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Old 10-07-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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Default Difference between Prestige & Premium Plus w/extra options

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I am about to drop an order on my FIRST Audi S4 S-tronic (and get out of my BMW 335).

I'm having difficulty in configuring. What is the difference between Prestige and Premium Plus w/ the extra things added in separately (B/O, NAV) besides the $2000 difference. Please don't tell me it's just the memory seat and the remote key. Sure would be dissapointing.

I'm optioning it pretty much loaded Phantom Black (Nav, B/O, sport diff, Driver assist, Black w/ Black/Red seats, SS, rear airbags, locks. Anything else??
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Compass in rear view mirror plus dimming mirrors too
19 inchers standard

But as far as I can tell thats pretty much it. And since i didnt want the 19 inch, remote key or memory seat I decided not to go for Prestige but get a Prem + with B&O, Nav and Sports Diff


Additional difference, if you get the Prem + with Nav you get the rear backup system with camera (which i also want). If you get prestige, that Nav doesnt have it and you need the driver assist package for additional $$$ to get the rear camera plus the side assist (the latter i dont care for).


I think the dimming mirrors shouldve been standard on the Premium + and thats the only thing I feel bad about missing from the Prestige currently.
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Yeah, that's right.

Note that for the rear-view mirror at least, you can get a OEM Gentex auto-dimming mirror for $79.00 If you want the compass or compass and temp mirrors, they're $179 and $249, respectively. The tricky part is hooking up the wire harness to the car's electrical system. Still, if it's all you really want from the Prestige, it's cheaper than a few thousand bucks.
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Memory seat is not standard on Premium Plus either. I think the little things like seat memory and dimming mirrors should be standard for both..
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Memory seat is not standard on Premium Plus either. I think the little things like seat memory and dimming mirrors should be standard for both..
I agree, and while I understand streamlining things to keep production costs down with what could happen with a ton of ala carte choices, I think they could unbundle a lot really.
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Memory seat is not standard on Premium Plus either. I think the little things like seat memory and dimming mirrors should be standard for both..
I agree too, but I think Audi did the right thing here because although they seem like standard options, dropping things like these is what allowed Audi to get the new S4 to its current price point which makes it MUCH more available to the masses.
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I agree, and while I understand streamlining things to keep production costs down with what could happen with a ton of ala carte choices, I think they could unbundle a lot really.
Good chance when Audi raises base price for 2011 model we will see these features added to prem+. In fairness to Audi though BMW does not have those 2 features standard on either the 3 or 5.
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I got a link from my dealer the other day (I can share here if anyone is interested) outlining the changes from '09 to '10 in the A4, many of the changes were things like bringing stuff which was previously only availible on the Prestige, down to an option for P+ buyers (Like B&O option, and LED tailights standard), so it's highly likely to see in coming years.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:12 PM   #9
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The audio system in the Prestige trim has a DVD player which is not available on Premium Plus. I would say that if you are planning to lease, definitely go with a loaded P+ since it has 3 points higher residual. If you are purchasing, your decision is a little tougher and you have to decide if the DVD capability, memory seats, advanced key, auto dimming mirrors and compass are worth about 2 grand.
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I think I read somewhere that a guy had a Prem + one with Nav and it did have DVD, despite it not being a Prestige. He was surprised. This may have been an A5 2.0 though. But still.

Am keeping fingers cross it'll be like that on the S4
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The audio system in the Prestige trim has a DVD player which is not available on Premium Plus. I would say that if you are planning to lease, definitely go with a loaded P+ since it has 3 points higher residual. If you are purchasing, your decision is a little tougher and you have to decide if the DVD capability, memory seats, advanced key, auto dimming mirrors and compass are worth about 2 grand.
It has B&O and MMI obviously. Going to Vag it to have video in motion next week too.
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The audio system in the Prestige trim has a DVD player which is not available on Premium Plus. I would say that if you are planning to lease, definitely go with a loaded P+ since it has 3 points higher residual. If you are purchasing, your decision is a little tougher and you have to decide if the DVD capability, memory seats, advanced key, auto dimming mirrors and compass are worth about 2 grand.
What do you mean DVD player? Like it plays on the nav screen? I didn't know that.
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What do you mean DVD player? Like it plays on the nav screen? I didn't know that.
The standard player in the Prestige is a DVD player. There's a VAG COM 'hack' to enable DVD playback on the Nav screen while the car is in motion.
Prem + w/ Nav *may* be able to do it, which would make sense since the Prestige Nav+ is DVD based.
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For what it's worth... I like the remote key thing. Wish I had it on my other cars.
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Breaking it down, Prestige adds $6,100 to the Prem+ price.
So looking at the invidual pieces of the 'Prestige' package:
$2500 Nav+/3G MMI/Color Info System/Voice Control
$900 19" Wheels/Tires
$850 B&O Sound System
$4250 - Total

So the remaining $1850 gets you:
- Advanced Key, Keyless Start/Stop
- Auto Dimming Mirrors/Compass
- Auto Memory Seats

It'll be worth not having to manually move the seats/mirrors after my fiancée drives
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The audio system in the Prestige trim has a DVD player which is not available on Premium Plus. I would say that if you are planning to lease, definitely go with a loaded P+ since it has 3 points higher residual. If you are purchasing, your decision is a little tougher and you have to decide if the DVD capability, memory seats, advanced key, auto dimming mirrors and compass are worth about 2 grand.
..and I found out also includes 19" wheels which now brings the difference to $1100 for the above items plus 3 points lower on residual value if you lease which I don't do.
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The difference is $1850, not $1100, plus you don't get the rear view camera/rear parking sensors with Prestige unless you pay $900 for the Driver Assist package, which would bring the difference to $2750 but give you Lane Assist as well.

It depends on what options are important to you, of course. If you don't care about, e.g., the 19" wheels, then the Prestige looks comparatively worse.

The Premium Plus to Prestige delta on the A4 is $900 smaller for no good reason that I can see, so there Prestige seems like a much more obvious option if you want most of the individual options.
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The standard player in the Prestige is a DVD player. There's a VAG COM 'hack' to enable DVD playback on the Nav screen while the car is in motion.
Prem + w/ Nav *may* be able to do it, which would make sense since the Prestige Nav+ is DVD based.
Does having that hack done do anything to the car's warranty? I think that sounds pretty cool -- albeit distracting whilst driving. lol
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I went thru this same decision when ordering mine. I went with the Prem Plus - only option I really missed was the keyless feature. I ordered the backup camera option separately. Didn't really want the 19's anyway, preferred the cushier ride of the 18's. however I could've easily been swayed to go with the Premium as well. can't go wrong in either case.
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Does having that hack done do anything to the car's warranty? I think that sounds pretty cool -- albeit distracting whilst driving. lol
This in and of itself won't void anything, and it's highly unlikely they would know you did it, if you use VAG in stealth mode, or left a DVD in the player when the dealership took it out for a test drive after servicing and noticed it was playing while driving.

Most dealerships are about in and out fast service, and are not going to pour over your ECU unless there is a specific request and reason to (and many don't have anyone with the expertise to know what to look for specifically anyway). However...


If there is a new ECU firmware version out, they will likely flash it to the upgraded version, which will wipe out any changes you made to yours, so you would have to redo everything. Likewise if for some reason they DO find out you did this, it might warrent them looking deeper to see if you did something more invasive which might harm something, and more to the point, they might assume you have and if there is any warranty claim, they could potentially say something like "Well we know there were unauthorized changes to the ECU, and we don't know everything that was changed, so we are going to assume it was a change which caused part "X" to break or malfunction."
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