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Audi has recently revealed their next step into the electric hybrid world with the Audi E-tron prototype. According to Audi, the E-tron is “a realistic glimpse into the future of mobility as Audi is planning it. The electrification of the drivetrain, above all using plug-in technology, plays a deciding role in the strategy of the brand.”
The E-Tron is a high-performance sports car with a purely electric drive system that is powered by four electric motors rather than a gasoline engine. The maximum output of 313 hp is with overall torque output of 502 lb-ft . The four motors each drive one wheel and can be controlled independently, thus offering torque-vectoring functionality. It I expected to dash from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds, top out at 138 mph and go as fast as 81 mph in electric-only mode.
The battery, rated at 53 kWh, takes 2.5 hours to charge with a special 400-volt electrical outlet. Audi claims that a full charge will get you about 150 miles on the road. The battery is charged not only when the car is stationary, but also when it is in motion. This form of energy recovery and return to the battery is already available today in a number of new Audi cars. During braking, the alternator converts the kinetic energy into electrical energy, which it then feeds into the on-board electrical system.
As for the interior, eye- catching and functional references to the new drive concept characterize the interior design. They establish an advanced connection between Audi luxury and new formal characteristics. The cockpit of the E-tron is oriented toward the driver.
Instead of a classic instrument cluster, the concept car is the first Audi to be equipped with a large, fold-out central display with integrated MMI functions. The MMI is controlled via a scroll pad with a touch-sensitive surface on the steering wheel, which is much like modern smartphones. While an analog speedometer on the right provides speed information, the instrument on the left tells the driver how much power is being drawn. The central display shows the range in the status bar and presents all key information from the infotainment and navigation systems. It also provides the driver with relevant data from the vehicle’s communication with its surroundings. The instruments combine the analog and the digital worlds into a single unit.
For more information on the Audi E-Tron concept, visit Tucson Audi.
In 2010, Audi launched the Audi Urban Future Initiative as a solution to their concerns with the future of automobiles in urban cities. The car company’s concerns stemmed from the idea that pollution and cost will eventually cause cars to become obsolete; and that architects will design cities around this idea. However, much to Audi’s surprise, their assumptions were false.
The Head of Audi Design senses that automotive strategy is ready for a change; something new without defying tradition. The objective for the design team is to redirect their attention to restructure the Audi design. Furthermore, the focus of Audi’s design future is the relationship between technology and design.
How does this affect the future of Audi’s design? The answer is simple: Adapt their automobiles to become economically sound, and to take it a step above others, adapt their ideas to the designs of urban futures.
Automotive designers and product designers at The Concept Design Studio in Munich, Germany benefit from one another’s creative ideas. They are proving themselves strong by reflecting the freedom in the work process of their creative talents. The three segments of automotive design (Color and Trim, Interior, and Exterior) will work more thoroughly together in the future in order to design a car from a universal perspective, particularly during the initial creative phase.
All of these factors will result in greater differentiation between the A, R and Q model lines in the future. Looking ahead, the design team is initially concentrating on the Q family. It embodies a hearty, distinguishing look. Audi Design, as a result, is making modelsmore three-dimensional to support the powerful presence characterizing every model. For example, the Q model line’s removable center roof element of carbon is also distinctive. It transforms the urban SUV into an open-top all-arounder. For more information on Audi’s current and future designs, visit Tucson Audi.
To take it a step further, Audi plans to focus on electricity. With the Audi A3 e-tron, Audi recently launched its first electric vehicle pilot program. Although a challenging venture for Audi, this venture has allowed the company to maintain their innovative strong suits in designing what is a different kind of car for the future.
To check out more current and future Audi designs, visit an Arizona Audi dealer.
As automotive technology continues to advance and the quality of vehicles increases, it should come as no surprise that the value of pre-owned vehicles is at an all-time high. Many manufacturers offer buyback programs, rebates, and other incentives to encourage buyers to consider pre-owned vehicle options, even as the price point of those vehicles edges closer to that of a new vehicle. At your Tucson Audi dealer, the value of a pre-owned Audi has never been higher (even though prices remain comparatively low).
Nearly every manufacturer boasts some sort of certified pre-owned program, but Audi presents a superior offering in three key ways: warranty, inspection, and dealer/manufacturer incentives.
Warranty. Audi offers one of the best certified pre-owned warranties in the market. Certified pre-owned owners enjoy a six-year, 100,000 total vehicle mileage warranty which covers the engine, cooling system, fuel system, transmission, suspension, brakes, steering, climate control, and electrical systems. The warranty even covers emergency repairs performed by non-Audi service facilities provided the repairs were necessary and it was unreasonable to bring the vehicle to an Audi service center. Few, if any, manufacturers offer such a comprehensive warranty program for their certified pre-owned vehicles.
Inspection. Audi’s certification process for pre-owned vehicles begins with a 300+-point inspection. Practically every mechanical part and interior and exterior feature (including the Audi badges) is examined by an Audi technician to ensure that every pre-owned Audi which receives certification operates just as well as it did when it was new. The inspection is capped off with a full road test to identify and eliminate any ride, noise, or other issues which may be overlooked by a traditional garage inspection.
Incentives. Audi offers many dealer and manufacturer incentives on certified pre-owned vehicles. If you are interested in purchasing a used Audi, there are many offers unique to your local dealer which may sweeten the deal, such as 1.9% APR financing available at the time of this writing.
Audi produces some of the most luxurious and reliable automobiles on the road. With the purchase of a certified pre-owned Audi, you, too, can enjoy the remarkable feeling of owning and driving one of the greatest vehicles available without any of the concerns plaguing other used vehicles.
As a 2011 Magna Society award winner, Audi of Tucson has been recognized as one of the 106 top Audi dealerships in the United States and a leader in a year that saw the premium car brand achieve record nationwide sales of 117,561 vehicles.
The Magna Society acknowledges Audi dealers that deliver exceptional customer service, maintain strong sales and demonstrate excellence in all areas of business. This honor is bestowed upon dealerships that exemplify the attention to detail and progressive attributes that distinguish the Audi brand.
“Premium performance car buyers expect the Audi brand experience to match their high expectations elsewhere,” said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. “With the Magna Society award, we celebrate the success of our best dealers to exceed those expectations and delight these discriminating customers.”
The Magna Society award is Audi’s highest dealership honor, and this is the second year Audi of Tucson earned this prestigious award. To qualify, Audi of Tucson didn’t just meet or exceed sales targets. They also demonstrated that they are maintaining a solid financial foundation, merit high customer satisfaction scores and show that their facilities and staffs represent the progressive Audi culture.
“Audi of Tucson continues to embody the very definition of a Magna Society honoree in all aspects of our dealership from the ease of purchase and leasing to our exceptional service and parts departments,” said Neb Yonas, General Manager, Audi of Tucson. “We are extremely proud of our team’s accomplishments and invite you to experience for yourself the advantage of doing business with an award-winning Audi dealership.”
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2011, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products and technologies. Visit http://www.audiusa.com or http://www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
About Audi of Tucson
Audi of Tucson is proud to offer customizable luxury vehicles that speak to the comfort, capability and class of an Audi driver. Audi has a reputation as one of the foremost luxury car manufacturers in the world. Our website, http://www.tucsonaudi.com, features real photos of in-stock models, full options, colors, and an easy-to-navigate interface. Audi of Tucson offers great deals on new and used Audi vehicles. We invite you to visit our Tucson Audi dealership to experience the thrill that comes with being an Audi owner.