigger and the body is two inches wider. Plus, the grille, hood and sideview mirrors have been tweaked to make the 2018 Audi Q5 more aerodynamic. These changes reflect the vehicle’s evolution, and you can see it for yourself at Audi Of Tucson.

Inside the Audi 2018 Q5, the company has improved both the fantastic MMI infotainment system as well as the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster has a more clever layout, an added smaller HD screen to supplement the functions of the 8.3-inch main HD screen located mid dashboard. It also has a trackpad for text input and an easy to use knob to control the display. Plus, there are now touch-sensitive drive select and climate control buttons. It’s all part of the ‘retina treatment’ the dashboard was given. Even the virtual cockpit has been upgraded to be on par with the more expensive Q7’s.

The new Q5 has a well-trimmed interior. The comfortable front seats have adjustable lumbar support. Even with its panoramic moonroof, the 2018 Audi Q5 has lots of headroom and adjustable backseats that holds two adults comfortably and has climate controls of their own. The three backseats can be folded down independently and create cargo space of over 60 cubic feet. Keep the seats upright and there’s 26.3 cubic feet of storage space that easily accessible through its power liftgate.

Driving the 2018 Audi Q5 is a wonderful experience whether you set the drive to auto, all-road, comfort, dynamic, efficiency or off-road. The cabin is quiet and peaceful.
Plus, it has a host of helpful driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind spot warning, back-up camera, cameras on the crossover’s four corners, as well as a top-view camera system which provides parking assistance.

The updated 2018 Audi Q5 offers a wonderful combination of technological sophistication, a plush interior, fantastic cockpit ergonomics and an immensely satisfying, serene ride. The MMI’s excellent interface with its HD ‘retina’ style display is a pleasure to use. Everything is easy to reach and simple to operate. The smart design of the upgrades to the 2018 Audi Q5 has taken its look, feel and function to another level.

The classy, stylish, all-new 2019 Audi A8 creates a bridge between the present and the future with its groundbreaking level 3 technology with autonomous capabilities. It lets drivers take their eyes off the road while driving under certain conditions. The car also tops its rivals in passenger safety and interior luxury. The re-sculpted A8 still has it predecessors’ sleek design, but it has modernized the interior, closed panel gaps and sharpened creases.

It has a new lightweight chassis made from aluminum alloy, carbon-fiber based composites, high-strength steel and magnesium. This makes it lighter and stiffer and has earned Audi the best-in-class title for having the lowest curb weight. Its cockpit is luxurious, tastefully styled and features an instrument panel which uses multiple flat screen glass displays. The 10.1 inch and 8.6 inch touch-sensitive displays are bright and multi-configurable, offer haptic feedback and provide a futuristic bird’s-eye view of the car when parking using its advanced onboard systems.

The 2019 Audi A8’s interior design looks and feels spectacular. The leather seats are buttery-soft and very comfortable, the open-pore woods touches are beautiful and everything is perfectly placed and eye-pleasing. The overall composition is exemplary in fit and finish and the execution is near-perfect. Its luxurious appointments leave occupants feeling thoroughly pampered. To see how great it is and how you will feel, check one out at Audi Of Tucson. The Audi A8 sedan is truly one of the best on the market.

The 2019 Audi A8 added a 48-volt electromechanical suspension to make the ride more comfortable. It adapts in milliseconds to changing road conditions. Using cameras, its dampers read upcoming road conditions and signals the suspension to proactively lift the wheels and chassis independently to allow the sedan to float over potholes. It also raises the side of the vehicle instantly when there’s an imminent side impact to lessen injury and reduce intrusion. The seat belts also cinch tight and moon-roof and windows close.

The A8’s rear-steering system with its additional steering rack enhances maneuverability and stability by allowing the rear wheels to move as much as five degrees. Its sensors reduce low-speed collisions by mapping the surroundings and guiding drivers around impediments. The vehicle comes with two different engines. A turbocharged V6 3.0-liter, 340-horsepower one that delivers 368-feet-pound of torque and goes from 0-60 in under than six seconds and a V8, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter, 460-horsepower offering 486-pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with a 8-speed automatic transmission that uses Audi’s rear-based, all-wheel-drive Quattro system to send power to all four wheels.

The 2019 A8 is a mild hybrid and employ 48-volt lithium-ion batteries which powers it when it’s coasting above 35 mph. The start-stop system uses a predictive function to reengage the engine when traffic begins moving again. The new A8 has excellent driving dynamics. Its self-driving system uses almost two dozen sensors including GPS, cameras, lasers and radar. The sophisticated Level 3 autonomous intelligence systems continually monitor the vehicle’s surroundings to improve safety and reduce the driver’s workload.

The 2019 Audi A8 is a lavishly-crafted, groundbreaking, world-class luxury sedan loaded with comprehensive, innovative, technically advanced systems. It successfully bridges the human/machine gap for piloting the vehicle.

The 2018 Audi SQ5 is making it a lot easier for people to go with the flow and get a compact-crossover. The compact luxury crossovers ranks continue to grow. The segment now has 21 offerings from major brands like Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, BMW and Land Rover, and all of them are fun to drive. But the 2018 Audi SQ5 is sure to make its mark. While the Audi Q5 is an excellent vehicle, the high-performance SQ5 takes the burgeoning compact luxury crossover subgroup to an entirely new level.

Audi has made several upgrades to its next generation 2018 SQ5. It is now powered by an all-new turbocharged V-6, 354-horsepower engine. It also has an all-new chassis as well as standard adaptive dampers. Plus, air springs are now an available option. The exterior design of the 2018 Audi SQ5 has also been tweaked. The car now features a revised front grille as well as a character line that run along the entire length of the car. These help to make the new SQ5 look distinctly different than previous models. This latest generation of the SQ5 also boasts improved performance, agility, comfort and fuel efficiency.

Audi offers two different trims and a variety of options from which buyers can choose. The entry-level model is the Premium Plus and there is also the upper Prestige version of the 2018 SQ5. The base price of the Audi SQ5 is $55,275. For an additional $4,200, buyers can splurge on the Prestige model with its wonderful additional equipment. It includes an MMI infotainment system that features Audi’s amazing virtual cockpit, a head-up display, navigation, a Bang & Olufsen 19-speaker sound system, adaptive suspension and 4G LTE capability.

The interior of the 2018 Audi SQ5 is handsomely arranged and well appointed. It has all the snazzy modern technology that occupants want and need. The vehicle has an abundance of excellent standard interior features that ensure the driver and front seat passengers are cradled in comfort. The updated interior in the new SQ5 offers passengers and their cargo a little more space than in previous SQ5s. Both the base model Premium Plus and the Prestige trim share the same powertrain. That means drivers that choose the less expensive model still get to enjoy the SQ5’s substance.

Premium Plus buyers can also get the S Sport package for an additional $3000. This package adds red brake calipers, a torque-vectoring rear differential and adaptive air suspension. Whether you want the base model or get the version with the all the add-ons, Audi Of Tucson is the place to go for a 2018 Audi SQ5.

When you add it all up, the 2018 Audi SQ5 is an excellent performance-luxury crossover that offers a great blend of style, technological advancements, comfort and agility. Both driver and passengers will enjoy the smooth ride it provides as well as its sporty feel. Drivers will rave about its great handling and easy access to all the SQ5’s driver assistance and infotainment options. Overall, the 2018 Audi SQ5 is a sporty, comfortable vehicle which strikes a perfect balance between performance and luxury. This allows it to hold its own in the tough crossover segment.

2018 Audi SQ5 SUV -Sporty and Luxurious

The 2018 Audi Q5 can see the future and, for a few milliseconds, its Quattro all-wheel drive system seems to bend time and space. But that’s the type of technological leaps people have come to expect from Audi. For 2018, Audi has completely revamped the Q5. It now has an upgraded 252 horsepower, VW-redeveloped 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged I4 engine, All-Wheel Drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Together they deliver 273 pound/feet of torque as well as great fuel economy and a driving experience that’s second to none. But, it’s Audi’s digital program that reads the road ahead to adjust the quarto system for it 500 milliseconds in advance that bends time.

Welcome to the future of automotive technology and, as usual, Audi is leading the way. The new Audi A5 can predict what the pavement will be like in advance and within 200 milliseconds, the all-wheel-drive system will engage and make preemptive adjustments. With the Q5 SUV making up 25% of Audi’s U.S. sales, the company has invested $1.3 billion in its new San Jose Chiapa, Mexico factory and created a midsize luxury crossover that’s light years ahead of the competition. To see how ahead of the competition the Audi brand is, check one out at Audi Of Tucson.

The 2018 Audi Q5 now goes from 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, a second faster than its 3.0 liter V6 predecessor. It has a prop shaft decoupling system which releases its rear wheels when they’re not needed. This improves fuel efficiency. Inside, there a Bang and Olufsen premium sound system with Audi Connect, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay all available. Adaptive damping on the new Q5 is standard while the air suspension is optional.

Inside there’s tons of cutting-edge technology. High-def big screens, tech-heavy center console and an easy-to-use, responsive touchpad put all the controls conveniently within the driver’s reach. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and the gear selector is wide and perfectly placed. The new Q5 has endless cameras and sensors that alert the driver if anything gets too close and makes getting into and out of tight spots easier. The 252-horsepower four-cylinder engine provides ample power for smooth, quick takeoffs, drops gears in a flash with its dual-clutch transmission and coasts well using its disconnecting prop shaft.

The 2018 Audi Q5 is available in three trims. Premium, Premium Plus and the top-of-the-line Prestige. Choose the Sports Package and your Q5 gets four-piston hi-po brakes. The SQ5 gets six-pots. Drive in dynamic mode and the Q5 grips even the most curving, rising or running roads and is ready for more. Its optional 19-inch wheels and special tires make handling near-hairpin curves smooth and easy. The 2018 Audi SQ5 has a roomy backseat and a huge cargo area looks deceptively shallow from inside. Open the tailgate and it’s 3 feet deeper than it looks.

The 2018 Audi Q5’s suspension setup gives it a quick, sporty, powerful feel. Its interior is luxurious and whether you choose the $42,000 base model or the $50,000 Prestige trim, your vehicle can see a half-second into the future.