Audi decided to change the indexes for their modelsNovember 7, 2018
According to the new Audi brand designation scheme, now in addition to the alphabetic and numeric name of each model, two numbers will be entered. As planned by the engineers of the company, these same figures in the name of a specific configuration will mean engine power.
It is known that the new 2-digit index will vary from 30 to 70.
And the first models of the prestigious brand, which will receive a new system of designation will be cars, which were presented this year. We are talking about the flagship sedan Audi A8, updated Audi A6 and coupe-shaped crossover Audi Q8, the start of sales of which is scheduled for December.
The designations will also change for some complete sets of already existing models. For example, in the full-size Audi Q7 crossover, the basic versions are called the 45 TFSI Quattro tiptronic and the 45 TDI Quattro tiptronic. Pleases one thing – prices have remained unchanged.
The reason for the introduction of the new designation system became necessary because of the appearance of hybrid / all-electric models in the model range of the brand. The designations TDI, TFSI, e-tron will remain unchanged.
New designation scheme can not be called intuitive, well, judge for yourself: the figure “30” will receive a car with a power of 110 – 130 hp, the index “35” is intended for a motor 149 – 163 hp, “40” for 169 – 203 hp, “45” for 229 – 251 hp etc.