Audi Naples Exclusive // Daytona Gray MATTE 2018 R8 V10 Plus

Audi Exclusive: where you get to customize the R8 of your dreams, or any Audi really. We love seeing any Audi Exclusive cars come in because they are so unique and special, how can you not love them?

We eagerly awaited the arrival of this absolutely gorgeous, custom-ordered, 2018 R8 V10 Plus. Fitted with an exclusive Daytona Gray Matte paint job, and paired with a Black Optic Package, this R8 stole the attention of everyone around. We can only imagine what it looks like to passer-by out prowling the streets of Naples right now.

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A Family Affair // 2018 Q5 & A6 Named “Best Cars for Families

The content in this post is from the Audi USA Newsroom.

 
  • 2018 Q5 named “Best Luxury Compact SUV” and 2018 A6 named “Best Luxury Midsize Car”
  • Audi tied for most awards won by an individual brand
  • Awards received at New York International Auto Show

HERNDON, Virginia, March 29, 2018 – The 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 Audi A6 have been named “2018 Best Cars for Families” in their classes by U.S. News & World Report. Audi received the awards this week at the New York International Auto Show.

The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Cars for Families” awards are determined by a combination of professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume and the availability of family-friendly features, such as in-car wireless internet and surround-view cameras. This year, 127 new cars from the 2018 model year were evaluated by U.S. News & World Report editors, with winners determined in 11 automotive classes. Audi tied for most awards won by an individual brand.

According to U.S. News & World Report, “The Audi Q5, the Best Luxury Midsize SUV for Families, and the Audi A6, the Best Luxury Midsize Car for Families respectively, both won in large part because their backseats are larger than the competition. That extra space makes it easier to install car seats, keep kids in boosters from kicking the front seats and gives teens or older relatives plenty of space to stretch out.” The release also noted that the Q5 and A6 have plenty of available driver assistance features, including automatic braking, surround-view cameras and lane keeping assist.

2018 Q5
This is the third year the Q5 has been awarded “Best Luxury Compact SUV” by U.S. News & World Report, with editors praising the vehicle’s crash test scores, active safety features, standard quattro® all-wheel drive and infotainment features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. Setting a new standard for the luxury SUV segment, the Q5 offers the sporty performance of a sedan with the versatility of an SUV, featuring standard quattro® with ultra® technology and space for up to five passengers.

The Q5 includes benchmark technology to help the driver more easily view and control the navigation and infotainment systems including standard Audi smartphone interface for compatible devices, MMI® all-in touch,® Audi connect® and available color head-up display. Available Audi virtual cockpit features a 12.3-inch display delivering vibrant color at 60 frames per second with NVIDIA® quad core processing power enhancing the infotainment view and navigating experience through large Google Earth™ images (requires Audi connect PRIME subscription) supported with 4G LTE (where available).*

2018 A6
The A6 offers attractive exterior design with S line® elements and a Singleframe® grille, along with LED daytime running lights and taillights. In addition to the 2.0T FWD and 2.0T quattro® variants, new for 2018, the A6 is offered with a revised 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine and quattro® all-wheel drive. Interior styling of the A6 includes a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, an expansive wraparound dash with infotainment display, eight-way power front comfort seats and room for up to five passengers.

Infotainment features include available MMI® navigation plus with voice control and MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology, Audi advanced key for keyless start, stop and entry and available head-up display that projects driving information in the driver’s field of vision.

Both the Q5 and A6 offer a suite of standard and available driver assistance systems designed to help drivers navigate the road with confidence. Standard Audi pre sense® basic and city can help prepare the vehicle for impact in the case of an impending collision. Available Audi pre sense® rear helps monitor the traffic following the vehicle and takes similar actions to Audi pre sense basic, while Audi side assist provides blind spot monitoring through LED indicators on the exterior side mirrors.

For more information on the Q5 and A6, please visit www.audiusa.com.

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The New Audi A8 is Crowned “World Luxury Car 2018”

The content in this post is from the Audi USA Newsroom.

 
  • Flagship model wins prestigious award
  • Ninth victory for Audi in the World Car Awards
  • Audi Board Member for Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is an innovation driver for our entire industry.”

Ingolstadt/New York, March 28, 2018 – The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018.” The win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship as the embodiment of “Vorsprung durch Technik.” The award ceremony took place Wednesday at the New York Auto Show.

In their decision, the 82 jury members from 24 countries assessed not only the emotional appeal, passenger comfort and safety, but also environment aspects as well as driving performance, market relevance and price-performance ratio. The Audi A8 prevailed against two competitors in the final elimination round. This marks the ninth overall victory for the brand with the four rings in the World Car Awards.

“This award is a special honor for us and our flagship,” explained Peter Mertens, Board Member for Development at AUDI AG. “The new Audi A8 is an innovation driver for our entire industry. It sets new standards in automotive engineering with its innovative touch control system, consistent, broad electrification and the technical conditions for conditional automated driving.”

The Audi A8 is being built at the Neckarsulm site and has been available in dealerships since November 2017. Its base price is EUR 90,600. In addition to its select materials and handcrafted-level build quality, its highlights include high-end equipment like the HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light, dynamic all-wheel steering and the relaxation rear seat package with foot massage.

Audi victories in the World Car Awards

2005 Audi A6 World Car of the Year
2007 Audi RS4 World Performance Car
2007 Audi TT World Car Design of the Year
2008 Audi R8 World Performance Car
2008 Audi R8 World Car Design of the Year
2010 Audi R8 V10 World Performance Car
2014 Audi A3 World Car of the Year
2016 Audi R8* World Performance Car
2018 Audi A8 World Luxury Car

 

*Fuel consumption of the Audi R8:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 13.6 – 12.4 (17.3 – 19.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 309 – 283 (497.3 – 455.4 g/mi)

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America Will See the RS5 Sportback First

The content in this post is from the Audi USA Newsroom.

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  • World debut of the RS 5 Sportback marks the 7th new Audi Sport entry
  • Five-door coupe silhouette with seating for five delivers maximum functionality
  • 444 hp TFSI V6 biturbo engine coupled with quattro sport rear differential offers exceptional performance and handling

NECKARSULM, Germany / NEW YORK, March 28, 2018 – Joining the performance family, Audi Sport launches its latest RS model – the Audi RS 5 Sportback. Making its world debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, the RS 5 Sportback offers a balance of high design and driving dynamics.

The 2019 RS 5 Sportback represents the latest model in the highly successful Audi Sport family, with breakthrough 5-door coupe design and exceptional performance. “The Audi RS 5 Sportback is a completely new offer for our customers. Our progressive interpretation of a five-door high-performance coupe has neither a predecessor model nor a direct competitor,” says Michael-Julius Renz, managing director of Audi Sport GmbH, about the latest member of the RS family. “The Sportback offers the ultimate in functionality with maximum performance.”

Powertrain and performance
The 2.9 liter TFSI V6 biturbo engine delivers power, efficiency and distinct RS sound. The new biturbo engine generates 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque available in a wide rev range from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. The Audi RS 5 Sportback sprints from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds and achieves a top track speed of 155 mph, or increased to 174 mph with the optional Dynamic plus package.

The two turbochargers on the 2.9-liter engine of RS 5 are positioned directly inside the “V” promoting engine responsiveness and performance. For high engine efficiency, power and torque, the V6 engine uses a centrally mounted fuel injector and a combustion method with shorter compression and longer expansion phases.  This B-cycle combustion process with central direct injectors further supports efficiency of the powertrain.

Drivetrain
The power of the 2.9 TFSI reaches the quattro permanent four-wheel drive with self-locking center differential via a sporty eight-speed Tiptronic® with optimized shifting times. It distributes the drive forces asymmetrically 40:60 on the axles – this guarantees both responsive handling and optimal performance. A traction control system manages distribution for maximum acceleration with minimal slip and the standard quattro sport rear differential to maximize driving dynamics.

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Chassis
The redesigned front five-link suspension with lightweight construction offers greater steering precision and improved handling through optimized steering-rack placement direct at wheel centers. With the standard RS sport suspension, the RS 5 Sportback sits 7 mm lower than the 2018 S5 Sportback. RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control, which uses steel springs and adjustable dampers that are connected to one another via diagonal oil lines and a central valve, is also available. Drivers can customize their driving experience through the standard Audi drive select system, which offers four drive modes: comfort, auto, dynamic and individual.

Design
The exterior design of the new Audi RS 5 Sportback picks up on distinctive details from motorsport past and features direct design inspiration from the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. As with any vehicle that bears the RS badge, the RS 5 Sportback features development rooted in motorsport and technologies that embody the Audi Sport authenticity of  “Born on the Track. Built for the Road.” The wave-design shoulder line underscores the athleticism through the body and the flared box fenders provide cues to the standard quattro® all-wheel drive, in addition to widening the body by 15 mm on each side over its S5 Sportback sibling.

The RS 5 Sportback features a wide and flat Singleframe® grille, large RS-specific honeycomb air intakes, matte alu-optic front spoiler with quattro script, matte alu-optic exterior mirror housings and high gloss black side sills. Enhancing the distinct and sporty rear, the Sportback features a RS-specific diffuser, oval RS exhaust pipes and a high gloss black rear-lip spoiler.

The refined interior of the RS 5 Sportback, with seating for five standard, includes impressive RS accents and driver-focused technologies. The RS 5 Sportback features the Audi brand’s hallmark wing-design wrap-around dashboard with driver-oriented interior including user-friendly controls.  From its S sport seats with RS embossing, flat-bottomed, perforated leather RS sport steering wheel and gear shift, and stainless steel pedals, the RS 5 Sportback offers an all-encompassing performance Audi Sport package.

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Infotainment and driver assistance
While offering outstanding performance, within the cabin, the RS 5 Sportback integrates benchmark technologies including standard Audi smartphone interface, which provides Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto integration for compatible mobile devices, available Audi virtual cockpit and full color head-up display.  Unique RS displays in the Audi virtual cockpit inform the driver of tire pressure, torque, a shift light indicator and g-forces.

While performance remains the highlight, the RS 5 Sportback offers a host of advanced driver assistance systems that are designed to help drivers navigate the road with increased confidence. The new model’s high level of standard systems include Audi pre sense® basic, Audi pre sense city, Audi side assist, rear cross traffic assist and Audi pre sense rear, as well as available adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, Audi active lane assist and high beam assistant.

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The 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback will be on sale in the second half of 2018.

This information relates exclusively to the U.S. model of the Audi RS 5 Sportback.

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The Rebirth of An Icon // The 2018 RS5 Coupe Has Landed!!

This is the rebirth of the RS.

IMG_7896After a three year hiatus, the RS5 has finally come back to us: more aggressive, stylish, and better than ever!

Audi has redesigned everything about the RS5 except for the name. A whole new body is full of sharp edges and sloping curves that form the coupe beautifully. Inside, all the latest technology is at your finger tips with the Virtual Cockpit -now a staple in most Audi models. Under the hood, 450hp is produced from a new 2.9L Biturbo V6 engine paired with Quattro of course, to ring out a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds.

Just look at it.

IMG_8091We were fortune to get two of these to launch, in the classic colors of Glacier White Metallic and Daytona Gray Pearl.

Available here: https://bit.ly/2pNb9Hc

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4 Rings, 5 Cylinders: the 2018 Audi RS3 is HERE!

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605-horsepower & Killer Style: 2017 Audi S8 Plus

IMG_5944Brute power and a luxurious cabin mesh beautifully together in Audi’s most powerful sedan. The S8 Plus joins the exclusive 600mph club, boasting a twin-turbo V8 paired with quattro all-wheel drive, putting down a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds.

IMG_5972“Combined with its subdued exterior design—there’s just enough extra visual aggression to make sure you won’t be mistaken for an A8 driver—the S8 Plus’s blistering performance makes it one of the ultimate sleepers sold today. In Comfort mode, it’ll cruise around like the big, cushy luxury sedan that it is. But in Dynamic mode, it hunkers down on its suspension and seemingly defies the laws of physics with keen steering, deft responses, and a willingness to rotate that belie its size and nearly two-and-a-half-ton curb weight. ” -Car and Driver

Check out this car here: Audi Naples S8 Plus

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The 4-Door Hatch You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Introducing: the all-new 2018 A5 Sportback!

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From AudiUSA.com:

The 2018 A5 and S5 Sportback models mirror the coupe’s breakthrough design language, featuring a wider, flatter Singleframe® grille and longer, lower hood lines that highlight the powerful engines of the new A5 family vehicles. The precise wave-design shoulder line is more pronounced than previous generations and wider wheel arches provide design cues to the vehicle’s quattro® DNA. Rear horizontal design lines joined by the slim, yet sculptural three-dimension LED taillights offer a distinctly powerful look and emphasize vehicle width.

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The refined interior of the A5, with seating for up to five standard, includes greater attention to detail through functional refinements and additional driver-focused technologies. A three-dimensional decorative inlay trim with climate control integration spans from the door panels across the dashboard and adds breadth and lightness. The available Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound offers both an acoustic and visual highlight in the interior, and the standard panoramic sunroof helps bring light into the cabin.

Similar to the Coupe and Cabriolet models, the A5 Sportback comes equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission that produces 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds.

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The S5 Sportback is equipped with a re-engineered 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine to produce an impressive 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The S5 is also newly equipped with an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission that is well suited for the low-end torque of the new 3.0-liter turbocharged engine.

Both variants of the Sportback come standard-equipped with quattro® all-wheel drive, offering enhanced agility through a self-locking center differential, with a basic ratio of 40:60 front to rear, and wheel-selective torque control. The redesigned front five-link suspension with lightweight construction offers greater steering precision and excellent handling through optimized steering-rack placement direct at wheel centers.

The A5 and S5 Sportback offer the same advanced infotainment systems as the A5 Coupe and Cabriolet models including the available Audi virtual cockpit, MMI® touch® with handwriting-recognition and newly available in-car Audi connect® infotainment and security features, supported by 4G LTE connectivity (where available). A full suite of advanced driver assistance systems, including standard Audi pre sense® basic and city and available Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam assist, help drivers navigate the road and traffic with confidence.

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For more information, please visit https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-a5-sportback/2018 and https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-s5-sportback/2018 .

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The Redesigned 2018 Q5 is Here!

The 2018 Q5 has arrived!

IMG_9355The Q5 is arguably one of Audi’s best sellers- it offers comfort and convenience with an adventurous spirit. With updates and sales records across the “new” Audi lineup, it only makes sense to release a refreshed and rejuvenated Q5 next.

Its arrival has been anticipated for quite some time and we are very happy to say that it is finally here.

IMG_9287Updates in the way of the 2017 A4/2018 S4, 2017 Q7, 2017 A3/S3, and 2017 TT/TTS are prominent- further proving that, soon, every Audi will receive its technological makeover.

The 2018 Q5 features sharper and more defined edges similar to the 2017 Q7 on the outside, and the most up-to-date Audi technology and interface inside.

Standard options include:

  • 2.0L TFSI 4-cylinder and Quattro AWD, producing 252hp/273lb-ft torque
  • 7-speed Tiptronic transmission
  • Audi Xenon Plus Headlights
  • Leather interior
  • Power heated mirrors
  • Homelink
  • Bluetooth
  • Power tailgate
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Power seats
  • Multifunction steering wheel with paddles
  • Audi Drive Select
  • 18″ wheels with AS tires
  • Energy Recuperation System w/start-stop
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Hill descent control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Rain and light sensors

Offered in three trim levels- Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige- even your most basic 2018 Q5 comes equipped with a lot of desirable options.

IMG_9299Our first 2018 Q5 arrived this week, stunning in Navarra Blue Metallic over a black leather interior with wood inlays. With a trim level of Premium, it came equipped with the features above along with a few hefty packages:

  • Navigation & Telematics Package with Virtual Cockpit, Navigation, Audi connect CARE, and Audi connect PRIME
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Convenience Package with 8-way power front seats w/memory, Audi Advanced Key, Heated auto-dimming power folding mirrors, and SiriusXM
  • 19″ Wheel Package with 235/55 All-season tires
  • Heated front seats
  • Cargo cover
  • Audi Guard all-weather floor mats
  • USB lightning cables

IMG_9306We already love the updated Q5, and we can only imagine that consumers will too!

Read more about the 2018 Q5 HERE!

Check out our incoming 2018 Q5 inventory HERE!

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One of 50: Audi RS7 Titanium Edition

Audi found a way to make the RS7 even better.

IMG_8081The performance hatch that doubles as a family sedan is often in the dreams of enthusiasts for good reason. It ranks as #1 in Car And Driver’s “Premium Sports Sedan” ranking, and we can barely keep them on our lot.

A powerful twin-turbo 4.0L  V8 produces 560hp (605hp in the Performance), paired with a eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive, and a lowered suspension- making the RS7 the closest you can get to the R8 with four doors.

The RS7 is fantastic. More than fantastic. And even more than that. And yet, Audi found a way to make some even even better.

Cue the 2017 RS7 Performance Titanium Edition: an Audi Exclusive.

IMG_8108You get all the souped up goodness of the Performance model, plus a whole lot more, including the bragging rights to owning one of the 50 available in the US. That’s right, this RS7 was limited to just 50 units, and we received quite possibly the best one: Nardo Gray. Because who doesn’t love Nardo Gray?

IMG_8114So, what makes up this new Titanium Edition?

  • Black leather/Alcantara interior
  • RS Sport Seats w/Crimson Red honeycomb stitching and Crimson Red quattro script
  • Crimson Red seat belts
  • Black Alcantara headliner with Crimson Red Stitching throughout the edge
  • Black leather center console with Crimson Red stitching
  • Black leather/Alcantara steering wheel with Crimson Red stitching and a Crimson Red 12 o’clock marker
  • Black floor mats with Crimson Red piping
  • Titanium Optic exterior Design- trim around grille and windows, mirror caps
  • Audi Sport (Akrapovic) Titanium Exhaust

IMG_8180IMG_8162IMG_8145IMG_8157The best part? It is currently available for purchase HERE!

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