Most of you are already excited about the upcoming movie “50 shades of Grey” which is based on the adaptation of the bestselling book by the same title written by the British author E.L. James. The film will be distributed by Universal Studios and set for release in February 13th 2015 worldwide.

Actually what we are really interested is the other side of the story. Recently Audi announced their partnership with Universal Studios and their upcoming movie “50 Shades of Grey”. The reason for Audi appearance in the movie is for the author James who has specifically mentioned in her novel that the Audi was the luxury car of choice for both her major protagonists Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele and thus making Audi’s appearance really important for the film.

The cars which will features in this film are:

- * 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Quattro S Tronic which is powered by a 5.2 litre engine and thus it is definitely meant for those who loves speed because this car is not only beautiful but extremely fast at the same and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds while it can even reach a top speed of 314 km/h mark.

- * The next car which will make its appearance in the movie is a 2013 S8 Quattro Tiptronic which is powered by a 4.0L TFSI petrol engine producing an impressive amount of power and torque. This sporty premium sedan promises to offer highest levels of luxury and unmatched performance at the same time.

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- * The 2012 Audi Q7 3.0 Litre TDI Quattro Toptronic which is popular throughout the world for its impressive handling and comfortable and spacious interiors is also featured in this movie.

- * You will also notice the 2013 Audi S7 quattro S tronic in the movie which gets the Quattro all wheel drive system. This 5 door coupe is powered by a 4.0 Litre TFSI engine which produces an impressive 420 hp of peak power while it can also accelerate from 0-100km/h mark in just 4.5 seconds thus promising performance with style at the same time.

- * Lastly don’t get too surprised if you notice the 2014 A3 sedan S tronic too in the movie which is the popular entry level premium sedan of the German auto manufacturer.

Press Release

Audi Partners with Universal Pictures for Film Adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey”

- Audi vehicles featured throughout the film that will be released on February 13, 2015
- * Models include Audi R8 V10 Spyder, Audi S8, Audi S7, Audi Q7 TDI and the all-new Audi A3
- * New “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer premiered on November 13 and featured the Audi R8 V10 Spyder and Audi S7

HERNDON, VA, November 14, 2014 – Audi of America today announced that the brand will be featured in Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ upcoming film adaptation of the bestselling book from E L James, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which will be released on February 13, 2015.

With the sequels, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” the books have become a global phenomenon since their release and sold more than 100 million copies worldwide in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever. James prominently included Audi throughout her series of novels as the luxury car of choice for her characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, making the brand a natural fit for this cultural phenomenon’s film adaptation.

“We are happy to continue our strong partnership with the film industry with this highly-anticipated project, especially after already being part of the bestselling novel,” said Giovanni Perosino, Head of Marketing Communication at AUDI AG.

“It was a natural fit for Audi to be a part of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ as it’s brought to life in theaters,” added Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America. “Audi is a brand that symbolizes performance, technology and modern design. The natural inclusion of our hottest models in this series illustrates how Audi has become truly synonymous with sophisticated luxury.”

Audi vehicles featured in the film include:

- * 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder quattro® S tronic 5.2L: A thrillseeker’s dream, the R8 V10 Spyder quattro goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds with the potential to reach a blistering top speed of up to 195 mph
- * 2013 Audi S8 quattro Tiptronic® 4.0L TFSI: Delivers the incomparable luxury of Audi’s A8 flagship sedan combined with the unparalleled performance that defines the Audi brand
- * 2012 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI® quattro Tiptronic: With its impressive, carlike handling, the vehicle is functional and comfortable for drivers and passengers alike
- * 2013 Audi S7 quattro S tronic 4.0L TFSI: The five-door coupe is more than just striking in aesthetics. Its 4.0 liter engine delivers 420 horsepower, jumping from zero to 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds, providing performance and style
- * 2014 Audi A3 S tronic TFSI 1.8L 4-cylinder (EU specification): The new offering in the rapidly-growing entry premium market does not compromise when it comes to design, performance or technology

About Audi

Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally in 2013, and broke all-time company sales records for the fourth straight year in the U.S. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit or for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

About “Fifty Shades of Grey”

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 52 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the creator of the series. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.

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