New for 2018:Audi

Christian Wardlaw | Aug 09, 2017
For the 2018 model year, Audi redesigns the A5 and Q5 models, adds a more powerful S4 sedan to the A4 lineup, and expands the Audi Sport lineup with the 400-horsepower TT RS. A new supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine appears in the A6 and A7 models, and most Audis benefit from increased standard equipment. This is the last year for the flagship A8 sedan before a complete redesign arrives for 2019.


2018 Audi Q5 front quarter left photo
Detailed changes for each Audi car and SUV model are shown on the pages that follow.

2018 Audi A3/S3/RS 3

  • Heated front seats and Audi Music Interface with dual USB ports are standard for Premium trim
  • Premium Plus trim adds a standard blind-spot warning system
  • Optional Technology package for Premium Plus trim adds Bang & Olufsen premium sound, Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrumentation, and a navigation system
  • Sport package for Sportback E-tron offers a new 18-in. aluminum wheel design
  • New S Sport package for S3 model, combining magnetic ride control suspension with red-painted brake calipers
  • Following a brief 2017 model-year run, the performance-tuned RS 3 returns with a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine cranking out 400 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque

2018 Audi A4/A4 Allroad/S4

  • New sport-tuned Audi S4 debuts with turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine making 354 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Premium trim adds standard S-line exterior styling and heated front seats
  • A blind-spot warning system and a rear-impact collision preparation system are now standard for Premium Plus trim
  • Prestige trim equipped with standard dual-pane front side window glass, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, active lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist system, automatic high-beam headlights, and traffic sign recognition
  • New Black Optic Plus package with gloss black wheels and exterior trim, lip spoiler, red-painted brake calipers, red contrast interior stitching, and a flat-bottom steering wheel
  • For A4 Allroad, the Warm Weather package for the Premium Plus trim includes ventilated sport seats

2018 Audi A5/S5

  • Redesigned and available in coupe, convertible, and 5-door “sportback” body styles
  • Choice between a turbocharged 4-cylinder (A5) and a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine (S5), and between manual and dual-clutch automatic transmissions
  • Standard Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels

2018 Audi A6/S6

  • A new supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine generates 340 horsepower from 5,300 rpm to 6,500 rpm, and 325 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,900 rpm and 5,300 rpm
  • Standard equipment for Premium trim includes keyless entry and engine starting, and a navigation system
  • LED headlights and interior lighting is now standard for Premium Plus trim
  • Prestige trim gains a standard 360-degree surround-view camera system
  • Last year’s 3.0T Competition trim becomes the Competition package for Premium Plus and Prestige trim

2018 Audi A7/S7/RS 7

  • A7 shares the A6 model’s new supercharged 3.0-liter V-6
  • Premium Plus trim gains standard full-LED interior ambient lighting
  • Prestige trim adds standard corner-view camera system
  • Previous 3.0T Competition trim is now the Competition package
  • Expanded wheel/tire selections for the S7
  • RS 7 now comes standard with 21-in. wheels and a sport exhaust system

2018 Audi A8/S8

  • Final year before a complete redesign
  • Continues in A8 L and S8 Plus model series
  • New Executive and Executive Plus option packages for A8 L
  • New Black Optic package with 20- or 21-in. wheels and blacked-out trim

2018 Audi Q3

  • Sporty S-line appearance details are standard
  • New Convenience package for Premium trim
  • Premium Plus trim gains standard LED headlights, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, and blind-spot warning system
  • Sport Plus package for Premium Plus trim adds Black Optic exterior trim, Titanium-color 19-in. aluminum wheels, flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters

2018 Audi Q5/SQ5

  • Audi’s popular 5-passenger SUV is completely redesigned
  • Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for Q5, turbocharged V-6 engine for SQ5
  • Standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels

2018 Audi Q7

  • Keyless entry and engine starting is standard for Premium trim
  • A premium Bose audio system is standard for Premium Plus trim
  • Prestige trim gains standard power door closers

2018 Audi R8

  • Audi Smartphone Interface technology, Audi Sport grille badge, Audi Sport puddle lights are now standard
  • New Black Optic package installs blacked-out trim and 20-in. forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss Anthracite (dark gray)
  • V10 and V10 Plus model series receive new interior trim
  • LED headlights with laser light element available for V10 model, standard for V10 Plus

2018 Audi TT/TTS/TT RS

  • New performance-tuned TT RS model debuts with turbocharged 5-cylinder engine developing 400 horsepower between 5,850 rpm and 7,000 rpm, and 354 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,700 rpm and 5,850 rpm
  • Park-assist sensors are standard for Audi TT
  • The TT model’s optional Technology package adds a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
  • New S-line Competition package for TT includes exterior styling enhancements, sport suspension, sport-bolstered front seats, and a flat-bottom steering wheel
  • New S Sport Seat package for TTS adds premium Nappa leather and an extended leather treatment for the interior

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