The government, dealers and consumers don't seem to know exactly what's going on with the C.A.R.S. (Cash for Clunkers) program, but Audi doesn't want to lose any momentum and has decided it's the right time to "enhance the deal even further."

From now until the end of August, if you want to swap your clunker for one of 18 eligible Audis, the Ingostadt marque will give you another $1,000 on top of the C.A.R.S. rebate. According to Audi, the allowable models include iterations of the A3, A4, TT, and Q5 from 2008 and 2009. However, there aren't any approved 2010 models, but if you've been thinking about something with four rings on it, August could be your month. Hit the jump for all the details from Audi.


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Audi CARS Allowance incentive program adds $1,000 to August vehicle sales eligible for federal 'Cash for Clunkers' rebates

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi today affirmed an August consumer sales offer that adds a $1,000 incentive to transactions eligible for the federal government's "Cars Allowance Rebate System" reimbursement program, more commonly known as "Cars for Clunkers."

The $1,000 consumer incentive is valid on transactions from today to August 31 and applies to Audi models ranging from the 2009 Audi A3 to the 2009 Audi TT Roadster quattro. A table of all eligible Audi models for the CARS program and the Audi CARS Allowance incentive campaign follows. Not all 2009 Audi models are eligible for the CARS program. The federal government has not ruled on which 2010 models will be eligible under the program. As offered in July, special 60 month APR and Lease terms through Audi Financial Services are also available to complement the CARS program.

"The CARS reimbursement enacted by Congress is a tremendous opportunity for consumers interested in upgrading to vehicles that offer better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions," said Mark Del Rosso, Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. " Now that some uncertainties surrounding the launch of this federal program have been cleared up the time is right to enhance the deal even further."

Current Eligible Audi Models
Make Model Model Year
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Audi A3 2.0T 2008
Audi A4 2.0T 2008
Audi A4 Avant quattro 2.0T 2008
Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0T 2008
Audi TT Coupe 2008
Audi TT Roadster 2008
Audi A3 2.0T 2009
Audi A3 quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi A4 2.0T 2009
Audi A4 quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi A4 Avant quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi A4 Cabriolet 2009
Audi A4 Cabriolet quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi TT Coupe 2.0T 2009
Audi TT Coupe quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi TT Roadster 2.0T 2009
Audi TT Roadster quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi Audi Q5 2009

*Note - MY 10 vehicles are currently being evaluated for inclusion into the CARS program once the EPA has determined their official MPG ratings.