New for 2010-Audi

Jeff Youngs | Dec 31, 2009

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2010 Audi Q7
  • 2010 A3: The compact hatchback loses its V-6 engine option but gains a turbocharged diesel with improved fuel economy. All Audi A3 models for 2010 receive standard "S line" exterior trim and option package upgrades.

  • 2010 A4 Sedan/A4 Wagon/S4 Sedan: The performance-oriented Audi S4 drops its V-8 engine in favor of a more efficient supercharged V-6. New LED taillamps adorn premium models and Bluetooth is now a stand-alone option bundled with HomeLink.

  • 2010 A5 Coupe/A5 Convertible/S5 Coupe/S5 Convertible: A new entry-level turbocharged 4-cylinder model joins the 2010 Audi A5 lineup, trim designations are renamed to align better with other models, and the third-generation multi-media interface is now available.

  • 2010 A6/S6: Under the hood of the front-drive Audi A6 is a direct-injected V-6 engine promising more power and efficiency, while Quattro AWD models receive a standard supercharged V-6 engine. Sports package content and technology options are both upgraded.

  • 2010 A8: With a replacement just around the corner, the flagship sedan loses its V-10 and V-12 engines, leaving standard V-8 power, new wheels and an upgraded infotainment system for the current design's last year.

  • 2010 Q5: The small SUV receives only minor cosmetic and option package upgrades for 2010.

  • 2010 Q7: Diesel power is the big news for the new model year for the Q7. Like the rest of the Audi lineup, the efficient flagship SUV arrives with a slew of cosmetic enhancements, and the next-generation infotainment system.

  • 2010 R8: Bumping performance even higher, the sports coupe is fitted with a new, available V-10 engine and a long list of standard features including the world's first full-LED lighting system.

  • 2010 TT Coupe/TT Convertible/TTS Coupe/TTS Convertible: The performance-oriented coupe is a carryover for 2010, but the automaker has dropped the front-wheel-drive variants and eliminated the manual transmision option.

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2010 Audi A3

2010 Audi A3 TDIThe Audi A3 is a compact 5-door hatchback first introduced in the United States market in 2006. For 2010, Audi has dropped the 3.2-liter V-6 engine option and replaced it with a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel powerplant. Additionally, "S line" exterior trim is standard on all models. Xenon headlamps are standard on Premium Plus models, and wood interior trim accents are available.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • 3.2-liter V-6 engine discontinued
  • New turbodiesel powerplant option
  • S line exterior equipment is now standard on every A3 model
  • Upgraded wheels and Xenon headlamps are now standard on Premium Plus models
  • Wood interior trim is now available
  • Titanium package is now called the Titanium Sport package
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2010 Audi A4 Sedan

2010 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro/A4 Wagon/S4 Sedan
The big news for 2010 is the elimination of the 4.2-liter V-8 engine from the S4 model. It is replaced by a 3.0-liter supercharged powerplant which is more fuel efficient and offers improved acceleration, the automaker says. Audi also made small changes to the trim designations, added LED taillamps to some models, and reconfigured some of the option packages. Audi offers three different models of the A4/S4 for 2010: A4 2.0T Sedan, A4 2.0T Avant and S4 Sedan.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • New supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine in the S4
  • Navigation system is now third-generation MMI with Sirius traffic
  • New LED taillamps on Premium Plus and Prestige models
  • Bluetooth and HomeLink are now packaged together as an option on the Premium models
  • Bang & Olufsen premium audio system is optional on the Premium Plus models
  • Prestige models now include navigation with voice control
  • Audi Side Assist (blind-spot assist) is optional with Audi Parking System (back-up assist)
  • New S line wheel design
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2010 Audi A5 Coupe

2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet/A5 Convertible/S5 Coupe/S5 Convertible
New for 2010, a 211-horsepower, turbocharged 4-cylinder model joins the lineup as the "A5 2.0T" model, promising greater fuel efficiency and dropping the entry price by $4,700. Otherwise, Audi has only made minor changes to the A5/S5 for 2010. Trim designations now conform to the rest of the family's nomenclature, the third-generation MMI infotainment system is available, and several of the options have been repackaged or deleted.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • New 2.0 TFSI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 211 horsepower is available with manual or Tiptronic (automatic) transmission
  • 3.2-liter FSI engine no longer offered with a manual transmission
  • New pricing structure and trim designations (Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige) align with the rest of the Audi lineup
  • New base model (A5 2.0T) is priced $4,700 lower than last year's entry model
  • Navigation models receive third-generation MMI and Sirius traffic
  • Adaptive headlights are no longer offered
  • LED taillamps are standard on Premium Plus and Prestige models
  • New wheel design on the A5 2.0T Premium models
  • New optional tri-spoke wheel for the S5 model
  • Premium Plus models add Xenon headlamps, 3-zone climate control, heated front seats, iPod integration, Bluetooth hands-free communication and more
  • Prestige models add memory seat and mirror features, hands-free key, hard-drive navigation, Bang & Olufsen 505-watt audio system, voice-control for phone and navigation, and more
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2010 Audi A6

2010 Audi A6/S6
The Audi A6 received a facelift for the 2009 model year. For 2010, the big news is the arrival of a direct-injected, 3.2-liter V-6 engine. Compared to last year's 3.2-liter V-6, the new powerplant makes 10 more horsepower and is slightly more fuel efficient. All models with Quattro all-wheel drive receive a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine as standard equipment. In addition, Audi has changed the Sports package content.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • New 265-hp, 3.2-liter, direct-injected V-6 engine (A6 3.2 FSI)
  • New Sport packages with lowered suspension, sport steering wheel, and 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • LED daytime running lights are now standard on halogen-equipped models
  • Heated steering wheel now offers shift paddles (with optional cold weather package)
  • Premium Plus models receive third-generation navigation system with Sirius traffic reporting
  • Rear heated seats standard on S6 model
  • Brake pads reformulated to reduce brake dust
  • Minor trim changes within the cabin
  • Garnet Red and Dakar Beige exterior colors discontinued
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2010 Audi A8

2010 Audi A8For 2010, the Audi A8 is available only with a 4.2-liter V-8 engine in advance of the launch of a redesigned 2011 model. Other changes for 2010 include standard LED daytime running lights on all models, standard 19-inch wheels on the regular-wheelbase models, and available carbon-fiber trim on the regular-wheelbase models. The long-wheelbase models are now fitted with ventilated, massaging front seats and contrasting stitching on the upholstery.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • The A8L W12 quattro model, with its W-12 engine, has been dropped
  • The S8 5.2 FSI quattro model, with its V-10 engine, has been dropped
  • Espresso Brown, Linen Beige, Light Gray and Impala Beige interior colors discontinued
  • LED daytime running lights have been added to both models
  • 19-inch wheels standard on all regular-wheelbase models
  • Carbon-fiber interior cabin inlays available on regular-wheelbase models
  • Ventilated massage front seats standard on long-wheelbase models
  • Contrasting stitching and piping standard on long-wheelbase models
  • 350-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 engine is standard on all models
  • Fitted with the latest, third-generation Audi MMI infotainment system
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2010 Audi Q5

2010 Audi Q5Introduced as a new model for 2009, Audi is making minor changes to the Q5 for 2010. These include new optional wheels, upgraded trim within the passenger cabin, and equipment changes in several of the packages. The premium Bang & Olufsen audio upgrade is now also available as a stand-alone option on the Premium Plus model.
  • Minor updates for 2010
  • New 20-inch, 5-spoke S-line wheels
  • New in-dash wood inlays in cabin
  • Standard blind-spot warning system on Prestige models
  • New Luxury package with leather instrument panel and ventilated Milano front leather seating surfaces on Prestige models
  • Bang & Olufsen audio package is now a stand-alone option for the Premium Plus models
  • Upgraded low-tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Dakar Beige exterior color dropped (although it may be custom ordered through the Audi exclusive program)
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2010 Audi Q7

2010 Audi Q7Introduced in 2006 (2007 model year), the full-size Audi Q7 was the automaker's first traditional SUV. For the 2010 model year, Audi mildly refreshes the 2010 Q7 with small changes to the front and rear lighting, upgrades to the interior, and fitment of the latest version of the company's MMI infotainment system. A new turbodiesel variant, designed for high efficiency, has also been introduced.
  • New 225-hp, 3.0-liter, turbocharged, V-6 diesel powerplant
  • New LED front running lights
  • New LED rear taillamps
  • New premium leather
  • New exterior mirror housings
  • New interior chrome accents
  • New ambient lighting on doors
  • New wood inlays on dashboard
  • Panoramic sunroof is now standard on Q7 4.2 FSI models
  • Updated version of Audi's MMI infotainment system with voice control
  • New exterior colors: Graphite Gray, Orca Black and Teak Brown
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2010 Audi R8

2010 Audi R8The Audi R8 is a limited-production 2-seat sports car. For the 2010 model year, Audi has increased the performance level of the R8 with a new R8 5.2 model equipped with a 5.2-liter V-10 powerplant. In addition to the more powerful engine, the R8 5.2 model receives several minor cosmetic changes to accommodate the new engine and its cooling system, and standard equipment including LED headlamps, navigation, Bang & Olufsen sound, and an Audi Parking System.
  • Audi R8 5.2 debuts for 2010
  • Audi R8 5.2 equipped with new 525-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 powerplant
  • World's first full LED headlight system is standard on R8 5.2, optional on R8
  • Navigation system with real-time traffic is standard on R8 5.2, optional on R8
  • Bang & Olufsen 465-watt audio system is standard on R8 5.2, optional on R8
  • Audi Parking System with rearview camera is standard on R8 5.2, optional on R8
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2010 Audi TT Coupe

2010 Audi TT/TT Convertible/TTS Coupe/TTS Convertible
The Audi TT is a compact 2-door coupe or drop-top roadster sharing platforms with the Audi A3. Unlike its 5-door sibling, the TT has been engineered to be one of Audi's performance models. As such, the automaker offers the TT with a choice of turbocharged 4-cylinder engines mated to its sporty dual-clutch automatic transmission and standard quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi has left the TT alone for 2010, but has simplified its lineup by dropping the front-wheel-drive variants and by eliminating the manual transmission option.
  • Carryover for 2010
  • All front-wheel-drive models dropped
  • All manual transmission models dropped
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