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Audi R & RS

  1. 1. AUDI AG Product Communications 85045 Ingolstadt Germany Tel: +49 (0) 841 89-32100 Fax: +49 (0)841/ 89-32817 March 2010 The Audi Model Range Audi A3 and A3 Sportback 2 Audi A3 Cabriolet 4 Audi A4, A4 Avant, A4 allroad quattro 6 Audi A5 Coupé 10 Audi A5 Cabriolet 12 Audi A5 Sportback 13 Audi A6, A6 Avant, A6 allroad quattro 15 Audi A8 18 Audi Q5 21 Audi Q7 23 Audi R8 and R8 Spyder 26 Audi TT and TT Roadster 29 Audi S and RS models 31 The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted. 1/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  2. 2. The Audi A3 and Audi A3 Sportback The Audi A3 and A3 Sportback are the sporty models in the compact segment. High-end features such as the S tronic six- or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Audi magnetic ride suspension system, and quattro permanent all-wheel drive provide for the ultimate in driving enjoyment and dynamic performance. The high-quality equipment and trim underscore the refined styling of the two premium compacts, and the new A3 1.6 TDI sets new standards in efficiency with CO2 emissions beginning at only 99 grams per kilometer (159.33 g per mile). Body and interior The three-door A3 and the five-door A3 Sportback broadcast their sporty personalities via striking designs. Daytime running lights are standard; the optional xenon plus headlights are combined with LED daytime running lights. Light guide rods in the tail lights of the A3 Sportback form a distinctive contour. Sporty elegance infuses the interior, as well. In versions with a manual transmission, a unique display in the driver information system supplements the exemplary operating concept by notifying the driver whenever it is sensible to shift gears to conserve fuel. The front-wheel-drive A3 provides a generous 350 to 1,080 liters (12.36 to 38.14 cubic ft) of trunk capacity, with the front-wheel-drive A3 Sportback offering even more: 370 to 1,100 liters (13.07 to 38.85 cubic ft). Drivetrain Audi offers nine engines from which to choose for the A3: five gasoline and four TDI units. Eight of them are state-of-the-art four-cylinder, turbo-charged engines with direct fuel injection bearing the abbreviations TFSI and TDI. The engines in the A3 exemplify all of the strengths of Audi engine technology – performance, refinement, pulling power, and efficiency. The smallest engine, the new 1.2 TFSI, demonstrates the strengths of the downsizing strategy, which replaces displacement with turbocharging. From a displacement of 1,197 cm3, the four- cylinder engine delivers 77 kW (105 hp) and 175 Nm (129.07 lb-ft) of torque – yet consumes an average of just 5.5 liters (preliminary value) of fuel per 100 km (42.77 US mpg). 2/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  3. 3. The most efficient variant in the model series – and one of the most fuel-efficient compact models on the market – is the new A3 1.6 TDI with 77 kW (105 hp) and a brawny 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque. Audi offers the small TDI in a number of versions. Installed in the A3 three-door, the most efficient of these achieves an average fuel economy of 3.8 liters/100 km (61.90 US mpg), which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 99 grams/km (159.33 grams per mile). The most efficient A3 comes equipped with a start-stop system that deactivates the engine when the car is at rest and restarts it when the clutch is depressed. A recuperation system that recovers energy during braking is also standard. Both technologies are also on board the 1.2 TFSI, 1.4 TFSI, and 2.0 TDI models. Engine lineup: • 1.2 TFSI with 77 kW (105 hp) • 1.6 with 75 kW (102 hp) • 1.4 TFSI with 92 kW (125 hp) • 1.8 TFSI and 1.8 TFSI quattro with 118 kW (160 hp) • 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 147 kW (200 hp) • 1.6 TDI with 66 kW (90 hp) • 1.6 TDI with 77 kW (105 hp) • 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 103 kW (140 hp) • 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp) The selection of transmissions is also unusually broad. Although most engines available for the A3 and A3 Sportback link to a six-speed manual transmission, Audi will install the innovative dual-clutch S tronic transmission with nearly every engine. It has either six or seven speeds depending on the engine. In the seven- speed version, the clutches get by with no oil supply, which further improves the already high efficiency of the transmission. The A3 quattro models have no competition in the premium compact class. Permanent all-wheel drive is available for four engine types. Its multi-plate clutch responds extremely rapidly whenever engine power must be redistributed between the axles. 3/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  4. 4. Chassis The chassis of the A3 combines a high degree of sportiness with supreme safety and pleasant comfort. Its precision and well-balanced nature are facilitated by sophisticated solutions such as the four-link rear suspension and the electromechanical power steering, which requires little energy. The optional Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping system offers the driver the choice between two basic characteristics. The system modifies its settings and characteristics within milliseconds to match a driver’s style and a given road’s condition. Equipment and trim The A3 model line’s high technological standard is illustrated by a wide range of exclusive extras, including the dynamic cornering light system known as adaptive light, and the parking assistant. The latter’s ultrasonic sensors scan the lengths of gaps between vehicles parked at the curb and the driver can see on the instrument panel which ones are large enough to back into. All the driver has to do is put the car into reverse and operate the accelerator, clutch and brake pedals – the car steers automatically into the space. The navigation system plus with MMI operating logic is also available in the A3 and the A3 Sportback. This system offers particularly fast route calculation and displays a three-dimensional map on the high-resolution monitor. The Audi A3 Cabriolet The Audi A3 Cabriolet is an eye-catcher with its sleek and elegant lines. Its soft top is characterized by low weight and excellent fit; the hydraulic drive opens the top in only nine seconds. When in its storage compartment, the top takes up very little space thanks to the Z-shaped fold, thus allowing for a sporty, yet harmonious vehicle design. Both semi-automatic and fully automated versions of the top are available – the latter as a specially soundproofed and thermally insulated acoustic hood. 4/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  5. 5. The body structure of this luxury Audi convertible contains a high proportion of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels as well as a multitude of reinforcing measures that provide maximum rigidity and crash safety. The cabin of the A3 Cabriolet is an oasis of luxury under the open sky with plenty of room for four. The 50:50 split-fold rear seat can be easily released from the trunk. The broad and high pass-through enlarges the trunk from 260 liters (9.18 cubic ft) to 674 liters (23.80 cubic ft). The A3 Cabriolet rolls off the assembly line with three gasoline and two TDI engines. The two diesel models come equipped with both the recuperation system and the start-stop system. The S tronic with six or seven speeds is available for the three most powerful engines. Engine lineup: • 1.2 TFSI with 77 kW (105 hp) • 1.8 TFSI with 118 kW (160 hp) • 2.0 TFSI with 147 kW (200 hp) • 1.6 TDI with 77 kW (105 hp) • 2.0 TDI with 103 kW (140 hp) 5/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  6. 6. The Audi A4 and Audi A4 Avant Its available engines offer strong performance coupled with high fuel efficiency. Their high efficiency is a manifestation of Audi’s technical expertise, as is their sporty chassis and numerous convenience and infotainment features taken directly from the luxury class. Body and interior The A4 is a large and spacious mid-size vehicle. Its body, most of which is made of high-strength and ultra high-strength steels, is rigid, lightweight and offers good protection in the event of a collision. The sedan offers a trunk capacity of 480 liters (16.95 cubic ft). With the rear seat backs folded down (a standard feature in the quattro versions), capacity increases to 962 liters (33.97 cubic ft). With the A4 Avant these values are 490 and 1,430 liters (173.0 and 50.50 cubic ft). The interior presents all of Audi’s strengths: dignified looks, uncompromising fit and finish, and logically intuitive user controls. When the A4 is fitted with an onboard navigation system, its center tunnel console houses a large color monitor and the MMI control system. In the front, Audi offers climate-controlled comfort seats as a high-end option, featuring small built-in fans which provide six- speed ventilation to the seat back and cushion. Drivetrain Audi offers a particularly broad choice of engines for the A4 model series. All of them feature direct-fuel injection and, with the exception of the top-of-the-line 3.2 FSI engine, are also turbocharged. The V6 and the 2.0 TFSI feature different versions of the Audi valvelift system, which uses variable valve lift to further improve torque. A start-stop system is standard with many of the engines; all come standard with a recuperation system. The most efficient model in the A4 lineup with only 119 grams CO2/km (191.51 grams per mile) is the 2.0 TDIe. Its four-cylinder diesel engine produces 100 kW (135 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque. In the sedan the engine averages just 4.6 liters of diesel per 100 km (51.13 US mpg). 6/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  7. 7. This ‘e’ model benefits from the synergetic expertise offered by Audi’s modular efficiency platform. The 2.0 TDIe features a longer gear ratio, easy-running tires, and a number of special aerodynamic details. The lower ride height improves the drag coefficient, while the on-board computer with efficiency program provides the driver with tips about when to shift and fuel-efficient driving. New to the model family are two particularly ecological models. A sophisticated scrubbing system in the A4 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro eliminates nitrides of oxygen so effectively that the V6 diesel satisfies all US emission standards and also the future Euro 6 standard. The A4 2.0 TFSI flexible fuel is designed for operation on bioethanol E 85. The engines: • 1.8 TFSI with 88 kW (120 hp) • 1.8 TFSI and 1.8 TFSI quattro with 118 kW (160 hp) • 2.0 TFSI with 132 kW (180 hp) • 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 132 kW (180 hp) • 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 155 kW (211 hp) • 3.2 FSI and 3.2 FSI quattro with 195 kW (265 hp) • 2.0 TDI with 88 kW (120 hp) • 2.0 TDI with 100 kW (136 hp) • 2.0 TDI e with 100 kW (136 hp) • 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 105 kW (143 hp) • 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp) • 2.7 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) • 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) Power transmission for the A4 model line is provided by one of four high-tech solutions: a six-speed transmission including gear-change indicator, the six- speed tiptronic automatic transmission, the continuously variable multitronic, and the seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission. The quattro permanent all- wheel drive system is, as in most Audi models, slightly rear-biased. It is available starting at 105 kW (143 hp); in the 3.0 TDI it is standard equipment. In addition, Audi offers the sport differential as an option with the two V6 engines. The sport differential distributes the engine power between the rear wheels as needed for even more dynamic driving performance. 7/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  8. 8. Chassis The chassis of the Audi A4 is very complex. The links are made of aluminum; the front suspension features a five-link configuration. Audi also offers the optional Audi drive select control system, which is available in a number of stages. In the basic version, it influences the engine’s throttle response, the automatic transmission’s shift points, and the steering’s mode of operation. The driver can switch these systems among three different modes. When equipped with the MMI navigation system plus, an additional mode is available enabling a custom profile to be created. Audi drive select is only available with one or more additional technologies – the sport differential, the adaptive damper control, and the dynamic steering, whose superposition gear can vary the steering ratio by nearly 100 percent from direct when maneuvering at low speeds to indirect on the highway. If the A4 threatens to oversteer, the system countersteers with short impulses. The system also helps to combat understeering and assists with braking when the car has traction on only one side. A new technology that further improves driving dynamics comes standard on all front-wheel drive models in the A4 line: The electronic differential lock makes the already agile handling even more neutral. By briefly pulsing the brakes of the front inside wheel, which is under a reduced load, it enables the car to accelerate even out of tight curves without understeer or wheel slip. Assistance and communications systems A wide range of assistance systems are offered for the A4 family. The radar- supported adaptive cruise control (ACC) system adjusts the car’s speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead by accelerating and braking as appropriate. In critical situations the integrated braking guard admonishes the driver to brake, with the system’s warning signals varying in strength with the danger of the situation. Audi lane assist alerts the driver before he or she moves out of the lane. The Audi side assist system is a lane-change safety feature with an LED display to indicate critical situations. 8/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  9. 9. Audi also offers a large choice of communication and infotainment features. The MMI navigation system, the top-of-the-line MMI navigation plus with a large hard drive as well as the concert and symphony audio systems allow a cell phone to be integrated as a Bluetooth car phone. The sound system from the Danish Bang & Olufsen brand provides luxury-class HiFi enjoyment. The Audi A4 allroad quattro With its permanent all-wheel drive, the A4 allroad quattro is equally at home on road and off. It is somewhat larger than the A4 Avant on which it is based, particularly with respect to height. It offers 180 millimeters (7.09 in) more ground clearance, and numerous design details underscore its potent character. Here, too, the trunk holds from 490 to 1,430 liters (17.30 to 50.50 cubic ft) of luggage. Optional features include a load-securing set and an electromechanical rear hatch. Audi delivers the A4 allroad quattro with a gasoline engine or one of three diesel engines. The 2.0 TDI with 105 kW (143 hp) combines the recuperation system with the start-stop system. Whereas both 2.0 TDI engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission, the 2.0 TFSI and the 3.0 TDI can optionally transmit power to a seven-speed S tronic. The optional vehicle-dynamics control system – Audi drive select – enables dynamic road handling. The engines: • 2.0 TFSI quattro with 155 kW (211 hp) • 2.0 TDI quattro with 105 kW (143 hp) • 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) 9/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  10. 10. The Audi A5 Coupé The A5 Coupé marries Audi’s emotional design language with genuine sportiness by combining a supremely cultivated ride with the Audi brand’s uncompromisingly high quality. Powerful and efficient engines, a dynamic chassis, and numerous luxury-class features transform the A5 Coupé into a cutting-edge grand tourer. The classical elegance in which the two-door is wrapped enchants the public and the experts alike. Just a few weeks ago, the German Design Council – a highly qualified jury – bestowed the “2010 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany” on the A5 Coupé. This is the fourth time that an Audi model has won the country’s most prestigious official design award. Body and interior The Audi A5 Coupé epitomizes sportiness and elegance. Its dynamic silhouette, striking lines, accentuated surfaces, expressive front end, and distinctive tail end comprise a highly attractive design. The broad, low body, the short front overhang and elongated transition from the C-pillar to the short tail end define the car’s proportions. The body also boasts high rigidity and low weight; the front fenders are made of aluminum. On the rear seats, too, the four-seater is a full-size touring car. The split-fold rear seat can be easily unlocked, and the trunk holds between 455 and 829 liters (16.07 and 29.28 cubic ft). Functional elegance and uncompromising quality characterize the interior. In addition to the sportily low-slung standard seats, Audi offers a number of extra seating options including climate-controlled comfort seats with built-in ventilation. Drivetrain The Audi A5 Coupé is full of innovative drivetrain solutions, too. The gasoline engines producing at least 132 kW (180 hp) feature the Audi valvelift system. All versions employ a recuperation system during deceleration to store surplus kinetic energy. 10/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  11. 11. In conjunction with the manual transmission, the three two-liter, four-cylinder versions boast the start-stop system and the on-board computer with efficiency program. The engines: • 1.8 TFSI with 118 kW (160 hp) • 2.0 TFSI with 132 kW (180 hp) • 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 155 kW (211 hp) • 3.2 FSI and 3.2 FSI quattro with 195 kW (265 hp) • 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp) • 2.7 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) Available drivetrains include a six-speed manual transmission, the continuously variable multitronic, and the tiptronic. The 2.0 TFSI quattro and the 3.0 TDI quattro can be optionally equipped with the seven-speed S tronic. quattro permanent all-wheel drive is standard with the 3.0 TDI, and is available as an option with three other engine variants. It can be paired with the sport differential in the 3.0 TDI and the 3.2 FSI models upon request. Chassis The Audi A5 Coupé sets new standards in its class for supreme stability, high agility, and first-class rolling comfort. Important parts of both the front and rear suspensions are made of aluminum. The powerful brakes can be excellently modulated. In the front-wheel-drive versions, the ESP electronic stabilization program featuring an electronic differential lock make the car’s handling even more dynamic. Among the high-end options for the Audi A5 Coupé are the Audi drive select system, which can be combined with the sport suspension with damper control damping, dynamic steering, and quattro with the sport differential. Assistance and communications systems The Audi A5 Coupé optionally features several high-tech systems: adaptive cruise control, Audi side assist, and Audi lane assist. They help to maintain proper following distance and assist the driver in changing lanes or remaining in a lane. The top-end navigation system works with a large hard drive and a high- resolution, seven-inch display showing a three-dimensional map. 11/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  12. 12. The Audi A5 Cabriolet The Audi A5 Cabriolet is a particularly emotional model. The four-seater with the fabric top conveys the pure pleasure of top-down driving – with a sporty character, refined comfort, and versatile everyday utility. Powerful and efficient engines, an agile chassis, and numerous high-end options make for an attractive lineup of models. Body and interior All Audi Cabriolet models are equipped with a classic fabric top. The open A5 also features a lightweight, fully-automatic soft top for a dynamically elegant line. The top opens in 15 seconds and closes in 17. Audi also offers an optional acoustic top with an intermediate layer of insulating foam that reduces wind noise even further. When opened, the top folds together so effectively that it uses very little trunk space leaving 320 liters (closed 380 liters) (11.30 and 13.42 cubic ft, respectively), clearly the best in its class. Among the other practical aspects of the A5 Cabriolet are fold-down rear seat backrests and the large pass-through to the interior, which increases the storage volume to a generous 750 liters (26.49 cubic ft). Ultra-high-strength steels and additional reinforcements give the body supreme rigidity and crash safety. Sporty elegance also infuses the interior of the four-seater. Automatic belt feed for the front seats round out the car's comfortable character; neck-level heating is optionally available. A special coating for the optional leather trim prevents seats from heating up too much in the sun. Drivetrain Like the Coupé, the A5 Cabriolet also takes to the road with one of four gasoline and three TDI engines. All of them feature direct fuel injection; six of them receive intake air via turbocharging. The two-liter engines with manual transmission interact intelligently with the new start-stop system and the on-board computer with efficiency program; the recuperation system is standard for the entire model line. 12/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  13. 13. The engines: • 1.8 TFSI with 118 kW (160 hp) • 2.0 TFSI with 132 kW (180 hp) • 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 155 kW (211 hp) • 3.2 FSI and 3.2 FSI quattro with 195 kW (265 hp) • 2.0 TDI with 125 kW (170 hp) • 2.7 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) Available drivetrains include a six-speed manual transmission, the continuously variable multitronic, and the seven-speed S tronic. Audi offers quattro permanent all-wheel drive as an option for all engines with 155 kW (211 hp) or more (standard with the three-liter TDI); with the top two engines, quattro can also be combined with the sport differential. Front-wheel drive models of the A5 Cabriolet are equipped with ESP with the electronic differential lock. Equipment and trim The equipment and trim list for the A5 Cabriolet is based on that for the A5 Coupé. Notable options include the driver assistance systems and the MMI control and navigation system. The optional control system Audi drive select broadens the vehicle-dynamics spectrum. The Audi A5 Sportback The Audi A5 Sportback is the third member of the A5 model family. The five-door with the flowing rear end unites the best of three worlds: the emotion and elegance of a coupé, the comfort of a sedan, and the practicality of a station wagon. In late 2009, the A5 Sportback received the coveted “Golden Steering Wheel” from the Bild am Sonntag weekly as the best vehicle in the mid-size class. Body and interior With its A5 Sportback, Audi has once again set new trends in automotive design. Compared to the A4 Sedan, this five-door coupé’s ground clearance is 36 millimeters lower (1.42 in); the short overhangs, the long wheelbase, and the four frameless doors add up to sporty elegance. 13/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  14. 14. The spacious interior offers uncompromising comfort in all four seats. The large luggage compartment hatch is integrated harmoniously into the long, tapered rear end with the low C-pillars. Beneath it is a luggage compartment with a volume of 480 liters (16.95 cubic ft), which increases to 980 liters (34.61 cubic ft) with the back seatrests folded down. Drivetrain All A5 Sportback engines are highly efficient direct-injection engines – the diesel engines as TDI units and the gasoline engines as per the FSI concept. In the four gasoline engines, the Audi valvelift system varies the lift of the valves to further increase torque. All versions come equipped with a fuel-saving recuperation system; the two-liter, four-cylinder models with manual transmission also feature a start-stop system and the on-board computer with efficiency program. The engines: • 1.8 TFSI with 118 kW (160 hp) • 2.0 TFSI with 132 kW (180 hp) • 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 155 kW (211 hp) • 3.2 FSI quattro with 195 kW (265 hp) • 2.0 TDI with 105 kW (143 hp) • 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp) • 2.7 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) Transmissions include a six-speed manual transmission, the continuously variable multitronic, and the seven-speed S tronic. The A5 Sportback with 155 kW (211 hp) and the 2.0 TDI with 125 kW (170 hp) are also available with the quattro transmission, which comes standard with the 3.2 FSI and 3.0 TDI- equipped models. The sport differential is available as an option for the two most powerful engines. The front-wheel drive models come with the ESP stabilization program and an electronic front differential lock. 14/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  15. 15. Equipment and trim Audi provides the same high-quality equipment options for the new A5 Sportback as for the A5 Coupé; options include the Audi drive select vehicle dynamics control system. The adaptive cruise control, Audi side assist and the Audi lane assist are high-performance driver assistance systems. There is a comprehensive range of multimedia components available; the top-of-the-line MMI navigation plus is a high-tech media center. The Audi A6 and the A6 Avant The full-size model line from Audi is a winner. The elegantly roomy body, elegant interior, well-balanced suspension, and sportily efficient engines are consistent attributes of the both the sedan and the Avant. Typically Audi, the quality is also tip-top. For the second time in a row, the Audi A6 was judged to be “Best of all Classes” in the Faults Report 2010 published by the inspection company Dekra. Body and interior The A6 features an expressive design with generous dimensions. Its spacious interior, with its refined lines and perfect fit and finish, has the feel of a luxury lounge. Audi also offers the A6 sedan with two leather-covered individual seats in the back. A bundle of high-tech measures ensures excellent soundproofing. Drivetrain and suspension One of the great strengths of the Audi A6 is its wide range of engine options. Audi offers five gasoline engines and four diesel units with four, six or eight cylinders – all featuring direct injection with cutting-edge FSI, TFSI, and TDI technologies. The 2.8 liter, V6 gasoline engine is equipped with the Audi valvelift system for greater torque. One very interesting engine is the 3.0 TFSI with 213 kW (290 hp). The three-liter V6 is supercharged and consistently delivers 420 Nm (309.78 lb-ft) of torque across a wide range of engine speeds. Yet the powerful V6 averages just 9.4 liters per 100 km (25.02 US mpg). 15/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  16. 16. The efficiency champion of the model line is the Audi A6 2.0 TDI e, which relies on a two-liter diesel generating 100 kW (136 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque. Its average consumption is 5.3 liters per 100 km (44.38 mpg). The body of the e-model is 20 millimeters (0.79 in) lower; the two upper gears of the transmission feature a longer gear ratio. The standard recuperation system further improves efficiency. The engines: • 2.0 TFSI with 125 kW (170 hp) • 2.8 FSI and 2.8 FSI quattro with 140 kW (190 hp) • 2.8 FSI and 2.8 FSI quattro with 162 kW (220 hp) • 3.0 TFSI quattro with 213 kW (290 hp) • 4.2 FSI quattro with 257 kW (350 hp) • 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI e with 100 kW (136 hp) • 2.0 TDI with 125 kW (170 hp) • 2.7 TDI and 2.7 TDI quattro with 140 kW (190 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) Power from the engine flows to the front wheels – or to all four wheels – via a six- speed manual transmission, the user-friendly tiptronic, or the continuously variable multitronic. For all engine versions developing a minimum of 140 kW (190 hp), Audi offers quattro all-wheel drive as an option; it is standard with the three most powerful V6 engines. Chassis and equipment The chassis of the A6 – featuring a four-link front suspension and trapezoidal-link rear suspension – combines distinct sportiness with supreme comfort. Audi offers its large model with the optional adaptive air suspension. The driver can switch among four settings to alter the adaptive dampers’ performance and characteristics. Modern assistance systems make driving even more relaxing. Audi side assist helps the driver to change lanes. Additional high-end technologies include Audi lane assist, which helps to keep the car in its lane, and the radar-assisted adaptive cruise control, which maintains a steady distance between the A6 and the vehicle ahead. The multimedia systems also impress with similarly sophisticated technology. 16/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  17. 17. In the top model, the MMI navigation plus, the speedy graphics chip raises the bar, as does the seven-inch color display and the 40 GB hard drive for navigation, music, and telephone data. The Audi A6 allroad quattro Derived from the A6 Avant, the A6 allroad quattro is at home on any terrain, and comes with powerful engines to deal with any conditions. Its engine lineup comprises two gasoline and two TDI engines. The engines: • 3.0 TFSI quattro with 213 kW (290 hp) • 4.2 FSI quattro with 257 kW (350 hp) • 2.7 TDI quattro with 140 kW (190 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) All engines employ the tiptronic transmission as standard; a six-speed manual transmission is optional for the three-liter diesel. quattro permanent all-wheel drive is standard in all models, as is the adaptive air suspension, which can raise or lower the ride height by as much as 60 millimeters (2.36 in). It also offers a choice of five driving modes – from “dynamic” for the highway to “lift” for rough terrain. 17/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  18. 18. The Audi A8 Audi is launching the third generation of the A8. The new flagship demonstrates the brand’s Vorsprung durch Technik in all areas – with its light aluminum body, the LED headlights, the powerful and highly efficient engines, the further refined MMI control system, the new driver assistance systems and the elegant interior with a craftsman’s level of workmanship. Body and interior The new luxury sedan is a technological work of art. Its elegant and forceful body is an aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF). Weighing about 40 percent less than a comparable steel structure, it impresses with extraordinary rigidity. The new LED headlights, which use light-emitting diodes for all functions, are available as an option of the A8. Their appearance is every bit as revolutionary as their technology. The spacious interior is captivating, with its new and airy design and workmanship full of attention to the smallest detail. The comfort on board is first class – from new, emotionally charged ambient lighting to the luxurious, power adjustable seats in the rear and the new, finely adjustable in-seat massage functions. Two large monitors – in the instrument cluster and on the center console – serve as information and control centers. Despite the large number of functions, operation is always simple, effortless, and intuitive. Drivetrain and suspension The new A8 will initially be available with either of two engines, a 4.2 FSI and a 4.2 TDI. They will be followed by a newly developed 3.0 TDI with 184 kW (250 hp). All engines afford increased power and torque – but their fuel consumption has dropped by 13 to 22 per cent, thanks to new efficiency technologies such as the recuperation system and innovative thermal management. Audi will introduce a second variant of the 3.0 TDI at a later date. It provides 150 kW (204 hp) of power to the front wheels and consumes only 6.0 liters per 100 km (39.20 US mpg) in the EU driving cycle. 18/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  19. 19. That corresponds to a CO2 emission rate of 159 grams per km (255.89 g/mile) – a value hitherto unattained in the luxury segment. The 213 kW (290 hp) 3.0 TFSI is celebrating its world premier in Geneva and will be launched on the market concurrent with the 3.0 TDI. The engines: • 4.2 FSI quattro with 273 kW (372 hp) • 4.2 TDI quattro with 258 kW (350 hp) The standard new transmissions also play a large role in increasing efficiency – the extremely convenient 8-speed tiptronic finely graduates its eight gears while achieving a large overall spread. Its control system is purely electronic, operated with an elegant selector level and rocker switches at the steering wheel. quattro permanent all-wheel drive is also standards. The sport differential (optional with the 4.2 FSI) distributes the power dynamically between the rear wheels. The new A8 also underscores its standing as the sportiest luxury sedan on the market in the chassis sector. The distribution of the axle loads is balanced, and all wheel control arms are aluminum. The adaptive air suspension together with adaptive damping is always on board, forming part of the Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system, also standard. The optional dynamic steering is a supplementary chassis component. Equipment and trim The standard MMI control system in the new A8 features a pioneering innovation: When combined with the optional MMI navigation plus, it includes a touch- sensitive control panel called the MMI touch. The driver can enter a navigation destination or a telephone number simply by drawing the letters and numbers on the pad with a finger. Acoustic feedback ensures that the driver’s eyes stay on the road. 19/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  20. 20. MMI navigation plus works together with the driver assistance and safety systems in the new A8 in a novel fashion. It reads the road ahead and provides the data to the control units for the automatic transmission, the headlights and the adaptive cruise control with stop & go function. Thanks to their increased intelligence, these systems can recognize complex scenarios and predictively support the driver. The radar-assisted ACC Stop & Go cruise control is much advanced over its predecessor. It now covers the entire range of speeds between 0 and 250 km/h (155.34 mph) and adjusts even more flexibly and smoothly than before. Audi side assist, which helps the driver when changing lanes, and the Audi lane assist lane-holding system also boast new capabilities. One completely new technology making its debut is the night vision assistant that works with a thermal imaging camera and highlights any persons it detects. If the system anticipates a dangerous situation, it highlights the person in red on the display and a warning tone is sounded. Another new safety system, Audi pre sense, is tightly networked with the assistance systems. It is available in a number of configurations; the basic version brakes autonomously to mitigate the effects of a rear-end collision with the car ahead. The display of speed limits will follow in the course of 2010. In the field of multimedia Audi also offers many attractive modules. They go all the way up to a high-end sound system from Bang & Olufsen, with an output of over 1,400 watts and 19 speakers, and the Rear Seat Entertainment system with two large, 10.2 inch monitors. The new online services work in collaboration with the service provider Google over the car telephone to obtain current information from the Internet and transmit it to the new A8. A UMTS module will be made available in the course of 2010. The fast data link will display images from Google Earth on the monitor and combine them with the navigation route. 20/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  21. 21. The Audi Q5 The Q5 is the performance SUV from Audi. It combines the dynamics of a sports sedan with a highly variable cabin, making it the ideal companion for recreation and families – for active people. Body and interior At 1.65 meters (5.41 ft), the Q5 is unusually low by SUV standards and has the sportiest proportions of any vehicle in its immediate class. Its elegant and sculptured design is typically Audi. The side view is marked by large wheels and ascending lines; the fluid roof contour emphasizes its lean appearance. The wrap-around tailgate is made of lightweight aluminum, as is the hood. The body integrates a large proportion of high-strength and ultra-high strength steel components that reduce the weight and improve rigidity, crash safety, and vibrations. There are three versions available for the add-on parts; Audi also offers attractive styling packages. There is plenty of interior space, and the luggage compartment’s base capacity of 540 liters (19.07 cubic ft) can be increased to an impressive 1,560 liters (55.09 cubic ft) by folding down the rear seatbacks. Audi can also deliver an optional rear bench seat, which features a load-through hatch and can be moved by 100 millimeters (3.94 in). There is also an optional folding seat back for the front passenger’s seat. The front seats can be adjusted, heated and cooled electrically. Drivetrain Audi specifies six engines for the Q5: three gasoline engines and three TDI units. All engines are direct injection units; five of them are turbocharged. The torque of the gasoline engines is further boosted by the Audi valvelift system, which switches the valve lift in two stages. Regardless of the engine variant, the Q5 recovers energy during braking; the four-cylinders with manual transmission also come standard with a shift indicator. 21/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  22. 22. The engines: • 2.0 TFSI quattro with 132 kW (180 hp) • 2.0 TFSI quattro with 155 kW (211 hp) • 3.2 FSI quattro with 199 kW (270 hp) • 2.0 TDI quattro with 105 kW (143 hp) • 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) Audi equips all versions of the Q5 with quattro permanent all-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the four-cylinder engines; the S tronic is available as an option with the most powerful four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The dual-clutch S tronic transmission is standard with the 3.2 FSI and the 3.0 TDI. Chassis The chassis similarly underscores the sporty personality of the Audi Q5. The five- link front suspension and the trapezoidal-link rear suspension consist largely of aluminum components; the large brakes ensure rapid deceleration. The optional Audi drive select control system manages the engine’s throttle response, the steering characteristics, and the S tronic transmission’s shift points. Two components which can be paired are adaptive damper control and dynamic steering. The Audi Q5 also holds its own in rough terrain: the electronic stabilization program (ESP) and anti-lock brakes offer modes tailored to offroading. The ESP offers a clever function for road driving. If a roof rack is mounted, raising the center of gravity, then the system intervenes earlier at the vehicle’s limits – that enabled the Audi engineers to configure the base characteristic for decidedly dynamic driving. Assistance and communications systems On request, Audi equips the Q5 with high-tech systems typical of the luxury class. Audi lane assist helps to maintain the lane; Audi side assist warns of possible hazards while changing lanes. The adaptive cruise control system keeps the performance SUV at a constant distance from the vehicle ahead; its integrated braking guard function alerts the driver to the risk of a collision. 22/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  23. 23. There is a similarly appealing range of multimedia components available. The top-of-the-line is the MMI navigation plus with hard drive, intelligent voice control, and DVD drive. A Bluetooth telephone, a TV tuner, a digital radio tuner, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system can be integrated into this system. The Audi Q7 The Q7 is the large Audi for sporty individualists – for people seeking a car for sports, recreation, and business. The large performance SUV is impressively versatile – and highly efficient. The 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro consumes only 8.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (26.43 US MPG) and already satisfies the stringent EU 6 guidelines. Body and interior Thanks to the coupe-like roofline, low window strip, and tautly curved surfaces, the side view of the Q7 reinforces the vehicle’s dynamic look. The hood, the front fenders, and the wrap-around rear hatch are aluminum. Thanks to its luxurious 3.00 meter (9.84 ft) wheelbase, the 5.09 meter (16.70 ft) long Audi Q7 has interior room to spare. The seatbacks in the second row are divided into three fold-down sections to provide a level cargo floor. This increases the cargo capacity from a volume of 775 liters (27.37 cubic ft) to 2,035 liters (71.87 cubic ft). Audi offers optional solutions such as a sliding second row of seats, sliding individual comfort seats, or a third row of seats for passengers up to 1.60 meters (5.25 ft) tall. Drivetrain The Audi Q7 rolls off the assembly line with one of five powerful and highly efficient direct-injection engines. The two gasoline and three TDI engines deliver their power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system via a six-speed tiptronic. All six and eight-cylinder engines are equipped with a recuperation system to reduce fuel consumption and substantially reduce CO2 emissions. 23/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  24. 24. Having the world's cleanest diesel technology, the 3.0 TDI clean diesel already satisfies all U.S. emission standards and the Euro 6 emission standard not scheduled to enter into force until 2014. The low-emissions V6 is extremely frugal: Its fuel consumption averages just 8.9 liters per 100 km (26.43 US mpg). An innovative common rail injection system with 2,000 bar of pressure, new combustion chamber sensors, and a high-performance exhaust recirculation system ensure efficient combustion. A sophisticated DeNOx catalytic converter in the exhaust system reduces the residual nitrides of oxygen. The engines: • 3.6 FSI quattro with 206 kW (280 hp) • 4.2 FSI quattro with 257 kW (350 hp) • 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) • 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro with 176 kW (240 hp) • 4.2 TDI quattro with 250 kW (340 hp) Chassis On the road, the Q7 excels in its precision, and it demonstrates impressive offroad characteristics where the asphalt ends. The optional adaptive air suspension (standard in the 4.2 TDI) varies the ride height in five steps and offers three characteristics. Available wheels range from 18-inch wheels to 10 J x 21, fitted with 295/35 tires. Models equipped with V8 engines get carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs, which are lightweight, extremely abrasion resistant, nearly fade free, and extremely durable. The diameters of the ceramic discs are 420 millimeters (16.54 in) in front and 370 millimeters (14.57 in) in the rear. The calipers are gray and adorned with the lettering “Audi ceramic.” A total of 24 pistons are used on the front and rear axles. 24/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  25. 25. Equipment and trim Audi offers numerous luxury options for the Q7, such as the four-zone automatic climate control system and climate-controlled comfort seats. Sport and recreation features include an electric tailgate, a rail-based load-securing set, and a sliding stowage box. With the swiveling trailer hitch, this large SUV can tow up to 3.5 metric tons (7,716.18 lb). There is also a wide range of infotainment from which to choose, up to the top-of- the-line version with a large hard drive. A special highlight is the Bang & Olufsen sound system with 14 channels, over 1,000 watts of power, and 14 speakers. The Q7 is also at the head of the pack when it comes to driver assistance systems. The adaptive cruise control regulates the speed and the distance to the car ahead; the Audi lane assist helps the driver to maintain the lane; and Audi side assist uses radar to ensure safe lane changes. LED daytime running lights are available in combination with xenon plus; the LED tail lights are standard. The Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro The Audi Q7 V12 TDI is the most powerful diesel SUV in the world. Its V12 engine, a relative of the engine that powered the R10 TDI that won Le Mans three times, produces 368 kW (500 hp). The six-liter TDI provides an unbelievable 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb-ft) of torque from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm. Requiring just 5.5 seconds for zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) and with a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph), the Audi Q7 V12 TDI equals the performance of a powerful sports car. Despite its tremendous might, its engine averages 11.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (20.82 US mpg). Its luxurious standard equipment package includes 20-inch wheels, adaptive air suspension, ceramic brakes, a Bose sound system, MMI navigation plus and many other features. 25/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  26. 26. The Audi R8 Right from the start, the Audi R8 raced out to a leading position in the supercar segment thanks to the formidable power of its V8 or V10 engine, the quattro permanent all-wheel drive, and its lightweight Audi Space Frame (ASF) body made of aluminum. The good everyday practicality and perfect fit and finish typical of Audi complete the profile of this model athlete. In late 2009, the R8 5.2 FSI quattro claimed the title of “SportsCar 2009” among the production supercars – a respected honor awarded by the readers of the trade journal Auto Bild SportsCars. Body and interior Large wheel wells and air intakes visualize the potential of the R8. The forward- thrust cockpit and the engine compartment behind it are key to the proportions of this mid-engine concept. The vertical sideblade, which also serves as a baffle plate for the intake air, structures the flank. The R8 5.2 FSI quattro comes equipped with a groundbreaking innovation as standard: headlights made up entirely of light-emitting diodes. They are available as an option for the R8 4.2 FSI quattro. The body of the R8 is an aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) and weighs only 210 kilograms (462.97 lb). The superstructure, which is made by hand, comprises extruded sections, aluminum panels and casting joints. The fully-enclosed diffuser underbody and the rear spoiler that slides out automatically help ensure that the R8 generates downforce at high speeds. The interior evokes a luxury-grade racing atmosphere. Its distinguishing characteristic is the monoposto – a large arc that sweeps around the instruments. The long wheelbase measuring 2.65 meters (8.69 ft) equates to a roomy interior. There is space for two golf bags behind the seats, and the luggage compartment under the hood offers an additional 100 liters (3.53 cubic ft) of storage capacity. The R8 5.2 FSI quattro comes standard with leather seats, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and the navigation system plus. The optional bucket seats from the Audi exclusive range exude pure racing style. 26/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  27. 27. Drivetrain Audi offers two high-tech engines for the R8: both reflect the wealth of expertise which helped to fuel the brand’s numerous racing triumphs. The V8 and the V10 combine direct gasoline injection, dry sump lubrication, and a high-revving concept. Both engines provide fascinating levels of power, exciting spontaneity, and a breathtaking sound. The eight-cylinder R8 rockets from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.6 seconds en route to a top speed of 301 km/h (187.03 mph); the V10 in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 316 km/h (196.35 mph). The engines: • 4.2 FSI quattro with 309 kW (420 hp) • 5.2 FSI quattro with 386 kW (525 hp) Power is handled via six speeds which the driver selects by means of a manual transmission or an R tronic. The automatic transmission makes lightning-fast shifts and can be operated using the paddles on the steering wheel. The “launch control” program enables the R8 to make stunningly fast starts. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive is tailored to the mid-engine concept with its rear- biased axle load distribution, with the standard distribution sending roughly 85 percent of the power to the rear wheels. Chassis The chassis masters effortless cruising every bit as well as it does dynamic performance. The front and rear aluminum double wishbone suspension setup is optimized for neutral self-steering. The setup for the R8 with V10 engine is somewhat stiffer still than for the R8 4.2 FSI. The top-of-the-line model comes standard with 19-inch wheels. The R8 features a brake system comprising a total of 24 pistons on four perforated and internally ventilated discs. The optional ceramic brakes are extremely lightweight, strong, and durable. The adaptive shock-absorber technology Audi magnetic ride is optional (standard in the 5.2 FSI quattro). 27/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  28. 28. The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro The new R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro uses the V10 engine with 386 kW (524 hp). It accelerates in 4.1 seconds from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) and reaches a top speed of 313 km/h (194.49 mph). The open two-seater interprets the dynamics and emotion of the high- performance sports car with its own accents. The storage space behind the seats and side blade on the flanks are eliminated here. The rear side panels are made of a hard-to-manufacture carbon fiber composite material, as is the large cover over the roof compartment. Two cowls extending to the spoiler lip give the rear of the open-top two-seater a powerful profile. In classic Audi style, the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro has a cloth top, which keeps the total weight and the vehicle’s center of gravity low. The soft top takes up little room when opened; when closed it integrates ideally into the design line. Its two slim fins draw a contour similar to that of the solid roof of the coupé. The cover is perfectly suitable for high-speed driving and is very quiet. The standard hydraulic motor opens and closes within 19 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). The wind deflector is installed in just two steps. The glass window is integrated into the bulkhead separates and can be raised and lowered via a switch. Also integrated into the bulkhead is rollover protection in the form of two strong, spring-loaded plates; the ASF body is reinforced in critical areas. The leather seats of the open two-seater are specially pigmented to reduce heating as a result of the sun’s rays. Among the exclusive options is the innovative seatbelt microphone for the hands-free unit, which makes it possible to talk on the phone with the top down on the highway. Integrated into each of the two belts are three small microphones; a fourth is mounted on the windshield frame. 28/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  29. 29. The Audi TT The Audi TT embodies pure dynamics in the compact segment – in design, in engine output, and in driving performance. The first-generation TT has already achieved cult status – and the second generation is even more attractive and sharp. Body and interior The design is very powerful – the Audi TT was voted the “2007 World Car Design of the Year” shortly after it was launched. Its body is an Audi Space Frame (ASF) using an innovative combination of aluminum with steel components in the rear and the doors – a mix that provides for the excellent distribution of axle loads. The body-in-white of the coupé weighs only 206 (454.15 lb) kilograms, providing the basis for the excellent driving dynamics and the very good efficiency. The TT 1.8 TFSI weighs a mere 1,240 kg (2,733.73 lb). The free-flowing dynamism of the exterior continues in the interior. The cockpit alludes liberally to the TT’s classic circular motif. The sports seats are low-slung and offer sturdy lateral support. They are optionally power-operated. The steering wheel is flattened at the bottom. The navigation plus system with MMI control logic is available as an option. The sporty TT Coupé is richly talented for everyday driving. Its luggage compartment has a capacity of 290 liters (10.24 cubic ft), which can be increased to 700 liters (24.72 cubic ft) by folding down the split rear seat backs. Drivetrain Four powerful engines, all installed transversely, are available for the Audi TT. There are two four-cylinder TFSI engines (turbocharged and featuring direct gasoline injection), a sonorous V6 gasoline unit, and the two-liter TDI, with which Audi is once again setting the trends. The first diesel engine with permanent all- wheel drive in a production sports car delivers a healthy 125 kW (170 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque, yet consumes an average of just 5.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (44.38 US mpg) – a sensational top figure. 29/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  30. 30. The engines: • 1.8 TFSI with 118 kW (160 hp) • 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 147 kW (200 hp) • 3.2 quattro with 184 kW (250 hp) • 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp) Power is transmitted via a standard, six-speed manual transmission. S tronic is available for the two strongest gasoline engines; it switches among its six gears at lightning speed. Three engine versions of the TT are available with quattro permanent all-wheel drive (standard with the 2.0 TDI and 3.2). This system redistributes the power between the axles very quickly when necessary. Chassis The chassis of the TT Coupé has been rigorously designed for sporty handling. The sensitive steering is boosted electromechanically and is therefore particularly efficient. As for the four-link rear suspension, the relatively softly mounted trailing arms entail that they absorb the propulsive and braking forces efficiently. By contrast, the three transverse links on each wheel are stiff to precisely introduce the lateral forces into the vehicle body. All Audi TT models are fitted with large disc brakes. Audi magnetic ride, the high-tech shock-absorber system, is available as an option. Its adaptive control provides good rolling comfort or stiff damping with perfect body roll stabilization – the driver can switch freely back and forth between the two characteristics. The Audi TT Roadster The soft top of the TT Roadster is very lightweight, which benefits the overall vehicle weight and the center of gravity. It is harmoniously integrated into the design line and folds together very compactly when opened. The Z-fold means that the front section lies over the fabric like a cover and fits flush with the body. An automatic power top is standard on the TT Roadster 3.2 quattro and an option with the other models. The soft top opens at the push of a button in 12 seconds, even when driving at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). The fully automatic top incorporates an additional mat to provide enhanced insulation. 30/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  31. 31. The TT Roadster features an array of reinforcements in the body; its steel bulkhead integrates two solid rollover bars. The basic Roadster nevertheless weighs just 45 kilograms (99.21 lb) more than the Coupé. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 250 liters (8.83 cubic ft); Audi offers a pass- through to the cabin as an option. The open TT uses the same engines and transmissions as the Coupé. The Audi S models and the RS models Supreme performance, stylish understatement, refined equipment and fittings, and a high degree of everyday practicality: the Audi S models combine all these attributes to create perfectly harmonized concepts. There are currently seven models on the list: the S3, the S4, the S5 Coupé, the S5 Cabriolet, the S5 Sportback, the S6, and the TTS. All of them feature quattro permanent all- wheel drive as standard equipment, which perfectly transfers the power to the road. Since 1994 the RS models, with their immensely powerful engines and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, have formed the dynamic spearhead of the Audi model program. Presented by AUDI AG subsidiary quattro GmbH, they are consistently sporty in design and performance. The RS 6 and RS 6 Avant were joined just a few months ago by the TT RS Coupé and Roadster. The Audi S3 and the S3 Sportback The top-of-the-range variants of the A3 model series are the Audi S3 and the S3 Sportback developing 195 kW (265 hp) of power output. They define the standards in their class – at a sports car level. The two-liter TFSI with direct injection and turbocharger is a true high-performance unit. The three-door S3 completes the sprint to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.7 seconds (S tronic: 5.5 seconds). As with all S models, the top speed is governed at 250 km/h (155.34 mph). The Audi S3 comes with a manual six-speed transmission, featuring short-ratio gearing with reduced gear lever travel. In the quattro drivetrain, an electronically controlled, hydraulic multi-plate clutch distributes engine power. 31/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  32. 32. The S3 is set 25 millimeters (0.98 in) lower than an A3 on the standard chassis. Stiffer suspension mounts and a sportier characteristic for the steering enhance precision. 18-inch alloy wheels deliver power to the road efficiently, while large- format brakes ensure solid deceleration. The Audi S4 and the S4 Avant The Audi S4 and the S4 Avant are highly trained athletes. Their engine, the 3.0 TFSI, is supercharged and is particularly responsive to the gas pedal. The V6 combines a powerful output of 245 kW (333 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) of torque with astonishingly low fuel consumption of 9.7 liters (24.25 US mpg) of fuel per 100 km [Avant: 9.9 l/100 km (23.76 US mpg)]. The sedan completes the spring to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.1 seconds, the Avant in 5.2 seconds. Both models roll off the assembly line with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed S tronic. The quattro permanent all- wheel drive solidly delivers power to the road. A sports suspension, lowering the vehicle body by 20 millimeters (0.79 in), and a high-performance brake system ensure the power is well-controlled. The wheels are 18 inches in diameter. Optional high-end technologies enable the S4 to extend its advantage even further. The seven-speed S tronic shifts gears within hundredths of a second; the sport differential distributes power variably between the rear wheels while cornering at high speeds. Audi drive select allows the driver to alter the mode of operation of the engine, sport differential, S tronic, and steering. Dynamic steering and adaptive damper control round out the package. The Audi S5 Coupé, the Audi S5 Cabriolet and the Audi S5 Sportback The S5 Coupé has a 4.2 liter V8 under the hood. The direct injection of the FSI provides for ample power: 260 kW (354 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) peak torque. The manual transmission version of the powerful two-door accelerates to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.1 seconds, combining exhilarating high-revving, awesome pulling power, and throaty sound. Audi offers a sportier six-speed tiptronic transmission as an option to the standard six-speed manual transmission. 32/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  33. 33. The S5 Cabriolet and the S5 Sportback use the same TFSI engine as the S4. The supercharged three-liter V6 engine with an output of 245 kW (333 hp) delivers outstanding performance. The standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes only 5.4 (Sportback) or 5.6 (Cabriolet) seconds. The seven- speed S tronic in combination with the quattro drivetrain is standard here. The S sport suspension has been dynamically tuned for all three S5 models. The high-performance brake system, recognizable at a glance by the brake calipers painted black and with the S5 logo, ensures confident braking; the 18-inch wheels and broad tires deliver ferocious road grip. Audi also offers the Audi drive select vehicle dynamics control system, the sport differential, the damper control system and dynamic steering as options. The Audi S6 and the S6 Avant The Audi S6 – sedan and Avant – is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that sets the large S model apart from its competitors. Aided by direct fuel injection, this ten-cylinder engine generates 320 kW (435 hp) and 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) of torque. The highly cultured and sonorous engine provide for breathtaking performance: The S6 sedan sprints to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.2 seconds; the Avant requires just one-tenth of a second longer. The transmission of power is managed by a six-speed tiptronic system, optimized to rapid gear-shifting. The servotronic steering system is very direct; behind the 18-inch wheels sit large, ventilated brake discs. The Audi TTS The TTS, available as a Coupé and Roadster, is the epitome of a compact sports car. Its two-liter TFSI engine produces 200 kW (272 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque and accelerates the TTS Coupé with S tronic from a standing stop to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.2 seconds. Thanks to its largely aluminum body, the TTS is extremely light, with a base weight of only 1,395 kilograms (3075.45 lb). When coupled with the optional six- speed S tronic, the Coupé consumes an average of only 7.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (29.77 US mpg). The six-speed S tronic switches gears at lightning speed – even under severe loads and at high engine speeds. 33/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  34. 34. The heart of the quattro powertrain, the multi-plate clutch, redistributes the power as needed within a few fractions of a second. The TTS is fitted as standard with adaptive shock-absorber technology: Audi magnetic ride. In normal mode, it is well-balanced on the road. In “sport” mode, it translates the potential of its suspension (which lowers the vehicle body by 10 millimeters (0.39 in)) into uncompromisingly dynamic handling. Its high- performance brake system brings the car reliably and safely to a stop. The Audi RS 6 and the RS 6 Avant The RS 6 – in sedan and Avant form – is the high-performance athlete in the A6 family. Its breathtaking dynamics catapult it into a league of its own. Nevertheless, both body styles offer a high degree of functionality and the comfort of the business model line from Audi. The V10 engine outperforms its competition by generating 426 kW (580 hp) of power and 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft) of torque. Its five-liter engine utilizes racing technologies: FSI direct gasoline injection, twin turbocharging, and dry sump lubrication. This elevates the RS 6 to the level of a high-performance sports car. The sedan sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.5 seconds, and hits 200 km/h (124.27 mph) just 10 seconds later. The six-speed tiptronic is one of the current generation of Audi automatic transmissions with a sporty character. The geometry of the oil ducting ensures fast gear changes, while gear ratios are purposely kept short. The quattro system is also extremely dynamic. The sports suspension assuredly handles the power delivered by the twin-turbo V10. The standard Dynamic Ride Control DRC reduces superstructure motion by purely mechanical means. Oil lines and a central valve connect diagonally opposed pairs of shock absorbers. When cornering at speed, the valves regulate the oil flow in the shock absorber of the deflected front wheel. They increase the support provided and thus reduce lateral tilt. Optionally, the system may be supplemented by a three-stage adjustable damper characteristic. 34/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  35. 35. Both RS 6 models come standard with 19-inch wheels. Behind them is a high- performance brake system with six-piston fixed calipers up front. The optional 20-inch wheels permit the use of ceramic carbon-fiber brake discs. These are light, strong, durable and large – with a diameter of 420 millimeters (16.54 in) at the front and 356 millimeters (14.02 in) at the rear. The electronic stabilization program ESP can be disabled in two stages. The appearance of the RS 6 also leaves no doubt to its exceptional status. The most striking of its body modifications are the flared wheel wells with their sharp, horizontal upper edges. These so-called blisters are an homage to a milestone in automotive history, the Audi quattro – the pioneer of permanent all-wheel drive from the year 1980. The Audi TT RS Engines with five cylinders are also in Audi’s DNA. The brand has once again built such an engine – a high-performance engine. Underneath its hood, the TT RS features a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with FSI direct gasoline injection. It develops 250 kW (340 hp) and peak torque of 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft), yet consumes an average of just 9.2 liters per 100 kilometers (25.57 US mpg). Power and efficiency are not contradictions at Audi, but rather interdependent. The TT RS Coupé rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds; the Roadster in 4.7 seconds. Upon request, quattro GmbH will raise the governed top speed from 250 km/h (155.34 mph) to 280 km/h (173.98 mph). When the driver pushes the Sport button, a flap installed in the left exhaust tailpipe renders the unmistakable roar of the five-cylinder even more intense and the engine’s responsiveness is boosted further. The power-to-weight ratio of the TT RS Coupé – which weighs in at a mere 1,450 kilograms (3,196.70 lb) – is just 4.3 kilograms per hp; the Roadster’s power-to- weight ratio is 4.4 kg/hp. These low figures are due primarily to the extremely lightweight bodies – constructed as per the Audi Space Frame (ASF) principle – made of aluminum in the front and of sheet steel in the rear. A manual six-speed transmission with a sportily narrow gearing delivers the power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. 35/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com
  36. 36. The Audi TT RS features 18-inch wheels shod with 245/40 tires. The internally ventilated disc brakes measure 370 millimeters (14.57 in) in diameter in the front and 310 millimeters (12.20 in) in the rear. Black four-piston brake calipers bearing RS logos keep the friction rings in place. The electronic stabilization program (ESP) has a sport mode and can also be switched off partially or entirely. The standard TT RS sports suspension lowers the vehicle body by 10 millimeters (0.39 in). Adaptive shock-absorber technology, Audi magnetic ride, is available optionally. The TT RS thrills both the press and the public with its extraordinary power. Just a few months ago, the readers of the trade journal Auto Bild SportsCars awarded it the title “SportsCar 2009” among production coupés. 36/36 www.audi-mediaservices.com

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