HERNDON, VA – may 15, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
- Full model line improvements for 2018 Model Year vehicles, building on momentum of 76 consecutive months of record sales
- Sportier interior and exterior design packages offer more personalized options for customers
- Advanced driver assistance systems including Audi side assist, now standard on more Audi models
Audi announced its lineup for the 2018 Model Year, including full line pricing, numerous vehicle packaging enhancements and added standard features.
Continuing its growth strategy, with a focus on producing top-quality vehicles and having offerings in the right segments, along with significant enhancements in technology, design and driver assistance systems than the previous model year, Audi announces its 2018 Model Year lineup. In the 2018 model year vehicles, more features become standard across the lineup, and sportier interior and exterior design packages offer more personalization options for customers.
Highlights of the 2018 Model Year line-up changes are as follows:
2018 A3 Model Line
The 2018 A3 model line continues on its path of offering a strong entry to the Audi premium lineup, now with more standard technologies and driver assistance systems. New for this year, the Audi music interface with two USB ports for data and charging are now standard on all models and trims, as are heated front seats. A3 models at the Premium Plus trim are now standard equipped with Audi side assist and offer the Bang & Olufsen Sound System as part of the Technology package, which also includes MMI® Navigation plus and the Audi Virtual Cockpit. A new S sport package for the S3 combines red brake calipers and Audi magnetic ride into one offering, further underscoring the sporty character of the performance sedan. Also new for 2018, the A3 Sportback e-tron now offers an available 18-inch, multispoke design wheel with all-season tires as part of the Sport package.
2018 Audi A4 Model Line
As one of the brand’s bestselling models, the A4 model line continues to represent the best in every detail with more standard driver assistance systems and new design packages for the 2018 model year. The newly available Black optic plus package includes exterior design components such as 18-inch 10-Y-spoke gloss black wheels with all-season tires, red brake calipers, high-gloss black side sill blades, rear lip spoiler and exterior mirror housings in high gloss black. Also with the Black optic plus package, the interior receives a three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel with S badging, piano black inlays, a leatherette covered center console and door armrests, and contrast red stitching throughout the interior.
Added standard features on the Premium trim include heated front seats and S line exterior design elements. Audi side assist and Audi Pre Sense rear are now standard on the Premium Plus trim. On the Prestige Trim, driver assistance systems including Audi active lane assist, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, traffic sign recognition and high beam assistant are now standard, in addition to standard dual-pane acoustic glass for front side windows and leatherette covered center console and door armrests.
2018 A4 allroad
The A4 allroad, which offers the versatility of a wagon with an Audi level of luxury and refinement, now includes more standard driver assistance systems and technologies for 2018. Audi side assist and pre sense rear are now standard on Premium Plus and Audi active lane assist with adaptive cruise control and stop & go, high beam assistant and traffic sign recognition are all now standard on the Prestige trim. Ventilated front sport seats are now available as part of the warm weather package on the Premium Plus trim.
2018 A6 Model Line
The A6 models receive enhanced standard equipment for the 2018 Model Year. In addition to the 2.0T FWD and 2.0T quattro® variants, new this year, the A6 is now offered with a 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine and quattro® all-wheel drive that delivers 340 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. MMI® Navigation plus and Audi advanced key are now standard equipment on the Premium trim level. Premium plus vehicles now include standard LED headlights and full LED interior lighting and Prestige trims now include top view camera as standard.
Newly available for 2018 on Premium Plus and Prestige trim, the Competition package includes black exterior mirror housings, red brake calipers and 20-inch, 5-double-spoke Titanium matte wheels with summer tires, sport suspension and a quattro sport differential. Interior enhancements as part of the Competition package include brushed aluminum inlays, S sport seats with diamond stitching, three-spoke flat bottom multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles and a black cloth headliner.
2018 Audi A7 Model Line
Similar to the A6 model line, the A7 models offer more standard equipment than ever before. The A7 with 3.0T V6 engine now delivers more horsepower and torque in addition to offering standard full LED ambient interior lighting on Premium Plus trims and standard corner view camera on Prestige trims. The newly available Competition package for A7 models includes black optic exterior elements, S-line bumpers, red brake calipers, sport suspension and a quattro sport differential in addition to sporty interior elements such as brushed aluminum inlays, flat bottom steering wheel and S sport seats with contrast stitching. For the 2018 model year, the S7 receives additional wheel and tire options including standard 20-inch, five-parallel spoke S-design wheels with summer tires, and available 21-inch 10-V-spoke Audi Sport wheels also with summer tires. The RS 7 receives standard 21-inch, five-spoke-blade-design wheels with summer tires in addition to added standard sport exhaust with black finishers.
2018 Audi A8
For the 2018 model year, the esteemed A8 continues its tradition of benchmark luxury offerings with enhanced packages. The A8 L equipped with the 3.0T six-cylinder engine now offers an available Executive package which includes 20-inch, five-spoke-Blade-design wheels with all-season tires and driver assistance systems such as Audi active lane assist, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, head-up display, Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear. The Executive package also includes front seat ventilation with massage function, rear heated seats, a heated four-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles and a panoramic sunroof.
In addition to the 3.0T’s Executive package, 4.0T variants offer the available Executive plus package, adding rear seat comfort features including power lumbar support for rear outboard seats, separate power rear seats and rear seat ventilation with massage function.
Adding an even sportier character to the A8 model line, the Black optic packages are available in both 20-inch and 21-inch wheel sizes, and add black accents to the standard Sport style exterior package of the A8.
2018 Audi Q3 Model Line
For 2018, the compact Audi Q3 crossover now features standard S line exterior design elements including an S line front bumper, doors sills and badging, as well as heated front seats. A new Convenience package, available on the Premium trim, includes Audi advanced key, power tailgate, aluminum satellite inlays and an auto dimming interior mirror with compass. The Premium plus trim now includes standard Audi side assist and full-LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic rear turn signals. The available Sport plus package for Premium Plus now also includes a three-spoke flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles in addition to a Black optic exterior kit, black roof rails and 19-inch, 10-spoke titanium design wheels with all-season tires.
2018 Audi Q7 Model Line
The updated Audi Q7 continues to set a benchmark in the luxury SUV segment offering segment-leading dynamics, driver assistance systems and advanced connectivity. For the 2018 model year, Audi advanced key now comes standard across all trims. Premium Plus models now include standard 3D BOSE Surround Sound system, and on 3.0T Prestige models, power door closers are now standard for increased functionality.
2018 Audi TT and TTS
The 2018 TT and TTS feature updated packages offering customers more refreshed design and technology options. Parking sensors are now standard equipment on the TT Coupe and Roadster. The available technology package now includes a 12 speaker, 680 watt Bang & Olufsen Sound System to deliver an impressive musical experience. Also new for the 2018 model year is an available S line competition package which includes high gloss exterior accents, brushed aluminum door sills and inlays, red brake calipers, S line sport suspension, leather/Alcantara-trimmed S sport seats with S line embossing and a flat-bottom multifunction S line steering wheel.
The 2018 TTS Coupe now offers an exclusive interior package that includes fine Nappa leather-trimmed S embossed front seats with contrast diamond stitching and extended leather trim and controls in three color options – Calendula Yellow, Crimson Red and Cloudy Gray.
2018 Audi R8 Coupe and Spyder
The R8, which shares approximately 50 percent of the same parts, including the V10 engine, with the R8 LMS racecar, now also features new design options in addition to more standard features. New for 2018, all R8 models will come standard equipped with Audi smartphone interface for compatible devices. A newly available Black optic package includes 20-inch, 10-spoke-Y design forged wheels in high gloss Anthracite finish with summer tires, gloss black exhaust tips, Mythos black side blades (V10 models only) and Titanium Black exterior trim. Full LED headlights with Audi laser light are available on V10 models and are standard equipment on the V10 plus.
Additional interior enhancements for the 2018 model year include standard Anthracite high-gloss inlays on V10 models and standard Carbon sigma high-gloss inlays on V10 plus models. Audi Sport badging on the front grille replaces the quattro badge on all R8 models, and Audi Sport puddle lights (visible when driver or passenger door is open) are now standard on all R8 models.
Additional Model Changes
The Audi A5 and Audi Q5 families are all-new for the 2018 model year.
Model Year 2018 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices *Excluding destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.*
|Model||Engine||Transmission||Premium||Premium Plus||Prestige||Single Trim|
|A3 Cabriolet||2.0T||FWD S tronic||$38,350||$41,600||$46,800|
|A3 Cabriolet||2.0T||quattro S tronic||$41,050||$44,300||$49,500|
|A3 Sedan||2.0T||FWD S tronic||$31,950||$35,200||$40,700|
|A3 Sedan||2.0T||quattro S tronic||$34,950||$38,200||$43,700|
|S3 Sedan||2.0T||quattro S tronic||$43,650||$48,950|
|A3 Sportback e-tron||1.4T||FWD S tronic||$39,500||$42,600||$48,100|
|A4 allroad||2.0T||quattro S tronic||$44,500||$47,200||$53,000|
|A4 sedan||2.0T||ultra FWD S tronic||$36,000||$39,200||$45,500|
|A4 Sedan||2.0T||quattro S tronic||$40,500||$43,700||$50,000|
|A4 Sedan||2.0T||quattro manual||$40,500||$43,700||$50,000|
|S4 Sedan||3.0T||quattro Tiptronic||$51,400||$55,800|
|A6 Sedan||2.0T||FWD S tronic||$49,700||$51,900|
|A6 Sedan||2.0T||quattro Tiptronic||$51,900||$54,100|
|A6 Sedan||3.0T||quattro Tiptronic||$56,500||$58,700||$61,400|
|S6 Sedan||4.0T||quattro S tronic||$71,900||$74,400|
|A7 Sedan||3.0T||quattro Tiptronic||$69,700||$72,400|
|S7 Sedan||4.0T||quattro S tronic||$81,200||$83,150|
|RS 7||4.0T||quattro Tiptronic||$113,900|
|RS 7 Performance||4.0T||quattro Tiptronic||$130,700|
|Q3||2.0T||FWD S tronic||$32,900||$35,800|
|R8 Coupe||V10||quattro S tronic||$164,900|
|R8 Coupe||V10 Plus||quattro S tronic||$194,400|
|R8 Spyder||V10||quattro S tronic||$177,100|
|TT Coupe||2.0T||quattro S tronic||$43,950|
|TTS Coupe||2.0T||quattro S tronic||$52,950|
*Destination and delivery charge is not included in MSRPs listed. Destination charges on 2018 MY vehicles are as follows:
R8 model line $1,250
All other models $975
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Audi Navigation plus depends on signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle’s electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes in locating addresses, destination and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest and other road system changes are beyond the control of Audi of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible, therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested Audi navigation plus route. Periodically the mapping is updated and a new DVD will be required in order to maintain the latest navigation information available to us. These will be available for purchase from time to time at additional cost. Consult your dealer or call 1-800-FOR-AUDI for details.
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is available only at participating Audi dealers.
Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. Summer performance tires are designed for optimum performance and handling in warm climates. They are not suitable for cold, snowy, or icy weather conditions. If you drive under those circumstances, you should equip your vehicle with all-season or winter tires, which offer better traction under those conditions. We suggest you use the recommended winter or all-season tire specified for your car or its equivalent. High-performance tires also may have a lower aspect ratio that aids performance and handling; however, in order to avoid tire, rim, or vehicle damage, it is important that the inflation pressure is regularly checked and maintained at optimum levels. Please also remember in making your selection that, while these tires deliver responsive handling, they may ride less comfortably and make more noise than other choices. Finally, these tires may wear more quickly than other choices.
See Owner’s Manual for further details and important warnings about the keyless ignition feature. Do not leave vehicle unattended with the engine running, particularly in enclosed spaces.
Source: Audi of America, Inc.