Audi is launching a fascinating new model series for its entry into an emotionally charged segment of the market. The A5 successfully unites the acclaimed Audi design language and thrilling dynamic driving performance and combines generous refinement with the brand’s characteristic quality and sophistication. Its progressive design gives the new coupe an appearance that is both elegant and dynamic. With its muscular FSI engine, its newly developed high-precision running gear, and a raft of innovative, luxury-class equipment features, the Audi A5 has been crafted to be a modern grand touring coupe in the best tradition.
The new coupe is a clear and unique statement of sportiness and elegance. At the same time, the A5 offers a driving experience characterized by exhilarating dynamic performance and excellent comfort over long distances.
With a length of 182.1 in., the Audi A5 clearly belongs to a superior class of coupe. The dynamic performance is supplied by a V6 FSI engine with rated power of 265 hp.
The engine’s power is transmitted by quattro all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The running gear developed for the A5 is entirely new and combines agile handling with the utmost driving safety.
Sportiness, elegance and dynamic performance are characteristics common to all of today’s Audi models. Naturally, the A5 is particularly rich in these elements of the Audi “genetic code,” and the design makes that immediately clear: the coupe’s proportions, for instance, are characterized by a very wide and low stance, a short front overhang and a long, flowing transition from the C pillar to the tail end.
An expression of determination characterizes the features of the front end: the face bears the hallmark of the new Audi in the form of the single-frame grille, and its right-angled headlights and large air inlets reinforce the architectural impression of breadth in the car’s face-on outline. The same holds true for the rear: the distinct horizontal lines and wide, powerfully styled tail lights, which seem to push outward, underscore the sporting intent of the A5.
Audi’s customary devotion to detail is particularly evident in the headlights: their elaborate styling perfectly reflects precision and high-tech engineering. The daytime running lights, comprising a strip of eight LEDs on each side, make the A5’s optional Bi- Xenon headlights absolutely unmistakeable.
The interior, the interface between person and vehicle, is characterized by ergonomic design and functionality and equally by the exclusiveness of the materials selected and Audi’s typically superb build quality. An atmosphere in which one feels perfectly at ease, even on long journeys, is the key feature of the A5 interior.
The entire cockpit architecture clearly is focused on the driver and brings together the instruments and the center console to form one unit. The animated shapes, the precision workmanship, and the sophisticated design of the controls represent a visual delight that also is a joy to touch. The interior design provides a high-quality tactile experience whenever someone drives the Audi A5. One example of the all-encompassing design approach can be found in the door panel trim, where the controls, inlays, armrest and storage compartment combine to form one visually harmonious unit.
The effect is an appreciable increase in engine efficiency. The driver benefits from greater power and improved driveability while enjoying a marked reduction in fuel consumption. The Audi A5 3.2 FSI engine produces 265 hp and a superb torque of 243 ft. lbs. in a broad rev band of 3,000 to 5,000 rpm. In combination with standard quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the A5 has blistering acceleration at all times.
Source: Audi press