With effect from Tuesday 25th May 2010, retail prices for most models within the UK Audi range will increase as a result of prevailing currency exchange rates. Their impact has necessitated an average rise of around two per cent, which in some cases will be partially offset by specification improvements.
New customer orders placed up to, and including, 24th May 2010 will be fixed at currently advertised 2010 Model Year prices.
Among the core models in the Audi range, the three-door Audi A3 and five-door Audi A3 Sportback hatchbacks are subject to an increase of 1.9 per cent, the Audi A4 Saloon and Avant rise by 2.4 per cent (in SE form) and the Audi A6 Saloon and Avant by 2.0 per cent.
Audi A5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet models increase by 2.5 per cent, 2.4 per cent and 2.2 per cent, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 by 2.0 per cent and 0.6 per cent, Audi TT Coupe and Roadster by 0.9 per cent and Audi R8 V8 and V10 by 3.0 per cent. Recently announced prices for the Audi A1 hatchback, the Audi R8 Spyder, the Audi RS 5 Coupe and the Audi A8 remain as before.
In a number of cases the increases go hand-in-hand with improvements. The Audi TT range, for example, has been visually enhanced for the 2011 Model Year, and features a newly introduced and significantly more efficient Turbo FSI petrol engine and recuperation technology that boosts economy virtually across the board. The Audi Q5 adds an engine start-stop system for four-cylinder models that also works in favour of improved fuel economy, and the Audi Q7 is revitalised by even more frugal new petrol and TDI engines and a new eight-speed tiptronic transmission.Published 6 May 2010