The all-new Audi A5 coupe has made its world premiere at the company's headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. The two-door, four-seater coupe is ages ahead of its predecessor in terms of design and styling, while coming loaded with advanced powertrains. The high-performance S5 coupe has also been revealed along with the A5 coupe. Both these are much powerful and fuel efficient than the preceding models, while they are expected to go on sale from November 2016 in the UK.
Underpinning a new architecture, the A5 coupe is lighter by 60kg than its predecessor with a drag coefficient of just 0.25. The coupe flaunts a wider Singleframe grille, Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals, and long bonnet. A new electromechanical power steering setup is offered as standard, while the dynamic steering, which varies its gear ratio depending on the speed and steering angle is available as optional. The luggage compartment offers a volume of 465 litres, 10 litres more than with the previous model. The A5 Coupé is now available for the first time with the optional Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels. Together with the MMI navigation plus including 8.3-inch monitor on the centre console, it forms the central information unit.
Compared with the previous model, the list of standard equipment is even more generous. Among the features included are xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, LED interior lights, the Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch MMI colour display, Bluetooth and USB charging function, the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel (including shift paddles in models with automatic transmission), height-adjustable belt feeds, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system and Audi pre sense city. The A5 will also be available with the Audi connect safety & service package. This includes such functions as an automatic emergency call in the event of an accident, online roadside assistance and Audi service request as well as remote functions that can be used with the MMI connect app on a smartphone, smartwatch or – in conjunction with the fourth generation Apple TV – from a television. For very discerning hi-fi fans, the Bang & Olufsen sound system with its innovative 3D sound is available as an option.
The new Audi A5 Coupé will launch with five engines: two TFSI and three TDI units. Their power output has increased considerably and is now between 187bhp and 282bhp. The 3.0L V6 TDI diesel engine would deliver power in two modes: 215bhp and 282bhp, while the 4-cylinder motor would develop 187bhp. Compared with the previous model, they offer up to 17 percent more performance while consuming as much as 22 percent less fuel. These engines would be available with 6-speed manual gearbox and 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission, while coming with front- or all-wheel drive system. Speaking about the S5 coupe, it gets a newly developed 3.0L TFSI petrol engine. From its 2,995 cc of displacement, the boosted six-cylinder engine produces 350bhp of top power, which is 21bhp more than the engine in the previous model. It would be linked to an 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission with the power being transferred to all the four wheels via Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.