New Audi A5 Coupe now available: full specs revealed
Audi has revealed price and specs for its new A5 Coupe following its launch at the Paris Motor Show. Available to order now, highlights include more efficient engines, weight reduction and increases in cabin space.
Immediately apparent is a sculpted, aerodynamic body which provides a drag coefficient of just 0.25. Like the A4 on which it is based, the A5 has been on a diet, using lightweight materials to cut 60kg from the kerb weight. That, teamed with updated engines, has made the car up to 22% more efficient than its predecessor.
Despite that, though, the car is more practical than before, with an extended wheelbase and a larger boot. Refinement has also been improved with extensive work on the aeroacoustics. Audi says the wind noise level is ‘almost that of a luxury class model’.
Under the sleek new bonnet, the A5 is available with one of five latest-generation engines. The most popular units will come from Audi’s diesel stable, with three TDI units available. Two 2.0-litre units produce 187bhp respectively, but one is defined by its “Ultra” tech, which means it’s capable of up to 70.6mpg.
While it’ll get to 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds, a V6 producing 218bhp is also available if performance is important. Two petrol options are also offered, the first being a 2.0-litre TFSI that produces 250bhp enabling 62mph from rest in just 5.8 seconds. It is fitted as standard with Audi’s clever Quattro four-wheel-drive system too.
We got behind the wheel of this all-new coupe. Here’s our first drive review.
At range-topping powerplant however, will be in the S5 (above). Powered by the same 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 as the forthcoming S4, the S5 uses its 349bhp to reach 62mph in 4.7 seconds.
In-keeping with most of Audi’s current range, three trim levels are available – SE, Sport and S Line. Entry-level SE spec features equipment such as Audi’s latest smartphone interface connection, front and rear parking sensors, 17in alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, pre-collision warning and three-zone electronic climate control.
Sport trim adds touches such as electrically adjustable seats, leather upholstery, Audi’s MMI navigation system, but range-topping S Line will bag you larger 18in alloys, sports suspension, sports pedals and steering wheel, and full Alcantara/leather sports upholstery.
Basic SE 2.0-litre petrol models get a list price of £30,700, while a 3.0-litre TDI Quattro costs from £39,725.
Available now, the A5 has traditionally offered a lot of car for an attractive price when it comes to leasing, and the new generation is no exception; check out these personal Audi A5 deals for under £350 per month.