Audi Q3: Miles ahead of the competition

August 8, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1529 / ATL News, Audi

It was another successful milestone for Audi at their Oxford Road showroom in Kingston with the launch of the 2019 Q3 subcompact sport utility vehicle last Friday, as all their order books sold out.

“We could not have imagined what we got tonight. In its best year we sold three to four Q3s a month. When the new Q3 was coming we ordered 20, thinking we’d have three or four months stock, and then what happened is that all 20 were sold out. We ordered another 10, those 10 are sold out. And we ordered another 10 and that’s the 10 we’re taking deposits for tonight. I’m not sure there are any left, as of this point we might be taking orders for cars that haven’t yet been built,” Damien Kerr, head of business Audi Jamaica, told the Jamaica Observer’s weekly Auto magazine.

As to why the 2019 Audi Q3 became a hot property, Kerr was clear.

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Audi releases all new Q3

July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1332 / ATL News, Audi, New Models

JULY saw the worldwide release of the second generation Audi Q3, and the highly anticipated compact luxury SUV will soon be available local on shores, courtesy of ATL Automotive.

“2019 has been an exciting year for Audi. In January, we welcomed the arrival of the Q8, featuring state-of-the-art technology, and now with this second-generation Q3, which also features much of the same technology. The Q3 has and always will be a core unit of the Q-Range, as it allows persons to experience Audi in all its glory — Vorsprung Durch Technik — and technology at an affordable price starting at only $6,995,000,” said Stephen Hector, sales and marketing director ATL Automotive Group, told the Jamaica Observer’s weekly Auto magazine.

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The Audi A7 Sportback

May 10, 2019 / 0 Comments / 2104 / ATL News, Audi

The Audi A7 Sportback* is the “2019 World Luxury Car.” The A7 Sportback is the second Audi to take home the award after the Audi A8* won it last year. The awards were presented last week at the New York International Auto Show.

The World Car jury, consisting of 86 members from 24 countries, voted to distinguish the Audi A7 Sportback as the best new luxury car on the world market. This is the tenth victory for Audi in one of the World Car categories.

“It is a great honor for Audi to win the ‘World Luxury Car’ award twice in a row,” says Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG Technical Development. “We are very proud of this award because it shows Audi’s ability to develop leading premium cars in various segments.”

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Even Sportier and More Multifaceted: The Audi Q5 TDI Diesel Arrives

February 28, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1630 / ATL News, Audi

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 – By popular demand, Audi Jamaica presents the all new Audi Q5 TDI now with diesel engines.

The SUV, Jamaica’s best-selling premium SUV for 6 out of the last 7 years, combines the sportiness of an Audi saloon with a multifaceted character, a highly flexible interior and now, for the first time ever, a diesel engine. Whether in its connectivity, efficiency or driver assistance systems – the new Audi Q5 TDI, starting from $8.4M, once again sets standards in its segment.

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Audi’s 8th Wonder

January 22, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1556 / ATL News, Audi

Audi Q8: Game Changer

BUSINESS leaders, bankers, government ministers, and Audi aficionados converged at the ATL Automotive’s state-of-art Audi Terminal on Oxford Road, New Kingston, last Saturday, to see the brand’s latest offering: the Audi Q8.

And they were not disappointed.

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Time To Update Your Bucket List – The Audi RS 5 Has Arrived.

June 6, 2018 / 0 Comments / 2458 / ATL News, Audi

In honour of the 20th Anniversary of the Jamaica Observer’s Table Talk Food Awards held on the lawns of Devon House, the team at Audi pulled out all the stops as we reserved our most scrumptious morsel, the Audi RS 5 coupe as our car for the night. As the newest model in the Audi Sport lineup, the all-new 2018 RS 5 coupe took centre stage, when unveiled by Damien Kerr, Head of Business, Audi Jamaica and his Sales Executive, Andre McNaughton. Immediately, as the red wrapper was removed for this elegant white confectionery built on the heritage and success of the first generation, the Audi RS 5 drew the crowd to a standstill with its sensual curves and contours.

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Award winning sweep for Audi

March 16, 2018 / 0 Comments / 2029 / ATL News, Audi

Award winning sweep for Audi


The year may have only just started and Audi is already ahead of the game with 3 major international award wins for the A4, all-new A5 and the flagship, Q7.


“Luxury Car of the Year”: Audi A4 honoured by

The experts at, a leading digital automotive portal, selected the Audi A4 as the “Luxury Car of the Year” at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 10, 2018. They praised the midsize model’s versatility, driving dynamics and spacious interior as well as its superior workmanship and luxurious equipment. The A4 is the embodiment of speed and innovation starting as low as $6,925,000 with its world class infotainment systems and class-leading fuel efficiency. Since the debut of the new Audi A4 in 2016, when this compact luxury sedan won What Car? “World Car of the Year” award, the Audi A4 has won a multiplicity of awards.

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Meet the unparalleled all-new 2018 Q5

September 12, 2017 / 0 Comments / 1720 / ATL News, Audi, New Models

More Beautiful. More spacious. More connected. More efficient. Meet the unparalleled all-new 2018 Q5.


Don’t leave anything to chance. Whether it comes to comfort, style, safety or dynamics, the all-new 2018 Audi Q5 will win you over from the first moment. Starting from $9.95 million.

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New Audi Q7 is “2016 AUTO TEST WINNERS”

July 25, 2016 / 0 Comments / 1570 / ATL News, Audi

The Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro* has won the overall winner title for 2016 from the trade magazine “AUTO TEST”. Along with the sporty SUV, the Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI ultra* drove in a win in the upper midsize cat2016-audi-q7egory as the best value for money.

The new Audi RS Q3

July 12, 2016 / 0 Comments / 2070 / ATL News, Audi, Automakers, New Models, Sales

The new Audi RS Q3*, the dynamic spearhead of the Q3 model series, is now even more distinctive and powerful. Its 2.5 TFSI engine satisfies the Euro 6 standard and produces 250 kW (367 hp) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft) of torque, the latter between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) takes just 4.8 seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Average fuel consumption is 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers (28.0 US mpg), corresponding to 198 g CO2 per kilometer (318.7 g/km). The start stop system and the regulated oil pump contribute to this good value.  4.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph): the Audi RS Q3
The Audi RS Q3* was updated concurrent with the Q3*. The compact performance SUV is now hotter and more dynamic than ever. Its 2.5 liter, five-cylinder engine now produces 250 kW (367 hp) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft) of torque. It also now satisfies the Euro 6 standard. The top model in the series now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). An RS exhaust system with a switchable flap adds even more volume to the unmistakable sound of the five-cylinder engine.

The seven-speed S tronic, which transfers the power to the quattro drivetrain via a new hydraulic multi-plate clutch (5th generation), has also been refined for even faster gear changes. The lower gears are closely spaced for sporty response while the seventh gear is tall to save fuel.

The chassis of the Audi RS Q3 is also impressive. 19-inch wheels are standard; 20-inch wheels are optionally available. Thanks to the wave design, the large brake discs on the front axle are now one kilogram (2.2 lb) lighter. They are gripped by eight-piston calipers. The standard RS sport suspension is also available with optional adaptive dampers. The steering is tuned for sporty driving, and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard.

Numerous design details illustrate the special status of the dynamic top-of-the-line model. On the exterior, the distinctive bumpers are particularly eye-catching. The color black dominates the interior. The sport seats are optionally available in Fine Nappa leather with diamond quilting; red needles sweep across gray dials in the instrument cluster; and the driver information system offers a special RS menu with lap timer and displays for both oil temperature and boost pressure.

The base price in Germany for the generously appointed new top model is 56,600 euros. LED headlights, among other features, are standard. Deliveries of the RS Q3 will begin in the first quarter of 2015.

At a glance

  • 2.5 TFSI with 250 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft): 0 – 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds
  • Seven-speed S tronic with shortened shift times and quattro all-wheel drive standard
  • 19-inch wheels, large brakes and RS sport suspension standard
  • Distinctive interior and exterior design details

Propulsion: 2.5 TFSI, S tronic and quattro all-wheel drive
Audi is bringing the performance philosophy to the compact SUV segment with the RS Q3. Its engine, whose 2,480 cc displacement results from a stroke of 82.5 millimeters (3.2 in) and a bore of 92.8 millimeters (3.7 in), is a modern classic. An international jury of journalists has named the five-cylinder unit International Engine of the Year in its class five years in a row since 2010. With its ample pulling power, free-revving character and inimitable sound, the 2.5 TFSI is guaranteed to cause goose bumps. At higher loads and rpm, a flap in the exhaust system opens to provide an even more voluminous sound.

The five-cylinder turbo’s power flows to a modified seven-speed S tronic. Audi used optimized fine-tuning to further improve the seven-speed S tronic transmission’s shift times. The driver can let the dual-clutch transmission do all the work in modes D and S, or can shift gears himself. Shift paddles on the steering wheel are standard. The lower gears are closely spaced for sporty response while the seventh gear is tall to save fuel. A launch control system manages full-throttle acceleration from a standing start.

The primary component of the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system is an updated multi-plate clutch. The hydraulically actuated and electronically controlled unit is mounted in front of the rear axle. Its electronic controller brings stability, traction and driving enjoyment into perfect harmony.

Ever more powerful performance:

The RS sport suspension plus with damper control
The updated Audi RS Q3 offers impressively dynamic and safe handling. The taut RS sport suspension lowers the body by 20 millimeters (0.8 in) versus the Q3. Audi also offers the RS sport suspension with optional damper control. The adaptive dampers can be set to one of three modes using the standard Audi drive select system. The system also influences the accelerator, steering, S tronic, exhaust flap and the adaptive light (optional).

The Audi RS Q3 comes standard in Germany with 19-inch wheels, with 20-inch wheels available as an option. The front brake discs, which measure 365 millimeters (14.4 in) in diameter, have a weight-saving wave design and are gripped by black eight-piston calipers bearing RS logos. The electronic stabilization control offers a Sport mode and can also be deactivated entirely.

Differentiated: the design
Sharp visual accents demonstrate the potential of the new Audi RS Q3. The Single frame grille – with a matt aluminum-look frame and high-gloss black honeycomb grille – has been redesigned, and a quattro logo adorns the air intake in the front bumper. The aluminum roof rails, long RS roof spoiler, updated LED taillights and xenon headlights, the modified rear bumper and the long, elliptical exhaust tailpipe complete the dynamic look. Four appearance packages, two each in matt aluminum-look and glossy black, provide for further customization. Sepang Blue pearl effect is available as an exclusive exterior color.

The dynamic line is echoed in the car’s interior. The sport seats with embossed RS Q3 logos are covered in a combination of black Alcantara and leather, with Fine Nappa leather and Fine Nappa leather with diamond quilting available as options. High-gloss black, bright red and subtle aluminum applications set additional accents. The inlays come standard in black piano lacquer, and optionally in aluminum or carbon.

The instrument cluster has gray dials with white numbers and red needles; the multifunction steering wheel is flattened at the bottom. The color DIS display shows the boost pressure, oil temperature and a lap timer in a separate RS menu. The Audi RS Q3 also comes standard with the parking system plus, MMI radio, Audi sound system, sport seats and deluxe automatic air conditioning. The base price in Germany for the generously appointed new top model is 56,600 euros. LED headlights, among other features, are standard. Deliveries of the RS Q3 will begin in the first quarter of 2015.


Audi RS Q3: Fuel consumption figures


Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI quattro: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8,6 – 8,4; Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 203 – 198.
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data as well as the efficiency classes are dependent on the choice of wheels and tyres.


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