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The Audi Q2 to Pack Even More Power

August 18, 2017 lacarguy Audi Tags: , , ,

The Audi Q2 is a fun little SUV that’s worth owning and comparable to the Porsche Macan. This pint-sized SUV packs a real punch, and word from Audi says that that punch is about to get a whole lot more lethal. The little SUV is getting an option for a larger engine that will produce even more horsepower. That’s exciting for enthusiasts and it means you can do even more with the little SUV.

Audi Q2

The new Q2 is going to come with a 2.0 liter turbo-four TFSI engine. That engine offers 187 HP overall, and will help you travel from 0 to 62 in just 6.5 seconds. That’s really fast for an SUV and it’s something that most car enthusiasts are going to enjoy seriously. The best part is that this more powerful Q2 is still going to be very affordable and will start off in the 30’s. Choose the new model for more power and you’ll be launching down the road like never before.

The Audi Q2 is a very popular SUV over in Europe, largely because of it’s unique blend of power and compact performance along with some nifty features that you won’t find in many other SUVs. Give it a look yourself today and you just might find your favorite new SUV model.

Sure it can’t stand up to the high performance racing SUV models from companies like Porsche, but it’s a good balance between functionality and performance when you’re looking for a practical daily driver that’s still fun to stomp down on the accelerator in. Give this SUV a try today and you’ll be sold on it for future use. That’s a promise to any serious driver that wants a bit more power in his or her daily drive.

A Look at the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad

February 17, 2017 lacarguy Audi Tags: , , , ,

The 2017 Audi A4 Allroad is an SUV version of the Audi A4 wagon and it’s a darned good option for drivers that want a mix of power, luxury and practicality. It’s a blast to drive, it comes with all the luxury features you would expect, and it looks pretty good too. Sure it’s not actually a wagon, for fans that are dying for an Audi wagon, but it’s the closest you’ll get in the U.S. and it’s basically the same vehicle as the wagon sold over in Europe.

2017 audi a4 allroad

Cargo Room to Spare

Let’s face it, if you’re planning on buying this mini SUV over a more sporty sedan, you’re probably interested in cargo space and what sorts of things you can store in the back. You’ll have no trouble slipping in camping gear, groceries, a stroller, or just about anything else that you can think of. There’s a nice covered cargo area that’s designed for easy access and the space at the rear of the vehicle is impressively large for the size of the thing.

Switch to Just the Right Drive Mode

While operating this A4 SUV you have a few different drive modes to choose from, and the impressive thing with these modes is that you’ll notice very distinct differences as you switch from one to the other. The two main drive modes that you’ll use are comfort and dynamic. Comfort allows you to glide over the road without feeling its imperfections. Dynamic forces you to feel every little bump and bruise on the road and really gives you improved control over the vehicle. Flipping from comfort to dynamic is like hopping from one vehicle to another. Performance is that vastly different, and that’s pretty impressive.

Powerful and Fun

With a total of 252 HP this little SUV packs a punch. 0 to 60 takes about 6 seconds, and you’ll find yourself moving faster than expected in this vehicle. The dual-clutch is smooth and responsive and accelerating is mostly enjoyable.

Classy Interior

Finally I have to take a moment to talk about the interior of the vehicle and all that it has to offer. It’s outfitted with leather and wood and black. It’s soft to the touch, sophisticated to look at, and it fits right in with the other Audi vehicles sold today. If you’re looking for a vehicle that will impress on the inside, this one is it.

Audi fans will love the look and feel of the A4 Allroad, but they’ll have more storage than most other Audi drivers out on the road, which is really nice most of the time.

The 2017 Audi Q7 is Sexy, Versatile and Handles Like a Sports Car

December 31, 2015 lacarguy Audi Tags: , , , ,

If you’re lucky enough to climb behind the wheel of the 2017 Audi Q7 you’ll have a hard time believing that you’re sitting in a crossover large enough ot seat 7. It feels slim, trim and handles like a high-performance car. Not only does the Q7 drive exceptionally well, but it comes with the space and the versatility to work in most driving situations. Taking a road trip through the mountains, the four wheel drive will handle it. Travelling across country to meet relatives, the vehicle is remarkably fuel efficient and spacious for its performance level. Going to the track to take on your buddies, well it’s powerful enough to keep you from completely embarrassing yourself.

audi q7

The Little Engine that Could

Audi amps up the power in the 3-liter V6 in the Q7 by adding a supercharger, the result is 333 HP and 325 lb.-ft. of torque to get that 5,000 lb. body moving. It still feels a bit weighty around some corners, but for the most part you’ll forget you’re driving a crossover at all. It’s quick to speed up and feels very light on its feet up in the mid ranges as well. The 2017 Audi Q7 gets 19 MPG in the city and 26 on the highway, which is pretty darned good for a performance crossover.

More Interior Space

Even though the Q7 isn’t really any bigger on the outside, there is more room within for people to sit comfortably. Audi managed this feat by putting cutouts in the door panels and backs of the seats to create a bit more space overall.

Children Fit in the Back

The Q7 is large enough to fit up to seven passengers but I wouldn’t stuff full-sized adults in the rear bench seats. Those should be occupied by smaller children. The seats are large enough to hold a car seat though which is a plus for parents looking for space for new children. Adults would be pretty cramped at the rear of the vehicle because legroom is quite limited at the rear.  Audi has worked to bump up the rear space by adding a bit more headroom thanks to a more compact rear suspension and a lower floor, but there still isn’t enough space for full-sized adults to sit with any kind of extended comfort.

Trimmer than Ever

The latest Q7 is lighter and feels more powerful than ever before thanks to some simple changes. It’s 500 lbs lighter than before through the use of aluminum body panels and a more lightweight suspension system.

Excellent Safety Features

The latest Audi Q7 is packed with safety features that make it one of the safest vehicles to travel around in for you and the people around you. It comes with a pedestrian system that helps slow the vehicle down when it notices pedestrians in front of you. IT has a cross-traffic system that relies on two radar scanners to inform you when drivers are in your blind spot. The collision avoidance system keeps track of the lane you are in and helps you avoid accidentally drifting into oncoming traffic. It will redirect the vehicle and warn you when you begin to drift to keep you where you need to go. There is also the Presense Plus system that can stop the Q7 at speeds of up to 137 MPH to keep you from getting into an accident. It’s an effective way to keep you from rear-ending other vehicles or to help you avoid running into stationary objects. Overall there is plenty of tech in the new Q7 to keep the SUV from running into vehicles, people and other objects out there on the road.

The 2017 Q7 is a blast to drive, it’s lightweight and feels smaller than it really is. IT comes with enough space for a full family and comes packed with the safety features to keep them all safe as well. It’s not a cheap vehicle, but it’s a good value and would make a good addition to any family’s garage when searching for a quality ride.

Audi Finally Unveils Its EV Crossover Concept that Will Be Taking on Tesla

September 18, 2015 lacarguy Audi Tags: , , , ,

Audi made their intentions very clear last week at the Frankfurt auto show when they showed off their EV crossover concept vehicle. The automaker explained what the vehicle could do, and then went on to say that they plan on releasing a full electric crossover by 2018. It’s clear that the automaker is planning on going head to head with Tesla, the automaker who pretty much has the long-range EV market cornered at the moment.

audi e-tron quattro preview

The Crossover Specs

According to Audi the crossover can travel a total of 310 miles on a charge and it has a 90 kWh battery pack overall. Charging up that massive pack to full capacity takes about 50 minutes in all, which isn’t too bad at all for such a lengthy range.

Impressive Handling

The e-Tron Quattro is designed to have impressive handling. It’s built with three separate electric motors, one up front and two in the back, to deliver that all-wheel drive performance that most people expect from Audi. The crossover travels from 0 to 62.1 MPH in just 4.6 seconds, which is pretty quick for a crossover vehicle.

Wireless Charging and Solar Support

The concept car from Audi can be charged back up wirelessly, meaning that charging in parking spots or in the garage will be nearly effortless for drivers operating the vehicle, but wireless charging will take quite a bit longer than a direct line. The vehicle is also equipped with a fully solar roof to help recharge it as you drive down the road as long as it’s sunny out. The panels could help boost the range a bit in the right conditions, and could serve as an emergency way to trickle charge the vehicle back up for short-range driving in the right conditions.

Coming Out to Take on the Tesla Model X

With Tesla planning on unveiling their Model X crossover later on this month, it’s pretty clear that Audi is looking to take on the automaker with its own offering. While it’s highly unlikely that Audi will have a product out anywhere near as soon as Tesla, the automaker will likely improve upon its offering to compete with later iterations of the Tesla vehicle and it’s likely to be one of the only automakers producing such long-range electric vehicles, even if it doesn’t come out for a few years from now.