These Stunning Audi Cars Will Revolutionize the Road in 2019

Audi Canada has risen through the ranks to symbolize prestige in the minds of many. It’s no surprise that the German luxury automaker, under its parent company Volkswagen, has established itself as a frontrunner for innovation and quality in the automobile industry.

Manufacturing vehicles since 1910, you wouldn’t be remiss to associate its premium cars with unmatched engineering excellence in terms of reliability and performance, much like you would its counterparts Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

Fast forwarding 109 years to 2019, the automaker has much in store for car enthusiasts, whether it be in the form of hatchbacks, sports coupes, electric crossovers, sedans, and the likes. This lineup will attempt to transform every facet of the automotive industry.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the much-awaited Audi cars that, just by specs and visuals alone, leave the competition in the dust.

 

Audi 2019 A6 Sedan

The fifth-generation A6, a midsize luxury sedan, is perhaps the most highly-endorsed Audi vehicle this year. It promises to spearhead an all-new design language for the automaker while still incorporating conventional class standards.

This vehicle will showcase a refined cabin and creased bodywork to boot. Under the hood, the discernible driver will find a 6-cylinder engine, 7-gear transmission, capable of producing 335 HP.

The car’s revamped design is augmented with a brand new MMI infotainment system (though some prefer the previous version with the dial controller) and a new V6 mild hybrid powertrain. Overall, the driver can expect a strong performance and a pleasurable cruise in its plush interiors. Just like its predecessor, its on-road behaviour is much the same, offering a mix of sporty handling and comfort.

 

Audi 2019 Q3

Audiences will recognize that the Q3 debuted way back in 2011 and has come a long way since – if the 2019 model is anything to go by. The second-generation Q3 will feature revamped exteriors to mimic the same standards exhibited by the new Audi SUVs and crossovers.

The Q3 comes with some interesting specs – a 2.0-liter engine with 4 cylinders, capable of producing 200 HP. Aside from the U.S. lineup, there will be a more potent RS Q3 allowing overseas buyers to access a whopping 363 HP engine. By and large, the Q3 promises to spruce up the underdeveloped lineup currently seen in U.S. markets. The automaker has promised to release more info closer to the on-sale date.  

 

Audi 2019 R8

When the R8 was initially released in 2006, it quickly made it to every auto lover’s must-watch list. Even as subsequent rollouts occurred over the years, the model still headlines this segment over a decade down the road.

The sports car will witness a few small cosmetic transformations in the new year, mostly to its front and back fascias. Buyers can also expect new and improved interiors, with the stunning Audi Virtual Cockpit infotainment system stealing the spotlight from other in-car sundries.

As far as the engine is concerned, two models will be available: the 533-HP V10 and the 602-HP V10. The internet has been rife with rumors about the 2019 R8 being designed with a twin-turbocharged V6 to pack more heat, but the automaker has largely dispelled these claims.

 

Audi 2019 Q8

With Audi’s extensive 2019 lineup, it’s impossible to cover every single one in this article, however, failing to make a mention of the Q8 is a cardinal sin. The Q8 has quite some overlapping features with Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8.

A quick glance at the Q8 reveals sharp headlights, tail lights, and a sturdy grille. It will be a little shorter than the Q7 but with 3 extra inches on its width. If you expect to see the third-row seating as observed in the Q7, you will be disappointed. The Q8 has conventional seating that only accommodates four or five. With the base engine, you can expect a 2.0 liter, 252 HP, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine.

More information will filter through with the car’s approaching Hong Kong debut this June.

 

Audi 2019 e-tron Quattro

Apart from Audi’s soon-to-be-released Q8 crossover, the Quattro is another new flagship product to hit dealerships in 2019. This compact fully electric car promises solid underpinnings and will borrow its design from the Q8.

The powertrain is the central focus of the Quattro and will feature about three motors with a 95-kilowatt-hour battery pack, capable of producing 429 HP. The electric crossover is estimated to offer the driver 300 miles on just one charge. These numbers are subject to minor speculation and the automaker may choose to pack in even more heat.

 

Any of These Beauties Catch Your Eye?

Audi has an impressive lineup of luxury vehicles in 2019, estimated at an average price point of 50,000 – 70,000 USD.

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Rear-Wheel-Drive and Winter Weather: How to Safely Get Through the Harsh Elements of the Season

The winter weather has already covered some places in Canada and for those who haven’t been visited by slush and snow yet, it is just around the corner. The transition from fall to winter is one of the most critical transitions for your car. There is a lot of preparation required in order to ensure optimal safety in the harshest season. For many, winter means bringing out that economical SUV and storing away that beast of a sports car. For some, however, they prefer to drive their fast ride all-year-round. A lot of sports vehicles are equipt with RWD (Rear-Wheel-Drive). Although RWD boasts incredible performance in the summer, it’s not ideal in winter conditions. Rear wheel drive vehicles are typically cheaper when compared to AWD (all-wheel-drive), FWD (front-wheel-drive), and 4WD (four-wheel-drive) and typically provide the most power. For these reasons, RWD vehicles are still widely considered and purchased across Canada when one is looking for a powerful new vehicle for a good deal.

Most sports and performance vehicles are equipt with rear-wheel-drive. With a RWD vehicle, the power is transferred from the back two wheels, providing substantial power. Whilst they offer speed, performance, and a smooth drive, they are not the ideal drive type in the winter. RWD vehicles tend to fishtail which can lead to spinouts on the road. However, it’s important to keep in mind that RWD vehicles aren’t useless in the harsh winter weather. As a matter of fact, all vehicles were once rear-wheel-drive, prior to the days of high-end, great traction tires. A majority of cabs and law enforcement vehicles still use rear-wheel-drive in today’s day and age. Although not ideal, RWD vehicles can still perform in the winter; they simply require a little more care when facing the brutal winter elements.

 

Winter tires are essential

Winter tires provide significantly more traction than all-season or summer tires and while it’s important to put them on any vehicle, it’s especially important when it comes to a RWD vehicle. Rear-wheel-drive vehicles tend to lose traction quite easily, ergo, having tires with increased traction can help reduce the chances of fishtailing. Typically, winter tires should be put on when temperatures reach 0 and ideally before any snowfall hits. In Canada (with the exception of Quebec), it is not illegal to not have winter tires on your vehicle throughout the season, however, it is highly recommended as a safety precaution.

 

Have extra weight in the back of your vehicle

Fishtailing is the main downfall of RWD vehicles in less than ideal weather and while it cannot always be prevented, it can be minimized. Often times, those who drive their RWD vehicles all year-round find that adding extra weight to the back of their vehicle can minimize the effect of fishtailing. Adding extra weight to the back of your vehicle can help evenly distribute weight throughout the entire car. Cinder blocks and bags of sand are efficient in providing a good amount of weight to distribute throughout your vehicle. Although you may have to sacrifice some trunk space or your back seats for a few months, it really does help when it comes to reducing the effects of the dreaded fishtail.

 

Slow it down

Rear-wheel-drive vehicles are typically known for their performance. Many sports and racing vehicles are equipt with RWD because it offers the most power in correlation to speed and performance when compared to other types of drivetrains. In the warmer months when the roads are free from slush, snow, and ice, RWD exude powerful performance, however, in the winter months, it’s important to slow down. When driving a high-performance sports vehicle, it’s tempting to utilize all its power, however, this can be especially dangerous in the winter. High rates of speed can cause the tires to spin out and if traction is broken, skidding is inevitable. Take your time, ease off the gas, and avoid high rates of speed. No matter what vehicle you drive, taking it slow is essential, especially in winter!

 

Understand your vehicle

You just purchased your new RWD vehicle. You scored a great deal using our dealer invoice reports and you are elated. You cannot wait to get your new vehicle on the road, but before you do, it’s best to fully understand how it works. Before you get in your new RWD vehicle and hit the highway for an hour-long commute in the dead of winter, take your vehicle for a short spin around the block or to an empty parking lot. Provided you are in a controlled area where you cannot hurt yourself or others (i.e., an empty parking lot), practice skidding, accelerating, and braking. Knowing how your vehicle moves in these instances and what to can vastly improve your confidence and safety on the road as the driver of a RWD vehicle. It takes time to fully understand how your new vehicle works, so don’t be discouraged if you aren’t getting the hang of it just yet. Understanding how to maneuver a RWD takes research and practice, but once you get into the swing of things, the differences will start to seem minimal.

 

Although RWD vehicles are not known as “winter-made vehicles”, you can still safely commute in them provided you follow the steps outlined above. Choosing a RWD vehicle and doing so with our dealer invoice report can save you a significant amount of money and come the warmer months, you won’t want to drive anything else!

 

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