There are a ridiculous number of automakers worldwide—so many, in fact, that it’s almost impossible to sit and count them all. There are several big auto groups that manufacture many different makes and models underneath their banner, but despite the fact that consumers have more options than ever before when it comes to buying a new vehicle, the fact remains that a handful of luxury automakers are more recognizable, dependable, and quite frankly valuable than the rest of the competition.
Knowing all of that, it should not come as too big a surprise that Audi recently finished among the top three luxury automakers on the 2013 BrandZ Top 100 global survey of brand value. With projected incoming earnings around $5.5 billion for 2013, which would be about 11% more than in 2012, Audi is definitely among the best luxury automakers in the world when it comes to value. Among all automakers, Audi finished in the top eight.
This survey, which is conducted by respected market research firm Millward Brown, simply looks at numbers to find out how valuable worldwide brands are, not just in the auto industry but for everything. Thanks to great vehicles like the 2013 Audi Q5, 2013 Audi A4, and 2013 Audi S4, we are seeing great success on our lots, which is why an Audi A4 for sale in Melbourne does not stay unsold for long.
We are very proud of selling vehicles from one of the most respected and valuable luxury auto brands on the face of the planet. There may be more choices out there than ever before, but the very best choices are sometimes as easy as buying an Audi vehicle.
True win-win scenarios are rare in this world, but once in a while we cannot help but bump into something that makes so much sense for both sides involved that it reminds us how beautifully connected the world can be. Such is the case with the Audi “Veterans to Technicians” program, which will create pathways for former military technicians to get certified as Audi technicians. We here at Audi Melbourne could not be prouder of the brand’s connection to such a program, and we really are convinced that this is about as win-win and win-win scenarios come. Continue reading
If there are two things we here at Audi Melbourne know with relative certainty, it is that today’s automotive customers love compact crossovers and saving money. Maybe the only two things they love more than that are ice cream and The Beatles, which just goes to show how popular crossovers and cash really are. Continue reading
There are a lot of reasons that people decide to buy vehicles, including everything from great safety features to technological advances to looks to efficiency, but some of the hardest-core motorheads care more about power and engine grunt than any of those things. Luckily, there are a number of great Audi models that can provide precisely that, and the 2013 Audi S4 is one of them.
Actually, Forbes.com recently put out a list of the vehicles that they considered to be the fastest automobiles under $50,000, and the Audi S4 is the first one listed. The supercharged 3.0-liter V6 under the hood has more than a little muscle, and paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a dual-clutch automated S tronic manual transmission, it is capable of producing an impressive 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.
That all matters, obviously, but what Forbes.com seemed to love most about the S4 was its impressive 0-to-60 times. After all, what constitutes a “fast car” more than its get-up-and-go? In this case, we are pretty sure that 4.9 seconds for 0-to-60 is pretty darn good, and considering that is better than many of the other cars on the Forbes.com list, we are pretty proud of the number.
Honestly, we are pretty proud of the vehicle as a whole, but we also understand that it is the great power under the hood of the S4 that makes it among the most popular Melbourne Audi cars. There are not many high-performance compact luxury sedans that are more fun to drive than this one, and we are definitely proud of the fact that it made this list of fastest cars under $50,000.
Driving today is different from driving a decade ago in so many ways, but the most obvious of them is the infotainment system. These systems are great for real-time navigation and streaming internet radio, but the problem with both of those things is that if they are used too much, drivers can run up pretty startling cell phone bills because of all the data those apps require to run. Continue reading
As far as corporate partnerships go, there are not many more awesome than the one between Marvel Comics’ Iron Man character and the Audi R8. We have learned in the first two “Iron Man” movies and “The Avengers” that Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) really enjoys the finer things in life, and as one of the Marvel Universe’s wealthiest men, it says something that the Audi R8 is what Stark decided upon for his sweet ride of choice. We always knew it was a sweet car; we are just happy that Iron Man agrees with us. With the Audi R8 Spyder for sale in Melbourne, we would certainly have no problem taking Stark around for a test drive. Continue reading
From a distance, it is hard to tell one car from another, as all automobiles tend to have four wheels, either two or four doors, windows, headlights, and maybe a radio antenna. Really the first distinguishing feature that clues an observer into the make of a car is the grille, which is something uniquely wonderful for every major automaker Continue reading
In a world where all-electric and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles are the most fuel efficient automobiles on the road, it is no wonder that consumer demand for PHEV cars is through the roof right now. Despite the demand, however, supply is only just now starting to catch up, and the types of PHEVs currently for sale are not always the best-looking, most luxurious, or best-performing cars and SUVs on the road. Continue reading
There is something about diesel engines that Audi customers just seem to love, which has made the promise of more diesel versions of Audi models particularly alluring. So far, only the 2013 Audi A3 and 2013 Audi Q7 have come equipped with a TDI option, but according to Audi of America president Scott Keogh, more are coming down the assembly line in the next year or two. Continue reading
Growing up is hard to do. It seems like the older we get, the more problems that rise up to meet us. There are taxes to pay and deadlines to meet and errands to run and obligations to tend to, all because we are adults now and have responsibilities. Continue reading