Each of the four TDI diesel and
three TFSI gasoline units in the new engine lineup include
forced induction and direct fuel injection. The new 1.8 TFSI
features a number of groundbreaking innovations. Fuel
consumption has been reduced by 11 percent on average. The
start-stop system and the recuperation system come standard with
all engine-transmission configurations.
Each engine is matched with the
ideal drivetrain – six-speed manual, multitronic, seven-speed S
tronic, front-wheel drive or quattro drive. When combined with S
tronic, the quattro drivetrain uses the crown-gear center
differential and torque vectoring; the sport differential is the
perfect complement. The chassis has been more finely tuned, with
the optional Audi drive select system and dynamic steering
making the A5 even more fun to drive. The electromechanical
power steering is new to the A5 family.
The new A5 is a highly intelligent
car. Its driver assistance systems have undergone intensive
further development. The range of infotainment options now
includes the Bluetooth online car phone, which delivers a number
of special services and connects the A5 to the Internet.
Prices Despite the extensive
product improvement, Audi is raising prices only slightly. The
price increase for the A5 Coupé 2.0 TFSI is only €200, for
example. The base model, the Audi A5 Sportback 1.8 TFSI, costs
The Audi S5 The top models in the
series – the S5 as Sportback, Coupé and Cabriolet – have also
been refreshed. All S5 models, including the Coupé, are now
equipped with the 3.0 TFSI producing 245 kW (333 hp). Compared
to the 4.2-liter V8 it replaces in the Coupé, the supercharged
V6 consumes on average 20 percent less fuel per 100 kilometers.
Average fuel consumption is just 8.1 liters (29.04 US mpg) while
performance remains impressive. The S5 Coupé accelerates from 0
to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.9 seconds on its way to an
electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
Visual cues to the updated S
models include new lights, modified body details and new
crystal-effect paint finishes. Subtle changes can also be found
in the interior. The most important technical updates for the
Audi S5 are quattro drive with the crown-gear center
differential and electromechanical power steering. The special S
sport suspension and the standard 18-inch wheels deliver the
power to the road.
(July 29, 2011)