Audi is one of the top luxury car makers in the world, known for innovative design, smooth handling and speed. They are known for employing diesel technology, aluminum bodies, Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) and other innovations that are at the forefront of the auto industry.
And because of its insistence on state-of-the-art technology for all of its vehicles, Audi has enjoyed a rapidly expanding U.S. market in recent years. Moreover, Audi has also seen some success on the racetrack and currently holds seven world records!
Audi, which has sold autos in the United states since 1970, says it is now focusing on investing more into the development of luxury electric cars.
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So let’s take a look at some of top-selling Audi models in the U.S. in recent years.
The Audi Q5 SUV made the top-selling Audi list for a reason. It has a sporty and streamlined exterior and a state-of-the-art 3.0l TDI 2967cc engine. It drives like a dream, makes it a favorite of serious car lovers. The adventure-ready overall design makes it great for the outdoors but its sleek, tapered profile makes it perfect for a night on the town. If you want style and technology along with rugged utility you may fall hard for the Q5. Other things to love about this SUV: You can choose from regular and plug-in hybrid powertrains and the chassis delivers a quiet interior and refined ride. There’s also a bounty of tech – including a large infotainment display, optional digital gauge display, and a suite of available driver-assistance features. The plug-in hybrid model sports updated exterior styling and unique 19- or 20-inch wheels – along with a slight horsepower boost to 362-hp. Not only was it the No. 1 car among luxury compact SUVs when it was introduced in 2013, its sales have remained strong since thanks to its smooth handling and seating for five. It also has tri-zone climate controls, and 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats.
This is a compact car first produced by Audi starting 1996. The third generation A3 uses the Volkswagen Group MQB platform. The current model has a more aggressive design in terms of exterior lines and interior tech, making it a sedan for the advanced age. Slightly longer, wider, and taller, the new A3 offers more headroom and boasts a modern style that includes a single-frame grille finished in titanium black. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers 228 hp and can take you from zero to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. That kind of power, combined with all-wheel drive and a host of driver-assistance features, makes the A3 a desirable choice for those who value substance and sex appeal. Inside, a 10.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment is oriented toward the driver along with a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster that can be upgraded to 12.3 inches to house the full Audi Virtual Cockpit software suite – allowing you to display Google Maps so that it covers the entire screen for easy navigation. The A3 lineup has grown over the years and now has A3, A3 Sportback, A3 Saloon, A3 Cabriolet, S3, S3 Sportback, S3 Saloon and S3 Cabriolet.
Not only is the Audi A6 incredibly easy to handle and smooth to drive, it boasts beautifully executed exterior and interior style. The Audi A6 stands out for 2021 with a long list of innovative features, including integrated Google Map satellite imaging, twin digital displays and a camera system that allows you to view the vehicle from just about every angle. You also enjoy a plethora of safety and driver-assistance systems along with standard all-wheel drive – or Quattro – that makes the A6 especially alluring to those who live in colder weather part of the year. A full roster of safety and driver-assistance systems are also on hand. The A6’s two powertrains—a 248-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 335-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6—give you the power you want for in-town and country highways. Both powertrains use hybrid technology and seven-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive are both standard. The V-6 delivers makes for some exciting highway driving, delivering plenty of thrust.
Audi R8 V10
The Audi R8 is a supercar with a mid-mounted V10 engine and design, a mid-engine, two-seater sports car that uses the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system based on Lamborghini Huracan platform. As Audi’s top-tier model, the R8 contains a roaring 602-hp V-10 engine that sits behind its two-seat cabin. This may well be the super car you’ve been seeking in that you can drive it daily no problem and it has all the refinement you’d expect of an Audi. The streamlined interior contains top-notch infotainment functions which you can access through the digital gauge cluster. And it’s super fun to drive.
Now, we can’t conclude our top-selling Audi list without including the Q7. The Audi Q7 is one of the most luxurious SUVs in the market. The Q7 seamlessly blends the sleek exterior and interior design with a smooth-as-butter off-roading experience. The Q7 is both family friendly and high tech and always fun to drive. The 2021 Q7 comes with a roomy three rows of seats and allows you to choose from two turbocharged engines—a 248-hp four-cylinder or a 335-hp V-6—both of which offer an exciting drive whether you’re dropping off at school or hitting the road for a long weekend. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system is standard while sportier models offer an optional four-wheel steering system and an adaptive air suspension to deliver even more agile handling on or off road. Other standard features include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The Premium model’s Convenience package now includes a heated steering wheel and a 360-degree exterior camera system. Prestige models now come with leather-wrapped armrests and center consoles have heated rear seats as standard. You can choose from turbo-four “45” powertrain and the turbocharged V-6 “55” option. Bumping up from the base Premium to the Premium Plus adds a surround sound stereo system, a wireless smartphone charging pad, power-folding exterior mirrors with memory settings, 20-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, and illuminated door sill inlays. You and your passengers will love every mile you travel in this adventurous, exciting-to-drive SUV.