AUDI OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES FULL 2019 MODEL YEAR UPDATES


  • Full model line improvements for 2019 model year through increased standard equipment and reduced complexity to offer more value to customers

  • Interior and exterior design updates, additional package and trim options, offer drivers more personalization

  • Advanced driver assistance systems including Audi side assist and park assist, now available on more models

HERNDON, Va., November 8, 2018

Audi of America announced today its lineup for the 2019 model year, including full-line pricing, vehicle packaging updates and added standard and optional equipment.

The 2019 model changes further demonstrate the brand’s growth strategy, with a focus on producing top-quality vehicles and offerings in the right segments, along with significant enhancements in design, technology and driver assistance systems. For the 2019 model year, Audi has worked to add increased value to base models, reduced complexities for dealers and consumers and added more standard features across the lineup.

2019 A3 model line The 2019 A3 model line continues to offer a strong entry to the Audi brand, with more standard technologies and newly available driver assistance. This year, all A3 models at the Premium Plus and Prestige trims will come equipped with standard full LED headlights, LED taillights with dynamic rear turn signals, and Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster. A3 models at the Premium trim are now equipped with standard Audi smartphone interface and new standard 17-inch 5-arm-design wheels with all-season tires. Park assist, a new driver assistance feature that assists the driver with parallel and perpendicular parking by taking control of the steering while the driver accelerates, shifts gears and brakes, is now standard on the A3 and S3 Sedan at the Prestige trim. An updated Convenience package for the A3 Sedan and Cabriolet now includes Audi side assist and the LED interior lighting package, as well as high-gloss aluminum window surrounds for the Sedan. On the A3 Cabriolet, high-gloss aluminum window surrounds are now standard.

S3 models feature standard brushed aluminum illuminated inlays or available Audi Sport® carbon illuminated inlays. A 19-inch 5-arm-wing design anthracite wheel with summer tires is newly available for the S3. An updated Black optic package for the S3 includes new 19” 5-arm rotor design, titanium matte wheels with summer tires, black optic exterior kit and exterior mirror housings in high gloss black.

The 2019 RS 3 features updated packages offering customers more technology and performance options. 19” 5-arm-blade design titanium wheels with summer performance tires are now standard equipped, along with a direct tire pressure monitoring system. Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster is now standard, as is an extended leather package including the leatherette covered door, armrests and kneepads with contrast stitching. A newly standard storage package includes two USB charge ports for the rear seats and a 12V outlet for the trunk. The RS fixed sport suspension is available as a standalone option.

2019 A4 model line As one of the brand’s bestselling models, the A4 model line – including the A4 sedan, A4 allroad and S4 – features more standard technology and updated design and package options for the 2019 model year. Exterior enhancements include new standard S line bumpers front and rear for the A4 sedan, and all A4 family models receive a new rear exhaust system with trapezoidal exhaust pipes. The A4 allroad receives Audi MMI Navigation plus with MMI® touch standard at the Premium Plus trim. Additional tech updates on the A4 sedan and A4 allroad include two USB charge ports for the rear seat passengers and Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster standard for Premium Plus.

Enhanced packages include an updated Sport package available for the A4 sedan, which now includes aluminum ellipse inlays. The available updated Convenience package for all A4 models now includes Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear.

For the first time on the 2019 model year, the S4 is available at the Premium trim level and includes sport suspension, S model exterior elements, 18-inch 5-double-spoke-star design wheels with summer tires and diamond stitched S sport seats with power side bolsters and massage function.

2019 A5 model line Similar to the A3 and A4 model lines, A5 models offer more package, trim and design options, and more available driver assistance systems for the 2019 model year. A Black optic plus package is now available for the A5 Coupe and Sportback which includes a sport suspension, 19” Audi Sport 5-twin-arm design wheels with titanium finish and summer tires, black optic exterior mirror housings, black side sill blades and rear lips spoilers, 3-spoke flat bottom perforated leather steering wheel, piano black inlays and contrast stitching in blue.

New wheel options include standard 18” 5-arm dynamic design wheels with all-season tires for the A5 Sportback and Cabriolet models and newly available 20” Audi Sport 5-arm-rotor design wheels with titanium matte finish and summer performance tires for the S5 Cabriolet or with the Black Optic package for S5 Coupe and S5 Sportback models. The updated Convenience package available for all A5 models now includes Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear. Park assist is also now standard for Prestige trims.

Building on the heritage and success of the first generation, the RS 5 Coupe was all-new in 2018, featuring refined design and powerful performance with everyday usability. Updates for 2019 include the addition of an available Alu optic carbon package and Black optic carbon package, which includes 20” 5-arm-trapazoid forged wheels with bi-color anthracite finish and summer performance tires, carbon exterior side mirror housings, carbon rear lip spoiler, front spoiler and side trim and a high gloss black exterior kit with quattro script. Also new for 2019, Audi virtual cockpit, Audi MMI Navigation plus and MMI touch are standard, and a heated steering wheel is available as a standalone option.

2019 Q5 model line As the bestselling model in 2018, the Q5 continues to set the standard for the luxury SUV segment, with 2019 updates focused on enhanced package and trim options. New for 2019, the Q5 receives standard heated front seats, rear electric child locks, Audi Connect® CARE, alu window surrounds, 7” color infotainment driver display and roof crossbars as standard equipment. New standard features at the Premium Plus trim level include Audi MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch, USB charge ports for rear seat passengers and Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal boost. A newly available black optic package for Q5 drivers features 20” 5-arm-offroad design wheels with titanium matte finish and all-season tires, matte black roof rails and titanium black exterior trim. The Q5 features 25.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up, and 53.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity with rear seats down.

For the first time, the SQ5 is available at the Premium trim level and includes standard equipment such as S-model exterior elements, LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals and heated 8-way power front seats with 4-way power. The available updated Convenience package for all Q5 models now includes Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear. Park assist is now standard for Prestige trims.

2019 Q7 model line The updated Audi Q7 continues to set a benchmark in the luxury SUV segment offering exceptional driving dynamics, advanced driver assistance systems and innovative technology and connectivity. For the 2019 model year, the available 20” wheels now feature all-season-run flat tires on both 2.0T and 3.0T models. New standard features include Audi MMI Navigation plus for Premium trims and Audi virtual cockpit, top view camera with front, rear and side views, LED headlights with LED taillights and dynamic turn signals and Audi phone box with wireless charging and antenna boost for Premium Plus trims. The available updated Convenience package for all Q7 models now includes Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear. Park assist is now included in the available driver assistance package (standard on Q7 3.0T Prestige models).

New wheel options for Q7 3.0T models include available 21” 5-spoke-blade design wheels with all-season tires and 21” 5-spoke-blade-design gloss black wheels with all-season-run flat tires as part of the Titanium-black optic package.

2019 TT model line The TT has further improved its performance credentials for 2019. Updates for the TT and TTS include a standard seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, and for the TT, available S line competition package with Aluminum S line door sills, 3-spoke S line flat bottom steering wheel, available 19” Audi Sport high-gloss anthracite wheels. A newly available Competition package for TTS includes Audi Sport carbon fiber inlays, Fine Nappa leather S sport seats with S embossing, 3-spoke flat bottom steering wheel with Alcantara and 12-hour-marker, newly available 20” Audi Sport high-gloss black wheels, high-gloss black exterior mirrors, high-gloss black rear fixed wing spoiler and red brake calipers. Both TT and TTS receive tech updates including standard Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster, and the TTS now features Virtual cockpit with Sport mode.

Additional changes for the 2019 MY Starting with 2019 MY, rated horsepower will be derived from a single, global kilowatt (kW) metric, confirmed by an SAE horsepower test. All driving and performance characteristics such as fuel economy and 0-60 times remain the same as prior Model Year. MY18 horsepower ratings are unchanged. The horsepower for model year 2019 vehicles are:

A3 Sedan

2.0T

FWD S tronic

184hp

S3 Sedan

2.0T

quattro S tronic

288hp

A4 allroad

2.0T

quattro S tronic

248hp

A4 sedan

2.0T

FWD S tronic

188hp

A4 Sedan

2.0T

quattro S tronic

248hp

S4 Sedan

3.0T

quattro Tiptronic

349hp

A5 Cabriolet

2.0T

quattro S tronic

248hp

S5 Coupe

3.0T

quattro Tiptronic

349hp

A5 Cabriolet

2.0T

quattro S tronic

248hp

S5 Cabriolet

3.0T

quattro Tiptronic

349hp

Q5

2.0T

quattro S tronic

248hp

SQ5

3.0T

quattro Tiptronic

349hp

Q7

2.0T

quattro Tiptronic

248hp

Q7

3.0T

quattro Tiptronic

329hp

TTS Coupe

2.0T

quattro S tronic

288hp

**many thanks to Audi USA for the text and images**

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