Design

Audi have covered all bases with this latest update to the A5 range. Audi’s latest design theme, the statement, wider and flatter, single frame, honeycomb grille is accompanied by LED headlights (matrix LEDs are optional) and characteristic daytime running lights as well as dynamic turning signals and cornering lights. The front bumper has a new bottom lip with aggressive air intakes either side and the front end and side panel surfacing has been mildly reworked and at the rear you’ll find new taillight and rear diffuser designs.

Features

With a variety of trim levels available housing an array of features. The new A5 family is available in Sport, S line, Edition 1 & Vorsprung trims, each with stand out, stylish exterior, and modern interior. With 18” alloy wheels, LED headlights and Audi Virtual Cockpit as standard on the Sport trim, and Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System (Standard on Vorsprung models), adding to that all round entertainment package inside the cabin. The new A5 Sportback comes as standard with a titanium black front grill and aluminium silver frame and front air inlets, divided into three segments. The Cabriolet, allows for pure driving pleasure with an acoustically insulated retractable soft top roof that opens in 15 seconds, up to speeds of 31mph at just the touch of a button.

Performance & Technology

The new A5 family offers up a variety of powerful, efficient engines. There are two diesel engines, 35 TDI, which develops 163PS and the 40 TDI quattro, which boasts 190PS. Alternatively you could opt for the 40 TFSI petrol which also delivers 190PS. All these engines are only available in S tronic transmission. These all feature a mild hybrid technology. A belt alternator starter, which is connected to the crankshaft, recovers energy during deceleration and stores this in a compact lithium-ion battery. This means the start-stop system can operate in a larger window of speed, and mild hybrid can also allow the A5 to ‘coast’ briefly with the engine off. In line with other Audi models like the A4, the new A5 range drops the MMI rotary controller of its predecessor in favour of the all-new MMI touch system and Audi Smartphone interface alongside the Audi virtual cockpit. A 10.5-inch infotainment screen provides intuitive access to navigation and infotainment, while the top-of-the-range Vorsprung edition includes the full gamut of MMI Navigation Plus and Audi Matrix Plus headlights.

Safety

Audi offers the A5 with pre sense city and multi-collision brake assist as standard, while other assistance systems are optionally available in packages called Tour, Side Assist and Park. A 10-year emergency call service provided with the vehicle via an embedded SIM card.