Giving The Gift of Audi // A Guide To The Ultimate Surprise

The Season of Audi is here and that means big red bows on beautiful new cars! We’ve all seen the commercials and even some home videos of people giving a vehicle as a gift… But how do they do it without stifling the joy by drowning the new car owner in paperwork just after they set eyes on the best gift they’ve ever received? We sat down with Audi Finance Manager, Michael Schutt, to find out. The answer is surprisingly simple.

Once you decide that there is no better gift than a new Audi for your loved one, the first step is to stop in at Audi Naples to pick one out. Your Audi Brand Specialist will assist you in finding the perfect vehicle. When you meet, it is important to tell them that this is a surprise! They will be just as excited as you are to make this happen. Be sure to coordinate your communication for after you leave the dealership, should they need to contact you. Give them a safe way to reach you along with the best times of day to do so, so that your loved one won’t get suspicious. After you’ve picked out the perfect Audi, it’s time for the hard part – or so you thought!


You’ll probably want the title of the vehicle to be in their name. That can be done, sometimes with as little as one signature. We can prepare all of the paperwork ahead of time for you, but keep in mind that they will still have to sign so that the title and registration is in their name.

If you choose to finance or lease the vehicle, your name will have to be on the title and registration. If you want your loved one’s name to also be on the title and registration for the vehicle, we will have to put them on the loan as well. This means that we will need a credit application from them. The easy way to remember this is, “if the name is on the loan, it must be on the title,” and vice versa. If you pay for the vehicle in full, however, you do not have to put yourself on the title.

If you would like to have all of the paperwork prepared ahead of time (highly recommended!), here are the things that you will need to provide us with from the person receiving the vehicle:

A copy of their driver’s license
A copy of their current car insurance
A copy of their current registration (only if you will be transferring a license plate – not necessary if they will be getting a new plate)

You could easily sneak a photo of all of these items using your cell phone to avoid suspicion. Just make sure that everything is clear and legible.

Next is the fun part: the surprise. Ask your Audi Brand Specialist to help you coordinate the ultimate surprise! Don’t be afraid to ask – we would be happy to bring the car to you and your loved one at home, meet you outside of a restaurant or store, or anywhere that you can dream up! Feel free to get creative. And don’t worry – we have plenty of big red bows.

If you’ve helped us to prepare the paperwork ahead of time, all we’ll need from the newest Audi driver on the block is a few signatures…. After the shaking, screaming, and tears of joy die down, that is.

Let Audi Naples help you give the gift of Audi this season!

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All-New Q7 // Favorite Features

You may remember our post from last month about Audi Brand Specialist Jamie Schutt going to Texas for the new Q7 training… Well, he’s back! Both Jamie and Audi Service Advisor, Joey Hanitz, attended the event. We sat down with them and asked each to tell us two things that stood out to them. With different backgrounds, we were sure to hear different answers.


Joey’s favorite new features leaned towards the technical and mechanical side of things. He was most excited about the new four-wheel steering, which is exactly what it sounds like. Both the front AND rear wheels move in the all-new Q7, providing better agility than nearly any Audi model on the market today! The turning radius is tighter than other Q models, and it now performs even better in turns.


Second, was the navigation system and accompanying controls. While at the training they spent a lot of time comparing competitive brands. Upon doing so, Joey noticed that every button in the new Q7 “has a purpose.” There is no confusion when using any of the safety features, and especially with the navigation. After being stuck in traffic for hours in a BMW X5, he couldn’t wait to get back into an Audi.


GhW0Febqt_mbfon1-uXXndBzNv8Ih6V_K0sFZAiHjB8Jamie’s favorite features were ALL of the
Assist features. Traffic Assist, for example, allows you to give your feet a rest! You can set the distance you would like to keep from other vehicles and the Q7 will maintain it by accelerating and braking for you. It keeps you in your lane by detecting the reflective lines on the road and keeps you away from other vehicles using K-bands that ping off the metal of the other cars (think police radar systems).
The other thing that he really liked was the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android
Auto – two functions that allow you to use apps on your phone hands-free! Your phone plugs into the Q7 via USB and the apps that you use will display on the screen of the Q7, looking just like they do on your phone. You can use apps such as navigation, Messaging, Pandora, Mail, and more!

All of us at Audi Naples hope that you are just as excited about the all-new Q7 as we are. We will continue to keep you updated!


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Helping for the Holidays

HelpingLogoWe all enjoy the holiday season. Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s time for the more family-oriented holidays to start rolling in. However, for some families the holidays can be a very stressful, even depressing time of year. We’re ready to do our part to change that; but we need your help.

This year Audi Naples and Volkswagen of Naples will be collecting food and toys to help support those in need. In our Audi Service Department and showroom, we will be collecting new, unused toys to donate to the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. We’re working with Guadalupe in part because of their unique programs of assistance. In their retail location, they are setting up a storefront area that will be open to the families they work with. 1dc0713 Parents who would otherwise not be able to shop for gifts, are able to select items and spread the holiday cheer. The Guadalupe Center staff will even help them with present-wrapping. We all remember the happiness of tearing off the wrapping paper from our gifts as kids, and every child deserves that joy.

_MG_7678There’s a little something in this for you, too! When you drop off your donation, be sure to “Check In” at the dealership on Facebook or Instagram (or both!)  and tell all of your friends to join you in giving back to the community. Use the hashtag #HelpingHolidays, and we will enter you into a drawing for a FREE detail!

As a bonus, we will also discount the cost of your donation from your next service visit, up to $100! If you choose to stop in on Black Friday with your donation, we will double that amount!

So please, help us help our community. Everyone needs a little assistance sometimes and there is no better time to give than during the holiday season!

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New Insight on the New Q7

From leaked spy shots, to more recent sanctioned releases, there has been an air of excitement around the new Audi Q7. While the scheduled debut in the first quarter of 2016 has everybody here worked up, our very own Audi Brand Specialist, Jamie Schutt, has more reason to be amped than most. In just a few weeks, he will be flying out to Houston, TX to attend Audi’s exclusive new Q7 training. There, he plans to put this new vehicle through it’s paces and learn as much information as possible. Information we’ll be sharing right here on the blog, and with our very loyal customer base. We know you’ve all been curious!

Audi Brand Specialist Jamie Schutt in a 2015 Q7

Audi Brand Specialist Jamie Schutt in a 2015 Q7

The current Q7 has been out since 2006. After nine years of production, the largest SUV in Audi’s lineup is due for more than just a facelift; it’s due for a complete overhaul, inside and out. While in Texas, Jamie is looking forward to learning the differences between the new and current model. However, many of the technology updates available in the 2017-model Q7 can already be experienced in some of the other current Audi models. Head-up display, adaptive cruise control, and active lane assist,  just to name a few.

2016 Audi Q7 Interior

2016 Audi Q7 Interior

One of the most exciting tech features to be offered is the Audi virtual cockpit, which will be available in the Prestige models or in the Vision Package (also includes full LED headlights and top view camera system). The virtual cockpit – the first of its kind – is a fully digital instrument cluster that puts all information front and center for the driver, keeping eyes closer to the road while still providing access and control to infotainment features (on top of the obvious and critical speedometer and tachometer). This feature can be experienced right now in the current-model TT and TTS.

2016 Audi TT Virtual Cockpit

2016 Audi TT Virtual Cockpit

Additionally, we can expect other convenience-oriented changes inside. The new Q7 will offer more space, more storage, better cupholders, and even power-folding rear seats (a common customer suggestion, according to Jamie). The power-folding seats will come standard in the second row as well as the third-row. No more breaking a sweat to move those seats up and down!

Finally! Power-Folding Rear Seats

Finally! Power-Folding Rear Seats

Big changes are coming to the exterior as well, as we have already seen in press-release photos. Keep in mind though, the European model sits a little lower to the ground than the US model will. If you’re scouring the internet for pictures of the new SUV and you start thinking it might be a little lower than you are used to, you may have stumbled upon photos of the European spec model. In addition to the sharper body lines, similar to those in the newest Audi SUVs, the Q7 will also be built with more aluminum in the body panels. This will greatly reduce the curb weight, providing better fuel economy. You’re going to see handling you might not expect from a 7-passenger SUV.

2016 Audi Q7

2016 Audi Q7

One of the most interesting highlights that Jamie points out is the platform. The average consumer doesn’t usually think too much about platforms, but ponder this – the new Q7 and the Bentley Bentayga are sitting on the same frame. That’s right, a SUV with a starting MSRP of over $200k is sharing a platform with the Audi Q7. Of course, the leather materials and drivetrain will be different, but as Jamie says, “at the end of the day it’s kind of a Bentley under its shell.” A little food for thought when you’re comparing SUVs in the luxury market.

Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga

Jamie expects to compare the new Q7 to competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the BMW X5 at the upcoming training. While there is no track at this facility, he does anticipate enough room for spirited driving. He’ll get some real-world road testing in order to get a good feel for what the new Q7 will be like. We can’t wait for Jamie to share his experiences from The Lone Star State and for the 2017 models to arrive in our showroom!

2016 Audi Q7 (Euro Version)

2016 Audi Q7 (Euro Version)

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Driven by Devin: The 2016 Audi S6

First, I should start by saying that I absolutely love Audi’s lineup of S and RS models. Everything they represent defines what a luxury performance car should be. The Audi’s are geared a bit more towards consumer luxury than performance (not your Nissan GTR R35 or Alfa Romeo), but that doesn’t make them any less awesome.

For this next first-hand blog, I wanted to feature a car that is brand new in terms of the year, but has a bit of history behind it.

IMG_29622016 Audi S6

The 2016 Audi S6. Believe it or not, this model has been around since 1994 when it took over for the 90s S4 variant. It has been through four different redesigns over the years, with a minor facelift for the current 2016 model. The S6 is the higher performance version of the A6, with an even higher performance based model, the RS6. The S6 seems to be the perfect performance sedan; you can fit the family quite comfortably with space leftover without sacrificing performance. The S3 and S4 are a bit smaller and not quite as family friendly, the S5 is only available in 2 doors, and the S7 and S8 are quite spacious, but they jump up in price considerably from the S6. The S6, is that sort of middle ground.

IMG_2870S6 engine bay

The S6 comes standard with a 4.0L TFSI DOHC twin-turbo V8 heart combined with a 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch trans and permanent Quattro all-wheel drive to lay down 450hp/406lb-ft torque on the streets. It gets up to speed unexpectedly quick and drives beautifully. It is very easy to handle and its adaptive air suspension works to give you a smooth ride. A quad outlet sport exhaust produces a rumbling growl just loud enough to turn heads. Audi emphasizes its use of ultra lightweight materials that build the frame of the car, allowing it to accelerate faster and handle sharper. Weight reduction, bro.

*The AudiUSA website has a cool little interactive element you can play with when you explore their models.


This particular S6 is painted a sleek Daytona Gray Pearl effect, which gives it a varying degrees of grayish appearances depending on the lighting. Thanks to a Black Optic package, it has 20″ titanium finished 5-double-spoke wheels and gloss black trim that add to the sleekness and finish the car. The exterior of the 2016 model was redesigned a little bit from the 2015, with sharper, squared angles for a more aggressive look.

Next, the interior. This is where all the fun happens. This particular car has a full Valcona black leather interior with -my favorites- gorgeous diamond stitching and Carbon Atlas inlays. Drool… Gorgeously elegant and sporty. It is very comfortable and roomy inside, easily capable of fitting five people. The driver seat feels like it is specifically made to conform to your body with 12-way power adjustments.

Other fun features [can] include:

  • A top view/rear view camera system
  • Heated seats
  • Bose or Bang & Olufsen Sound system
  • A flat-bottom steering wheel (or a heated one that isn’t flat bottomed)
  • Adaptive cruise control, Active lane assist, and Audi side assist
  • Night vision assistant
  • LED headlights
  • Navigation and Bluetooth
  • Push button start
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • 12 different exterior color options and 4 interior color options

IMG_2946That diamond stitching…

Performance meets elegance in the best way possible in these cars. The S6 is one aggressively beautiful car. I would definitely recommend driving one. Heck, maybe come in an buy it.

Like what you see? You’re in luck because this very car is for sale at, or call us at (866) 272-7361!

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The Volkswagen Group brings its A-game to Frankfurt

The week of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) is here, and the Volkswagen Group was expected to bring big things to the stage this year… The VW Group had a special press event all to themselves on September 14th, dubbed Volkswagen Group Night. This night tends to be the highlight of the entire show for many enthusiasts, and VW did not disappoint.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with the brands under the Volkswagen group, they are: Volkswagen (of course), Audi, Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Skoda, and Seat. With big names like these, you can expect some pretty exciting stuff.

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 Debut of the VW Group’s exciting new models

Audi debuted a few new models at Frankfurt, including the 2017 S4, 2016 A4, 2017 A4 Avant, the 2017 A4 Avant G-tron, and a Tesla-competing electric SUV, known as the Audi Q6 E-tron.

The appearances of the A4 and S4 aren’t too different, though there are noticeable sharper angles throughout. Some were expecting a more aggressive change to the outside lines, but as one media outlet (AutoExpress) put it, “Audi’s A4 is now in its fifth-generation and, despite appearances, this is an entirely new model rather than a facelift.” The innovative virtual cockpit seen in the 2016 TT’s will be present in the A4 and S4, along with better fuel efficiency and features of autonomous driving technology.

The Q6 E-tron was perhaps the star of Audi’s lineup, bringing innovative electric touches to the automotive world. The exterior is sleek and aerodynamically designed, but the real news is under the hood. It is powered by a giant battery pack, which Audi claims can drive the car for 310 miles between charges -and it can be fully recharged in just under a hour. There are also solar panels on the roof (like the Fisker Karma) for extra juice. Don’t let the fact that this is a hybrid SUV deter you from the fact that this thing is quite powerful and quick: three motors drive every wheel for a output of 509hp/590lb-ft torque, propelling it from 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds. With the arrival of an electric mid-range SUV expected in 2018, this vehicle just may be the blueprint for what will arrive at dealerships across the globe.

Unfortunately, we aren’t likely to see the Avant variants reach American soil. (We’ll cross our fingers for everyone craving the wagon lifestyle.)



The S4 (top left), A4 Avant (top right), A4 (bottom left), and Q6 E-tron (bottom right)

Volkswagen Group brands also released some exciting new models:

Perhaps the most highly anticipated Volkswagen to debut was the Tiguan. This long-needed second generation update is bigger and lower, putting it more apt to compete with the Audi Q5. Called an “evolutionary redesign,” the new Tiguan features a more aggressive exterior, a MK7 Golf and Passat inspired roomy interior, a host of new tech, and its most efficient engines to date. Engine options include 1.6L and 2.0L 4-cylinder diesels -with a single or twin-turbo option for the 2.0L-, and 1.4L or 2.0L turbocharged petrol engines available in front or four-wheel drives. Also offered is a GTE plug-in hybrid version, consisting of a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor. We honestly can’t wait to see these hit our lot.



The new Tiguan

VW also released two new Golfs at the show: The Golf GTI Clubsport and the Golf GTE Sport concept. The GTI Clubsport is a street-legal track-focused machine to celebrate the Golf’s 40th birthday that will be postitioned below the Golf R, but putting out about 50 more horsepower than a standard GTI. This hot-hatch is also equipped with a sweet overboost function that boosts the horsepower by 10% for short periods of time, putting it into Golf R territory. Quite sadly, the Clubsport will not be hitting US soil (insert crying face here).

The Golf GTE Sport concept made its first debut in Worthersee earlier this year, but reappeared at the Frankfurt show. It is a potential future model of the GTI with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Inspired by the racing world, the body is made mostly of carbon and cabin room for only two. There are three, yes three, motors in this crazy hatch -two electric with power to all four wheels and a turbocharged 1.6L TSI petrol engine. Being a concept, we won’t see this car (or anything like it) for awhile, but we’re crossing our fingers that it becomes a reality.

Der neue Volkswagen Golf GTI ClubsportDer neue Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

Golf GTI Clubsport


Golf GTE Sport Concept

Porsche released a few models itself: the 911 Carrera S coupe and cabriolet, and the Mission E concept car which is a direct Tesla competitor. The decision to make the concept is expected to be decided by the end of this year, let’s hope they say yes!


Porsche Misson E concept

Bentley debuted its highly-anticipated first-ever luxury SUV, the Bentayga. Bentley went over the top with this one, creating the world’s soon-to-be fastest SUV in production, in direct competition with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Range Rover, and Audi Q7. This thing boasts a huge W12 engine that puts out a whopping 600hp and a 0-60 time of 4 seconds flat at 187mph (301km/h). Bentley offers up a crazy range of options for the interior including a refrigerator in the trunk and a custom in-dash diamond and solid gold clock. Um. Anyway, this SUV isn’t all about pampered luxury; it’s built to go off-road with controls for specific surfaces and hill descent control. We’re not sure who would take this six-figure SUV out mudding, but hey, you never know.

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Bentley Bentayga

Lamborghini released its new Huracan LP610-4 Spyder, causing convertible supercar fans to rejoice everywhere.


LP610-4 Spyder

Bugatti finally debuted its insane Vision Gran Turismo in the flesh -or metal I suppose- that has had the world buzzing. A real-life drivable version of a video game car, this concept is definitely not street legal. It is, however, an important glimpse into the future of Bugatti’s models.

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 11.31.09 AMVision Gran Turismo

Seat released a new Leon Cross-Sport concept, dubbed the “Urban Rebel of the Seat family.” This little hot hatch crossover boasts 269bhp from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. It also is being envisioned with four-wheel drive, laying down enough rubber to help propel it to 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds. It is expected to compete with the VW Golf R and Audi S3. Unfortunately, we won’t see these in America.

The Leon Cross-Sport concept

Skoda released its new Superb Combi, which is eerily similar to the A4 Avant.


Skoda Superb Combi

And lastly, the new Ducati Monster 1200 R debuted. Motorcyclists rejoice.


 Ducati Monster 1200 R

The Volkswagen Group did nothing short of impressing the world with its show of models. We can’t wait to see some of these cars come out of (or go into) production and hit lots. Don’t forget to watch the continuing coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show!

Das Auto.

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A special farewell to an iconic SUV

IMG_1674Q7 Sport Edition

The Audi Q7 is currently the largest SUV the German company has to offer, and it is well-known and loved along with it’s smaller siblings, the Q5 and Q3. It was also the first full-size luxury SUV Audi produced, starting waaay back in 2005. With Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels, you wouldn’t think there could possibly be more… but there is.

With the end nearing for the current model Q7, Audi USA decided to do something a little special for the passing of this iconic SUV, before the new design is released.

The difference between a “regular” (above) Q7 and the Sport Edition. Notice the difference in width.

The model is called the Q7 Sport Edition, and production was limited to only 750 units. What exactly makes this SUV even more special? Here’s a list:

  • 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel w/ shift paddles
  • 21” five segment-spoke, high gloss black finish
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Black roof rails
  • Black headliner
  • Carbon Fiber inlays
  • Extended leather package
  • Heated rear seats
  • Red brake calipers
  • Black mirrors
  • Black exhaust tips
  • S line shift knob and steering wheel
  • Black optic package
  • Sport Style plus exterior kit/V12 body kit

This Special Edition Q7 is certainly an eye-catcher. Audi did right with this model and it is a nice farewell to an icon.


Now, we can’t wait to get our hands on a newly redesigned 2017 Q7! Stay tuned for a first-hand review of the new one in the future!

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Have you met Shelley?

Audi TTS Pikes Peak/Autonom fahrender Audi TTS: Im Herbst planen das VW Electronics Research Lab und die Stanford University diesen selbstfahrenden Audi TTS fuer Hochgeschwindigkeitspruefungen am Pikes Peak in Colorado fahren zu lassen.

With all the advancements in automotive technology such as cameras and crash sensors that have become “must-have” features for many of us in the market for a new vehicle, are driverless cars really that far away?

The answer is no. They’re already here.

Audi has been working on the concept of “piloted driving” for many years, gradually introducing its technologies into production cars. Stanford University’s Center for Automotive Research has been heading up a research and development project with Shelley, a driver-less Audi TTS, both on and off the track to perfect safety and reliability of piloted cars.

Among her many endeavors and accomplishments, when Shelly was put on the track at Thunderhill Raceway Park, she beat her human competitor by 0.4 of a second.

You can read more about her win and technologies by clicking HERE.

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Audi sets 56th straight monthly U.S. record with 9.9% gain in August 2015


•Second-best sales month in Audi of America history
•All-time best U.S. sales month for Audi Q5 SUV
•All-new and technologically advanced Audi TT models off to strong sales start

September 01, 2015 | HERNDON, Virginia – Audi reported that its August 2015 sales increased 9.9% to 18,794 vehicles, a total that stands as the second-best monthly result ever in the U.S. market.

Audi achieved its best-ever August sales in the U.S. to mark its 56th consecutive monthly sales record. The previous August record was set in 2014 with 17,101 Audi vehicles sold. Through the first eight months of 2015, Audi U.S. sales rose 12.1% from last year to 130,063 vehicles.

August 2015 only trails the December 2014 all-time monthly record of 19,238 vehicles sold.

August results were bolstered by sales of Audi luxury SUVs, with a 40.9% increase for the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models combined. The Q5 posted a 34.4% increase from last year, marking its best-ever sales month in the U.S. The Q7 posted an 8.4% increase from last August.

A key August 2015 sales highlight was the strong launch of the all-new Audi TT. In its first full month of U.S. market availability, the third-generation sports car line turned in a 259.3% sales improvement from a year earlier.

“The fast start for the technologically advanced Audi TT perfectly encapsulates the ingredients of Audi momentum over these past 56 months,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “It is a story built on steady dealer investments, relentless new product development and a determination to be an industry leader in dramatic technologies such as the fully digital cockpit found in the TT models.”

The A3 model line achieved robust sales led by the Audi A3 Cabriolet models in August 2015. The compact premium models achieved a 31.2% increase over year-earlier sales. The Audi A7 model also performed well, with a year-over-year increase of 11.0%.

Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from

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Driven by Devin: the new 2016 Audi TT


Stylish? Check. Sporty? Check. Well designed? Check. Scuba blue? Check.

The highly anticipated, redesigned, all-new 2016 Audi TT reached the Audi Naples dealership at last… And we received, not one, but FOUR new TT’s at once!


The biggest change for the 2016 model is clearly the exterior of the car. More aggressive lines and angles diminish the once bubbly curves, giving this TT an I-can-handle-my-own look. Dubbed the “Mini R8” in the past, the redesign of this spunky little car will rightly take it out of its big brother’s shadow (although the R8 has had quite a makeover itself). Two different wheel options are offered; a 18” 5-twin-spoke design or a 19” 5-star-spoke design; both compliment the blueprint of the car. Ibis White, Tango Red, Brilliant Black, and Scuba Blue are just four of the ten colors Audi has offered on the new TT. You can choose between the Coupe and Convertible, four seater or two seater respectively.


The interior was certainly not neglected in the new TT’s. With the choice between Alcantara or Fine Nappa leather surfaces, you can’t go wrong. There is even a diamond stitch option, and I looove diamond stitching. The leather is accented by clean Aluminum Drift inlays, which brings together the modern luxury feel to this car. A notable difference is the addition of digital A/C controls, which are pretty sweet in themselves.

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Perhaps the most riveting aspect of the new TT is the Audi Virtual Cockpit. Say whaaat? This innovative instrument -dare I say- cluster puts literally everything you need in front of you. It’s a 12.3-inch screen that is detailed brilliantly. You can change the display of course, choosing from an array of modes: classic view mode displays circular speedometer and rev counter dials; infotainment mode displays navigation, telephone, the backup camera, Audi connect and radio, and information about the car. Now I must admit that it was a bit weird not having the centrally located screen that is in all other current Audi models, and it takes some getting used to. But it is a pretty cool feature, and probably the future of all cars.


Last but not least: performance. This compact machine packs in a 2.0L Turbocharged TFSI Inline-4 16-valve DOHC engine. Some of you reading this probably have no idea what that sentence means (and that’s totally okay). Basically, it has a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which gives it a whopping 220 horses under the hood… paired with a six-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission sending power to all four wheels via Audi’s patented Quattro all-wheel drive system. It can hit 60mph in 5.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 130mph. Fasten your seatbelt kids, 4-wheel disc brakes are there to bring you to a safe, quick, and efficient stop. There’s even a little wing for some downforce.

IMG_5827In a nutshell, the 2016 TT is a nice refresh of an iconic model. Fun, fast, agile, and compact. Now your hardest decision is choosing between a Coupe and Convertible, and of course a color.


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