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How much does a Audi cost to insure?

Many of Audi's models are in the high-value bracket and frequently in higher insurance groups too – especially those with powerful engines and where repair costs can often be high because replacement parts are expensive.

But given the vast range of cars that Audi offers, car insurance premiums do vary dramatically depending on the specific model.

For instance, the average top premium for an A3 S Line Black Edition TDI 138 Cabriolet is currently £5,046*. While for the A3 RS3 Sport Edition Quattro the average top premium is £4,425*. Compare this to the much more modest £469* average top premium for the A6 SE Quattro TDI 218.

Understandably the price tag, engine size and age of the car will be reflected in the insurance premium offered to you.

As well as your car, your own circumstances will have a bearing. For example you may live near a traffic black spot or in a postcode where cars are more frequently stolen and that could drive your premium higher. 

*These insurance prices are an average based on the model, and all our customer quotes are from 10/01/21 – 10/06/21. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.

Audi A1 insurance

Insurance premiums for an Audi A1 can vary massively due to the insurance groups they fall into. Some A1 models such as the Audi A1 1.2 FSi SE are classified as insurance group 9, while the Audi A1 TFSI Black Edition models are classified as group 22-28.

You can usually assume that the higher the insurance group your car is placed in, the bigger your insurance premium is likely to be.

Audi A3 insurance

The same situation applies with the Audi A3. Audi A3 models are classed in insurance groups 14 to 46, so like the A1 the cost of insurance can vary significantly depending on which model you have. 

You’ll generally pay more for insurance if you have a bigger engine. Your age and where you live will also affect your premium.

For instance, if you want to insure an A3 S3 Black Edition Quattro TFSI 310, sitting at the upper end of the insurance groups, you would be looking at an insurance premium in the region of £2,481*.

Though not specific to insuring an A3 or an Audi in general, insurers will also take into account several other factors when deciding your premium. These could include:

  • Any no claims discount
  • Your driving history
  • The age of your car
  • Whether you’re married or single
  • Your car’s safety rating and anti-theft precautions
  • Your credit history and profession
  • The number of miles you drive every year.

History and facts about Audi

August Horch, one of Germany's pioneering personalities automobile engineers, was the founder of Audi.

In 1899 he started his own business A. Horch & Cie. in Cologne before moving to Zwickau. Following disagreement with the board, Horch left in 1909 and immediately established a second car company in Zwickau.

However, because his surname Horch was already in use by his former company and protected by trademark, he chose its Latin translation for the new company. So ‘horch’ – or ‘hark’ – became ‘audi’ .

Admittedly a bit of a mouthful, Audi Automobilwerke GmbH, Zwickau began trading in April 1910.

Classic Audi models

The first-generation Audi 80 (B1 series) was launched in 1972. By the time production of this generation ceased, more than a million cars had been built.

The 1970s was a defining period for Audi. 1974 saw the appointment of Ferdinand Piëch as Head of Technical Development. During the ‘Piëch era’ Audi became synonymous with innovative car manufacture. The five-cylinder engine (1976), turbocharging (1979) and quattro four-wheel drive (1980) stand as testimony to this innovative spirit.

The Audi quattro made its debut in March 1980 at the Geneva Motor Show. The expression ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ which means ‘progress through technology' was the phrase used in every Audi TV advert at this time. It certainly applied to the Audi quattro, with a permanent four-wheel drive that made it ideal for driving on different types of road surfaces in both winter and summer.

Over 10 million cars with the quattro drive have been produced since then. Audi has always offered the quattro drive in different versions, customised for each model. 

 

The Audi TT is another classic Audi creation. The 2-door production sports car that dates back to the late 1990s is now in its third generation.

Its sleek, iconic shape has been maintained, with refinements added over the years. The current top of the range is the TT RS Vorsprung6.

If you're lucky enough to own a classic Audi, find out more about classic car insurance.

 

What the future looks like at Audi

Drivers are eagerly awaiting the launch of the four-door Audi A6 e-tron concept. The all-new electric production model is due to be available to drivers in 2022.

One of the interesting innovations Audi has incorporated in the design of the A6 e-tron is the use of Heliosilver paint. This reflects a significant percentage of the thermal radiation in sunlight before it enters the car’s body and, above all, the cabin.

As a result, there is often no need to use the air conditioning to keep the interior cool. This energy-saving innovation contributes to the A6 e-tron concept’s ability to travel up to 434 miles on a single battery charge.

It will be based on Audi’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) technology and will showcase what Audi’s electric-powered luxury-class models will look like in the future.

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