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2012 Audi A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro
Audi is refreshing the A5 model series for the 2012 model year. New solutions for the engines, quattro drive and infotainment are being added to the Sportback, Coupe, Cabriolet and S5 models, making them even more sporty and efficient. The design is now even more dynamic. (continued below)
|2012 A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro Photo Gallery
Beauty, Power and Efficiency: Facelifted 2012 Audi A5
|Source: Audi | Published: Wed Jul 13, 2011
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The A5 models are now more distinctive than ever. The rear lights and the
headlights have been redesigned and are optionally available in xenon plus
technology with homogenous LED daytime running lights. New colors and materials
accentuate the interior, and many details of the operating concept have been
Each of the four TDI diesel and three TFSI gasoline units in
the new engine lineup include forced induction and direct fuel injection. The
new 1.8 TFSI features a number of groundbreaking innovations. Fuel consumption
has been reduced by 11 percent on average. The start-stop system and the
recuperation system come standard with all engine-transmission configurations.
Each engine is matched with the ideal drivetrain - six-speed manual,
multitronic, seven-speed S tronic, front-wheel drive or quattro drive. When
combined with S tronic, the quattro drivetrain uses the crown-gear center
differential and torque vectoring; the sport differential is the perfect
complement. The chassis has been more finely tuned, with the optional Audi drive
select system and dynamic steering making the A5 even more fun to drive. The
electromechanical power steering is new to the A5 family.
The new A5 is a
highly intelligent car. Its driver assistance systems have undergone intensive
further development. The range of infotainment options now includes the
Bluetooth online car phone, which delivers a number of special services and
connects the A5 to the Internet.
Exterior Design and Body
Ever since their debut, the models of the A5 family - the Sportback, Coupe and
Cabriolet - have impressed with their elegance. The flowing silhouettes, the
sharp lines and the muscular surfaces make strong statements. The product
improvement adds sharp new accents to the design.
The upper corners of
the single-frame grille in high-gloss black are beveled. The grille's lateral
bars and the Audi rings appear to be sculpted. The new bumper features
pronounced air inlets with massive struts, revamped grilles and flat fog lights.
Sharply chiseled edges give the engine hood a three-dimensional look; the entire
front end appears even flatter and wider.
The headlights have also been
updated. Their lower edge forms a wave; their interior has been restructured.
With the optional xenon plus headlights, the LED daytime running lights form a
narrow, homogenous clasp framing the headlight. Audi also offers the adaptive
light system with dynamic cornering light and turning light. The rear lights
have also been redesigned and are optionally available with continuous LED light
strips. The bumper includes a number of additional details.
improvement has added a millimeter (0.04 in) to each of the exterior dimensions.
The A5 Sportback is 4.71 meters (15.45 ft) long; the Coupe and the Cabriolet
4.63 meters (15.19 ft). The range of colors has been reshuffled and now
comprises 16 colors. The fully automatic acoustic top of the A5 Cabriolet is
available in four colors. The S line exterior package is available for those who
appreciate an even more dynamic look.
The vehicle bodies impress with
high rigidity, outstanding crash safety, high vibrational comfort and low
weight. The front fenders are made of aluminum for improved axial load
distribution. Aerodynamic fine-tuning measures include a lined underbody.
Audi A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro: Review (2/2)
|Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
||181 cu in (2967 cc)
||245 hp @ 4000 rpm
||369 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
||All Wheel Drive
||6 Speed Manual
||7 Speed Double-Clutch Automatic
|Brakes & Tires
|Brakes Front - Rear
||Ventilated Discs - Solid Discs
|Tire Size Front - Rear
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight
|NEDC Fuel Consumption - Combined
||5.7 l/100 km
|Origin & Price
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)