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Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

2020 Audi A5 revealed, here next year

The updated Audi A5 and S5 line-up has been revealed for the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, sporting revised looks and new infotainment across the range, earmarked for a second quarter launch in 2020. Like the related A4 and S4 family, the A5 and S5 have had a subtle nip and tuck to bring the Coupe, Sportback and Cabriolet in line with the company's latest models...

2019 Audi A5 pricing and specs

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...

2020 Audi A5 Sportback spied again

The facelifted Audi A5 Sportback has been snapped by photographers once again, this time during hot weather testing in Europe. It's believed this particular prototype is wearing the popular S line exterior sports package, which gets a more aggressive body kit than standard...

2020 Audi A5 Sportback spied

Photographers have snapped images of the facelifted Audi A5 Sportback during development testing this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal before the end of the year. Despite the swirly disguise on the front, side skirts and rear, the updated A5 looks like it will get a mild makeover much like the recently-updated A4 sedan and wagon, bringing the medium coupe in line with the company’s latest models...

2019 Audi A4, A5 recalled

Audi has recalled the 2019 A4 and A5, over concerns about the shock absorbers. According to the company, the car's shock absorber could fail and make suspension components separate while driving. If that happens, there's a chance the driver will lose control, increasing the risk of an accident. A total  of 18 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here...

2020 Audi A5 Cabriolet spied

The facelifted Audi A5 Cabriolet has been spotted during development testing on the snowy roads of Europe this week. Like the recently-spied prototypes for the updated A5 Sportback, the Cabriolet sports a handful of subtle design changes that will bring it in line with Audi's latest models like the A6 and A7...

2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation 2015 and 2016 model-year A4 and A5 fitted with V6 petrol engines, over concerns of a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports affected vehicles feature the 3.0 TFSI V6 'EA837 Evo' engine, which can experience fuel escaping from one or both fuel rails on the low-pressure side...

2017-18 Audi A5 recalled

Audi has issued a very specific recall, over concerns about the tyres on a handful of 2017-18 Audi A5s. According to the company, cars fitted with a 20-inch wheel and Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Noise Shield 265/30 ZR20 tyres are at risk of 'tread chunking' in the 'top speed range permissible'...

2018 Audi A5 recalled

Audi has recalled a small batch of 2018 A5 models, over concerns about incorrectly tightened bolts. According to the company, individual bolted connections on the front axle might not have been tightened to the correct torque. If the issue is present, the connections could loosen over time and affect wheel control...

2020 Audi A5 Sportback spied

Photographers have snapped the first images of the upcoming Audi A5 facelift this week, previewing the relatively light changes in store for its coupe, convertible and four-door Sportback range. With the swirly black-and-white wrap focused on the front and rear ends, it's pretty obvious the majority of changes will be made at the bumpers and light units to bring the A5 family in line with the company's latest models...