No they're not the S5 seats, I've seen a pic somewhere but can't find it right now. Similar to S5 seat with S Line imprinted in backrest but think the headrest is separate unlike the integral one on the S5.
I'll see if I can find the pic, if not sure someone else will be along in a minute.
Yeah, I was just about to come back (after seeing photos of the silver alcanatara insert seats in the photos forum) and wonder aloud whether we know that this is cloth and not alcantara. I think I'd rather completely (er, normal) leather seating areas regardless...but cloth is at the bottom of my list of desirable seat material in a $50k+ car.
Edit: Thanks, TX! Somehow didn't notice your attached photo in that thread until after posting this (and I must have hit save right after you because I hadn't seen your last post here yet).
Yes that was at Suncoast Audi... did you find anything out in Tampa?
You're right... everywhere we look we find out different info...
So I also asked what the deal with the Milano seats is because from what I understand that means they are full leather then? and he said that it isn't available with the S Line package...? Confusing stuff
I wasn't told that Milano is not available with S-Line, but I also didn't order that upgrade. His guess, when we discussed it at the time of order, was the same - full genuine leather on the seats. But that just meant (to him) genuine leather on the back and NON-seating portions of the seat which he thought would otherwise be leatherette or whatever. Quite confusing...I'm sure Audi will let everyone know just in time for the orders to lock!
Okay - side assist is indeed now available per an October 19 revised order sheet. I'm having him fax me the revised order sheet and I'll post it in Pete's thread with the prior order sheet.
He still seems clueless on the S-Line seats, but he insists that Audi is not going to stick U.S. customers with cloth. TX, do you know whether the photo you posted is perhaps from Europe? My dealer thinks that may be the case and feels like we'd get Alcantara instead of cloth. But just speculation, as usual...
There is additional discussion on the S-Line seats in the following thread on Leather Seats. on .
The main add-on feature for my A5 is S-Line (suspension, 19" wheels, seats). As I understand from seeing S-Line packages for the A4, the Sport Seats provide a larger side bolster and more under-leg support. Alcantara is a synthetic suede-like material and is pretty prevalent in the auto industry. It is available on many high end cars in various applications (Seats, headliner, door panels). It seems to be standard on: Aston-Martin DB9, several Lambos, including the $1.4M Reventon, BMW, MB, and so on.
See http://world.alcantara.com/ and follow ==>Experience, Automotive, Brand ...to see other auto applications.
So, to get S-Line, I'll have to stick with the Alcantara seats since the $1000 Milano leather feature appears to be mutually exclusive with S-Line.