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A small, compact car that has been around for over 20 years, the Audi A3 has gone through some changes over the years, both minor and major. However, things haven’t changed too much, which is a good thing since the car has remained popular for a long time. While true, the Audi A3 is certainly a modern car with plenty of amenities and luxuries, and there is a lot to love.
While people didn’t use to care about gas mileage, times are changing and even sports car and SUV buyers are looking at the sticker to see what vehicles get. The 2017 Audi A3 does well, and it gets 26 MPG in the city and 35 on the highway. While solid gas mileage may not be sexy, good cornering and handling is. If you opt for the quattro all-wheel drive version, you can have fun on mountain roads, in city traffic and off the road. With a panoramic sunroof, plenty of power and great handling, the Audi A3 is certainly built for fun.
It’s hard to find a well-built, fun to drive and luxurious car without spending a lot of money. While not priced as cheaply as a boring and underpowered sedan, the Audi A3 is certainly affordable, and you can get the base model for around $31,000. Considering all the included luxury, it’s a great deal. If you want to invest more, including improving the exterior appearance or 14 speakers, you can make your driving experience that much better.
When getting a new car, you may be worried that you will end up with a boring dud. But, with the Audi A3, you are in luck. As far as safety, the Insurance Institute for highway safety rated the car a Top Safety Pick+. It also received a 5-star rating award from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. The respected Kelley Blue Book rated the 2016 Audi A3 one of the 10 best luxury cars for under $35,000. With so much respect from the industry, you can buy an A3 without fear, and you can buy one at Audi of Tucson.
Another thing that Audi does well is technology. With advanced technologies, drivers can have more fun, enjoy more comfort and even have a safer car. With the Audi virtual cockpit, you can enjoy all the technology in the car in one place. Whether looking to make a call, change the radio station or get directions, the Audi A3 can do it with ease. On long road trips, drivers will love the adaptive cruise control, with stop and go. The Audi active lane assist system can help you avoid accidents.
If you test drive a 2017 Audi A3, or any other Audi for that matter, at Tucson Audi, you are sure to fall in love. Audi’s hold their resell value for a long time, and anyone can, without fear, make an investment in a new Audi. Coupled with a commitment to making technologically advanced cars, and it’s easy to see why people have become loyal to Audi and its great cars.
The 2017 Audi A4 Allroad is the perfect wagon for SUV lovers who crave more. In fact, it’s better than an SUV in every conceivable way. While SUVs often have compromised handling or a boxy feel, this isn’t the case with the Audi A4 Allroad. No, in fact, it has the feeling of a refined car, all while offering benefits of an SUV. The Audi A4 Allroad has been available since 2001, and it’s a great alternative to the rest, and anyone craving a little more should check one out.
While some wagons are underpowered, the 2.0 liter, turbocharged four-cylinder motor offers a very adequate 252 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque, which ensures that you will never have feel like you are driving some heavy and underpowered vehicle. You won’t miss out on storage space either, as the Allroad has more room than a passenger car, and with a lengthened rear, you will certainly have enough room for all your gear. Whether you want to pick up the family from the airport or go on a weekend camping trip, the Allroad has you and your family covered.
On the road, many SUVs offer a bland driving experience. With some larger SUVs, you will have a hard time on curvy mountain roads and on the freeway. But, with the Audi A4 Allroad, you can zip up mountain roads, two-lane highways and freeways with ease. Not only does the 252 horsepower engine give you enough power to do so, but on the road, the wagon handles more like a car and less like an SUV. Once off the road, you will also find that driving an Audi A4 Allroad is easy and enjoyable. While there isn’t as much clearance space as some of the more beloved SUVs on the market, you will certainly have enough clearance to enjoy the the muddy trails. But, for 95 percent of off-roading, the Allroad will leave all others in the dust.
Like a lot of modern automobiles available on the market today, the Allroad gives you a wide range of driver-selectable modes, depending on the circumstances. In Comfort mode, for example, you can cruise over potholes and speedbumps, and the car just soaks it up. On the other head, with Dynamic mode, you can fly up a twisting mountain road that would leave typical SUV owners jealous. With a quick-acting dual-clutch seven speed automatic transmission and a 0-60 time of around six seconds, you are sure to have fun in any situation, which you can’t say for most vehicles on the market today.
If you value a sporty feel in a car, you should check out the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad Audi of Tucson. While you probably can’t take it off the pavement or push it to the limits it deserves while on a test drive, you are certainly going to love what you see. With an interior that screams luxury and an aggressive, yet refined, exterior, you won’t have anything to be disappointed about.
Audi has done it again. A perennial leader in innovative new automotive technology, the German automaker is now being lauded for transforming and old technology and making it more efficient and effective. That technology is adaptive cruise control. Audi was first place winner in the 2017 Autoblog Technology of the Year in the feature category. The feature that’s generating high praise is the Audi Adaptive Cruise Control. Audi’s upgrades and improvements to the system have made it easier to use and more effective than ever before. And it’s still continuing to evolve in Audi’s capable hands.
Most people think of adaptive cruise control as the system that keeps automobiles a set distance apart while in moving traffic. But the system that Audi has created does much more than that. It also takes into account the topography, speed limits and the curve of the road. For example, when a vehicle with Audi’s adaptive cruise control goes by a speed limit sign, it automatically resets the set speed to match the speed limit. When an Audi automobile with the new feature approaches a series of tight turns on a winding road, the vehicle will automatically slow appropriately, as required. Set navigation destination, and the unique adaptive cruise control system will slow the vehicle so you can navigate the turn without touching the pedals.
This isn’t a system Audi plans to use sometime in the future. The innovative Audi adaptive cruise control is already used in several Audi models currently on the road. It is currently available when you buy Audi’s A4 sedan and Allroad models. The system is also currently in use on Audi’s Q7 crossover. Plus this great new system will also be available as an option on all of the upcoming Audi S4, A5/S5 as well as Q5 models. In the future all Audi models with have this award-winning adaptive cruise control system. This will give Audi owners even more peace of mind. While the safety features Audi provides are great, if you want to test drive an Audi and see how powerful and fun one is to drive, you should do so at Audi of Tucson.
Jaguar and Cadillac were the two other finalists that were competing with Audi’s advanced cruise system for technology feature of the year. Jaguar’s entry was their Activity Key. The Cadillac feature that was in the running was their Rear Camera Mirror. Audi may have won because its newest Adaptive Cruise Control system represents a bigger technological leap forward than the other two. Adaptive cruise control is also an effective safety feature, unlike the other two competing technologies. The system is also a step closer to full-autonomous driving automobiles.
Audi has long been an auto industry leader when it comes to innovative technologies that improve the driving experience. It is also in the forefront of automotive self-driving technology. This system is clearly a step towards that goal. Audi’s new adaptive cruise control system is also another example of their commitment to safety. Audi has long been an automotive brand known for performance, comfort and convenience. This victory in the 2017 Autoblog Technology of the Year awards reminds the driving public they’re seriously committed to safety as well.
The Audi A4 is a vehicle that’s in a class by itself. Audi has long been known for its innovative automotive technology, and the A4 is the brand’s showpiece. The Audi A4 is a small luxury sedan that has a lot more to offer than other automobiles in its class. The vehicle is known for combining a stirring driving performance with comfort, safety, convenience and all the latest technological advances. In it’s segment, the A4 is considered to be the car to get if you are looking for the very best.
Whether you are zipping through city traffic or winding your way through switchbacks in the mountains, driving the all-new A4 is a whole lot of fun. The vehicle’s understated yet very attractive interior design allows occupants to operate all its incredible high-tech features with ease. That’s because of the A4’s smartly placed buttons and intuitive MMI infotainment system. Plus its roomy interior offers lots of space for front and rear passengers to feel comfortable. Even tall adults can fit easily in the back with lots of room to spread out and relax.To see how roomy and comfortable an Audi A4 is, check one out and take one for a spin at Audi of Tucson.
The A4’s impeccably constructed cabin looks great and the vehicle is chuck full of easy-to-use, cutting-edge safety and technology features. Plus, the A4s turbocharged engine offers lightening fast acceleration. The 2017 Audi A4 was completely redesigned and now features more power, better fuel economy and a truck load of new features that help to make driving it a pleasure while protecting the occupants with effective new safety advances.
Many people rave about the Premium Plus trim of midrange A4, which adds to the base Premium model’s already generous features list yet remains reasonably priced. Plus you can add the new cluster display that’s all digital to the Premium Plus package. Opt for the All-wheel drive model, and you are sure to smile when you experience how it enhances the performance of the vehicle and provides added assurance for people driving it in areas that are prone to bad weather.
The 2017 Audi A4 comes with three main trim levels. They are the Prestige, Premium and the Premium Plus. There is also an A4 Ultra subtrim that’s more fuel-efficient and can be had in conjunction with both the Premium trim and the Premium Plus trim. The A4’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 252 horsepower as well as 273 pound-feet of torque. While the engine on the A4 Ultra offers a less powerful 190 horsepower combined with 236 lb-ft of torque, it gets better fuel economy. The A4’s Prestige trim comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that’s smooth and powerful and produces excellent acceleration. It also has strong brakes and excellent handling making it lots of fun to drive.
The A4 features sport over luxury and its firm seats and ride provide added support and control. The new A4 is also quieter, more stylish and well-built, has the latest iteration of the navigation and entertainment systems. Plus it has the most refined adaptive cruise control in the industry.
German automaker Audi has an international reputation as a company that makes some of the world’s best luxury automobiles. But Audi isn’t resting on its laurels. At this year’s North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, the company introduced a Q8 concept SUV that puts the company deeper into the ultra-luxury class.
The sleek new concept vehicle is likely to attract many more luxury SUV buyers to the Audi brand. And the improvements shown in the Q8 concept SUV are not just a ‘one-off’ change; they are a sign of things to come from the forward-looking automaker.
The new Audi Q8 concept SUV introduces an innovative new design theme that makes it look and feel dramatically different. It takes automotive luxury to a whole new level. Gone are the days when the SUV was just a glorified minivan. With this new luxury SUV concept, Audi is giving automotive enthusiasts a peek into the future when it comes to how SUVs will look, feel and handle. It’s the direction all future Audi SUV models will take. The luxurious five-passenger Q8 is just the beginning. Look for the automakers to introduce many high-end luxury SUVs throughout its model lines going forward. To see how great the high-end luxury is, check one out at Audi of Tucson.
The president of Audi of America, Scott Keogh, said his expectation is luxury SUV sales will begin to cool off this year. That means new buyers for the super luxurious Audi Q8 will have to be won over from other brands. Keogh understands this and said he realizes the market will no longer yield the 7% or 8% growth year to year that the company had enjoyed in years past. He said Audi will have to draw buyers away from other brands. Keogh said he thinks the Q8 will give Audi quite a few opportunities to conquer its competitors and bring many new buyers over to Audi because of the luxury the Q8 offers.
Last year was yet another record year for Audi sales in the American market. And the automaker is anticipating that the new models in its fleet will help to keep the momentum going even as there is plenty of competitors out there who are trying to out innovate and catch up with the automaker. While this is true, Audi is banking on its ultra-luxury Q8 to fend off the competition as much as possible, and if you test drive any Audi at Audi of Tucson, you are sure to see why the company is doing its part to fend off the competition.
The Q8 feels like a huge A8 sedan with very powerful engines, the latest safety, driver-assistance and infotainment features, luxurious materials, very comfortable seats front and rear and space and accommodations that are like a limousine. It also has a flat, wide, rear pillar with flared shoulders and other design elements that are taken from the 1980s Audi Ur-quattro. The company describes the Q8 as having an SUVs spaciousness combined with the elegance of a coupe. The production version of the Q8 is expected to go on sale in 2019.
Anyone looking for a massive SUV should look elsewhere, but if you want a capable, yet not too big SUV, you should check out the new and improved Audi Q5. While the SUV space is crowded, when looking at the best, it’s easy to come back to the Audi Q5, every time. Like most carmakers, Audi is going out of its way to make an appealing SUV on the outside and the inside, but it’s the only one that is truly succeeding in doing both, all while offering power and off-roading capability.
With an imposing front grill and distinctive headlights and turn signals, it’s obvious that the Q5 is part of the Audi family, and if you only get a look at it from the distance, you may think that it’s a Q7. But, once inside the cockpit and behind the wheel of an Audi Q5, you will certainly be blown away by the Virtual Cockpit System. Included is a massive 12.3 inch display, which replaced the analogue dials, and with easy customization, you will love the 1,440 X 540 pixel screen. With a few clicks of the steering wheel, you can select songs from your connected phone or add a new destination to the navigation system. While the virtual cockpit system isn’t a standard feature, it’s not expensive, and it certainly helps make the Audi Q5 stand out.
While most people love new tech, others want more power, and Audi doesn’t disappoint, and the company will offer a variety of powertrains. While the current Q5 offers a V8 engine, the new Q5 will not have one. Though, Audi quickly pointed out that the new four-cylinder engine gives drivers 252 horses and 273 lb-ft of torque. This actually beats the current generation six-cylinder engine, and the new four-banged will offer drivers a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds. Car owners who truly crave performance can get their hands on a future vehicle – the Audi SQ5, which will feature a turbocharged V6.
With a small and capable SUV, people will want off-roading capability, and the Q5 was certainly made for any terrain and weather condition. With a history of great off-roading vehicles, drivers now expect Audi to leave others in the dust. With 8.2 inches of ground clearance, the Q5 can clear just about anything that the world throws at it. While the Audi is great for off-roading, driving it on the freeway, through city traffic or on a curvy highway will not present any problems, unlike bulkier and larger SUVs. Without a doubt, this is a huge benefit as most SUVs either provide solid off-roading capabilities or great on-road capabilities, but nearly every other SUV on the market doesn’t offer both.
If you are looking to get an Audi Q5, you will have to wait till early Spring of this year. But, if you want to see a current Q5 or any other Audi, you can test drive one now at Audi of Tucson. If you do, you are sure to see how Audi makes great SUVs and cars.
The 2017 Audi A4 comes equipped with new technology that takes the guesswork out of waiting for the light to change. It’s called vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I technology. It allows the vehicle to communicate with municipal traffic systems and make intelligent predictions about traffic. The A4, Q7 and All-road models that were produced after June 2016 can have it. Drivers of those Audi models can use the new technology at almost all 1,300 Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada run traffic control systems.
This new time management device is available with the Audi Connect Prime package. The V2I systems let’s drivers know exactly how long it will take for the light to change. It even gives a countdown so you can see exactly how much longer you will have to wait. It’s a step in the direction of your automobile providing real-time traffic data. It’s anticipated this technology will help improve traffic safety and congestion when its fully developed. Drivers will know where traffic jams exist and avoid them. Audi is the first automotive manufacturer to use the system in Nevada.While this is great tech, there is so much more to most Audi cars and SUVs, and if you go to Audi of Tucson, you are sure to see how great Audi truly is.
The V2I system is displayed on the Audi’s Virtual Cockpit as a red light with a counter. Test have shown this simple feature helps the driver to relax a little in the middle of what can be a stressful commute. While it currently only works in Nevada, Audi is in talks with about a dozen other cities about bringing the V2I technology there. And, as more people drive connected cars, it’s anticipated that other cities soon will follow suit. This could help to reduce traffic light accidents dramatically if drivers use it properly.
Often it’s considered automotive news when a company talks about technology it will unveil in the future. Well, Audi is doing a lot more than just talking about innovation. The company already has it in place and benefitting customers while the competition is talking about what it will do over the next few years. The V2I technology Audi has debuted in conjunction with it’s virtual cockpit, which brings the future of driving to a road near you. Using the V2I technology you could end up getting to work or back home safer, faster and more relaxed. As it continues to evolve, it will yield many other benefits as well.
In some models, Audi has the V2I display and other elements integrated into a windshield display. This gives the driver all the real-time traffic information they need to make intelligent decisions. It allows the driver to assess a wide range of data without ever taking their eyes off the traffic in front of them. That can help prevent the many accidents that happen when a driver look away from traffic to the dashboard for a few seconds. That can help make any commute less stressful. Everyone can see the value in that.
Once again, Audi has proven itself to be a leader in automotive innovation. With the V2I system, it has succeeded in bringing us tomorrow’s technology today.
The Audi Q5 is an excellent automobile, and it just got even better. The German automaker has just revealed several big updates it made to the gorgeous SUV. The changes to the 2018 Audi Q5 were revealed at the recently completed LA Auto Show and have many people rethinking what they are going to ask Santa for this Christmas. The team at Audi has people on their best behavior as they hope to get on Santa’s ‘nice’ list. That’s because the shiny new Q5 is the best looking vehicle many people have ever seen. This is no surprise. It’s just what you’d expect from this innovative automaker.
The 2018 Audi Q5 made quite a splash at the LA Auto Show. First introduced in 2009, the Q5 has become one of the top performing models in the Audi line-up. Now with dramatic updates made to both the interior and exterior of the 2018 Audi Q5, the vehicle is now the fulfillment of the wishes of many Audi enthusiasts. This vehicle has a sleek new look, all the creature comforts, performs like a champ and looks good doing it. This should put a smile on the faces of Audi dealership owners as customers rush in for the chance to see and experience this exciting new SUV that’s perfect for any driving situation. To see for yourself, check one out and take one for a drive at Audi of Tucson.
The changes to the exterior of the new Audi Q5 begin with its redesigned front fascia that now sports Audi’s three-dimensional Singleframe grille. The SUV also comes equipped with a new parking system that features sensors in the front and rear that will make drivers feel safe and confident, no matter how tight the spaces into which they’re trying to maneuver. This should come in handy whether they’re trying to fit into tight parking spaces or make their way through or around bumper to bumper traffic or roadway obstacles.
The interior of the Q5 has now been upgraded to include the best technology the innovative automaker has to offer. Audi’s groundbreaking virtual cockpit is now available on the 2018 Q5. That includes the 12.3-inch display replete with vivid visuals and colors which are supported through a 4G LTE connection. Drivers also have the option to upgrade and get a sound system by Band and Olufsen or a heads-up display that comes in full-color. These help to make riding around in the new Q5 even more exhilarating that it already was.
Audi has also made some substantive changes under the hood of its flagship SUV. The 2018 Audi Q5 will now get its power from a brand new 2.0 TFSI quattro engine. Plus the vehicle also has AWD to make it easier for drivers to navigate quickly and easily through any situation no matter how tough it may be. This helps to make the Q5 more nimble no matter the weather or road conditions.
Audi hasn’t yet said when this new updated version of the Q5 will be available. But smart drivers are already contacting Santa and their local Audi dealers.
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.
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.