Breaking: Audi reveals 2013 model changes

 

2013 brings four new models with the addition of a few minor changes and product refreshes to the Audi line up. The most notable additions include the RS 5, S6, S7 , S8 and the Q7 gains a new engine with updated power figures.

The Q5 and R8 details are absent at this time. This doesn’t mean they will be unavailable, it just means that Audi is not yet prepared to release the details for these models for the 2013 model year. Both models are scheduled to receive their refresh relatively soon and this likely bolsters expectations for the updates to come out soon. 

We have painstakingly gone through this and done our best to highlight the changes that we have noticed from the 2012 guide. 

A3:

Brings no changes until 2014 when the Sedan enters the market.

A4/S4/allroad:

The allroad returns for 2013. While A4/S4 receive a mid-cycle refresh. Audi has updated the front and rear bodywork with a more aggressive design. To bring the A4/S4 inline with the rest of the models Audi Connect has also been added.

No major changes to the Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige packages of 2013.

A4:

The S line front & rear bumpers and side valences are gone from the Premium Plus model and again relegated to an option only on the Prestige A4. The S line and Sport Package also see the addition of the 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel. 

Options changes for 2013: 

Added:

  • Lighting Package
  • S line package (removed plus designation and titanium options)
  • Audi driver Assist package
  • 17″ 5-arm-Dynamic design wheels with 225/50 all-season tires
  • 18″ 10-spoke-Dynamic-design wheels with 245/40 all-season tires
  • Fine Grain Ash Natural inlays
  • Layered Oak inlays

Removed:

  • Style Package
  • S line plus package
  • Audi drive select package
  • Rear acoustic parking sensors
  • 18″ quattro GmbH 5-spoke-design wheels with 245/40 all-season tires
  • 18″ 10-spoke-design Chrome-clad wheels with 245/40 summer tires
  • Audi adaptive cruise control with braking guard

Exterior color changes:

Added:

  • Volcano Red Metallic
  • Scuba Blue Metallic

Interior color changes:

Added:

  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Velvet Beige 

Removed:

  • Light Gray
  • Cardamom Beige 

Decorative Inlays:

  • Aluminum Trigon replaced Aluminum Hologram 

S4:

The 19″ 5-segment-spoke-design wheels with 255/35 summer tires are no longer standard in the Prestige package. The 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel replaces the 3-spoke steering wheel.

Options changes for 2013:

Added:

  • Driver Assist package
  • Audi quattro with sports differential
  • Audi adaptive damping suspension 

Removed:

  • Titanium Package
  • Audi drive select w/ Sports differential
  • Rear acoustic parking sensors

Exterior color changes:

Added:

  • Estoril Blue Crystal Effect
  • Volcano Red Metallic

Removed:

  • Brilliant Red

Interior color changes:

Added:

  • Black / Lunar Silver
  • Black / Chestnut Brown

Removed:

  • Black / Pearl Silver

allroad:

Follows the same Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige packages, colors and options of the A4.

A5/S5/A5 Cabriolet/S5 Cabriolet/RS 5:

The much-anticipated RS 5 joins the line up. The A5/S5/A5 Cabriolet/S5 Cabriolet receives a mid-cycle refresh. Audi has updated the front and rear bodywork with a more aggressive design. To bring the A5/S5 inline with the rest of the models Audi Connect has also been added.

No major changes to the Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige packages of 2013.

A5 Coupe/Cabriolet:

No notable changes.

Options changes for 2013:

Added:

  • Lighting Package
  • S line package (removed plus designation and titanium options)
  • Audi drive select package
  • 18″ 5-arm-Dynamic design wheels with 245/40 all-season tires
  • 9″ 10-spoke-Design wheels with 255/35 summer tires
  • Fine Grain Ash Natural inlays
  • Layered Oak inlays

Removed:

  • Style Package
  • S line plus package
  • Audi drive select package
  • Rear acoustic parking sensors
  • 19″ 5-arm-Y-design wheels with 255/35 summer tires
  • 19″ 10-spoke-design Chrome-clad wheels with 255/35 summer tires
  • Audi adaptive cruise control with braking guard

Exterior color changes:

Added:

  • Cuvée Silver Metallic

Removed:

  • Teak Brown Metallic

Interior color changes:

Added:

  • Titanium Gray
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Velvet Beige

Removed:

  • Light Gray
  • Cardamom Beige

Decorative Inlays:

  • Aluminum Trigon replaced Aluminum Hologram

S5 Coupe/Cabriolet:

The biggest change is the replacement of the 4.2 FSI, 8 CYL. 354 HP with the 3.0 TFSI, 6 CYL., 333 HP. Also, the 7-speed S tronic transmission replaces the 6-speed tiptronic. The 18″ 5-parallel-spoke S-design wheels with 245/40 summer tires replaces the 19″ 5-parallel-spoke-Star-design wheels with 255/35 summer tires. The 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel replaces the 3-spoke steering wheel.

Options changes for 2013: 

Added:

  • Driver Assist package
  • Audi quattro with sports differential
  • Audi adaptive damping suspension

Removed:

  • Titanium Package
  • Audi drive select w/ Sports differential
  • Rear acoustic parking sensors

Exterior color changes:

Added:

  • Estoril Blue Crystal Effect
  • Volcano Red Metallic

Removed:

  • Brilliant Red

Interior color changes:

Added:

  • Black / Lunar Silver
  • Black / Chestnut Brown

Removed:

  • Black / Pearl Silver
  • Black / Tuscan Brown

 

RS 5:

4.2 FSI, 8 CYL., 450

Standard Features:

  • 19″ 10-spoke forged wheels with 265/35 summer tires Audi music interface with iPod cable
  • Audi concert radio (1CD) with SIRIUS satellite radio
  • Audi xenon plus front lighting with LED DRLs & taillights Auto-dimming interior mirror with compass Auto-dimming, heated exterior mirrors
  • RS-design Carbon Fiber inlays
  • Color driver information system with trip computer Garage door opener (HomeLink)
  • Heated, 12-way power front seats with driver memory Preparation for mobile phone (Bluetooth)
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles Audi adaptive light
  • Audi advanced key
  • Headlight washer system
  • RS exterior kit:
  • Wide-body design
  • Speed-activated rear spoiler
  • Matte Alu-optic mirror housings & grille
  • Dual oval-outlet exhaust, silver pipe finishers
  • V8 badging on front fenders, RS 5 logos on grille & trunk lid
  • Fine Nappa leather RS-embossed sport seats
  • Tire sealant / mobility kit with tools and car jack Split-folding rear seatback
  • RS-specific sport suspension & brake system Three-zone climate control
  • Tilting glass panel sunroof with retractable shade Audi quattro with sports differential
  • Front and rear acoustic parking sensors
  • 174 mph top speed limiter

Options:

  • Audi MMI Navigation plus package
  • Driver Assist package
  • Titanium package
  • 20″ 5-arm-Rotor-design wheels, silver finish, with 275/30 summer tires
  • Ceramic Front Brakes
  • Leather / Alcantara S Sport seats
  • Matte Alu-Optic package
  • Aluminum Race inlays
  • Sports exhaust system with black finishers
  • Power rear window sunshade

Exterior Colors:

  • Phantom Black Pearl Effect
  • Panther Black Crystal Effect
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Ibis White
  • Prism Sliver Crystal Effect
  • Misano Red Pearl Effect
  • Sepang Blue Pearl Effect

Interior Colors:

  • Black
  • Lunar Silver

A6/S6

The S6 returns for 2013 with an all new 4.0 TFSI, 8 cyl., 420 HP engine.  The A6 2.0T gains an 8-speed Auto Tiptronic quattro option.

2.0T options changes for 2013: 

8-speed Auto Tiptronic quattro

Added:

  • 20″ 10-spoke V-design wheels with summer performance tires
  • Power trunk open/ close
  • Bose Sound System with Subwoofer
  • Layered Oak Wood Inlay

Removed:

  • 18” Sport Package 

3.0T options changes for 2013:

Added:

  • Premium: Engine Start/Stop efficiency function
  • Premium Plus: Advanced key
  • Innovation Package gains Top view 360 degree camera with front and rear corner view
  • Audi side assist / Audi pre sense rear / Power folding mirrors
  • BOSE Sound System with Subwoofer
  • Power trunk open/close
  • Layered Oak Wood Inlay 

Removed:

  • 18” Sport Package 

No exterior or interior color changes.

S6:

4.0 TFSI, 8 cyl., 420 HP - quattro S tronic

Standard Features:

  • 19” 5-parallel spoke (S design) wheels with 255/40 summer tires Adaptive, Audi xenon plus lights with LED DRLs
  • S6 exclusive front and rear bumpers
  • Power sunroof, glass
  • Space-saving spare tire
  • Exterior mirror housings in Alu-optic
  • Energy recovery system without stop-start
  • Valcona Leather interior with diamond stitching
  • Audi advanced key (keyless entry & ignition)
  • Ambient lighting plus (LED) including sunglass holder Audi MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch
  • 1CD/DVD player with HD radio
  • BOSE Surround Sound System
  • Preparation for mobile phone (Bluetooth®)
  • Audi drive select
  • 4-zone climate control
  • quattro with sports differential
  • Static cornering lights (halogen)
  • Adaptive air suspension, S6 tuning
  • Aluminum door sills with S6 logo
  • Heated, auto-dimming exterior mirrors (manual folding) V8T badging on front fenders
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • S Sport seats with S6 embossing
  • Heated, 12-way power front seats w/ driver memory and lumbar adjustment 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel w/ shift paddles, S6 logo
  • Electric steering column with memory
  • Audi connect w/ online services (with 6 month trial subscription)
  • Audi music interface w/ iPod cable
  • Audi parking system plus with rearview camera
  • Garage door opener (HomeLink)
  • Fine Grain Ash Natural inlays

Options:

  • Innovation Package
  • Gold Weather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Comfort Seating Package
  • LED Headlights
  • 20” 5-parallel-spoke-Star-design wheels with 255/35 summer tires
  • Audi side assist / Audi pre sense rear / Power folding mirrors
  • Power Rear window sunshade and manual rear door sunshade
  • Brushed Aluminum inlays
  • Carbon Atlas inlays
  • Layered Oak inlays
  • Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
  • Rear Side airbags
  • Black cloth headliner

Exterior Colors:

  • Ibis White
  • Brilliant Black
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Quartz Gray Metallic
  • Oolong Gray Metallic
  • Havanna Black Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Metallic
  • Estoril Blue Crystal Effect
  • Phantom Black Pearl Effect

Interior Colors:

  • S Sport seat – Black
  • S Sport seat – Lunar Silver
  • Comfort seat – Black

A7/S7

The S7 makes it debut for 2013 with an all new 4.0 TFSI, 8 cyl., 420 HP 

A7 options changes for 2013:

Added:

  • Premium: Engine Start/Stop efficiency function
  • Premium Plus: Advanced key
  • Innovation Package gains Corner view system (front & rear)
  • Audi side assist / Audi pre sense rear / Power folding mirrors
  • BOSE Sound System with Subwoofer
  • Power trunk open/close
  • Layered Oak Wood Inlay 

Added:

  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect (Prestige Only)

Removed:

  • Savana Beige Pearl Effect

S7

4.0 TFSI, 8 cyl., 420 HP - quattro S tronic

Standard Features:

  • 19” 5-parallel spoke (S design) wheels with 255/40 summer tires
  • quattro with sports differential
  • Adaptive, Audi xenon plus lights with LED DRLs
  • Static cornering lights (halogen)
  • S7 exclusive front and rear bumpers
  • Adaptive air suspension, S7 tuning
  • Power sunroof, glass
  • Aluminum door sills with S7 logo
  • Power tailgate
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Space-saving spare tire
  • Auto-dimming, manual folding exterior mirrors
  • Exterior mirror housings in Alu-optic
  • V8T badging on front fenders
  • Energy recovery system without stop-start
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Valcona Leather interior with diamond stitching
  • S Sport seats front & rear with S7 embossing on front seats
  • Audi advanced key (keyless entry & ignition)
  • Heated, 12-way power front seats w/ driver memory and lumbar a
  • Ambient lighting plus (LED) including sunglass holder
  • 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel w/ shift paddles, S6 logo
  • Audi MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch
  • Electric steering column with memory
  • 1CD/DVD player with HD radio
  • Audi connect w/ online services (with 6 month trial subscription)
  • BOSE Surround Sound System
  • Audi music interface w/ iPod® cable
  • Preparation for mobile phone (Bluetooth®)
  • Audi parking system plus with rearview camera
  • Audi drive select
  • Garage door opener (HomeLink®)
  • 4-zone climate control
  • Fine Grain Ash Natural inlays
  • Three-zone climate control

Options:

  • Innovation Package
  • Gold Weather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Comfort Seating Package
  • LED Headlights
  • 20” 5-parallel-spoke-Star-design wheels with 255/35 summer tires
  • Audi side assist / Audi pre sense rear / Power folding mirrors
  • Power Rear window sunshade and manual rear door sunshade
  • Brushed Aluminum inlays
  • Carbon Atlas inlays
  • Layered Oak inlays
  • Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
  • Rear Side airbags
  • Black cloth headliner

Exterior Colors:

  • Ibis White
  • Brilliant Black
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Quartz Gray Metallic
  • Oolong Gray Metallic
  • Havanna Black Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Metallic
  • Estoril Blue Crystal Effect
  • Phantom Black Pearl Effect

Interior Colors:

  • S Sport seat – Black
  • S Sport seat – Lunar Silver
  • Comfort seat – Black

Q7

3.0 TFSI / 3.0 TDI

The 3.0 TDI receives a slight power increase to 240HP and 428 lbs/tq.

Note: We were told the added power comes from a 2nd turbo. We have yet to confirm this officially with Audi. 

 No major changes to the Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige packages of 2013.

Options

Added:

  • Technology Package – Corner view camera system
  • Rear Seat Entertainment system

Exterior color changes:

Added:

  • Atlantis Blue

Removed:

  • Mugello Blue Pearl Effect

A8/A8 L/A8 L W12/S8

A8/A8 L/A8 L W12

The 4.2L FSI, 8 CYL., 372 HP is replaced by 3.0 TFSI, 6 CYL., 333 HP in the A8 and A8 L. 

Options

Added:

  • Start/Stop system with energy recovery
  • Sport Design Package
  • Comfort Package
  • Assam Gray Vavona inlays
  • Dark Brown Walnut inlays

Removed:

  • Audi design section package Balao brown
  • Premium Package
  • Drive select plus package
  • Fine Grain Birch Wood Pearl Beige Inlays
  • Fine Grain Ash Velvet Brown Inlays
  • Vavona Wood Assam Gray Inlays

Exterior Color changes:

None

Interior color changes:

Removed:

  • Silk Beige
  • Balao Brown

S8

4.0 TFSI, 8 CYL., 520 HP - quattro tiptronic

Standard Features:

  • 21″ 5-triple-spoke wheels with 265/35 summer tires
  • quattro with sports differential
  • Audi dynamic steering
  • Adaptive air suspension, S8 tuning
  • S8-exclusive front and rear bumpers
  • Exterior mirror housings in Alu-optic
  • V8T badging on front fenders
  • Full LED headlights (lights, turn signals, DRLs)
  • Vision Assistance package:
  • Top view camera system (front, mirrors, rear)
  • High beam assistant
  • Dual pane acoustic side windows
  • 3-spoke multifunction wheel with shift paddles
  • Carbon Atlas inlays & shifter
  • Alcantara headliner
  • Valcona Leather interior
  • Power rear and rear side window sunshades
  • Ventilation and massage functions, front
  • Convenience package:
  • 22-way comfort sport seats
  • Advanced key (keyless entry & ignition)
  • Diamond stitched pattern
  • Power trunk (open & close)
  • Fine Nappa Leather package:
  • Center console, door armrests, airbag cap
  • Warm Weather package:
  • Energy recovery system without stop-start
  • 4-zone climate control
  • Audi parking system plus (front & rear sensors)
  • Servo-assist door closers

Options:

  • S8 Driver Assistance package
  • S8 lane assist package
  • S8 Cold Weather package
  • Audi design selection, Balao Brown
  • Audi Rear Seat Entertainment – dual 10″ screens, DVD player, wireless headphones, additional MMI control panel
  • Night vision assistant
  • Solar sunroof
  • Black Alcantara headliner
  • Full Leather Package
  • Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
  • Leather shifter
  • Walnut Brown inlays
  • Vavona Wood Assam Gray Inlays
  • Fine Grain Ash Natural inlays

Exterior Colors:

  • Phantom Black Pearl Effect
  • Havanna Black Metallic
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Prism Silver Crystal Effect
  • Glacier White Metallict

Interior Colors:

  • Black
  • Nougat Brown
  • Lunar Silver
  • Velvet Beige
  • Balao Brown

TT Coupe/TT Roadster/TT S/ TT RS

No changes to the Premium/Premium Plus packages

TT Coupe/TT Roadster

Options

Added:

S Line Competition Package

  • 19″ Rotor Design wheels in matte Black with 255/35 R19 Y performance tires
  • S Line interior
  • Sport Edition black exhaust finishers
  • S line exterior
  • S line sport suspension
  • Exterior black elements (TTRS spoiler, mirrors, splitter)
  • Rear diffuser
  • Black optic package
  • Headlight washers

Exterior color changes:

Added:

  • Daytona Grey
  • Samoa Orange

Removed:

  • Dakota Gray Metallic
  • Volcano Red Metallic

Interior color changes:

Added:

  • Madras Brown

Removed:

  • Nougat Brown

TT S

Options

Added:

  • Audi exclusive Bi-Color interior - Exclusive two – color Fine Nappa Leather interior in Black / Red
  • Audi exclusive Bi-Color interior - Exclusive two – color Fine Nappa Leather interior in Black / Titanium

Exterior color changes:

Added:

  • Samoa Orange

Removed:

  • Solar Orange

 TT RS

No Changes

Full Order Guide: Audi 2013 Order Guide

17 Responses to “Breaking: Audi reveals 2013 model changes”


  1. 1 Dustin Brown

    From the way it is written here it looks like Audi has removed rear parking sensors from all 4 and 5 models. Is that how everyone else is reading it? Is it now just standard instead of an option. Not having those could be a real deal breaker for me. Between having to back into my garage and towing a trailer it is a really nice thing to have.

  2. 2 Mike

    Dustin, The backup sensors are part of the MMI package again. The sensors were a stand alone option last year due to a short supply on the backup cameras.

    Audi MMI Navigation plus package
    1 CD/DVD-player & HD radio
    HDD Navi with voice control
    Color driver information system
    MMI “high” control panel
    Audi parking system plus with rearview camera
    Audi connect with online services

  3. 3 Garrett E

    Hey Mike, Great post. You missed one thing though that stuck out!
    The Q7 finally has the option of a factory installed RSE. Keep it up!

  4. 4 Mike

    Thanks Garrett!

  5. 5 SpeedTriple

    Is the sport diff in the S4/5 now part of a package?

  6. 6 Mike

    Thanks for catching that. I was working on this very late.

    It’s now Audi quattro with sports differential.

  7. 7 C

    S7 comes with Stronic tranny. Not the A7s tiptronic.

  8. 8 John

    I hope they can shift them all to STronic eventually. It’s an awesome unit.

  9. 9 S6wood

    Hey SpeedTriple…the sport diff in the S4 is part of the PDU option…(Audi drive select controls and Sports Differential, rear (torque-vectoring))

  10. 10 Tony

    Hmmmmm, nothing has really changed…..the A6 is still missing the TDI….the Q5 is missing entirely (and probably lacking the TDI)…..Johan has been promising us what the rest of the world enjoys…..disappointing

  11. 11 Mike

    Most of these models are less than two years old so I wasn’t expecting too much. The Q5 refresh will be out in the fall with a the 3.0 TFSI and a hybrid option. The TDI should follow shortly after in both the A6 and Q5.

  12. 12 Nate

    Any word on when we might see more TDI models? Every time I look at the Audi UK site and see every TT model with an equivalent TDI setup, I makes me wonder when it will be available in the US.

  13. 13 Mike

    Nate, the A6, A8 and Q5 will gain a 3.0 TDI option in the 2014 models which will debut sometime mid-late 2013.

    The A4 will see a TDI sometime in mid-late 2014 as a 2015 model.

    There’s no word yet on the A7 or TT. But the TT redesign could be launching as as a 2014 model.

  14. 14 Doug

    Mike, I have recently ordered a 2013 A4. Can you tell me the difference in the Cardamon Beige found in the 2012 and Velvet Beige that is available in the 2013 A4

  15. 15 Mike

    Doug, I can best describe Velvet Beige is a bit more yellow than Cardamon. Cardamon is a bit more brown tinge.

  16. 16 David

    Is the black audi exclusive styling available on the 2013 S4? I see that they have removed the Titanium Package.

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