By Audi Media
- A5 and Q7 are honored in the luxury midsize convertible and luxury large SUV categories
– The Edmunds.com Awards recognize brands and models with highest projected private party value five years after their launch
– Audi A5 and Q7 set standards in design, performance, technology, and luxury
HERNDON, Va. – The 2014 Audi A5 and Audi Q7 have been honored as 2014 Best Retained Value® vehicles by Edmunds.com in the luxury midsize convertible and luxury large SUV categories. The awards highlight vehicles that have the highest projected private party residual value five years after their launch.
“Audi is proud to be honored in the 2014 Edmunds.com Best Retained Value awards,” said Mark Del Rosso, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Audi of America. “These awards are a reflection of the quality of the A5 and Q7 models – two top-performing vehicles that have proven they can more than stand the test of time.”
Known for setting new standards for sportiness and efficiency in the mid-size segment of the premium market, the 2014 A5 combines beauty, power and efficiency. The A5 features a 2.0-liter TFSI® engine that offers quattro® all-wheel drive and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission. For the 2014 Model Year, the A5 received an increase in horsepower to 220. Inside, the A5 represents an ever-higher standard being set by Audi for its expressiveness, comfort and technology matched by the brand’s signature fit and finish.
The seven-passenger Audi Q7 exceeds driver and passenger expectations for functionality and comfort. Q7 customers have the option of a gasoline turbocharged, fuel-injected 3.0 liter TFSI engine, or a powerful yet fuel efficient V6 turbocharged direct injection TDI clean diesel engine. The Audi Q7 features a luxurious, premium interior including heated and available cooled, twelve-way power front seats, fore and aft adjustable rear middle seats, and foldable seats in the third row. The 2014 Audi Q7 offers Audi connect with a rolling Wi-Fi® hotspot for up to eight passenger devices and Google Voice Local Search. The Audi music interface with iPod® and iPhone® connectivity helps ensure user friendly perusing of play lists and song titles via the MMI® system. A full complement of airbags, including Sideguard® head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats helps ensure passengers stay safe.
The model-level awards are based on a computation, for each qualifying model, of: (i) the average cash TMV® price over the first five months (if available; minimum of three months) for such model, and (ii) the average projected five-year depreciation computed for each of the first twelve months after the launch of such model.
Only model year 2014 vehicles that launched by December 31, 2013 can qualify for the awards. In addition, each vehicle must have had sales in February 2014 that were not less than 20% of the average sales in that month of all models that fell in its Vehicle Type Category and Edmunds.com must have had TMV data for the vehicle model for a minimum of three months.