03-28-15

91 Audi Dealers Win Prestigious Award

A total of 91 Audi dealerships, including Keyes Audi in Los Angeles, were honored this year with the 2014 Magna Society Awards. Among the 91 winners, 12 of them were distinguished as 2014 Audi Elite Magna Society winners. This special honor is reserved for the top performers and recognizes these dealerships’ superior achievements in customer service and business performance.

These awards are bestowed upon the most outstanding Audi dealerships in the United States. These dealerships must meet and exceed Audi’s expectations of what it means to provide quality customer service, while maintaining strong sales performance and business objectives. The facility and staff must shine in its representation of the Audi brand name and culture. The quality of the dealerships should be recognizable as beyond the expectations of both auto buyers and manufacturers in order to qualify for the prestigious Magna Society Awards.

The luxurious Audi A3 recently topped U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Cars for the Money list in the Upscale Small Cars category. In addition, it was named 2014 World Car of the Year, and earned the IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award.

The A3 is certainly deserving of its accolades with its bold and sophisticated exterior and excellent fuel economy of an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The A3 comes standard with an impressive 170-horsepower, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, alongside features such as a panoramic sunroof, Audi’s MMI infotainment system with retractable display screen, a ten-speaker audio system and dual-zone automatic climate control.

A plethora of available features can be added, including a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, active lane assistance, forward collision warning systems, push-button start, front and rear parking sensors, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and Audi’s own Audi Connect. This upgraded navigation system enables Google Earth 3D satellite imagery, Facebook & Twitter integration and packs in a Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE capabilities to allow passengers to connect up to eight devices.

Audi continues its eye for excellence with its 2015 Q5. This luxury crossover remains a cut above its competitors, thanks to its powerful turbocharged engines and standard quattro all-wheel drive. Its elegantly crafted exterior matches the unparalleled quality of the interior to create a vehicle that’s in a class all its own. The Audi Q5 comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that effortlessly produces 220-horsepower, though a trio of high-performance 3.0-liter V-6 engines are also available.
All Q5s come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the base Q5 is capable of an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The standard quattro all-wheel drive can be upgraded with an Audi Drive Select system to tailor the steering, throttle and transmission settings to match the driver’s preferences.

The standard interior features include Bluetooth capabilities, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control and a ten-speaker audio system. Available options include blind spot monitoring systems, premium Nappa or Milano leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and an upgraded MMI system along with Audi Connect. The specially designed low cargo floor and wide opening provide up to 57.3 cubic feet of easy-loading cargo space with the rear seats folded.

The 2015 Audi A4 remains a serious competitor in its class thanks to its audacious design and sporty handling. The A4 was a finalist for U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Cars for the Money against Audi’s own A3 on the Upscale Small Cars category. Combining German performance and timeless style, the Audi A4 continues to be one of Audi’s top-selling automobiles. The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine provides a spirited 220-horsepower, while the continuously variable transmission (CVT) provides top class acceleration.

Audi continues to impress with its great fuel economy, as the A4 is capable of an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The sophisticated interior exceeds drivers’ expectations of luxury with standard leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats and plenty of room. Audi has never sacrificed features for space, and the 2015 A4 is no exception with its standard power sunroof, Bluetooth capabilities, tri-zone automatic climate control, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, an SD card slot and auxiliary audio input along with an iPod connector. Available options include sport seats, premium Nappa leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth streaming capabilities and an upgraded MMI system with Audio Connect. With its fiercely designed exterior that commands roads and showrooms across the country, the Audi A4 remains an excellent consumer choice.

The success of Magna Society winners like Keyes Audi is due in part to the record-setting sales of Audi’s most recognizable model lines like the A3, Q5 and A4. The Audi brand continues to hold the longest success streak in the U.S. premium market thanks to its five consecutive years of record sales. Mark Del Rosso, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America said, "The Magna Society Awards are a tribute to those dealers that model how a successful dealership should operate and truly exemplify the Audi brand values.

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