New for 2019:Audi

Christian Wardlaw | Mar 25, 2019

Audi is busy in 2019. Redesigned A6, A7, and A8 models arrive, and the automaker’s smallest SUV, the Q3, is also new, perhaps arriving for 2020 rather than 2019. Two new SUV models debut, too: the electric E-tron and the flagship Q8. Audi’s redesigned models feature next-generation infotainment, driver-assistance, and collision-avoidance technologies. Notably, Audi also switches to new engine horsepower figures derived from a single, global kilowatt metric confirmed by a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) horsepower test.

2019 Audi Q8 photo
2019 Audi Q8

Detailed changes for each 2019 Audi car and SUV model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2019 Audi A3

  • A3 Premium receives standard smartphone interface technology and new 17-in. aluminum wheels
  • A3 Premium Plus adds standard full LED headlights, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, and Audi Phone Box with wireless charging and a signal booster
  • A3 Prestige and S3 Prestige include standard Park Assist autonomous steering for parallel and perpendicular parking exercises
  • Updated Convenience package for A3 sedan and A3 cabriolet includes blind-spot monitoring, LED interior lighting, and fancy window trim for the sedan
  • S3 includes standard brushed aluminum and illuminated cabin trim, with available Audi Sport carbon illuminated inlays
  • New 19-in. 5-arm-wing design aluminum wheels with summer performance tires are optional for S3
  • Updated S3 Black Optic package has new 5-arm-rotor design aluminum wheels in a titanium matte finish and high-gloss black exterior mirror housings
  • RS 3 adds Audi Phone Box, and extended leather treatment for the interior, two rear USB ports, direct tire-pressure monitoring, new 19-in. 5-arm-blade design wheels with a titanium finish, and summer performance tires as standard equipment
  • An RS fixed sport suspension is offered for the RS 3 as a standalone option

2019 Audi A4

  • New trapezoidal exhaust outlets for A4 sedan
  • A4 sedans with Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) receive S-line exterior design enhancements
  • A4 Premium Plus trim includes two USB charging ports and Audi Phone Box with wireless charging and a signal booster
  • A4 Allroad Premium Plus trim includes navigation and MMI Touch touchpad technology
  • Updated Convenience package equips A4 and A4 Allroad with blind-spot monitoring and Audi Pre-Sense Rear collision-preparation technology
  • Updated Sport package now includes aluminum ellipse trim inlays
  • More affordable S4 Premium trim arrives for 2019, in addition to Premium Plus and Prestige

2019 Audi A5

  • A5 Cabriolet and Sportback have new standard 18-in. 5-arm-dynamic wheel design
  • A5 Prestige trim, in all three body styles, adds Park Assist autonomous steering for parallel and perpendicular parking situations
  • Updated Convenience package now includes blind-spot monitoring and Audi Pre-Sense Rear collision-preparation technology
  • Black Optic Plus package is new for A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback, installing 19-in. Audi Sport 5-twin-arm design wheels with a titanium finish, summer performance tires, black exterior mirrors, black spoiler, 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, piano black interior inlays, and blue contrast stitching
  • New 20-in., Audi Sport 5-arm-rotor design wheel for S5 Cabriolet; included in Black Optic package for S5 Coupe and S5 Sportback
  • RS 5 Coupe adds standard equipment: Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrumentation, and Audi MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch
  • RS 5 Coupe available with new Alu Optic Carbon and Black Optic Carbon option packages
  • RS 5 Sportback debuts for 2019

2019 Audi A6

  • Redesigned for 2019
  • Larger inside, with greater torsional rigidity than before
  • Promised improvements in ride, handling, and quietness
  • Audi characterizes the new car as having “end-to-end digitalization”
  • New MMI Touch Response dual-screen control panel technology replaces conventional controls with smartphone-style operation, haptic and audible feedback, and natural-language voice control
  • Available next-generation Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrumentation, Intersection Assist and Turn Assist driving aids, Vehicle Exit Warning when parallel parked on a busy street
  • A6 3.0T equipped with new turbocharged V-6 engine supported by 48-volt mild-hybrid system producing 335 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque
  • A6 3.0T has a standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • A6 3.0T includes standard Quattro Ultra AWD
  • Turbocharged 4-cylinder version arrives soon
  • S6 sport-tuned version on hiatus until further notice

2019 Audi A7

  • Midsize Sportback model is redesigned for 2019
  • A7 is a 5-door hatchback based on the Audi A6, equipped with folding rear seat for added utility
  • Sold as a sporty “coupe” at a higher price than the A6
  • S7 sport-tuned version on hiatus until further notice
  • For more details, see 2019 Audi A6 information

2019 Audi A8

  • Flagship sedan is redesigned for 2019; comes only in long-wheelbase format
  • First Audi to wear new Prologue Concept-inspired design philosophy, followed by new A6 and A7
  • Turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine making 335 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque, matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Quattro AWD
  • Engine is supported by a 48-volt electric mild-hybrid system, which serves as the car’s main electrical system to help preserve fuel
  • First Audi equipped with new MMI Touch Response dual-screen control panel, replacing knobs and buttons with smartphone-style interfaces, glass black haptic feedback controls, and natural language voice-recognition technology
  • Cabin details remind owner the A8 is special: theatre lighting, personalized welcome via next-generation Audi Virtual Cockpit instrumentation, emerging audio tweeters, and opening air vents set the A8 apart
  • Available Premium Air Quality system purifies cabin air before owner gets into the car, while aroma system can add a pleasing scent
  • Available heated and cooled and massaging everything
  • Available 1,920-watt, 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system
  • Laser scanner is part of the Driver Assistance package, providing greater accuracy in terms of measuring distance and orientation for smoother driving-assistance technology operation
  • Emergency Assist is part of the Driver Assistance package, detecting an unresponsive driver, bringing the A8 to a stop in its lane, activating the hazard lights, and placing an emergency SOS call to first responders
  • New Predictive Active Suspension system can detect an impending collision from the side and raise the car 3.1 ins. in half a second to channel impact energy to the strongest part of the vehicle architecture, while simultaneously preparing the cabin for the collision
  • S8 sport-tuned version on hiatus until further notice

2019 Audi E-tron

  • New 5-passenger electric SUV with 200 miles of estimated driving range
  • 150-kW DC fast charging compatibility provides 160 miles of range in 30 minutes
  • 240-volt Level 2 home charging station recharges the E-tron overnight
  • Electric Quattro AWD is standard
  • Accelerates to 60 mph in a claimed 5.5 seconds, can reach a 124-mph top speed
  • Off-road mode adds up to 2 ins. of extra ground clearance
  • Can tow up to 4,000 lbs.
  • Holds 28.5 cu. ft. of cargo behind the rear seat; maximum volume is 57 cu. ft.
  • Premium Plus, Prestige, and First Edition trim levels
  • Pricing starts at $75,795, including the $995 destination charge
  • Reservations are required

2019 Audi Q3*

  • Audi’s small SUV is redesigned for 2019
  • Adopts design cues introduced on new Q8 flagship SUV
  • Larger inside and out, with sliding rear seat to add passenger or cargo space
  • 18.7 cu. ft. of cargo space behind rear seat; maximum with seat folded is 53.9 cu. ft.
  • Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Quattro AWD with available hill-descent control system
  • Available Sport package, and available active damping suspension
  • Standard Audi Virtual Cockpit instrumentation, 10.1-in. touch-screen MMI infotainment display
  • Available smartphone integration, Audi Phone Box wireless charging, 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
  • *Note: Information is based on European-spec Q3, which is on sale in November 2018. The U.S.-spec Q3 goes on sale in 2019.

2019 Audi Q5

  • Q5 Premium adds standard heated front seats, electric rear door child locks, roof cross bars, aluminum-look window surround trim, 7-in. color driver information display, and Audi Connect Care services
  • Q5 Premium Plus adds standard Audi MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, Audi Phone Box wireless charging with signal boosting, USB chargers for the rear seat
  • Q5 Prestige adds standard Park Assist autonomous steering for parallel and perpendicular parking situations
  • Updated Convenience package now includes blind-spot monitoring and Audi Pre-Sense Rear collision-preparation technology
  • New Black Optic package equips Q5 with 20-in. 5-arm-offroad design wheels with titanium matter finish, matte black roof rails, and titanium black exterior trim
  • SQ5 is now offered in Premium trim at a lower price; Prestige adds standard Park Assist

2019 Audi Q7

  • Q7 Premium trim adds standard Audi MMI Navigation Plus
  • Q7 Premium Plus trim includes standard Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrumentation, Audi Phone Box wireless charging with signal boosting, 360-degree surround-view camera, LED headlights, and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals
  • Q7 3.0T Prestige adds standard Park Assist autonomous steering for parallel and perpendicular parking situations
  • Updated Convenience package now includes blind-spot monitoring and Audi Pre-Sense Rear collision-preparation technology
  • Updated Driver Assistance package now includes Park Assist
  • Optional 20-in. aluminum wheels now wear run-flat tires
  • New 21-in. 5-spoke-blade design wheels for Q7 3.0T; painted gloss black with Titanium Black Optic package

2019 Audi Q8

  • New flagship SUV
  • 5-passenger seating due to “dynamic roofline” design
  • Audi says the Q8 sets the stage for future SUV design from the company
  • New turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine making 335 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque, supported by 48-volt mild-hybrid electrical system that powers the vehicle’s technologies and systems
  • 8-speed automatic transmission, standard Quattro AWD
  • Accelerates to 60 mph in a claimed 5.6 seconds
  • Standard adaptive damping suspension; optional Adaptive Chassis that includes Allroad and Lift/Offroad modes
  • Standard MMI Touch Response dual-screen touch-panel control technology, with smartphone-style operation, haptic and audible feedback, and natural language voice-recognition system
  • Standard next-generation Audi Virtual Cockpit instrumentation
  • Available 1,820-watt, 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system
  • Available driving-assistance systems include Intersection Assist, Turn Assist, and Vehicle Exit Warning
  • Rear seat slides, offering plenty of room for passengers or extra room for cargo
  • Maximum cargo volume is 67.5 cu. ft. with the rear seat folded down

2019 Audi R8

  • Minor design updates and new color choices
  • New driving modes for dry, wet, and snowy conditions
  • Retuned steering and braking for improved handling
  • More powerful, 5.2-liter V-10 engine quickens acceleration
  • New R8 V10 Performance trim produces a reported 611 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque

2019 Audi TT

  • New 7-speed dual-clutch transmission replaces previous 6-speed DCT
  • Standard Audi Phone Box wireless charger and signal booster
  • TT S-line Competition package adds 19-in. Audi Sport high-gloss gray wheels, 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminum door sill trim
  • TTS adds standard Virtual Cockpit instrumentation with a Sport mode
  • TTS Competition package includes fine Nappa leather S sport seats, Audi Sport carbon fiber inlays, Alcantara-wrapped 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel with a 12-hour marker, 20-in. Audi Sport high-gloss black wheels, high-gloss black exterior trim, and red brake calipers
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