Audi has released two new special editions of its A2 before production ceases in 2006.

The new A2 1.4 (75PS) Special Edition and A2 1.4 TDI (75PS) Special Edition models are available to order now, priced at £12,715 and £13,695 respectively for first deliveries in January 2005.

Based on the standard A2 model, the new Special Edition versions gain certain items of equipment and replace all other existing A2 Standard, SE and Sport models.

Special Edition models add electronic climate control and a Concert radio with single CD player to the A2 standard equipment list, which includes 15-inch alloy wheels, remote control central locking, electric front windows and mirrors and a full complement of safety and security features. All optional extras currently offered for outgoing Standard models will be available to A2 Special Edition customers.

The A2 1.4 TDI Special Edition is capable of up to 64.2 mpg (combined cycle), produces a low CO2 output of 116g/km, can accelerate from rest to 62mph in 12.3 seconds and, where permissible, is good for a 107mph top speed.