Audi fans have long known that lavish style and modern comfort don’t have to come at the cost of safety. After all, Audi sedans and SUVs are both safe and secure as well as powerful and technologically advanced, because at the end of the day, a vehicle’s No. 1 job is to keep its passengers safe.
That’s why we’re unsurprised but still quite pleased to announce that two Audi models, the Audi A3 and Audi S3 sedans, recently earned 5-star overall crash safety ratings from the NHSTA! Limited to vehicles that provide the greatest amount of crash protection and rollover safety, 5-star ratings are reserved for models that go above and beyond what’s required by federal law when it comes to occupant safety.
“The Audi A3 and S3 exemplify the best in a long line of Audi vehicles designed to be premium, sporty and above all safe,” said Filip Brabec, director product planning Audi of America, said in a release. “Both vehicles establish a high safety standard with new and innovative features designed to help protect vehicle occupants as well as others on the road.”
The Audi A3 and the S3 both check off that box, boasting advanced technology features that stand out even in the luxury segment. The standard Audi pre sense basic system helps detect when drivers make emergency maneuvers, and prepares the vehicle and its occupant-restraint systems in advance of a collision.
The A3 is also the only vehicle to offer secondary collision brake assist, a system that locks the brakes after a collision to present further damage, as a standard feature. Earlier this year, the A3 was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with Audi pre sense front, which includes Audi adaptive cruise control and Audi active lane assist.
If you want to ensure that you stay safe on the road in a vehicle that can also let you stand, test-drive an Audi A3 or S3 at our Audi dealership in Nashua today!
At our BMW dealership in Peabody, we’re used to the BMW i3 garnering plenty of attention. After all, BMW has already sold more than 12,000 models since November 2013, and the i3 has already earned accolades such as the Golden Steering Wheel 2013 award and the World Green Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the BMW i3 added another award to its trophy case, as it won the Green Car of the Year Award 2015 from the Green Car Journal! Based on the i3′s zero emissions at the point of use, its lightweight design and the high percentage of sustainably produced materials used in its manufacturing, the Green Car of the Year Award is a further tribute to the i3′s impressive innovations.
According to a BMW release, the BMW i3 is already the third best-selling all-electric automobile on the market today. Renowned for its 125 kW/170-horsepower electric motor and its responsive acceleration, the i3 is the ideal vehicle for urban drivers looking to minimize the energy needed to complete their daily commutes. With a futuristic look and impressive performance for an electric vehicle, the i3 is changing the way people view vehicles that don’t rely on gasoline to power their daily drives.
Test-drive a new BMW i3 at BMW of Peabody today, and make a positive impact on the environment while flaunting a ride that’s at the forefront of next-generation automotive technology.
Back in July, we first wrote about the exciting new MINI Hardtop 4 Door slated to hit U.S. dealerships early in 2015. With seating for five, impressive cargo space and a forward-looking design, the Hardtop 4 Door excited MINI fans around the globe, and it certainly got us talking at our MINI dealership in Peabody, MA.
Now, MINI is giving North American drivers a first glimpse of the MINI Hardtop 4 Door, revealing its revolutionary vehicle yesterday at the Los Angeles International Auto Show! It was presented alongside a classic MINI and the MINI Superleggera Vision roadster concept, and the stunning three-car display stole many headlines at what is one of the world’s biggest automotive showcases.
Despite its added size, the MINI Hardtop 4 Door looks, drives and feels like a regular MINI model. Built on the shared front wheel drive global architecture with the BMW Group and powered by the same three- and four-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology engines found in the MINI Hardtop 2 Door model, this MINI is built to move nimbly, and retains MINI’s signature “go-kart handling.”
“[The MINI Hardtop 4 Door] will appeal to people who want the added flexibility and convenience of four doors and five seats while enjoying the smaller footprint of a premium small car,” Patrick McKenna, head of MINI product planning and events, MINI USA, said in a release.
Also on display at the LA Auto Show is the MINI Superleggera Vision, which combines the traditional “classic coachwork construction” of the Touring Superleggera with MINI’s British style. On display in the U.S. for the first time, the MINI Superleggera Vision is set to serve as “a visual centerpiece of the potential future of the brand.”
To see more of the MINI Hardtop 4 Door and the MINI Superleggerra Vision, check out MINI’s gallery here!