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Audi Announces 2015 Model Year Vehicles and Pricing

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 --


  • Building on the momentum of 42 consecutive months of record sales, Audi continues with across-the-board improvements for 2015 models
  • More standard features and available options on 2015 Audi model year vehicles
  • Audi recently introduced the newly redesigned 2015 A8 model line, including a more powerful engine and new design elements

Audi today announced its vehicle lineup for the 2015 Model Year, including full line pricing and numerous vehicle additions and enhancements.

Continuing its growth strategy with a focus on balanced performance -- enhancements in technology, innovative design and driving dynamics that improve efficiency and performance, Audi announces numerous additions and enhancements to its 2015 Model Year lineup. In the 2015 model year vehicles, more features become standard across the model line-up and more available options are offered. Technology packages, including Head-up display -- are now standard on more Audi models than ever before. The 2015 Audi Q7 is now sportier with two new exterior options, Sport Styling plus exterior kit and Offroad Style plus package. This 2015 model year line up follows the all-new 2015 Audi A3 Sedan, which was recently launched in April and the rest of the 2015 A3 family that will go on sale late summer. The A3 family sets new standards in the entry premium market, with impressive standard features and an available 4G LTE data connection.

Highlights of the 2015 Model Year line-up changes are as follows:

2015 Audi A4 Model Line
The Audi A4 receives several enhancements for the 2015 Model Year and a number of features are now standard on all Premium models, including S line® exterior, three-zone climate control, xenon plus lighting and LED taillights . The Premium Plus models now offers a Sport plus package as well as a Technology package that bundles MMI® Navigation plus, Audi connect®, parking system plus and Audi side assist. New for 2015, S4 models offer a Black Optic package with new 19-inch 5-V-spoke design Titanium-finished wheels. The S4 Nogaro Blue special edition pays tribute to Audi's great history with pearl effect paint and 19-inch 7-Double-Spoke wheels. Inside, the limited edition model boasts S Sport Seats in black leather seating surfaces, Cobalt Blue Alcantara® inserts, and RS4 Aluminum Race inlays. The complete A4 model line also receives five new exterior color options.

2015 Audi allroad Model Line
For the 2015 model year, improvements have been made to the legendary Audi allroad. Standard features now include power tailgate, three-zone climate control, rear privacy glass, xenon plus lighting and LED taillights, and the MMI navigation plus package is now available on all models as well. For the Premium Plus and Prestige models, the Sport Interior package now includes a black cloth headliner.

2015 Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet Model Line
Similar to the Audi A4 and allroad, the A5 offers three-zone climate control, xenon plus lighting and LED taillights as standard equipment. The MMI Navigation plus is now available in Premium models and the Technology package is available in Premium Plus models. Like the Audi A4, the Sport plus package is also available in the A5 and the S line exterior kit is standard on Premium Plus and Prestige models.

For the RS 5 Coupe and Cabriolet, three new wheel options are available -- including two 20-inch 5-arm-rotor design wheels and a Black Optic plus package wheel. The Black Optic plus package and Red Brake calipers are also available options for the RS 5 models.

2015 Audi A6 Model Line
The 2015 Audi A6 3.0T and TDI® Premium Plus models now offer a Warm Weather package, standard on Prestige, which includes four-zone automatic climate control, manual rear-side window and power rear window sunshades. The S line® exterior kit and technology features such as Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear are now standard on A6 3.0T and TDI clean diesel models. On Prestige models, head-up display, full LED headlights, as well as the Warm Weather package are now standard.

2015 Audi A7 Model Line
The A7 3.0T and TDI models start with Premium Plus and like the A6, now offer Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear as standard features. Additionally, Audi A7 Premium Plus models also offer standard four-zone automatic climate control. Prestige models feature standard an S line exterior package, full LED headlights, and head-up display.

Last fall the A7 model line expanded with the successful track-tested RS 7 model. For 2015, the S7 and RS 7 become more advanced with standard head-up display technology. The RS 7 also offers an available Carbon package with Carbon splitter and diffusor, as well as a Dynamic package which features dynamic steering, DRC® suspension system, red brake calipers at front and rear, and a sport exhaust system with Black outlets.

2015 Audi A8 Model Line
The 2015 A8 model line was redesigned for the new model year with exterior design changes that communicate a more dynamic wider stance. Leading technology helps improve the driving experience with Audi active lane assist, Night vision assistant -- which now offers animal detection that can help alert the driver to deer and other animals that are hard to see in the night -- secondary collision assist, which automatically applies the brakes after an initial collision, and a head-up display for easier viewing of vehicle speed, navigation and adaptive cruise control functions. The A8, equipped with the optional 4.0T V8 engine, has been improved upon for 2015 with horsepower increasing from 420hp to 435 hp. A new electromechanical steering column helps reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. Dynamic steering, available as part of the Sport package, provides variable-ratio steering that increases responsiveness and assist based on speed and steering input.

The updated S8 becomes even sportier with its new exterior design, featuring larger air intakes in the lower bumper and an available new sport exhaust with wide oval quad tailpipes, which allows passengers to audibly experience the 520hp twin-turbo V8. Inside, the newly available Vermont Brown leather appointed interior and carbon twill copper inlays combine the sporty character of the S8 with stunning elegance and craftsmanship.

2015 Audi TT Coupe & Roadster Model Line
New for the 2015 TT model line is the S line carbon package and TTS Competition package. The TT now offers heated front seats and a 5-arm Dynamic design wheel both as standard. The TTS roadster now offers Audi exclusive roll-bar covers in black leather as part of the Black Optic package. 2015 will be the last model year with the current body style for the Audi TT and will be phased out for next year's introduction of the next generation TT.

2015 Audi Q5 Model Line
New for 2015, the successful Q5 model line now offers standard xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and a power tailgate. MMI navigation plus package is now available on Premium models and the Technology package -- featuring MMI navigation plus, Audi connect®, parking system plus, and Audi side assist -- is available on all Q5 Premium Plus and SQ5 Premium Plus models. A new 20-inch 5-V-spoke design Titanium-finished wheel is also available with the High-gloss Black package. New for the 2015 SQ5, introduced last fall, a High gloss Black Package featuring Gloss Black exterior elements and body-color side mirror housings.

2015 Audi Q7 Model Line
The seven-passenger Q7 further improves its offering in the competitive mid-size luxury SUV market with enhancements for the 2015 model year. Audi Q7 models are sportier than ever with a standard full-body paint finish and two new optional packages, the Offroad Style plus package and Sport Style plus package. The Offroad Style package is available on Premium plus models and features Black-optic exterior elements, black roof rails, Offroad style fender flares, bumpers and stainless steel skid plates, as well as 20-inch 5-spoke S line design Titanium-finished wheels and all-season tires. Available on Prestige models, the Sport Style plus package includes black optic exterior elements, Black roof rails, unique front and rear bumpers and fenders, oval exhaust outlets and 21-inch 5-segment-spoke design Gloss Black-finished wheels. The Luxury package enhances the interior with extended leather treatments and a contrast-stitched black Alcantara headliner.

2015 Audi R8 Model Line
Customers responded well to last year's updated 2014 R8 model line and for the 2015 Model Year, the Audi R8 offers new exterior paint color options and available painted red brake calipers, new Quilted Leather package in Silver, and a new diamond-stitched Alcantara headliner. The 2015 R8 V10 S tronic® model will have a new sport exhaust option. The R8 model line will also feature a new Limited Edition performance package that will be communicated at a later date.

Model Year 2015 Suggested Retail Prices & Retail Release Dates*
(Excluding destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges)



                                             Premium
Model                               Premium  Plus     Prestige  Retail Date
A3 Sedan 1.8T FWD S tronic®         $29,900  $32,450  $38,350   April, 2014
A3 Sedan 2.0T quattro® S tronic     $32,900  $35,450  $41,350   April, 2014
A3 Sedan 2.0 TDI FWD S tronic       $32,600  $35,150  $41,050   Summer
S3 Sedan 2.0T quattro S tronic      -        $41,100  $47,000   Summer

A3 Cabriolet 1.8T FWD S tronic      $35,600  $38,150  $44,050   Summer
A3 Cabriolet 2.0T quattro S tronic  $38,600  $41,150  $47,050   Summer

A4 2.0T FWD Multitronic®            $35,500  $37,600  $42,900   Summer
A4 2.0T quattro Manual              $36,400  $38,500  $43,800   Summer
A4 2.0T quattro Tiptronic®          $37,600  $39,700  $45,000   Summer
S4 3.0T quattro Manual              -        $48,400  $54,300   Summer
S4 3.0T quattro S tronic            -        $49,800  $55,700   Summer

allroad 2.0T quattro Tiptronic      $42,400  $44,500  $49,800   Summer

A5 Coupe 2.0T quattro Manual        $40,000  $42,300  $48,400   Summer
A5 Coupe 2.0T quattro Tiptronic     $41,200  $43,500  $49,600   Summer
S5 Coupe 3.0T quattro Manual        -        $52,500  $58,750   Summer
S5 Coupe 3.0T quattro S tronic      -        $53,900  $60,150   Summer

A5 Cabriolet 2.0T quattro Tiptronic $47,600  $49,900  $56,000   Summer
S5 Cabriolet 3.0T quattro S tronic  -        $60,900  $67,150   Summer

A6 2.0T FWD Multitronic             $44,800  $48,350  -         Summer
A6 2.0T quattro Tiptronic           $46,900  $50,450  -         Summer
A6 3.0T quattro Tiptronic           -        $56,300  $60,100   Summer
A6 TDI quattro Tiptronic            -        $58,700  $62,500   Summer
S6 4.0T quattro S tronic            -        -        $75,500   Summer

A7 3.0T quattro Tiptronic           -        $65,900  $69,750   Summer
A7 TDI quattro Tiptronic            -        $68,300  $72,150   Summer
S7 4.0T quattro S tronic            -        -        $82,500   Summer
RS 7 4.0T quattro Tiptronic         -        -        $106,500  Summer

Q3 2.0T FWD Tiptronic               -        $TBD     $TBD**    Summer
Q3 2.0T quattro Tiptronic           -        $TBD     $TBD**    Summer

Q5 2.0T quattro Tiptronic           $38,900  $41,800  -         Summer
Q5 2.0T quattro hybrid Tiptronic    -        -        $51,900   Summer
Q5 3.0T quattro Tiptronic           -        $44,900  $52,400   Summer
Q5 TDI quattro Tiptronic            -        $47,000  $54,500   Summer
SQ5 3.0T quattro Tiptronic          -        $52,700  $60,200   Summer

Q7 3.0T quattro Tiptronic           $47,700  $54,200  -         Summer
Q7 3.0T S line quattro Tiptronic    -        -        $61,400   Summer
Q7 TDI quattro Tiptronic            $52,900  $59,400  $64,900   Summer


Model Year 2015 Suggested Retail Prices & Retail Release Dates Continued



Model                                       Base Price      Retail Date
RS 5 Coupe 4.2 q S tronic®                  $70,900         Summer
RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 q S tronic               $79,200         Summer

A8 3.0T quattro Tiptronic®                  $77,400         May, 2014
A8 L 3.0T quattro Tiptronic                 $81,400         May, 2014
A8 L TDI quattro Tiptronic                  $85,100         May, 2014
A8 4.0T quattro Tiptronic                   $86,400         May, 2014
A8 L 4.0T quattro Tiptronic                 $90,400         May, 2014
A8 L W12 6.3 quattro Tiptronic              $137,900        May, 2014

S8 4.0T quattro Tiptronic                   $114,900        May, 2014

TT Coupe 2.0T quattro S tronic®             $40,350         January, 2014
TTS Coupe 2.0T quattro S tronic             $48,700         January, 2014
TT Roadster 2.0T quattro S tronic           $43,350         January, 2014
TTS Roadster 2.0T quattro S tronic          $51,700         January, 2014

R8 V8 Coupe Manual                          $115,900        Summer
R8 V8 Coupe S tronic                        $124,900        Summer
R8 V10 Coupe Manual                         $153,900        Summer
R8 V10 Coupe S tronic                       $162,900        Summer
R8 V10 plus Coupe Manual                    $173,500        Summer
R8 V10 plus Coupe S tronic                  $182,500        Summer
R8 V8 Spyder Manual                         $129,400        Summer
R8 V8 Spyder S tronic                       $138,400        Summer
R8 V10 Spyder Manual                        $166,100        Summer
R8 V10 Spyder S tronic                      $175,100        Summer


*Destination and delivery charge is not included in MSRPs listed. Destination and delivery charges on 2015 MY vehicles are as follows:



TT model line                               $895
A3 Sedan 1.8T, 2.0T, TDI, S3                $895
A3 Cabriolet                                $925
R8 model line                               $1,250
All other models                            $925


**Pricing for Audi Q3 to be announced at a later date

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. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally in 2013, and broke all-time company sales records for the 4th straight year in the U.S. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

Prices listed are the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices and do not include destination charges, taxes, title, options and dealer charges.

Where stated, fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.

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