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post #1 of 11 Old 08-18-2014, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Audi Q3 Configurator (USA)

Thanks to @rnlabas for posting about this in another thread.

The official US-spec Audi Q3 configurator is now online at AudiUSA.com:

http://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-q...r/configurator

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OOOOoooo, great news. Look like I'll be taking some time away from work to play with this for a little while. One thing that I can see right now is that there really isn't much color selection. All neutral black, silver, white, blah, blah, blah. You can't even get red.
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OOOOoooo, great news. Look like I'll be taking some time away from work to play with this for a little while. One thing that I can see right now is that there really isn't much color selection. All neutral black, silver, white, blah, blah, blah. You can't even get red.
I am hopeful that Audi USA will extend the Audi Exclusive options to the Q3 line. For those unaware, on nearly any Audi, you can spend an additional $3900 for custom exterior paint, made to order. It's a very cool program, befitting a true luxury marque.

More details on Audi USA's 2015 Audi Exclusive program is available towards the end of the following PDF file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s7g7pz4njh...er%20Guide.pdf

2015 Audi Exclusive colors include the following. You can Google online for photos of most of them.

Avus Silver Pearl Effect Y7J 41 Jazz Brown Metallic Y8W
2 Comet Grey Metallic 7748 42 Rocky Mountains Brown Dark Metallic 8491
3 Condor Grey Metallic Y7E 43 Mahogany Mica ANY
4 Nimbus Grey Pearl Effect Z7X 44 Paprika Metallic 2487
5 Tierra Delfuegogrey Middle Metallic 7781 45 Garnet Red Pearl Effect Z3F
6 Meteor Grey Pearl Effect Z7H 46 Crimson Red Pearl Effect (Piemontrot) Z3H
7 Daytona Grey Pearl Effect Z7S 47 Cassis Pearl Effect Z4Y
8 Northern Blue Pearl Effect Z7R 48 Andora Red Pearl Effect Z8N
9 Lava Grey Pearl Effect Z7L 49 Dark Red Mica R54
10 Aster Gray Metallic YJMO 50 Dark Burgundy Pearl Effect C3U
11 Espresso Brown Pearl Effect Z8X 51 Merlin Pearl Effect Z3W
12 Akoya Silver Metallic Y7H 52 Light Santa Fe Metallic CXNEWHA
13 Luganograu Metallic 7735 53 Sand Beige Pearl Effect Y1R
14 Platinum Blue Metallic 5353 54 Classic Red Pearl Effect FQ 33-0001
15 Cobalt Blue Metallic Z5Q 55 Velvet Purple Pearl Effect FQ 33-0007
16 Imola Yellow Y1C 56 Morning Dew Metallic FQ 33-0005
17 Sprint Blue Pearl Effect Z5F 57 Saddle Brown Pearl Effect FQ 33-0004
18 Nogaro Blue Pearl Effect Z5M 58 Palace Blue Pearl Effect FQ 33-0003
19 Designo Mysticblau Perleffekt (Blau Mica) 32 59 Ipanema Brown Metallic Y8Y
20 Night Blue Pearl Effect Z5D 60 Black Mamba Pearl Effect Y9X
21 Granite Green Metallic B6S 61 Amalfi White LY9K
22 Derbygreen Pearl Effect C6S 62 Glacier White Metallic LS9R
23 Goodwood Green Pearl Effect Z6X 63 Tukan Yellow LY1H
24 Alpine Green Pearlcoat PGT/VGT 64 Solar Orange LY2G
25 Cambridge Green Pearl Effect Z6E 65 Samoa Orange Metallic LX2U
26 Verde Brook Metallic 8474 66 Shiraz Red Metallic LY4S
27 Jade Black Metallic 9185 67 Green 2D8
28 Gomera Pearl Effect Z6P 68 Silver Green Metallic LX6Z
29 Turquoise Mica Metallic 769 69 Cumulus Blue LX5A
30 Java Green Metallic Y6W 70 Racing Blue Mica MXYEWWA
31 Avocado Pearl Effect Z6R 71 Sepang Blue Pearl Effect LY5Q
32 Mineral Silver Metallic A14 72 Tanzanite Blue Metallic X10
33 Sandalwood Metallic WA711J 73 Aviator Grey Pearl Effect LZ7W
34 Platnium Beige Pearl Effect Z1Z 74 Dakota Grey Metallic LY1P
35 Dunes Beige Metallic 1791 75 Dark Sapphire Pearl Effect LR5W
36 Dakar Beige Metallic Y1Q 76 Cashmere Grey Pearl Effect LZ1T
37 Kalahari Beige Metallic 481 77 Amethyst Grey Metallic LZ4X
38 Indium Grey Metallic 9963 78 Panther Black Crystal Effect LZ9Z
39 Royal Grey Metallic A48 79 Cherry Black Pearl Effect LZ9X
40 Sable Brown Pearl Effect Z8P 80 Bronze Monte Carlo Metallic 226718

I'd like to order a Q3 in either Amethyst Metallic:



or Verdant Green Metallic, for a truly uniqu3 Audi Q3:



A Samoa Orange Audi Q3 would be a contender too.



For now, Audi Exclusive is not available on the A3 or Q3 in the USA, but I have heard rumors that the program will be available for Gyor, Hungary manufactured vehicles (A3 and Q3) within the next 6 months to a year, after the initial order rush is filled.
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...and actually Audi Exclusive has an almost limitless pallete beyond those colors above that they've already mixed. In fact for another $7500 (on top of the $3900) they will MATCH to your specification and satisfaction ANY color you can supply them a sample (.5 m2) of...

Btw, several of the colors above are already in the EU pallete (and/or have been since 2010), including Samoa which was a rather popular intro color -


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Yes the Exclusive options are cool, but at the extra cost, whether the intial $3900 or the combined $11,400 you're looking at a WHOLE lot more car. Thats a third of base MSRP!

Yea I thought Samoa Orange had been included in the standard palette already?

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Yes the Exclusive options are cool, but at the extra cost, whether the intial $3900 or the combined $11,400 you're looking at a WHOLE lot more car. Thats a third of base MSRP!

Yea I thought Samoa Orange had been included in the standard palette already?


As @rnlabas mentioned, Samoa Orange has been available elsewhere (I'm in the USA). It's not a standard color option for the US market. I guess the decision makers in Germany and Virginia believe US buyers won't buy a real color! (and perhaps they're right)
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i can't get over how epic Amethyst Metallic can look, love it!
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i can't get over how epic Amethyst Metallic can look, love it!
Hey - you're so enthusiastic (or just plain nuts;-) for this color, I'll chip in a dollar towards your exclusive fund to get it - hah! Just post a charitable contribution destination (and a release to supporters that they're not contributing to anything illegal except to support your Audi lust) ... and see what happens.

I recall some kid who did this in Popular Science back in the early 60s (I'm old) and asked for just a nickel to be sent to his laser flashlight fund - shoot, the kid collected some $3K, so ....?


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Btw, I NEED an R8 V10+ Spyder, and I'll even take it in Amethyst metallic to honor you Quatto (with Tuscan/carbon interior), if everybody gives ME $1000 each towards it ;-)
PM me for details and charitable contribution directions...


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