Calculating how much a new car costs on a monthly PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) can be a headache, but Audi has simplified it by introducing official tables for each and every model and their corresponding trim levels in the United Kingdom.
The minimum monthly payment applicable is available through Audi Finance and factors in elements like the engine type, options, agreed mileage, contract length and deposit, revealing the rate of interest, total amount payable and excess mileage per mile.
For example, the cheapest new Audi in the UK is the A1 Sportback in the Technik grade, which becomes available from £233.52 (equal to $306) per month, for 44 months, with a £1,924.50 ($2,520) deposit. At the end of the agreement, customers can make the optional final payment and keep the vehicle, return it or replace it with a new one.
So, how much should one expect to pay for the R8? According to the official online tool, that would include 47 monthly payments of £1,591.27 ($2,083), with an £11,589 ($15,167) deposit, for the V10 RWD Coupe. With a deposit of £12,969.50 ($16,973), the AWD variant has 47 monthly payments of £1,776.30 ($2,325), whereas for the R8 V10 RWD Spyder, you’re looking at a £12,458 ($16,304) deposit and £1,556.68 ($2,037) for the next 47 months. The most expensive model on sale is the R8 Spyder V10 Performance Carbon Black, with 47 monthly payments of £2,105.48 ($2,755) and a £16,428.50 ($21,500) deposit.
“From initial research to final delivery, the route to a new car should be as quick and smooth as it is pleasurable and exciting, but I think we all know that even with the unbridled access to information and data that technology has now granted us, this still isn’t always the case”, said Antony Roberts, Audi UK’s National Digital Manager. “At Audi, we are always seeking new ways to improve transparency and minimize frustrating delays and detours in the process for visitors to audi.co.uk, and I believe our new monthly payment guideline tool is another significant step in that direction.”
The company’s local branch is offering customers planning to finance their new cars using the PCP solution three months of payment-free driving, for orders placed until September 30. These are eligible for agreements involving 36 to 49 months, up to 5.5% APR representative, and deposits between £700 and £16,000 ($916-$20,939). Most of the range is eligible for the offer, save for the RS models, as well as the TFSI e, E-Tron and R8.