Every time I stop to fuel my car I ask myself, “is the fuel I am putting in my tank good?” I always wonder if I am doing more bad then good. I decided to do a little research on fuels and oils and my suspicions were put to rest; not all fuels are created equal. I have attached a list of fuels that fall in the Top Tier Fuel Grade and a little information on what makes a fuel ‘Top Tier.’ As I read through the article on fuel grades, I then began to wonder as well about the oil in my engine. If the fuel has such a huge variance in quality, the oil might as well; I was right. To be honest, I was very surprised that even though the oil and fuel I put in my vehicle are the life line, they are hurting my engine, fuel system and even the environment.
Now this was not my first experience with this subject. I did study quite a bit about fuels and fluids in Automotive Technology at Wyotech (Wyoming Technical Institute) but there is so much information for every application. If you have never taken the time to read about fuels, oil and fluid grades then I recommend sitting down and catching up on your studies. The information I have published is only the surface of some great information.
Launched in 2008, the Audi customer sport program has entered a new phase with the inauguration of a dedicated center next to Audi Sport. The new customer sport center in Ingolstadt will coordinate the GT3 sports car season’s highlight event – the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring on May 15/16.
“The customer sport program with the R8 LMS is Audi Sport’s third pillar in addition to the DTM and Le Mans, and is becoming increasingly important. By creating the customer sport center, we have found a way to do justice to the ever-increasing number of R8 LMS customers,” explained Audi’s Head of Technical Development Michael Dick.
If last year it was mostly teams affiliated with Audi that raced the sharp GT3 sports car, now the cars are entirely in the hands of private teams, with Audi Sport giving them only technical support.
“There is huge demand for the R8 LMS,” said Audi Motorsport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “We were unable to manufacture enough vehicles for 2010 to satisfy potential sales, so we initially focused on the European market. The new customer sport center clearly shows how important customer sport is to Audi”, added Ullrich.
Audi Sport will deliver around 20 R8 LMS vehicles to customers in 2010. While the road-version Audi R8 is manufactured in Neckarsulm, the R8 LMS is produced in Heilbronn-Biberach, next to the new customer sport center.
Three of the Audi privateer teams are now preparing for the highlight of the season, the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring on May 15/16. ABT Sportsline, Black Falcon and Phoenix Racing will be racing seven Audi R8 LMS, some of which will be driven by big names from the world of motorsport. Last year, ABT Sportsline raced with the R8 LMS at the Nürburgring 24-hour race for the first time and won the GT3 class, while coming second in the overall classification.
Well here at I Am Audi a lot has been going on – it seems that as I get older I get busier and for some reason I get way less sleep. Today I wanted to continue the new tradition of the “Audi Girls” posts with this addition. Make sure to have a great second half of your weekend everyone and if there is ever anything you want to see don’t ever hesitate to ask.
We love that most of the grey days are behind us for now – we’ve had a whole two days of sunshine and heat! But one grey we are fine to keep is this Satin grey Audi R8 GT – we love it!! And pretty much the only way we want any grey around right now is in this fantastic form! Any thoughts on this one? We’re pretty sure there will be a few mixed reviews, but we’re fine with that – we know what we like; sunshine and grey R8’s!!! Enjoy your day! #WantAnR8
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The V10 Audi R8 in the snow, now you might ask why? And my response would be ‘Because it can” I watched this video and asked my self if I should share it and then Jeff a Portland local pointed out it would be perfect for the weather today, it is really coming down right now. We don’t get snow very often in Portland Oregon and as we all know Audi really shines in adverse conditions. Enjoy the video and Jeff thanks for keeping up and contributing!
Well we have kept everyone waiting for long enough! Check out the very limited sneak peak from the I Am Audi crew of the latest version of the site! We are more than excited to launch this version, but couldn’t help but giving everyone just a taste. We know it’s mean to tease, but we can assure you, it will be well worth the wait! Have a great day.
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We understand that we frequently post pics of Audi R8’s and we hope that that doesn’t get boring for anyone. We don’t really see how it could, as what could possibly get boring about seeing these amazing machines from day to day – other than the fact that we don’t own one?! We will take our chances I suppose. But honestly, who wouldn’t want this ridiculously gorgeous specimen to catch their reflection in everyday?! We do. Have a great day!
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The last few months have been big months with doors closing and a ton of opportunities being presented to me. I am proud to say that I Am Audi has been chosen as a Webvisionary Finalist , this is an honor and a very special time for the site. Mr. Diggles took my vision of a place to join and enjoy the thing we love without pressure or conflict and he built it. Benjamin and I would talk for hours I would say things like “People love cars, so how come they don’t enjoy buying them?” It really bothered me that people hated the process so much. I Am Audi is very young in comparison to the car industry, but times are changing and people want that change. People want to engage with the person they are working with, ask questions, gather information and learn about the Brand – I Am Audi is a place you can do all of that. To be honest my vision was more than just a website, it was a community based around common values and Benjamin Diggles you have done an amazing job in making this “project” all come together. Thank you!
After seeing the Invision SL Series rear seat entertainment system installed on a 2009 Audi Q7 I was very impressed. The headrests matched the interior nicely and the fit of the screen was nice and clean the workmanship was well executed. After turning the screens on I was also impressed with the clarity of the system, below I have added the features of the Invision SL Series rear entertainment system.
FactoryMatch™ replacement headrests
7″ or 8″ Adjustable LED backlit widescreen TFT-LCD monitors
Concealed media ports featuring USB
Factory Match Warranty™
Dual channel infrared wireless headphones
Standard headphone jack
On screen display menu functions
Full function remote control
Integrated wireless FM transmitter
Backlit control buttons for basic functions
Patented cables for quick installation
Convenient core replacement process
Advanced exchange on warranty parts
Built to OE manufacturing standards
It seems like just yesterday when I was being told “Don’t use Twitter from work, no laptops allowed and to stay off Facebook!” – Now that is old thinking!!! Needless to say I left that place because I knew the direction things were going and that Social interaction would be imperative for success. Well here we are today and Audi is proving that point by launching the first ever Twitter Super Bowl competition to trade in old Luxury and for that matter old thinking. Make sure to tweet your view of new Luxury with the hash-tag #ProgressIs and the URL http://audi.us/ProgressIs for your chance to win. Remember Twitter, Facebook, social interaction are going to play a huge part in the future of business and for those companies that don’t think so its time to trade you in!!!
The Audi Progressive Luxury Trade-up contest on Twitter is officially kicking off on Thursday, Feb. 3 – invites users to go head-to-head for the most creative and compelling definition of Progressive Luxury. By including the hashtag #ProgressIs and the http://audi.us/ProgressIs URL in their tweets, users will be entered into the contest.
The top 10 tweets will be awarded a virtual old luxury prize, such as an antique pocket watch, which they will have a chance to trade up for Progressive Luxury prizes, such as a leading-edge designed R8 Chronograph watch. The Grand Prize will be an exhilarating R8 drive at the Audi sportscar experience Audi Sportscar Experience in Sonoma, California, where winners will enjoy the ultimate in progressive luxury through an exhilarating track driving program and exclusive weekend. Audi will also award $25,000 to a charity on behalf of the grand prize winner. Starting today, users can visit http://audi.us/ProgressIs to RSVP in advance for the contest.
The #ProgressIs hashtag will make an appearance in Audi’s 60-second Super Bowl spot set to air in the first break after kick-off on Sunday, Feb. 6. Making Super Bowl social media history, this will mark the first time a brand has included a Twitter hashtag in its Super Bowl television advertisement.
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With the focus lately so heavily on business to business communication the fundamentals of relationships have been lost. Yesterday my good friend Benjamin reminded me of what importance we, as a younger generation have on the future of good business practices. Not knowing how profound this statement would be to me he said, “the major problem with such a heavy focus on business to business is you lose the person to person communication”. Immediately I thought of our profession as car salesman (sales people) and how the stigma that surrounds us is not one of people who thrive and survive on relationships. Large corporations have as of late been promoting their strengths of fast, efficient, cutting edge business and this model has been adopted by many small companies, but this idea is fundamentally unsustainable.
Now for the truth; business is about relationships and people, not connectivity of two industries. We must remember the value of the people involved and not the bottom line. Good car salesman are great at building relationships and ultimately getting the client what he or she wants without the corporate mentality influencing the goal at hand. Something else that car salesman must be admired for is ultimately they are working for the customer at all times. From the moment they meet and greet, to the connection that is built, getting the client the product and even continuing the relationship. This is a perfect model of what must be brought back into the corporate world; taking care of the client is number #1!
Now to further this if you look Social Media is everywhere and often these large companies discourage this form of interaction with both co-workers and clientele alike, why? Why discourage the one thing that will maintain a long term connection with your clients with absolutely no cost or commitment, and where the sky is truly the limit? I wanted to say thank you to all the other Audi Brand Specialists out there who represent the product and brand so well. There really are no limitations of building connections and keeping that bond strong and it will ultimately benefit you and your business alike. Keep up the great work and make sure to stay focused on the one thing that matters to be successful, the client.
As you all know I am Audi has been traveling in Asia for the last couple of weeks. We had a fantastic time and have many adventures to share but thought we would share this first picture because it is clearly one of our favorites! Pretty hard to tell why! We didn’t have the opportunity to see many Audi’s in the land of the Toyota Helux and Tuk Tuk’s but this man quickly became one of our favorites, and for obvious reasons! Not only did he freshly cut delicious pineapple right before our eyes everyday on the beach for only pennies – he had no idea about Audi and was just content with the fact that he rocked that hat! We tried to explain our love for the brand that he sported so well – but he just insisted on more pineapple and fresh roasted corn.
Things are sure simple elsewhere in the world. Of course when you’re lying on the beach with Mai Tai’s everything seems pretty easy to deal with, but one thing is for certain; our love for this brand runs deep and no matter where we are in the world, we will always jump to our feet for anything that is Audi – drink in hand or not!! Enjoy – and if you have any far away Audi pics to share, please do!
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Well here I am at 12:30 on Tuesday before my flight departs from Portland International Airport (PDX) – flying to Amsterdam and then Munich, Germany. I will be in Munich for 3 days and every second of it will be Audi! That is a good thing because I Am Audi and Audi Wilsonville loves nothing more then to eat, sleep and dream the Audi Brand! This is a picture of me before flying out – I will of course be posting, tweeting and updating my status on Facebook from abroad so make sure to keep up. When I land back in Portland I will make sure to share a very tired and jet-lagged picture – I can’t wait to see the difference!
Well as always after Audi introduces a new vehicle they will inevitably introduce the S-Line Model. The S-Line model is the Sport model and the Q5 was no exception. Audi nailed the look of the new S-Line Q5 with the 20 inch wheels wrapped in a sport tire; just keep in mind it will not handle quite as well in the wet. Here in the North West we do get snow and rain, almost more commonly than sun so a second set of tires would be nice if you plan on driving up to the mountain. Now in most cases I would choose the S-Line over the standard model Audi, like the A4 and the Audi A5 however, with the Q5 and its diverse capabilities the standard model works great. Some of the touches I do like on the S-Line Q5 are the paddle shifters on the steering wheel and the contemporary look of the brushed aluminum over the wood trim. As you all have probably noticed I love Audi and no matter what model you throw my way I will inevitably enjoy the change and the progress and growth of the Audi Brand.
• Second consecutive year within ALG top 3 luxury brands
• Top German luxury brand for residual values
• Audi S5 wins residual value award within “Luxury Sports Car” categor
Driving an Audi is only part of the Audi experience; the lifestyle behind the Audi brand is something unique for each individual. As you can see from this video Audi drivers are enthusiastic about there cars and what Audi represents to them.
Something great about running this site is all the things I learn when researching the topics I post. Ryuichi Sakamoto is a great composer but after looking a little deeper I found out so much more, he is a true humanitarian and it really comes out in his work. I really enjoyed listening to Ryuichi Sakamoto work as I researched this topic and would love one day to attend one of his performances, keep up the great work Ryuichi and thank you for everything you do.
Thanks to Auto123 cultivating some information from leading car manufacturers presence on social media sites like Facebook – we are able to get a clear picture of who is leading the race on capturing the attention of the masses out there in the world of online presence of our friends to the North. It looks like Volkswagen Canada is leading the way by somewhat of a landslide amongst its competitors while Audi USA takes the lead in the US. With so much of a social presence here in the US it really makes us wonder what happened to Audi Canada on that list – not even getting a mention! We did a bit of research ourselves and found that while Audi Canada does have a Facebook page, it has a miniscule audience of 59 Likes, compared to the staggering 4 Million Audi USA hit today. We just want to say that we hope Audi Canada has hired someone for that job because they have a lot of catching up to do! We don’t doubt for a second they can’t do it – just wondering why they are so late to the game. If we know anything about Audi, we know they like to lead so we’ll be waiting patiently for Audi Canada to show us what they have in the way of gaining social presence – perhaps they can take some advice from their Volkswagen ‘friends.’ Until then, we are happy being grateful for Audi USA’s spot at the top of social presence in this industry – great job! Click to check out Auto123’s poll and additional info.
It’s almost Friday! We aren’t counting the seconds or anything, sort of, but we thought this pic added some fun to this lovely Thursday. Any thoughts?! Nothing like posing on the hood of an Audi to make you feel like you are the only people in the whole world. And speaking of feeling like the center of attention – What’s one thing you would do if you thought no one was looking? You won’t offend us, so get creative. Enjoy your day, and the countdown.
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I was showing a new Audi A3 Quattro and my client asked me what I thought of the A4 Avant compared to the A3 Quattro. I stopped and thought about the question for a second and asked, “what will you be using the Audi for?” The response was simply: “a daily driver.” Knowing the A3 and A4 drive very different I sent the customer out on a test drive in the area so he could drive both cars. When the client got back I asked him which Audi he preferred and he proclaimed his love for the A3 Quattro and its quick shifting S-Tronic transmission. So I figure the decision is made, and in the same breath he says: “if only it was a little bigger for those times when I need extra room for luggage…” Well, since I figure I should move along with the story, I pointed out the option of the base carrier bars available for the A3 and the optional attachments for just about any application. Knowing he liked the A3, and it would suit his city driving purposes better then that of the A4 Avant he chose the A3 with the optional roof rack. To make a long story short, I think it is very important to explore your options when getting a vehicle and the fine balance between versatility and fun and how both can be achieved with simple solutions.
Audi India has began assembling its compact SUV Q5 in India. Audi has been assembling the Audi A4 and A6 luxury saloons in India and the Q5 is the third model that Audi is assembling in India. The Audi Q5 main selling point is its classy styling and sporty stance. The Q5 is a perfect alternative to the executive luxury saloons like the Mercedes Benz E-Class and the BMW 5-Series and even stablemate Audi A6. Frank Dreves, Board Member (Production), Audi India – “The production of the Q5 is part of our long-term growth strategy in India. The Indian market for automobiles will grow very rapidly, and the Q5 is the right automobile at the right time.”
The Audi Q5 is doing extremely well in the luxury car market with relatively no competition. The BMW X3 is completely outdated, the Volvo XC90 is very pale and lacks prestige, Land Rover Discovery and Freelander are relatively unknown and Mercedes Benz doesn’t even have a Q5 rival. Audi sensed the opportunity and has began local production of the Q5 at a very crucial time. With this Audi would be able to cater to the needs of luxury car buyers faster and the costs of the car could come down and hence boosting sales ultimately. The Volvo XC60 which we spied recently at an Indian dealership could pose a minor threat to the Q5 when launched.
The Audi Q5 is also pulling customers from the Mercedes Benz E-Class and the BMW 5-Series. Customers would buy the Audi Q5 over the new E90 BMW 5-Series which has a waiting period of nearly 3 months. The Audi Q5 comes with 2 engine options, a 2.0 TFSI petrol and a 3.0 TDI diesel. All Q5s come with Quattro all wheel drive. Audi is also planning to offer more powerful and efficient engines for the Q5 in future. The company is planning to bring the latest Audi A8 super luxury saloon to India by the end of this year. The Audi A8 would rival the Mercedes Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series. Audi is currently offering 7 models in India, the A4, A6, old A8, Q5, Q7, TT Coupe and the R8 supercar.
Source: Indian Autos Blog
Recently we had the opportunity to hear the story of a 2012 Audi A6 reaching top speed on the German Autobahnen , here it is! Well here I am, in the land of sausage and sauerkraut, I’m rolling the new 2012 Audi A6 TDI and being American the first thing I want to know is “how fast can this thing go?”. Here’s my pick of the speedo at about 230 closing in on 260 where I finally felt it just wouldn’t go any faster. I’m going to say that (just for the record), you’ll want both hands on the wheel going over 230 KMPH! Hey someone throw me another quarter (or euro in this case), I want another run at it!! Thanks Audi for supporting these launches and making what we do so much fun!!!
Good Morning everyone and welcome to Monday; to some, perhaps the most dreaded day of the week! We trust you all have had a great weekend full of interesting things to do; car shows to be taken in, cliffs to be jumped off, families to hang out with – and if you didn’t, well we have good news because next weekend is a perfect opportunity to try again!
Now getting back to what’s important on this lovely sunshiny day, is this fantastic picture of an impressive Audi RS4 looking like it’s getting ready to take on a fighter jet. Now we know Audi’s are all guts and glory – but we may have to deem this match up a bit one-sided. However, as Mondays go – if you feel like facing down a fighter jet is an accurate way to describe your thrill for the start of another week – then we know exactly what you’re taking about. No matter what, make it a good one!
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Audi has never let me down when it comes to the commercials they make, unless you take into account that they never air. It might just be that they are meant for the showrooms or that they air in Europe but regardless they always do an amazing job. This week I am going to focus on the Audi T.V. channel and their most recent contributions.
From our window we can see the traffic pass by below us on the Ross Island Bridge. It is an endless stream of cars day and night. We have always loved the bridges in our beautiful city and the way they unintrusively connect each side of the city of Portland. The Ross Island Bridge was designed by Gustav Lindenthal, a world famous bridge designer, and finished construction in 1926. To this day it still demands nothing and stands strong. From the ground you can see the bridge span from Arthur Street on the West to Powell Boulevard on the East. Though the veiw of the Ross island Bridge from the ground is beautiful the real view is from the walkway along the bridge itself.
Ross Island Bridge day view from the South Waterfront.
Ross Island Bridge night view from the South Waterfront.
“Truth in 24 is sure to become a classic,” says Auto Week and now after seeing it, I couldn’t agree more. Last night I attended the North West’s premier showing of Truth In 24, a documentary put out by NFL films about the legendary 24 Hours Of Le Mans. Narrated by Jason Statham from The Transporter, and nominated for numerous awards I knew I could not miss this film.
This documentary on the Audi Sports Race Team and the people behind it could not be summed up with one word, but rather many emotions. I went from laughing, to suspense and even sadness and worry all over 90 minutes. The local favorite Peugot was the team to beat, though Audi was the true champion, they were the older and slower of the 2 teams. Whether you are a true race and motorsport enthusiast or not, Truth In 24 will not disappoint you. I will leave you with a quote from a client of mine who attended the pre-screening as well, “Great film! Probably the first motor racing film to come along that really captured the interest of my wife! Very well done.” The movie will air on ESPN March 20th, 2009 so make sure to check your local listings so you don’t miss it!
Everyone knows how much I love the Audi A1 and of course how much I am bothered by the fact that we will likely never see it in the US – but I have to say that now that I have seen it, in person; sat in it and even go as far as saying – bonded with it – I am even more disgruntled when I find great videos like this of people enjoying the A1 in everyday life!!! Sure – they aren’t everywhere yet, but once you see how many great small and compact cars there are like this in Europe, it is no wonder that this latest Audi is going to steal the show!
Enjoy this video of a “secret” test drive of the A1!
The 2010 Audi A3 Diesel TDI ; I have been waiting for this car forever and now its here! Diesel is a staple in the Audi Brand and they do it so well, just ask the rest of the world. The Demo at Sunset Porsche Audi is here and by tomorrow morning I will have a greater appreciation for the Diesel A3. Excited to drive the Diesel Audi A3 I will leave you with some pictures. Notice from the exterior that the diesel A3 is identical to the gas version (other then the badging), this is what makes the TDI A3 so special. Have a great day and remember that the “Diesel is no longer a dirty word”
Today was a big day for Audi Wilsonville We delivered our first car, a beautiful S-Line Audi Q5. It was this clients second Audi so he obviously has Audi in his blood. As well he needed a vehicle that was a little bigger then his A4 because he and his wife are expecting a new addition to their family… congratulations!!! To let us know what you think make sure to visit the Audi Wilsonville Facebook page
I Am Audi has surrounded itself with the most talented people in the industry – everything from web, video, photography and editing. Now when when you combine that talent with passion for their craft, you get some pretty incredible results. Recently we wrote an article called “Portland Audi” S4 Rolling Shots!” where we highlight Twenty Forty One a local video motion company, driving an S4 from Audi Wilsonville . Little did we know that the guys from Splash NW were going to take these images and make them brochure quality (below image #1 is before and image #2 is after)! Thank you to everyone who takes the time to make these projects come to life; your talent and passion keeps I Am Audi going!
The Audi Cup, if you are a soccer (Football) fan then you probably know all about this event. Held in a beautiful setting, at a state of the art facility you are guaranteed to see some fierce competition and some very talented athletes. Soccer is not a sport I have kept up on but I have a great deal of respect for it and those who play it. Watch two of the best strikers in history as they converse about the game and well inevitably, who the best is?
Today I was looking at the 2009 A3 and thought to myself how nice the combination of 2.0T and the Quatto All Wheel Drive is. Last year the 2.0T was not available with the Quattro drivetrain in North America and you could only get the Quattro A3 with the 3.2L V6 and I thought, at the time, it was perfect. Now that Audi is discontinuing the 3.2L V6 engine in the A3, A4, A5 and so on, I began to wonder, what is the greatest engine? What is the perfect combination of engine and drivetrain? At one time the Audi S4 was a BI Turbo V6 and then Audi went to a 4.2L V8, both extremly fun cars, and now for 2010 we will be getting the 3.0L Supercharged V6, so what is best? I don’t have the answers, only opinions that seem to lead me to more questions. What I do know though, is that I like what I see in the Audi Brand. I like change, advancement and progression of efficency, power and control. However, the only thing for certain is that change is inevitable and if you are into Audi’s, it is best not to fall in love with any one engine drivetrain combination because you will most likley end up missing out on new advancements down the road. I have always said, “It is not the thing that changes that determines if we like it or need it, it is us.” What I mean by that is that if you have an open mind to change, simply ask yourself this question about the thing you are uncertian about: “does it work?” and more importantly “does it work for me?” I appoligize for going so deep on a subject that is seemingly so simple and that has such a huge amount of personal preference to it, but people ask me, “why does Audi ……..?” and the question they should be asking is “does this change work for me?”
Does anyone ever get tired of checking out lowered Audi’s ?! I doubt it – but we apologize if you do. It’s just that we couldn’t resist the flat grey color of this bad boy, and of course are slightly partial to this type of lowered beauty. Plus, the angle is kind of cool. Anyone care to voice a difference in opinion? You know how much we love to hear what you have to say! Regardless, have a great remainder of your day… Friday is just one good-night’s sleep away. Thanks to volkscarphoto for their cool pic!
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Happy Audi Friday everyone!! And truthfully, there couldn’t be a better picture for today on the heels of learning we are expecting rain for the next five days!! Wait a minute….rain!?? Isn’t it nearing the end of June?? Sometimes we do need to be reminded that we live in the Pacific North West and there is no better way to do that than a teaser of two nice 80 degree days, followed by five more of rain. It’s all good though – it is Friday folks and we plan on drowning our sorrows in a fantastic Happy Hour tonight and hearing about all the wonderful weekend plans everyone has with their four-wheeled Audi family members! Don’t let us down – outrun the rain! Enjoy your weekend guys and as always, thanks for all the support!
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Our friends over at Club Audisport Iberica have been kind enough to send us these amazing photos of this Audi A1 – in nature – and we couldn’t be more thrilled with them! Not only is the vehicle itself fantastic, but the back drop is really unbelievable. We are unable to get the A1 in the US at this time, so we’ll have to let these exclusive pictures hold us over until we are able to get the car here – or until we can travel to these other beautiful parts of the world and see them for ourselves.
Be sure to check out Club Audisport Iberica on Facebook – they are doing some great things on the site and share our passion and enthusiasm for the brand in a big way! We hope you enjoy them and the article they wrote below – and if you have any pictures you want to share, please feel free to send them our way; we would love to see them!
“This Audi A1 is painted in Phantom Black with Ice Silver Metallic roof contrast line and has a set of 17″ x 7.5J ‘5-arm’ design bi-colour alloy wheels. This A1 is fitted with the 1.6 TDI 105 HP engine with a 5 gear manual transmission. It gets an average of 6 liters / 100 km in the city with the start/stop system, and on the highway driving carefully it’s consumption is only 4,5 liters / 100 km.”
“The Audi dealer Superwagen wanted us to test the car in all situations possible, so we decided to drive 1000 km in two days from ’92 olympic city of Barcelona to Zaragoza and go back. We had a great surprise when we left the highway and drove until Mequinenza (See Map) using secondary roads. In that moment we realized how funny and agile is the A1 with that VERY direct direction and sporty suspension. Despite we were not using the most powerful A1 engine, it was very easy to overtake other cars and leave behind curves and more curves without feeling tired of driving. It makes you forget you’re driving a car designed to the city. Two front seats have nothing to envy to the A3 ones.”