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Audi Announces 2014 Model Year Vehicles and Pricing

Jun 13 2013 12:00AM

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Audi momentum continues with multiple new and freshened models for the 2014 Model Year The introduction of the Audi RS 7, SQ5, expansion of the R8 model line, and the addition of four new TDI® clean diesel models highlights a robust choice of new product offerings

Audi today announced its complete lineup for the 2014 Model Year, including full line pricing and numerous vehicle additions and enhancements.

Continuing its growth strategy with a focus on balanced performance solutions -- enhancements in technology, innovative design and driving dynamics that improve efficiency and performance, Audi announces numerous additions and enhancements to its 2014 Model Year lineup. Audi now offers TDI® clean diesel variants of the A6, A7, A8 and Q5, marking the first time Audi features a full lineup of TDI clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. The RS 7, the most powerful RS model ever offered in the U.S., joins the lineup this fall, representing the epitome of aesthetic design, innovative technology and track-tested performance. Also new to the lineup is the high-performance SQ5, the first-ever S variant of any Audi Q model. The R8 model line is now optimized with a new incredibly fast-shifting double-clutch transmission and the all-new R8 V10 plus model.

In addition to new model introductions, highlights of the 2014 Model Year line-up changes are as follows:

2014 Audi A4 Model Line
The Audi A4 receives several enhancements for the 2014 Model Year, including a turbocharged 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine with horsepower increased to 220. The Convenience package -- which includes Bluetooth®, Homelink®, Audi music interface and driver information system -- is standard on the Premium model. It also offers a new attractive S line style package, rear split folding seats in the Cold Weather package, and Audi MMI® Navigation. The Premium Plus and Prestige models feature a standard S line exterior and a new 18-inch 10-spoke exclusive RS-design wheel, giving the A4 a sportier overall appearance. Audi advanced key is offered as part of the Premium Plus package, and Audi drive select is now standard on all S4 models. New for 2014, both A4 and S4 models offer a Black Optic package with new high gloss black exterior trim and 19-inch Titanium Rotor design wheels.

2014 Audi allroad Model Line
For the 2014 model year, improvements have been made to the legendary Audi allroad, which returned to U.S. shores last year after a seven year hiatus. The allroad's 2.0 TFSI engine is increased to 220 horsepower, and the Convenience package is now standard on all models. The allroad is available in two new metallic colors: Cuvée Silver and Dakota Gray. Audi advanced key is now included in the Premium Plus package, and Prestige models will include manual side window sunshades. Audi side assist* will be optionally available as a standalone feature on the Premium Plus model.

2014 Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet Model Line
Similar to the Audi A4 and allroad, the A5 2.0 TFSI also receives a boost in horsepower to 220, as well as the Convenience package as standard equipment. All A5 and S5 Premium Plus packages include Audi advanced key with Audi side assist* available as a standalone option, and the S line exterior will now adorn all A5 Prestige models. The S line competition package, which was introduced late in model year 2013, will continue to be offered on Premium Plus and Prestige A5 coupes. Additionally, the Black Optic package will return as an option on A5 and S5 Coupes, and the 19-inch Titanium Rotor wheel will be available on A5 and S5 Cabriolet models. Audi drive select will be standard on S5 models and included in the optional A5 Sport package.

In Model Year 2014, both the RS 5 Coupe and the newly-added open-air RS 5 Cabriolet continue to represent maximum performance in the A5 model line and feature the unfiltered exhaust note of the high revving 450 horsepower naturally aspirated V8. The Audi advanced key start button features a red ring surround, and Audi side assist is part of the Audi MMI Navigation plus package. The Comfort seat package with ventilated seats is now also available on the RS 5 Coupe, while the Cabriolet offers the Black Optic package.

2014 Audi A6 Model Line
Model Year 2014 brings an expansion of the technologically-advanced A6 model line with the highly efficient 2.0T, 3.0T, high performance S6 and new 3.0 TDI clean diesel model. Resulting in longer range and fewer trips to the fuel pump, the A6 TDI achieves an impressive EPA estimated fuel economy of 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG, while at the same time producing an impressive 240hp and 428lb-ft of torque.

The A6 3.0T and TDI now both start with the Premium Plus trim level, which offers a multitude of technologies including standard Audi Navigation plus with Google Earth™ mapping, Audi connect®, Audi advanced key, Xenon plus headlights, Audi parking system plus and 18-inch wheels. The 2.0T entry-model offers the legendary Audi quattro® all-wheel drive and has a new optional package that includes Xenon plus headlights and an 18" wheel upgrade. A Black Optic exterior package is also available on the A6 3.0T, TDI and S6.

2014 Audi A7 Model Line
The A7 model line expands with the new track-tested RS 7 model as well as a TDI clean diesel variant -- the first five-door clean diesel coupe. The highly-anticipated RS 7 is built with the twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 engine, producing an astounding 560 hp that launches the RS 7 from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. It is the most powerful RS model to date. More information on the RS 7 will become available in the coming months ahead of its on sale date in late Fall 2013.

Like the A6 TDI, the A7 TDI provides a powerful 240hp and 428lb-ft of torque with an outstanding EPA estimated fuel economy 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG. The A7 3.0T and TDI both start with the Premium Plus equipment level, which comes standard with a host of technology features, such as Audi Navigation plus with Google Earth and Audi connect® analogous to the A6.

For 2014, A7 variants are now five-passenger cars, while the S7 and RS 7 are offered exclusively in a four-passenger configuration. An available Black Optic and bicolor package for the A7 and S7 features a black optic grille with high-gloss Singleframe® surround and gloss-black window surround.

2014 Audi A8 Model Line
The A8 L TDI went on sale in April and provides an astounding class-leading fuel economy of 24 city /36 highway /28 combined MPG. Normal wheelbase models in the A8 model line now have the Convenience package standard, including power door closers, Audi advanced key with hands-free power trunk release and Audi parking system with rearview camera. The Premium package option includes Audi side assist, full LED headlights, and 22-way front seats with ventilation and massage. Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear are now standard on S8 and W12 models.

2014 Audi TT Coupe & Roadster Model Line
As was announced when it was first introduced, the top Audi TT performance model, the TT RS -- with its exceptional five-cylinder turbocharged engine and fitted exclusively with a manual gearbox -- will no longer be available for the 2014 Model Year. There is now a single trimline for all TT/TTS models, and the TT will now come standard with S line exterior and all the equipment offered in the 2013 Premium Plus model, plus LED interior lighting and BOSE® Sound System. The TTS now includes heated front seats and Audi adaptive headlights, and both TT and TTS offer an upgraded Navigation package that includes the Audi parking system with rear acoustic sensors and Audi music interface. The S line competition package, now also available on the TT Roadster, will include new Gray-painted brake calipers. TTS models will be available with a new Black Optic package, which includes a new 15-spoke Titanium wheel, Carbon Fiber exterior mirror housings and Phantom Black interior inlays. The TTS bi-color Audi exclusive Fine Nappa packages will be further enhanced with color leather on the flat portion of the steering wheel.

2014 Audi Q5 Model Line
New for 2014, the successful Q5 model line is enhanced with the highly-anticipated, fuel-efficient TDI clean diesel model that achieves an EPA estimated 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined MPG and generates 240 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. The Convenience package will now be standard on the 2.0T models, which are increased to 220 horsepower. Audi advanced key is now included in all Premium Plus and Prestige trim lines, and Premium Plus models will now have Audi side assist* available as a standalone option.

Also brand new to the Q5 model line is the SQ5, the first-ever S variant of any Audi Q model. The supercharged 3.0 TFSI V6 with 354 horsepower and 347 lb-ft. of torque propels the SQ5 from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds. The SQ5 will bear all the signature elements of Audi S models, including S model front and rear bumpers with Platinum Gray grille and diffuser, Aluminum exterior mirror housings and quad exhaust tips. Leather/Alcantara sport seats are standard and Fine Nappa interior and comfort package (Milano leather seats when equipped with comfort seats), is available. The SQ5 will have standard 20-inch wheels and will also offer 21-inch wheels.

2014 Audi Q7 Model Line
The seven-passenger Q7 continues its strength in the competitive mid-size luxury SUV market with enhancements for the 2014 model year. All Q7 models now have Xenon plus headlights standard, while Premium Plus includes Audi advanced key and a power steering column.

The Q7 TDI clean diesel will continue to be offered in 2014, providing excellent efficiency and functionality in the seven-seater SUV segment (EPA estimated 19 city/ 28 highway / 22 combined MPG).

2014 Audi R8 Model Line
For the 2014 Model Year, the Audi R8 -- officially on sale as of April 2013 -- has been further optimized and is now more dynamic than ever. The all-new 550 hp R8 V10 plus coupe with a new seven-speed S tronic transmission sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds and offers improved comfort through smoother gear shifts and greater efficiency. The 2014 R8 features a revised exterior with standard full LED headlights, round dual-outlet exhaust, and high-gloss Singleframe® grille. The interior now features controls in high-gloss black and available diamond-stitched leather seats and inserts.

Model Year 2014 Suggested Retail Prices & Retail Release Dates**

(Excluding destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges)


Premium Model Premium Plus Prestige Retail Date A4 2.0T FWD Multitronic $33,800 $37,300 $42,600 Summer A4 2.0T q Manual $34,700 $38,200 $43,500 Summer A4 2.0T q Tiptronic $35,900 $39,400 $44,700 Summer S4 3.0T q Manual - $48,100 $54,000 Summer S4 3.0T q S tronic - $49,500 $55,400 Summer allroad 2.0T q Tiptronic $40,700 $43,300 $49,200 Summer A5 Coupe 2.0T q Manual $39,000 $42,100 $48,200 Summer A5 Coupe 2.0T q Tiptronic $40,200 $43,300 $49,400 Summer S5 Coupe 3.0T q Manual - $52,000 $58,250 Summer S5 Coupe 3.0T q S tronic - $53,400 $59,650 Summer A5 Cabriolet 2.0T FWD Multitronic $44,500 $47,600 $53,700 Summer A5 Cabriolet 2.0T q Tiptronic $46,600 $49,700 $55,800 Summer S5 Cabriolet 3.0T q S tronic - $60,400 $66,650 Summer A6 2.0T FWD Multitronic $43,100 $47,400 - Summer A6 2.0T q Tiptronic $45,200 $49,500 - Summer A6 3.0T q Tiptronic - $55,100 $57,900 Summer new A6 TDI q Tiptronic - $57,500 $60,300 Summer S6 4.0T q S tronic - - $73,400 Summer A7 3.0T q Tiptronic - $64,500 $67,400 Summer new A7 TDI q Tiptronic - $66,900 $69,800 Summer S7 4.0T q S tronic - - $80,200 Summer RS 7 4.0T q new Tiptronic - - $TBA*** Fall Q5 2.0T q Tiptronic $37,300 $41,200 - Summer Q5 2.0T q hybrid Tiptronic - - $51,300 Summer Q5 3.0T q Tiptronic - $44,400 $51,900 Summer new Q5 TDI q Tiptronic - $46,500 $54,000 Summer new SQ5 3.0T q Tiptronic - $TBA*** $TBA*** Summer Q7 3.0T q Tiptronic $47,700 $53,700 - Summer Q7 3.0T S line q Tiptronic - - $60,900 Summer Q7 TDI q Tiptronic $52,900 $58,900 $64,900 Summer Model Base Price Retail Date RS 5 Coupe 4.2 q S tronic $69,600 Summer RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 q new S tronic $77,900 Summer A8 3.0T q Tiptronic $75,100 Summer A8 L 3.0T q Tiptronic $78,800 Summer new A8 L TDI q Tiptronic $82,500 March 29, 2013 A8 4.0T q Tiptronic $83,900 Summer A8 L 4.0T q Tiptronic $87,600 Summer A8 L W12 6.3 q Tiptronic $135,900 Summer S8 4.0T q Tiptronic $112,500 Summer TT Coupe 2.0T q S tronic $39,900 Summer TTS Coupe 2.0T q S tronic $48,700 Summer TT Roadster 2.0T q S tronic $42,900 Summer TTS Roadster 2.0T q S tronic $51,700 Summer R8 Models: R8 V8 Coupe S tronic $124,000 April 11, 2013 Product R8 V8 Coupe Manual $114,900 April 11, 2013Improvement R8 V10 Coupe S tronic $160,300 April 11, 2013 R8 V10 Coupe Manual $151,200 April 11, 2013 R8 V10 plus Coupe S tronic $179,645 April 11, 2013 R8 V10 plus Coupe Manual $170,545 April 11, 2013 R8 V8 Spyder S tronic $137,500 April 11, 2013 R8 V8 Spyder Manual $128,400 April 11, 2013 R8 V10 Spyder S tronic $173,800 April 11, 2013 R8 V10 Spyder Manual $164,700 April 11, 2013 *Delayed availability **Destination and delivery charge is not included in MSRPs listed. Destination and delivery is $895 on all models except R8. R8 destination and delivery charge is $1,250 ***Pricing for Audi RS 7 and Audi SQ5 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. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2012, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

All prices listed are the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price and exclude transportation, taxes, title, options and dealer charges.

Where stated, fuel economy values are EPA estimates. Mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.



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