Next to the standard A5 Coupe, Cabrio and Sportback version, Audi is also offering an update for the S5 TDI Sportback. All models will be displayed for the first time at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show and can be ordered in Europe from fall 2019.
Just for like the coupe and cabrio versions, most of the updates where made on the outside, with the front end being the one that was significantly revised. The Singleframe with the honeycomb grille is now flatter and somewhat wider, while the ventilation slits above the grille are reminiscent of the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984. The front bumper was also revised, and it now features larger air inlets. For the rear Audi is offering a redesigned diffuser insert with trapezoidal tailpipes. The S5 TDI version also gets four round exhaust tailpipes.
The interior also received a series of small updates, starting with a larger MMI touch display and a multicolor contour/ambient lighting package. The rotary pushbutton used in previous models were replaced by a 10.1-inch touch display with acoustic feedback, making the graphics clean and reduced. The MMI search has been enriched with natural-language voice control, while new functions also make navigation intelligent and intuitive. These functions include Audi connect and Audi connect plus, Car-to-X service traffic light information, myAudi app and the optional digital Audi connect key.
For the S5 TDI, “Audi measurements show that this electrification can reduce fuel consumption in everyday operation by up to 0.4 liters per 100 kilometers by means of recuperation or shutting down the engine when the driver lifts off of the accelerator. The start-stop range begins at an unusually high speed; restarts are fast and smooth.”
For the S5 TDI version Audi is also offering an optional Audi virtual cockpit.
The S5 TDI is powered by a 3.0 TDI engine that delivers a total of 347 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph. According to Audi, the TDi engine offers brawny pulling power, cultivated smoothness and long range, thanks in part to its MHEV system and the electric powered compressor, which supports the turbocharger.”
The engine is mated to an eight-speed tiptronic and sends its power to all four wheels via a permanent quattro all-wheel drive system.
In Germany prices will start from 42,900 euro for the A5 Coupé 40 TFSI with 12 V MHEV and 190 horsepower.