2017 Audi A4 Closes the Gap Between Sports Car and Sedan

2017-03-31T13:34:05+00:00March 31st, 2017|Audi, luxury, New Vehicles|

The 2017 Audi A4 is the perfect car for drivers who want the commanding power of a sports car, without sacrificing the comfort and luxury of a premium sedan.

The Audi A4 has sort of created this overlapping category of vehicle that’s being referred to as a “sport sedan.” This is because the A4 combines sporty and luxurious into one efficiently neat package. The jump from the 2016 A4 model to the new 2017 A4 model haven’t done much to change in exterior appearance. Outside of modest revisions to the overall dimensions, a slightly more aggressive grille and front end, and more modern head and taillights (with optional LEDs) the A4 stuck to its already attractive previous design. However, by cutting weight and implementing the newest technology, Audi has effectively developed a more efficient and unique balance to create the ultimate “sport sedan.”

Swift, Silent, and Sporty

By substituting many of the formerly steel parts with light-weight aluminum, Audi managed to trim the weight of the previous A4 model by about 100 pounds. The result is a more efficient ride with a steadier grip for the drive.

Though the 2017 Audi A4 is one of the most silent rides on the market, measuring at just 63 decibels at a steady 70 mph, the sedan still maintains its strength and athleticism under the hood. The turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with enhancements to the head increase the output to 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, up from the previous model’s 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

To supplement this powerful engine is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Audi did extensive work to imitate a torque-converter automatic, and it shows. The Audi A4 shifts smoothly and responsively from a stop, slow roll, or quick acceleration. When all added up, the 2017 Audi A4 boasts an impressive 31 mpg in the highway and 24 mpg in the city for an average 27 mpg combined.

Driving an Audi is a satisfying experience, but it comes with responsibility. When purchasing a luxury vehicle like the Audi A4, it’s important to take proper care of it. At Audi Santa Barbara, our team of brand-trained technicians are happy to help you keep your vehicle working at peak performance for as long as possible. You can even schedule maintenance and service appointments on our website. So contact Audi Santa Barbara to learn more about the 2017 Audi A4 and the rest of our extensive Audi selection.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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Audi Updates One of their Best Sellers as the 2017 Audi Q7 is Released

2016-12-06T11:15:02+00:00December 6th, 2016|Audi, New Vehicles|

As customer preference shifts from large SUV’s to crossover SUV’s, Audi delivers the 2017 Audi Q7 after several years of innovative designing.

Many drivers are able to recall the previous Audi Q7 model that was sold from 2006-2009. The luxury crossover SUV was received with great success, but Audi halted production as they put their engineers to work developing the vehicle’s next generation. After several years of re-examining the design and addressing the need for higher fuel-efficiency, Audi has released the second generation model of the Q7 and it has been receiving fantastic reviews. According to Car and Driver: First Review the 2017 Audi Q7 will “serve as the basis for many future models from Audi, VW, Bentley, and Porsche”, also claiming that it is “well worth the wait”. Visit Audi Santa Barbara to test drive and learn more about the 2017 Audi Q7 and other luxury Audi models.

What is New with the 2017 Audi Q7?

The 2017 Audi Q7 appears to be one of the more aggressive-looking SUV’s on the road due to the new ostentatious grille and box-shaped fender. The Q7 now employs VW’s MLB architecture platform that supports aerodynamics and a more organized engine compartment for convenient service and maintenance. In order to create a fuel-efficient model of the Audi Q7 it’s been engineered with durable, but light-weight aluminum parts instead of steal. In fact, after shaving a few inches off of the body-length and implementing the aluminum parts, the new Q7 has cut nearly 700 pounds from the original model resulting in an impressive 32 mpg on the highway.

With four drive-modes to choose from, the Audi Q7 is built for all terrains. When in Efficiency, Comfort, or Auto modes the SUV shows off its ability to glide over the road in luxurious style. However, in Dynamic mode the vehicle reveals its more playful side with sports car power and a tight grip on the road for near-perfect handling. With the addition of an optional four-wheel drive mode, it’s safe to say that Audi considered all angles when designing this car.

Come visit Audi Santa Barbara and speak to an Audi-trained expert to learn more about the 2017 Audi Q7 and other luxury Audi models. Audi Santa Barbara’s expert technicians will keep your luxury vehicle running at its full potential for as long as nature will allow. There is nothing like a long-lasting smooth ride. At Audi Santa Barbara customers can feel relaxed knowing their vehicle is in the hands of brand-trained professionals working to maintain that feeling of driving a brand new car.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

The Audi A4 Ultra Delivers Top Performance and Efficiency in Its Class

2016-10-24T12:32:31+00:00October 24th, 2016|Audi, New Vehicles|

Audi offers drivers more competitive efficiency and performance capabilities with the updated 2017 Audi A4.

Santa Barbara, CA – California drivers can enjoy exceptional efficiency with the newest Audi A4 Ultra. The 2017 model features a TFSI® engine that is capable of up to 31mpg combined EPA fuel economy and an incredible 37mpg on the highway. These ratings place the Audi A4 in the lead within its class for highest fuel efficiency.   Best of all, the model provides customers with a chance to enjoy a luxury vehicle without sacrificing performance or efficiency.

“The Audi A4 Ultra is an ideal entry level premium vehicle that gives drivers an exceptional driving experience,” shares Audi Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “We encourage drivers to visit us for a test drive so they can see what they excitement is all about.”

The power and efficiency is a result of the innovative 2.0T engine paired with a seven speed S tronic® dual clutch transmission. The vehicle is capable of 190hp and 236lb-ft of torque. It can race from 0-60 miles per hour in just 7.1 seconds. The Audi A4 Ultra ensures drivers have the power and acceleration they crave while minimizing emissions and fuel consumption.

Drivers are encouraged to learn more about the innovative technology behind the exceptional fuel economy of the Audi A4 by visiting Audi Santa Barbara and scheduling a test drive.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net