Audi has confirmed they will no longer offer European Delivery for US customers. The program was initially established in 2006 and allowed buyers of new Audi vehicles the opportunity to visit Germany when accepting their vehicle.
According to an Audi spokesperson, “Due to recent changes in the distribution process and the manufacturing of key Audi models outside Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Audi AG has decided to end its European Delivery program for U.S. customers at the conclusion of 2018.”
The program offered a 5 percent discount on most models, a one-night hotel stay, ground transportation, meals on delivery day and a factory tour. Drivers who took advantage of the program were then provided 15 days of free insurance to explore Europe in their new Audi before it was shipped to the US for pickup from their local dealership.
While Audi claims the end of European Delivery is due to changes in their manufacturing and distribution, it is unclear how popular the program was. We are however, sad to see it go. Similar European Delivery programs are still available through BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volvo.