Audi is updating its A5 range, with an updated chassis, new engines and a sharp new look.
The coupe, Sportback, Cabriolet and S5 versions all have updated styling, bringing them into line with Audi’s newer models such as the A6 and A8. There’s a new front grille with angled corners, a fresh front bumper and bonnet and smaller, reshaped headlights. The rear light clusters and bumper have been redesigned, too.
Inside, there are new designs for the steering wheel, steering column stalks, ignition key, automatic gearlever and air-conditioning controls. There is a range of new materials and colours, too.
Stop-start and energy recuperation systems are now standard for every engine. The 1.8 TFSI petrol unit is all-new, and emits 21% less CO2 than its predecessor. A 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 petrol joins the range, too.
All S5 models now have a supercharged 3.0-litre V6: the current S5 coupe uses the 4.2-litre V8 that was superceded in the Sportback and Cabriolet versions.
Tweaks to the rear suspension are aimed at improving the ’ ride and handling. There’s a new electromechanical steering system, too, which helps to reduce CO2 output by up to 7g/km.
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