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New for 2013: Audi

10/22/2012
2013 Audi Model Overview

Audi, which is enjoying record sales in 2012, reintroduces the Allroad crossover SUV and debuts a trio of S-badged performance models, as well as a new RS high-performance model, and installs new powertrains into its Q5 crossover SUV, Q7 SUV, and flagship A8 sedan this year. The popular A4 model also gets a minor refresh for 2013, and Audi expands availability of its Audi Connect service, which includes mobile Wi-Fi connectivity with Google search and Bluetooth music streaming. A redesigned Audi A3 is set to debut, either for 2013 or 2014, offered in a sedan body style rather than the current 5-door hatchback configuration.


2013 Audi A3
Audi's entry-level model, the A3 5-door hatchback, is about to be replaced by an all-new Audi A3 sedan. As this buyer's guide is written, timing is yet to be determined, and it is unclear as to whether the new A3 sedan will be sold as a late-introduction 2013 model, or if it will arrive as a 2014 model.

What's New:
  • Redesigned for 2013 or 2014
  • Replaces 5-door hatchback body style with 4-door sedan


2013 Audi A4
The A4 sedan, the best-selling model in the Audi lineup, is freshened for the 2013 model year. The A4 Avant model, a station wagon variant, is discontinued, leaving a 4-door sedan body style sold with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with front- or all-wheel drive (AWD).

What's New:
  • Updated styling with a new hood, grille, bumpers, and lighting elements
  • Revised interior with added chrome and alu-optic trim
  • Standard electric steering
  • Optional Audi Connect services with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Google search, and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Optional Driver Assist package with adaptive cruise control, dynamic steering, and Audi Drive Select system
  • A4 Avant station wagon model is discontinued


2013 Audi A5
The Audi A5 is based on the same platform as the Audi A4, equipped with unique styling but sharing underlying mechanical pieces and feature content. It is sold in 2-door coupe and convertible body styles. This year, a minor styling update, revised interior colors and trim, and new standard and optional features are the only changes.

What's New:
  • Revised front styling with optional LED running lights
  • Updated interior trim and colors
  • Standard electric steering
  • Standard triple-zone climate control
  • Enhanced adaptive front lighting option
  • New Driver Assist package with adaptive cruise control, dynamic steering, and Audi Drive Select system
  • Optional Audi Connect service with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Google search, and Bluetooth streaming audio


2013 Audi A6
Audi's A6 mid-level luxury sedan was redesigned for the 2012 model year. For 2013, changes are limited to expanded availability of Audi's Quattro AWD system.

What's New:
  • Quattro now available with standard 2.0T engine and 8-speed automatic transmission

2013 Audi A7
Based on the same platform and powertrains as the Audi A6, the Audi A7 is a 5-door hatchback with added luxury and utility. It seats 4 passengers in standard format, and for 2013 the A7 offers new fuel-efficiency and safety technologies.

What's New:
  • Standard automatic stop/start system designed to help conserve fuel
  • Optional 5-passenger seating
  • Premium Plus models now offer keyless entry
  • Active Lane Assist and Corner View technologies added to Innovation package


2013 Audi A8
The 2013 Audi A8 is the company's flagship luxury sedan, sold in either a standard- or long-wheelbase body and is styled with a choice of four different powertrains, including a 12-cylinder engine. The W-12 engine is the only one carried over for 2013; all other A8 models are equipped with new engines.

What's New:
  • 3.0T, 3.0 TDI and 4.0T models debut
  • 3.0T includes a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • 3.0 TDI includes a turbo-diesel, 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • 4.0T equipped with twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine


2013 Audi Allroad
Though Audi has cancelled the A4 Avant for 2013, the wagon body style lives on as the 2013 Audi Allroad, equipped with SUV styling cues, wider track, greater ground clearance, and updated design details. It shares a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and 8-speed automatic transmission with the A4 sedan, and is equipped with standard Quattro AWD.

What's New:
  • Unique grille design
  • Revised bumpers and LED lighting elements
  • Stainless steel front skid plate and rear diffuser panel
  • Wider track and raised suspension add 1.5 inches of ground clearance
  • Standard electric steering
  • Optional adaptive cruise control system
  • Optional Audi Connect services with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot connection, Google search, and Bluetooth music streaming


2013 Audi Q5
The 2013 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV. For 2013, it is sold as a 2.0T model, new 3.0T model, and a new Q5 Hybrid model. Audi Connect services also debut on the Q5 for 2013.

What's New:
  • Q5 Hybrid model with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine, electric assist motors powered by a Lithium-ion battery pack, 8-speed automatic transmission, and Quattro AWD
  • New supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine replaces former 3.2-liter V-6; offers 272 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Updated front styling with optional LED headlights
  • Revised tailgate and taillights
  • Extra chrome and alu-optic trim inside cabin
  • Optional Audi Connect service with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot connection, Google search, Bluetooth streaming audio


2013 Audi Q7
The Audi Q7 is a large 7-passenger SUV designed to provide capable performance, ride and handling qualities both on-road and off-road. A new engine debuts for 2013.

What's New:
  • Q7 TDI model, which accounts for 40% of Q7 sales, receives a new, lighter-weight, 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine
  • Q7 TDI's new engine makes 240 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Q7 TDI's new engine offers improved EPA-rated fuel economy at 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 22 mpg in combined driving
  • Optional integrated twin-screen rear-seat entertainment system debuts


2013 Audi R8
As this buyer's guide is written, Audi has not disclosed changes for the 2013 R8.

What's New:
  • To be announced



2013 Audi S4
The Audi S4 is a performance-tuned version of the Audi A4 sedan. It is equipped with a 333-horsepower, supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine, Quattro AWD, and a choice between a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed S-tronic transmission.

What's New:
  • Freshened exterior styling
  • Refined interior
  • Electric steering replaces hydraulic steering
  • Optional Audi Connect services with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, Google search, and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Optional Driver Assist package with adaptive cruise control system, Audi Drive Select, and dynamic steering


2013 Audi S5/RS 5
The Audi S5 is a performance-tuned version of the Audi A5 coupe and convertible, equipped with a supercharged V-6 engine. The new Audi RS 5 is, for 2013, offered only as a coupe, and provides a higher level of performance than the S5 (an RS 5 Cabriolet joins the lineup for the 2014 model year).

What's New:
  • RS 5 performance model added to lineup
  • RS 5 is equipped with a high-revving, 4.2-liter V-8 engine, sport suspension, sport rear differential, Quattro AWD, and unique styling elements
  • Audi says the RS 5 accelerates to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds
  • S5 Coupe drops former 4.2-liter V-8 engine in favor of the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 already standard in the S5 convertible
  • Updated styling and interior for S5 models
  • Electric steering standard on both models
  • Optional Driver Assist package with adaptive cruise control, dynamic steering, and Audi Drive Select system
  • Optional Audi Connect service with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot connection, Google search, and Bluetooth music streaming


2013 Audi S6
The 2013 Audi S6 is a new model, a midsize luxury performance sedan based on the Audi A6.

What's New:
  • 420-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine
  • 7-speed double-clutch S-tronic transmission
  • Standard Quattro AWD
  • Standard cylinder-on-demand technology to conserve fuel
  • Standard rear sport differential
  • Standard adaptive sport-tuned air suspension
  • Standard sport braking system
  • Standard Audi Drive Select system
  • Carbon fiber dash inlays
  • Diamond-stitched leather sport seats
  • Audi Connect service with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot connection, Google search, and Bluetooth music streaming


2013 Audi S7
Like the new Audi S6, the Audi S7 is a new model for 2013. It is based on the Audi A7, and is equipped with performance-oriented hardware for greater acceleration, handling and braking capabilities.

What's New:
  • 420-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine
  • 7-speed double-clutch S-tronic transmission
  • Standard Quattro AWD
  • Standard cylinder-on-demand technology to conserve fuel
  • Standard rear sport differential
  • Standard adaptive sport-tuned air suspension
  • Standard sport braking system
  • Standard Audi Drive Select system
  • Carbon fiber dash inlays
  • Diamond-stitched leather sport seats
  • Audi Connect service with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot connection, Google search, and Bluetooth music streaming


2013 Audi S8
The 2013 Audi S8 is a high-performance version of the company's flagship A8 sedan. It is offered only in conjunction with the standard wheelbase body style.

What's New:
  • 520-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Quattro AWD
  • 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, according to Audi
  • Standard cylinder-on-demand technology to conserve fuel
  • Standard rear sport differential
  • Standard adaptive sport-tuned air suspension
  • Standard sport braking system
  • Carbon fiber dash inlays
  • Diamond-stitched leather sport seats
  • Audi MMI Navigation Plus with Audi Connect service


2013 Audi TT
The Audi TT is a 2+2 coupe or a 2-seat convertible offered in TT and sport-tuned TTS trim. The performance-oriented TT RS is available only as a coupe.

What's New:
  • S-line Competition package adds 19-inch matte black wheels, 255/35 performance tires, headlamp washers, and blacked-out exterior trim
  • New wheel designs
  • New exterior paint colors
  • Bi-color leather treatment available for TTS and TT RS