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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gasserman View Post
    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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    Get a black sportback with the carbon mirror and spoiler. That would be your closest choice to black optic. I saw the carbon mirror and spoiler on a blue S4. That combo just didnít look good IMO. I think itíll look great on a black S4 or S5
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    Black Optics for 2018 A5/S5

    I stopped by my local dealer today to browse the lot. S4 w/ Black Optic is stunning. It was parked next to an S5 Sportback. The contrast was alarming. Way to many shiny bits on the S5. BO should be introduced as a running change on the S5 models and not ďsavedĒ for Ď19. Sigh.....


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    Hello Audi of America. It's been over six months since your last reply. We know it's only a matter of time before the Black Optics trim available in Germany and Australia will be available in the U.S.

    Can you provide an update as to when it will be available? I will be placing my next vehicle order as soon as it's announced. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fivefan View Post
    Hello Audi of America. It's been over six months since your last reply. We know it's only a matter of time before the Black Optics trim available in Germany and Australia will be available in the U.S.

    Can you provide an update as to when it will be available? I will be placing my next vehicle order as soon as it's announced. Thanks.
    Hello,

    As of right now I do not have any new information on the Black Optic package being released for the A5/S5 Coupe or Sportback for sale in the US. I will certainly keep a close ear to the ground and let you all know if that happens to change. In the meantime I will be sure to funnel your feedback and requests to our product development teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi USA View Post
    Hello,

    As of right now I do not have any new information on the Black Optic package being released for the A5/S5 Coupe or Sportback for sale in the US. I will certainly keep a close ear to the ground and let you all know if that happens to change. In the meantime I will be sure to funnel your feedback and requests to our product development teams.
    Honestly you guys are just doing shity business at this point. You have more than enough people telling you want we want, and yet we don't have it. You make this option already, it's not like it's something you have to create from scratch. And if you're really passing along this info, Audi is telling us that they don't give a shit about what there costumers want...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUDIMAN33 View Post
    Honestly you guys are just doing shity business at this point. You have more than enough people telling you want we want, and yet we don't have it. You make this option already, it's not like it's something you have to create from scratch. And if you're really passing along this info, Audi is telling us that they don't give a shit about what there costumers want...
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