We are accepting competitor coupons and offers

AudiCompHere at Audi Denver, a McDonald Family Dealership, we are currently accepting coupons and offers from out competitors. Our certified Audi technicians know Audi’s like the back of their hand, which is when why you bring your Audi to Audi Denver, you aren’t just putting your Audi in good hands but your putting it in the right hands.

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Audi Denver Grand Opening Event!

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Here at Audi Denver, a McDonald Family dealership, we are overjoyed by the success of our grand opening event! The event was a night filled with food, fun, great music and wonderful people. It was the perfect opportunity to showcase our new building to all of our clients and the Littleton community while celebrating the finished product. You may ask why we had a grand opening event two months after our building officially opened. As the President of McDonald Automotive, Michael McDonald said perfectly, the grand opening event was about relationships, relationships with clients, friends, and vendors, and celebrating them._MG_5170_72dpi_9X13

Our main showroom was decorated with beautiful flower arrangements; we had an ice sculpture that was an ode to the Audi brand, the iconic four rings. The food was absolutely delectable. The appetizers looked like something out of a magazine— fusion Sushi using whole gain instead of white rice with fresh assorted fish. In the COP showroom guests enjoyed beautifully carved assorted meats along with various finger foods such as mini stuffed potatoes and stuffed clams._MG_5079_72dpi_9X13

A stage was put into our main showroom for our special musical guest, Colorado’s Big Head Todd. There were also other musical performances such as Trace Bundy, a local musician popular in the community. We were excited to welcome the President of Audi, Scott Keogh to see the new building in person. Mr. Keogh gave a captivating speech, talking about the rich history behind the Audi brand and then went on to speak toward his high hopes for Audi Denver’s future.

The event was truly a fun filled night celebrating the accomplishments of Audi Denver and the McDonald family. We look forward to continuing to serve our Colorado community with the best customer service, the largest Audi inventory, and the family experience we have been known for. A big thank you to everyone who was able to celebrate this special occasion with us!



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Tour de Cure: Join the Team, Save Lives!

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Audi Denver is proud to be an avid supporter of diabetes research and to sponsor as well as participate in events that raise money along with awareness about this cruel disease. Colorado Audi Dealers have been named the Official Vehicle Partner for Tour de Cure Colorado on August 16, 2014; a cycling event with the purpose of raising money and awareness for diabetes research. Join the Team Audi right now! Use promotional code AUDI2014 to waive the $15 registration fee.

Diabetes is a disease where the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into energy. There are two types: Type 1 and Type 2.

Type 1 is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by a total lack of insulin. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. Type 1 diabetes develops most often in young people but can appear in adults.  In most cases of type 1 diabetes, people need to inherit risk factors from both parents.

In many people, the development of type 1 diabetes seems to take many years. In experiments that followed relatives of people with type 1 diabetes, researchers found that most of those who later got diabetes had certain autoantibodies in their blood for years before.(Antibodies are proteins that destroy bacteria or viruses. Autoantibodies are antibodies ‘gone bad,’ which attack the body’s own tissues.)

Type 2 diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by either a lack of insulin or the body’s inability to use insulin efficiently. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can appear in young people. Type 2 diabetes has a stronger link to family history and lineage than type 1, although it too depends on environmental factors. Studies of twins have shown that genetics play a very strong role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle also influences the development of type 2 diabetes. Obesity tends to run in families, and families tend to have similar eating and exercise habits.

According to the American Diabetes foundation, diabetes kills more people a year than breast cancer and AIDs combined. Chris Sandelli, one of our Audi Brand Specialists, says the memories and experiences he gained from participating in last year’s Tour de Cure are still with him to this day and encourages others to become involved with the event even if they aren’t riding. When asked what the most rewarding part about participating Sandelli said, “meeting the Red riders (those riding with diabetes) and then getting to ride along side of them on the Tour. It’s inspiring to say the least, and truly puts into perspective just how fortunate I am.” By joining Team Audi, we are all one step closer to finding a cure for this brutal disease.

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The History of Audi Part I

August Horch was a German engineer and the founding father of the Audi brand. Horch’s career in the automotive industry began once he received a degree in engineering and then went on to become a production manager for Daimler and Benz.

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Between the hands on experience he gained from working as a production manager and his engineering degree Horch went on to start A. Horch & Cie. in 1899. By 1901 Horch & Cie. sold its first car. Horch cars were different than what the larger automotive brands were producing. Horch believed, if it can be made by man, it can be made better by man. The Horch automobile was the first car to have a four-cylinder engine; the company also went on to produce a six-cylinder engine.

Due to financial strain Horch & Cie. became a joint stock company. After a dispute in 1909 with the other shareholders August Horch was forced to step down from the company he had built. Horch went on to start his second automobile company.

Because of a trademark issue he was not however allowed to use his last name. Horch means listen in German, a business colleague’s son who had been studying Latin suggested Horch name his company Audi, the Latin word for listen.

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In 1911 Horch entered an Audi in the International Austrian Alpine Run and it won first place. This encouraged Horch to enter an Audi racing team that had great success, winning the trophy three years in a row; this triumph gave Audi international recognition. This was only the begging of the iconic Audi racing legacy.

The First World War marked the end of the road of August Horch’s involvement in the Audi brand.

In 1928 DKW acquired a 51% stake in Audi; four years later DKW and Audi merged with A. Horch & Cie. and Wanderer. The four companies formed Auto Union AG. The Audi four ring emblem symbolizes the coming together of the four brands. Each brand contained to sell and market vehicles under their own name; they each brought their own unique talents to the Auto Union and filled different market segments.

ringsUnfortunately due to the Second World War production was put to a halt. The Auto Union AG factory was used for military purposes and ultimately suffered great damage. In 1945 the Soviet Union completely dismantled the Auto Union AG factory and removed the company from the Commercial Registry.

…stay tuned to learn how Audi rose above these circumstances to become one of the leading luxury brands in the world.

 

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Audi Denver, The Presenting Sponsor of The 31st Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Car Show

If you’re an exotic car fanatic then boy do we have an event for you! The 31st Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Car Show will display close to 500 of the most rare and exotic cars found on the road today.

The Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Car Show has become a summertime tradition; it’s an event centered on cars, with the purpose of raising money for Ability Connections Colorado’s Children’s program.

Ability Connection for Colorado (formally known as CP of Colorado) was started in 1946 when nine mothers with children who had cerebral palsy along with other disabilities found themselves in the same waiting room, faced with the difficult decision whether to place their children in an institution or not.

68 years later and Ability Connection Colorado offers multiple innovative programs to better the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Hear stories from those whose lives have been changed for the better thanks to Ability Connection Colorado.

Audi Denver, a McDonald Family Dealership, is this year’s presenting sponsor and could not be more proud. Audi Denver believes in the importance of giving back to the community. We are especially excited for the Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Car Show because it is not only an event that will feature some amazing cars but all proceeds go to an important cause.

Join us on Sunday June 8th at Arapahoe Community College.

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Synthetic oil & filter service

Take advantage of McDonald Audi’s monthly March service special coupon! Save up to $50 for synthetic oil and filter service! You’ll want your Audi running in pristine condition for the beautiful weather in the Spring in lovely Colorado!  FreeEngineCheck

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4-Wheel Alignment Special

Audi is the world’s number one selling luxury vehicle, known for giving passengers a superior driving experience.  You are not fully taking advantage of your Audi if you wheel alignment is off. Come to McDonald Audi and save $40 when you get your wheels aligned. Our March service special offers Audi customers a wheel alignment according to factory specs and visual tire and wheel check for $119.95.

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Super Saver Bonus

The more you spend the more you save with McDonald Audi’s March super saver bonus. Come to McDonald Audi for that service you’ve been putting off getting done to your car and save while you do it!

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The Audi TDI clean diesel engine

Who says you have to choose between luxury and fuel efficiency? Audi doesn’t think you have to, that’s why they offer TDI clean diesel engine. That’s right, diesel, no longer a dirty word. Diesel no longer has the connotation of a large truck or horribly unaffordable.

Now diesel can be associated with the green automotive movement. Diesel actually has a 12% lower CO2 emission than regular gasoline. With the Audi TDI clean diesel engine you now have the ability to go more than 640 miles per tank—that’s almost enough fuel to get to Las Vegas from Denver!

This clean technology is not only good for the environment but it is great for your wallet. Take a look at the different Audi models that are currently offered with a clean diesel engine. If you are interested in an Audi of your own, visit Denver’s Audi dealership, McDonald Audi!

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Don’t forget to change your winter tires

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time for you to start thinking about changing your winter tires, Colorado! Winter tires are made to specifically handle the cold weather conditions but are not recommended during the warmer seasons.

You wouldn’t wear snow boots to the beach so why would you expect your car to keep its winter tires on during a hot Colorado summer. They have a distinct tread pattern that is intended to help better equip your car so it can grip the road in snow and ice, to keep you safe. They are also made out of a softer rubber material that is great for conforming to the shape of the road in cold weather but not so great to have in warmer temperatures.

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Summer tires, or sometimes known as “three season” tires are high performance. They have a different compound make up than snow tires. Summer tires are intended for hot and dry conditions. They have a different tread pattern than winter tires to allow the driver to have better control over the road.

By switching your tires form summer to winter you can extend their life expectancy. By having tires that are designed for the specific season you are helping make the road a safer place, by lowering the risk of causing an accident due to sliding or losing control of the road.
Schedule an appointment at Denver’s, McDonald Audi to get your new set of summer tires!

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