Audi A5 Coupé, A5 Sportback and A5 Cabriolet

March 9, 2017
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Audi A5 Coupé Audi A5 Coupé

The new generation of the A5 Coupé is athletic, sporty and elegant. Its design goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics. Under the skin, the A5 impresses with an all-new chassis, powerful engines, as well as innovative infotainment features and driver assistance systems.

Design and body
The new Audi A5 Coupé sports a fresh, modern and honed look. It is nevertheless true to its DNA with the sporty and elegant character being passed down to the new generation. An example is the now three-dimensional shoulder line in the form of a wave, already prominent in the preceding model. The precise, sweeping line with pronounced bulges over the wheel arches emphasizes all four wheels – a hint at the quattro all-wheel drive.

The balanced proportions with a long engine hood, the stretched wheelbase and short overhangs underscore the sportiness of the new A5 Coupé. The sculpted Singleframe grill is significantly flatter and wider than in the previous model. The LED rear lights and optional LED or Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals make high-end technology visible even after dark.

The Audi A5 Coupé is significantly more efficient than its predecessor. This is due in large part to a reduction in weight as well as sophisticated aerodynamics. The engineers were able to trim the curb weight by up to 60 kilograms (132.3 lb). The body is the lightest in the competitive field thanks to an intelligent mix of materials and lightweight design. With a Cd value of 0.25, the A5 Coupé is the front runner in its segment when it comes to aerodynamics.

Interior
The interior benefits from the increased dimensions and longer wheelbase. The luggage compartment offers a volume of 465 liters (16.4 cu ft), 10 liters (0.4 cu ft) more than with the previous model. Space for driver and passengers is more generous. The ambient lighting with 30 selectable colors creates a fitting mood for the interior. The new A5 Coupé is also at the head of its class in aeroacoustics. The acoustic comfort is almost identical to that of the full-size category.

Drive system
The new Audi A5 Coupé will launch with a selection of five engines: two TFSI and three TDI units. Their power outputs have increased considerably and are now between 140 kW (190 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp). Compared with the previous model, they offer up to 17 percent more performance while consuming as much as 22 percent less fuel. All the engines combine high efficiency with sporty power development and smooth running – especially the two 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engines.

Engine lineup

  • 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW (190 hp)
  • 2.0 TFSI quattro with 185 kW (252 hp)
  • 2.0 TDI ultra with 140 kW (190 hp)
  • 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 140 kW (190 hp)
  • 3.0 TDI quattro with 160 kW (218 hp)
  • 3.0 TDI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp)

Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.7 – 4.1 (35.1 – 57.4 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 153 – 106 (246.2 – 170.6 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)

A manual six-speed gearbox and the seven-speed S tronic are used with the four-cylinder engines as well as for the 160 kW (218 hp) 3.0 TDI with front or all-wheel drive. The eight-speed tiptronic is reserved for the top diesel with 200 kW (272 hp). The engine comes with quattro all-wheel drive as a standard feature. Audi also offers the optional rear-axle sport differential for this model, for even more dynamic driving and precision.

The new quattro with ultra technology is also available for the first time. At the moment it can be combined with the four-cylinder TFSI and TDI engines with manual transmission. Optimized for efficiency, the drive system does not exhibit any perceptible differences from permanent systems in terms of traction and driving dynamics.

Suspension
The entirely newly developed chassis in the Audi A5 Coupé offers the driver optimal comfort and a simultaneously high level of agility. The A5 thus handles narrow, winding mountain roads and long trips on the freeway with equal aplomb. Audi offers a suspension with damper control as an option. It is integrated into the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, so that the driver can set the basic characteristics in several stages.

The electromechanical power steering is also a new development from Audi. It adapts to the vehicle’s current speed and provides highly precise road feedback. Optionally available is the dynamic steering, which varies its ratio depending on the speed and steering angle.

Infotainment and Audi connect
The A5 Coupé is now available for the first time with the optional Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels. Together with the MMI navigation plus including an 8.3-inch monitor on the center console, it forms the central information unit. The focal point of the MMI terminal is the round rotary/push-button control. Its surface is home to the touch-sensitive touchpad.

The whole MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, including the intelligent free-text search function. The new voice control system can recognize input made using everyday language, such as: “I want to call Peter”. Customers choosing MMI navigation plus also get the hardware module Audi connect and the new Audi connect SIM, a SIM card permanently installed in the car. The new Audi A5 Coupé uses this to connect to the internet via the fast LTE network. Use of the versatile Audi connect services is free of charge for three years, both in Germany and in most European countries. The respective national provider is selected automatically as needed.

Independently of the integrated Audi connect services, customers can also book additional data packages and individually use the internet via the Wi-Fi hotspot. This allows all passengers to surf the web and send/receive email with up to eight mobile devices at attractive rates.

The A5 can also be equipped with the optional Audi connect safety & service package. It offers automatic emergency calling in case of an accident, online breakdown calls and Audi service requests, among other features. This adds remote functions like locking and unlocking the car, checking where the car is parked and calling up the vehicle status. These functions are used with the MMI connect app via smartphone, smartwatch or from your TV in conjunction with Apple TV Generation 4.

With the Audi smartphone interface, Apple Car Play and Android Auto bring the familiar smartphone environment into the car, if desired. The optional Audi phone box with wireless charging in the center armrest uses near-field coupling to link smartphones wirelessly to the vehicle’s antenna and enables inductive charging according to the Qi standard. For especially discerning hi-fi fans, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with its innovative 3D sound is available as an option.

Driver assistance systems and equipment
An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances the safety, comfort and efficiency of the new Audi A5 Coupé. Meanwhile Audi is also taking the next step toward piloted driving. The broad choice of innovative driver assistance systems sets standards in the segment.

The predictive efficiency assistant helps the driver save fuel, Audi active lane assist helps keep the car on track in the driving lane, and the Stop&Go adaptive cruise control including traffic jam assist reduces the driver’s workload in slow-moving traffic. New on board are assistance systems like the park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, collision avoidance assist and the turn assist. Together with the Audi pre sense systems, they provide greater safety. A camera-based road sign recognition system rounds out the lineup.

The standard equipment includes xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, LED interior lights, the Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch MMI color display, Bluetooth and USB charging function, the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel (including shift paddles in models with automatic transmission), height-adjustable belt feeds, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system and Audi pre sense city.

New trim lines provide numerous customization opportunities, for both the interior and the exterior. Besides the base model, there are also the sport and design lines. The S line sport package and the Audi design selection are available for sophisticated customization, particularly for the interior. Audi offers the S line exterior package for a particularly dynamic appearance.

Audi A5 Sportback
The Audi designers have brought together dramatic shapes and athletically taut surfaces in the design of the new A5 Sportback. The stretched wheelbase, the short overhangs and the long, wraparound engine hood with power dome emphasize the dynamism of the five-door Coupé. The three-dimensionally modeled Singleframe grill is significantly flatter and wider than on the previous model.

The wave form of the shoulder line on the new A5 Sportback is even more powerfully highlighted than on the predecessor model and has a three-dimensional shape. This creates an interplay of light and shadow. The pronounced bulges over the wheel arches underscore the quattro DNA. The rear end exhibits horizontal, equally highly precise styling. The stretched luggage compartment lid terminates with a characteristic spoiler edge.

The new Audi A5 Sportback has grown significantly inside. Its interior length has gained
17 millimeters (0.7 in), the shoulder room for driver and front passenger up to 11 millimeters (0.4 in) and the rear knee room 24 millimeters (0.9 in). The sophisticated materials, precision of fit and exact color harmonies in the interior are typical of Audi. The horizontal architecture of the instrument panel creates a sense of spaciousness. The optional ambient lighting with 30 colors to choose from always evokes a fitting interior mood.

With 480 liters (17.0 cu ft) of luggage capacity, the A5 Sportback rates among the best in its class. Audi also offers the option of sensor control for opening and closing the standard-fit electric luggage compartment lid.

Drive system
Customers can choose between two TFSI and three TDI engine versions for the new Audi A5 Sportback. They produce between 140 kW (190 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp) of power. Compared with the previous model, Audi has reduced their fuel consumption by as much as 22 percent while increasing power output by up to 17 percent.

Engine lineup

  • 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 185 kW (252 hp)
  • 2.0 TDI, 2.0 TDI ultra and 2.0 TDI quattro with 140 kW (190 hp)
  • 3.0 TDI quattro with 160 kW (218 hp)
  • 3.0 TDI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp)

Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3 – 4.1 (37.3 – 57.4 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 144 – 106 (231.7 – 170.6 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)

Six-speed manual transmission, seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission or eight-speed tiptronic – there is tailor-made drivetrain technology available for every engine version. Front-wheel drive is standard, with quattro all-wheel drive available as an option in two versions. It is standard for the 3.0 TDI with 200 kW (272 hp).

Body and equipment
The body of the new Audi A5 Sportback is the lightest in the segment. An intelligent mix of materials makes it 15 kilograms (33.1 lb) lighter than that of the predecessor. The overall weight of the new generation has fallen by as much as 85 kilograms (187.4 lb) to just 1,470 kilograms (3,240.8 lb), excluding the driver.

Audi offers the model with an upgraded list of standard equipment that includes a wide range of extra functions. The new lines concept with various equipment packages enhances the scope for individual design expression.

Audi A5 Cabriolet
The designers based the styling of the new Audi A5 Cabriolet on the sleek lines of the Coupé. The rear window is now flatter and emphasizes the sporty looks, as do the short overhangs and the long wraparound engine hood with power dome. With a length of 4,673 millimeters (184.0 in), the new A5 Cabriolet is 47 millimeters (1.9 in) longer than the predecessor model. The classic soft top fits perfectly and delivers outstanding aeroacoustics thanks to effective insulation.

The new one-touch opening function makes operating the standard acoustic hood much easier: from a speed of 6 km/h (3.7 mph), all it takes is just a quick pull of the switch to open the soft top fully automatically in 15 seconds or close it in 18 seconds – even while driving up to 50 km/h (31.1 mph).

The front is dominated by a three-dimensional Singleframe grill which is much flatter and wider than before. The wave-shaped shoulder line – a hallmark styling feature of the entire A5 family – makes the A5 Cabriolet extremely elegant. The pronounced bulges over the wheel arches accentuate the quattro DNA. Horizontal lines at the rear emphasize the width of the new Audi A5 Cabriolet, which at the same time is slightly narrower than the predecessor.

The body of the new Audi A5 Cabriolet is the stiffest in its class and yet is among the lightest in the segment. The total weight of the new generation is reduced by up to 40 kilograms (88.2 lb). The front-wheel-drive A5 Cabriolet with the 140 kW (190 hp) 2.0 TDI weighs just 1,690 kilograms (3725.8 lb). Additional struts in the body compared with the Coupé and reinforced sills make up for the absence of a fixed roof.

As with the Audi A5 Coupé, drivers and passengers alike benefit from the 14 millimeter longer wheelbase and more compact seats. With the roof closed, the luggage compartment offers a volume of 380 liters (13.4 cu ft). The soft top compartment in the luggage compartment automatically moves down when opening the soft top and up again when the soft top is closed, This provides the largest possible luggage space at all times. The rear seat has a 50/50 split and can be easily folded forward using levers in the luggage compartment.

Drive system
There is initially a choice of three engines for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet in Germany – a 2.0 TFSI with 185 kW (252 hp), a 2.0 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp) and a 3.0 TDI with 160 kW (218 hp). Following the market launch, a 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW (190 hp) and a 3.0 TDI with 210 kW (286 hp) will join the lineup. With combined consumption figures between 6.6 and 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers (35.6 – 52.3 US mpg), which corresponds to between 151 and 118 grams of CO2 per kilometer (243.0 – 189.9 g/mi) respectively, the power units demonstrate utmost efficiency.

Engine lineup

  • 2.0 TFSI quattro with 185 kW (252 hp)
  • 2.0 TDI ultra with 140 kW (190 hp)
  • 3.0 TDI quattro with 160 kW (218 hp)
  • 3.0 TDI quattro with 210 kW (286 hp)

Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.6 – 4.5 (35.6 – 52.3 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 151 – 118 (243.0 – 189.9 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)

Six-speed manual transmission, seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission or eight-speed tiptronic – tailor-made drivetrain technology is available for every engine version. The drive is provided as standard via the front wheels; quattro drive with ultra technology and permanent all-wheel drive are available as options. The latter comes as standard for the 3.0 TDI with 210 kW (286 hp).

Equipment
Standard features on board the Audi A5 Cabriolet include xenon headlights, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system and partial leather seats. Intuitive, ergonomic operation comes courtesy of the Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch color display, seat belt microphones and the one-touch opening function for the soft top. High-end options such as the head-up display and digital Audi virtual cockpit enhance the ergonomics of the vehicle. The A5 Cabriolet can be equipped with many different assistance and safety systems. Audi connect can also be ordered together with an extensive lineup of infotainment modules and services.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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