Colin-on-Cars – New looks for Audi A5 range

Swoopy changes have been made to the Audi A5 Sportback, A5 Coupé and S5 Cabriolet that now feature a flatter and wider honeycomb grille sitting atop a blade forming the lower edge of the bumper and which houses larger air inlets.

Ventilation slits above the grille are reminiscent of the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984 and all body and engine variants in the range roll off the assembly line with Matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights featuring dynamic turn signals, as standard.

The exterior design is available in two options, a standard variant in the entry level model and the S line trim line across the range. The standard model offers 17-inch cast aluminium wheels, door sills with aluminium inserts in the front, black matte radiator grille with a chrome frame, black matte grained side air intakes and rear diffuser and tailpipe trims in aluminium silver matte and a bar tailgate in chrome

The S line models will offer a differentiated exterior design that includes 18-inch cast aluminium wheels, front sills with aluminium inserts, illuminated and with S lettering; S line emblem on the front fenders, widened side skirts in body colour finish, sports suspension, S line specific radiator grille in titanium black and chrome framed, side air inlets in matt black grained with matt aluminium silver, S line specific rear diffuser in titanium black matt and rear trim in aluminium silver matt and bar tailgate in chrome

The S models have their own look that includes 19-inch S style contrast grey wheels, red brake calipers, exterior mirror housings in aluminium look, larger rear spoiler, S model bumpers and S sports suspension.

On the interior, standard seats are available with leather / leatherette upholstery in five different shades. The exterior lines are now freely combinable with the S line interior package, which adds sports seats with Nappa leather and S embossing at an additional cost. Customers can also choose from 12 exterior paint finishes, including the new shade district green, metallic.

The large MMI touch display, the control centre of the new operating system, is the focal point of the instrument panel and angled slightly toward the driver. With its new MMI touch system, Audi A5 and S5 range offers a user experience similar to a contemporary smartphone.

A 10,1-inch touch display with acoustic feedback replaces the rotary pushbutton used in previous models.

All models come standard with the Audi Connect roof module, which enables immediate and online connectivity to Audi’s roadside assistance and emergency call centre at the press of a button, from within the car. This allows access to emergency towing, ambulance, police or fire brigade support. Notification of when a service is due is also integrated into the functionality and will trigger an automatic prompt to the registered Audi Dealer.

It also offers real-time information for navigation and infotainment as part of the Technology Package that includes live and integrated Google Earth navigation.

New line up: the model range

Audi A5 Coupé
ModelEngine (l)TransmissionPower (kW)Torque (Nm)Acceleration (0-100 km)Pricing
40 TFSI2.0S tronic1403207.3R751,000
40 TFSI S line2.0S tronic1403207.3R796,000
40 TDI quattro S line2.0S tronic1404007.6R836,000
S5 TFSI quattro3.0tiptronic2605004.7R1,052,000
Audi A5 Sportback
ModelEngine (l)TransmissionPower (kW)Torque (Nm)Acceleration (0-100 km)Pricing
40 TFSI S line2.0S tronic1403207.3R811,000
40 TDI quattro S line2.0S tronic1404007.6R851,000
S5 TFSI quattro3.0tiptronic2605004.7R1,067,000
Audi S5 Cabriolet
ModelEngine (l)TransmissionPower (kW)Torque (Nm)Acceleration (0-100 km)Pricing
S5 TFSI quattro3.0tiptronic2605004.7R1,152,000

The new Audi A5 and S5 range will offer the package concept as introduced on other new models launched in South Africa.

The packages include:

  • Technology (MMI navigation plus with MMI touch; Audi connect full functionality; contour ambient lighting)
  • Comfort (electric front seats; seat heaters; rear view camera; storage package)
  • Sport (flat bottomed multi-function steering wheel in 3 spoke design with shift paddles; sport seats; black lining)

The Audi A5 and S5 range comes standard with the 5-year / 100 000 km Audi Freeway plan, inclusive of all taxes.

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