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2011-15 Audi A4, A5, Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the 2011-2015 A4, A5, and Q5 model lines, over concerns a faulty heating element in the air-conditioning system could pose a fire risk. The German marque reports that the auxiliary heater element in the ventilation system may fail as the result of overheating "in the area of the connectors"...

Audi expands Takata recall

Audi has expanded the cars included in its Takata airbag recall, adding the previous-generation A4 Cabriolet to the list which already includes the A3 (8P), A5 Sportback (8T),  A5 Cabriolet (8F) and Q5 (8R). As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

Audi joins Takata airbag recall

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation Q5, A3 and A5 as part of the ongoing and ever-growing Takata airbag campaign. The German marque reported that affected vehicles are fitted with the more serious 'alpha' airbags – rather the less-dangerous, but still potentially deadly, 'beta' inflators...

Audi A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall notice for A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 models manufactured between January 2011 and March 2017 fitted with the 2.0-litre TFSI engine.  According to the German marque, moisture could find its way into electric components and cause overheating, or failure of the coolant pump...

2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix

Audi Australia has issued a recall for A4 and A5 models built between October 2014 and October 2017 fitted with the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system, over concerns some interior trim pieces could come loose. The German marque reports the A4 sedan, Avant and Allroad along with A5 Sportbacks with the cost-option audio system could be fitted with faulty aluminium strips in the loudspeaker of the front and rear doors...

The Shortlist: What convertible should I buy with a budget up to $130k?

Howard has around $130,000 to spend in his hunt for a fun second car with some summertime feel, joining the family hauler.  Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

2018 Audi A5 & S5 Cabriolet pricing and specs

Audi has launched its latest generation of the A5 and S5 Cabriolet models with pricing starting from $83,490 for the base model, reaching to $119,111 for the performance-focussed S5 soft-top. Based on the recently launched Audi A5 and S5 coupes, the soft-top variants carry a premium of more than $13,000 compared to their hardtop equivalents, but also gain additional specification, as well as that fully automatic roof...

2011-2016 Audi A4, A5, A6 recalled for fire risk - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article showed a current-generation 'B9' Audi A4, which isn't affected by the recall Audi has recalled 2252 vehicles across its 2011 to 2016 A4, A5 and A6 lines over concerns a faulty coolant pump could pose a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports foreign particles in the coolant could lead to a blockage in the additional coolant pump, causing the pump to overheat...

CarAdvice podcast 52: Happy birthday to us!

It's been 12 months since the CarAdvice podcast began, and we celebrate with a bumper edition! A cardboard car has been made in its honour (admittedly with no bumpers), and you can check out some clowning-around photos at the bottom of this article...

2017 Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback pricing and specs: New range brings faster hero model

Audi's all-new Audi A5 and S5 Sportback models have just landed in Australia with a starting price of under $70,000 (before on-road costs). The four model range includes one four-cylinder diesel, one four-cylinder petrol and a six-cylinder petrol engine. Kicking off from $69,900 (plus on-road costs) for the A5 Sportback 2...

2017 Audi A5 Coupe pricing and specs

The 2017 Audi A5 Coupe range has arrived in Australia, with the four-ring brand offering plenty of kit for its two-door, four-seat, style-focused model. The three-model Audi A5 range will start off from an attractive $69,900 (all prices plus on-road costs) for the entry-level front-drive 2.0TFSI petrol, while the other petrol 2...