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    Hi Mike,

    Now that Black Optics has been announced for the 2018 A4/S4, can you comment on the availability of BO for the A5/S5 coupes and sportbacks?? Many thanks.

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    At this time, there are no plans to include the Black optics package for the Audi A5 and S5 Sportback and Coupe.
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    That's disappointing - There is simply too much brightwork on the current S cars (and Audi's in general) for my taste without black optics. As stated in another related thread, that's a miss by product planning at launch. Especially as most early adopters are the most passionate brand ambassadors. I guess I'll wait a few months and see if the options mix changes. Thanks Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Buck View Post
    That's disappointing - There is simply too much brightwork on the current S cars (and Audi's in general) for my taste without black optics. As stated in another related thread, that's a miss by product planning at launch. Especially as most early adopters are the most passionate brand ambassadors. I guess I'll wait a few months and see if the options mix changes. Thanks Mike.
    I can't imagine it won't appear in a year or two. I think virtually every Audi has a black optics option at some point in production.

    Mike....can you comment? If virtually all late model Audis have had a black optic option, why wouldn't the A5/S5?
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    We appreciate your sincere interest in the A5/S5 black optics package. As previously mentioned, there are currently no plans for the release of this package. I canít speak to what may or may not be available in the future, but I will certainly pass along your enthusiasm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VVG View Post
    I can't imagine it won't appear in a year or two. I think virtually every Audi has a black optics option at some point in production.

    Mike....can you comment? If virtually all late model Audis have had a black optic option, why wouldn't the A5/S5?
    Cosign......I'm not even thinking about moving on from my 2012 Black Optic A4 S-line until I can get into an S5 Sportback with a Black Optic package
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwgj View Post
    Cosign......I'm not even thinking about moving on from my 2012 Black Optic A4 S-line until I can get into an S5 Sportback with a Black Optic package
    fwgj, I'm on hold as well until the Black Optics pkg is available as well. I feel your pain........hard to understand since they have it available already in Europe.......

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    S5 Black Optic Missing? :-((

    Quote Originally Posted by WillieFlo View Post
    fwgj, I'm on hold as well until the Black Optics pkg is available as well. I feel your pain........hard to understand since they have it available already in Europe.......
    I'll second and third that. I own a black optic 2014 S4 and would happily upgrade to the S5 Sportback in heartbeat, but not if that option in unavailable...what a shame and a big miss indeed by Audi product marketing for all of us who covet that look. A huge win for us to get finally get access to the Sportback but such a shame to miss this always available option on every other model in the USA.

    Thanks for passing along our suggestions Mike.
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    yet anothervote for the black optic package for A5/S5 line would buy it today if available and honestly considering other non-Audi options as it not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter1234 View Post
    yet anothervote for the black optic package for A5/S5 line would buy it today if available and honestly considering other non-Audi options as it not.
    I like how BMW offers their cars standard with black optics equivalent, and make the chrome an add on at no extra cost.
    Let's face it, the more 'mature' crowd still love their Buicks and chrome, but the 'youthful' have other opinions on that...
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    Let us build it, and we will come, Audi USA.....
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    As good as all the photos look, I saw my first S5 Sportback on the road today. Man that car is HOT!

    Mystic Black. Black Optic Package. Hurry up Audi USA......
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    As a current BMW owner looking to move to Audi, the S5 sport back is my top choice but I'd only get it with black optic.


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