Audi has announced the new 2012 model changes across their popular line-up.
Effective from May 30, a new range of exterior paint colours, transmission options and personalised extras will be available across the entire Audi range. Audi has also made some significant improvements to their engine range, offering more power and lower CO2 emissions on selected models. Check out what’s new for 2012…
Audi’s newest supermini is more efficient than ever in 2012, boasting reduced CO2 emissions of just 99g/km on the 1.6 TDI engines. The new A1 gets a range of new paint colours including a metallic Glacier White and a new LED light for the rear licence plate. Audi A1 fans will also be pleased to hear that a new range of optional extras are also available from May including a new mobile telephone preparation system with online services.
The Audi A3 3-door, Sportback & Cabriolet all benefit from three striking new metallic colours (Glacier White, Estoril Blue & Panther Black), along with a new silk beige interior with Vienna leather. The Audi A3 Cabriolet is also available with a beige coloured hood for those who really want to make an impact. It’s not all good news however. From May the space saver spare wheel (which is currently offered as standard) will be replaced with a Tyre Mobility System - and it’s not even possible to order the space saver wheel as a factory fitted option. Boo!
The Audi A4 boasts three striking new colours for Summer with metallic Monsoon Grey and Moonlight Blue available across the A4, S4 and Allroad editions. The Allroad also gets Audi's new Glacier White metallic as an option, all priced at £615 RRP.
If you’re a fan of the A5, you’ll be pleased to hear Audi haven’t tinkered too much with the popular model. All Audi A5 models will remain MY11 until later in the year however there are some changes to colour availability including three new metallic paints; Monsoon Grey, Moonlight Blue and Glacier White which will replace some older colours such as Meteor Grey and Sprint Blue.
The Audi A6 Saloon gets the biggest amount of changes for 2012 with a range of new paint, transmission and engine options. From May, the A6 2.0 TDI engine will be available with multitronic gearbox and the A6 3.0 TDI & 3.0 TDI Quatrro engine will see a reduction in CO2 emissions. A range of new comfort options are also available including new Oakwood Beaufort Inlay (RRP £700), Audi Exclusive Aluminium Gear Stick (RRP £145), Digital TV Reception with MMI Navigation Plus (RRP £1,125) and Digitial TV & DAB radio Reception with MMI Navigation Plus (RRP £1,535).
Audi A6 Avant and Allroad models will remain unchanged until later in the year.
Glacier White certainly seems like this season's colour with the Audi A8 boasting the striking new metallic paint. A range of new options including high-gloss application on multi-function steering wheel, a revamped Audi parking system and an improved TV digital reception are also available on 2012 A8 range.
Everyone’s favourite roadster is available in Panther Black or metallic Glacier White for 2012. Audi has also made changes to the model and technology designation, along with the addition of new LEDs to light the TT’s rear licence plate.
New Monsoon Grey and Moonlight Blue metallics replace the Meteor Grey, Deep Sea Blue and Dakar Beige colour options on the 2012 Audi Q5. No other changes have been made on this popular model.
Thankfully, it’s not all about new colours on the Audi Q7. The Q7 3.0 TDI 245PS engine has been given a power boost by +5PS whilst the 3.0 TDI 245PS Clean Diesel receives the same power increase but with the added benefit of Start/Stop technology. CO2 emissions have also been reduced to 195 g/km on the 3.0 TDI 245PS Clean Diesel model.
Changes have been made to the comfort options including new functionality on the DAB model and improvements to the mobile telephone preparation package, Tech Pack High package and multi-function steering wheels.
Finally, the sleekest and sexiest Audi of them all - the stunning R8 – hasn't been left out. The sporty coupe gets a new Black Styling Package priced at £600 RRP. Audi are also launching an exclusive Audi R8 driving event for customers who order an MY12 R8 to tickle your tastebuds for the new 2012 model.
Orders for the 2012 Audi range starts from next week.