Month: July 2011

North American Built Audi by 2015

It used to a reality that a vehicle could be accurately identified towards a country. Volvo as well as Saab was almost completely produced in Sweden, Honda manufactured their vehicles exclusively Japan and an Audi was built in Germany. Looking to exploit the best of the world, globalization has caused the brand identity trend to take an international tone. To better control cost and supply in the North American market, many automotive brands once accepted as imports have located production onto the continent. For a little over a decade, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have grown assembly plants for the American-friendly...

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2012 Audi A6 Specs for US Model

The mid-size luxury car game currently has the finest automakers engaged in a multi-lateral bout for supremacy. In the past two years, competitors such as the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Infiniti M37 have upgraded their definition of 21st century luxury with refreshed products. Already debuting on the world stage in European trim, Audi has unwrapped plans for the debut specifications for the 2012 A6 in the United States. A larger, modernized look for the 2012 model year, the Audi A6 sedan returns to the United States marketplace between 78 and 165 pounds lighter in curb weight than its predecessor. A merger of steel and aluminum construction, Audi is continuing adaptation of lighter weight aluminum has allowed key areas of the A6 to promote better handling as well as ride. Coming back for 2012 in front-wheel and quattro all-wheel drive, the Audi A6 trim ranges from Premium and Premium Plus trim levels. Three-zone climate control, eight-way power front seats, automatic headlamps and sunroof is found as convenience items on the Premium trim. The 2012 Audi A6 quattro model also includes a high-luxury Prestige model. For 2012, the Audi A6 Prestige package furnishes ventilated front seats, four-zone climate control and Audi’s S-Line exterior appearance pieces for a more exclusive touch. All 2012 A6 sedans have the Audi MMI system fitted with Sirius satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Upgrades...

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Extended Protection for Your Audi

As with everything, luxury cars are only new once. Increased price tags and increased devotion to engineering, there is nothing preventing the sands of time to wear on marquis vehicles. Wear and tear of components is commonplace on all motor vehicles requiring repairs at scheduled as well as indefinite periods during its lifespan. The one major difference when an imported vehicle such as Audi, BMW, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz comes when the wheels enter the repair shop. While domestic vehicles present a large network and a sizable parts network, repairs is generally presented with an advantage of lower maintenance costs. Well a Chrysler car, truck or crossover vehicle can confidently taken beyond the Chicago Dodge dealer, the maintenance of more foreign automobiles can present owners with more limited, costlier choices turning a dream car into a check book’s nightmare. While regular preventive maintenance can be an experience reminding one of the perils of import luxury car ownership, unforeseen breakdowns of electronic and mechanical items can create an unpleasant feeling not even the most comfortable messaging leather driver seat can easily cure. In the case of Audi vehicles, the German luxury brand has earned unfavourable notoriety in North America as an expensive product to repair. A new Audi vehicle is provided with a 4-year or 50,000-mile basic warranty from the dealership, an extended protection plan becomes an important consideration. Debated upon...

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