The all-new Audi A5 Coupé has undergone a transformation that brings both the technology and style up to date, introducing a fresh look while still retaining the graceful presence and elegant character of the original.
Even with a modern and more honed look, the new Audi A5 Coupé is true to its DNA and still retains a dynamic and elegant character. The wave-shaped shoulder line, with pronounced bulges over the wheel arches, still features in the new design. The proportions are perfectly balanced, with a long bonnet, stretched wheel base and short overhangs which all enhance the muscular presence of the vehicle. On the front, the sculpted Singleframe grille is flatter and wider than the previous model and is flanked by optional LED or Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals.
The new Audi A5 Coupé is also more efficient that its predecessor, due in large part to a reduction in weight and a design that incorporates sophisticated aerodynamics. Kerb weight has been reduced by up to 60kg and the body is the lightest in the competitive field thanks to an intelligent mix of materials and a lightweight design.
The new Audi A5 Coupé will launch with five engine options, two TFSI and three TDI. An increased power output means it now sits at between 190PS and 286PS, and compared to the previous model they offer 17% more performance while using as much as 22% less fuel. All engine options combine efficiency with power and smooth running, particularly evident in the two 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engines.
The S5 Coupé is in a league of its own, with a newly developed 3.0 TFSI engine. The turbo V6 provides highly efficient, sports car performance along with 354PS of power, and increase in 21PS over the engine of the previous model.
Each Audi A5 Coupé comes with a drivetrain solution tailor-made for each engine variant. The four-cylinder engines, as well as the 218PS 3.0TDI with front- or all-wheel drive, utilise a manual six-speed gearbox or seven-speed S tronic. The eight-speed tiptronic features in the top diesel engine with 286PS as well as the S5 engine, both of which also come standard with quattro all-wheel drive. There is also the option to add rear-axle sport differential, offering even more dynamic driving and precision. The new quattro with ultra technology is available with the four-cylinder TFSI and TDI engines with manual transmission. Optimised for efficiency, the drive system does not exhibit any perceptible differences to permanent systems in terms of traction and driving dynamics.
One of the main strengths of the new A5 Coupé is the new chassis which offers the driver optimal comfort along with a high degree of agility. This agility means the A5 can handle narrow, winding mountain roads as well as long motorway drives. Suspension with damper control is also available as an option and is integrated into Audi drive select, which lets the driver modify the basic characteristic in multiple steps. Electromechanical power steering adapts according to current speed and provides precis road feedback. Alternatively, dynamic steering comes as an option and varies the vehicles gear ratio depending on the speed and steering angle.
Increased dimensions and longer wheelbase means that the driver and passengers can enjoy more space. The interior build quality is of an extremely high quality with materials in a wide range of colours providing a particularly pleasant ambience while emphasising the premium character of the vehicle. Optional ambient lighting further reinforces the premium feel and comes with a choice of 30 adjustable shades while the acoustic comfort is almost that of a luxury class model.
Luggage space has been increased to 465 litres, 10 litres more than the previous model, while the rear seat has a 40:20:40 split allowing it to be easily folded forward using the levers.
The highlight of the technology inside has to the Audi virtual cockpit, available for the first time in the Audi A5 Coupé. Together with the MMI navigation plus it forms the central information unit. The MMI terminal can easily be controlled by the round rotary push button which features a touch-sensitive pad that can be used to input characters or make multifinger gestures, for example to zoom in on a map.