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Old 06-19-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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Well, boys and girls. Looks like we're not getting the mid-cycle refresh that's all over the Internet. I have a 2015 TDI Prestige on order that's just been finished and will be leaving Germany any day. Proposed stateside arrival the week of July 14. Should I cancel and hold out for the updates? I really want the new lights, grille, and possibly the revised engine with 272HP.

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Well, boys and girls. Looks like we're not getting the mid-cycle refresh that's all over the Internet. I have a 2015 TDI Prestige on order that's just been finished and will be leaving Germany any day. Proposed stateside arrival the week of July 14. Attached are photos from dealer training that I was given by my salesperson. Should I cancel and hold out for the updates? I really want the new lights, grille, and possibly the revised engine with 272HP.

I feel your pain. I was holding out hope for a "secret" refresh on the A6 I have on order. Beyond the aesthetics, I was hoping to have the improved MMI's modular design for any future enhancements.

I've been waiting since April. While the updated would be nice, I can't see waiting another year. Just my 2 cents.
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Thanks. What is the source of the 2015 A7 info?
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Well, boys and girls. Looks like we're not getting the mid-cycle refresh that's all over the Internet. I have a 2015 TDI Prestige on order that's just been finished and will be leaving Germany any day. Proposed stateside arrival the week of July 14. Should I cancel and hold out for the updates? I really want the new lights, grille, and possibly the revised engine with 272HP.
The refresh will be a 2016 model for North America. Another year to wait.
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Source is my dealer rep who got it from a training class.
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My 2015 is now set for June 28th to hit port and it was dealer confirmed that it will not be the new design. It was ordered back in March. I would not wait a year just to see
some mild changes in the front and rear. I assume it would be that long.

In the end the 2015 got me the right to pay $680 more for the same car as I optioned out as a 2014.
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This was all hashed out on a thread a while back - the updated car will either be a 2015.5 or an early 2016, released in the US in 1Q2015 calendar year.
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Well, boys and girls. Looks like we're not getting the mid-cycle refresh that's all over the Internet. I have a 2015 TDI Prestige on order that's just been finished and will be leaving Germany any day. Proposed stateside arrival the week of July 14. Should I cancel and hold out for the updates? I really want the new lights, grille, and possibly the revised engine with 272HP.
I went to the dealership ready to place my order thinking I'd be getting the refreshed model only to hear that wouldn't be the case. My 2 cents, why not wait a year? Its more than a few aesthetic changes, its also a few technological advances based on what I've seen and read. Regardless of wether it is just a few aesthetics or not what sense does it make it put in 70k or sign lease terms to a vehicle that will be immediately viewed as outdated within a year or so by on lookers? Really depends on personal preference but me personally, for the price I'm about to pay, I want the latest model. Again, just my 2 cents. And as they say, "patience is a virtue". Cliche I know haha
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I went to the dealership ready to place my order thinking I'd be getting the refreshed model only to hear that wouldn't be the case. My 2 cents, why not wait a year? Its more than a few aesthetic changes, its also a few technological advances based on what I've seen and read. Regardless of wether it is just a few aesthetics or not what sense does it make it put in 70k or sign lease terms to a vehicle that will be immediately viewed as outdated within a year or so by on lookers?
In terms of onlookers, I don't think a casual onlooker would see the 2012-15 design as outdated. A die hard Audi fan will notice the refresh changes, and some will like them better, some will prefer the "legacy" A7 design. But in waiting a year you will also miss out on some damn fine fun!
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I went to the dealership ready to place my order thinking I'd be getting the refreshed model only to hear that wouldn't be the case. My 2 cents, why not wait a year? Its more than a few aesthetic changes, its also a few technological advances based on what I've seen and read. Regardless of wether it is just a few aesthetics or not what sense does it make it put in 70k or sign lease terms to a vehicle that will be immediately viewed as outdated within a year or so by on lookers? Really depends on personal preference but me personally, for the price I'm about to pay, I want the latest model. Again, just my 2 cents. And as they say, "patience is a virtue". Cliche I know haha
I'm really tempted to wait. More than aesthetics and MMI upgrades, I'm thinking we'll get the 272HP TDI. There's not been any info out there (that I could find) on torque rating, but it should go up too which will be really sick. And I hate driving "last year's" model. At least a 2016 will look current for a couple more years. And it is a ton of cash to plunk down on something I'm not certain I'll be happy about.
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The headlights LEDs in the "old" model are in my opinion nicer, two sets vs one, I have the VAGCOM mod so the DRL doesn't get cancelled when the turning signal is on and it looks really nice, you can't do that if you share the same LEDS for both functions.
The cluster design is nicer than the "flush" line (you can see an A4/A6 that already has the new design) and are brighter in daylight too (thicker LEDs)

The design is nicer in my opinion as well, it looks more like a R8 headlight than an A6

Besides that, the taillights, exhaust and tech improvements are really nice on the newer model.
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The headlights LEDs in the "old" model are in my opinion nicer, two sets vs one, I have the VAGCOM mod so the DRL doesn't get cancelled when the turning signal is on and it looks really nice, you can't do that if you share the same LEDS for both functions.
The cluster design is nicer than the "flush" line (you can see an A4/A6 that already has the new design) and are brighter in daylight too (thicker LEDs)
great analysis, in total agreement regarding the 2015 LED feralc!
ps: how did you do the VAGCOM mod? i'll do a search if redundant
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great analysis, in total agreement regarding the 2015 LED feralc!
ps: how did you do the VAGCOM mod? i'll do a search if redundant
Having seen my 2015 S7 for the first time yesterday I can confirm it looks like the 2014 with some options now standard. I like the current headlights so it is a matter of taste. Will the 2016 be a June launch or later next year?

I will have the car this weekend if questions come up.
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