So I placed an order for my new Q5 in May and due to the 5 month lead date, the model will be built on the 2015 specification. Among other things, this now doesn't come with a spare wheel or a space saver spare.
Instead Audi are giving a tyre replacement kit, for obvious reasons this save on weight and space, but I rather like the comfort of knowing I have an actual spare. beside the repair kit can't be used if the side wall is damaged or the puncture is near the edges of the tyre.
I've asked my dealer and they say it's an extra £500 - £600 for a spare wheel (very costly), I don't expect them to pick up the cost, even though I'm spending near enough £50k for the car, but would expect some sort of option to swap out the kit for a spare.
Unfortunately, you cannot opt in for a spare wheel instead of the kit, there is not even an option to order the wheel in brochure anymore. There was in the 2010 Feb brochure :
Does this bother anyone, and does anyone know where I can pick up a cheap spare / space saver ?