The A5 family has grown with the addition several body styles. The current A5S5 sedan and S5 Coupé/cabriolets are mechanically based on the ninth generation of the Volkswagen Group MLB Platform. The 4-door Sportback model Audi A5 and its S5 Sportback variant joined the pack in September 2016 as a 2017 model.
Although, from the same family, the coupe and cabriolet share same dimensions while the 4-door is larger in length besides its longer wheelbase. As part of the refresh, the current S5 has undergone major front and rear end design changes, including a drop in weight. The facelift sees a complete redesign of the headlights and bonnet, LED front and rear lighting, sharper bodylines, and a new larger one-piece grille.
The A5 gets turbocharged 2.0-litre TFSI four cylinder engine in two states of tune — 252hp and 190hp. Both powerplants come with 7/8-speed S Tronic transmission. The S brings in as standard an all-wheel drive to the coupé, Sportback and cabriolet.
Meanwhile, Audi joined the coupe-styled sedan craze a few years ago and applied the design philosophy quite successfully in several models in the line-up. Now, both these models or shall we call them variants are mechanically based on their siblings — A4 and A6 respectively.
The S5 Sportback comes with a turbocharged TSFI 354hp 3.0-litre V6 engine with direct injection. Audi uses a twin-scroll turbocharger to reduce both weight and cost. The turbocharger is mounted within the engine and as a result has reduced response times. All-wheel drive is standard where the Quattro system receives power through a locking centre differential that splits torque sent to the wheels at 40% to the front and 60% to the rear. The system can also divert up to 70% to the front or up to 85% to the rear.
After the current A5 was refreshed in most departments from gain in loss, loss in flab and reworked interior for extra shoulder up front and rear driver and the front passenger. Knee room in the rear has even increased by 24mm. Despite the low roofline, there’s plenty of headroom available both up front and in the rear.
Virtual cockpit now the trendy alternative to the out of fashion analogue instrumentation is also available for the model with MMI navigation plus and MMI touch features. The various display options bring the driver added convenience. The large (12.3 inch) TFT monitor displays richly detailed graphics and the infotainment system in the car is up to date.
Also included in the package is the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch which uses an 8.3inch monitor placed on top of the instrument panel. MMI touch has a touchpad for zooming and scrolling and for entering characters. Internet connectivity is also enabled.
Higher trim models get the full-on Audi drive select handling system which integrates several key functions in the car like adaptive CDC (continuous damping control) dampers along with the engine, steering, tiptronic and optional sport differential. This lets the driver control the characteristics of the engine and suspension over several modes.
Safety features include multiple airbags, ABS and stability control.
With a length of 4,723mm, the new RS5 Coupe from Audi Sport is 74mm than the previous model and is powered by a 450hp 2.9-litre TSFI twin-turbo pack. Other mods included lowered by 7mm suspension. The RS5 Sportback sprints from 0 to 96km/h under four seconds and achieves a top track speed of 155 mph, or increased to 174 mph. with the optional Dynamic plus package. Audi Sport also offers the RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and dynamic steering with RS-specific tuning. Drivers can make their personal driving experience more individual, dynamic or comfortable using the standard dynamic handling system Audidrive select.
|Engine||I4 2.0L AWD|
|No. Of Gears||7A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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