Ever since the tremendously successful @Audi #WantAnR8 Twitter campaign, more and more incredible pictures of R8’s have been popping up. Did you know that the #WantAnR8 campaign is the most successful Twitter campaign in history? Well it is! We admire Audi USA for doing it right, and leading by example with their engaged approach to social media in the automotive industry. Well done Audi USA – we can’t wait to see what ingenious campaign leads your strategy next! Thanks by-design for such a great WantAnR8 image.
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While pretty much nothing beats a fantastic location in sunny California – I just want to say Thank You to the trainers and organizers of this weeks “No Limits” training for the launch of the new A8. It has been a great experience and I have learned some things I can actually say I didn’t know before!
We have been staying at the St. Regis Hotel in Monarch Beach for the last three days and it has truly been a fantastic experience. Don’t get me wrong – it has been packed full of training, but last night my wife and I had the pleasure of seeing some of the local sights at Laguna Beach and couldn’t have planned it any better. It happened to be First Thursday there, and much like it is Portland, it was packed! There was seemingly hundreds of little art studios and boutique shops and the atmosphere was fantastic. We had a great time hopping on and off their local Trolley car and meeting people who love where they live. We are heading home today wishing we would have stayed another day! Thank you again to everyone for putting this on and to the trainers who have done a great job guiding us through Audi latest masterpiece!
— Contest calls for ideas for ‘living better through technology’
— Winner receives $15,000 to help fund their idea and a tech-lovers’ adventure
— Social Media program to support the Audi Iron Man 2 integration
HERNDON, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the April 26 world premiere of Iron Man 2 in Los Angeles, Audi of America, Inc. announced that it is launching a social media competition called “The Tony Stark Innovation Challenge” in support of its prominent presence in the film. Beginning April 28, consumers can submit two-minute videos that showcase their ideas for better living through the use of technology. They then must rally members of their Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social media networks to rate, comment, and discuss the their ideas. Full contest information is available at Tony Stark Innovation Challenge Full Article .
What a beautiful picture, the four rings and a really deep chemtrail ! We don’t know if the conspiracy theory behind chemtrails are real but we like this picture; have a great Friday afternoon everyone and a safe 4th of July. Remember to send us any Audi pictures you capture on your travels!
After seeing the Q5 in person for the first time I am very impressed and from the feedback at the Autoshow, so is everyone else. There was a continous crowd of people gathered around the Q5 for the entire 4 days we were on hand at the Portland Convention Center. The feedback from the public was very strong and their opinions of the Q5 and the Audi Brand as a whole was a positive view. The Q5 was very solid feeling, standard equiptment was impressive and as expected the design, shape and proportions exceeded my expectations. Though the look of the Q5 beautiful, it was also exceptional when I sat behind the wheel and found the visability to be great, leg room ample and cargo and cabin compartments very spacious. Audi has done it again. They have taken design and versatility and balanced them perfectly. I would like to thank everyone for stopping by and saying hello and giving me the opportunity to showcase the Audi line up. If I can answer any questions feel free to Contact Me. I belive that in the next 2 years Audi will have the ability to introduce as many Q5’s into the market as the A4, so no matter what you want, Audi will have something for you. Again I would like to thank everyone who made it out and over the next few weeks I will bring you more comprehensive reviews on the Audi Q5.
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Happy end-of-the-world Friday everyone! Well we woke up this morning and it wasn’t 1047 degrees like they forecast and we are all seemingly still here. So while we are, at least for now, we are thinking of ways to live life to the fullest – in the case of this Audi, that means rally racing like a boss. We understand that everyone’s idea of this will be different – so we just have to ask; if it was really the end of days, what would you want to have done differently? We can think of a few things but you know how much we love hearing from you guys. Have a great weekend and enjoy the holiday madness – a week from now, it will all be over.
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This is a fantastic commercial! We can’t wait to see it on air officially but in the meantime, you can check it out here!! Enjoy! From The Audi YouTube Channel: “Over 30 years ago, Audi pioneered permanent four-wheel drive with Audi Quattro®. Today it’s the world’s top selling AWD system. But sadly for one tormented soul, its legacy is more a source of humiliation than celebration. Inspired by one of the all-time classics in American literature, Audi re-imagines Herman Melville’s epic struggle between obsessed sea captain and elusive white whale to bring the legend of quattro® to life.”
The Hahnenkammrennen are the annual races, held since 1931 and a fixture of the men’s World Cup since its inception in the 1967 season. The races were originally held in March, and sometimes in early February (1949 & 1951). Beginning in 1953, the races at Kitzbühel have been held in mid to late January, often the week following the Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland, another classic downhill.
Brad Stertz who is with Audi of America communications recently posted a great link to an Audi micro-site on Facebook called “Audi Quattro Highlights” – This site, as pretty much all Audi corporate sites are is very sexy with a ton going on. I recommend taking the time to peal the layers away and read, there is some great info here. Well everyone its Wednesday and it is gorgeous here in Portland so I am off to enjoy the day.
It didn’t take long for the car to make the headlines once again. This time, though, it’s for all the wrong reasons. And just so it seems appropriate, the incident happened at the Sebring race track, where a bunch of other racing vehicles figured into recent car crashes of their own.
During a test drive of the R15 TDI Plus, driver Mike Rockenfeller somehow backed it into a tire wall at turn 17 – aka Sunset Bend – of the race track, causing significant damage to the car and halting the testing session altogether. Seeing as Audi only has this one car to test with, team mechanics will have to work extra hard to get the R15 TDI Plus back in good working condition before any sort of testing resumes.
It’s a rather auspicious debut for the Audi R15 TDI Plus and it’s especially more disturbing that it didn’t even make it past one of its first test sessions before something goes horribly wrong.
Source: Top Speed
At long last it is Friday again friends! Though it technically isn’t Friday for us, we still are very much attached to Fridays and would love nothing more than to skip out of work early, catch the last little bits of sun before the rain starts, yet again, and take this bad ass Audi R8 for a spin – anywhere that would have us! We know we’re not along in this dream of ours, but sometimes it feels like it’s just that little bit too far out of reach. Anyone else feel this way?! Well before all those weekend chores start to set into place and you find yourself mowing the lawn, or cleaning the garage, or any other task that might seem daunting right now – take a deep breath and imagine yourself ready to hit the track, full tilt, leaning into the curves with this machine under your seat; we guarantee it won’t be so bad then! Enjoy your weekend – let’s hope for some sunshine to melt away the week!!
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Alright that might be a bit strong, I really don’t want to be Allan McNish I just want to watch him race in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans! The Audi Channel just released an awesome video on the daily routine of a Le Mans racecar driver! Luckily the video stars the very animated and extremely talented Allan McNish – Allan is really a peoples champion and a huge asset to Audi, the team and especially the younger drivers! Audi’s description of this video “Audi is a dominant force at Le Mans, winning 9 times in the last 11 years and it’s an aspect of Audi that perfectly exemplifies the Audi ethos and approach to engineering and product development. In short, it’s Vorsprung durch Technik in action.” So that is that! Good luck this year Audi and if you haven’t already, make sure to visit Allan McNish on his Facebook Page and wish him luck… wait he doesn’t believe in luck so just say “don’t mess up Allan!”
We love Audi and while that does mean that we have near impeccable taste – it does not mean that we are always tasteful. We couldn’t help but pass up this incredibly strange, and by default, cool video and randomly weird picture for your viewing pleasure. We can’t be certain what it is really about or what the significance of 02.15.12 is – but there is an Audi in the background and that is a win, no matter how you look at it.
Besides that, the song is a catchy take on another song that you may or may not have heard and we pretty much guarantee you will have a hard time getting the beat out of your head. Happy hump day folks – bet you can’t say Meow ten times! Check these guys out on Twitter @
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Has anyone ever had an Elvis Sandwich? It seems like such an unlikely combination but I have to say, it is one of the best I have ever had. The Breken Kitchen in NW Portland took over where Sydney’s used to be on NW 16th and Thurman. I was a devoted Sydney’s fan so I will admit, I was sad to see it go. But in moved The Breken Kitchen with their simple menu and fantastic coffee – and the Sexy Elvis. It is a perfect combination of all the right things – amazing bread, slather of natural peanut butter, smear of honey and perfectly sliced banana. As if it couldn’t get better than that – we added thick-sliced bacon. All together this delightful concoction is fast becoming one of my favorite morning dog walk destinations!
The Breken Kitchen has kept the decor simple and the staff is friendly and very accommodating, even when the Sexy Elvis ends at 11:00am and we arrive at 11:30am! (Thank you Jessica!!!) I can’t wait to try one of their other sandwiches or the Nicoise with caper-potato salad. Yum! Everything looks truly delicious and I am delighted to find such a great spot right next door! Next time you are looking for a great spot to have a bite, morning or afternoon – be sure to check out our new favorite, Breken Kitchen.
Back in December we did a post on two Glut Orange Audi’s which were incredibly rare – and especially rare since they were from the same family! The owners, who we contacted through Facebook were kind enough to share some incredible pictures. One was a V12 Diesel Q7 and one was a V10 R8 and both were very special!! Sadly, the R8 had a crash a short time ago and this is what it looks like now! We are happy to report that no one was hurt – but obviously the R8 sustained some damage. For the original I Am Audi article with the V10 R8 and V12 Diesel Q7 before the accident visit: “ A gluten for Audi ” Have a fantastic Monday!!
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving – a day for the masses to go a little crazy. Audi has no black Friday sales, sorry, but they are are still suseptible to accidents as they drive to the big sales on this panic filled day. This picture of an A5 in a pinch reminds me people need to be a little more careful when they drive.
Its that time of year again when we can all reap the benefits of our Audi’s and the all-wheel drive capabilities they posses. The Audi RS6 will most likely never be available in the United States, though I wish it were the price would be more then most could swallow. The RS6 Avant is worth every penny, its capabilities can not be challenged and in my opinion neither can its styling or versatility. I can only imagine how much fun this video was to shoot for Top Gear , one of my favorite programs. The Audi RS6 in these conditions would be a blast, this is what Audi was made for.
Since we are a society driven by always wanting more, and Audi is very intuitive when it comes to the consumer base of the buying segment of the world, it is introducing a TT RS ‘plus.’ Now don’t get too excited if you live in the US, because as with most things extra special in the car world, this slightly hyped up little beast will only be available to our friends in Europe, sadly. The TT RS ‘plus’ will only be slightly different than its TT RS sister, weighing roughly 100 lbs less, but has the option of a seven speed dual clutch s-tronic gear box, as well as a hard or convertible option. There is no disputing this is one sexy car – just try not to hold too much a grudge we won’t be getting the ‘plus’ version, it isn’t all that different; but we understand it is only human nature to want what you can’t have! For more information, click, and as always, if you have an opportunity to visit Europe, or better yet, you live there – send us some photos!!!
* Annual event tests the world’s best Audi service and technical experts
* Some 3,000 Audi teams participated this year with 61 teams in finals
* Categories include skilled diagnosis of an Audi A8 and the mechanical repairs
Neckarsulm/Ingolstadt, Germany – Audi of America took 1st place in the
international 2009 Audi Twin Cup Challenge, an annual event designed to
rigorously test service and technical experts on their know-how of Audi
vehicles and customer care.
• Jacky Ickx and Hans-Joachim Stuck at the wheel of motorsport legends
• Auto Union Type C and D thunder through the streets of the Principality
• Two special runs at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on May 1 and 2
The hearts of fans of historic motor sport will beat faster on the first weekend in May. They may have the good fortune to witness the moment when two legends meet up again: Auto Union racing cars from the 1930s and Monte Carlo, the jewel in the annual motor sport calendar. For the first time since 1937, the sound of two Auto Union Silver Arrows will echo through the narrow streets of the Principality – at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on May 1 and 2. These giants of a past era will have worthy drivers: former Formula One stars Jacky Ickx and Hans-Joachim Stuck.
Hans-Joachim Stuck explains how much this guest appearance means to him: “It will be a very emotional moment for me when I sit in the car that my father also drove in Monte Carlo. When I think of the sound the 16-cylinder engine will make in those built-up streets, it already sends a shiver down my spine!” It was Hans Stuck who brought home the first major successes for the newly established Auto Union racing department back in 1934. In the 16-cylinder mid-engined racing car designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the “Hillclimb King”, as they called him in those days, broke several world records on the Avus circuit in Berlin. And that was only the start: he triumphed in most of the season’s races and became the unofficial European Champion, a title that was only acknowledged by the sport authorities in the following season. The Monaco Grand Prix was held twice in the 1930s, in 1936 und 1937. It was not one of the venues at which Auto Union scored a victory. The best placings were achieved by Hans Stuck: third in 1936 and fourth in 1937 at the wheel of the Auto Union Type C.
Hans-Joachim Stuck can also look back on a career that included Grand Prix racing. He drove a Formula One car for five seasons, and was on the podium twice in a period when German drivers in this supreme motor racing category were few and far between. Stuck, who competed in sports car and German Touring Car races with great success for Audi at the end of the 1980s and in the early 1990s, is about to find himself in charge of a racing-car behemoth with 16 cylinders and a power output of 520 hp. Although Audi Tradition’s authentic replica of the original Type C no longer has a chance to reach the unbelievable top speed of 340 kilometres an hour that it recorded in 1936, its fascination nonetheless persists to this day.
At about the same time, Jacky Ickx will be putting on his helmet and preparing to take the wheel of the Auto Union Type D with its twin-supercharger engine. This car was the final stage in the development work undertaken by the Auto Union racing department. At the end of the 1938 season a change in the rules was announced; engines had to be limited to a displacement of three litres. This meant a new Auto Union car with a 12-cylinder engine that, with an output of 485 hp, had no trouble in rocketing the latest Silver Arrow up to 330 km/h. Scarcely any driver on the international motor sport scene can claim as much experience as Jacky Ickx, who drove in Formula One for no fewer than twelve years, was twice runner-up in the world championship and is also famous as “Mr. Le Mans”. The Belgian driver won the 24-hour race there six times, a record that was expected to last for ever until Tom Kristensen, driving the Audi R8 and later the R10, scored his seventh win. Jacky Ickx drove the Type C at the Monte Carlo event in 2008, and is looking forward to this year’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique: “To drive such a car here is a privilege!”
This is the seventh time that the Automobile Club de Monaco has staged this competition for historic racing cars on the Formula One circuit in Monte Carlo. This year, historic Formula One cars from 1947 to 1978 and Formula Three cars built in 1984 or earlier will contend with each other in genuine race conditions. The Auto Union racing cars will start together in two special events, and complete a number of laps at about midday on Saturday May 1 and again on the afternoon of Sunday May 2.
Source: Audi Tradition
We love it too! Believe it or not this Audi RS5 has been photo shopped.
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We all know Audi is a great brand. But it seems like everyday there is a new reason to love this very versatile vehicle line-up. Here is a great article about Audi’s hatchback, the A3 – in the TDI version. Not only is this vehicle fuel-efficient, but it packs a punch with the 2.0 litre engine and still manages to maintain its sporty attitude. The prefect combination of power and efficiency and not to mention – Green Car of The Year! Read below to find out more details on this great vehicle and all the many many reasons you will want to own one!
Hatchbacks have always made so much sense. Why it has taken these common sense cars such a long time to catch on remains a mystery. The Audi A3 is a prime example of everything that’s right with the breed: It’s sporty, classy — especially with the S Line package — and it has surprising utility. Wonderful stuff! However, all of this is overshadowed by the test car’s power source — Audi’s 2.0-litre TDI (turbocharged direct injection) diesel. This engine is the epitome of all that’s right with the modern clean diesel. Not only does it have the wherewithal to motivate the A3 with alacrity, it does so while being exceptionally clean and frugal.
A colleague managed a very good 7.1 litres per 100 kilometres on an extended run in the middle of winter. Baby the accelerator and it is possible to get the average fuel economy down to around 5.5 L/100 km (it’s actually rated at 4.6 L/100 km on the highway). That is not too far removed from the sort of economy expected from a hybrid. This blend of efficiency and cleanliness has not gone unnoticed — the A3 TDI earned the title of 2010 Green Car of the Year, an award presented annually by the Green Car Journal.
Of course, the best fuel miser in the world is not worth its salt if it’s a dull drive. Puttering around town while flogging the living daylights out of an engine just to keep up with stop-and-go traffic is not fun. In this case, the A3’s TDI delivers 140 horsepower, which is good. However, it is the 236 pound-feet of torque at 1,750 rpm that sweetens the drive. Hammer the accelerator and the A3 TDI picks up its exaggerated S Line side sills and runs to 100 kilometres an hour in 8.9 seconds. True, it is not as fast as its gasoline-powered sibling (6.9 seconds to 100), but it is more than quick enough to entertain. The reason is simple — the turbodiesel comes teamed with a twin-clutch six-speed transmission (S Tronic in Audispeak).
This gearbox is one sweet piece of engineering. Pull the shifter back into drive and it acts exactly like a regular automatic, but it also brings the mechanical efficiency of a manual box. Use the steering wheel-mounted paddles (part of the S Line package) and the shifts are like greased lightning. The box also does a credible impersonation of a heel/ toe downshift, blipping the gas (aka rev matching) on downshifts. This brings the desired engine braking when heading into a fast sweeper. The box and the torque available at the low end combine to make the A3 feel alive whenever it’s driven with purpose.
This leads neatly into the A3’s next likeable trait, feeling as though it is riding on rails when a looping on-ramp is challenged. Unlike the regular A3, the S Line version comes with a sportier suspension that manages to cater equally well to both the ride and handling sides. When loafing along, the suspension soaks up road irregularities in stride. Ramp up the enthusiasm of the drive and body roll is limited to a couple of degrees and understeer stays at arm’s length. A big part of the reason for the latter boils down to the up-sized P225/40R18 tires. The grip they deliver also sharpens the feel and feedback from the precise steering. The anti-lock brakes follow this lead, delivering short 37.9-metre stops from 100 km/h. The only lamentable thing is that Audi’s Haldex-based quattro all-wheel-drive system is not offered with the TDI. Its inclusion would sharpen the overall driving experience and deliver better traction — the diesel’s low-end torque likes to spin the front tires under hard acceleration. As it stands, the TDI has to make do with the standard electronic traction/ stability control system to counter unwanted wheelspin.
The interior design and its functional form underscore the A3’s dynamic personality. The steering wheel has a nice chunky rim and the S Line’s sport buckets offer body-hugging support without that confining feeling. Even Audi’s MMI (Multi-Media Interface) follows a logical theme. While it controls just about everything, it is intuitive and easier to use than most similar systems. There are standalone climate/audio controls and a return button, which allows a wrong input to be righted in one step. There’s also plenty of equipment — power everything, a very good Bose audio system ($1,700) and a two-piece sunroof. This last opens up the cabin enormously.
The rest of the cabin is just as accommodating. The rear seat will hold two adults in reasonable comfort, although legroom is tight if the front-seat occupants are tall. The 60/40-split/folding rear seat brings expected flexibility and decent capacity — 19.5 cubic feet of storage with the rear seats up and 39 cu. ft. when folded flat. The floor is also flat with the seats in this position.
There’s a lot to like about the A3. It is sporty, attractive and comfortable. Throw in decidedly decent road manners and you have a very compelling set of wheels. Nothing, however, proved to be quite as appealing as the diesel engine. It delivers power without penalty.
Now that we are all fully submerged in the world of social media, online networking and building relationships through Twitter… here is one more example of how our world is getting smaller. It used to be that if you had a great picture or something very different and wanted to show off, it would take a great amount of time and effort to get it noticed… getting into a magazine or on a TV show or something along those lines would be the only way to get your goods out there! Now it is as simple as posting a picture to Facebook and suddenly, the world is your oyster! So to speak, of course. But in the spirit of instant sharing and gathering opinions… what do you think about this Avant combination??
Everyday I learn something new and today I learned something from a loyal reader of www.iamaudi.com . I will leave the reader anonymous but will thank him greatly for his input and diligent research on this much discussed topic. With such a great response from the original topic of the Bluetooth adapter and the 2G MMI the question has been “Will the Bluetooth adapter work with the 3G MMI?” Read the E-Mail I received and find out! Thank you again for your much appreciated response.
“I used my iPhone 3GS as a media source.”
“You are 100% correct in that it doesn’t work with the 3G MMI system. When you plug it in and navigate through the MMI to “Media” then “Source” it simply reads “not recognized” beside AMI on the MMI screen. The iPhone recognized the Bluetooth adapter and paired with it, but the adapter was not compatible with the 3G system.”
“It worked quite nicely with the 2G MMI system in a Q7 that we tried afterward. There was just a slight delay of a second or two for the information to transfer via Bluetooth, but sound quality was good. You could also listen to other audio sources from the iPhone such as video or YouTube. I’ve read reports from other users that even Bluetooth compatible portable GPS units will transfer audio to the AMI Bluetooth adapter.”
“Having tried it now, I think if it had worked in the Q5 I would have decided against it. Directly plugging the iPod (or iPhone) into the AMI gives you all of your song and playlist information, as well as control of the iPod via the MMI controls in the centre console and via the steering wheel. The Bluetooth adapter didn’t offer any of these features. It had very limited controls via the MMI. It seemed to be more of a generic interface, designed for the control to be at the Bluetooth compatible device you are using.”
“I hope this feedback was helpful.”
If I can answer any questions for you about the Bluetooth iPod Interface “Contact Me Here” and I will do my best to help you. Keep in mind I took these photographs in order to provide the best example of this technology and share what I see in the industry each day. I will continue to showcase original content in order to be your top source for Portland Oregon Audi.
The new Audi S4 is the class leader in its competitive field. The engine it will be using is the 3.0 TFSI, delivering 333 horsepower, can achieve almost 25 miles to the gallon, and this is a 27% improvement in fuel economy over the previous S4. The S4 has always been known as a dynamic sports car with the comfort of a daily driver, Quattro four wheel drive, Audi Drive Select and an advanced braking system for better stopping power.Combined, these features put the new S4 at the top of the podium. After choosing between the 7 speed S-Tronic transmission or a manual gear box, you will not be let down with Audi’s optional dynamic rear sports differential.
The functions of the sport differential can also be varied to suit the driver’s individual preferences. In the ‘comfort’ mode, driving safety & stability can be optimized, with a smooth ride and comfort being priority. In the ‘auto’ mode the differential will proactively anticipate road conditions and driver inputs and perform accordingly. Finally, the ‘dynamic’ mode truly emphasizes the sport features and will perform to its most agile ability. In this mode you find out not only what kind of driver you are, but what the Audi S4 is made of.
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Congratulations Sunset Audi of Beaverton for receiving the Magna Award for 2010. Dealer Magazine says “The annual Magna Society awards fit with long-range plans established by Audi and its franchise partners to make Audi facilities more exclusive. The number of dealership locations exclusively selling Audi models is expected to increase by the end of 2011 to 151 in the U.S. from 15 exclusive dealerships operating in 1999.” We love to see Audi recognizing the dealers that are doing a good job and making sure Audi service, sales and parts representation is top notch!
There is so much to say about the new 3G MMI navigation from Audi, but I will save the details for another time. We know that Audi has added a 3rd demension to give depth and that the resolution has been greatly improved with a long list of other advancements. I want to keep this simple and encourage you to check this out for yourself and try its capabilaties first-hand; from the voice comands, hard-drive based jukebox, real time driving traffic reports and the list goes on. In case this is all new to you, I have added a some images to get you up to speed. The system is easy to navigate and operate. After the ignition has been turned on you can set destinations by using, zip code, city, street and addresss #. After you have set your destination, you request “Start Route Guidence” and a voice will come over, “your route is being calculated.” You can then zoom in and out from up to 400 miles to as close to 30 yards for great detail. This is really the tip of the iceberg or to be honest just a water drop from the tip of the iceberg, as I learn more I will keep you updated. I really think this new system is great and ultimetly very user friendly. In saying that, if you have any experience with the 3G MMI, be it with the navigation, music interface or DVD capabilaties please feel free to leave coments and share with everyone.
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We already know much we love the Audi Avant. What we’re curious about is how much everyone else loves it! What is not to love? It’s bad-ass.
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Audi Wilsonville just wants to say that we think this is incredible! The article “Those Young at Heart party-goers rock and roll at Momentum Audi” A car dealer has never been known as a place of celebration, but with forward thinking like that of Momentum Audi , an Audi showroom can be just that.
Momentum Audi is fast earning the title of Party Central in this city that offers more good reasons to lift a glass and kick up your heels than most any other metropolis. The sleek car emporium on Richmond has hosted a half dozen charity kick-off parties and fundraisers in recent months making Momentum Audi GM Jared Lang the host with the most. The string of soirées continued recently when the American Heart Association’s Young at Heart young professionals group held its second annual membership party amid the shiny German autos on the Momentum showroom floor. Maker’s Mark served specialty drinks. Glazer’s poured the wine and Carrabba’s provided Italian party fare for the throng that surpassed the 150 mark. While they sipped and socialized, long and lanky models wearing the latest fall design from Neiman Marcus sashayed through the party space.
Source: Culture Map
You may not know this, but it is International Girls Day today! And we want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our lovely international girl fans! You know who you are!! Plus, we thought it was only fitting to have a hot Audi girl looking back at you today. So… enjoy! And have a great day.
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By now everyone should know that i hold a special place in my heart for any Audi with the Titanium Package , I just love that little attention to detail. The Titanium Edition is not for everyone but for people who do like it it makes a big difference. The Audi A4 Avant A4 Avant looks particularly good with the Titanium Package because of the black roof rails, I just love it. I captured some pictures of a black A4 Avant with the Titanium Package and a white A4 Avant with the Titanium Package and I have to be honest I like them both equally. Typically I would be swayed one way or the other but in this case both colors and package combination look awesome. Maybe in the future we will see the Audi A6 with the Titanium Package and the graphite gray RS6 wheels like they have in Europe, that would be a sexy car.
While filming an Audi commercial featuring the new “driverless” VW/Audi car named Shelly, an Aerospatiale helicopter crashed near the summit of the famed Pikes Peak Highway. The pilot, Jim Dirker, was severely injured, but is said to be in fair condition. The other three crew members were hurt, but are in stable condition and will be able to leave the hospital later today.
In an official statement the company said: “Audi is saddened by the helicopter incident that took place this morning near the summit of Pikes Peak. Today’s film crew was shooting a test run of the “Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak,” a joint program involving Audi, the Electronic Research Laboratory in Palo Alto, California, and Stanford University. The goal of the project involves ascending Pikes Peak autonomously without a driver behind the wheel to demonstrate the capabilities of advanced driver assistance systems and GPS. The car was not involved in the incident.”
“Further information on the helicopter incident will be released by the National Transportation Safety Board and local law enforcement officials. All research activities on Pikes Peak have been suspended. The research project will continue at a later date.”
Source: Top Speed
Merry Christmas from all of us at I Am Audi !!! In the tradition of girls and cars we thought we would share this very tasteful Christmas wish with everyone who has made our year so great! We hope everyone is enjoying time with their families, yes this includes your Audi’s resting in the garage or making the trip up the mountain or just plain transporting you from one Christmas festival to the next; whatever it is – we wish you all the very best of the season.
The Horch Museum , Located in the town of Zwickau in Western Saxony, the town where August Horch pioneered his craft and created the Audi Brand. Previously an Audi plant and were Horch automobiles later became Audi. The Horch Museum was completely redesigned in 2004 and now you can experience the history of one of the greatest automotive stories ever told. I personally have never been to the Horch museum but would love to go and if ever given the opportunity you should put this on the top of your places to visit.
Volkswagen did a really nice job when they released their Harlequin Edition cars, but today’s trivia is did Audi ever officially release a “ Audi Harlequin ” Edition? Have a great Thursday everyone and let us know if you like the Harlequin and if you think VW or Audi should bring it back… imagine a Harlequin Audi Q5 , beautiful.
Audi’s sports car concepts have dominated auto show news for most of 2010, and now projections of a mid-engine Audi slotted below the R8 are fueling the gossipsphere like a splash of petrol doused on a hot exhaust. With all the conjecture in the media, we figured we could offer some analysis based on our own inside knowledge. What follows is a comprehensive breakdown of what we know as well as some educated guesses for the future of mid-engine cars at the Volkswagen Group and specifically Audi.
With Porsche now firmly under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, there’s finally a potential business case for a mid- or rear-engine sports car platform to be shared across the group. Top management at VAG wants to see Porsche grow its aims to achieve this in part through shared platforms with other group brands. As far as we know there are at least two main platforms or component sets at play here and they may possibly underpin nearly every sports car the company builds once the next generation 911, Cayman and Boxster run their course. For the full, very well worth reading article
Source: Fourtitude (George you never seize to amaze me with your articles)