Category Archives: Audi

Plans Announced to Retire Audi V8 engines in Favor of Electric

Audi vehicles are the perfect balance of performance and premium quality. All of their success depends largely on what the automaker puts under its models’ hoods –  no sacrifice of power. A wise company can change their product in anticipation where demand is headed, as market trends and consumer interest continue to change. We know that Audi is a smart company, and that is their plan.

2015 Audi R8 Spyder - plans to Retire Audi V8 engines

That’s why Audi has announced it is retiring its V8 engines in the coming years. They’re opting instead for battery-powered electric vehicles. After the most recent V8 engine—a turbocharged diesel with massive torque—is released with the new Audi SQ7, no more V8s will be added to the brand’s lineup.

When will this start to affect the Audi lineup?

In fact, Audi is changing almost a third of their lineup, anticipated, to be electric or hybrid by 2025. This means that Audi is phasing out gas-guzzling blocks like the V8s for more eco-friendly and fuel efficient engines. Audi is one of the many automakers making this change to stick with changing trends.

While plans to retire Audi V8 engines may disappoint some, we at Joseph Auto know that Audi won’t let its fans down. Even in the form of electric batteries, Audi’s performance excellence will still be apparent.

Get Geeky with the High-Tech Audi A4

2017 Audi A4

The new, high-tech Audi A4 is probably the coolest thing to roll out of Audi in years (maybe ever?) if you’re an absolute, admitted technophile. With its rich spread of all the latest gadgetry and innovations, the A4 feels futuristic without feeling complicated, just like good advanced technology should. It’s hard to pinpoint our favorite features in the high-tech Audi A4, but we’ll give it a shot:

  • If they revamped the Jetsons today, the interior of that futuristic family’s vehicle would probably have something a lot like the A4’s 1440×540, 60fps, crystal-clear Virtual Cockpit display. With intuitive functionality and beautiful picture, all it’s really missing is Netflix access.
  • The Audi A4’s driver assist technologies are effortless, flawless, seamless – all those “lesses” except “less” itself. Features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist will make you wonder how you ever survived on the road without these simple yet essential additions.
  • The integrated infotainment elements are out-of-this-world. Options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation by Waze, and onboard 4G LTE connectivity, are just a few reasons why the A4 is redefining convenience.

High-tech and highly desirable, the Audi A4 has got all the brains (and the beauty) to keep us coming back for more

Audi Shoes a Product of Audi and TOMS Team-up

Audi TTS

The Summer of Audi Sales Event is going on right now through August 4. The Audi Connection and Joseph Auto Group are excited to take part in this amazing sales event, but in addition to a new or Certified pre-owned Audi, customers can also get a nice new pair of Audi shoes.

According to an Audi press release, Audi and TOMS have teamed up to create an exclusive pair of shoes. The shoes are classic slip-ons featuring the signature Audi rings.

Customers who purchase or lease a new or Certified Pre-Owned Audi during the Summer of Audi will receive an offer for the exclusively-designed shoes. The shoes are part of the TOMS One for One program, which will provide 55,000 shoes to children in need during the summer.

“Through TOMS One for One giving program Audi will help change the lives of thousands of children in the United States and empower new customers to be a part of this movement,” said Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America, in the press release. “With TOMS, we found a natural partnership. Audi aligns with likeminded companies that challenge the conventions of design and share a passion for progressive ideas.”

Beginning today, the collaboration will be promoted in a television commercial. Keep your eyes peeled for the new Audi ad, and stop by the Audi Connection for the Summer of Audi Sales Event and a new pair of shoes!

Audi Self-Driving Car Heads Cross Country

Audi A7

Earlier this year Audi sent their self-driving Audi A7 from Silicon Valley to Vegas for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Now, Delphi Automotive is ready to make that 560 mile autonomous trip look like child’s play. The automotive parts supplier is ready to send a special Audi SQ5 SUV from San Francisco to New York City.

Have no fear; the Audi self-driving car won’t be unoccupied. Six engineers will be riding along to make sure nothing goes wrong. The autonomous vehicle is equipped with four short range radars, three vision-based cameras, and six lidars in addition to the onboard computer system.

With that tech, the vehicle can do everything from merging onto the freeway to parking itself. Delphi is making the trip to gather data and prove its technology is ready for the marketplace. In all the trip will covers around 3,500 miles. You can keep track of the drive via Twitter using the hashtag #DelphiDrive.

“Delphi had great success testing its car in California and on the streets of Las Vegas,” said Jeff Owens, Chief Technology Officer at Delphi. “Now it’s time to put our vehicle to the ultimate test by broadening the range of driving conditions. This drive will help us collect invaluable data in our quest to deliver the best automotive grade technologies on the market.”

Audi Q7’s Carbon Fiber Components Drop Overall Vehicle Weight

Audi Q7

Audi has revealed its new Q7 model ahead of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where many other vehicles will debut. This plug-in hybrid is 700 pounds lighter than the previous model, due to the Q7’s carbon fiber components.

The new Audio Q7 SUV is the first car to use Volkswagen Group’s new MLB platform, probably paving the way for other automakers to do so. Much of the construction of the Q7 consists of aluminum, including the doors, front fender, and hood.

Paradoxically, although the new Q7 is smaller overall, it actually offers more interior room for the driver and passengers, with more room under its hood. Just because the Audi Q7 is losing 700 pounds doesn’t mean it won’t be able to fit a small family.

Pricing for the vehicle still has yet to be released, but we will likely learn those numbers as we approach the release date for the Q7, which is scheduled for sometime next year.

Until then, head on down to Joseph Auto to check out our available Audi models, as well as models from many other makes.

Audi A6: Updated Style and Power

2015 Audi A6

The Audi A6 is the ultimate business car with its professional, refined design, modern technology, and excellent performance. The A6 is getting yet another update with new engines, transmissions, technology, and headlights.

The choice of engines will include three TFSI engines that range from 190 hp to 333 hp and five TDI engines that range from 150 hp to 326 hp. These engines will save even more gas on the road thanks to the new S tronic transmission. The high performance S6 and S6 avant will get a twin turbo V8 that generates an impressive 450 hp.

Interior updates include optional ventilation and massage front seats and standard deluxe automatic air conditioning. You can even choose an automatic deck lid that allows hands-free loading.

Joseph Auto Group has a huge selection of Audi A6 cars, so contact the Audi Connection in Cincinnati to schedule your test drive.