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Boardwalk Porsche Mobile App is Now Available

We’re very happy to let you know that our Boardwalk Porsche Mobile App is now available in the iTunes, Android and Blackberry App Store! Please use the QR Codes, or follow the links below to download the app (note: you don’t need iTunes installed to visit the first link). Please download and rate the app.

Boardwalk Porsche iPhone App – click here!

Boardwalk Porsche Android App – click here!

Some of the things our app can do for you are:

  • Full Vehicle Inventory integration. Browse or search our entire inventory without ever seeing a slow mobile website. Save the ones you like as favorites. Flip your device sideways while looking at a car to see all the images in cover flow mode!
  • Check out the “Postboard” for new messages, coupons and specials straight from us to your device! You can even reply to these messages directly.
  • Keep track of all your own personal vehicles in “My Garage”. Add a photo of your vehicle and track things like: VIN, Year, Make, Model, License Plate, Oil Type, Tire Size, Date Purchased, Price Paid, Initial Mileage, Insurance Co., Policy No., and add all the extra notes you want.
  • Service History is also available for each vehicle in “My Garage”, see pending service appointments, add them to your calendar, and mark them as completed when finished!
  • The “Toolkit” contains super useful tools for you to use every day: Call Roadside Assistance | One-touch Service Scheduling | Find local gas prices | Parking Assistant with GPS locator and meter timer | Flashlight (includes the flash on the iPhone 4!)
  • Our Twitter feed and Facebook wall is parsed right into the app making it super easy to check out what we’re talking about.
  • Twitter and Facebook integration allows you to retweet and post anything to your own Twitter feed or Facebook wall!
  • Manufacturer news helps you keep up-to-date with all the news and happenings in the Audi world!
  • Call and email each department, get directions, view operating hours, get quotes on vehicles, order parts, etc.
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Boardwalk Auto Group’s Hot Summer Nights Car Show to Benefit Camp Sweeney

Boardwalk Auto Group is hosting its fourth Hot Summer Nights Car Show on Saturday, June 23rd from 6 pm – 9 pm under the tents between its Boardwalk Porsche and Boardwalk Audi Showrooms in Plano, TX. All of the proceeds will go to Camp Sweeney located in Gainesville, Texas benefiting children with diabetes.

The Car Show will feature everything from new exotic cars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Maserati to custom hot rods from the 60’s. Awards will be given out for the best cars in each of the following seven classes – Italian, German, American, British, Japanese, Vintage and People’s Choice.

Mooyah burgers, drinks and snow cones will be available for a small donation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get their picture taken with an exotic sports car of their choice. Competitive Camera will be on hand to provide 8 X 10 photos on the spot for anyone making a donation.

The Cover Down Band will be providing live music all night and the event is free and open to anyone interested in seeing or displaying their car and helping out a great organization like Camp Sweeney.

Brian Ongaro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Boardwalk Auto Group said, “Our Hot Summer Nights Car Shows attract great cars, owners and spectators from throughout the Dallas Metroplex. When we have the opportunity to benefit a great organization like Camp Sweeney while sharing our passion for fine automobiles, that makes for an outstanding event.”

About Boardwalk Auto Group

Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Volkswagen. Learn more about Boardwalk Auto Group at http://www.BoardwalkAutoGroup.com.

About Camp Sweeney

After more than 60 years of operation, Camp Sweeney is regarded as one of the largest and most effective diabetes educational facilities in the world. Camp Sweeney offers the only 3-week residential diabetic life skills training program in the United States. Campers learn to recognize and treat the early warning signs of dangerously high and low blood sugar levels. By coaching the skills necessary to maintain tight control of their diabetes, they are equipping this generation to minimize the complications of diabetes in hopes that they will be good candidates once the cure for diabetes is available.

Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was founded in 1947 with the sole purpose of operating a residential camp for children who have diabetes. Camp Sweeney opened in 1950, under the direction of Dr. J. Shirley Sweeney, a Dallas endocrinologist, and has provided a positive turning point in the lives of more than 30,000 children.

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DealerRater® Names Boardwalk Audi 2012 Audi Dealer of the Year for the State of Texas

DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review web site, just announced the winners of the 2012 Dealer of the Year Award Program. Through this award program, 37 manufacturer categories were represented and Boardwalk Audi, located in Plano, Texas was named 2012 Audi Dealer of the Year for the State of Texas.

According to recent studies, 84% of Americans say online evaluations have an influence on their decision to purchase a product/service, and 73% of car shoppers now consult online dealership reviews.

“Consumers are increasingly relying on credible, third-party review sites like DealerRater to research prospective dealerships across multiple geographic areas and vehicle brands so as to find the right car dealer committed to quality customer service,” said Chip Grueter, President of DealerRater. “We congratulate Boardwalk Audi and look forward to their continued success.”

Brian Ongaro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Boardwalk Auto Group said, “We are honored that Boardwalk Audi was named DealerRater 2012 Audi Dealer of the Year for Texas. We embrace the complete unbiased customer feedback and the transparency that DealerRater provides our entire team at Boardwalk Audi. We also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our team members for their unparalleled commitment to excellence, thus making this award a reality.”

The 2012 award winners demonstrated consistently high PowerScore ratings for customer satisfaction, placing them in the top of their class. The PowerScore is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2011 calendar year.

The winners of the 2012 Dealer of the Year Awards were announced at the 2012 NADA & ATD Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada during a press conference on Sunday, February 5, 2012.

About Boardwalk Audi
With its distinctive 42,000 square foot dealership–the largest in the Audi USA dealer portfolio—Boardwalk Audi is committed to interlacing Audi’s unparalleled engineering prowess with exceptional service performance. As a member of Boardwalk Auto Group, Boardwalk Audi cultivates a focus on top-flight performance.

About Boardwalk Auto Group  
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Learn more about Boardwalk Auto Group at http://www.BoardwalkAutoGroup.com.

About DealerRater®
DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features more than 41,000 U.S. and Canadian car dealers, nearly 600,000 user reviews and over 1,000,000 cars for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 8 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals – all for free. Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience. In addition, DealerRater offers qualified car dealers a Certified Dealer Program as a reputation management tool to help them grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the Web. Today, more than 4,200 dealers are members of DealerRater’s Certification Program.

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Boardwalk Volkswagen named DealerRater® 2012 Dealer of the Year Finalist

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 30, 2012

DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review web site, just unveiled the finalists of the 2012 Dealer of the Year Award Program. Through this award program, 37 manufacturer categories were represented and Boardwalk Volkswagen, located in Richardson, Texas was named as a 2012 Dealer of the Year Finalist.

“As dealers across North America anxiously await final results of the 2012 Awards, we congratulate Boardwalk Volkswagen for their demonstrated success in customer satisfaction,” said Chip Grueter, President of DealerRater. “Consumers are increasingly relying on credible, third-party review sites like DealerRater to research prospective dealerships across multiple geographic areas and vehicle brands so as to find the right car dealer committed to quality customer service.”

Brian Ongaro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Boardwalk Auto Group said, “We are honored to be named as a DealerRater 2012 Dealer of the Year Finalist. We feel that DealerRater has become one of the primary information sources for car buying consumers. More than that though, we embrace the complete unbiased customer feedback and the transparency that DealerRater provides our entire team at Boardwalk Volkswagen.”

The winners of the 2012 Dealer of the Year Awards will be announced at the 2012 NADA & ATD Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada during a press conference on Sunday, February 5, 2012.

About Boardwalk Volkswagen
Boardwalk Volkswagen is the top VW sales performer in the State of Texas serving Dallas, Richardson, Lewisville, Garland, Irving, and Plano. Learn more about Boardwalk Volkswagen at http://www.DallasVW.com.

About Boardwalk Auto Group
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Learn more about Boardwalk Auto Group.

About DealerRater®
DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features more than 41,000 U.S. and International car dealers, 550,000 user reviews and over 1,000,000 cars for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 5 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals – all for free. Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience.

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Audi Super Bowl Spot to Highlight Signature LED Technology and 2013 Audi S7

  • For the 5th year in a row, Audi will air a :60 spot in the first quarter
  • Signature LED technology takes center stage in Super Bowl spot
  • LED-themed activations kick off January 29 at the Audi Forum in New York

– Audi revealed details of its highly-anticipated Super Bowl advertisement, slated to run in the first quarter of the big game on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. In the upcoming 60-second spot, the brand’s signature LED headlights will take center stage along with the new 2013 Audi S7 sedan. The story theme remains undisclosed.

“With LED, there’s no mistaking an Audi. Since pioneering the technology nearly ten years ago, LED lights have established the Audi persona have become one of the most recognizable features on the road,” said Scott Keogh, Chief Marketing Officer, Audi of America. “Like our LEDs, this year’s Super Bowl spot will be unmistakably Audi.”

At 5,500 Kelvin, Audi LED headlights are the closest re-creation of daylight available, providing numerous safety benefits, such as helping drivers’ eyes perceive more contrast experience less strain. Traditional lights take 0.2 seconds to engage, while LEDs are immediately activated making driving safer, faster. In addition to safety, LED lights save resources by using 50-percent less power required from the alternator – which in turn reduces the load put on the vehicle’s engine – and can last the lifetime of a vehicle.

Throughout February, enthusiasts can visit Audiusa.com to interact with LED-themed content and learn more about Audi’s signature technology, including its design, safety, efficiency and performance benefits. Beginning on January 29, visitors to the Audi Forum in New York can explore an interactive LED-focused digital experience.

The all-new Audi S7 combines thrilling performance, stunning design, and intelligent efficiency technologies in a package that further enhances Audi’s exciting new A7 five-door coupe. Audi MMI Navigation plus comes standard on the S7, which includes Audi connect™ enabling Google Maps™ and Google Search™ as well as a Wi-Fi® hot spot for up to eight devices. The Audi S7 is fitted with the new 4.0 liter TFSI® with 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

Super Bowl XLVI marks the brand‘s fifth consecutive time as an advertiser in the big game. San Francisco-based Venables Bell & Partners is creating the spot.

In last year’s “Release the Hounds” spot, Audi became the first Super Bowl advertiser in history to tag an ad with a Twitter hashtag. The adventurous spot, featuring the new Audi A8 flagship sedan, was a parody of individuals attempting to escape from the confines of old luxury as portrayed in a luxury prison. The spot also featured a comical cameo by legendary musician Kenny G.

In 2010, Audi’s Super Bowl ad showcased a soundtrack created by rock legends Cheap Trick and featured the A3 TDI “Green Car of the Year” clean diesel vehicle, showing how easy being green can be. The brand’s 2009 spot featured actor Jason Statham in a series of high-speed chase scenes involving luxury competitors, sending the message that luxury is evolving. In 2008, the brand’s first Super Bowl spot delivered a parody of the movie “The Godfather,” signaling that Audi was ready to take on the perceived luxury leaders.

ABOUT AUDI

Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2011, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or http://www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

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Let us count the ways: 10 things to love about the 2012 Beetle

The all-new Volkswagen Beetle is a modern take on the most lovable car the world has ever known. It’s been redesigned from the inside out, and with so many changes, you may have missed a few new features. Fear not, Beetle fans, for we’ve outlined 10 things to love about the 2012 Beetle.

  1. It boasts a more powerful, sporty look. In the words of VW design brand chief Klaus Bischoff, “The Beetle is now characterized by a clean, self-confident and dominant sportiness.” Nice work, Klaus.
  2. It offers two engine options. Choose between the 2.5L gasoline five-cylinder model and the 2.0L TSI turbocharged gasoline engine—you can’t go wrong.
  3. It has several transmission options. The 2.5L models come with a 5-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic. Our acclaimed Direct-Shift Gearbox® 6-speed dual-clutch transmission is an option on the 2.0L TSI turbocharged model, while the 6-speed manual transmission comes standard.
  4. It comes with a Kaeferfach glove box. As a nod to the classic Bug, the new Beetle features a second glove box—the Kaeferfach—just above the main glove box.
  5. You can add Heritage wheels. Available in 17- and 18-inch options, our aptly named Heritage wheels harken back to the classic Beetle.
  6. Four words: Fender Premium audio system. The sound system is optional, but once you experience its nine speakers, 400 watts of power and crystal-clear sound, you’ll realize that it’s a must-have.
  7. An MP3/iPod adapter is standard. Speaking of audio, it’s easy to connect your MP3, iPod or iPhone to the audio system. You’ll never need to clutter your car with CDs again.
  8. You can match the interior trim to the exterior paint job. If you match your socks to your car’s floor mats, you may want to consider this option.
  9. You can add custom graphics. With Second Skin, a partnership between Volkswagen and Original Wraps, you can add graphics and racing stripes that will make your Beetle look like it’s going fast even when it’s standing still.
  10. The Beetle R is coming to America. Speaking of going fast, the Beetle R, a racing-inspired version of the Beetle, is coming soon. Stay tuned to the Beetle Blog for more info.

Tell us: what’s your favorite thing about the 2012 Beetle?

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Boardwalk Volkswagen Has Become the Highest-Rated DealerRater Certified Volkswagen Dealer in Texas

DealerRater, the nation’s premier car dealer review web site, has certified Boardwalk Volkswagen, one of the premier car dealerships in the nation.

Dealerships that qualify for this certification program must be committed to quality customer service and in good standing with DealerRater. Certified Dealers have the opportunity to actively engage DealerRater community members and potential customers. DealerRater visitors can feel confident in knowing that a Certified Dealer is dedicated to providing a high level of customer attention and in the event of a disappointing experience, will work with the reviewer to rectify the situation.

In the past two years, DealerRater has demonstrated record increases in dealer reviews, web traffic and registered users. “Our steady growth points to the increasing significance of third-party online reviews in today’s auto marketplace,” said Chip Grueter, President of DealerRater. “Consumers are increasingly relying on credible, third-party review sites like DealerRater to research prospective dealerships across multiple geographic areas and vehicle brands so as to find the right car dealer committed to quality customer service.”

Brian Ongaro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Boardwalk Auto Group said, “We chose DealerRater because we understand the importance of building trust with online shoppers. We feel that DealerRater has become one of the primary information sources for car buying consumers. More than that though, we embrace the complete unbiased customer feedback and the transparency that DealerRater provides our entire organization.”

About Boardwalk Volkswagen
Boardwalk Volkswagen Richardson is the top VW sales performer in the State of Texas and is ranked in the top ten nationwide. Its stand-alone pre-owned sales facility occupies the top spot nationally in certified pre-owned Volkswagen sales. Such earnings don’t accrue without a fierce commitment to integrity and service performance.

About Boardwalk Auto Group
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Learn more about Boardwalk Auto Group at http://www.BoardwalkAutoGroup.com.

About DealerRater®
DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features more than 41,000 U.S. and International car dealers, 460,000 user reviews and over 1,000,000 cars for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 5 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals – all for free. Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience.

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