The Audi Limited Editions

For customers who demand the ultimate in exclusivity and the very highest level of performance: Audi Australia has launched its Limited Edition range across four phenomenal sports models – the R8, RS 5 Coupé, TT RS and S3 Sportback. Also being offered early in 2012 is a unique ‘Competition Kit’ for customers who want to give their A1 an extra sporty visual presence.

Capturing the very essence of Vorsprung Durch Technik, the new quattro GmbH Limited Edition range is unique to the Australian market, giving customers a rare opportunity to secure a vehicle produced in strictly limited numbers. The R8 Carbon Edition, the RS 5 Coupé Limited Edition and the TT RS S tronic Limited Edition went on-sale in November, while the S3 Sportback Limited Edition and the unique A1 ‘Competition Kit’ will go on-sale in early 2012.

Audi R8 Carbon Edition

The Audi R8 takes its place at the very top of the high-performance sports car segment. Since it was launched in 2006, the R8 has rewritten the supercar rulebook, winning multiple awards both overseas and in Australia.

Beating at its heart are two thoroughbred naturally aspirated engines that are closely related: the 309kW 4.2-litre V8 FSI and the 386kW 5.2-litre V10 FSI. Both deliver awesome performance, with the 5.2 FSI able to sprint from zero to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 316km/h.
Advanced technologies like quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the lightweight aluminium body borne out of the Audi Ultra philosophy ensures the R8 delivers the kind of incredible driving dynamics expected of a supercar of its calibre.

The gorgeous R8 Spyder was also launched in 2010, and is only available with the 386kW 5.2-litre V10 FSI engine.

Available on both the V8 and V10 models, in either Coupé or Spyder body-styles, the R8 Carbon Edition is a very rare offering, with only 10 cars coming to Australia.

  • 19-inch alloy wheels in 5-twin spoke design with titanium finish
  • Carbon-fibre exterior package, including front spoiler and rear diffuser
  • Carbon-fibre sideblade (or inlays in the case of the Spyder)
  • Carbon-fibre exterior mirror housings
  • Carbon-fibre illuminated door sills
  • Black exterior package (radiator grille in high-gloss black, tailpipes in black and rear window outlets in matte black)

The R8 Carbon Edition offers $38,100 worth of exclusive styling options for only $10,900 above the purchase price of the chosen R8 model. The Carbon Edition is available in Ibis White, Phantom Black, Suzuka Grey and Daytona Grey.

 

Audi RS 5 Coupé Limited Edition

The Audi RS 5 Coupé blends a classically elegant exterior with fearsome power and an unmatched muscular presence. Powered by a 331kW and 430Nm 4.2-litre FSI V8 engine, matched to Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system and 7-speed S tronic, the RS 5 is one of the most formidable driving machines on the road. Just 25 of the exclusive RS 5 Limited Editions will be sold in Australia, available in Ibis White, Phantom Black and Suzuka Grey.

The RS 5 Coupé Limited Edition offers the following features as standard:

  • 20-inch 5-arm Rotor design alloy wheels in titanium finish
  • Black exterior styling package (radiator grille in high-gloss black, window frames in matte black)
  • Sports exhaust system with dual modes and black tailpipes
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound system
  • Driver’s seat memory function, including folding/auto-dimming exterior mirrors

Audi’s Sport Suspension Plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) has also been introduced as a $4750 optional feature on the RS 5 Coupé Limited Edition. It is also now optionally available on standard RS 5 Coupé models.

The principle behind Sport Suspension Plus with Dynamic Ride Control is as simple as it is effective. The diagonally-opposed pairs of shock absorbers are linked by hydraulic lines and a central valve. When cornering at speed, the valves regulate the oil flow in the shock absorber of the deflected outside front wheel almost immediately. They increase the support provided and reduce lateral tilt, thus improving the dynamics. The system is combined with a variable damper control, which can be switched between three stages (Comfort, Auto and Dynamic) using the standard Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system.

For uncompromising drivers, RS bucket seats are available on the RS 5 Coupé Limited Edition for the special price of $3700 (usually $6500).

Only 25 Audi RS 5 Coupé Limited Editions are available to the Australian market, for the same price as the standard RS5 Coupé: $175,300.

 

Audi TT RS S tronic Limited Edition

Just 45 examples of this flagship model will available, as the first Australian TT RS vehicles equipped with Audi’s high-performance, maximum efficiency 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox. The S tronic is mated to the storming 2.5-litre five-cylinder TFSI engine that has won “International Engine of the Year” for the last two years, and beats at the heart of the TT RS. With a phenomenal 250kW and 450Nm driving through Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system, the TT RS S tronic Limited Edition offers supercar-like performance, scorching from zero to 100km/h in just 4.4 seconds.

The TT RS S tronic Limited Edition is available in Ibis White, Phantom Black and Suzuka Grey and boasts the following features:

  • 19-inch 5-arm Rotor design alloy wheels in titanium finish
  • Sports exhaust system with dual modes and black tailpipes
  • Adaptive headlights
  • BOSE sound system
  • Extended leather package
  • LED interior lighting package
  • Black exterior package (radiator grille surround in high-gloss black)
  • Metallic paint

This fantastic list of options represents $8460 in additional value for no extra cost over the TT RS S tronic: $139,900.

 

Audi S3 Sportback S tronic Limited Edition

Like all S models, the Audi S3 Sportback combines progressive technology and a sporty driving experience with distinctive features that set an S model apart from the rest. The S3 Sportback offers serious performance, thanks to its powerful 188kW/330Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder TFSI engine and quattro all-wheel drivetrain, in a stylish and practical package that perfectly suits everyday driving. Paired with the 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox, the S3 Sportback reaches 100km/h from rest in 5.6 seconds, and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.

Just 60 examples will offered of the S3 Sportback S tronic Limited Edition from early 2012. Available in Ibis White, Ice Silver and Phantom Black, the S3 Sportback Limited Edition offers the following equipment as standard:

  • 18-inch 5-arm Rotor design alloy wheels in titanium finish
  • Black exterior styling package
  • Audi exclusive front bucket seats
  • Sports leather multi-function steering wheel in flat-bottomed design
  • MMI Navigation Plus

This impressive list of features represents well over $9000 of additional value for just $2800 in additional cost over the standard model. The Audi S3 Sportback S tronic Limited Edition has a Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) of $74,500.

 

Audi A1 ‘Competition Kit’ Limited Edition

The giant-killing Audi A1 now has a new, sportier face in the special A1 ‘Competition Kit’. Available on the A1 1.4 TFSI Ambition, the ‘Competition Kit’ consists of lower front spoiler lips, side sills, a sporty rear diffuser, sports-style tailpipe trims and a bigger roof spoiler. The competition kit, as well as the exterior mirror housings, is painted in the respective contrasting paint colour to heighten the visual impact.

Only 50 ‘Competition Kits’ will be offered for sale in early 2012, for no additional cost over the price of the standard A1 1.4 TFSI Ambition.

The Audi Limited Editions – Manufacturer’s List Price* (MLP)(*MLP excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)

Audi A1 1.4 TFSI manual Ambition ‘Competition Kit’ LE $33,450
Audi A1 1.4 TFSI S tronic Ambition ‘Competition Kit’ LE $35,800
Audi S3 Sportback quattro S tronic Limited Edition $74,500
Audi TT RS S tronic Limited Edition $139,900
Audi RS 5 Coupe S tronic Limited Edition $175,300
Audi R8 4.2 FSI 6-speed manual Coupe Carbon Edition $282,400
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic Coupe Carbon Edition $298,400
Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI manual Carbon Edition $362,200
Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI R tronic Carbon Edition $378,300
Audi R8 Spyder V10 5.2 FSI manual Carbon Edition $391,100
Audi R8 Spyder V10 5.2 FSI R tronic Carbon Edition $407,200

 

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