The New Generation Audi A5 and S5 Range (2011)

New Audi A5 Coupe

Audi A5 Coupe (2011)

Six speed and seven speed S tronic twin clutch and eight speed multitronic CVT transmissions are available, dependent on the engine choice, alongside quattro all-wheel-drive.

The new generation Audi A5 and S5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet models boast re-sculpted exteriors and re-engineering with new infotainment features and chassis modifications.

The new ranges also see reduced CO2 emissions by up to 22 per cent due to revised engines and efficiency measures.

The key aim of the Audi A5 update was to provide efficiency gains without a reduction in performance. To achieve this, two new engines have been introduced, alongside complete redesigns of the other others to include engine start-stop technology across the range and hydraulic steering being replaced by electromechanical unit, which puts to demands on the engine when driving in a straight line.

The existing naturally aspirated 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine is replaced by a new 272PS supercharged 3.0-litre V6 unit in the Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet variants. The 333PS version of this engine already powers the Audi S5 Sportback and S5 Cabriolet will replace the 4.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 in the Audi S5 Coupe.

Six speed and seven speed S tronic twin clutch and eight speed multitronic CVT transmissions are available, dependent on the engine choice, alongside quattro all-wheel-drive. For the 2012 Model year Audi A5 the latest system, combining the crown gear centre differential with torque vectoring for more effective torque distribution now features. The 2.0 litre TFSI 211PS petrol and .0 litre TDI 177PS units offer the quattro system as an optional extra, whilst the 3.0 litre TFSI 272PS and 3.0 litre TDI 245PS engines feature the system as standard.

The Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system can be specified, allowing the driver to fine-tune the amount of power steering assistance as well as throttle response and sift points for the automatic transmission. The three settings "Comfort", "Auto" and "Dynamic" are joined by a fourth "Efficiency" option which sets power steering assistance, throttle response and automatic transmission shift points are configured for minimal power consumption.

The Audi A5 and S5 interior revisions include new steering wheels - which includes the option for a flat-bottomed wheel - new steering wheel stalks and narrow chrome clasps which frame control elements. The ignition key, selector level for automatic transmission, Audi drive select system and seat heating/ventilation and air conditioning and multifunction steering wheel controls are also updated.

Controls for the optional MMI navigation plus system features a hard drive, seven inch colour monitor, 3D graphics and DVD player have been improved. The eight buttons on the previous generation have been reduced to four and the volume control now features a joystick cap for easy track selection.

Orders for the new Audi A5 and S5 models will be taken from September, with the first deliveries arriving in December 2011.

A5 Coupe Prices (2011)
1.8 TFSI 170PS    Six-speed manual  134g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS Six-speed manual   149g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS   Eight-speed multitronic  167g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS quattro   Six-speed manual  169g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS quattro Seven-speed S tronic 159g/km
3.0 TFSI 272PS quattro   Seven-speed S tronic   TBC
2.0 TDI 177PS Six-speed manual    122g/km
2.0 TDI 177PS Eight-speed multitronic  123g/km
2.0 TDI 177PS quattro    Six-speed manual TBC
3.0 TDI 204PS   Eight-speed multitronic 129g/km
3.0 TDI 245PS quattro Six-speed manual     TBC
3.0 TDI 245PS quattro    Seven-speed S tronic   149g/km
S5 3.0 TFSI 333PS Seven-speed S tronic 190g/km
A5 Sportback – from £25,540 OTR
1.8 TFSI 170PS    Six-speed manual   136g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS   Six-speed manual  152g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS  Eight-speed multitronic 169g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS quattro Six-speed manual  172g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS quattro Seven-speed S tronic 159g/km
2.0 TDI 177PS Six-speed manual  122g/km
2.0 TDI 177PS Eight-speed multitronic 127g/km
2.0 TDI 177PS quattro  Six-speed manual  TBC
2.0 TDI 177PS quattro  Seven-speed S tronic TBC
3.0 TDI 204PS Eight-speed multitronic   129g/km
3.0 TDI 245PS quattro   Six-speed manual    TBC
3.0 TDI 245PS quattro Seven-speed S tronic  149g/km
S5 Sportback3.0 TFSI 333PS  Seven-speed S tronic 190g/km
A5 Cabriolet – from £29,450 OTR
1.8 TFSI 170PS Six-speed manual    143g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS   Six-speed manual   159g/km
2.0 TFSI 211PS Eight-speed multitronic TBC
2.0 TFSI 211PS quattro Seven-speed S tronic  164g/km
3.0 TFSI 272PS quattro  Seven-speed S tronic  TBC
2.0 TDI 177PS Six-speed manual  127g/km
2.0 TDI 177PS Eight-speed multitronic TBC
2.0 TDI 177PS quattro  Six-speed manual  TBC
3.0 TDI 204PS  Eight-speed multitronic 138g/km
3.0 TDI 245PS quattro  Six-speed manual TBC
3.0 TDI 245PS quattro Seven-speed S tronic 154g/km
S5 Cabriolet 3.0 TFSI 333PS  Seven-speed S tronic 199g/km
Published 18 July 2011 Staff

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