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Both Coupe and Roadster Hit the Right Notes

Whether you choose the enclosed coupe or open air roadster, the Audi TT is a work of art in motion that is as refreshing as a cool breeze on a warm summer day. Let the TT’s design draw you closer until you’re captivated by the power in the turbocharged engine that brings each driving experience to a new level. Sitting in the cabin of the TT is much like being in the cockpit of a jet fighter, with each control strategically placed within a finger’s reach. Premium leather stitching, superb audio and the ability to fine tune your drive with the twist of a knob all combine to make the Audi TT the most fun available for under $50,000. Treat yourself to an afternoon of fun and head over to Audi of Tucson for a test drive today.

Audi Quattro Makes TT an All-season Sports Car

The iconic Audi Quattro four-wheel drive system relies on a series of sensors to process your driving experience and deliver power to the wheel that needs it the most. Whether you are driving on slippery roads or aggressively taking your TT through some sharp turns, Quattro helps you maintain control and get the most out of your drive. A 220-horsepower TFSI engine is more than enough to propel this pocket rocket through a series of fun mountain turns or blow by the big trucks out on the open road. Master the quick shifts of the six-speed transmission and the smile on your face will remain long after the car is safely in the garage.

Virtual Cockpit Replaces Traditional Gauges

No need to rely on those old analog gauges anymore with the new Audi virtual cockpit that displays important vehicle information on a 12.3-inch display with 3D graphics and ultra-sharp clarity. The new TT also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot system that allows passengers to access the Internet with their personal devices. The navigation system includes automatic over-the-air updates while the infotainment system provides streaming audio and hands-free use of communication devices.

Third Generation TT Captures Spirit of Original

When Audi first launched the TT some 20 years ago, it leapt on the stage as an innovative and affordable sports car that everyone could love. The second generation TT came in 2006 with some technical improvements, but the new third generation TT promises to bring back the excitement of the original. With a beautiful design, plenty of pep and an interior that screams both luxury and excitement, the 2016 Audi TT is sure to inspire a new generation of fans looking for the thrill of a lifetime. Head over to Audi of Tucson today to see and drive the new TT.

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Perfect for Soccer Parents and Commuters

If you’re looking for a vehicle that provides the functionality for carrying cargo without the “minivan” label, the Audi Q3 is a perfect blend of SUV utility with the fun of driving a coupe. By offering a nice balance of ability with agility the Q3 offers up to 48.2 cubic feet of cargo space in a driving machine that’s as much fun to take up mountain roads as it is to ferry kids to a sporting event. The 200 horsepower engine gets from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable 7.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 130 mph. The front wheel drive version of the Audi Q3 earns 29 miles per gallon on the highway, while the all-wheel drive configuration gets 1 mpg less. See how much room the Q3 has and experience the fun with a test drive at Audi of Tucson.

Both Interior and Exterior Receive 2016 Facelift

The new Audi Q3 didn’t undergo major cosmetic surgery, but had just enough touch-up to make it distinguishable from past models. With a new look to the headlights and grille along with enhanced controls for the infotainment system, the new model is just a bit sassier than last year’s version. You’ll enjoy interior features like premium leather heated seats, a panoramic sunroof and dual-zone climate control. Audi Connect is an available feature that turns the vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight passenger phones, tablets or laptops.

Handling Tuned for Comfort

The handling of the Q3 provides an even, uneventful ride in even the harshest road conditions. Opt for the Quattro all-wheel drive system and you get enhanced control for snow, ice and wet roads. You have an option to add Drive Select, where you can fine-tune the suspension and throttle to meet road conditions or your personal driving expectations depending on whether you’re in a gentle or more vigorous mood.

Plenty of Options to Personalize Your Q3

Audi has provided a long list of options for the Q3 so you can fit the vehicle to your personal tastes. Along with a navigation package, power tailgate and Bose sound system, you can also choose rear side airbags along with safety add-ons such as blind-spot monitoring and automatic parking assist for those tough urban spots. With a long list of standard features and options, the Audi Q3 is perfect for running errands or hauling people from one event to another. See what makes this vehicle so special by visiting Audi of Tucson today.

Audi S8

The Audi S8 sport is a rare breed on the road today as it combines performance and high-tech luxury. Whether you want to take the kids to soccer practice, take a long road trip or enjoy the Audi S8 on a mountain road, you can do so with ease, all while having a lot of fun. Here are a few things to check out and fall in love with if you are interested in a high-powered luxurious sports car.

When you want a sports car, you want power, obviously. The Audi S8 does not disappoint as the 4.0 liter V8 liter gives you a 0-60 time of just 3.9 seconds, which is up there with the best of them. The turbocharged 520 horsepower TFSI engine and the legendary quattro all-wheel drive will give you the edge whenever you need it. Simply put, whether you are merging on the freeway, taking a long road trip or trying to zoom up a mountain road, the Audi S8 sport performance will do it, and very quickly. Head to Audi of Tucson if you want to see the power in action.

As mentioned, this is not just a sports car; in fact, it’s far from a pure and raw sports car, which should be a good thing if you actually like to drive in style and comfort. To see how the style fits your lifestyle, you really need to see an Audi S8 in person as it’s truly impressive. The cabin of this large sedan comes with everything that you would ever want in a high-end car. The car has plenty of space and extremely comfortable seats that will make you wish that your commute was longer. There is more than enough room to fit four adults at once. On shorter trips, you can easily squeeze in an adult in the middle seat. When passengers fold down the rear center arm rest, they will enjoy a panel that lets them control everything they would want, including heated seats and the dual zone climate control. Simply put, while a lot of car manufacturers squeeze in passengers in the back and forget about them, the Audi S8 is made with backseat passengers in mind.

Without a doubt, if you have a high-end luxury car, you will expect technology, and technology is certainly what you will get. First, in the cockpit, you will notice that you can control everything through a simple and easy to use panel in the center stack. The infotainment screen raises out from the dashboard when you start the car, which allows you to control everything with ease. Basically, everything you want is there from satellite radio and a Bluetooth sound system, along with navigation and a hands-free phone, among other things. Finally, if the driver wants to control the volume or radio station, he or she can with ease, all from the steering wheel.

If you want a high-tech and high-performance luxury car, you should check out the Audi S8. You will not be disappointed by this wonderful vehicle.

 

Audi A7

It’s easy to find a run of the mill sports car. Every major manufacturer has been churning them out for years, and the public has gladly bought them up. But, if you are an Audi buyer, you probably demand more from your car, and you are in luck as the Audi A7 is the ultimate sports car. If you aren’t convinced yet or have not checked one out for yourself, here are four reasons why the Audi A7 is the ultimate car.

If you want power, the Audi A7 will not leave you disappointed. With the standard powertrain, you get a very impressive and capable 333 horsepower, and a 3.0 liter supercharged V-6 engine. Coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and you can see why drivers love the Audi A7.  If you want a diesel, you have that option too as there is a 240 horsepower option with a 3.0 liter V-6. This gives you slightly better fuel economy, while still giving you plenty of power. With all that power, you also get all wheel drive so you can push your car to the limits.  Sadly, just reading about it is not enough, and you should really get out to Audi of Tucson to get a true feel for the power.

While the A7 is a big car and certainly feels that way, you will never feel like you are in a car that you cannot handle. As mentioned, with the AWD, you will enjoy a smooth and easy ride on the pavement, and you can even take it off the road. If you like to push your cars to the limit, the Audi A7 is a perfect one to do so with as it stops in 166 feet from 70 miles per hour. All in all, when you look at the horsepower, AWD and excellent stopping distance, you can see this is a great car for the road.

When inside the Audi A7, you will truly feel like you are in a sports car. Not only that, you will also enjoy the luxury the car offers. For starters, with the MMI radio plus with a single CD player and MP3 playback, along with ten speakers, you can truly enjoy your music to the fullest. At the same time, you can truly enjoy the car as it comes with perforated leather, and the seats are heated.  Simply put, if you are looking for a relaxing and comfortable vehicle, you have found it in the Audi A7.

While you make like power, speed and luxury, you probably still want to remain safe. The A7 wont leaving you disappointed as you get full LED headlights and Audi side assist with Audi pre sense rear. At the same time, to avoid minor collisions in parking lots or in your driveway, you can take advantage of the Corner view camera system, which allows you to navigate your car with ease.

If you want to invest in a car and buy one that will leave you happy for years to come, you should certainly check out the Audi A7. This vehicle comes with everything you need, all while giving you a safe and comfortable driving experience.

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Feel Good Again About Your Ride

Remember how excited you were when you drove your new car off the lot? It was all shiny inside and out, the new car smell was almost overwhelming and all you wanted to do was drive it around and show it off to your friends. Then, a few months later there was that incident in the parking lot. It wasn’t much of a scratch, but it definitely took the shine off your rose. Then that light pole jumped up from nowhere when you were backing up and those tree branches did a number on the entire passenger side. In a few months, your new ride went from hero to zero and you still have 4 ½ years left to pay on it. Fear not, there is a way you can bring your car back to life with a visit to the Audi of Tucson body shop.

Might Just Need a Simple Detail

Depending on the severity of your car’s bumps and bruises, a simple detail job might be all it needs to bring it back from the depths of despair. Audi of Tucson’s professional detailers will go over every inch with a fine tooth comb, applying soaps and polishes to bring out the very best of what your car has left to offer. The desert sun can be brutal on a car’s finish, but you’d be surprised at what a little rubbing compound, polish and elbow grease can accomplish. An interior shampoo and thorough cleaning can restore that new-car look so you can remember what made you happy about buying the car in the first place.

Repair it to Manufacturer Standards

All Chapman Collision Centers, including the one at Audi of Tucson, have the expert technicians who can repair body damage to the manufacturer’s standards. Beware of body shops who offer parts other than standard equipment. Today’s cars are a complicated blend of design and structure where one part frequently relies on another to keep you safe in the case of a crash. Audi of Tucson is happy to work with your insurance company if you so desire to help reduce your out of pocket costs.

Body Shop Offers Paint and Mechanical Services

The Collision Center at Audi of Tucson not only offers paintless dent repair, body work, painting and detailing, but also can repair your auto glass, repair wheels and fix your alignment. Their main goal is to create a relationship with the customer that is based on quality workmanship and trust.

 

Audi Operating System

Car owners love their technology, and it’s now more apartment than ever. Whether a person wants to get to and from work or listen to their favorite radio station, they rely on technology. However, while true, it’s not made equally, and there are some car manufacturers that do it better than other. With this in mind, when looking at Audi, we can see that the company makes an amazing MMI operating system, and here is a brief look at it and what it can do for you.

First and foremost, when you are behind the wheel, you will want to have a better sense of control. With this, you can feel safer and more secure, and you can enjoy your time in the car. With the Audi MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch, you will enjoy a connection that is intuitive to your needs and every facet of the vehicle. In fact, you could say it’s the nerve center of your vehicle. With the operating system designed with you, the user, in mind, you will not have any problems accessing what you need to access.  To see an MMI operating system in action, come down to Audi of Tucson and see how easy it is to use.  Once you see how great the MMI operating system is, you are bound to like it and fall in love with an Audi.

While it may sound easy to use, you will want to know what you can exactly do with an MMI operating system. With the built-in intuition, you can quickly and easily manage everything from navigation, ride dynamics, entertainment and interior comfort, all at the hands of your own fingertips. And, remember, since the system is easy to use, a driver will not struggle and have a hard time when he or she is trying to get to their destination. In the end, this is a big reason why the MMI operating system is more well-liked as people like simply, yet effective, solutions.

While a lot of people rely on their smartphones to get to and from their destinations, they are actually not reliable, and they are a pain to use, especially while behind the driver’s seat. But, you are in luck with the Audi MMI operating system as it has a solid navigation system with both acoustic and visual directions. The system guides the motorist reliable to his or her chosen destination, and the operating system offers high quality maps and the system also guides you with voice directions to where you need to go. Finally, if you like a different view, you can enjoy the birdy’s eye view, which displayed the maps from a bird’s eye perspective and makes it easier for you to navigate.

If you want one of the best cars and operating systems on the planet, you should check out an Audi. With the ever-popular, and improving, MMI operating system, we can see that the company supports technology and makes the lives of its drivers better.

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Electric vehicles are becoming more and more of a reality, and automakers that are taking advantage of this will reap big rewards. While true, some companies are behind the times, and this bodes well for Audi as the company is readying production for two EVs for the United States starting in 2018.

For starters, a production version of the well-liked e-tron quattro concept crossover electric vehicle that was show recently in Frankfurt Germany will go on sale in 2018. Scott Keogh, Audi of America CEO, recently confirmed the two electric vehicles, which actually mark the second phase of the electrification push by the automaker. Keogh also recently said that the company was working on the logistics and specifics to release a second EV in 2018, and you can bet that the company has every intention of meeting this goal. If you want to see any other Audis that may interest you, there are plenty of models to check out at Tucson Audi.

Audi, much like Tesla, is smart in that the company is not simply offering an electric vehicle that is a zero emission vehicle. No, wisely, Audi wants to appeal to their buyer’s in more than one way. The company cited that it wants to provide a nice design, high performance and, on top of that, zero emissions. This is a smart move for the company as it will make it easier to compete with non-electric vehicles that offer the buyer all that they want.

However, while true, the company still wants to build a cool, desirable car that builds the brand, and as for the battery range, they are aiming for the sweet spot of around 300 miles. At 300 miles, most drivers can complete their daily driving tasks with ease. And, when looking at the future, we can see that city, county and state governments are looking to invest in charging stations, and we can see that an EV is quickly becoming a solid option. Either way, when looking at the e-tron quattro concept, it’s easy to see why the future is bright as the concept car has a 310-mile range and up to 500 horsepower and 590 pounds of torque.

Audi of America wanted the production electric crossovers to be the size of existing ones that are currently selling well in the market, and the size will be relatively comparable to the Q7. With the same size, this ensures that buyers will fall in love with the electric vehicles. Combined with the amount of power and range the electric vehicles will offer, we can see why Audi is going to succeed and impress its buyers from all walks of life.

If you are looking to get an electric vehicle in the future, you should consider Audi. The company never lets buyers down, and the e-tron quattro is a popular vehicle. When combining the two and getting a long-term charge that can take a vehicle up to 300 miles, it’s obvious what choice anyone should make if they want to have a reliable and luxurious car, all while not using gas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Popular Sedan Improved Across the Board

With more than 12 million Audi A4 sedans on American roadways since the car was first introduced in 1972, it’s safe to say that the entry-level luxury sedan has been a hit in the U.S. For all its success, Audi engineers are never ones to rest on their laurels, which is good news for people looking forward to the 2017 A4. With improved handling and a powerful new gasoline engine, the reviewers at Motor Trend magazine call the new A4 “exceptional.” The 2017 Audi A4 will be making its appearance at Audi of Tucson in February next year.

Interior Takes Giant Leap Forward

Audi’s virtual cockpit is the star of the newly-designed interior. Use the controls on the steering wheel to turn the dash into a giant map where you can zoom in and out. You can choose to display navigation or important vehicle information. One cool feature is to coordinate the 8.3-inch touchscreen with the virtual cockpit to have one map at a birds-eye view while the other is focused on your destination. Toggle through the screens with ease for infotainment, navigation or hands-free communication. With competitors closing in on Audi’s dominance in the entry-level luxury sedan market, the refreshed A4 should be enough to maintain strong sales in the U.S.

New Turbo Four-Cylinder Strongest Yet

Although a 2.0-liter engine doesn’t sound like it’s going to set any records, when combined with Audi’s turbocharged system it provides 249 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque for plenty of oomph for freeway merging or just enjoying yourself on a mountain run. Stomp on the accelerator and you get to 60 mph in an amazing 5.6 seconds. Although the diesel option is still up in the air, the gasoline motor should provide enough thrills for most drivers. Experience the new A4 powerplant for yourself when the vehicle makes its way to Audi of Tucson next February.

Drivers Benefit from Safety Technology

As one might expect from a luxury vehicle, the new Audi A4 is packed with the latest safety technology. Forward collision warnings, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic alert all use the latest sensor and camera technology to help drivers avoid collisions. Traffic jam assist is a function of the cruise control system that can take over the driving chores at speeds up to 40 miles per hours. These systems are just another step on the road to autonomous driving. Audi continues to lead the way in technology that could one day result in driverless vehicles.