For the Australian market the A5 takes up the tradition of classic two-door sports and touring coupés.
According to Audi it is expertly styled with a powerful presence and uses elements of Audi’s progressive design language to make a clear design statement of sportiness and elegance.
Moreover, the A5 offers a great dynamic driving experience and excellent long-distance comfort.
For the first time, the A5 is available with Audi’s sporty, four-cylinder 2.0-litre, TFSI engine which offers a rousing 155kW of power between 4300 and 6000rpm and 350Nm of torque.
The result is strong performance and low fuel consumption from the latest iteration of the engine voted ‘Engine of the Year’ four times in succession by an international panel of experts since 2005.
The engine, developed within the Volkswagen Group, now combines direct fuel injection and turbocharging technology with the new Audi valvelift system (AVS), which varies valve lift for increased power output and optimum fuel economy.
It lets the A5 race from 0-to-100km/h in just 6.5 seconds while delivering 7.5 litres per 100km of fuel consumption.
The Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro is available with either the progressive new seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic gearbox, priced at $83,500, or a sporty six-speed manual gearbox, priced at $79,900.
Audi says the A5 belongs to a superior class of coupé; sporting four comfortable seats and an ample load volume of 455 litres make the car a spacious long-distance tourer.
Even when stationary, the Audi A5 makes a dynamic impression: the wide track, large wheels and short overhangs not only point to its muscular appearance, they also form part of the formula that produces its peerless active driving feel.
According to Audi its engineers achieved this by creating an entirely new running gear design and the result is enough to make the Audi A5 the new standard for its class.
A5 Model Range
A5 2.0 TFSI quattro manual (from May 2009) $79,900
A5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (from May 2009) $83,500
A5 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic (from December 2008) $94,500
A5 3.2 FSI multitronic (from December 2007) $95,300
A5 3.2 FSI quattro tiptronic (from June 2008) $98,500