The updated Audi A5 range is finally available in South Africa. The range consists of the Sportback, Coupe and Convertible body styles, which feature a host of technology and design updates.
Exterior styling updates
The front-end of the new Audi A5 features a wider mesh grille and ventilation slits above it, which pay tribute to classic Audi Sport Quattro from 1984. The grille is flanked by Matix LED headlights, Matrix LED headlights and LED taillights with sequential turn signals are standard throughout the range. Its redesigned lower front-bumper has wider air inlets.
The standard A5 features 17-inch aluminum wheels and matte black grille with a chrome fame. The S-Line A5 gets 18-inch aluminum wheels, S-Line badging on front fenders, sports suspension and wider body colored side skirts to name a few. The S5 gets 19-inch S style wheels, S sports suspension, red brake calipers as well as S specific exterior and interior trims.
The rear features standard LED taillights, trapezoidal exhaust ends and a specific rear diffuser for S-Line models. All body styles have decent luggage capacity including the convertible which has 370-litres of boot space. Its rear seats are foldable for increased luggage capacity.
There are 12 exterior colors to choose from including the new District Green Metallic paint.
Interior styling updates and new technology
Customers now have the option to configure a standard A5 with S-Line Nappa leather sports seats should they not want the standard leather/leatherette seats.
Inside customers get a configurable full-HD 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit, which is now standard across the range. A large, slightly tilted towards the driver, MMI 10.1-inch touch display with crisp graphics, acoustic feedback and natural-language voice control sits atop the center of the dashboard. For convenience, a safer and more enjoyable drive, the A5 and S5 range features Audi Connect, which offers real-time navigation and infotainment as part of the Technology package.
Audi South Africa has a package concept which aims to reduce complexity when configuring the new A5 and S5 range. The package includes Technology (MMI Navigation Plus with MMI touch; Audi Connect full functionality; contour ambient lighting), Comfort (electric seats; seat heaters; rear view camera; storage package) and Sport (flat bottom multi-function steering wheel in 3 spoke design with paddels; sport seats; black lining).
The Audi A5 has a range of petrol engines and one diesel engine. The 40 TFSi is powered by a 2-litre petrol engine producing 140 kW and 320 Nm and a sprint time to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. The more potent S5 is powered by 3-litre petrol engine producing 260 kW and 500 Nm and has a 4.7 seconds to 100 km/h.
Powering the 40 TDI Quattro is powered by a 2-litre diesel engine producing 140 kW and 400 Nm and it has a sprint time of 4.7 seconds to 100 km/h.
Here is the local pricing of the Audi S5 and A5 range:
Audi A5 Coupe 40 TFSi – R751,000
Audi A5 Coupe 40 TFSi – R706,000
Audi A5 Coupe 40 TDi Quattro S-Line – R 36,000
Audi S5 Coupe TFSi Quattro – R1,052,000
Audi A5 Sportback 40 TFSi S-Line – R811,000
Audi A5 Sportback 40 TDi S-Line – R851,000
Audi S5 Sportback TFSi Quattro – R1,067,000
Audi S5 Convertible TFSi Quattro – R1,152,000
The updated Audi A5 and S5 range is currently available at all Audi dealerships in South Africa and comes standard with 5 year / 100,000 km Audi Freeway plan, inclusive of all taxes.
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