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    What is a B8.5 model?

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    Does that refer to the 2013 model? and what are the changes?

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    Let me google that for you.html
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    2013 Facelift. End of thread. Google the differences
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    Another productive string of replies fellas. As quattroforlife said, it is for the "facelift" changes they made to the same B8 platform for 2013. Basically the big differences are the headlights, foglights, (I think taillights?), and bumpers. Plus some updating to the MMI/Nav inside.

    For the record, when you google these things, a good amount of the links comes to Audizine/Audiworld. I guess we are getting better at the useless, repeat comments about searching though - down to 3 or 4 instead of 15 in the first 10 minutes...suppose that is progress.
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    Threads like this are why I stopped perusing here for 3 months
    Info re 2013/B8.5/facelift has been available on Audizine for at least a year - and easily findable.
    Reminded of the Lynyrd Skynrd tune "Don't Ask Me No Questions" ... "and I won't tell you no lies".
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    Thanks for that. Google doesn't show much for B8.5 at all. Deep down there is an asshole in everyone I suppose

    So basically just cosmetic changes.... even wikipedia doesn't list anything newer than a B8..... I assume 8.5 is a term used here only?

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    its more or less just slang...people use it to refer to the facelift..lights, grille, and a little on the interior.

    i believe the mmi changed as long as the trims and the steering wheel.

    sorry if i came off as an asshole :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag View Post
    Thanks for that. Google doesn't show much for B8.5 at all. Deep down there is an asshole in everyone I suppose

    So basically just cosmetic changes.... even wikipedia doesn't list anything newer than a B8..... I assume 8.5 is a term used here only?
    Yes i technically have a B8.5, tho motor was reinforced to run E85, alloy intake manifold, uprated internals, and power steering went to full electromechanical,...
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    Veteran Member Four Rings Greg Nelson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag View Post
    Deep down there is an asshole in everyone I suppose
    Ratbag [cool name] - LOL - anyone who fails to perform the simplest of searches earns my sarcasm.
    I'll take the 'asshole in everyone' as a compliment - I've been called far worse.
    Search Audizine - upper right corner tab - try 2013, B8.5, facelift - as I said this info has been available for at least a year here.
    Also look in New Owners thread here - lots of facelift owners recently.
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    Senior Member Four Rings name.goes.here's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag View Post
    Thanks for that. Google doesn't show much for B8.5 at all. Deep down there is an asshole in everyone I suppose

    So basically just cosmetic changes.... even wikipedia doesn't list anything newer than a B8..... I assume 8.5 is a term used here only?
    Not just cosmetic as I believe steering was also changed, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperunion View Post
    Yes i technically have a B8.5, tho motor was reinforced to run E85, alloy intake manifold, uprated internals, and power steering went to full electromechanical,...
    All true...but ratbag...the 2013 A/S5 cars are also referred to as B8.5 as well, for many of the same reasons.

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    This is why I asked. I have searched and it's not clear what a B8.5 is. So where does it say specifically what a B8.5 is? anyone have a link? 'm still assuming this terminology it's local to this site

    Quote Originally Posted by a5sport View Post
    All true...but ratbag...the 2013 A/S5 cars are also referred to as B8.5 as well, for many of the same reasons.



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