My New 2010 Audi A4 S-Line Has Arrived

After many months of waiting my new 2010 Audi A4 S-Line has finally arrived and I am LOVING IT! I never believed that I would like this as much, if not more than my beloved ’09 A5 that I sold a few months back in order to get 4 doors (more room, just in case). The lines on this car are amazing as are the S-Line wheels and other styling cues. I stayed with Audi Drive Select even with the high price tag, it is an amazing option to have. My only concern with the new A4 is the 2.0T engine and the lack of HP it produces. I must say that after two days I’m fairly impressed overall with the stock 2.0T engine and tip-tronic transmission. The reason why I am not so concerned is because turbocharged engines such as this can easily be tuned to truly unleash their potential, and I have a few options in mind for turning this A4 into something much more powerful. Here are some “modifications” I plan to do over the next few months:

  • ECU Flash either from Stasis or APR
  • Quad-Tip Exhaust w/ S4 Rear Valance
  • High Flow Cat
  • High Flow Intercooler Pipe
  • High Performance Front Mount Intercooler

Once these upgrades are done I will likely de-badge my A4 (which I really dislike) due to the fact that those labels just won’t do the car justice. I can’t wait to get started! See below for a quick snap I took the day I got the car, more pictures to come soon!

The Drivers Edge @ TWS – Nov 2008

Well, I have submitted my registration and paid up for The Drivers Edge event in Nov at Texas World Speedway. This will be my first time racing on a track in my new Audi — it is going to be awesome!

I’m hoping to get a few tweaks done to my car beforehand though:

  • New Brake Pads, SS Brake Lines, Racing Brake Fluid
  • Stasis Quad Exhaust Kit

I also have to pick up a helmet and maybe some other unnecessary racing gear.

Wish me luck!

My A5 Has Arrived

Well after a ~5 month wait my custom ordered 2009 Audi A5 S-Line has finally arrived. I have to give a huge shout out to Nathan Spencer over at Cavender Audi who helped me through the entire processes and actually moved me into an unexpected allocation which shaved months off my order time (thanks Nathan!). The car is beautiful, everything I thought it would be and more. I’m really glad Audi changed the S-Line seats to Alcantara, the faux suede is awesome. I’m still breaking in the car “somewhat” easily, so I haven’t gotten on it too hard, but for being the 3.2L V6 it has some POWER, especially in DYNAMIC mode via Drive Select — another MUST HAVE if you are picking up an A5/S5. Gas has been great, B&O sound is great, lots of trunk space. I just cannot say enough good things about this car. My only complaint is that I liked the Nav system in my Lexus better, and I believe Audi has a brand new MMI/Nav system coming out later this year that I’m going to miss out on, oh well. I took some shots yesterday after cleaning my car for a few hours, enjoy!

It's Alive!

So I had one of the helpful members at the www.audiworld.com forums which I frequent run my Audi commission number (order number basically) and they confirmed that it now has a VIN, meaning it has been built. This is great news and means that the dates I was given by my dealer are fairly accurate. According to my last update my car should have been loaded on the boat this past week and be on its way across the pond. It is scheduled to arrive in just a few weeks but I cannot wait! It will end up costing me a lot of money, but I think it will be worth it. This may very well be the nicest car I will ever own, although I hope not, I am going to enjoy it while I can.