First Delivery in the Country: 2017 Audi R8 Spyder

The first 2017 Audi R8 Spyder delivery took place over the past weekend, and we were lucky enough to be the ones to house it. If you recall our recent article about the Suzuka Gray Spyder, an auction took place at the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival for the first 2017 R8 Spyder in the country. That R8 arrived last Friday and was delivered Saturday by us!

It was a beauty. It came in a gorgeous Ara Blue Crystal effect with a black top, over a black full leather interior with silver diamond stitching.

IMG_7383Additional options included:

  • Carbon Exterior Package: carbon sigma sideblades, carbon fiber engine compartment, carbon fiber trimmed convertible top compartment lid
  • Diamond stitch leather Package: full leather interior
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • 20″ Wheel Package: 10-spoke forged wheels in Silver, 245/30 front and 305/30 rear tires
  • Contrast stitching

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Audi Naples 3rd Technology Event

Our 3rd Technology Event was a hit! Thank you to all of our loyal customers for turning out and enjoying a wonderful evening. With workshops geared towards the specific model that attendees currently own, everyone was treated to a nice presentation on all their car has to offer. Yummy treats were an added bonus!

We look forward to another tech event later in the year!

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Exclusive Look: 2017 Audi R8 Spyder

IMG_4661The wait is finally over. After a couple year hiatus, Audi has brought back the drop-top version of its supercar with a complete makeover: feast your eyes on the new 2017 Audi R8 Spyder.

One of the very few currently in the US, and Audi USA’s PR car, the Spyder was carefully delivered to our lot and admired by everyone who laid eyes on it. No touching though!

IMG_4495Suzuka Gray donned the outside, paired with 20″ titanium forged alloy wheels, red brake calipers, and aluminum trim, heavenly matched by an Express Red leather interior with carbon fiber inlays and diamond stitched seats.

The Spyder is no different from the coupe: a growling 5.2L V10 produces 540hp/398lb-ft torque, laid down by its Quattro AWD system and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, with technology at the top of its class. The only minute distinction is the absence of a roof and a little button inside.

IMG_4743It’s a beauty, isn’t it?

IMG_4656While the speed of the Spyder is nothing short of impressive, so is Audi’s technology inside the cabin, making it equal parts racecar and luxury road-tripper. The convertible is equipped with all the awesome features found in the 2017 A4, 2017 Q7, 2017 TT/TTS, and 2017 A3/S3- Virtual Cockpit, digital climate control, refined shifter and steering wheel, and enhanced MMI.

IMG_4710The same 2017 R8, with a disappearing top.

After its time with us, the Spyder took a trip to the Tiburon Ritz-Carlton for the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival. The stunning Spyder was on hand at the festival to give patrons a glimpse at what the supercar has to offer, helping to aid the auction for the first 2017 R8 Spyder to be delivered in the US. While this particular Spyder was not the auction car, the bid ended at $360k for a gorgeous Ara Blue Crystal Spyder for one lucky person!

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Driving On Sunshine // Vegas Yellow 2017 S3

img_3970What happens in Vegas… should be done with the company of this S3! Audi introduced a new color for some 2017 models called Vegas Yellow. We covered a Vegas Yellow TTS awhile back, but since then there has been no other glimpse of the sunshine-y color until now. The S3 is already off turning heads with its new owner, but not before we were able to snag some photos. Equipped with a Carbon Pkg that includes mirror caps and a rear spoiler, the carbon sweetly completes the look of this bright gem. We must say, Vegas Yellow certainly fits in with the Sunshine State!

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Audi announces the first vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) service – the new Traffic light information system

UPDATE! The new V2I service has gone live in Las Vegas, NV, for select 2017 Q7, A4, and A4 Allroad models with the Audi PRIME subscription. We are eager to hear word on how it works! We will update accordingly.

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img_9889Audi of America in conjunction with Traffic Technology Services (TTS) will be launching the first V2I technology called Traffic light information that will be arriving on select 2017 Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad® models this fall.

“Continuous innovation in connected car services and advanced driver assistance systems that enrich and improve the customer experience is at the core of the Audi brand and our collective future,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America.

Traffic light information, an Audi connect PRIME feature, enables the car to communicate with the infrastructure in select cities and metropolitan areas across the U.S. The car receives real-time signal information from the advanced traffic management system that monitors traffic lights. The link between vehicle and infrastructure is routed via the on-board LTE data connection and Traffic Technology Services, Inc. servers.

While waiting at a connected traffic light, the driver information system in the instrument cluster, as well as the head-up-display (if equipped), indicates the time remaining until the signal changes to green.

“This feature represents Audi’s first step in vehicle-to-infrastructure integration,” said Pom Malhotra, General Manager, Connected Vehicles. “In the future we could envision this technology integrated into vehicle navigation, start / stop functionality and can even be used to help improve traffic flow in municipalities. These improvements could lead to better overall efficiency and shorter commuting times.”

Audi of America will begin to roll out the new Traffic light information as part of its suite of Audi connect PRIME services later this fall in select smart cities and metropolitan areas across the country through 2017 and beyond. The feature is available on 2017 Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad® models built after JUNE 1st, 2016.

Traffic light information is the latest in a line of pioneering connected car innovations by Audi. In 2010, Audi was the first manufacturer to offer a broadband enabled vehicle. Since then, Audi connect® has continued to expanded on its industry-leading services and capabilities. In 2014, Audi was the first manufacture to offer 4G/LTE Broadband connectivity. Strategic partnerships and a proprietary scalable infotainment architecture has allowed Audi to continuously offer our customers the latest in mobile connectivity solutions.

For more information, please visit www.audiusa.com.

Article from: https://www.audiusa.com/newsroom/news/press-releases/2016/08/audi-announces-first-vehicle-to-infrastructure-service

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Blue with Envy // Audi Exclusive TTS

img_3716We here at Audi Naples love unique cars, and it just so happens that we have access to that. Our dealership has been one to frequent the realm of bold color choices and have no plans of stopping that exploration, as seen with our latest Audi Exclusive car to hit the lot. Troy H., one of our Sales Managers’, is the man with an eye for the extraordinary behind the unique Audi’s that we receive. Whether it be a customer order or simply just to spice up our inventory, every so often an Audi Exclusive car is built and the anticipation waiting for it to arrive is almost overwhelming.

I (the writer) have known about this particular car since not long after it was ordered. As with any custom color, there is a small twinge of worry about how it will be in person, but nevertheless we all eagerly awaited its arrival. And let me say this: this is, without a doubt, my favorite Audi Exclusive car that has come through the dealership in my time here. Everything about this car screams ‘look at me!’ and I love it.

img_3706This 2017 Audi TTS is nothing short of impressive. I wrote an article awhile back on the newly designed TTS; this car is all of that and then some, and that TTS was Vegas Yellow. However, I’m a bit biased towards blues.

This car is a breath-taker. A showstopper. A gorgeous creation in the flesh.

Riviera Blue.

img_3682A bit of background information: Riviera Blue is actually an original Porsche color. You may or may not have seen it on a Porsche, particularly a GT3RS, but regardless it is a stunning color in person. That being said, we had an idea of what to expect with it sitting on a TTS, but you never really know until you see it in the flesh. As you can already tell, I, and everyone else I’ve talked to about this car, are head over heels for it. Dare I say it looks as good, if not better, than on a Porsche (shhh).

The Riviera Blue on the TTS looks like it was made for the car: it hugs the sharp angles and curves flawlessly, the paired Aluminum Optics and 20″ wheels match with the color impeccably. For someone who loves the Black Optic Package on Audis, I must admit that the aluminum most likely looks better than the black on this car. Everything about this car just works without question or a second thought.

Now, I leave you with just photos of this stunning Audi Exclusive TTS. Enjoy.

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Audi Naples 2nd Technology Event

Like the first, our second technology event was a success! img_1368Thank you to all of our loyal customers for turning out and enjoying a wonderful evening. Our Audi Technologist, Alex Morales, gave several informative presentations, and took lots of great questions. Several of our Audi Brand Specialists showed everybody around the Q7 and Q5 models, with the help of our Audi service advisors.

img_1378img_1383We hope to have another event sometime early next year, stay tuned!

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Come to Our 2nd Technology Event!

img_0276Our Audi Technology Events are the perfect way to get hands on training of our more advanced systems. Our Technologist, Sales and Service staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. These casual evening workshops are the perfect way to get hands-on training on our most popular innovative features, and discover new capabilities of your vehicle.

img_9845Different stations will highlight the following topics: Radio/media, Telephone, Virtual Cockpit, Navigation, and Voice commands.

IMG_9627Your RSVP and attendance will make you eligible for a raffle of an Audi Collection computer bag with a value of $169, and a K40 radar detector valued at over $300. Other giveaways will also be available. Refreshments will be served and we’ll provide complimentary valet parking.

The next Technology Event will be held at 6:15pm on October 20th, 2016.

Please RSVP to technologist@audinaples.com to reserve your spot.

Website: http://www.audinaples.com/technologist.htm

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Check out our previous Technology Event here!

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Audi Naples Receives the J.D. Power Award for Customer Satisfaction

img_0441Just a few weeks ago, Audi Naples was given the news that we would be given a prestigious award by none other than the highly respected J.D. Power & Associates.

Midday on a warm September Tuesday, the 2016 J.D. Power Award for Customer Satisfaction graced our lot per an Audi USA representative. It was presented to our Managing Partner, Brian Massoll; Fixed Operations Manger, Skip; Audi Naples General Manager, Jason; Audi Naples Service Manager, Chris; and our entire service department that includes our Parts Department, Certified Technicians, and Service Advisors.

We are honored and excited to receive the 2016 J.D. Power Award for Customer Satisfaction among Audi dealers in the Southern region of the United States!

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We’d like you to join us in extending a warm congratulations to our awesome service department and dealership for making it possible!img_0454

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Introducing the New 2017 Audi A6 Competition

img_8977As new 2017 Audi’s roll into the dealership, Audi has released a new trim level to the A6 sedan- a sportier version known as the A6 Competition. Having the distinction of being the highest level A6 trim to date, its base is the 3.0T Prestige trim with added elements. Standard features include the 3.0L supercharged engine, eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with quattro all-wheel drive, sunroof, full LED headlights, power everything, heated seats, Audi MMI with navigation, Audi Connect, Audi Side Assist, Audi Advanced Key, Bluetooth, BOSE sound system, Park Assist Plus with camera, and four-zone climate control.

img_8979For colors, the Competition comes in a Glacier White Metallic exterior over a black Valcona leather interior with contrast stitching and aluminum inlays.

So, what exactly sets the A6 Competition apart? All this:

-A few more horses under the hood at 340hp
-20″ 5-double-spoke wheels in Titanium matte
-3-spoke flat bottom multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles
-Black cloth headliner
-Brushed aluminum upper inlays
-High gloss black optic package
-Quattro with a sport rear differential and sport suspension
-Red brake calipers
-S line steering wheel emblem
-S line exterior kit (bumpers, side sills) with supercharged badges
-S sports seats
-Black Valcona leather interior with Korso Red contrast diamond stitching

img_8962The car looks pretty stunning and drives like a sporty dream. Every aspect of this car just goes together without flaw like burgers and fries or steak and potatoes.

Not many will be traveling through the lot, so if it peaks your interest, let us know!

Check out the rest of our inventory and this 2017 A6 Competition on our site here: http://www.audinaples.com/new/Audi/2017-Audi-A6-ee5894f60a0e0adf38586f43dc629ec2.htm

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