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The All-New 2018 Audi SQ5 Makes It’s World Debut At NAIAS

With advancements in power, a brand new turbocharged V6 engine and new “sporty” design, the all-new 2018 Audi SQ5 made its global debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The second-generation SQ5 offers a boatload of advanced infotainment options including MMI® touch®, Bang & Olufsen® sound system, standard Audi smartphone interface, Android Auto integration, setting a new industry standard for luxury vehicles.


  • An all-new 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine
  • Produces 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, between a broad 1370 – 4500 rpm range
  • The eight-speed tiptronic® transmission
  • A turbocharged V6 with eight gears


  • A newly developed front and rear suspension
  • A new front five-link suspension with lightweight construction
  • Available with the S Sport package, the all-new sport adaptive air suspension, adds both an all-road and a lift/off-road mode
  • Dynamic steering, which offers a variable steering ratio that adjusts based on vehicle speed


  • A platinum gray Singleframe® grille with aluminum optic double horizontal blade bars
  • A flat, coupe-like roof line coupled with a strong, wave-design shoulder line and pronounced wheel arches which emphasize the standard quattro® all-wheel drive.
  • Aluminum optic exterior side mirrors
  • S model rear roof spoiler
  • Three-dimensional LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals


  • Offers improved space compared to the previous generation
  • Increased cargo capacity with the second row seats folded down
  • A three-spoke multi-function flat-bottom sport steering wheel
  • Sport front seats with available diamond stitching
  • Matte brushed aluminum inlays or available carbon atlas inlays and standard stainless steel door sill inlays with S badging
  • A driver-focused cockpit that includes a small number of controls with expanded functionality


  • MMI® touch® with handwriting-recognition technology
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
  • Standard Audi smartphone interface, which provides Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto integration.
  • Available is the Audi virtual cockpit
  • Available is a full-color head-up display which projects relevant driving information directly in the driver’s field of vision.
  • Standard Audi pre sense® city, an automatic emergency braking system
  • Blind spot monitoring via LED indicators
  • Available is adaptive cruise control with stop & go automatically maintains distance from the vehicle in front, including braking and accelerating.

Related: The all-new 2018 Audi A5 has a new design and enhanced technology

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Business Insider’s 2016 Infotainment System of the Year Goes to Audi!

The Audi MMI/Virtual Cockpit won over the transportation team at business insider, making it a no brainer as the 2016 infotainment System of the year. The ability to stay connected in today’s world is essential with the increasing demand for immediate connectivity. According to Business Insider, “A great infotainment system makes car ownership a pleasure. A poor system makes it a chore. Consumers are far more demanding these days than they were just five years ago. And they’re going to get more demanding, as 24/7 connectedness continues to define their lives.”

“Think of this as built-in intuition.” reports, “The Audi MMI operating system allows you to instinctively manage an array of systems including navigation, entertainment, interior, even ride dynamics on models with Audi drive select. The result is a balance of simplicity, intuitiveness and elegance to enhance your ownership experience.”

Staying connected isn’t the only thing Audi wanted to achieve when designing their Virtual cockpit. They also wanted to provide their driver with the ultimate safety keeping their attention on the road.

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Safety First

According to Business insider, “Of course, not all trends are good ones: Consumer Reports has noted frequent owner complaints about balky infotainment systems; and the issue of distracted driving is of paramount importance.”
“Reliability, ease-of-use, precision (especially when it comes to navigation) and the ability of a system to be operated while driving without endangering anyone were key criteria for our choice — which involved debate and discussion all year long among Senior Correspondent Matt DeBord, Transportation Reporters Ben Zhang and Danielle Muoio, and Senior Transportation Editor Cadie Thompson (Evening News Editor and West Coast car buff Bryan Logan also kicked in his thoughts).”

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The all-new 2018 Audi A5 has a new design and enhanced technology


The second generation of the Audi A5 and S5 models bring reimagined design details and even more impressive technology.

The Audi A5 and S5 models are all-new for 2018, complete with classic design details reimagined for the second generation and a full suite of standard and available driver assistance systems.

Watch below for your first look at the all-new 2018 Audi A5 model line


Get behind the wheel of the all-new 2018 Audi A5 or S5. Contact a Military AutoSource representative today to learn more about your exclusive overseas military benefits.


The Season of Audi Sales Event is going on now at off-base Military AutoSource locations


Going on now through the end of the year, service members can take advantage of exceptional offers on 2016 Audi vehicles in stock.

The Season of Audi Sales Event launched November 1st at Military AutoSource off-base locations and online. With exceptional end of model year offers on 2016 Audi vehicle in stock, your dream Audi is now closer than ever.

Audi models are available in stock with 48-hour delivery in Germany. Customers can also take delivery of stock Audi vehicles in Italy, or in the United States after returning home.

RELATED: Military AutoSource off-base locations promise deliveries within 48 hours

Purchasing an Audi through the Military AutoSource program gives service members access to exclusive benefits. Along with privileged military pricing, customers enjoy a satisfaction guarantee, trade-in assistance, and a lowest price guarantee on all stateside deliveries.

To learn more about the Season of Audi Sales Event, contact a Sales Representative at your local off-base Military AutoSource

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Consumer Reports tested new models to select the best cars of 2016


Consumer Reports tested more than 70 new car models and found the Audi Q7, Lincoln MKX, and Honda Civic to be among the best.

Every year, dozens of new and completely redesigned vehicles are introduced to the automotive marketplace in the United States. Consumer Reports, a nonprofit organization that provides unbiased product testing and ratings, takes these new models and puts them to the test. Every new car is rigorously tested and only the best-of-the-best receive a Consumer Reports top rating.

In 2016, Consumer Reports chose six new models as the best cars of the year. On the list were the Audi Q7, BMW 7 Series, Honda Civic, Kia Optima, Lincoln MKX, and Toyota Prius. Each of these models showed fresh style, excellent functionality, and creative touches.

Audi Q7


The three-row Audi SUV made the list, having proven to Consumer Reports that you really can have it all. They praised the SUV for its athletic handling, powerful engine, and commendable 20 mpg. With an inviting interior, “cushy ride”, and standard safety features, the Audi Q7 is great choice for drivers in the luxury SUV market.

Lincoln MKX


The Lincoln MKX is a midsized SUV based off of the non-luxury Ford Edge. Consumer Reports commends the American car company for creating an SUV that “instills confidence and puts a smile on your face”. In the Lincoln MKX, you can expect a quiet, tranquil ride surrounded by a luxury interior and “supremely” comfortable seats.

Honda Civic


The Honda compact sedan made its way back to the top of the list, overcoming shortcomings from the previous Civic generations. The sedan offers drivers a refined ride and excellent handling. The interior offers passengers a roomy ride and high-quality materials, which Consumer Reports called a “huge improvement” for the model. With a “sufficiently powerful” engine, the Civic gives you 32 mpg and the option for a stronger turbo.

While Consumer Reports sang praise for these six models, not everyone was feeling the love. Among the vehicles named the worst of 2016 were the Smart ForTwo pint-sized city car, and the similarly fuel-efficient Chevrolet Spark designed for city driving.

Shopping for your next vehicle? Speak to a Sales Representative today to learn more about your military pricing and benefits on Audi, Lincoln, Honda, and more!  



‘Wards 10 Best UX’ includes Audi, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz


Wards 10 Best User Experiences evaluates the user-friendliness of a vehicle’s tech and safety systems.

WardsAuto recently announced the winners of their 2016 Wards 10 Best UX competition, and six Military AutoSource manufacturers made the list: Audi, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz.

The User Experience competition is a spin-off of Wards 10 Best Interiors, which judges a vehicle’s interior on a more broad spectrum, looking at aesthetic, ergonomic and design aspects. The 10 Best UX list looks at a vehicle’s touchscreens, navigation systems, infotainment, voice controls and  smartphone connection efficiency.

RELATED: The all-new Audi TTS made the Wards 10 Best Interiors list 

Drew Winter, WardsAuto Senior Content Director, said that judges are “trying to quantify how easy it is overall to interact with a vehicle.” They are checking to see if the controls are easy to understand and work as they are designed to. They also check that driver-assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control and lane warnings, are reliable.

After two months of evaluating 29 all-new or redesigned light vehicles available in the United States, the WardsAuto editors selected their top 10 choices. Among that list are the Audi Q7, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Escape, Honda Ridgeline, Infiniti Q50, and Mercedes E-Class.

Visit to read what made these six vehicles stand out, earning them a spot on the list. To learn about your privileged military pricing on Audi, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz, visit

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The 2017 Audi A4 offers customers manual transmission and standard all-wheel drive

2017 Audi A4

The redesigned Audi A4 will be the only luxury sedan offering a manual transmission with all-wheel drive capability.

Audi USA announced this week that its redesigned 2017 Audi A4 will be available in manual transmission for the first time in recent years. Audi will be the only manufacturer in the luxury sedan segment offering the option of a manual transmission with all-wheel drive capability.

The newly redesigned six speed manual will give the A4 greater performance capabilities. The model’s six-speed manual sprints from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds, improving it 0.7 seconds from the last generation. The transmission nicely complements the performance enhancements generated from the A4’s 2.0 TFSI® engine that gives it 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.

RELATED: Comparing Automatic and Manual Transmission Vehicles 

The 2017 Audi A4 will also be available with a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with front-wheel drive or available quattro® all-wheel drive for customers who prefer to drive an automatic vehicle.

Visit your local off-base Military AutoSource showroom to see the new Audi A4 on display and order with your military benefits for as low as $449 per month*. 

*For qualified customers only. Based on total selling price of $38,979. 3.24% APR financing for 84 months at $449.99 per month, with $5,200 down payment for delivery in Europe. Available only at participating authorized MAS Audi locations. Specific vehicles are subject to availability and may have to be ordered. Subject to credit approval by lender. Rate applies only to Audi model vehicles listed. Not everyone will qualify. See your Military AutoSource location for complete details on this and other finance offers. Vehicle shown is for illustration only, and may contain optional equipment available at additional cost. Program and guarantees are subject to terms and conditions. Offered by Auto Exchange Kaftfahrzeug-Handels GmbH.

Aviano Grand Opening Event: Sept. 16th – 17th


Military AutoSource is hosting a Grand Opening Event September 16th-17th to celebrate the new Aviano showroom.

Military AutoSource recently opened their new showroom in Aviano, featuring Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Honda.

Come join us to celebrate the opening with prize giveaways, food and refreshments, and special offers on select vehicles. Prize giveaways include a flat screen tv, Samsung Tablet, Drone, and more!

The Aviano Grand Opening
Date: Friday, September 16th – Saturday, September 17th
Location: Military AutoSource Off-Base Aviano
Via Pordenone 48D
33081 Aviano (PN)

Speak to your Sales Representative for more details! 

Winners must be present to win. No purchase necessary. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Winner must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older and a member of the U.S. Military or civilian component (DOD or Government Contractor) on active duty. Limit of one prize per person. See complete rules and regulations at the event location. Available on select models. Offered by Auto Exchange Kaftfahrzeug-Handels-GmbH.

Get a free vehicle appraisal at the Fall Trade Event

Fall Trade Event

Get a free vehicle appraisal during the Military AutoSource Fall Trade Event, held from September 15th – 17th at all off-base European locations.

Military AutoSource is offering a secure way for military members to trade in their current vehicles for fair market value while stationed in Europe.  The auto buying program for overseas U.S. military is hosting a trade-assist event offering free vehicle appraisals from local experts. The Fall Trade Event will take place at all off-base Military AutoSource locations in Germany, Italy and Belgium from Thursday, September 15th to Saturday, September 17th.

Knowledgeable local traders will be at the event to give free assessments of each vehicle’s value. Special offers will be presented to guests who choose to trade in their vehicle at the event. Military AutoSource program specialists will be on-hand to educate guests about their available overseas military benefits on Audi, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles.

The first 20 guests to order a vehicle during the Fall Trade Event will be presented with extra offers in addition to their military privileged pricing. Military AutoSource is known for offering service members better prices, more choices, and exclusive safeguards.

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