Andreas Dharmawan explains the new era for car buyers and sellers. Technologies are shifting the power and control of car buying process to buyers. Many car companies are recognizing this trend but only a few are adapting well. Andreas illustrates how Audi is in the forefront of this technology revolution of this seismic shift in automotive retail.
I had visited the new Audi “Terminal” showrooms in Seoul, South Korea, Hangzhou, China, and Austin, Texas. Not until September 2014, the first Audi terminal showroom opened within less than one-hour drive from my place in San Francisco. Audi Concord is the first Audi dealership in the Bay Area Northern California to open this eye-grabbing modern building with its cutting edge aluminum facade and expansive glass area.
Audi Club North America Chicagoland Chapter conducted a teen driver education clinic this past September. Many thanks to the volunteers from Chicagoland Chapter for helping build a better community of responsible teen drivers.
WITH ONE OF THE LONGEST winters the region has experienced finally behind us, members arrived at Francis Scott Key (FSK) Audi in Frederick, Maryland well before check-in, eager to begin the Second Annual Spring Fun Run. FSK Audi, along with Induktion Motorsports and Diamond Detailing, hosted over 50 Audi enthusiasts on a driving tour through Maryland.
AUDI ENTHUSIASTS FROM 17 states and Ontario gathered this past May in Dillsboro, North Carolina for the 9th annual Quattro de Mayo, hosted by Audi Club Georgia and sponsored by Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta and Jim Ellis Audi Marietta. We had record-breaking attendance this year with 82 cars and 128 Audi enthusiasts. Many drove hundreds of miles to join us, coming from as far away as Massachusetts, Ontario, and Michigan, and two flew in from San Antonio and San Diego.
AUDI TULSA IS NOT JUST a place to purchase your beautiful Audi, in fact, it’s much more. Completed in 2012, the new state of the art facility is owned by Don Thornton Imports. The state-of-the-art terminal building boasts a magnificent eight car showroom. And don’t forget to visit the quattro café, complete with free WIFI, snacks and coffee.
AUDI NASHVILLE IS A GREAT supporter of Audi Club North America and hosted a reception and lunch this past year for members at the 29th Audi Club North America Annual Event. Stop in and visit their beautiful new facility in Brentwood, Tennessee!
THE NEW AUDI A3 IS BEING introduced with a new MMI Infotainment System. This modular Infotainment Platform allows the central processing unit to be used across the entire line of Audis.
“DID I MAKE IT” I ASKED between bouts of hyperventilation from my half-mile sprint to the gate. “I’m sorry,” she paused, “Good news is we’ve booked you on the next flight. Bad news is it’s back at the gate you just came from.” On the humbling mile walk back to gate B85A, I pondered my latest travel experience. I had rented a car for the week for my planned road-trip through the Deep South. And then the hellish rental process began.
A free tank of fuel for my baby, and a green drink for me—it’s Audi Diesel Day. As a way to celebrate the benefits of clean diesel and thank drivers who made the switch, Audi of America took over a 76 station in the Santa Monica business area and offered a free tank of any fuel choice to all Audi Drivers, and a free tank of diesel to drivers of all diesel models.