The second-generation Audi A5 coupe retains the elegant and sleek features that made the first version so distinctive. As Audi’s new design language dictates, the single-frame grille is flatter and wider than the model it replaces, but the characteristic wave-like shoulder line is still a prominent feature on this new model.
The A5 coupe has also shed up to 60 kg and has been aerodynamically enhanced, exhibiting a drag coefficient of 0.25. The new chassis is claimed to further improve comfort and agility levels. The electromechanical power steering is new and is claimed to deliver higher levels of feedback to the driver.
Engine power ranges between 140 kW and 185 kW. On average, the engines offer 17% more performance than those of the outgoing range, while fuel consumption has been reduced by as much as 22% (depending on derivative). The big news is that the newly developed 3.0-litre V6 TFSI engine fitted in the S5 Coupe now offers 15 kW more than before, taking the total power output up to 260 kW. A 7-speed S tronic transmission is standard and you have the option of either front-wheel drive or Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive configurations.
The first engine up is the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbopetrol. It produces 140 kW and 320 Nm, which is enough to see it reach 100 kph from standstill in a claimed 7.3 seconds and go onto a limited top speed of 250 kph. The 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel motor is next and it too offers up 140 kW, however torque is a monstrous 400 Nm. Its real strength is fuel economy, which sits at a claimed 4.1 L/100 km. If you’re wanting to sprint, it’ll reach 100 kph in a claimed 7.7 seconds.
Finally, we’ll see an uprated version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol now pushing out 185 kW and 370 Nm, which should be good for a mid-6 second sprint to 100 kph. For those craving even more performance, there is the Audi S5. It features a 3.0-litre TFSI motor with 260 kW and 500 Nm, and it’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.7 seconds.