When a model year starts (was RS4)

rob hod rob3 at hod3.fsnet.co.uk
Sun May 12 02:47:34 EDT 2002

    At the Dealer parts counter one time the guy took me behind scenes and
showed me a few screens , which was not the ETKA. At the time we were
working out the alternator rating for my car based on one of the 3 digit
codes on the data sticker in the boot (trunk). When were done with that he
took my chassis number and looked into another screen and told me that my 89
model year 100 Avant had been been manufactured in May 1988 and was one of
the first thousand or so of the facelifted 100's (eyebrow dash, wider rear
track, all that stuff). From what he showed me it was clear that there is no
single day of the year that next years model starts getting built.
Any audi parts place should be able to tell you when the particular first
production date was for any model and model year combination.It varies
widely but is very often between May and July in the preceding year and the
tendency I noted was that it had got earlier in recent years.


> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 20:31:14 +0200
> From: Per Lindgren <lindgre at online.no>
> To: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
> Cc: qlist <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: RS4

> Brett Dikeman wrote:
> > At 5:40 PM +0200 5/11/02, Per Lindgren wrote:
> >
> >> There is something wrong here though. It says it's a 2002 model, the
> >> even says 2002, but production was stopped in june 2001. There are no
> >> 2002 RS4's made!
> >
> >
> > Remember how model years always seem to come out before the actual year?
> >
> > In any case, Audi has historically built models before the true model
> > year; my '91 200q20v was built in 9/90.
> I agree to that. My 1987 Coupe is built in 9/86 or 10/86. The new model
> year starts Aug. 1st each year. The last RS4 was still a 2001 model, it
> was made in june 2001.
> PerL

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