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Someone shared this on speakev.com and I thought people here would find it interesting.
Thanks. I saw last year's but couldn't understand why they removed ventilated seats and HUD. Very frustrating although a HUD seems to be standard on the Vorsprung, not sure I could live with those new wheels :sick:
 

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I think the new wheels look fine. I suspect they're pushing that style because they're more aerodynamic and efficient.

It sounds like Audi are simplify their model line up and options list across the board, retiring options that aren't popular. It undoubtedly makes operations easier and cheaper!
 

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I think the new wheels look fine. I suspect they're pushing that style because they're more aerodynamic and efficient.

It sounds like Audi are simplify their model line up and options list across the board, retiring options that aren't popular. It undoubtedly makes operations easier and cheaper!
Yes, if you look at most of the options they are removing, you can see that most would be infrequently requested. It was the ventilated seats that I will miss, but the sports seats do look good! Hopefully I can get mine ordered for Mar 21, fingers crossed.
 

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I have always wondered about the massage seats, Its one thing I always miss not having.. I did not think it was an option on the E-tron at all? I will be a bit annoyed as I would have taken it had I known but the dealer said no option ? maybe its not available here in the UK?
 

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I have always wondered about the massage sets, Its one thing I always miss not having.. I did not think it was an option on the E-tron at all? I will be a bit annoyed as I would have taken it had I known but the dealer said no option ? maybe its not available here in the UK?
It was an option before 2020 about 800GBPish. I was thinking about getting them as well. As if you are buying a car of this cost and this quality, some of the extras increase in the luxury feel. The wheels I can always use for winter tyres and get a new set. If you wanted night vision (not me) you can add that for about 800 after the order, but the seats would be very hard to change.
 

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It was an option before 2020 about 800GBPish. I was thinking about getting them as well. As if you are buying a car of this cost and this quality, some of the extras increase in the luxury feel. The wheels I can always use for winter tyres and get a new set. If you wanted night vision (not me) you can add that for about 800 after the order, but the seats would be very hard to change.
No idea why the heated steering wheel is not available on the UK edition either when I purchased my Launch Edition.
 

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I have an order for a UK 50 Technik with a build slot for week commencing 13th July 2020. Anyone know if this will be MY2021? The new wireless phone integration would be nice!
 

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I have an order for a UK 50 Technik with a build slot for week commencing 13th July 2020. Anyone know if this will be MY2021? The new wireless phone integration would be nice!
It would most likely depend if it meets the spec attached earlier. I would doubt it though. The big one (like the 2016 A6) is the improved multimedia.
 

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Someone shared this on speakev.com and I thought people here would find it interesting.
This is very useful, thank you!
Like others, we are disappointed at the removal of some options. Understand the need for "reduced complexity" during this pandemic but it's sad that most of those options were on our spec list!! That has meant we have to spec the Vorsprung which makes it bit more expensive but hey ho.

Great link, big thanks Witchfinder!
 

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I have always wondered about the massage sets, Its one thing I always miss not having.. I did not think it was an option on the E-tron at all? I will be a bit annoyed as I would have taken it had I known but the dealer said no option ? maybe its not available here in the UK?
I noticed the same. Did not think it would be a useful option until it came with a previous car and found it was good for low back pain!

The new models come with the option of Super Sport seats. In other audi models with Super Sport seats, like S4 S5 etc, these come with a massage function as standard. Does any one know if the e-tron Super Sport seats will come with massage as standard?
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No the UK Etron does not have massage seats as an option, its to do with the battery management and the effect it has one the range. However it is available in the USA on the prestige trim.

Even the seats on the Vorsprung Trim (does not have massage seats.

Vorsprung is the most luxurious and technologically advanced version of the e-tron available in the UK.

  • Super sport seats with diamond stitching
  • Heated front & rear. No massage option.
 

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I know this is regarding UK pricing, but just for clarity and comparison, the US E-Tron Prestige trim (highest available) does have "individual contour front seats with massage," ventilated front seats, and HUD. The battery information screen will kindly note that turning some of those off will improve range by X amount.

That appears to be the same for the upcoming 2021 MY, also for the US. And they're all built in the same factory in Brussels.
 

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Great thanks for the update. I hope they are due to add this to UK spec cars. We also like a massage!

Looking at the spec sheet at the top of the thread, massage seats are not coming in the UK anytime soon.
 

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No the UK Etron does not have massage seats as an option, its to do with the battery management and the effect it has one the range. However it is available in the USA on the prestige trim.

Even the seats on the Vorsprung Trim (does not have massage seats.

Vorsprung is the most luxurious and technologically advanced version of the e-tron available in the UK.

  • Super sport seats with diamond stitching
  • Heated front & rear. No massage option.
Thank you for clarifying
 

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What is interesting about the PDF attached above is it states

"Changes take place from production week 33"

› Several options have been discontinued at MY21 as part of continued complexity reduction.

HUD, Heated front & rear seats,Orange brake calipers,Power door closure & Park assist. > All removed > Low uptake.

However they are all standard on the Vorsprung Trim and I have a build date of week 47, on my order they are all present and more.

I really wish they would of just added back the massage seats too, it is really frustrating even on the top trim (In the UK) they are not an option.
 

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However they are all standard on the Vorsprung Trim and I have a build date of week 47, on my order they are all present and more.
That's the difference - they're standard on some trim levels, but there's no option to put HUD on, say, an S-Line. It simplifies production.
 
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