The Audi RS6 Avant is a practical family estate car with supercar-rivalling performance.
The Audi RS6 Avant is a large, luxurious estate car that weighs almost two tonnes, yet it accelerates from 0 -60mph a second faster than a Porsche Cayman S. The all-new RS6 Avant also gets two turbos but, in line with the continuing trend for downsizing, it gets a 4.0-litre V8. Peak power is down from its predecessor’s 571bhp to 552bhp but peak torque rises from 479lb ft to 516lb ft.
As with previous RS6 models, the latest version has permanent four-wheel drive as standard. A new (mechanical) centre differential gives a 40/60 front/rear torque split in “normal” driving, but it can send up to 70 per cent to the front wheels or 85 per cent to the rear wheels if necessary.
There’s also a differential that distributes torque [...]
Plug-in hybrids like the BMW i8 are coming. Influential industry figures think they are the only way the motor industry will meet the EU’s proposal of a corporate average of 95g/km CO² emissions by 2020.
Its precursor was the 2009 Vision Efficient Dynamics concept, for which BMW had no production intention. The company’s eco “i Project” was all about the i3 electric supermini, but the orgiastic reception for this futuristically transluscent two-plus-two forced the mastodons of Munich to reconsider.
The body shape was retained, including the most audacious automotive flying buttresses since the Jaguar XJ-S, although the production i8 is a little bit shorter, with cleaned up aerodynamics, working air intakes and legal sill sections, but it’s visibly the same car. The concept’s diesel engine has been dropped, however.
“It was never going to have a diesel,” says Carsten Breitfeld, the i [...]
Mike was pleasant and professional throughout the entire experience especially our phone call, which was extended as I asked a number of questions. His patience with my questions and his forthright honesty generated trust on my part. He offered suggestions but was not in any way pushy or judgmental. Some of the other dealership sales people I have dealt with in the past act as if you might be wasting their time. Mike delivered what he promised and exceeded my expectations by delivering quotes and information in a very timely manner in some cases minutes after the request. He was available for telephone calls when he said he would be and he communicated in advance if he was going to be delayed. Even on a day off or over a weekend he has responded to a couple of e-mails which I didn’t expect until the next workday. At the end, I received a great car and had the sense that I was dealing with a fair and upstanding company. I am telling you all this because I do value service excellence and I think Mike of Dupont Auto Centre most certainly represents extremely well. I can however simply tell you that Mike was great to deal with. Customer service excellence and how the little things like treating a customer with patience and respect, listening intently, responding promptly, being helpful, honest and most of all, following through are huge deal makers for me. It was great to actually find the perfect car that I wanted and did not have to deal with any hassles. Went there test drove the vehicle, dealt with all the documents and drove away with the vehicle that I wanted. This dealership puts the customer first and delivers the car you want without any pushy salesmen. If you want a great car, and don't want to be forced into something you don't want or need, this is the dealership to use. Ask for Mike, he will work with you to get you the right car and post sales service. The best experience I've had at a dealership in nearly 15 years of buying cars. I'll be back for the next one when I'm ready.
I was in the market for an ML350 Blue Tec to replace my ML350 that was in an accident Mike was very attentive and gave
I was in the market for an ML350 Blue Tec to replace my ML350 that was in an accident Mike was very attentive and gave First class service he went over and above to what he promised at delivery I will definitely go back if I am in the market for another used car.
Great dealership. First class service. I dealt with Mike and he was professional and courteous at all times. He definitely smashed the mold of the
Great dealership. First class service. I dealt with Mike and he was professional and courteous at all times. He definitely smashed the mold of the "sleazy-used-car-salesman". I'll leave that title for the sales rep at the BMW dealership. Mike was very knowledgeable about the car and the extended warranty packages he offered. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
We had a great experience at Dupont Auto Centre. Mike Salameh is super knowledgeable, professional and giving excellent costumer service .We felt like we were
We had a great experience at Dupont Auto Centre. Mike Salameh is super knowledgeable, professional and giving excellent costumer service .We felt like we were treated fairly and honestly....just how a customer should feel...We are very happy with our new Mercedes -Benz ML350... Thanks for making our buying/trading experience a real pleasure!!
I bought my BMW 6-series from Dupont Auto Centre in March 2014 and was very pleased with and impressed by the overall experience. Mike Salameh
I bought my BMW 6-series from Dupont Auto Centre in March 2014 and was very pleased with and impressed by the overall experience. Mike Salameh is not only helpful and pleasant to deal with but also knowledgeable about his subject matter, namely cars. This is so often not the case these days that dealing with Mike was a refreshing and trust gaining experience. Combine this with the excellently presented car, the accompanying documentation, the spotlessly clean showroom and the friendly atmosphere and you see why I can heartily recommend the dealership to anyone looking for a premium vehicle.
I purchased my 2012 Volkswagon Touareg Diesel from Dupont Auto Centre in September 2013. I live in Ottawa so most of the communication was done
I purchased my 2012 Volkswagon Touareg Diesel from Dupont Auto Centre in September 2013. I live in Ottawa so most of the communication was done online. Mike was very forthcoming with the information I requested, even contacting the original selling dealer to provide me with service records since new. He also provided a clean Carfax report. He held the vehicle for approximately a week without a deposit until I could go down there to have a look at it. When I did see it, it was exactly as he had described it with absolutely no surprises. I would definitely recommend Dupont Auto Centre and would buy a vehicle there again.
Between very good and good, I think Dupont Auto Sales provides service and quality car selection. I bought my BMW 135i convertible from this location
Between very good and good, I think Dupont Auto Sales provides service and quality car selection. I bought my BMW 135i convertible from this location about two months ago and I am totally pleased with my purchase. I was lucky to buy the car under warranty which has provided me the luxury of taking my car to BMW Mississauga for free oil changes and free service appointments. I urge everyone to do their due diligence before buying any car because although not an investment, it can be a large chunk of change. Furthermore, I thank the staff for their kindness and patience after my meticulous inspection of my vehicle which occurred over several weeks. Thanks again.
Dupont Auto Centre is definitely a place that I am a big fan and would recommend it to everyone that is looking for high end
Dupont Auto Centre is definitely a place that I am a big fan and would recommend it to everyone that is looking for high end used vehicle! Sam who was assisting me is a very professional and intelligent guy who has impressive knowledge when it comes to cars and compare to some places that I had the opportunity to visit prior to my final purchase I think he beats them all. Place is very clean, well organized and with friendly atmosphere. I also would like to say thank you to the pretty receptionist at the front – she didn't have to but was kind enough to help me out with something :) Summary: 10 out f 10 for me!!! Thank you Sam! I love my IS 2500
Thank you SO much Sam and Dupont Auto Centre!!! I have just purchased my car from there and was so very happy and impressed with
Thank you SO much Sam and Dupont Auto Centre!!! I have just purchased my car from there and was so very happy and impressed with the service, friendliness and lengths Sam and his staff will go to ensure customer satisfaction! I would absolutely recommend Dupont Auto Centre to anyone and would definitely return to purchase another car. Thank you so much Sam and Dupont!!! 10 out of 10 for sure!
Great Service and honesty from this dealership compared to other luxury car used dealerships. I was looking for a particular car from various dealerships. This
Great Service and honesty from this dealership compared to other luxury car used dealerships. I was looking for a particular car from various dealerships. This dealership was the first to not ask me for a deposit to start financing. I was financed with in 1 day with this dealership. They are real straight shooters and will be recommending them to anybody who asks.
I purchased my BMW 5 Series from Dupont Auto Centre about a year ago. Extremely Happy with this car! They turned out to be better
I purchased my BMW 5 Series from Dupont Auto Centre about a year ago. Extremely Happy with this car! They turned out to be better priced than their competitors when I was shopping around. Service was top notch, dealt with Mike. He took good care of me and I will definitely be going back there when I need my next car! Thanks again, guys!