2009 Audi R8 sold out, other 2009 Audi models see price hike

The 2009 Audi R8 allocation has already sold out despite a price increase of $3,500 than the outgoing model. There is currently an 18 month waiting list for the R8 which now starts at $113,700 for the manual version – the automatic starts at $122,700.

Audi of America spokesman Christian Bokich says that Audi produces 25 units of the R8 per day building approximately 6,000 units per year. "Bokich said that customer’s don’t car whether the 2009 allocation is sold out as long as they eventually get their hands on one "Customers are less focused on the model year," he said.

Audi has also announced other price increases for the 2009 model year in a large press release which you can see after the jump.

Click through for the press release .

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HERNDON, Va., July 21, 2008 ““ Audi of America, Inc. announced today model year 2009 change points and early 2009 pricing on existing models.

“Our goal is to be the most respected premium car manufacturer by 2015, and we are well on our way,” said Johan de Nysschen, Executive Vice President of Audi of America, Inc. “Our continued dialogue between customers, dealers, and our stakeholders in Germany continues to bear fruit with our business results.”

Pricing and equipment have not yet been announced for upcoming all-new model year 2009 models, including the A4 sedan and Avant (September 2008), TTS coupe and Roadster (late 2008), Audi Q7 3.0 TDI with 50-State clean diesel emissions (Q1/2009), and Audi Q5 (late Q1/2009).



A3 2.0T Front Manual


A3 2.0T quattro S tronic


A3 2.0T Front S tronic


A3 3.2 quattro S tronic


– Exterior and Interior freshening including new wheels.
– 2.0T S tronic now available with quattro all-wheel drive.
– New simplified offer structure concept.

Standard Equipment Changes

– Hill-hold assist ““ now standard on 2.0T manual (already standard on S tronic models)
– Sirius satellite radio – now standard on all
– Leather seating surfaces – now standard on all
– Flexmetallic interior trim –  replaces Matte interior trim on 2.0
– Leather steering wheel – now standard
– Aux audio input ““ standard on all
– Ashtray / Smoker pkg ““ deleted on all (replaced with storage tray)
– 3.2 only:  Standard Bluetooth, Bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRL, and Open Sky
– 3.2 only:  No longer standard Symphony, Sport Suspension, Sport Seats

Option Program Changes

– New offer structure concept
– Discontinued:  iPod adapter (replaced by standard Aux-input), Wood trim, Sunshades for rear side windows, Premium Vienna leather
– New options: Audi magnetic ride, Sport package

A4 sedan/Avant

All-new 2009 A4 sedan/Avant arrives at U.S. Audi dealers in mid September 2008.  Pricing will be announced at a later date.  For more details, please visit audiusanews.com.

A4 Cabriolet


A4 2.0T Front CVT


S4 quattro Manual


A4 2.0T quattro Tiptronic


S4 quattro Tiptronic


A4 3.2 quattro Tiptronic


Standard Equipment Changes

– Bluetooth – standard on all
– Sirius – standard on all
– S Line Exterior – standard on 2.0T and 3.2, greatly enhanced standard exterior appearance
– New 17" 9-y-spoke bi-color polished wheel – standard on 2.0T
– 18" 5-arm wheel (formerly S Line wheel) – standard on 3.2
Option Program Changes

– Wine Red interior color available for 3.2 with Pearlnappa Leather seats
– S Line Package discontinued, because S Line exterior is now standard
– New Sport Package (with summer tires) for 2.0T and 3.2
– Audio Package replaced by stand-alone BOSE Audio System option
– Rear Parking Sensors now available on 2.0T
– 18" 15-spoke wheel (with all-season tires) available for 2.0T and 3.2

A5 / S5


A5 3.2 quattro Manual


S5 quattro Manual