These German Import Autos Will Make You Look Twice
Mar 12, 2017
BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and the list of beloved German autos goes on. As we approach the midpoint of 2017, these automakers are pushing boundaries and turning heads with their innovative and bold designs. Just take a look at these import vehicles that will definitely make you do a double take.
The BMW X1
Crossover SUVs are very trendy right now, and every auto brand wants to get in on the action. Small sedans used to be a brand’s way of entering into the market, but SUVs have taken that role. BMW, for example, has released the X1 as its entry level crossover. The stylish X1 has all of the markings of a BMW experience, from responsive steering and a firm ride to the nearly 7-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth. Of course, the self-parking, automated emergency brake, navigation, and adaptive cruise control are optional features.
If these numbers don’t catch your attention, then nothing will: 605 horses, 190 mph top speed, and a quarter mile time that matches Tesla’s Model S P85D. That’s right, those numbers are all referring to an Audi. The 2017 Audi S8, to be exact. An eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission can hit zero to 60 in a lighting fast 3.3 seconds, which is quicker than both the Mercedes-AMG S63 and the BMW B7 Alpina. The speed of this vehicle truly defies its size and luxury, and is sure to leave you wanting more.
Volkswagen Golf R
Where the Volkswagen Golf lacks in luxury and speed, it makes up in humble affordability and practicality. This five-seater has a large hatch that offers more than enough trunk space when the rear seats are folded flat, and it’s incredibly attractive. Best of all, it’s performance is at the very top of the Volkswagen hierarchy. It feels german, with a dual-clutch and launch control.
Whichever German import auto has caught your eye, Potter’s Precision Imports in St. Petersburg is the place to take it for service and repair. Potter’s specializes specifically in German autos, and the team of Master Certified Technicians will give your German auto the TLC it deserves. Call today at (727) 228-6012 to make your first appointment.