In this last quarter of 2014 (wow, that came around fast, didn’t it?) it might be time once again to consider the purchase of a new car. While today’s head-to-head comparison is for 2014 models, there’s a lot of good information that will apply to the 2015 model year. Are you considering an update of your German vehicle, or perhaps you’re considering getting into your first one?
Either way, don’t forget that Elite Auto Repair is a qualified and certified auto repair shop for all German automobiles. If you enjoy a little more “oomph” (that’s a special technical auto repair term) in your ride, you don’t have to give that up just because you’re ride is more sophisticated, or business-like. In this episode of the “Head 2 Head” show, the host sets out to discover which German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very limited-run Black Series, it’s the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507 horsepower. What more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that’s where the Audi RS5 comes in. The attractive coupe from Quattro GmbH features a 4.2-liter V-8 that puts out 450 hp. Now it’s true that’s less power than the 507 Coupe makes, but the Audi also features All Wheel Drive, a dual-clutch transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which one is best? Watch and find out!
Here’s another industry feature celebrating the opening of our Medium Duty Truck Service And Repair department. Over the years you’ve probably soon footage of some of the testing auto manufacturers use on their vehicles. Much of it is quite interesting, and some of it is downright brutal. Crash testing comes to mind for sure. Vehicles must be tested for all types of extreme conditions, including heat and cold.
Tires are the only part of the vehicle that touches the road, yet consumers hardly pay them any attention, except for when things go wrong. You may have noticed what seems like strange markings or letters on the sides of your tires; but have you ever wondered what they mean? Rather than wait to discover what the symbols and writing on your tires mean, we’re here to divulge the mystery!