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Audi vehicles are known for style and performance, but these terms don’t even begin to describe the sheer excellence of the Audi brand’s premier supercars. Most notably, the Audi R8 has been one of the most popular vehicles in its class. For the current model year, the 2014 Audi R8 has experienced a number of significant enhancements that improve its overall performance and style. Here are just a few reasons why the new R8 is arguably the world’s greatest supercar.
They don’t call it a supercar for nothing—the 2014 Audi R8 is nothing short of a speed machine both on the road and on paper. The mid-mounted engine comes in two configurations, the more powerful of which is a V10 that produces 391 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. With premium engine and transmission options, the Audi R8 can get from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of nearly 200 mph.
The S-Tronic Transmission
The 2014 Audi R8 also features a redesigned seven-speed dual-clutch sequential manual transmission known as the S-tronic transmission. This new transmission improves on the previous single-clutch system by allowing drivers to skip gears for faster shifting, creating a more comfortable, responsive drive when you push your R8 to the limit. For those who prefer a traditional gearbox, the gated six-speed manual transmission is still available on all 2014 R8 models.
The mystique of a supercar is not just in its performance, but also in its rarity and exotic appeal. The 2014 Audi R8 maintains this with the looks and style that surpass more commonplace vehicles like the Porsche 911 or the Maserati GranTurismo. Its sleek, bold body is designed by the same minds that tailor this vehicle for Le Mans, and carries many of the unique stylings seen throughout the Audi lineup. Inside, you’ll find the perfect combination of chrome, leather, and fine stitching that are the trademark of a finely crafted Audi.
Are you ready to see the 2014 Audi R8 in person? Then come to Brookline Audi, the Boston area’s premier Audi dealership. Call (617) 860-3222 to learn more about our new and used Audi sales, as well as our world class service and parts department.
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The Audi Q5 and Q7 have led the luxury crossover market in style, comfort, and performance since they were introduced in the early 2000s. This year, Audi is launching the new 2015 SQ5, a supercharged luxury crossover that brings diesel performance to the gasoline-powered market. Let’s look at some of the highlights that make this new Audi the most highly anticipated luxury vehicle of the new model year.
Since the Audi Q5 was introduced in the United States, drivers often compared it to the European diesel version of the Q5, which boasted powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine. With 313 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, this was the most powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine Audi had ever produced. Today, the diesel Q5 is overshadowed by the 2014 Audi SQ5, which achieves 354 horsepower and can go from 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds, making it the fastest car in its segment. All this performance is delivered along with a fuel economy rating of 21 mpg.
Classic Audi Styling
The new 2014 Audi SQ5 stays true to many of the stylistic traits that make Audi one of the leading luxury auto manufacturers today. The exterior maintains many of the SQ5’s signature characteristics, including the broad Audi grille, chrome trim, and sophisticated body contouring. The SQ5 comes with standard 20-inch chrome wheels, with an option for the 21-inch upgrade. The rear features the S-series signature quad exhaust.
The leather wrapped interior features two-toned seats and door paneling, as well as layered aluminum inlays that truly make the cabin shine. Drivers will enjoy the signature flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped S-series steering wheel, designed for maximum comfort and control. With comfortable seating for five, the SQ5 is the ideal high performance crossover for the entire family.
To learn more about the upcoming 2014 Audi SQ5, come to Audi of Brookline today. We serve the entire Boston area with the very best in new and used Audi sales, as well as expert Audi parts and service. Call (617) 860-3222 for additional vehicle information.
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Since the introduction of the Audi TDI engine in 1989, Audi has been a leading pioneer for clean diesel technology. With their award-winning TDI engines, Audi has made diesel a convenient, economical, and exciting option for drivers worldwide. In 2014, the all-new Audi A3 will make Audi’s innovative technology accessible to entry-level buyers. This sporty sedan comes fully loaded with the latest Audi technology and design innovations, including an available 2.0-liter TDI engine. With this infographic presented by Audi of Brookline, you can learn all about Audi’s state-of-the-art technology. Feel free to share the infographic with fellow Audi enthusiasts and visit your nearby Audi dealership to test drive the all-new 2014 Audi A3!
Last updated 11 days ago
After years of anticipation and speculation, Audi recently announced that the A3 E-Tron plug-in hybrid will be available for sale in the United States after its debut. This is a big step forward for hybrids in the luxury car market, which number very few and typically do not provide the fuel economy that compact and family vehicles often offer.
The A3 E-Tron will come with a fuel tank to supplement the plug-in rechargeable battery. Audi estimates that the E-Tron’s turbocharged 1.4-litre engine will deliver over 150 mpg when operated with the six-speed manual dual-clutch transmission, making it one of the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles on the market. Audi innovation has finally brought style, economics, and environmental awareness together in an elegant, classic body style.
To learn more about the A3 E-Tron and other Audi models, come to Brookline Audi today. We carry a full range of new and used Audi vehicles, and provide world class parts and maintenance services from Audi-trained technicians. Call us today at (617) 860-3222 for more information.
Last updated 21 days ago
Imagine a 560-horsepower Audi wrapped in gorgeous sheet metal and sporting a sleek silhouette that boasts a 0-60 mph time of less than 4 seconds. What you’re imagining is an all-new upcoming Audi family sedan from Ingolstadt, Germany that puts other high-performance sedans from around the world to shame. Here’s a closer look at the Audi RS7 Sportback.
Twin-Turbo 4.0-liter V8 Engine
The 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback pushes out 560 horsepower from a compact, twin-turbo V8 engine that helps the RS7 Sportback achieve a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds. This leading-edge engine comes with cylinder deactivation technology, helping the car boast a fuel economy rating of 24 mpg on the highway. This engine comes with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. If you purchase the Dynamic Package Plus, the car’s top speed will max out at a staggering 189 mph.
In the competitive market of modern, muscular luxury cars, Audi separates itself by offering the most attractive and stunningly designed vehicles—and the 2013 RS7 Sportback is no exception. It features carbon fiber trim, a slew of body enhancements, 20-inch wheels, and a huge front grille made of black honeycomb mesh and bearing the Audi logo. Of course, the most defining feature of the Audi RS7 Sportback is its fastback design and liftgate, which is extremely rare in the luxury car market.
The inside of the Audi RS7 is trimmed in aluminum, carbon-fiber, and even Alcantara. The Audi RS7 Sportback comes standard with a navigation system and tri-zone climate control and can be equipped with optional features like adaptive cruise control, a lane-keeping assistant, a front collision avoidance system, and a heads-up display.
The 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback won’t be available until this fall, but in the meantime you can test drive a new Audi A7 sedan at Brookline Audi to see what it’s like to be behind the wheel of a high-performance Audi family sedan. Visit our website to check out our inventory, and call us at (617) 860-3222 if you have any questions about the upcoming Audi RS7 Sportback.