All 2008 model year Audi vehicles are certified to meet the emission requirements throughout the United States, including the emission programs of California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. Contact your dealer for more information.
Performance tires are designed for optimum performance and handling in warm climates. They are not suitable for cold, snowy, or icy weather conditions. If you drive under those circumstances, you should equip your vehicle with four all-season or winter tires, which offer better traction under those conditions. We suggest you use the recommended winter or all-season tires specified for your car, or their equivalent. These high-performance tires also have a lower aspect ratio that aids performance and handling; however, in order to avoid tire, rim or vehicle damage, it is important that the inflation pressure is regularly checked and maintained at recommended levels. Serious wheel and tire damage may occur if the vehicle is operated on rough or damaged road surfaces or upon encountering road debris or obstacles. Please also remember in making your selection that, while these tires deliver responsive handling, they may ride less comfortably and make more noise than other choices. Finally, these tires may wear more quickly than other choices. For more information on all of these topics, please consult the owner's manual, your local dealer, or call 1-800-FOR-AUDI.
On each model page, within the Technology section and all Features and Specs pages of this website, you can view brief demonstrations and explanations of technologies pertinent to the featured Audi vehicle. You can also visit Audi Glossary to find definitions of automotive terms and technology.
Audi offers a retrofit program for 1993 or newer model year Audi vehicles that are not factory equipped with upper tether anchors. Lower anchor retrofits are available on 1999 and newer models (lower anchor retrofits are currently not available for A8 L and TT). Contact your dealer for more information.
LATCH stands for "Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children." For more information, see LATCH in the Audi Glossary or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Audi owners who are registered for My Audi may also read our LATCH brochure in the Tips section.
Audi has a regular presence in Hollywood, both on the big screen and on television. The Audi R8 was featured in the summer blockbuster hit "Iron Man" starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. In the summer of 2006 an A3 was featured in the blockbuster Superman. In the fall of 2005, Audi was featured in the action thriller The Transporter 2. Last summer, I, Robot starred Will Smith and the Audi RSQ, a spectacular vehicle designed for the year 2035. Additionally, the A4 Cabriolet was featured in James L. Brooks' comedy Spanglish. In 2003, the Reese Witherspoon hit comedy Legally Blonde 2 featured a custom Candy Blue TT Roadster. These appearances build on Audi's history of Hollywood placements, which also include the green S8 from Ronin, Russell Crowe's silver A4 from The Insider, and Thandie Newton's silver TT Roadster in Mission Impossible 2.
Audi offers a program called Sit Safe in which more than 800 Volkswagen and Audi dealerships in the United States will have the opportunity to become certified in the installation of child safety seats through a four day training program. For more information, read the press release or contact your Audi dealer.
The Audi Navigation System depends upon signals from the world-wide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle's electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The mapping does not have the same level of detail in all areas. Periodically the mapping is updated, and new discs will be required in order to maintain the latest navigation information. These will be available for purchase from time to time at additional cost. Consult your dealer or call 1-800-FOR-AUDI for details.
Audi of America has developed a comprehensive checklist to provide you with peace on mind knowing that every detail has been thought out so that you can plan your journey. Your Audi Dealer will review this checklist with you for an excellent experience from start to finish and can be found under European Delivery.