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2013 Audi A5 Exterior Paint Code, Engine Code and Transmission Code Location

Need help finding the paint and trim codes on your 2013 Audi A5? We’ve got you covered. We’ve taken pictures of a 2013 A5 to show you where the paint and trim codes are. Also shown is the cars emissions information, engine code and transmission code. Audi makes finding this information relatively easy on their cars once you know where to look for it.

Production Date

First up is the cars production date which can be found on a white sticker on the driver’s side door jam. You can see in the picture below that the sticker has a bar code on it and is just above the door latch. In the upper left-hand corner is the production date. In this case, the cars production date is 0113 or January of 2013.

 

Emissions information

The vehicles emission control information can be found on a sticker on the underside of the hood. This 2013 A5 has its sticker located on the right corner of the hood as shown in the pictures. You can see that for the 2013 model year, this 2013 Audi A5 conforms to both Federal U.S. EPA emissions as well as the 2013 California emissions.


Engine, Transmission, Paint and Trim Codes

VW and Audi cars both use stickers in the trunk to identify what options the car has. This sticker is usually present and intact but can often get ripped off or worn out making it hard to read. It can be found on the side of the spare tire wheel well. Since this sticker is applied after the car is built, its location can vary from car to car. We recommend taking a cell phone picture of the tag to make it easier to read instead of wedging yourself in the trunk.

The identification sticker on this A5 is in great shape and shows a lot of information about the car. The engine code and transmission codes can be clearly seen. In this case the engine code is CPMA and the transmission code is NTA. The paint code of LZ9Y is also on this label with the Interior code of N1F. Below these codes, the label also shows all the 3-character option packages that the car came with.

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2013 Infiniti G37x Exterior Trim and Paint Code Location

Looking for the interior or exterior trim code for your 2013 Infiniti G37? Nissan / Infiniti make their trim and paint codes extremely easy to find. Below are pictures of the tag on a recently salvaged G37x coupe that we parted out. The paint and trim codes can be found on the driver’s door jam on a white tag. The paint code is under “Color” and the Trim code is under “Trim” on the white sticker. This sticker also provides other useful information that may be helpful such as the production date, transmission code, axle code, and engine code. On our car the transmission code is RE7R01A with an axle code of RC33 and the engine code VQ37(VHR).

2013 G37x Trim and Paint Codes

2013 G37x Trim and paint Code location

Old Car Commercials – The NEW 1982 Nissan Sentra

This is the first of many old car commercials we’ll be posting over the upcoming weeks. For whatever reason these old ads are memorizing. Maybe its a sign of the times or a look back into what life once was. Sometimes just thinking about how grainy the TV looked is interesting. Today’s old car ad is for the 1982 Nissan Sentra. This was right in the middle of the name transition from Datsun to Nissan where people would shop the Datsun dealer for the newest Nissan models. 

The Sentra was released in 1982 as a replacement for the Datsun 210 model. The US base price for a base model 1982 Sentra was just $4949 with an EPA mileage rating of 43 mpg! In 1982 this little econo-box got 43 mpg and and estimated 58 mpg on the highway. What gives Nissan? Where are these fuel mileage numbers now? The assumption can be made that increased safety and emissions regulations have made it more difficult to hit these numbers but still. They’ve had 34+ years to figure it out!

While the 1982 Sentra had excellent mileage on paper I don’t think many would spend 58 miles in one of these cars today. There’s no bluetooth, wifi, navigation, bose audio, panoramic sunroof, butt heaters and all the other do-dads people expect in their cars today. Still this early 80’s Nissan Sentra represents a time in Automotive history when one of the great Japanese car brands was reborn. Almost 35 years later and Nissan remains a top brand in the US and even outliving some of the classic American brands. That in itself is something special. 

Watch the 10th Generation Honda Civic Si Prototype reveal

 

Honda has revealed the 10th generation Civic Si prototype to show off the performance direction of the 2017 Si coupe and sedan. Honda has a long history with its Si name plate and hopes to come out swinging with what they claim to be the most powerful Civic Si they’ve ever produced. The Si will be at the 2016 LA Auto show in coupe, sedan and hatchback variations. Even bigger news is that Honda will finally be bringing a Civic Type R to the US. It’s been something import tuners have lusted after for years and Honda is finally making it happen. Details about the new Type R haven’t been fully released but Honda will have a prototype of it on display along side the new Civic Si. 

Powering this new Civic Si will be a high-performance and high-torque 1.5 liter direct injected turbo engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Additionally this Civic will offer a new active damper system, active steering, limited slip differential, and high performance tires. These are all things people have been modding onto Civics for years in the aftermarket. Limited slip differential, turbo, high torque engines, appearance kits; it’s as if Honda finally opened up a Honda Tuning magazine and saw what all the fuss has been about all these years. This car should make for a great base platform for further tuning or an excellent platform for those that wanted all these things in the past but didn’t want to modify their factory cars. Well done Honda, well done. 

The Civic Si will be on dealer lots next year as Honda rolls out all models of the Civic lineup for 2017. The roll out with finish with the Type R Civic later in 2017.

Audi US reveals the all new A5 and S5 Sportback models

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Audi of America has just introduced 2 new models with the 2018 A5 and S5 Sportback models. This is a revitalized hatchback sedan trend started by cars like the Honda Crosstour and BMW X6. Audi enters this game with two new offerings based on its most popular sedan platform. In Audi fashion, both models are essential the same car with the S model offering a beefier engine and a sportier driving dynamic. The new A5 and S5 models will come standard with Quattro all-wheel drive with front a front to rear ratio of 40:60.

The A5 sport back will be powered by a 2.0L Turbo engine mated to a 7 speed dual clutch automatic to create 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Audi estimates this power plant to push the A5 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The S5 will come with a turbo 3.0L V6 the puts out 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Audi estimates a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds for the S5 thanks to a new 8 speed automatic. One thing to note is that the S5 will only come with an automatic while the A5 will still offer a manual transmission option.

Audi is hoping to appeal to the luxury sedan buyer that wants a little more utility. While this segment of car is still very unique and sometimes even a little odd; Audis take on a hatch back sedan looks very attractive. This might just be the best looking 4 door sedan hatchback out there. Buyers can expect to see the A5 and S5 hit dealer lots in spring of 2017 as 2018 models.

Kia adds a Turbo to its 2017 Soul lineup

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The internet is buzzing today with the news of a new Kia Soul model. Ok maybe not buzzing. You might be saying “It’s just a Kia Soul” which is completely reasonable however anytime you add a turbo to something people start to pay attention. The 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim is boasting 201 horsepower from a 1.6L 4 cylinder engine. What’s more is that Kia is claiming slightly better fuel efficiency than its base model engines. Mated to a 7 speed dual clutch transmission the Soul is shaping up to be a very fun and nimble little daily driver.

It will be interesting to see if Kia has made improvements to their 7 speed dual clutch after owner complaints about the similar unit in the Hyundai Tucson. Tucson owners have complained about dead spots in the cars acceleration that have come close to being dangerous. Many state that poor drivability ruins and otherwise excellent vehicle. Hopefully Hyundai and Kia can get that worked out before the new Soul Exclaim gets released.

Aside from performance updates the Exclaim model comes decked out with 18 inch wheels, unique badges, dual chrome exhaust tips, body trim enhancements and some mild interior tweaks. No specific release dates have been announced, but expect it to hit dealers soon as a 2017 model.   

Lexus Drops a hover board on us out of nowhere!

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Lexus just announced that it is currently in the final stages of testing its hover board. This is a real life hover board. This isn’t a joke, we haven’t gone back in time and the DeLorean is still safe and sound in Docs garage. With that out of the way, prepare yourself for a real life LEXUS hover board teaser. This is similar to the Hendo hover board that Tony Hawk rode last year. Both boards use magnetic levitation to create frictionless movement. The Hendo demonstration relied on the surface being metal in order to create levitation. This Lexus teaser shows the board in what appears to be a concrete skate park which leaves us wondering what (if anything) they have up their sleeve. If you are ready to jump all in and shell out whatever it takes for this then you may be disappointed. This is a technology showcase for the company and not a product they intend to sell any time soon. If anything it shows that the idea of a hover board isn’t dead after all these years. Maybe that’s good enough for now…