The 2nd generation of Audi A5 coupe and its hot version Audi S5 Coupe with 354 h.p. engine are on sale since the autumn of 2016. Both in this review. The base version car price in Europe is about 38 thousand euro.
New Audi A5 Coupe 2017 has much in common with Audi A4 (B9). There are platform and engines, LED optics, interior design with advanced equipment. Although the sports coupe looks more stylish and sporty on the outside. The new car body has better aerodynamics then competitors. The aerodynamic drag coefficient is 0.25 Cx only.
There are 12,3-inch digital panel, multimedia system Audi MMI with 7 or 8.3 inches screen (Bluetooth, USB, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, navigation), the ability to connect your smartphone to an external antenna, a platform for inductive charging gadgets, audio system Bang & Olufsen in the passenger compartment. Interior decoration materials are luxury only (genuine leather, wood inlays, aluminum and even carbon fiber). LED backlighting has 30 interior colors. Seats for driver and front passenger are sporty, with electric adjustment, heating, ventilation and massage. The second row chairs have an excellent convenient form. Adaptive cruise control has such functions as Stop & Go and automatic movements in a traffic jam.
Also, the car is equipped with systems:
- lane departure warning system,
- blindspot zone detection (blind spot monitor),
- traffic sign recognition,
- driver drowsiness recognition system,
- pedestrian and cyclist detection with full auto brake.
Specs 2017 Audi A5 (S5) Coupe
The vehicle is sold with five engine options. This is a pair of petrol (190 and 252 hp) and three diesel engine (190, 218 and 286 hp).
Engines 2.0 TFSI, 2.0 TDI and 3.0 TDI work in tandem with 6 speed manual or robotised 7 S Tronic gearbox. Cars with basic versions have front-wheel drive. They offer the latest AWD system Quattro with modern technology Ultra as an option. The new AWD system saves fuel for vehicles with manual transmission. The diesel engine 286 hp works with 8 automatic transmission and AWD only.
Audi S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI V6 (354 hp 500 Nm) has special characteristics. The engine works with 8-speed automatic transmission Tiptronic and all-wheel drive Quattro Ultra. This car is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in just 4,7 seconds. In the latest equipment for the super car are also Audi drive select system, adaptive dampers, steering is able to adapt to a speed of movement.