Audi Wilsonville just published this video on their Facebook Page, it is beautifully done and the music is awesome! We at Audi Audi Wilsonville wanted to pass on our thanks to all of our followers for being a part of what we are striving to create, a forward thinking customer centered environment that people want to be a part of. As spoken by Steve Jobs, “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”, which are words in which we intend to live by. Please enjoy the video created during our private grand opening. We think it is not only unique but that it also captures who we are. Special thanks to Caleb and Brino for creating this amazing video. It has exceeded all of our expectations and we think it represents the grand opening perfectly.
While the quiet of an electric car may comes as a relief to those tired of noise pollution from vehicles, there’s a safety issue that arises once these vehicles drop below 15.53mph. That’s because, at these reduced speeds, the usual road noise and wind moving over the vehicle dies away, creating a virtually silent vehicle. For pedestrians in cities, especially those that take audible cues from oncoming traffic in deciding when to cross a road (aka, stupid), this can become an issue.
Automakers with electric vehicles in the pipe have started addressing this problem by adding artificially-generated noise to vehicles traveling at low speeds. But what noise makes the most sense? For Audi , their E-tron concept is looking to embrace “something unique”, rather than the standard combustion engine sound. “The obvious approach would be to work on the basis of the familiar sound of a combustion engine,” said Christian Schuller, Head of Brand Development/Corporate Identity. “On the other hand, we want to underscore that an electric or hybrid Audi is an innovative product. We also want to make our Vorsprung durch Technik audible in the era of electric mobility.”
“The sounds used for space ships in films are reminiscent of car sounds, yet are also very different, making this a rather interesting approach. But the sound will be new and unusual. The Audi RSQ from the Hollywood film ‘I, Robot’ gives an indication of how an Audi might sound in the future.” added Dr. Ralf Kunkel, Head of Acoustics at AUDI AG. To hear what that futuristic noise might sound like, check out this clip from “I, Robot” below.
I just cant stay away from Audi’s Facebook page. “Continuing to push the envelope of innovation, Audi unveiled several new products at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Electronics Research Lab has developed a new way for Audi owners to charge personal devices without ever having to plug them in, a new iPhone application will monitor, analyze and store key performance characteristics for an owners vehicle, and the integrated iPod Satellite Adapter from the Audi Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) allows Audi owners to listen to their personal playlists and audio podcasts without giving up the visual integrity of the vehicle’s interior.” It won’t be long when this is a standard feature in every Audi. For more pictures of this revolutionary wireless phone charger check out Aud’s Flicker Page .
Another insight from Audi’s Facebook page! “For the 7th year in a row Audi is sponsoring the 2010 AFI Film Festival, one of the premier American film festivals for cutting-edge cinema. Check out the iTunes app for the festival, which gives mobile access to show times, red carpet photos, trailers and more!” Experience a World Class Film Festival, for free! The AFI FEST takes place November 4 – 11, 2010 in Hollywood, CA. The Film Festival mobile application will allow you to access film information and trailers, schedules and our online – Get it all right here AFI Fest App. Take advantage of another awesome application.
Alexandre Prémat was able to walk away from a huge crash during the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters race at Adria in Italy. The Audi -driver clashed with Maro Engel on the first lap, sending him spinning right in to the wall on the main straight. The Audi dug in to the ground and rolled several times, completely destroying the car. Prémat was fortunately able to walk away immediately and was seemingly unhurt. Although the Frenchman has been sent to hospital for further examinations. Audi Motorsport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich commented the incident. “Alexandre Prémat was really fortunate, he is doing well. Initially, we were all shocked. After Tom Kristensen’s accident in 2007, we learned that we first have to wait for all the examinations before we can really say that he is safe. At the end of the day, we can be very proud of our cars and the DTM safety concept,” said Ullrich.
Source: Touring Car Times
Audi contributes some incredible content to Facebook and their page has become one of my personal top resources for great Audi articles. Audi recently posted this article along with some behind the scenes pictures of their sensory design team in action, I bet this group knows how to Party!!! “The emotional experience of driving has a prominent role at Audi. The development departments therefore also focus intensively on sensory experiences. The Nose Team uses its perfect sense of smell to track down new scents; the Haptics Team closes its eyes and runs its fingers over surfaces and materials to get a sense of their quality. For the acoustics specialists, it’s all in the sound; the lighting technicians make sure that you always have a clear view of things.” This process is truly fascinating!
I watched this video expecting a showroom style preview of the Audi A7 with lots of car shots but not much insight. To my pleasant surprise this 5 minute video was full of great information on Audi design directly from the source, the head of design. Every line on the A7 can be seen on other models in the Audi line up, that is why every Audi is unmistakably an Audi. (I know that doesn’t make much sense but that is my best way to explain it.) And for me what captured the essence of what we see every day on the showroom floor was “Nothing is more liberating then a blank piece of paper.” and that is why every Audi is really a sculpted piece of art.
In my opinion one of the greatest cars ever built, the Audi Sport Quattro a car well before its time that molded the future of the Audi brand. As stated by Wikipedia “The Audi Sport Quattro was a Quattro programme car developed for homologation for Group B rallying in 1984, and sold as a production car in limited numbers. It featured an all aluminium alloy 2,133 cc (130.2 cu in) (2.1 L) 20v DOHC engine slightly smaller than that of the Audi Quattro (in order to qualify for the 3-litre engine class after the scale factor applied to turbo engines). In road-going form, the engine was capable of producing 225 kW (306 PS; 302 bhp), with the competition cars initially producing around 331 kW (450 PS; 444 bhp).”
“The vehicle also featured a body shell composed of carbon-kevlar and boasting wider arches, wider wheels (nine inches as compared to the Ur-Quattro’s optional 8-inch-wide (200 mm) wheel rim), the steeper windscreen rake of the Audi 80 (requested by the Audi Sport rally team drivers to reduce internal reflections from the dashboard for improved visibility) and, most noticeably, a 320 mm (12.6 in) shorter wheelbase. This was carried out in order to improve handling potential in the face of newer, smaller competition, such as the Lancia 037 and the Peugeot 205 T16, which had been purpose-built from the start for Group B rules. A total of 224 cars of this “short version” Sport Quattro were built, and were offered for sale at a heady price of 203,850 German Marks.” And I am fortunate enough to see the Audi Sport Quattro in the flesh!
An absolute must read from our friends over at Inside Line !!! “Time Stands Still – Sitting idly on the ancient streets of Oxford, England, this 1981 Audi Coupe Quattro looks as good as ever. Built for a Scottish farmer in March 1981, it was one of the very first to roll out of the factory. Dressed in blue, the traditional hue of Scotland, it has the telltale twin headlights of the early cars. The chiseled proportions have an ageless chic.”
“By contrast, the car lurking nearby could only be from the modern era. The 2010 Audi RS5 has all-wheel drive and blistered fenders, but it has firepower under the hood that even the most fearsome Group B rally cars of the original Quattro’s era would struggle to match. It pays homage to its ancestor, but it also embodies everything that Audi knows in the here and now.” For the entire article make sure to Click Here – and take the jump!
By no means is this the most exciting thing I’ve ever done – but its a good start. My wife came home this morning to find my video camera in a plastic container with rocks holding it down, wondering what I was doing – I am filming. Not much is going on down here yet – but in anticipation of something really exciting happening down here – I thought I would share the happenings of the day – so far. I am, and always have been fascinated by film, particularly live broadcast. The idea of seeing things is real time is captivating as always open to interpretation. Let me know if there is anything specific you want to see – minds out of the gutter, please.
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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)
When I think about racing the first thing that comes to my mind is Rally, with Le Mans coming in a very close second. We know that Audi got out of the WRC circuit in the Late 80’s – though they dominated, safety of the spectators became a concern. Watching the older Audi’s in their raw state tackle the course always amazes me because of the conversation that is being had by the vehicle and the driver. I am happy that the sport of Rally Racing has progressed and become safer for both the driver and spectator, but I miss Audi being involved and doing the unexpected.
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.
The Paris Auto show is weeks past now but Audi doesn’t want any of the details to be missed regarding their “breath-taking” e-Tron Spyder Concept unveiling. It shouldn’t come as a surprise the amount of time and detail that go into preparing something like the e-Tron for such a huge event like the Paris Auto show, but just how much planning and how many details might be surprising to some. From selecting a team of designers to molding each individual piece of the concept from clay – yes clay!, Audi leaves nothing out. Check out the article below for some of the details as well as some great pictures!
Audi took our collective breath away when they unveiled the stunning e-tron Spyder in Paris a few weeks back. Those good looks might seem effortless, but Audi’s making sure the world knows that there’s brains behind the beauty. While chances are slim that you’ll ever see pics of Angelina Jolie putting her makeup on in the morning, Audi’s offering a backstage glimpse at just how the e-tron Spyder got so gorgeous. It’s as much science and math as art and emotion. Seventeen Audi designers competed internally to pen the e-tron Spyder. Teams were created, contestants were narrowed down, and the final two designs were projected as 3D computer models at an office at Ingolstadt. The winning design went on to be melded with a preexisting undercarriage, with the caveat that 10 firm design elements and specifications known as “hard points” must not be altered.
After the virtual design is agreed upon, work begins on a life-size model. Think of an automotive designer and you might romanticize about the days of Harley Earl chiseling a streamlined Buick out of a hunk of clay. Nowadays, machines do the modeling, taking 18 hours of precision milling to form an e-tron out of plasticine. Only six weeks before the Paris show, Audi’s head honchos green light the production of an actual show car. The construction team must build thousands of one-of-a-kind parts, creating molds in the shape of vehicle body parts from blocks of foam that are filled with carbon fiber fabric. It’s an ideal material not only because of its light weight, but because it’s easiest to modify over such a short time frame. In the last days before the car’s public debut, designers polish and prime its exterior and assemble all the parts. Finally, after a coat of paint, it’s ready for Paris.
“The design freedom is what makes a show car so appealing,” said Audi designer Wolfram Luchner. “I always have the original design in my head. My objective is to implement this design with as few changes as possible.” The e-tron’s turbine-like wheels are an example of where designers made no compromises. Made up of 66 individual pieces of aluminum and carbon, they’d never make it to a production car. “It became clear to us pretty quickly that this wheel could not be manufactured out of one part, as is usually the case,” said Uwe Haller, who coordinates the construction of concept vehicles at Audi. “The design for the wheels was so well received, however, that we did whatever was necessary to turn the proposal into reality.” We’re glad they did.
This genuine Audi accessory is made of real carbon fiber, it weighs almost nothing and looks really nice. Now I don’t think that the weight savings are significant enough to justify the purchase however the quality and look are. If you look at the back of the license plate frame it is raw carbon fiber with out any clear coat, so awesome. Audi is continually bringing out nice pieces of clothing and car accessories, if you live in Europe or see any Audi accessories you like make sure to snap a picture and email it to us so we can publish it. Again thank you for everyone’s continued support of I Am Audi .
We just received our first 2011 Audi A8 a few days ago and although I drove this Audi at the launch in California seeing it again reminds me why it is without question the class leader. A tremendous amount of time went into the design of the new 2011 A8 and it really shows with no detail being ignored. Read some of the key technology / cool factors that are available in the new A8, i can’t think of a single one that I would not want. If you can think of anything that was left off this “cool things” list let me know I would love to hear what it is that you like about the new 2011 Audi A8.
Touchpad Tired of scrolling through the alphabet with a stupid wheel when trying to input a destination into the navigation system? Just write it with your finger. That’s right, the A8 learned to read.
Crafted Aroma You might not notice any particular smell when in the new Audi A8. That’s okay. A “dedicated nose team” has ensured that the driver will encounter no distracting or unpleasant smells. That means minimal leather tanning and no pesky chromium salts. (We hate chromium salts.)
Aluminum Space Frame The car’s structure is 25 percent more rigid than before, thanks to its design and use of aluminum. This also helps keep the overall weight down.
LED Lighting The A8’s all-LED headlights not only look cool, but they stay cooler and use less energy. The 76 individual LEDs make up the high and low beams, turn indicators, daytime running lights, and fog lights. The taillights are also LED.
Bang & Olufsen If the Bose sound system isn’t ample for your discerning ears, the available 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system should do the trick. Armed with a high-frequency, 180-degree acoustic lens, a “tonemeister” has tuned the sound to every individual seat, meaning optimum sound quality for each passenger.
Movies Rear occupants can watch different movies at the same time. Up front, passengers can watch a DVD when the car isn’t moving. The sound system even has a movie mode.
The Power Of The Internet With a data subscription, the A8’s MMI uses Google Earth navigation, complete with points of interest from Google servers. A 3G connection allows for RSS feeds, local weather, and fuel prices. The A8 can also serve as a wifi hotspot for passengers with laptops or wireless devices.
Comfortable Seating 18-way power seats are standard. 22-way power seats are optional. Two rear-seat comfort packages are available. We made sure to sample the five massage programs: Stretch, Wave, Knocking, Shoulder, and Lumber. Magnificent.
Driver Assistance Systems To increase comfort and avoid accidents, The A8 gets adaptive cruise control, night vision assistant with pedestrian detection highlighting, side assist (which alerts driver to vehicles in the blind spots), lane assist, and a new torque-vectoring stability control.
Audi Pre-Sense When the A8 senses an imminent crash, it works hard to save your life and prevent injury, using automatic seatbelt tensioners, automatic emergency braking, self-adjusting seating position, automatic closing of windows and sunroof, and automatic activation of the hazard lights.
Thank you so much for such a great write up Winding Road !
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What a shame. “The impact with the highway median barrier at a high speed led to fire one of the first Audi R8 GT copies delivered to Europe. Now, there are only 332 copies. The lucky owner of one of the first copies of Audi R8 GT was left without smile on his lips following an impact at high speed on a highway in Germany. One of the 333 Audi R8 GT copies caught fire after it struck with the median barrier that separates the two directions of the highway. Luckily for him, the 33 years driver did not suffer any major injuries.” Thanks www.mibz.com for a little in site into this unfortunate event, all I can say is I am happy no one was hurt.
Although I could not make it to the 2010 Paris Motor Show I am fortunate enough to have found this video from Audi on Twitter . Now it is no secret how much I love social media and the endless possibilities of such an amazing resource – Take this opportunity to go and see Audi on Facebook and get up to date on what they are doing.
Audi has set a new standard with the TT RS Facebook Petition . The people spoke and Audi will deliver. It was a very ambitious move on Audi’s part to set up a petition to bring a car to the USA with which sales figures will most likely not exceed 600 units a year, but it just goes to show you the power of social media and people. Thank you Audi for bring the Audi TT RS to the United States – next we have to start a petition for Suzuka Gray to be a standard color in the Audi order guide.
The sound of the 4.2L Audi R8 is awesome – so you know me, I just had to record and share it. We all started talking about the V8 vs. the V10 R8 and driving capabilities of both cars in the North West – and of course, what car sounded better. As these discussions always do, it went full circle and we decided that with a Milltek exhaust system the V8 sounds better than the V10 R8. The fact is, it’s all subjective and truly they are both magnificent sounding. So in the spirit of sharing… here you are; the Audi R8 exhaust sound.
In keeping with my theme from yesterday – I thought I would share this great post from Top Gear regarding some of the girls also on showcase at the Paris Auto Show this week. I would love to be there – but since I am not, I will share what the rest of the world is missing out on!! Enjoy and thank you to
Paris 2010: the girls
Let’s be honest, motor shows are mainly for pubescent teenagers and middle-aged men. And what do both these demographics enjoy more than ANYTHING in the world? Ladyfolk!
We’ve covered the Big Cars for you, and now we’re covering the girls. Because of course, we are committed to giving you Stuff You Like. That is all.
I decided to post this because for some reason Audi women are Women of Style . Now don’t get me wrong, some are a little more dressed than others, but they all have that scene of fashion. I have to admit, when I first saw this shot I asked, “what kind of car is that?” Just goes to show you where my mind is.
The original Audi Quattro Coupe remains an icon and is the bloodline of the Audi Brand. Today was a big day for everyone that loves this original Audi design – a new concept has been released for the future Audi Quattro. With its wide stance and aggressive body lines there is no mistaking the resemblance from the Quattro of the past, but all the technology and sharp lines of the future make this concept appealing to both die hard and prospective fans of this brand.
I have to give credit to Ryan Schroder “pdxschroder” a friend and fellow Twitter user. Ryan sent me this article and I have to say I was impressed. “Audi, a brand exuding an attitude of self confidence and progressive thinking, and associated with the latest technology and innovative design, is a perfect brand to pioneer this entirely original concept; a new breed of “billboard” created by Access Agency .” This would be an awesome type of advertising in the Portland area because we are ‘The City of Bridges.’ this gives me an entirely new look on the landscape around me and the potential it has. If you want to read more on the Audi Spectacle go to The Cool Hunter – A pretty awesome site!
I am sitting on our balcony overlooking the park and watching cars pass by below, noticing a lot of trucks and large cars. As well, there is practically no available parking on the side streets as it is full of larger cars. Now I don’t think we all need to be driving smaller, more efficient vehicles, but it does make sense for most of us. This video of an Audi A1 being slowly dismantled made me a little sad – we can’t get the A1 in the United States and others are already taking them apart. My only hope is that this A1 is being stripped for a good cause; some sort of research and development or upcoming racing series. I suppose I will have to wait and see…
In case you haven’t caught any recent developments on I Am Audi – Audi Wilsonville is now up and running like a well oiled machine! I had an opportunity last night to take a couple pictures after dark and it really looks as impressive at night as it does during the day! Has anyone else had a chance to take a look at the new store up close at night yet? If you have, you know what I am talking about and if you haven’t… well maybe you should come by and check it out! Day or night – there is no doubt it is fantastic! Have a great day and if you do happen to drive by, snap a shot as well – we’d love to see it!
“The wait is over” Audi Wilsonville is now open!!! The Tonkin’s long time vision to have an Audi dealer in the Portland area has come and the doors are now open to the public. Brad Tonkin, an avid Audi fan and Jason Jellison, the new Audi Wilsonville General Manager, have been waiting for this day to arrive for the past two years. I myself am very excited for this opportunity; a state of the art, terminal style Audi facility, open floor plan, nine-car show room and an Audi Service facility that is second to none – what more could you ask for? There is no doubt that this will be a very successful dealership and I am certain the customer experience here, whether with sales, service or otherwise, will be outstanding. We have a great team and with all the enthusiasm and intensity of months of waiting for the go ahead – we are ready to show Portland all that we are made of. We look forward to seeing you soon – The doors are officially open!
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 can only imagine I am driving everyone crazy with all this talk of the new Portland Audi dealer, Audi Wilsonville but what can I say, I am super excited! It is amazing how much work goes into every aspect of opening a new dealership, especially an Audi store. Countless hours go into advertising, media and training, not to mention inventory and store preparation. Let me know what you think of the new billboard on Burnside . I know it’s simple but I think it looks awesome and really delivers.
Check out this great commercial for the Audi Q5 . I love the sounds and delivery of this and though it is sort of reminiscent of the Twilight series with all the running and breathing sequences through the woods – I really do think it is fantastic. Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
If you are looking to drop a small fortune on an amazing piece of machinery that is not an automobile – look no further than Audi ‘s latest pairing with Leica . Walter de’Silva and his Audi design team worked with the camera company to create this very limited edition, Titanium M9. It is certainly a sharp looking piece and will likely have camera enthusiast’s everywhere drooling over its sleek lines and classy features, including leather accents “typically reserved for Audi’s premium automobiles.” And like an automobile the Titanium M9 will cost nearly as much at the equivalent of $29,000 USD. According to manufacturers though, even if you want it, chances are you won’t have the opportunity – only 500 of these will be available world-wide when released in November.
Check out the article below for additional details and pics – Enjoy!
Photokina, Cologne, 21 September 2010: Leica Camera AG has announced the LEICA M9 ‘Titanium’, an exclusive special edition, and the result of a collaboration with Walter de’Silva, the prominent automobile designer. Responsible for groundbreaking design concepts for the latest models from the Volkswagen Group, the chief designer and his Audi Design Team have re-interpreted the design of the LEICA M9 just as he envisaged it.
The outcome is a unique camera with a new interpretation of the characteristic features of Leica rangefinder cameras, which lends precision engineering, unique style and solid titanium to extraordinary formal design. As a result, the LEICA M9 ‘Titanium’ is an especially desirable object for both Leica connoisseurs and aficionados of outstanding design. This special edition is strictly limited to just 500 cameras worldwide, and is offered as a set together with a LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, whose exterior metal components are also manufactured from solid titanium. Walter de’Silva has given the Leica M camera an ergonomic, precise and logical ‘look and feel’, without changing the intrinsic character of the rangefinder. Thus, the compact construction and technical features of the LEICA M9 ‘Titanium’ retain the distinctive style of a true Leica M camera.
Walter de’Silva addressed not only the design of the camera, but also focused on its handling and technical specifications. New features include the LED illumination of the bright-line frames in the viewfinder, removing the necessity for a standard illuminating window, and making the front aspect of the camera more balanced. Also entirely new in the history of camera technology is the M9 Titanium’s carrying concept. Instead of the traditional strap lugs of standard cameras, the chief designer and Leica engineers developed an innovative carrying concept that is reduced to just one single mounting point on the camera body. The metal finger loop, covered with fine Nappa leather, ensures a secure, steady and ergonomic grip when shooting or carrying the camera with one hand. Also new is the specially designed, stylish shoulder holster that holds and safely protects the camera and lens in transport, and keeps it ready to shoot at a moment’s notice. The LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens supplied with this special edition also features a new, focused design concept, in which the essential elements harmonise perfectly with the style of the camera. Its round, screw-mount lens hood is constructed with four slits around its circumference to prevent obstruction of the view through the finder.
The LEICA M9 ‘Titanium’ is constructed exclusively with premium quality materials. For instance, all visible metal elements of the camera body are made from solid titanium, a particularly light but extremely strong and durable metal that can only be manufactured with special tools. In addition, the exposed surfaces are also treated with a hard coating applied by a specialised company in Switzerland. Scratch-resistant, sapphire-crystal glass is employed as a protective cover for the camera monitor, and further enhances the exclusive and rugged character of the product. The camera’s trim, which uses leather typically reserved for the interiors of Audi’s premium automobiles, fits perfectly with the body’s titanium surface and provides outstanding grip. The grip characteristics are also enhanced by a specially designed and embossed diamond pattern. Furthermore, the Leica logo has been restyled and is elaborately hand-engraved in pure resin, inlaid with white enamel, sealed with a clear varnish and then polished.
In addition to the camera and lens, the LEICA M9 ‘Titanium’ special edition set includes a distinctive shoulder holster, a carrying strap and finger loops in two different sizes, made from the same premium Audi leather used on the camera body. Also part of the set is a book devoted to the design process leading to the creation of this high quality, special titanium edition and which also includes an interview with Walter de’Silva. The unique set is presented in an elaborately handcrafted black presentation case with recesses for the camera and lens, and lined with Alcantara microsuede in Leica red.
A question I often get is “Can I drop my Audi off at Audi Wilsonville ” after the lease is up if I didn’t purchase it there? The answer is most definitely yes! In fact we would love to make your Audi lease return as easy and fast as possible. To make best use of your time send us your vehicle information and millage and we would be more the happy to give free professional consultation.
* No appointment necessary, just drop in and let us know what you you want to return your lease, or call 503.254.2834, if you would like to speak with management or set up an appointment.
* The Audi lease return process takes approximately 15 minutes.
* When you leave we will inform Audi Financial that we have the vehicle and you will have no more obligations.
Be sure to bring the following:
* All owner’s manuals, keys, spare tires, Navigation Discs, and anything that came with the vehicle.
* Copy of Lease end Inspection. (we understand this is not always possible)
Its always nice to see business’s participate in community events and over the weekend Sunset Porsche Audi did just that. Sunset Imports, one of the local Portland Audi dealerships was part of the 2010 Beaverton Celebration Parade . Even though the forecast for the weekend, and entire week for that matter, was rain, it was nice to see everyone in attendance and a break in the bad weather. I have to say out of all the Cabriolets (convertibles) present at the parade, the Sprint Blue S5 and the RS4 Cabriolet are definitely my favorites. For more pictures of the parade make sure to visit the Sunset Audi Facebook page.
Keep it up Sunset Porsche Audi !
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
A gas station is nobody’s idea of a nice place to visit, which is one of the reasons why German cars, with their commodious gas tanks, are so appealing. So the news that the Audi A3 TDI , the pint-sized member of the Audi lineup, could motor for close to 600 miles before it drained its 14.6 gallon tank, made it immediately appealing. Another appealing feature of German cars is the availability of diesel engines, which other manufacturers have been slow to embrace, due to the supposed indifference or outright animosity of American car buyers. For the full article go to The Wheel Deal and enjoy!