Difference between Prestige & Premium Plus w/extra options
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??
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.
2010 Audi S4 6 Speed Manual Premium Plus
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.
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.
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.
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.
Current car: 2013 VW CC R-line 6MT
Previous cars: 2010 CC R-line 6MT, 2007 BMW 335i 6MT, 2006 A4 2.0T 6MT S-Line