$1m Audi show rolls in
MORE than $1 million of Audi’s best have rolled into Cairns for a limited run of test drives.
The six high performance German sports cars, sedans, wagons and SUVs are lined up on Mulgrave Rd outside the dealership.
With combined power of 1560kW and torque of 3110 Newton metres, the Audis are in town until Monday.
Heading the range is the R8 V10 coupe with a price tag of about $380,000.
Others are a $260K Audi RS6 Avant, a $83K RSQ3, a $225K A8 LWB saloon, a $123K A6 Allroad and a $106K A6 saloon.
Audi Centre Cairns managing director Alan Baxter said the roadshow was designed to showcase the latest in hightechnology, high-performance vehicles from Audi.
``The million-dollar vehicle fleet highlights the brand’s high-performance range, demonstrating Audi’s philosophy of progressive performance and technology,’’ he said.
Mr Baxter said the roadshow was an excellent way to highlight the sports credentials of the Audi brand throughout rural and regional Australia.
``This roadshow offers customers in regional areas the opportunity to get closer to the Audi brand,’’ he said.
``Audi is a steadily growing brand in Australia with a range of S and RS models which clearly highlight our credentials at the premium end of the market,’’ he said.
``However, for some of our smaller regional dealerships, there may not be the capacity to display the entire range of these high-performance vehicles, making the Performance Roadshow the ideal way for customers to experience the full suite of the brand’s sportscar range.
Mr Baxter said the dealership team was committed to growing the Audi brand in Cairns and to giving the community opportunities to experience what the brand could offer. ``This Performance Roadshow represents Audi’s growing strength in rural and regional Queensland and we are proud to be a major part of that growth,’’ he said.
``The Roadshow actually spotlights what Audi is doing for customers to deliver such performance with efficiency and a level of driver and passenger satisfaction that is the envy of the industry.
``For anyone interested in the pinnacle of current automotive technology and a look into the future of motoring, this is a great opportunity to get fully immersed in the rewarding Audi experience.’’