New customer orders placed up to, and including, May 24 will be fixed at currently advertised 2010 Model Year prices.
For example, the three-door A3 and five-door A3 Sportback hatchbacks are subject to an increase of 1.9 percent, the A4 Saloon and Avant rise by 2.4 percent (in SE form) and the A6 Saloon and Avant by 2.0 percent.
A5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet models increase by 2.5 percent, 2.4 percent and 2.2 percent, Q5 and Q7 by 2.0 percent and 0.6 percent, TT Coupe and Roadster by 0.9 percent and R8 V8 and V10 by 3.0 percent. However, prices for the A1 hatchback, the R8 Spyder, the RS 5 Coupe and the A8 remain the same.
As said, there are also some specification enhancements that compensate the increases. “The TT range, for example, has been visually enhanced for the 2011 Model Year, and features a newly introduced and significantly more efficient Turbo FSI petrol engine and recuperation technology that boosts economy virtually across the board,” a company statement reads.
“The Q5 adds an engine start-stop system for four-cylinder models that also works in favour of improved fuel economy, and the Q7 is revitalised by even more frugal new petrol and TDI engines and a new eight-speed tiptronic transmission.”