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Differences between Spot and S-Line

Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5 Forum' started by smudge_don, Jun 2, 2011.

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    [Jun 2, 2011]
    Hey guys

    Just been looking on Autotrader, Pistonheads etc as i'm still looking at the possibility of getting an A5 one day

    One thing i can't seem to work out is the difference between the Sport and the S-Line models

    I'm looking at the 3.0TDI engine and the specs seems pretty much the same

    Can anyone enlighten me?
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    They present this quite nicely in the brochures- which you can view PDFs of on the Audi website.

    Here you go - pages 16 and 17.

    At a quick glance of S Line over Sport its;
    - S Line sport suspension
    - Black headlining
    - Nicer inlays
    - Perforated leather gearstick
    - Perforated leather steering wheel
    - Milano leather sport seats as standard
    - S Line door trim
    - Sportier bumper, rear diffuser, side skirts
    - LED rear lights
    - Xenon headlights with LED DRLs
    - Optional silver stitching on upholstery
    - And ofcourse (love that they list this as a feature :p) S Line badges

    As far as I remember, when ordering a new car the trim upgrade is cheaper than the Xenon lamps alone, so it's a no brainer if you're going to get that anyway. The Black Edition is a less dramatic upgrade from S Line, but it really depends on the equipment you'd otherwise pay for and whether that totals as more expensive than the package.

    Hope that helps! :)
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    [Jun 3, 2011]
    Cheers Ben

    I'm looking 2nd hand anyway, can't justify the price of a new one

    All the pictures look exactly the same from the ones i've been looking at :laugh:
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    Ah, different story then! It might depend on the year but ultimately you will probably get a better deal on a second hand sport- with enough of a difference to add stuff yourself later if you want.

    The biggest difference is the headlamps as its possible to get a Sport without Xenon/LED... where as S-Line has them as standard. If you can get a Sport with Xenon/LED headlamps, then you're set! ;)
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    Xenon is top priority, can't go back to standard halogen

    As long as it's low-ish mileage, has the 19" or bigger wheels, leather, DSG, satnav, xenons and is white, then i'm set :laugh:

    Something like this would do nicely

    2008 AUDI A5 3.0 V6 TDI QUATTRO SPORT COUPE TIP AUTO NAVIGATION
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    [Jun 17, 2011]
    IF YOUWANT XENON THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY S LINE AS SPORT DONT COME WITH THEM AND YOU CANT GET THEM AS AN ADD ON BECAUSE THE LOOM WIRRING DONT CATER FOR IT
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    [Jun 18, 2011]
    CAPSBUTTONBROKENMUCH? =O

    They can be added as an option on purchase, just not easily retrofitted.
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    [Mar 27, 2012]
    ive an A5 3.0 tdi quattro sport and its fully kitted out..full sports leather electric seats with 2 driver settings. B&O sound system. freeview tv, DAB, sat nav. ipod connection, bluetooth fone setup, voice operated. xenon lights with l.e.d's. i bought a sline front bumper and side blades and a genuine set of 20" rs4 alloys, saved £6k over an sline and prob couldnt get all that spec! it also has full miltek system and upgraded springs! electric folding mirrors. i personally love it ;-)
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    [Mar 27, 2012]
    The Sline lowered suspension is optional on the facelift. Was it standard on the previous shape?

    I'd love to see some pictures!
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