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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
As I have been researching the last two weeks, it seems that there are many differences between the 08 A5/S5 and the 09 A5/S5. There are many posts about individual differences but not a combine reference guide. As I am currently awaiting my new A5 I'm unsure of all the changes but I have noticed these (and please submit any new information or changes that I have not posted and I will update this post).


Changes from 2008 to 2009 US Specs:

-Electric folding mirriors have been removed (only in some regions including US).

-S-line interior has been replaced from all leather seats to leather seats with alcantera inserts.

-S-line exterior has 19" Y spoke standard.

-Audi Drive Select.

-Audi Music Interface/AMI (which comes with the Nav option if you chose Nav).

-Audi Laser Guided Cruise Control/ALC (Dynamic Cruise Control).

-Side Assist is included in the Technology package.

-Voice command for Nav and phone.


Changes from 2008 to 2009 EU Specs:

-S5 seats are an option on the 2009 model.

-Audi Music Interface are standard.

-CD-changer is no longer standard and has to be ordered as an option.

-Audi Laser Guided Cruise Control/ALC (Dynamic Cruise Control).

-3G MMI replacing old MMI after week 45 (See post below by skoTner).

N/a please submit information on any changes from 08 to 09 in the European market.


Changes from 2008 to 2009 UK Specs:

-S5 seats are an option on the 2009 model.

-Audi Music Interface are standard.

-CD-changer is no longer standard and has to be ordered as an option.

-Drive select available in three different options for 2009

-Tyre Pressure Monitor available as an option.

-Rear camera available as an option.

-20" wheels available as an option.

-SD Card slot available.

-S-line still not available.

-Dip stick replaced with electronic measure.

-Audi Laser Guided Cruise Control/ALC (Dynamic Cruise Control).

-3G MMI replacing old MMI after week 45 (See post below by skoTner).

N/a please submit information on any changes from 08 to 09 in the UK market.


Changes from 2008 to 2009 Ireland Specs:

-leather multi-function steering wheel, sports seats and electric seats are all now standard.

-AMI can be ordered without Nav.

-S-Line has cloth leather as standard (no extra charge) and includes chrome covered tail-pipes for exhausts on 1.8 and 2.0 models.

N/a please submit information on any changes from 08 to 09 in the Ireland market.
 

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Changes from 2008 to 2009 EU Specs...
S5 seats are an option on the 2009 model, not the 2008 model.
Audi Music Interface are standard on the 2009 model.
2009 model produced after week 45 is produced with 3rd generation MMI
CD-changer is no longer standard and has to be ordered as an option
 

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Drive select available in three different options for 2009
Tyre Pressure Monitor available as an option
Rear camera available as an option
20" wheels available as an option
SD Card slot available
S-line still not available.
Dip stick replaced with electronic measure.
 

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I know that there are 3 added options for the S5, and it is probably the same for the A5. They are:

Audi Drive Select
Audi Music Interface/AMI (which comes with the Nav option if you chose Nav)
Audi Laser Guided Cruise Control/ALC

BTW, this is for US spec S5s. Also, there is one standard equipment on the '08 that is not available for the '09 model, which is electric folding side mirrors.
 

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In Ireland, leather multi-function steering wheel, sports seats and electric seats are all now standard, AMI can be ordered without Nav and S-Line has cloth leather as standard (no extra charge) and includes chrome covered tail-pipes for exhausts on 1.8 and 2.0 models
 

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Side Assist is included in the Technology package for 2009 US spec A5/S5s. In 2008, that was a stand alone option.

BTW tech e, I have merged your separate threads and moved this thread to the more applicable "A5 & S5 Topics" section of the forum
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
I have update all listed information except the 3G MMI being implemented after week 45. I want to confirm this before I update the information.

If you see anything else I am missing or messed up on let me know. Thanks.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
After reading that, I hope they treat US specs in the same way. My order was placed a week ago but my car will not go into production until after next week. I can't understand how different markets can get different options and others can't. It's not like the cars for different areas are being built in different factories. I'll update the info for EU and UK since that is most likely first markets.

If anyone knows about UK, please verify.
 

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Any Idea re changes to S5 options etc????
 

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Any Idea re changes to S5 options etc????
The changes listed are for A5/S5 options. Most of the options that have been added to the new A5 have also been added to the 2009 S5. I have noticed that many options that are not available with the A5 in your market will probably not be availible on the S5 either. Example: in the US the 2009 you cant have electric folding mirriors on either the A5 or the S5.
 
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