Monthly Archives: November 2014

Revel in the power of true distinction. The 2015 Audi exclusive RS 5 Coupe Sport edition.

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When incredible performance numbers are just not enough, the RS 5 Coupe Sport edition helps ensure that there’s never any question about this vehicle’s capability on and off the track. From the Crimson Red Fine Nappa leather door inserts to the RS-embossed sport seats in Black and Crimson Red with Crimson Red contrast stitching to the 20″ 5-V-spoke design wheels, the Audi exclusive RS 5 Coupe Sport edition is the epitome of personalized performance.

rs5Body-color inlays and Crimson Red Fine Nappa leather door inserts. Crimson Red contrast stitching is also featured on the armrests. Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Crimson Red contrast stitching. Black shifter boot with Crimson Red contrast stitching, and body-color inlays on the center console.

“With only 75 vehicles being produced, it is certainly an exclusive automobile that will stand out in any circle,” says Audi Lancaster manager Ray Forster. “It makes its ultimate purpose known in a distinctive way.”

Contact us today about ordering your 2015 Audi exclusive RS 5 Coupe Sport edition!

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For 2015, the Golf was a near-unanimous choice among judges by virtue of its strong performance in six Car of the Year criteria.

“The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is absolutely worthy of this award,” says Autohaus Volkswagen manager MIchael Wanner. “It’s quality, fun car grown-up car that won’t break the bank. That’s why it’s the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year.”

 

The days of manual shifting may be officially over…

In this video from Fifth Gear, a Cayman with a traditional manual transmission gets its doors pretty well blown off by another with a semi-automatic PDK gearbox.

Porsche’s official stats show the manual reaching 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. The PDK version gets there in just 5.1.

“The Porsche PDK, which is short for Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe or Porsche twin-clutch transmission, has two clutches,” says Autohaus Porsche sales manager Ray Forster, “which make for quicker shifts with no interruption in engine power.

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Join us in celebrating the Donetsk Ballet Company of Ukraine’s 22nd annual Nutcracker Ballet 2014 sponsored by Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy, as a prelude to their area holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Director Viktor Yeliohin is a former soloist with the Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine and a Ballet Master, Professor of Choreography and Studio Director with a career spanning more than twenty years. Meet Victor’s student participant dancers in an intimate and exotic setting: our new state of the art Porsche showroom. The evening will include beverages and hors d’oeuvres, a special presentation on behalf of Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center and their inspiring work here in Lancaster County and the opportunity for an extraordinary give. Plus, see the unveiling of the new 2015 Porsche Cayenne.

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center offers premier outpatient physical, occupational and speech-language therapy to children with disabilities, developmental delays and acquired injuries. Their goal-oriented approach maximizes each child’s ability to function as independently as possible within the community. As a nationally recognized pediatric facility, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center provides family-centered education and therapy programs for infants, children and adolescents with disabilities, developmental delays and acquired injuries.

Reception in our showroom, 5:00PM – 8:00PM 

Please RSVP  to nutcracker@autohaus.com

New 2015 Cayenne GTS at LA Auto Show

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Porsche’s new Cayenne SUV is making its debut this month at Autohaus. And just in case the Cayenne S and Turbo aren’t enough for you, another option is to be unveiled at the Nov. 19th LA Auto Show: The Cayenne GTS.

Porsche GTS models generally serve as a middle ground in their lineups. The Cayenne GTS lies between the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo.
GTS trim offers buyers a selection of performance-oriented options that would cost more if ordered separately.

Upgrades include a standard sport exhaust system, a 20mm lower and retuned suspension, Cayenne Turbo brakes, black 20-inch wheels, a newfront bumper and suede elements throughout the interior. It also gets bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, and an engine start-stop system, standard.

Up front, the GTS’s bi-turbo 3.8-liter V6 manages to wring out 434bhp, yielding a 0-62 mph time of 5.2 seconds — 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. That’s a full half second quciker than those of the previous Cayenne GTS, with its 4.0L V8. And the new model better fuel economy, too.

Thanks to a new active suspension management system and a 20mm lower ride height, all that power should be availalbe to GTS drivers.

If the GTS looks to be more Cayenne than you need, there’s always the entry-level model, with a3.6-liter V6 capable of hitting 230 km/h and 0-100kph in 7.6 seconds even without turbochargingand while getting up to 30.7mpg.

And, on the other hand, if you want still more Cayenne than the GTS, there’s still the top-of-the-line Turbo. The turbochargers in its 4.8-liter V8 churn 513bhp, sending it from a standstill to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds and onto a top speed of 278km/h.

“The GTS might just be the perfect blend of performance, efficiency, fun and exclusivity,” says Autohaus Porsche Manager Ray Forster.

The Cayenne line will start at $59,295 for the base model and $96,495 for the GTS, with the Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, and Cayenne S E-Hybrid models positioned between them in the lineup, and the Cayenne Turbo above the GTS.

2015 Yahoo Autos Car of the Year: the Volkswagen GTI

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In independent testing the GTI beat Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Chevy Camaro Z28, Honda Fit, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW i3 electric car.

Previous winners of the award included the 2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. This year Yahoo Autos ran the finalists through the most tests to date, judged by five standards: Performance, efficiency, value, design and engineering.

Competitors included the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Chevy Camaro Z28 and Ford Mustang Ecoboost. Luxury cars included the Alfa Romeo 4C and BMW M235i, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hyundai Genesis, Kia K900, Acura TLX and Maserati Ghibli; affordable cars included Honda Fit, Subaru WRX, Hyundai Sonata and Chrysler 200C. They even tested th Mercedes GLA-Class and the electric BMW i3.

Only one car landed on most lists: the new Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Based on VW’s new MQB chassis, the 2015 GTI is longer, lower and lighter, with more cargo space than the Mazda3 and Audi-level refinement. The VW Performance Pack adds 10 hp, better brakes and new limited-slip differential, the VAQ.

“The VAQ is a set of electric clutches and software controls on the front driveshaft,” says Autohaus VW Manager Michael Wanner, “that diverts power to the wheels that need it most, say, when coming out of a turn to reduce understeer. It’s the only front-wheel-drive car in the world with this technology, which makes the GTI equal to much more powerful cars like the Mustang and BMW M235i. It even beat the Subaru WRX and 707hp Challenger Hellcat outright.”

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Autohaus Construction in final phases

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Autohaus Construction in final phases

If you’ve been following the construction of our new Volkswagen and Audi showrooms, it’s quite apparent that we’re in the end stages of all our hard work.

“All our Volkswagen and Audi customers will be able to enjoy our new state-of-the-art facilities, including separate showrooms, services areas and bodyshops, by the end of the year,” says owner Tom Wanner. “In fact, we expect to have the new service areas open by mid-November. And response to many queries, yes, we will still feature the fabulous Autohaus Collection of vintage cars from our company’s history. They’ve all been carefully stored and are looking forward to showing off in their new home.

“Meanwhile,” adds Porsche-Audi Sales Manager Ray Forster, “we have a special allocation of Audi models, including the World Car of the Year, the A3, and great year-end values on leftover Volkswagens. The factory cash offers and programs are the best of the year. So don’t feel you have to wait for the new showrooms to come in and save – we promise, you can come back again when they’re ready!”