|January 22, 2008
Audi Canada Announces Pricing for All-New A5 Coupe
TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Audi Canada today announced retail pricing for its all-new 2008 A5 coupe starting at $51,850. The A5 Coupe will be available in Audi retailer's showrooms at the end of the first quarter of 2008.
"Audi has a Grand Touring coupe once more," said Diego Ramos, Executive Vice President of Auto Canada. "The 2008 A5 mirrors the DNA of the Audi brand in a beautiful manner. It is 'Vorsprung durch Technik' with a luxurious ambience that makes every kilometre driven a delight."
The new A5 successfully unites Audi's highly acclaimed design language, acknowledged dynamic driving characteristics and refinement with the brand's traditional quality and sophistication in an all-new two-door coupe.
Progressive styling gives the A5 coupe an appearance that is both elegant and dynamic. With its muscular 3.2-Litre, 265 horsepower six-cylinder FSI engine, its newly developed high-precision running gear and a raft of innovative, luxury amenities, the Audi A5 has been crafted to be a modern grand tourer - a sports coupe in the finest tradition.
Reflecting Audi's 'Vorsprung durch Technik' philosophy, the all-new 2008 Audi A5 is characterised by a comprehensive array of high-tech standard equipment. The inclusive standard amenities list contains such items as 18-inch quattro GmbH five-arm alloy wheels, automatic 3-zone climate control, the MMI information and operating system, the Audi sound system with ten speakers, a six-disc CD changer and separate screen, memory system for the driver's seat and mirrors, heated front seats, cruise control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, bi-xenon headlights with auto-levelling and an LED strip of daytime running lights, a large power tilting sunroof, and an automatically opening trunk lid. The new comfort key and the electromechanical parking brake are also among the items included in the standard equipment package.
"When the new Audi A5 arrives in retailer showrooms in the coming weeks, it will open an entirely new chapter in the Audi product portfolio. It follows the function of movement in design and technology, and inspires a pure desire to get inside and drive," explained Audi Canada's Director of Marketing and Product Management, Karsten Ruwoldt. "For the engineers and designers behind this exciting new model, perfecting the driving experience was their motivation. The A5 will become a benchmark against which the power of ultramodern technologies and progressive design will have to be measured from now on."
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new 2008 Audi A5 Coupe starts at $51,850 for the all-wheel drive, 6-speed manual version, which will be in Audi retailer showrooms in March, and $53,350 for the A5 featuring a 6-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox, which will be available shortly thereafter. Optional equipment and other pricing information for the all-new A5 Coupe will be available closer to the launch date.
Audi's history in Canada dates to 1971, when the brand was first introduced to the Canadian market. Today, a network of over 37 Audi retailers nationwide sell and service a range of premium vehicles that include the Audi A3 sportback; the sporty A4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the high performance S4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the pulse-quickening RS 4 sports sedan; the design-leading A6 sedan and Avant; the Audi Q7 performance SUV; the all-aluminum Audi A8; the V10-powered S6 and sovereign S8 performance sedans; the all-new 2008 TT Coupe and Roadster models and the incredible new R8 mid-engined sports car.
Audi Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario and markets a line of luxury cars built in plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Germany, Bratislava, Slovakia and Gyor, Hungary. The parent company, AUDI AG, is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany.