New Audi A5 and S5 news and pictures

Audi unveils updated versions of its A5 and S5 coupe, cabriolet and Sportback. News and pictures here

Four years after launch, an updated Audi A5 will go on sale in December. The revised engine range includes new units, all of which feature forced-induction and direct-injection. The front end has been facelifted with two pinched swage lines on the bonnet running back from the edges of the trademark grille. The lights have been redesigned, now with LEDs at the rear, and new wheel designs are available.  The entry-level petrol engine is a revised version of the 1.8 TFSI turbocharged unit, with 168bhp and 236lb ft of torque. The 208bhp 2-litre TFSI turbo remains the same. New to the A5 line-up is the 3.0-litre, supercharged TFSI V6, which puts out 268bhp.  The S5 Coupe’s 4.2-litre V8 has been superseded by a higher-tune version of the V6, putting out 328bhp. It shares this engine with the S4 and S5 Cabriolet and Sportback. On average it is claimed to consume 20% less than the outgoing V8, with a combined 35mpg. 0-60 mph drops to 4.9 seconds. As before, the S5 will be four-wheel drive, with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed twin-clutch S-Tronic transmissions. Diesel options start with a 175bhp 2-litre four-cylinder unit, which returns 60mpg and 122g/km. There are three V6 diesels. The first variant of the 3-litre TDI, with 201bhp, is claimed to be the most fuel-efficient six-cylinder unit in its class. It boasts 57.6mpg and 129g/km. Next up is the 241bhp version of the motor. The cleanest diesel in the range is yet to come. It will be the first in its class to meet the Euro 6 diesel standard. UK prices have yet to be confirmed, but with price rises of around €200 on the Continent, expect very slight increases here. That means prices between £25,500 and £44.000.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/5-series/202658/new-2020-bmw-5-series-revealed-523bhp-m550i-now-available-in-the-uk
BMW 5 Series

New 2020 BMW 5-series revealed - 523bhp M550i now available in the UK

The BMW 5-series receives mid-cycle update, gaining new tech and the 523bhp M550i xDrive variant in the UK for the first time
26 May 2020
Visit/jaguar/202404/jaguar-project-8-evo-reader-experience
Advertisement Feature

Jaguar Project 8 evo reader experience

The Jaguar Project 8 is a 200mph marvel of engineering designed with one purpose in mind: to deliver the thrill of driving. We put some lucky evo read…
14 Apr 2020
Visit/nissan/370z/201879/next-nissan-z-car-teased-as-part-of-new-product-offensive
Nissan 370Z

Next Nissan Z car teased as part of new product offensive

Nissan’s future plans have been laid out, and they include a new Z sports car
28 May 2020
Visit/features/17660/the-best-four-cylinder-engines-ever-we-pick-our-favourites
Features

The best four-cylinder engines ever

We've gathered a selection of our very favourite four-pots ever produced
27 May 2020