The new Audi A5 Coupé, A5 Sportback and A5 Cabriolet arrive in Australia
- Athletically tuned with an intuitive new MMI operating system
- The refreshed Audi A5 range is a contemporary work of art
- Refined styling, more equipment: starting at $71,900*
Audi Australia announces the arrival of its refreshed Audi A5 model range; an unrivalled combination of style and substance, that fuses state-of-the art technologies with exceptional design aesthetics to create an intuitive companion with powerful performance.
The Audi A5 was once described by legendary Audi designer Walter de Silva, as the 'the most beautiful car I've ever designed' and the newly refreshed A5 Coupe, Sportback and Cabriolet build on the model's timeless elegance by seamlessly incorporating the new Audi design language.
"The refreshed Audi A5 range is a contemporary work of art," said Paul Sansom, Managing Director of Audi Australia.
"The A5's silhouette has always been stunning, and now its striking proportions have been beautifully sculpted to highlight its strengths as a dynamic performer.
"The latest A5 is also a technology trend-setter, and is equipped with a suitably generous level of features – as expected by owners of such an exclusive vehicle," said Sansom.
Boasting a powerful presence, the new A5 is available in three body styles: including the A5 Coupé, A5 Sportback and the vivacious Cabriolet.
The new A5 model range comprises of two 2.0-litre four cylinder engines: two TFSI petrol engine variants equipped with 12V mild-hybrid technology (MHEV) for strong performance that contributes up to 0.3L/100km on fuel saving efficiencies.
The A5 entry variant 40 TFSI is powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine, producing 140kW with peak torque of 320Nm. Meanwhile, the 45 TFSI quattro is the performance model in the range, producing 183kW of power with peak torque of 370Nm and can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.8 seconds (Coupé), 6.0 seconds with the Sportback and 6.3 seconds with the Cabriolet body style. Fuel efficiency is 7.1 L/100km for the Coupé and Sportback and 7.4 L/100km for the Cabriolet.
Both the 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI quattro variants are equipped with a fast-shifting seven-speed S tronic transmission, while the 45 TFSI variants directs power to the road via the legendary Audi quattro permanent all-wheel drive with ultra technology.
On the outside
Instinctively captivating, the new A5 model range benefits from the S line exterior package as standard fitment, alongside an even sportier design concept that emphasises its athletic prowess. The iconic Singleframe grille has a thicker frame and a honeycomb insert, with ventilation slots above that are reminiscent of an Audi icon, the Sport quattro from 1984. A bold blade forms the lower edge of the bumper, which features larger air inlets.
Vertical bars divide the inlets into two zones. The air stream flows through the outer zone into the wheel arches, where it is flows past the wheels with little swirl. A redesigned sill that tapers toward the middle makes the car appear slimmer when viewed from the side while also underscoring the highlighting of the wheels. The rear appears wider than before thanks to the new diffuser insert, which encloses the two trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes. A chrome strip above the insert extends over the entire width of the rear end.
Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators are standard, illuminating the road ahead, whileprounonced wheel arches house standard 19-inch alloy wheels and further accentuate the A5's strong road presence.
On the inside
Inside the cabin, intuitive technology creates the quintessential digital assistant with the seamless integration of Audi smartphone interface via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Unique displays in the standard Audi virtual cockpit plus provide all necessary information for the driver, enhanced by the new 10.1-inch high-resolution MMI touch display. With its crystal clear 1,540 x 720 pixel resolution, the beautifully crafted display is seamlessly integrated into the dashboard, and is only 13mm slender. Despite this, it is a powerful platform that commands all manner of convenient 'touch or talk' driving, infotainment and connectivity functions.
Audi connect plus functionality facilitates seamless integration of online traffic, weather conditions, fuel prices, parking information and Google Maps into the A4 driving experience, together with additional functions enabled through the myAudi smartphone app like remote lock/unlock, destination send-to-car function, service request, emergency call and more, thanks to the embedded SIM card.
Other high-value features designed for simplicity and to make life easier include wireless charging for your mobile phone with two simultaneous Bluetooth connections, two USB outlets in the front with charging and connectivity capabilities, alongside two rear USB outlets with charging functions. Additionally, the new A5 range is fitted with an Audi sound system (10 speakers, 180W with subwoofer) and Digital radio DAB+.
Exceptional levels of comfort further enhance the interior of the new A5, offering a decidedly sport edge, with luxurious appointment. Horizontal design elements with accent surfaces in gloss black and aluminium trims illustrate the cabin, while details such as leather upholstery, sport front seats and the multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles underscore its athletic character.
Additional comfort items that enhance the A5's progressive elegance include electric seats with 4-way lumbar support, electric exterior mirrors, ambient interior lighting, convenience key keyless entry and start and 3-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning.
Capably versatilite, the new A5 Coupé and five-door A5 Sportback body styles offer generous space for occupants, leveraging an additional 24 millimetres in length and measuring 4,756 and 4,697 millimeters, respectively. Thanks to its large interior, the luggage compartment and rear of the new A5 Sportback comfortably accommodates five people, and boasts ample room for leisure, with 465 litres of luggage capacity and 1,280 with the rear seats folded down. The new A5 Coupé has a luggage compartment of 450 litres. Both are accessed conveniently via gesture control, complemented by an electric tailgate in the Sportback's case.
To experience the ambience and scenic surroundings, the new A5 Cabriolet offers an automatic acoustic folding hood that can open within 15-seconds, at speeds of up to 50 km/h. With the roof open, the boot of the four-seater Cabriolet affords a luggage capacity of 370 litres, while the split rear seats can be folded 50:50. Comfort items like front seat and neck heating and a wind deflector, are also included.
On top of this, a suite of standard driver assistance systems ensure a comfortable journey in the new A5. Highlight features include Audi drive select with five option modes, parking system plus, 360-degree cameras for complete visibility of the road, adaptive cruise control with stop&go and traffic jam assist, exit warning, rear cross traffic assist, adjustable speed limiter and lane change warning detections – including side assist functionality.
Additional standard safety features include hold assist and Audi pre sense city (AEB) and Audi pre sense rear notification systems, alongside eight air bags for the A5 Sportback (six airbags for the Coupé and four airbags for the Cabriolet) and the tyre pressure loss indicator.
A selection of nine exterior colours are available on the new A5 Sportback, A5 Coupé and A5 Cabriolet, as well as six interior colour schemes.
The new A5 Sportback, A5 Coupé and A5 Cabriolet are offered with the comprehensive Audi service plan package, priced at $1,800 for three years or $2,820 for five years.
Despite the high levels of equipment, select option packages are available such as, S line sport package, Premium plus package and the Carbon and black package (available on the Sportback and Coupé).
The new Audi A5 Sportback, A5 Coupé and A5 Cabriolet are available in Audi dealerships now, and are also be available to order through the new Audi online purchase platform, at audi.com.au.
|A5 Sportback 40 TSFI S line||140kW||$71,900|
|A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro S line||183kW||$79,900|
|A5 Coupé 40 TFSI S line||140kW||$71,900|
|A5 Coupé 45 TFSI quattro S line||183kW||$79,900|
|A5 Cabriolet 40 TSFI S line||140kW||$85,400|
|A5 Cabriolet 45 TFSI quattro S line||183kW||$93,400|
(*Manufacturer List Pricing [MLP] – excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)