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Audi of America Announces 2009 Model Change Points and Early 2009 Pricing Release on Existing Models

July 28, 2008

HERNDON, VA – Audi of America, Inc. has announced model-year 2009 change points and anearly 2009 pricing release on existing models due to proactive inventorymanagement and positive sales results.

Pricingand equipment have not yet been announced for upcoming all-new model-year-2009models being launched in the near future, including the A4 sedan and Avant(September 2008), TTS coupe and Roadster (late 2008), Audi Q7 3.0 TDI with50-State clean diesel emissions (Q1/2009), and Audi Q5 (late Q1/2009).



A3 2.0T Front Manual - $26,920

A3 2.0T quattro S tronic - $30,500

A3 2.0T Front S tronic - $28,400

A3 3.2 quattro S tronic - $36,975

  • Exterior and Interior freshening including newwheels.
  • 2.0T S tronic now available with quattroall-wheel drive.
  • New simplified offer structure concept
Standard Equipment Changes
  • Hill-hold assist — now standard on 2.0T manual(already standard on S tronic models)
  • Sirius satellite radio — now standard on all
  • Leather seating surfaces — now standard on all
  • Flexmetallic interior trim — replaces Matteinterior trim on 2.0
  • Leather steering wheel — now standard
  • Aux audio input — standard on all
  • Ashtray / Smoker pkg — deleted on all (replacedwith storage tray)
  • 3.2 only: Standard Bluetooth, Bi-xenon headlampswith LED DRL, and Open Sky
  • 3.2 only: No longer standard Symphony, SportSuspension, Sport Seats
Option Program Changes
  • New offer structure concept
  • Discontinued: iPod adapter (replaced by standardAux-input), Wood trim, Sunshades for rear side windows, Premium Vienna leather
  • New options: Audi magnetic ride, Sport package

A4 Sedan/Avant

All-new2009 A4 sedan/Avant arrives at U.S. Audi dealers in mid-September 2008. Pricingwill be announced at a later date. For more details, visit

A4 Cabriolet


A4 2.0T Front CVT - $40,750

S4 quattro Manual - $57,125

A4 2.0T quattro Tiptronic - $42,850

S4 quattro Tiptronic - $58,325

A4 3.2 quattro Tiptronic - $48,800

Standard Equipment Changes

  • Bluetooth — standard on all
  • Sirius — standard on all
  • S Line Exterior — standard on 2.0T and 3.2,greatly enhanced standard exterior appearance
  • New 17” 9-y-spoke bi-color polished wheel —standard on 2.0T
  • 18” 5-arm wheel (formerly S Line wheel) —standard on 3.2

Option Program Changes

  • Wine Red interior color available for 3.2 withPearlnappa Leather seats
  • S Line Package discontinued, because S Lineexterior is now standard
  • New Sport Package (with summer tires) for 2.0Tand 3.2
  • Audio Package replaced by stand-alone BOSE AudioSystem option
  • Rear Parking Sensors now available on 2.0T
  • 18” 15-spoke wheel (with all-season tires)available for 2.0T and 3.2

A5 / S5


A5 3.2 quattro Manual - $40,300

S5 quattro Manual - $50,900

A5 3.2 quattro Tiptronic - $41,600

S5 quattro Tiptronic - $52,200

Standard Equipment Changes

  • Auxiliaryinput — standard on all A5/S5; ordering Audi Music Interface deletes this
  • ShiftPaddles — no longer standard on 3.2; Now available in S Line package

Option Program Changes

  • PTA Technology Package for A5/S5 now includesAudi side assist
  • S Line Package now contains Leather/Alcantaraseat fabric with embossed S Line logo and silver stitching. (The alcantara isperforated.)
  • Navigation Package now includes Voice ControlSystem
  • Audi Music Interface is now available asstand-alone option on A5 and S5.
  • Adaptive cruise control is now available for A5and S5.
  • New Audi drive select Package available for A5and S5 (includes Audi Drive Select system, adaptive suspension dampers, anddynamic steering system)
  • Aluminum hologram decorative inlays nowavailable as no-cost option for A5. (Replaces standard wood decorative inlays.)



A8 4.2 quattro Tiptronic - $74,050

A8L W12 quattro Tiptronic - $120,100

A8L 4.2 quattro Tiptronic - $77,900

S8 quattro Tiptronic - $96,200

Standard Equipment Changes

Additionalstandard equipment on all A8 and S8 models:

  • Advanced key
  • Audi parking system advanced with rear viewcamera
  • Power trunk opener
  • Rear power sunshade and manual side rear doorsunshades
  • Power door closers
  • Rear vanity mirrors (A8L only)
  • 4 zone climate control (A8L only)
  • The following are now optional:
  • Leather package 1 (center console and doorhandles)
  • Rear heated seats (included in cold weatherpackage)

Optional Equipment Changes

PremiumPackage no longer offered, as these items are now standard.

Sport Package revisions:

  • 19” chrome wheel sport package canceled for MY2009
  • 20” sport package new wheel. 7 double-spokewheel design remains, two tone finish is replaced by a high polished aluminumfinish
New Cold Weather Package:
  • Four spoke heated leather steering wheel withshift paddles
  • Heated rear seats
  • Ski sack with rear seat pass-through
New Technology Package:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Audi side assist
  • Audi lane assist

Audi Q5

All-new2009 Audi Q5 arrives at U.S. Audi dealers in late Q1/2009. Pricing andequipment will be announced at a later date. For more details,

Audi Q7

2009 AudiQ7 3.0 TDI with 50-State clean diesel emissions arrives at U.S. Audi dealers inQ1/2009. Pricing and equipment will be announced at a later date. For moredetails, visit

Equipmentchanges on 3.6 Premium result in lower base price and improved value by nearly$1,000.

Standard Equipment Changes

  • 3.6 model adds Audi Premium Sound System, SIRIUSsatellite radio, Trip computer, and telescoping front sun visors over MY08
  • 3.6 Premium model adds telescoping front sunvisors, while front parking sensors and rearview camera was moved to PremiumPlus model (rear parking sensors remain standard)
  • 4.2 Prestige model adds Audi side assist andvoice recognition, while Audi adaptive light was discontinued
  • 4.2 V-8 receives ULEV rating, and improved fueleconomy (+1MPG)

Optional Equipment Changes

  • MMI Advanced now available on Audi Q7 3.6five-passenger model
  • New 19” wheel available (replaces seven-armdesign)

TT Coupe/Roadster

All-new2009 TTS coupe and Roadster arrives at U.S. Audi dealers in late 2008 calendaryear. Pricing and equipment will be announced at a later date. For moredetails, visit

  • 2.0T S tronic now offers quattro all-wheeldrive.
  • New simplified offer structure concept.

Standard Equipment Changes

  • Aux audio input — now standard
  • Sirius satellite radio — now standard
  • Hill Hold Assist — now standard
  • Multi-function steering wheel — now standard
  • Roadster: Manual top is now standard on 2.0models

Option Program Changes

  • New Chrome 18” wheel available
  • Bi-color 18” 10-spoke wheel now available on 2.0models
  • Meteor Gray pearl effect paint available
  • New black Baseball Optic seat available forCoupe
  • New Magma red nappa leather interior availablefor Roadster
  • Power top is now optional on Roadster 2.0 models
  • With the introduction of Aux input standard,iPod interface options with or without navigation are no longer available
Navigation is available only on Prestige models.



R8 quattro R tronic - $121,500

R8 quattro Manual - $112,500

Standard Equipment Changes

  • 6CD changer — now standard
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone interface — nowstandard
  • Homelink garage door opener — now standard

Option Program Changes

  • Audi Navigation plus is no longer a requiredoption. Now order PND to get navigation.
  • New high-gloss polished version of the standard19” twin-spoke alloy wheel is available.
  • Carbon fiber options are available for R8:Sideblade, interior inlays, engine compartment trim.
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