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Sure we’d all like to have an Audi R8 as our daily driver, and for a select few, they can, but for the rest of us, who live in the world of kids, life, family budgets, etc., that doesn’t mean you can’t have a car that is brilliant to drive, in fact one that is a benchmark in the industry, a very high quality interior and has style above reproach. The all new Audi A4 and S4‘s are the cars for those of us who need four doors and trunks that can swallow a run to Costco, yet provide all the driving dynamics you want and expect from a German luxury sports sedan.
Come and see what the all new A4 and S4 are all about with Pacific Audi’s General Sales Manager Chris Prodromides.
Audi today announced that it is the recipient of two Car and Truck of the Year awards from Autobytel®, the company dedicated to helping consumers research and find the information they need to purchase new and used cars and connect to dealers online. Autobytel selected its 2012 Car and Truck of the Year Awards recipients based on innovation, originality and advancements. The 2012 Audi A7 was chosen as the Autobytel 2012 Luxury Car of the Year, while the 2012 Audi R8 Spyder was selected as the Autobytel 2012 Convertible of the Year.
The Audi A7 is the epitome of high style and artistry, with a five-door coupe design that is both sporty and elegant. The Audi A7 can also boast being the first car in the world to feature factory-installed Wi-Fi with Audi connect™ and navigation with 3-D Google Earth. From the groundbreaking MMI® touchpad and its gracefully integrated display screen, to the state-of-the-art head up display, the Audi A7 is the perfect marriage of progressive design and sophisticated engineering. The A7 also sets a high standard for performance, handling and efficiency with an all-aluminum Audi 3.0 liter TFSI® V6 engine, 310hp and 325 lb-ft. of torque.
The open top R8 Spyder is a favorite with both the public and experts alike. The high-performance sports car from Audi, the R8 Spyder is a high-tech work of art with the formidable power of its engine, the quattro permanent all-wheel drive and its lightweight Audi Space Frame (ASF) body made of aluminum. Good everyday practicality and perfect fit and finish typical of Audi complete the profile of this model athlete. With the standard hydraulic motor, the soft top opens and closes within 19 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). The R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro features 430 hp, and the 5.2 FSI quattro features 525 hp.
After 6 months of test drives, Esquire Magazine has overwhelmingly voted the Audi S4 “2010 Esquire Car of the Year.” With its advanced performance and full array of standard features, the S4 was chosen as the year’s most stunning and aggressive, yet attainable, vehicle.
“Over several months and many miles, we drove cars – cars that are the most powerful, most attractive and most thrilling that the auto industry has to offer,” said Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger. “While a number of the cars we tested were terrific, the Audi S4 truly deserved top honors. Its rare combination of speed, force, design, and price makes the end result a triumph.”
The 2010 Audi S4 features enhanced performance and technology and improved fuel efficiency with a 3.0T V6 direct injection supercharged engine with 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Using a continuous focus on attention to detail, S4-specific features include distinctive standard S4-embossed heated front sport seats, front/rear bumpers, front grille, wheels, LED taillights and front xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Other unique standard features include rear-biased 40/60 quattro(R) all-wheel drive, 18″ wheels, heated front sport seats with S4 logo embossing, stainless steel and carbon fiber interior trim, contrast stitching on steering wheel / shifter / seats, Bluetooth(R), SIRIUS satellite radio, Homelink(R), and iPod(R) Interface.
“The performance-driven 2010 S4 offers an impressive and exciting driving experience with intuitive technology and every-day suitability. We’re thrilled to be recognized by Esquire magazine,” said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America.
The full review of the S4 will run in Esquire’s October issue, on newsstands September 21st.