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    RS5 Sportback delayed until Q1 2019 ?

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    I heard today from my dealership that Audi USA says the RS5 Sportback is being delayed until Q1 2019... Can anyone confirm ?
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    Probably because RS5 coupes not selling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy ny View Post
    Probably because RS5 coupes not selling.
    While it does appear initial supply of RS5 Coupes is out pacing demand, and dealers are now discounting to move them, that trend seems little different than S5 coupe vs S5 Sportback; the latter were flying off the shelves, so to speak, while coupes remained in inventory longer and had bigger discounts. I think buyers are just showing preference for the 4-door version, which has the added utility of being a hatchback, along with the Sportback design being a hit with the marketplace in general. So lagging RS5 Coupe sales, even if true, likely has ZERO impact on when RS5 Sportbacks arrive. If anything, Audi are probably wishing they could move UP delivery of the SB.

    There have been reports of RS5 Coupes being held at port (as TTRS and RS3 models were earlier this year, for months). Something like that could potential impact delivery timetables for the Sportback if channels are full or whatever the coupes are being held for effects SBs, etc.



    Quote Originally Posted by jpenneck View Post
    I heard today from my dealership that Audi USA says the RS5 Sportback is being delayed until Q1 2019... Can anyone confirm ?
    I have an indirect source at the top of product management with AoA, including responsibility for the A/S/RS5 model range. I've pinged them to see if there are any changes in the timetable for the RS5 Sportback in the US and will report back if they have anything to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob O View Post
    I have an indirect source at the top of product management with AoA, including responsibility for the A/S/RS5 model range. I've pinged them to see if there are any changes in the timetable for the RS5 Sportback in the US and will report back if they have anything to share.
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    A buddy of mine is a director of marketing for Audi Canada and he said the RS5 Sportback in still on track for Q4 2018. He said it'll probably be mid to late November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpenneck View Post
    I heard today from my dealership that Audi USA says the RS5 Sportback is being delayed until Q1 2019... Can anyone confirm ?
    Hi James, do you know when order guides will be available??
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    Quote Originally Posted by antoff83 View Post
    Hi James, do you know when order guides will be available??
    Hi Tony, no - I haven't seen or heard anything yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antoff83 View Post
    Hi James, do you know when order guides will be available??
    Last word I had was July for customer orders. The SB launch will be similar to the Coupe's, where initial units will all be from dealer allocation (and mostly with some minimal level of spec). Those cars will begin production ahead of customer orders and arrive in US dealers first (ahead of customer spec'd units).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob O View Post
    I have an indirect source at the top of product management with AoA, including responsibility for the A/S/RS5 model range. I've pinged them to see if there are any changes in the timetable for the RS5 Sportback in the US and will report back if they have anything to share.
    Hey Rob, did you hear anything from your AoA contact ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob O View Post
    Last word I had was July for customer orders. The SB launch will be similar to the Coupe's, where initial units will all be from dealer allocation (and mostly with some minimal level of spec). Those cars will begin production ahead of customer orders and arrive in US dealers first (ahead of customer spec'd units).
    I hope youíre right! Please keep us informed, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsondubz View Post
    waiting impatiently..
    Same here! Since mid/late 2017, I was first waiting for the S5 Sportback to be released with the Black Optics Pkg here in the states,
    then I got wind in March that the RS5 SB was coming out, so here we go still waiting!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieFlo View Post
    Same here! Since mid/late 2017, I was first waiting for the S5 Sportback to be released with the Black Optics Pkg here in the states,
    then I got wind in March that the RS5 SB was coming out, so here we go still waiting!!!
    Same boat.. I'm currently first in line to place an order once they start taking them. Can't wait..

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    Has anyone else contacted their dealers in the US to see if this is accurate ?

    Rob O - any update from your contact ?
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    The latest info I got from my dealer was that they received the 2019 order sheets this month for the A6, A7, A8 and Q7. Said that the RS5 Sportback is likely still a couple months out but nothing firm. If that's the case though it seems like deliveries Q1 is becoming more likely.

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    Bump - anyone ?
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    I'm going to my dealer tomorrow to talk exactly this. I can report back what they tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpenneck View Post
    Has anyone else contacted their dealers in the US to see if this is accurate ?

    Rob O - any update from your contact ?
    Sorry ... haven't been active the past week or two.

    I heard back and the only thing he could share was that there is a production delay on the Sportback, but could give neither details nor impact on timing of orders/delivers. It wouldn't be unreasonable to see a slip from original estimates though.
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    Met with the dealer Saturday, and they pretty much conveyed the same thing. Dealer allocated cars should be there late Q4, with customer ordered ones after that.

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    Mid Q1 Ď19. Official.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    Mid Q1 Ď19. Official.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    Mid Q1 Ď19. Official.
    Got a source ? AOA ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpenneck View Post
    Got a source ? AOA ?
    @tommy@nemesis Spoke to one of his insider channels this afternoon. Our beloved Nemesis Tommy is also a GM for Audi. Not too many are aware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    @tommy@nemesis Spoke to one of his insider channels this afternoon. Our beloved Nemesis Tommy is also a GM for Audi. Not too many are aware.
    Hey Mops, Do you have any info on the 2019 US RS5 order guide? I can't find a car configured like I want, so I'm waiting to order a 2019 spec'ed like I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardG View Post
    Hey Mops, Do you have any info on the 2019 US RS5 order guide? I can't find a car configured like I want, so I'm waiting to order a 2019 spec'ed like I want.

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    Hey Richard,

    I do not, but I have a call with Tommy in a bit, and I'll ask. 👍🏼

    EDIT - Should be out in three weeks. I'll hit and back and supply once I see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    @tommy@nemesis Spoke to one of his insider channels this afternoon. Our beloved Nemesis Tommy is also a GM for Audi. Not too many are aware.
    Thanks for the update/confirmation Mops! I guess we all have to wait a few more months before ordering. One minor benefit is maybe I won't have to put snow tires on it immediately!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    Hey Richard,

    I do not, but I have a call with Tommy in a bit, and I'll ask. 👍🏼

    EDIT - Should be out in three weeks. I'll hit and back and supply once I see it.
    Great, Thanks for the info.

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    Ok guys, Iíve been following this post, and I want to confirm what I am hearing. Order banks should open in three weeks, and customers should start receiving the cars mid Q1 2019? Even though Iím waiting for my S5 SB, I am considering the RS5 Sportback. Itís the perfect family car, that I can drive year round.
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    Yeah, that's what my buddy at Audi Canada said.

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    Audi exclusive is also facing delays both at Munich and Ingolstadt


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    I got an email about a month ago from my AoA rep and they confirmed Jan 2019 for our TAG RS5 SB which is a launch car.... Bummer but all good things come to those who wait :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex@TAG View Post
    I got an email about a month ago from my AoA rep and they confirmed Jan 2018 for our TAG RS5 SB which is a launch car.... Bummer but all good things come to those who wait :)
    I'm pretty sure you meant Jan 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBS View Post
    I'm pretty sure you meant Jan 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    Hey Richard,

    I do not, but I have a call with Tommy in a bit, and I'll ask. 👍🏼

    EDIT - Should be out in three weeks. I'll hit and back and supply once I see it.
    Hello,

    Would you happen to have any update as to when the 2019 RS 5 Coupe order guide will be available?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdoshi50 View Post
    Hello,

    Would you happen to have any update as to when the 2019 RS 5 Coupe order guide will be available?

    Thanks!
    I'll check in right now 👍🏼
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdoshi50 View Post
    Hello,

    Would you happen to have any update as to when the 2019 RS 5 Coupe order guide will be available?

    Thanks!
    Still not added to the 19 guide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mops@Nemesis View Post
    Still not added to the 19 guide.
    Ok thanks a lot for checking! Hoping it won't be too much longer before becoming available.



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