Audi has added a raft of safety and convenience features to its A5 45 TFSI quattro models, as the company looks to reverse its local sales slide.
The range-topping A5 45 TFSI quattro is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 185kW and 340Nm, hooked up to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard, naturally.
Standard equipment for 2019 now includes the S line exterior package, a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, memory seats and mirrors, wireless phone charging, heated front seats, and dual rear USB ports over the outgoing car.
It's also gained lane-keeping assist, high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, along with parking assist and a 360-degree camera.
Audi says the extra equipment is worth $9000, but the price of the A5 45 TFSI quattro Coupe and Sportback has been cut by $2800 to $78,900 before on-road costs.
The drop-top A5 has been given the same cut, with a sticker price of $92,400 before on-road costs. Pricing for the entry-level 40 TFSI remains unchanged, starting at $70,100 before on-road costs for the Coupe and Sportback, and running to $83,600 before on-roads for the Cabriolet.
Audi sales are down 32.7 per cent year-to-date in Australia, although the A5 Sportback was actually up 3.9 per cent to the end of July.
2019 Audi A5 pricing
- A5 40 TFSI Coupe, Sportback - $70,100
- A5 40 TFSI Cabriolet - $83,600
- A5 45 TFSI Coupe, Sportback - $78,900
- A5 45 TFSI Cabriolet - $92,400
All prices exclude on-road costs.