Audi of America: 2006 Model Year Change Points

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September 4, 2005

Source: Audi of America

In order to meet a wider range of customer requests, Audi now offers a number of features for “sold orders” only. This means that customers who place an order with the dealer and are prepared to wait for it can select from a broader palette of options and colors depending on the model.

NEW FOR 2006: All cars with Bluetooth preparation (A6 and A8 standard, available on A3 and A4 with available phone preparation) now can operate with the palmOne Treo 650 Smartphone (GSM). Audi is the first manufacturer to offer broad interoperability with the Treo 650 Smartphone (GSM) including access to Favorites, Dialed Numbers and Missed Calls. A cradle will be available which will provide power to the Treo while in use and access to an external antenna.

Satellite radio (Sirius and XM) preparation standard for all cars (since 2004 MY in the US and will be standard in Canada as of Fall 2005)

Audi TT Coupe / Roadster 180 HP / 225 HP / 250 HP

New red interior color (Coupe models only)

Audi A3


  • A3 3.2 quattro with DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) in showrooms in December

    New phone prep with Bluetooth and phone voice control available

    DSG with Hill Holder

    Bi-Xenon replacing Xenon (running change)

    Audi A4 Cabriolet

    MY 2005 Mid Year Changes

    New middle console (concurrent with sedan/Avant) with two cupholders and an additional power outlet

    Addition of A4 Cabriolet S-Line

  • Brushed aluminum trim
  • 18″ quattro GmbH / BBS 14-spoke wheels with 18″ high performance tires
  • Sport suspension
  • S-line badging on exterior

    New DVD Navigation system available with two SD memory card slots for audio files

    MY 2006

    New phone prep with Bluetooth

    S-Line Cabriolet replaces sport package

    Sport suspension – available on sold orders on all A4 Cabriolet models

    Wood trim standard on 1.8T A4 Cabriolet

    17″ wheel 6-spoke standard (B6 A4 Cabriolet)

    18″ 5-arm wheel in S-line package

    Rear Parktronic available as an option for sold orders on all A4 models

    4-spoke Multi Function steering wheel standard on A4 Cabriolet (S4 remains w 3-spoke steering wheel)

    Heated rear seats available to complete the vehicle’s all-weather appeal

    New beige/grey interior (Available Fall 2005)

    New Torsen C 40/60 torque split (S4 manual only)

    S4 “V8” badges on Cabriolet below side blinker lights

    Rear Parktronic available as an option on S4 models

    Audi A4/S4: Sedan/Avant

    MY 2006


  • A4 3.2 quattro 6-speed manual sedan
  • A4 3.2 quattro 6-speed manual Avant
  • A4 3.2 CVT multitronic FrontTrak front wheel drive (sedan only, USA only)

    New phone prep with Bluetooth and phone voice control available

    S-line sedan/Avant replacing sport package

  • 18″ 5-arm quattro GmbH wheels
  • Sport suspension
  • Brushed aluminum interior trim
  • Exterior package
  • Front and rear bumpers
  • Rear trunklid lip spoiler
  • Front grille with S-line logo
  • Door exterior side sills with sporty design
  • S-line roof spoiler (for Avant models)
  • S-line badges in front grille and on rear side doors
  • S-line script on interior door sills
  • 3-spoke perforated leather steering wheel with multi-function controls (CVT and Tiptronic have shift paddles) with triple stitching in red/black/silver and S-line badge
  • Available only with black interior and grey headliner

    Sport suspension – available for sold orders on all A4 sedan/Avant models

    Wood segment steering wheel – available for sold orders

    Wood trim available on 2.0T Sedan/Avant

    Wood trim standard on 3.2 Sedan/Avant

    Rear Parktronic available on A4 sedan/Avant sold orders

    17″ 5 double-spoke wheel in 2.0T premium pkg, standard on 3.2

    Optional 17″ 16-spoke wheel replacing 5-spoke wheel for sold orders

    18″ 14-spoke BBS design “Challenge” wheel in S4 premium package

    Hill hold function (on all CVT models)

    S4 “V8” badges on sedan/Avant below side blinker lights

    S4 interior trim changes to brushed aluminum; grey birch & carbon optional

    Rear Parktronic available on S4 models (sedan/Avant)

    New Torsen C 40/60 torque split (S4 manual only)

    Audi A6

    MY 2006


  • A6 Avant 3.2 Tiptronic quattro
  • A6 3.2 sedan with multitronic CVT FrontTrak front wheel drive

    S-line now for both 3.2 and 4.2 sedans

  • Sport suspension
  • Front grille with S-line badge
  • Aluminum door sills with S-line badge
  • S-line front and rear bumpers
  • Gray birch wood trim
  • 18-inch 5-arm quattro GmbH wheels with 245/40 R18″ summer performance tires
  • Available with all-season tires as desired at no extra cost

    Bose surround sound standard on 4.2

    Front heated seats standard on 3.2 Avant & 4.2

    Adaptive Cruise Control available

    Adaptive air suspension available

    Aluminum door sill trim as standard

    Color Driver Information Center, when Navigation or ACC is present

    Tire pressure monitoring standard (US only)

    Valet function for glove box

    17″ wheel standard on 3.2 quattro models

    18″ wheel now in High gloss (replaces C5G)

    Wood and leather segment Multi-Function steering wheel w/ paddles & wood shift knob available on 3.2 and 4.2 sedan

    Heated steering wheel controlled by a separate switch available on sold orders only

    3.2 now receives LEV II emission certification

    Wood trim standard on all models

    Atlas Gray metallic exterior color

    New color Misano red (S-Line only)

    Audi A8

    MY 2005 Mid Year Changes

    Sport package available on A8 4.2

  • 19″ 5-arm alloy wheels with either summer performance tires or all season tires
  • Multifunction leather 3-spoke sport steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Adaptive air suspension – Sport mode

    MY 2006

    New single-frame grille for all A8s

    Audi Parking System with graphic display

    Adaptive front light for all A8s

    Heated steering wheel controlled by a separate switch available

    Wood-segment steering wheel available (standard W12)

    18″ 5-spoke wheel standard

    New 18″ Y-spoke wheel

    19″ performance tire now only avail w/ sport package

    Rainsensor standard (added to existing light sensor)

    New design color Driver Information Center

    Daytime Running Light added to Xenon

    Audi Exclusive packages available on all A8 models in Red and Anis Yellow

  • Valcona leather seats with contrasting piping
  • Leather on door armrests and center console
  • Wood/leather steering wheel and matching wood shift knob
  • Unique wood trim (with Intarsia on the Anis Yellow)
  • Floor mats with matching piping

    New color Quartz Gray Metallic (replaces atlas gray)

    New color Garnet Red Pearl Effect

    Glove box lock

    Interior leather variant upgrade now standard on A8L

    W12 side badge changes from molding to front fender

    W12 specific rocker panel

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