The all-new Audi A5 Coupé will launch in Ireland with five engines: two TFSI and three TDI units. Their power output has increased considerably and is now between 190 hp and 286 hp. Compared with the previous model, they offer up to 17 percent more performance while consuming as much as 22 percent less fuel. All the engines combine high efficiency with sporty power development and smooth running – especially the two 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engines.
With its newly developed 3.0 TFSI, the Audi S5 Coupé is now in a league of its own. The turbo V6 exhibits highly efficient, sports car-like performance. The boosted six-cylinder engine produces 354 hp of power, which is 21 hp more than the engine in the previous model.
The all-new Audi A5 Coupé comes with a drivetrain solution tailor-made for each engine variant. The manual six-speed gearbox and the seven-speed S tronic are used with the four-cylinder engines as well as the 218 hp 3.0 TDI with front- or all-wheel drive. The eight-speed tiptronic is reserved for the top diesel with 286 hp and the S5 engine. Both engines come standard with quattro all-wheel drive. Audi also offers the optional rear-axle sport differential for even more dynamic driving and precision.
The new quattro with ultra technology is also available for the first time. It can be combined with the four-cylinder TFSI and TDI engines with manual transmission. Optimised for efficiency, the drive system does not exhibit any perceptible differences to permanent systems in terms of traction and driving dynamics.
The perfectly balanced proportions with a long engine hood, stretched wheelbase and short overhangs underscore the sportiness of the all-new A5 Coupé.
The sculpted single frame grille is significantly flatter and wider than the previous model. The LED rear lights and optional LED or Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals make high-end technology visible even after dark.
The all-new chassis is among the strengths of the Audi A5 Coupé. It offers the driver optimal comfort combined with a high degree of agility. The A5 thus handles narrow, winding mountain roads and long trips on the motorway with equal aplomb. Audi offers a suspension with damper control as an option. This is integrated into the dynamic handling system known as Audi drive select, which enables the driver to modify the basic characteristic in multiple steps.
The electromechanical power steering is also a new development from Audi. It adapts according to the vehicle’s current speed and provides highly precise road feedback. Optionally available is the dynamic steering, which varies its gear ratio depending on the speed and steering angle.
The Audi A5 Coupé is significantly more efficient than its predecessor. This is due in large part to a reduction in kerb weight by as much as 60 kilograms, as well as sophisticated aerodynamics. The body is the lightest in its class thanks to an intelligent mix of materials and lightweight design. With a drag coefficient of 0.25, the A5 Coupé is also the segment leader with respect to aerodynamics.
The A5 Coupé is now available for the first time with the Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch TFT display. Together with the MMI navigation plus, including an 8.3-inch monitor on the centre console, it forms the central information unit. The focal point of the MMI terminal is the round rotary pushbutton. Its surface is home to the touch-sensitive touchpad. The touchpad is used to input characters and also for multi-finger gestures, enabling the driver to zoom in on the map, for example. The whole MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, including the intelligent free text search function. The new, more natural voice control system can recognise input made using everyday language, such as: “I would like to call Peter.”
Customers choosing MMI navigation plus automatically also get the hardware module Audi connect and the new Audi connect SIM, a SIM card permanently installed in the car. The all-new Audi A5 Coupé uses this to connect to the internet via the ultrafast LTE network. Use of the versatile Audi connect services is free of charge of three years, both in Germany and in most European countries. The respective national provider is selected automatically as needed.
The A5 can also be equipped with the optional Audi connect safety & service package. This includes functions like 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. Examples include locking and unlocking the car, checking where the car is parked and calling up the vehicle status.
The optional Audi phone box with wireless charging in the centre armrest uses near-field coupling to link smartphones wirelessly to the vehicle’s antenna and enables inductive charging.
An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances the safety, comfort and efficiency of the all-new Audi A5 Coupé.
The predictive efficiency assistant helps the driver save fuel; Audi active lane assist helps keep the car on track in the driving lane; and the Stop&Go adaptive cruise control including traffic jam assist offers the driver relief in slow-moving traffic. New and important safety features include the park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, collision avoidance assist and turn assist, as well as the Audi pre sense systems. Camera-based recognition of traffic signs rounds out the line-up.
The all-new Audi A5 Coupé will launch in Ireland in Quarter 4 2016, with pricing to be announced in late summer 2016.
Compared with the previous model, the list of standard equipment is even more extensive. 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.
From 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. The new Audi S5 Coupé combines dramatic elegance with the performance of a sports car. It's newly developed, turbocharged V6 engine produces 354 hp and consumes just 7.3 litres of fuel per 100 km. The sharper S exterior design and the S-specific details in the interior underscore the dynamic character of the Audi two-door sports coupé.
For further information about the Audi A5 and Audi S5 Coupé, visit the online magazine “Audi A5 illustrated”, at www.audi-illustrated.com/en/audi-a5-s5.