Important Notice: Audi is NOT Apart of Takata Airbag Recall

2As you may have already seen in the media and on the NHTSA website, air bag manufacturer Takata has expanded their recall of certain types of frontal driver and passenger side airbag inflators. While this recall includes a number of auto manufacturers, Audi vehicles are not included.

Customers may contact us in response to the media attention given to this recall. While Audi is not affected, we will be happy to check your VIN to see if any recalls/campaigns are open, and schedule those repairs if needed.

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Graduations, New Chapters and New Cars

q3After all the tests, homework and years of school work, the time to wrap up the end of a chapter quickly approaches. The orders for caps and gowns have been placed, applications sent out and final grades submitted. High school and College seniors get ready to walk across the stage to receive the piece of paper they have worked so long for. Graduation season is upon us and hopeful new grads begin writing the next chapter of their life.

Transition isn’t always easy but there are a few factors that can make the growing pains smoother. When the future isn’t always so predictable, having a reliable source of transportation is a handy and useful tool. Every graduation is a success and should be celebrated. We are so lucky to have customers who value such things and love hearing about their stories! One of our customers, Jessica, received a special high school graduation gift from her parents and couldn’t be more thrilled! Jessica tells us why she loves her vehicle and how it will help her navigate her future. Find out all about it in her interview here:

We know her 2015 Audi Q3 will take care of her when she attends the American University in Washington DC. Audi Naples wishes her a bright future and the best of luck with everything!

All of us from Audi Naples congratulate every recent graduate, or soon-to-be graduate, and wish you the best with your endeavors. If you know someone or you yourself have a story like Jessica’s, please feel free to share them with us! We love hearing all about it! Leave a comment below, leave a comment for us on facebook or send us an email at info@audinaples.com.

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Audi Prices the 2016 Audi TT Coupe

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If you have been highly anticipating details about the 2016 Audi TT Coupe then wait no more! New details have been released after months of teases and hints. Audi has not only released prices but has also released information regarding standard features, options,  packages, and more.

What’s changed: The newest piece of tech to be introduced to the TT is the MMI Touch infotainment controller (which comes equipped with a touch-sensitive pad) and LED lights. With sleek lines, an aggressive look, style and convenient tech, a vehicle like this will be sure to impress.

“Carryover features include Quattro all-wheel drive, a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, automatic climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, a Homelink garage-door opener, heated 12-way power front seats, a leather and faux-suede-trimmed interior, a flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles, 18-inch wheels, and LED taillights. The TTS model adds sports seats with adjustable bolsters; 19-inch wheels; and special engine, exhaust, and suspension tuning.”

“Regardless of which flavor of TT you choose, each gets a generous list of standard features, including a full-LED instrument gauge, automatic climate control (which shows temperature readouts on the actual vents), Audi’s MMI touch infotainment system with Bluetooth music and calling, heated, 12-way power adjustable sport seats (which are more tightly bolstered in the TT S), leather interior, LED interior lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels on the TT and Roadster/19-inch wheels on the TT S, parking sensors, and LED headlights and taillights.”

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Naples Mother’s Day Deals

the-best-mom-1024x957Family should always be appreciated 365 days a year, no matter how much they drive you crazy! But on May 10th, Mother’s Day, show your mom how much she means to you by taking her out or spending some quality time with her. There are a lot of businesses in Naples offering free entries, discounted prices and great deals for mothers or grandmothers. Check some of the events going on here:

Events:

Botanical Gardens – “Treat Mom or Grandma to a stroll through the tropical landscapes of the Garden this Mother’s Day. FREE admission for mothers and grandmothers, regular admission for guests. The first 100 mothers or grandmothers to check in at the Visitor Center will receive a special gift! Cappelli’s will be serving complimentary light refreshments from 11:30am to 1:30pm.”

Naples Princess Cruise: “Treat your mom this Mother’s Day to a relaxing cruise and delicious dinner aboard the Naples Princess! Enjoy a double entree dinner on the water featuring carved beef tenderloin served with a bearnaise sauce, pecan encrusted tilapia, Caesar salad, fresh baked rolls vegetable medley, roasted rosemary baby reds and to top it off a mouth watering tuxedo bombe for dessert! Every mother will receive a complimentary rose!”

Special Cruise Events: “Pure Florida, Southwest Florida’s premier water attraction for family fun and thrills, is excited to announce new cruises and special offers coming in May. Each of the following events and specials are offered at the Pure Naples and Pure Fort Myers locations.”

Naples Zoo: “One free mom ticket with the purchase of a regular paid child or adult.” Valid through May 8th – May 10th.

Dining:

There are a lot of restaurants and businesses that have great deals going on for mothers on Mother’s Day. Check out some of them here!

  • Ristorante Ciao, 835 Fourth Ave. S., Naples, will open at 4:30 p.m., and everyone 21 and over will receive a free glass of Prosecco to toast moms. Reservations: 239-263-3889
  • Stonewood Grill & Tavern, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples, will open at 11 a.m. and will have happy hour specials all day. Reservations: 239-593-0001
  • The Capital Grille, Mercato, 9005 Mercato Drive, North Naples, will have a special three-course brunch menu starting at 10 a.m. for $49 for adults and $15 for children. The restaurant’s dinner menu also will be available. Reservations: 239-254-0640
  • The Wharf Tavern Restaurant & Lobster House, 909 10th St. S., Naples, will give mothers who dine at the restaurant on Mother’s Day a voucher for a free 1- to 1¼-pound steamed Maine lobster with fries and coleslaw to be redeemed during July or August. The restaurant will serve its dinner menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations: 239-331-4053

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Audi R8, TTS and A3: Perfect for Superheroes

In case you haven’t heard…three of our newest and performance oriented vehicles are making it to the big screen. Look out for “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron” when it hits theaters May 1st! Haven’t seen Audi’s teaser? Check it out here:

AP_InThShltr_IMAX_BigA_v2_lrg-1427830354“As part of the partnership, Audi will release exclusive pieces of digital content.  Available today on the Audi brand’s exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron website, www.audi.com/MarvelsAvengers, fans can view an extended online video.

In addition, Audi is collaborating with Marvel’s comic book creator Stan Lee to deliver fans a comedic digital short closer to film’s release. The original video will be distributed on the Audi brand’s YouTube channel.

‘The character Tony Stark continues to evolve and represents a truly modern renaissance man – an industrialist, engineer and leader in his new world,’ said Giovanni Perosino, Head of Marketing Communication at AUDI AG. “It’s this type of innovator that carefully selects their cars and is exactly who would be driving the next generation Audi R8.”

Read more about it in our press release here: Audi returns as Tony Stark’s vehicle of choice in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

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History Behind the Audi Quattro Decal

quattroAudi is a revolutionary brand for their innovation, timeless qualities, performance and exceptional engineering. There is nothing else quite like Audi and there are so many characterizing traits that define them. Have you ever wondered where the Audi Quattro decal came from and what it means?

Sometimes success just happens because everything came together during the right time and right place. Well, this is true for the Audi Quattro! It was the first rally car to use a four-wheel-drive during a race when they changed the rules of racing to allow such systems. It did so well that it won and kept winning for the next following years. They celebrated their successes by placing the badge “quattro” on all of their four-wheel-drive systems.

The word quattro actually means “four” in Italian; the name is simple, distinct and effective. It is the perfect name for what it is.

But why would you want this genuine Audi Accessory? Well, here are a few reasons why:
– It is designed by the renowned Audi Studio to complement the style of every Audi
– It is set in the original Audi Type font that has graced every generation of quattro® equipped Audi vehicles on the track and on the road.
– Durable adhesive manufactured to withstand the elements and road debris
– Presented in Brilliant Black or Ice Silver to stand out against any Audi color

And the most obvious reason of all:
– Shows off your love for your vehicle and looks great!

Interested in purchasing a quattro decal? Click here to order one!

If you are interested in ordering a part or if you have more questions, please feel free to call 1-866-292-7789 and a Parts Department specialist will determine exactly what you need. Upon submitting your information we will:

  • Respond to you promptly via your preferred contact method.
  • Ask any additional questions required to identify your parts request.
  • Confirm your order and pricing.
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Did you know it’s National Car Care Month?

_MG_5117There’s no secret when it comes to keeping your car in great condition, all it takes is great car care and keeping up with vehicle maintenance.

“Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time to focus on your vehicle’s maintenance needs to make sure it is ready for the upcoming spring and summer travel season,” said White. “Following a routine maintenance program, like the free personalized schedule and e-mail reminder service the Car Care Council offers, can help you drive smart, save money and make informed decisions.”

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For more information, visit www.carcare.org.”

To read more about National Car Care month click here

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Road trip! In a 2015 Audi A3 TDI

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If you’re a travel bug or someone that has to commute for work, a fuel efficient vehicle becomes a necessity. When the needle drops near E you dread having to pull over and add to travel time, just to refill your tank once again. When you own a diesel vehicle, you can travel to another state on one tank of gas! Imagine driving from Naples, Florida to North Carolina without ever having to stop. It’s not just wishful thinking, it’s a reality that many TDI owners get to enjoy every day.

One of our most popular TDI models is the 2015 Audi A3. The 2015 Audi A3 is priced well, with a sleek look, great performance and fuel efficiency. Who says you can’t have it all? If you are looking for a vehicle that fits all your needs and more, then this is the vehicle for you!

Here’s a first hand account of why the 2015 Audi A3 TDI is ideal for long road trips:

“Surveying the press cars to see what might be available for a December road trip; we discovered a new diesel version of one of our recent favorites, the 2015 Audi A3 TDI.

Our planned trip from the Portland, Ore., area to the Monterey Bay area, about 100 miles south of San Francisco, and back would entail about 1,600 to 1,800 miles in the car, so we wanted it be comfortable and economical and the A3 was both.”

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Audi Naples Earns Magna Society Recognition

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“Audi honors 91 top-performing dealerships in the U.S. with the Magna Society Awards, a distinction for dealers who achieved excellent performance in 2014.

To earn Magna Society recognition, dealers must demonstrate an exceptional level of customer service as well as strong business performance. Among the recipients, 12 dealerships were distinguished as 2014 Audi Elite Magna Society winners, a special honor for superior achievements as the best of the best.

The Magna Society was created by Audi to identify and recognize dealerships that go above and beyond the standard business objectives and sales targets. To qualify for Magna Society status, a dealership must show that they are engaged in sales and service programs and adhere to specific business processes. Their facility and staff should also properly represent the Audi brand and culture.

“The caliber of the Audi dealer network in the United States continues to increase each year, and the commitment of our dealer partners is one of the key catalysts in Audi becoming the top luxury brand in the United States,” said Mark Del Rosso, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “The Magna Society Awards are a tribute to those dealers that model how a successful dealership should operate and truly exemplify the Audi brand values.”

The Magna Society awards fit with long-range plans established by Audi and its franchise partners to make Audi facilities more exclusive. In 2014, the number of dealership locations exclusively selling Audi models increased by the end of the year to 173 in the U.S. from 15 dealerships operating in 1999. Audi also increased its share of the U.S. imported luxury car segment to 10.9% based on record annual U.S. sales of 182,011 units in 2014.”

The 2014 Magna Society award winners are as follows:
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Audi’s Rising Sales for 50 Consecutive Months

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To some people a car is a car, to others, a vehicle is an extension of who we are. With Audi’s dedication to customer service, dependable luxury and exceptional engineering it’s no wonder Audi’s sales have been continuously rising for 50 consecutive months! It’s quite a feat and we are happy to be apart of a company that creates innovation with every model. Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:

“Severe winter storms were disruptive for the entire industry in February, but the Audi dealer network overcame the elements to deliver a record number of Audi vehicles to new Audi customers in February,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. Demand for the new Audi A3 family of premium cars and the new Q3 SUV remained strong for Audi in February. These two all-new Audi products, launched in 2014, continue to bring new customers into the Audi family across the country.”

Rain or shine, the sales and quality customer service does not quit!

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