Audi Recognizes 35 Dealers With 2008 Magna Society Awards

Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:32pm EDT

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- The program honors the best of the best among all distinguished U.S. Audi

- To earn the award, dealers must meet customer service and business

- Magna Society fits alongside Audi dealer plans to spend $1 billion on

HERNDON, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing superlative customer service
while achieving strong overall business performance was no simple feat as
economic headwinds worsened toward the end of last year. Yet 35 Audi dealers
nationwide excelled on both scores, earning Magna Society awards for 2008.

Audi established the Magna Society to recognize U.S. dealerships that stand
out as the best of the best. To qualify, dealerships can't just meet or exceed
sales targets. They must also demonstrate they are maintaining a solid
financial foundation, merit high customer satisfaction scores and show their
facilities and staffs represent the progressive Audi culture.

"This is far more than a sales contest," said Reinhard Fischer, Director,
Network Management, Audi of America. "It is a broad-based measurement of
dealers leading the way in firmly establishing that the Audi experience is a
superior experience for American luxury car buyers."

The annual Magna Society awards thus mesh with long-range plans established by
Audi and its franchise partners to make Audi facilities more exclusive.
Between 2003 and 2011, Audi dealers have made plans to spend $1 billion on
facilities - a level of investment that has changed little amid the current
economic downturn. Since 2002, the number of exclusive Audi dealerships has
increased a remarkable 70% to 126 out of 270 overall in the U.S.

"Commitment like this from dealers shows the excitement generated by the Audi
brand and the collection of exceptional motor cars Audi has been introducing
in recent years," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "It is
the basis for a very bright future for Audi, its dealer partners and, most of
all, customers."

The 2008 Magna Society award winners listed by state are:
Audi Chandler, Chandler, AZ
Audi Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA
Stevens Creek Audi, San Jose, CA
Bakersfield Audi, Bakersfield, CA
Hoehn Audi, Carlsbad, CA
Keyes Audi, Van Nuys, CA
Pacific Audi, Torrance, CA
Danbury Audi, Danbury, CT
Classic Audi, Orlando, FL
Audi Naples, Naples, FL
Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Team Audi, Merrillville, IN
Carousel Audi Iowa City, Iowa City, IA
Blue Grass Audi, Louisville, KY
Audi Burlington, Burlington, MA
Audi Westwood, Westwood, MA
Bernardi Audi, Natick, MA
Audi of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, MI
Williams Audi, Lansing, MI
Delta Audi, Grand Rapids, MI
Carousel Audi, Minneapolis, MN
Desert Audi, Las Vegas, NV
New Hampshire
Audi of Nashua, Nashua, NH
New York
Burdick Audi, Cicero, NY
Audi Willoughby, Cleveland, OH
Sunnyside Audi, Middleburg Heights, OH
Sunset Audi, Beaverton, OR
Vision Audi, Leesport, PA
Knopf Audi, Allentown, PA
Rhode Island
Inskip Audi, Warwick, RI
South Carolina
Audi Columbia, Columbia, SC
Washington state
University Audi, Seattle, WA
Audi North Shore, Brown Deer, WI
Car City Audi, Eau Claire, WI
Zimbrick Audi, Madison, WI


Audi of America Inc. and its 271 dealers offer a full line of
German-engineered luxury vehicles. The Audi line up is one of the freshest in
the industry with 23 models, including 12 models launched during model years
2008 and 2009. Audi is among the most successful brands globally. In selling
one million vehicles worldwide in 2008, AUDI AG recorded its 13th consecutive
record year for sales and profits. Visit or for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business

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