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Audi Coupé

Motor vehicle

The Audi Coupé was a liftbackcoupé version of the Audi 80, first shown in 1980. The bodywork was shared with the Audi Quattro. The second generation Coupé arrived in late 1988 and was based on the B3 Audi 80, albeit with a different suspension. The Coupé remained in production until the end of 1996 and spawned the Audi S2 series of sports versions. A convertible model arrived in 1991, called simply the Cabriolet, and remained in production until 2000.

Coupé B2 (1980)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Audi Coupé B2 (81/85)
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Audi Coupé GT (facelift model)

Production1980 - 1988
AssemblyIngolstadt, Germany
DesignerGiorgetto Giugiaro
Body style2-door coupé
Layoutlongitudinalfront engine,
front-wheel drive or quattro permanent four-wheel drive
PlatformVolkswagen Group B2
RelatedAudi 80/4000
Audi Quattro
Wheelbase2,538 mm (99.9 in)
Length4,349–4,421 mm (171.2–174.1 in)
Width1,682 mm (66.2 in)
Height1,350–1,376 mm (53.1–54.2 in)
Curb weight950–1,200 kg (2,094–2,646 lb)

The Audi Coupé (B2, Typ 81/85) was a two-doorcoupé produced and sold by Audi from 1980 to 1988. It was offered as a less expensive version of its turbocharged, permanent four-wheel driveAudi Quattro without turbocharger(s) or four wheel drive. Later, quattro was added as an option (Typ 85). Typ 81 was the internal model code for front-wheel drive Audi Coupés.

Original Audi Coupé GT 5E, with the first style of headlamps

The Coupé, first displayed at the Paris Salon 1980, featured a similar body shape to the Quattro, but without the knife-edged fender flares of the more expensive car. Mechanically, the biggest changes from the Quattro to the Coupé were the use of a naturally aspirated 1.9-litre carburettor petrol engine, 2.0-litre, 2.1-, 2.2-, or 2.3-litre fuel injectedinline five-cylinder engine and a front-wheel drivedrivetrain. Some lesser Coupés were also fitted with a 1.8-litreinline four-cylinder engine, injected or carburetted, and for the very first year of production a 1.6-litre "YN" 75 PS (55 kW) engine was available.[1] The short-lived 1.6 was the only Coupé not to be fitted with a black rear spoiler.

1983-1984 Coupé GL — note body-coloured B-pillar and 13-inch steel wheels

The Coupé was available as just plain "Coupé" or GL (four-cylinders only), "Coupé GT", and "Coupé quattro" (without the GT tag). From 1986 until the end of production in late 1988, the Coupé GT was also available with the 110–112 PS (81–82 kW) 1.8-litre PV/DZ inline-four best known from the Golf GTi.[2] For the last model year, the new 2309 cc "NG" five cylinder was available, offering 136 PS (100 kW) at 5600 rpm. This engine became available during 1987 for the last of the Audi Coupés sold in the US, where it produced 130 hp (97 kW) at 5,700 rpm as opposed to the 110 hp (82 kW) at 5500 rpm available from the 2.2-litre five which had been used since the facelift for model year 1985.[3] The Coupé had originally gone on sale in the US late in model year 1981 with the 100 hp (75 kW) 2144 cc five-cylinder also used in the 5000 (Audi 100).[4]

For the 1983 model year, European models switched from having two separate headlamps to large integrated Bosch units. Apart from changing the appearance, this also provided improved aerodynamics and better lighting.[5]


The updated Coupé, introduced after the German industrial holidays in the autumn of 1984, was given new, slightly sloped radiator grille and headlights, a large wrap-around bumper with integrated spotlights and turn signals, plastic sill covers, and the large rear spoiler from the Audi Quattro. These changes brought the drag coefficient down to 0.36. A new dashboard was also introduced, as was a new interior. GL and standard versions were cancelled for model year 1987 and all FWD Coupés were from then referred to as "Coupé GT".[6]

Rear view of facelift Coupé GT

For the 1986 model year, the Coupés (as with all Audis) were available with more catalyzed engine options. Also, the entire B2 range (Audi 80/90/Coupé) received stainless steel exhausts (for European markets at least).[7]

Coupé quattro[edit]

Also in September 1984, Audi made available the option of the quattro permanent four-wheel drive system to produce the Audi Coupé quattro, a model which was rarer than the turbocharged Quattro model. While most common with the 2.2-litre engine (also 2.3 for the last year, introduced 1987 for the US), in some markets the 1.8-litre four-cylinder models (90 and 112 PS DS/NE/JN or DZ engines) were also available with four-wheel drive.[8][9]

The Coupé and Coupé quattro models appear almost identical from the outside except for a few minor "quattro" specifics. While the GT had "COUPE GT" on the rear side windows, the CQ had the "quattro" decal as used on the Ur-Quattro. Similarly at the rear, the badging was "GT" and "quattro" respectively. The quattro versions also used the Ur-Quattro rear windscreen with "quattro" written into the heater elements (very obviously so on a cold and frosty morning), and the front grille was also adorned with the "quattro" badge from the Ur-Q. Inside, the cabin was identical except that the centre console received a differential lock switch, and LEDbargraph displays in place of the GT's three analogue-style gauges. Some Coupé quattros were distinguished by a body-coloured rear spoiler.

Mechanically, the Coupé quattro depended on a combination of components from the GT and the Audi 80 quattro. The quattro permanent four-wheel drivedrivetrain was almost identical to that used on the Ur-Quattro - the main differences being the use of the Coupé GT front struts, smaller 256 mm (10 in) diameter front brake disks, and lower ratios in the gearbox and rear differential. The damper and spring rates were also different from the Ur-Q. It was thus largely identical to the Audi 90 quattro and the North American Audi 4000 quattro. Wheels were 6.0Jx14", with steel or aluminium alloy rims dependent on the market. 7.0Jx15" Ronals, almost identical to the Ur-Quattro wheels, were also available. The CQ/90Q/4000Q also received their own exhaust manifold and downpipe (5-3-1, while FWD versions were 5-2-1).

Rear view of US market Coupé GT (1986)

From September 1980 to September 1987, 174,687 Typ 81 Coupés were built.[10] Quattro production ran from late 1984 to 1988, and was in the total region of 8,000 cars.

Engine type Inline 5 cylinder
Displacement 2,226 cc (2.2 L)
Max. Power 100 kW (136 PS; 134 bhp) at 5,700 rpm
Max. Torque 186 Nm (137 lb·ft) at 3500 rpm
Compression ratio 10.0
Fuel system Mechanical Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection with warm up regulator,
overrun fuel shut-off and idle-speed mixture stabilising
Gearbox 5-speed manual gearbox
Service interval 15,000 km or 10,000 miles
Transmission Permanent 4WD with lockable centre and rear differentials
Wheel and tyre size 6.0Jx14" / 195/60 HR14
Top speed 202 km/h (125.5 mph)
Acceleration 0-80 km/h (49.7 mph) 6.0 s
0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) 8,8 s
Fuel consumption constant 56 mph = 38.7 mpg[clarification needed]
constant 75 mph = 31.0 mpg
urban cycle = 21.9 mpg
Luggage capacity 15.6 cu ft (440 L)

Coupé B3[edit]

Motor vehicle

Audi Coupé B3 (Typ 8B)
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Audi Coupé (pre-facelift model)

Production1988–1997 (Europe)
AssemblyIngolstadt, Germany
Body style3-door liftbackcoupé
Layoutlongitudinalfront engine,
front-wheel drive or quattro permanent four-wheel drive
PlatformVolkswagen Group B3
  • 1781 cc DZI4 (export only)
  • 1984 cc AAD/ABK/3A I4
  • 1984 cc ACE16V I4
  • 1994 cc NM 20V I5 (export only)
  • 2226 cc KV I5 (export only)
  • 2226 cc 3B/ABYturbo 20V I5
  • 2309 cc NG I5
  • 2309 cc 7A 20V I5
  • 2598 cc ABCV6
  • 2774 cc AAH V6
Wheelbase2,555 mm (100.6 in)
Length4,366 mm (171.9 in)
Width1,716 mm (67.6 in)
Height1,355 mm (53.3 in)
Curb weight1,170–1,400 kg (2,579–3,086 lb)

In October 1988, and after a brief hiatus for the Audi Coupé, a new three-door Coupé was introduced in Europe. This generation is known internally as the Typ 8B and is basically a Typ 89 saloon with a modified rear suspension and a new front suspension system which previewed what was to come in the B4 Audi 80. When introduced it was only available with either the ten- or twenty-valve 2.3E engine, which was later joined by the 115 PS (85 kW; 113 bhp) 2.0E and a number of other versions.

In February 1989 a 20-valve version of the 2.0-liter five-cylinder engine went on sale in Italy. This was the only version of the Coupé sold in Italy, where cars of over two liters suffer a high tax penalty.[12] It was not offered anywhere besides Italy and Portugal as it was never fitted with a catalytic converter. The engine produces 160 PS (118 kW; 158 bhp) and this model was built until July 1991. Another export-market special built during the same period was an uncatalyzed, fuel injected 112 PS (82 kW) 1.8-liter inline-four. A naturally aspirated, 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) 2.2E was also sold in some markets until late 1991, including the United Kingdom and Spain. In September 1990 the sporty S2 Coupé was introduced, followed one year later by a more luxury-oriented 2.8-liter V6 version. The Coupé received similar updates to the B4 Audi 80 and remained in production until December 1996. The Coupé did not have a direct replacement but was effectively succeeded by the first-generation Audi TT coupé (and roadster), sold between 1998 and 2006.

S2 Coupé[edit]

See also: Audi S2

Together with Konrad Schmidt Motorsport GmbH (SMS), who had been responsible for Audi's DTM version of the V8 quattro, Audi developed a sports version of the Coupé in September 1990 called the Audi S2. This was meant to boost lagging sales of the Coupé and replace the famous Audi Quattro (launched in 1980). It featured the well-proven 2.2-litre in-line five-cylinder 20-valveturbopetrol engine from the Audi 200 20V, which was a variant of the engine used in the Audi Quattro. A similar version of the engine was used in the Audi 100 based S4 (the 'Ur-S4'). The S2 came as standard with quattro permanent four-wheel drive, and featured a heavy-duty 5-speed manual transmission, and was capable of 150 mph.

The S2 was initially available with a 2.2-litre turbocharged engine which produced 220 PS (162 kW; 217 bhp) (Engine code 3B), coupled to a 5-speed transmission. In 1992, the engine received minor upgrades, including distributor-less ignition, which increased power output to 230 PS (169 kW; 227 bhp) (Engine code: ABY) which was coupled to a new 6-speed gearbox. Although the power increase was minimal, the engine now produced 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) of torque (up from 309 N⋅m (228 lb⋅ft)) and featured an overboost function that allowed up to 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) in short bursts. The 3B-engined car will accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.7 seconds, continuing to a top speed of 246 km/h (152.9 mph). The ABY-engined S2 Coupé will accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.9 seconds, continuing to a top speed of 246 km/h (152.9 mph).

In 1993, the S2 received some cosmetic updates, including new AVUS-style alloy wheels, ellipsoid beam (projector) headlamps and clear front indicator lenses.

North America[edit]

In 1989, for the 1990 model year, North America received the Coupé quattro. It was powered by a detuned 164 hp (122 kW; 166 PS) version of the 20-valve 2.3-litre five-cylinder engine and was originally only available with a five-speed manual transmission.[13] It was marketed in the "Grand Tourismo" (GT) style of a comfortable luxury car with sporting tendencies, as opposed to a dedicated lightweight sports car. Weighing 3,308 lb (1,500 kg) (1991 Coupé model) it was not a lightweight, especially in consideration of the 164 hp powerplant (slightly less than the European version). These models came standard with 15" 6-star "Speedline" wheels, leather interiors with Zebrano wood trim, additional VDO gauges mounted in the bottom of the centre console, a carbon fibre centre prop shaft, and push-button locking rear differential. The Coupé quattro is visually similar to the European-only S2 model, but does not have the S2's turbocharged engine. It was only sold for two model years in the United States, 1990 and 1991.


Motor vehicle

Audi Cabriolet (Typ 8G)
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Audi Cabriolet (pre-facelift)

AssemblyKarmann, Germany
Body style2-door convertible
Layoutlongitudinalfront engine, front-wheel drive
PlatformVolkswagen Group B3
Wheelbase2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Length4,370 mm (172.0 in)
Width1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Height1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Curb weight1,370–1,430 kg (3,020–3,153 lb)

The Audi Cabriolet (Typ 8G) based on the B3 Coupé, was introduced in May 1991. As a result of the heavy and expensive re-engineering involved in creating a cabriolet version, this model was produced up until the year 2000; long after the other B3 models had been replaced by B4 and even B5 vehicles. It was the company's first soft-top since the Auto Union 1000 Sp of 1959. The Cabriolet featured the updated bonnet and rear light design among other styling features from the B3-based S2 Coupé. Initially only available with the 10-valve 2.3-litre inline-five, the 2.8-litre V6 was added for the US market, and the 2.0-litre inline-four and 2.6-litre V6 from the Coupé were added as options in 1993 in Europe. The 2.0-litre was later replaced in 1997 by the new 20-valve 1.8-litre inline-four from the new A4.[14] The Cabriolet was heavily engineered to retain the structural strength of the Coupé (with which it shared its suspension layout), and its windscreen was reinforced to preclude the need for a roll bar. The Cabriolet was never offered with the quattro four-wheel drive system. Final assembly was by Karmann in Osnabrück from 1997.[15][16]

In April 1997 the European market Cabriolet underwent a few minor yet visible touch-ups; such as gently redesigned bumpers incorporating lights from the Porsche 911 (993), projection lensheadlamps, as well as other minor changes. In addition to this facelift, a special edition was introduced for the European market under the name Sunline. Among other extras, it was equipped with all leather interior, air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, a power soft-top and a leather steering wheel. A 'Final Edition' with similar extras became available from 1999 until the end of production.

In November 1993, the 2.8-liter V6 equipped Cabriolet entered the US market, where it remained on sale until the end of the 1998 model year. Altogether, 5,445 were sold there over 5 years.[17]

A 4-seater mid-sized Audi convertible was not available again until 2002, when the B6-based A4 Cabriolet (Typ 8H) was introduced.

Overall, a total of around 71,350 Cabriolets were built.[18]

  • Rear view of 2.6 V6 facelift model (Australia)


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Audi History

Audi is a German luxury car manufacturer based in Ingolstadt and owned by Volkswagen AG. The Audi name dates back to 1910, but VW consolidated multiple companies into the modern “Audi” in 1969. Audi made its name in motorsport with the four-wheel drive rally champion Audi Quattro in the early 1980s. Volkswagen has positioned Audi as its upmarket competitor for Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

How Audi Names its Cars

Audi follows a simple naming format, for the most part, employing letters and numbers. Base models have an “A” designation. Sportier luxury models get an “S.” The sportiest “RennSport” models get an “RS.” Audi uses “Q” for its SUV line. The TT and R8 exist outside that nomenclature. Audi employs "E-Tron" for its electric cars.

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Buying Guide

Audi sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible models

A3 / S3 / RS 3


The A3 is the subcompact, entry-level Audi. Audi also offers two sportier sedan variants. The S3 uses the same 2.0-liter turbo-four as the Golf R; the RS 3 employs a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo producing 394 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

Body Styles: Sedan



  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four
  • Turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five

Base MSRP: $33,900


A4 / S4


The A4 is offered as a sedan and more rugged “Allroad” wagon. The A4 sedan was one of the final Audi models to lose a manual transmission option or 2019. The Allroad was the Audi lineup’s only U.S. wagon until the recent arrival of the RS 6 Avant and A6 Allroad.

The A4 has one sportier entry, the S4 sedan. Audi does make a stupendous 450 hp RS 4 Avant wagon, but won’t sell it to Americans.

Body Styles: Sedan, Wagon



  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6

Base MSRP: $39,900


A5 / S5 / RS 5


Audi’s A5 is essentially an A4 with a more expensive body style. The Sportback, coupe and cabriolet each employ the same engine as the A4. S5 Sportback, coupe and cabriolet versions use the same 3.0-liter V6 found in the S4.

The even-sportier RS 5 sportback and coupe models use a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that let it accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. It has also earned a claimed “Ph.D. in performance.”

Body Style: Hatchback, Coupe, Cabriolet


  • A5 Sportback/Coupe/Cabriolet
  • S5 Sportback/Coupe/Cabriolet
  • RS 5 Sportback/Coupe


  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
  • Twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6

Base MSRP: $43,500


A6 / S6


The A6 is Audi’s midsize luxury sedan, which was redesigned for the 2019 model year. A new A6 Allroad offers SUV-like functionality in a station wagon package.

The higher-performance S6 version upgrades to a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6, which it shares with the RS 5 and S7. The RS 6 Avant wagon is also available in the U.S. with its nearly 600-hp twin-turbo V8, but you'll likely never see one.

Body Style: Sedan, Wagon



  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
  • Twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6
  • Turbocharged 4.0-liter V8

Base MSRP: $55,900


A7 / S7 / RS 7


The A7, also redesigned for 2019, is the Sportback version of the A6; the different body style costs an additional $10,000. The S7 is pretty much the same thing, just with the S6.

Audi also offers an even higher-performance RS 7 version. A twin-turbo setup supplements its 4.0-liter V8.

Body Style: Sportback



  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
  • Twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6
  • Twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8

Base MSRP: $69,200


A8 / S8


The A8 is Audi’s flagship full-size luxury sedan, available in ICE and PHEV versions. The A8 is loaded with luxury, driver assistance and advanced tech features. The A8 is only available with the long wheelbase in the U.S. It is a car to be driven in as much as driven. An available “Executive Rear Seat Comfort Package” includes a foot massager among other features. An S8 version delivers the same experience, just with added power.

Body Style: Sedan



  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 PHEV
  • Twin-Turbocharged 4.0-liter V8

Base MSRP: $86,500




The Audi TT is a two-door sports car. It comes in both coupe and convertible roadster forms, packing There are two higher performance versions: the TTS and the TT RS.

Body Style: Coupe, Roadster


  • TT Coupe/Roadster
  • TT S
  • TT RS


  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four
  • Turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five

Base MSRP: $50,500


R8 / R8 Spyder


The R8 is Audi’s supercar. It uses a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter dual injection V10. While most Audis use all-wheel-drive, a rear-wheel-drive version of the R8 is joining the lineup for added oversteering fun.

Body Styles: Coupe, Roadster



Base MSRP: $148,700


Audi SUV / Crossover Models



The Q3 is the SUV equivalent of the A3. It’s a subcompact crossover, the smallest “Q” vehicle. A 2018 redesign offered more sophisticated and aggressive design language and received better reviews than its predecessor.

Body Style: SUV


• Q3


• Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four

Base MSRP: $35,900


Q4 E-Tron/Q4 E-Tron


The Q4 E-Tron is Audi's all-electric compact luxury crossover, which is new for the 2022 model year. It's smaller than the E-Tron and cheaper. It is built on Volkswagen's MEB platform and is quite similar in capability to the Volkswagen ID.4. The base model is a 201 hp RWD version, and you can upgrade to a 295 hp AWD model. The AWD version has a Sportback variant.

Body Style: SUV


  • Q4 E-Tron
  • Q4 E-Tron Sportback


  • Single-motor electric RWD
  • Dual-motor electric AWD

Base Price: $43,900


Q5 / SQ5


The Q5 is Audi’s compact luxury SUV. It’s the company’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. market. A PHEV version joins the lineup this year, along with a Sportback version. The SQ5 upgrades to the 349-hp 3.0-liter V6 for added sportiness.

Body Style: SUV, SUV Hatchback


  • Q5
  • Q5 Sportback
  • SQ5
  • SQ5 Sportback


  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four PHEV
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6

Base MSRP: $45,600


Q7 / SQ7


The Q7 is Audi’s full-size luxury crossover SUV. It was the first Audi SUV model launched in 2005. It can offer up to 71.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded. A new SQ7 version brings a thundering V8 to the lineup.

Body Style: SUV



  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
  • Twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8

Base MSRP: $56,900


Q8 / SQ8 / RS Q8


The Q8 is Audi’s rough SUV equivalent of the flagship A8 sedan, and the "coupe" equivalent of the Q7. Introduced in the 2018 model year, it shares a platform, powertrain, and relative price point with the base model Porsche Cayenne. Like the Cayenne, you can buy sportier, more powerful versions with V8 engines, as well.

Body Style: SUV Coupe


• Q8
• SQ8
• RS Q8


• Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
• Twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8

Base MSRP: $67,400


E-Tron / E-Tron S


The E-Tron is Audi’s all-electric SUV, capable of traveling roughly 200 miles on a charge. Dual electric motors make it quick; it's also one of the quietest cars on sale today, and can recharge at some of the highest speeds of any EV. A new Sportback model joins the lineup this year.

The Audi E-Tron S is a high-performance version of Audi's E-Tron SUV, comparable to the "S" versions of Audi's combustion cars. It uses a tri-motor system (compared to the E-Tron's dual-motor) with a larger motor up front and two smaller motors powering the rear wheels. The E-Tron S can generate up to 496 hp and 718 lb-ft of torque, accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and deliver 208 miles of range. It can also come as a Sportback offering 212 miles of range.

Body Style: SUV, SUV Coupe


  • E-tron
  • E-tron Sportback
  • E-tron S
  • E-tron S Sportback


  • Dual-motor electric AWD
  • Tri-motor electric AWD

Base MSRP: $65,900


E-Tron GT / RS E-Tron GT


The E-Tron GT is Audi's electric sports sedan, which is new for 2021. It shares the J1 electric platform with the Porsche Taycan. GT stands for gran turismo, which means Audi intended the E-Tron GT to provide more ride comfort than an all-out sports car. Still, the E-Tron GT can perform. The base E-Tron GT can deliver up to 522 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque with overboost. The hotter RS E-Tron GT offers a sustained maximum of 590 hp and 617 lb-ft. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 mph.

Body Style: Sedan



Base MSRP: $102,400


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Sometimes what you don't know can't hurt you, but that's not the case when buying a used car. As an independent vehicle history provider, at CARFAX we've made it our mission to tell you everything you need to know by uncovering as many events as possible from the previous life of a used car. Our primary goal is to help you get to know your next car from the inside out before deciding to make an investment that will be part of you and your family's everyday life. We believe your next car shouldn't be hiding anything from you.

CARFAX Vehicle History Reports contain over 28 billion historical records from 20 European countries, the US and Canada, which are updated daily with new information.

Even if you live in a country we don't collect vehicle data from, it's still always worth checking the Vehicle Identification Number without obligation. The used car import and export market is booming and many owners would be surprised to find out exactly what happened to their vehicle during its previous life abroad.

Privacy for Customers — Transparency over Vehicles

Let's be clear: Although we strive to find every detail of a vehicle's life so far, we are focused only on the vehicle's history, and do not collect any information on previous owners. The information we provide relates solely to the vehicle, its odometer reading, any accidents that have been covered up, where the vehicle comes from and much more — it never gets personal. We've uncovered irreparable damage several times in the past, but other times our vehicle history checks draw a blank — and sometimes that's actually a good thing.

Second Hand — Not Second Best

Did you know that considerably more used cars are sold than new cars? We think this second-hand system is nothing short of fantastic. However, it goes without saying that it gives rise to different methods and tactics: Some sellers will disguise a car that's been in an accident under a fresh coat of paint, tamper with the odometer or conceal theft. This is one of the less appealing aspects of buying second hand. Our goal is to establish trusting relationships between buyers and sellers, since this is the best way to help customers make the right decision. Your new car should be reliable and make you feel safe, as well as make you feel like you haven't paid too much.

But more than anything else, we don't want you or your family unknowingly sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle that isn't 100% safe. This is why we strive to take these vehicles off the road, which not only makes the used car market safer but our streets safer too.

CARFAX — 35+ Years of Experience in Vehicle Histories

CARFAX was founded in the US in 1984 and expanded into Europe in 2007. Around 100 team members spread across six European offices process vehicle information from 22 countries.

Fostering strategic partnerships with registration authorities, law enforcement agencies, government departments, insurance companies, inspection centers and numerous other leading companies around the world has enabled us to compile a unique international database for vehicle histories. We use this database to help make the used car market more transparent. We give everyone in the process of buying a used car access to what is currently the world's most comprehensive source for vehicle history reports, and is growing day by day.

We remain neutral and independent despite our partnerships — our sole purpose is help customers make an informed choice and ensure their safety and the safety of their family. This includes never collecting any personal details — we do not accept any PII from data sources amongst the information we provide about a vehicle. We ensure that data protection laws are observed at all times. Furthermore, we always collect our data in compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks — in all the countries in which we are active. We expressly distance ourselves from illegal activities such as data theft, scraping and hacking.

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BMW 2-Series

The 2021 BMW 2-series delivers everything we love about BMW's sporty driving dynamics in a handsome, well-priced package. Offered in both hardtop coupe and softtop convertible body styles, the 2-series is a compact sports car with plenty of compelling traits. The 230i model is powered by a 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, but upgrading to the M240i swaps in a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that makes a stout 335 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but BMW offers its xDrive all-wheel-drive system as an option on both models. If you're looking for more practicality, you might find that one of this car's four-door rivals—such as the Audi A3, the Mercedes-Benz A-class, or even BMW's own 2-series Gran Coupe—fits the bill, but the 2-series coupe and convertible will be the choice of those who value driving verve over day-to-day usefulness.

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When it comes to max performance, the word "compromise" is a curse, but never fear, the 2021 BMW M2 doesn't have to put a quarter in the swear jar. Compared with the regular BMW 2-series, this souped-up coupe badass boasts a meaner mug and wider hips, a chassis tuned for attacking racetracks, and a more powerful engine. The hard-charging, high-revving twin-turbo straight-six eats up straightaways quicker than Kobayashi downs hot dogs. While we prepare for the extinction of manual transmissions, this little BMW still fights for the resistance. It offers a snappy dual-clutch automatic, too. Its harsh ride and unimpressive interior are less contentious on the more affordable M240i, but the true M car is terrific specifically because it's an uncompromising driver's car.

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Toyota Supra

Pay no mind to the fact that the 2021 Toyota Supra shares much of its chassis and powertrains with the BMW Z4—it offers its own distinct personality and is an utter blast to drive. Two different turbocharged powertrains—an inline-four and an inline-six—are on offer, both of which drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. We know, we know: a six-speed manual would be preferable. To be honest, this automatic does an excellent job, changing gears crisply and responding quickly to the Supra's paddle shifters. So impressed are we with the Supra, we've named it to our annual 10Best list two years in a row. Its snug cabin, while not the right size for every driver, is nicely finished.Want a convertible? Then you'll have to get the Z4; the Supra is available only as a coupe.

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Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang family has a legendary history and is populated by models with diverse personalities. This year, that history is recalled by the revival of the Mach 1 moniker, first seen on the 1969 'Stang. The 2021 Mustang will still come as a coupe or a convertible, and its stable of high-performance offerings will be as full as ever. Whether it’s the turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost or the V-8-powered GT, every version of the original pony car can be armed with track weaponry to challenge its Chevy Camaro or Dodge Challenger counterparts. The Ford's beautiful bodywork, vast personalization options, and practical interior also make it desirable to folks who care less about lap times and more about sporty everyday transportation. And that's why the Mustang continues to be an icon: it offers something for everyone.

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 boasts 760 horses of supercharged-V-8 mayhem, but it also possesses the athleticism of smaller and lighter sports cars. Those accolades make it the most powerful production car Ford has ever built as well as the most immersive Mustang we've ever driven. At the center of the excitement is the Shelby's supercharged 5.2-liter V-8, which plays a thrilling soundtrack through its bazooka-like exhaust pipes. A manual transmission isn't available, but the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic operates damn near telepathically. The rear-drive-only coupe also accelerates so tenaciously that it should include a warranty on underwear. The GT500 feels equally thrilling when running down more exotic metal on a racetrack. Sure, it has terrible fuel economy and costs a lot for a Mustang–especially with the exorbitantly priced Carbon Fiber Track package–but the 2021 Shelby GT500 is a magnificent muscle car and a phenomenal sports car.

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Chevy Camaro

There's nothing quite like hearing the thrilling timbre of a throbbing exhaust note or feeling the gratifying feedback from a superbly tuned steering system while flying down a twisty road. Few affordable cars offer both these satisfying sensations, but the 2021 Chevy Camaro is one of them. It's not focused solely on being loud and going fast, however—even though it does both of those tasks very well. Chevy's two-door pony car comes as a coupe or convertible, and it offers copious features and countless personalization options. While the 650-hp Camaro ZL1 is the most raucous version—and reviewed separately—every model from the base four-cylinder to the V-6 to the V-8 can be enhanced for track duty with the transformational 1LE package. Sure, the interior can feel claustrophobic and has several other quirks, but the 2021 Chevy Camaro is primarily geared towards those who love to drive. Like us.

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Chevy Camaro ZL1

With a fire-breathing 650-hp supercharged V-8 and ferocious track capabilities, the 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 is the king of monster muscle cars. Sure, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 have horsepower ratings that start with seven, but the bow-tie beast delivers similar thrills for fewer green bills. In fact, if the mid-engine Corvette didn't exist, the ZL1 could perhaps be called the world's greatest performance value. Regardless, the Camaro perfects the front-engine, rear-drive formula inherent to muscle cars. While both the coupe and convertible have a remarkable chassis that's more clairvoyant than Miss Cleo, unleashing the ultimate Camaro requires the transformative 1LE track package, but beware that it makes the suspension very stiff. If you can overlook the Chevy's flawed interior, the 2021 Camaro ZL1 can be more exciting than a roller coaster, and it'll regularly reward thrill-seekers and track rats alike.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Some entry-luxury cars are too sporty and others are too soft, but the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-class falls in the sweet spot. In its standard C300 form, it combines a quiet and comfortable ride with just the right amount of handling acuity—and if you want more power and performance, Mercedes offers the AMG C43 and C63 models, which we review separately. The C300 is available in sedan, coupe, and convertible models. Although the current generation is nearing the end of its life cycle, it still has plenty of modern technology, and its interior and exterior designs have aged well. A redesigned C-class is expected to arrive within the next year or so.

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Mercedes-AMG C43

With a 385-hp twin-turbo V-6 under its hood, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 one-ups its Benz-branded C300 counterpart and borrows styling and chassis components from the even racier AMG C63 models. The C43 is offered as a four-door sedan and as a two-door coupe or convertible, the last of which allows open-air enjoyment of the blown V-6's dulcet exhaust tones. All models wear stylish exterior styling and provide a cozy cabin with all the amenities expected of a Mercedes, although two-door models are less practical and offer less space for rear-seat passengers. While its performance isn't as impressive as the more powerful C63, the well-balanced C43's price tag is far more accessible and it retains the fun-to-drive nature and upscale environs of the other C-class models.

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Mercedes-AMG C63

The number of high-performance SUVs is growing every year, but if you’re on the market for a compact car that can blow away almost everything else on the road look no further than the 2021 Mercedes-AMG C63. It’s based on the Mercedes-Benz C-class, but has a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine making 469 horsepower in the C63 and 503 hp in the C63 S. The C63 also has a sportier suspension tune (you’ll notice a harsher ride) and some exterior differences compared to the regular C-class that add some aggression to its appearance. It’s available as a sedan, a coupe, or a convertible, and it goes like it's got a Saturn V booster rocket strapped to its roof. Plus, it has a legitimately luxurious interior and plenty of up-to-the-minute technology, so you’re not trading anything away in return for the performance.

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Audi A5

In the world of Audi, removing two doors from the A4 sedan increases the number to 5—as in, the A5 coupe and cabriolet. The two-door's styling is more aggressive and more rakish than the four-door A4's, and the cabriolet's fabric top opens the cabin for a taste of that classic convertible freedom. A punchy turbocharged four-cylinder provides plenty of pep and the chassis is dialed in for solid cornering grip. It might not be as racy as the V-6–powered S5 model or the BMW 440i, but there's still a lot of like about the A5, and it'll serve buyers well as a stylish and capable ride.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-class epitomizes sophistication with its bleeding technology, classy appearance, and extravagant cabin. Available as a four-door sedan or two-door coupe and cabriolet, the Mercedes can be made to match all manner of upper-class lifestyles. It also offers a set of distinct powertrains that range from an entry-level four-cylinder to a plug-in hybrid to a zesty turbocharged six-cylinder that makes 362 horsepower. The 2021 E-class family chauffeurs passengers in quiet comfort thanks to a serene interior and a pillowy ride. The experience is not unlike a smaller and more affordable version of the ultra-luxurious S-class.

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Mercedes-AMG E53

When the elegant Mercedes-Benz E-class doesn't offer enough excitement, the 2021 AMG-tuned E53 fills the void with increased performance and edgier styling. A unique grille and exclusive exterior details help separate its sedan, cabriolet, and coupe body styles from their more pedestrian counterparts. A 429-hp turbocharged six-cylinder powertrain and standard all-wheel drive deliver all-weather traction and zealous acceleration. Of course, the E53 family also maintains Mercedes' luxury pedigree with an eye-catching cabin that boasts cutting-edge technology and upscale materials. In a class brimming with talented competitors, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 ranks among the most remarkable.

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Porsche 718 Cayman

The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman captures the same physical and emotional excitement of driving that supercars do. This coupe and its convertible sibling—the 718 Boxster, which we review separately—provide unrivaled driver engagement among sports cars. The Cayman's otherworldly chassis provides an open line of communication between the driver, the car, and the road. To create the 718, Porsche knits together strong brakes, an unflappable suspension, and a steering system rich with feedback. The result is so good that both 718 body styles made our 2021 10Best list. The brand's flawless automatic and manual transmissions and potent engines—particularly the melodic flat-six—complete the picture. While the 2021 Cayman costs more than its distinguished rivals, the Chevy Corvette and Toyota Supra, it's still the most focused and satisfying choice in the segment.

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Porsche 911

From its rear-mounted flat-six engine to its otherworldly handling, the 2021 Porsche 911 has preserved the essential elements that made it an icon. Its familiar circular headlights, Coke bottle shape, and sloping rump make it virtually impossible to mistake a 911 for any other sports car. Climb into its perfectly positioned driver's seat, fire up its powerful and unique-sounding engine, and engage either of its terrific transmissions; Porsche's legendary 2+2-seater will then proceed to overload you with feedback from its telepathic steering and its peerless performance attributes. It's offered as a coupe or convertible and with rear- or all-wheel drive. The company's extensive list of options allows it to be personalized for all tastes. The only knock against the 2021 Porsche 911 is that it's too expensive for most enthusiasts to own.

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Porsche 911 Turbo

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2 door coupe models audi

There is no shortage of options when it comes to Audi coupes, from the small, (relatively) affordable A5 through to the all-out R8. But should you actually buy one? A coupe is an aspirational style and status statement that you don’t buy for practicality, but for on-road glamor, presence, and driving pleasure. It’s an indulgence with USPs that include elegance, performance, and luxury. The coupe has been under pressure in recent years, though, as people eschew traditional automobiles for SUVs and fewer buyers can justify an impractical car kept around just because of its curb appeal.

2021 Audi Coupe Models

Audi has a storied history of stylish coupes and Audi USA currently offers nine coupe-style cars for sale. They cost from $43k all the way up to $197k. These include relatively affordable coupes like the A5 Coupe, which is based on the A4 sedan, as well as exclusive supercars (Audi R8) and even a coupe-style EV sedan, the new e-tron GT. Here are all the Audi coupe models currently sold in the US:

  • Audi A5, S5, and RS5: The cheapest 2-door Audi coupe in the lineup, it is offered in three different configurations. The base model is powered by a standard 248-horsepower mill, but those with a need for speed are not left wanting, thanks to the twin-turbo V6 found under the hood of the RS5. However, these compact models lack the refined handling needed to earn them genuine sports car acclaim.
  • Audi TT, TTS, and TT RS: Not much has changed for the TT nameplate in recent years (2019-2020), but that may not necessarily be a bad thing. The small Audi sports coupe is available in a trio of guises - the TT, TTS, TT RS - each offering varying levels of performance. Each boasts a well-appointed cabin, classic styling, and surprising economy for the segment. However, newer rivals are stealing more and more of the spotlight.
  • Audi A7 and RS7 Sportback - As a bit more of a sedan than a coupe, the A7 and its Sportback brother are somewhat more practical than the rest of their ilk. Four doors and a usable trunk make them far easier to live with on a daily basis, and neither shirks its performance responsibilities either. Both are powered by capable V6 power plants while still maintaining the levels of handling and fun that the brand is renowned for, despite their size.
  • Audi R8 - The quintessential sport-focused model in the lineup, the R8 has become the face of Audi performance supercars. Redesigned for 2021, the nameplate now offered a choice between an RWD model, boasting 532 hp from its throaty V10 engine, or an even more high-octane quattro AWD variant, throwing 602 hp at all four corners for hard-to-match driving thrills. With break-neck acceleration and a top speed of 205 mph, it’s not hard to see why this is the priciest of the two-door Audi coupes. But, since most buyers won’t settle for the stock model, pricing in excess of $200k should not shock anyone.
  • Audi e-tron GT - With all the world going electric, the e-tron is Audi’s response to motor-powered rivals from Porsche and Tesla. Naturally, this means that the GT boasts the kind of acceleration figures we have come to expect from galvanic powertrains, namely a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 3.1 seconds in its 590-hp RS guise. Of course, it also exhibits ultra-modern styling that has it vying for attention beside its most handsome siblings, like the R8.

Prices of 2021 Audi Coupes

ModelPowerEngineBase Price
Audi A5 Coupe261 hp2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas$45,600
Audi TT Coupe220 hp2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas$49,800
Audi e-tron GT469 hpElectric$99,900
Audi R8 Coupe532 hp5.2L V10 Gas$142,700
Audi S5 Coupe349 hp3.0L Turbo V6 Gas$54,900
Audi RS5 Coupe444 hp2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas$75,900
Audi TTS Coupe288 hp2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas$59,500
Audi TT RS394 hp2.5L Turbo Inline-5 Gas$72,500

What To Consider Before Buying An Audi Coupe

It really boils down to how much you can spend and how hardcore you want to go. Luckily, US buyers are spoilt for choice, from the ‘affordable’ A5 through to the $200k plus R8 Performance. However, while the former will give you a taste of what these German sports cars have to offer, and the latter will definitely get you noticed, neither is particularly practical. For size, interior space, and performance all in one, the A7 Sportback is hard to beat. Of course, those who want to get in on the ground floor while electric cars are starting to take over the world may be drawn to the e-tron GT.

Coupe living can be great some days and overrated on others. You have to weigh up the pros and cons and decide whether it is for you or not.


  • Attention-grabbing styling and flashy colors available (why stick to plain old black or white?)
  • The performance and handling that usually comes with the territory
  • The exclusivity factor of driving a sleek, low-slung coupe
  • The massive choice of options, especially in the Audi range
  • Opt for a 4-door and you can enjoy greater practicality, too


  • A bit one dimensional - an impractical car for smooth roads only
  • Expensive pricing
  • Difficult to get into, especially in the back, unless you go for a four-door version


The R8 is quite old - should I consider it?

Absolutely. It’s probably the last Audi supercar with an internal-combustion engine and the latest V10 coupe is a unicorn - an RWD Audi! You’ll have a thrilling and fast collector’s item.

Which is the most practical Audi coupe?

The big hatchback A7/RS7 models are way out in front, with lots of space for people and luggage, while still sporting svelte coupe lines. The e-tron GT also offers four-door practicality in an EV format and coupe-sedan body style.

Are there going to be next-generation TT and R8 models?

Due to emissions legislation, probably not in the current combustion engine format, if at all. They may be reinvented as EVs, though. What we can be certain of is that the current models are the last of their type and your last chance to get the ultimate ICE-engine Audi sports cars.

What is the cheapest Audi coupe?

If you’re buying new, you can pick up a base-model Audi A5 for around $42,900, depending on if you splurge for a package or two, or swap out the standard paint job. However, this is still quite a lot to pay, so it may be worth your while looking at a used Audi coupe from 2020 or earlier, if there have not been any significant changes in the model in more recent years.

For a lot more information, pictures, and BuzzScores on the rest of the Audi models - or a review or rival comparison of your favorite Audi model - have a look at our in-depth buyer’s guide, where we cover every car sold in the US.

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Style mavens will find the 2022 Audi A5 coupe and Cabriolet convertible models more eye-catching than the A4 sedan while pragmatists will be happy to know they require few compromises to practicality. Both A5 body styles are sophisticated, upscale, and athletic, making them a great choice for luxury buyers who also enjoy driving. The coupe and convertible are both powered by a gutsy 261-hp turbocharged four-cylinder paired with standard all-wheel drive. Those looking for more oomph should consider upgrading to the Audi S5 (reviewed separately) or perhaps the BMW 440i, but most drivers will find the 2022 A5's powertrain to be plenty potent for even spirited driving.

What's New for 2022?

The A5 lineup received a styling refresh last year, so the changes for 2022 are minor. A new 19-inch wheel design is available with all-season tires. S-line coupe models add a sport suspension as well as a leather-and-microsuede upholstery. A new Black Optic Plus package is available on S-line models, too, and includes black exterior trim, a matte-black grille, and red brake calipers.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

We recommend the mid-range Premium Plus trim level as it's the best balance of features and price. It comes with nice-to-haves such as the company's digital gauge display, keyless entry with push-button start, and a wireless charging pad. The hardest decision here is whether or not to go topless, but we'd stick with the less expensive coupe.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

While we haven't driven the 2022 A5 to sample the turbocharged 2.0-liter with the new 12-volt hybrid setup, we're intrigued by the extra boost of power from 248 to 261 horsepower. Older nonhybrid examples with the lower output proved to be downright quick, sprinting to 60 mph in just 5.0-seconds—just 0.6 second behind the 400-hp Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. Composed and planted when cruising, the A5 comes alive on twisty roads; accurate, well-weighted steering compliments the suspension's agility, and the A5 is easy to drive quickly. The Quattro all-wheel-drive system helps, too, aiding the chassis' balance and providing faultless power delivery out of tight corners.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The A5 coupe is expected to earn 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, but the city rating drops to 23 mpg for the cabriolet variant. Once we run the A5 models on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, we can evaluate their real-world mpg. For more information about the A5's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Stylish, modern, and well built, the A5's cabin is comfortable, at least for front seat passengers—the rear seat is tight—and the design will surely stand the test of time. The A5's interior oozes quality from every panel. In our Premium Plus test car, finely grained, soft-touch plastics mingled with textured aluminum trim. As you slide behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel, a motorized arm pushes the seatbelt forward to within easy reach of your left shoulder. The seat bottoms are narrow but provide enough comfort and support for long highway journeys, and a manual thigh extension should satisfy the long-legged. Everything looks and feels beautifully assembled, durable, and solid. The only missing attribute is a sense of luxury. The armrests are thinly padded, while other high-end touches are simply missing—such as heated rear seats or a power-adjustable steering wheel. The coupe's roomy trunk and flexible, flat-folding rear seatbacks provide an unexpected amount of cargo capacity, though. We also fit 16 carry-on suitcases inside with the rear seats folded. It's too bad the various storage bins and cubbies aren't as useful. You'll easily find places for smartphones, snacks, and other small items, but bulkier objects such as oversize water bottles will be left without homes.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Audi offers plenty of infotainment features standard on all A5 models, including Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, power outlets, and USB connectivity. A 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen is a floating element atop the A5's dashboard and features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Navigation is optional, as is a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

It's worth noting that automated emergency braking and lane-departure warning are standard, but the A5's more desirable driver-assistance features remain options. For more information about the A5's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard forward collision warning with automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure warning
  • Available adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Audi's warranty is average for the segment, matching many of its rivals in coverage but exceeding none. At first glance, the offer of a year of free scheduled maintenance looks like a decent perk, but it only covers the first visit and expires once the odometer hits 10,000 miles.

  • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for one year or 10,000 miles

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