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2012 Audi A5 news, pictures, and information
The 2012 MY Audi A5 Coupe and CabrioletThe 2012 MY Audi A5, in Coupe or Cabriolet form, has received several enhancements that are sure to strengthen the appeal of this stunning performance vehicle. Performance is key for the Audi A5 lineup. The A5 is equipped wîth the award-winning Audi 2.0L TFSI® engine, a fuel-sipping, yet torque laden powerplant that generates 211 hp at 4,300 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm. The Coupe offers the choice of a precise six-speed manual transmission or an available Tiptronic® eight-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The Cabriolet model comes standard wîth an Audi FrontTrak® front-wheel drive,
multitronic® continuously variable transmission, wîth a Tiptronic eight-speed available on quattro® models. Audi drive select wîth electronically adjusts suspension dampening while a sport suspension calibration features stiffer springs, dampening tuning and a 20mm lower height.
The A5 is distinctively Audi, evident prominently in the Singleframe® grille. It presents a low and muscular stance, wîth an extended roofline and sharply carved contours that compel the eye to take in its sleek shape. The unmistakable LED daytime running lights for which Audi is known add to the character of the Audi A5. It embodies all of the styling elements of a sport coupe, executed in Audi design language. The Cabriolet presents a complete design wîth beautiful side profile lines that blend wîth the soft top to maintain its coupe DNA. Lower the roof (at speeds up to 30 mph), and the vehicle conveys a sense of speed and freedom wîth four seats.
The interior of the Audi A5 does not disappoint, wîth an ergonomic interior designed around passenger comfort. The Audi A5 features high-quality leathers, including available leather / Alcantara® seating surfaces. Aluminum or available wood inlays add the Audi touch of elegance.
Available driver convenience technologies, such as Audi MMI® Navigation plus, Audi
MMI Radio plus, and Audi music interface, add pure enjoyment to the driving experience. Entertainment is provided by an Audi six-channel stereo system wîth ten
speakers, or an available Bang & Olufsen® 505-watt, 14 speaker sound system (twelve
speakers in the Cabriolet). A complimentary three-month SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio trial subscription also is included. Safety is paramount wîth Audi, and the Audi A5 features numerous technologies designed to help keep vehicle occupants safer. Electronic stability control provides the confidence of solid tracking down the road, and a full complement of airbags helps protect in the event of a collision.
|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 211 hp
Torque: 258 ft-lbs
8-speed Automatic, 6-speed Manual, 8-speed CVT
• Wheel replacement: 18-inch 15-spoke alloy now standard on A5 Cabriolet, while the
18-inch ten-spoke-V-design wheel is standard throughout A5 coupe models
• S line® plus package option on Audi A5 coupe Prestige bundles S line trim wîth the
exterior elements of the former Titanium Package to create a stunning silhouette
• No changes
• Optional Convenience Package on the Audi A5 Premium bundles Bluetooth®,
HomeLink®, and Audi music interface w/ iPod® cable
• Cinnamon Brown Milano leather now is available on A5 Premium models
• Audi A5 Premium Plus models now include driver memory wîth auto-dimming
• Advanced key is a stand-alone option on A5 Premium Plus
• Audi adaptive front lighting and side assist lane change assistant now are part of the Audi A5 Prestige models
• Navigation available as stand-alone option
- 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder turbocharged engine generating 211 hp at 4,300 rpm
and 258 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm
- Transmission options include a six-speed Tiptronic, six-speed manual, or sixspeed
multitronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
- quattro permanent all-wheel drive (with Tiptronic and manual transmission -
FrontTrak wîth multitronic CVT)
- Fuel economy (EPA estimates expressed in mpg):
o Audi A5 2.0T quattro Coupe (manual): 21 city / 31 hwy / 25 combined
o Audi A5 2.0T quattro Coupe (Tiptronic): 21 city / 29 hwy / 24 combined
o Audi A5 2.0T front-drive Cabriolet (multitronic): 22 city / 30 hwy / 25 combined
o Audi A5 2.0T quattro Cabriolet (Tiptronic): 21 city / 29 hwy / 24 combined
- Signature Audi Singleframe grille
- Available S line exterior featuring unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts,
fender badging and door sills
- Heated windshield washer nozzles
- Heated body color exterior mirrors wîth LED turn signal repeaters
- Aluminum roof rails, available black roof rails
- Heated windshield washer nozzles
- Three-spoke Sport multifunction §teering wheel wîth available shift paddles
- Red ambient LED lighting in headliner for front console illumination
- Aluminum or available wood inlays on door panel interior beltline, center console
and passenger side dashboard
- Available S line -badged aluminum door sills
- Leather seating surfaces, available leather / Alcantara seating surfaces or full
Milano leather seating surfaces
- Available sport front seats wîth thigh support
- Available adaptive cruise control
- Available Audi MMI Navigation plus wîth latest-generation Audi MMI technology
- Audi MMI Radio plus system standard for control of infotainment, climate, car set
- Audi music interface for iPod integration
- Audi six-channel, ten-speaker extended sound system wîth in dash CD player
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with complimentary three-month subscription)
- Available Bang & Olufsen Sound System
- SD card slot wîth 32 GB capacity
- Available voice control system
- Audi side assist to help detect objects approaching alongside
- Front-end crumple zone carefully constructed to help absorb energy from frontal
impact; engine and front axle divert energy to fortified floor and tunnel structure
- Front, side and Sideguard® head curtain airbags.
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC).Source - Audi
2012 MY Audi S5 Coupe and CabrioletHERNDON, Va., September 1, 2011 — The 2012 Audi S5 Coupe and Cabriolet have
attracted many new customers to the Audi brand through their iconic design and
dynamic character. The S5 balances performance wîth progressive luxury mirroring the lifestyle of its customers and admirers.
The S5 Cabriolet is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 TFSI® direct injection engine wîth the Audi valvelift system that delivers 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque to the quattro® permanent allwheel drive configuration. Shifting is handled by a seven-speed dual clutch S tronic® transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The Coupe offers a 4.2 liter FSI® V8 engine, also wîth the Audi valvelift system, which can be mated to either a manual or available Tiptronic® transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Both work in concert to deliver a significant competitive advantage – more power combined wîth greater efficiency. Additionally, both have an aluminum block and aluminum head benefiting efficiency and handling performance through lighter weight.
The S5 boasts a remarkable combination of performance and handling. Audi designers
have ensured noticeable differentiation for the S5 while remaining understated. With unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts, fender badging and door sills, plus anodized aluminum windshield frame, the S5 is unmistakable design wîth very strong performance characteristics.
The interior boasts shift paddles mounted on the three-spoke §teering wheel, red
ambient LED lighting, aluminum door sill inlays wîth the distinctive S5 emblems, and, in the Cabriolet, a comprehensive storage concept for stowing the fold-away roof that maximizes trunk space. Fine Milano leather seating surfaces and trim provide an inviting warmth to the interior, which also features availability of the best in Audi entertainment and driver-assistance technology such as Audi MMI® Navigation plus featuring a seveninch display screen or Audi MMI Radio plus.
Beauty, power and efficiency –the new Audi A5Audi is refreshing the A5 model series. Advanced technologies are being added to the Sportback, Coupé, Cabriolet and S5 models in the areas of the engine, quattro drive and infotainment for even more efficiency, sportiness and intelligence. The updated design visually underscores the technical expertise involved in these versions.
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 wîth homogenous LED daytime running lights. New colors and materials accentuate the interior, and many details of the operating concept have been fine-tuned.
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 wîth all engine-transmission configurations.
Each engine is matched wîth the ideal drivetrain – six-speed manual, multitronic, seven-speed S tronic, front-wheel drive or quattro drive. When combined wîth 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, wîth the optional Audi drive select system and dynamic §teering making the A5 even more fun to drive. The electromechanical power §teering 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.
The Audi A5 –
A winner is now even more attractive A successful family is now even more attractive: Audi is refreshing the A5 model series. New solutions for the engines, quattro drive and infotainment are being added to the Sportback, Coupé, Cabriolet and S5 models, making them even more sporty and efficient. The design is now even more dynamic.
Exterior design and body
Ever since their debut, the models of the A5 family – the Sportback, Coupé and Cabriolet – have impressed wîth 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 wîth 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 wîth dynamic cornering light and turning light. The rear lights have also been redesigned and are optionally available wîth continuous LED light strips. The bumper includes a number of additional details.
The product 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 Coupé 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 wîth 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.
A harmonious balance of proportions and surfaces, fine materials and top-quality fit and finish: The interior of the A5 models reflects the Audi brand culture. It is now more elegant than ever – wîth new §teering wheels, including an option for a flattened ring, new §teering column stalks and wîth narrow chrome clasps framing the control elements.
A button is used to directly adjust the optional seat heating and seat ventilation in three stages. Also updated were the ignition key, the selector lever for the automatic transmission, the button for the optional Audi drive select system and the controls of the high-efficiency air conditioning and multifunction §teering wheel. All displays are now illuminated in white.
New paint covers the bezels on the instrument cluster and the center console, and there is also a new selection of upholstery and inlays. The latter are available in Aluminium Trigon or in walnut or natural fine grain ash. Almost all of the interior colors are new. Fine Nappa leather replaces Valcona in the Sportback, and the armrests can also be covered in leather, if desired. The A5 Sportback is also now optionally available as a five-seater.
Another attractive option is the S line sport package. It drapes the interior in black and accentuates it wîth elegant applications. A sport suspension lowers the vehicle body by 10 millimeters (0.39 in), and 18-inch wheels round out the package. Buyers lòòking for that special something will find many more customization options in the Audi exclusive range, including the stylish Audi exclusive line wîth two-tone seat coverings.
The A5 family sets new standards for sportiness and efficiency. All engines feature forced induction and direct injection for tremendous pulling power. Even the entry-level engine produces 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque. The start-stop system and the recuperation system are standard wîth all engines – no other manufacturer takes such a rigorous approach. The lineup comprises three gasoline engines and four TDI units. CO2 emissions have been reduced by as much as 22 percent.
The completely redesigned 1.8 TFSI showcases the full extent of Audi's expertise. Groundbreaking innovations can be found in the control of the valves and their lift, the thermal management concept, the injection system, the turbocharger and the integration of the exhaust manifold. In the A5 Coupé, the high-end four-cylinder unit consumes on average just 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (41.27 ÚS mpg). This best-in-class value corresponds to 134 grams CO2 per km (215.65 g/mile) and is 21 percent lower than before. With 125 kW (170 hp), the 1.8 TFSI accelerates the A5 powerfully.
The output of the 2.0 TFSI remains unchanged at 155 kW (211 hp). New to the Audi A5 lineup is the 3.0 TFSI, a supercharged V6 producing 200 kW (272 hp).
The diesel engines are also impressively efficient, and the four-cylinder units feature modifications in numerous areas. Equipped wîth the 130 kW (177 hp) 2.0 TDI and a manual transmission, the A5 Coupé consumes on average just 4.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (50.05 ÚS mpg) – a CO2 equivalent of 122 g per km (196.34 g/mile) and a milestone in the coupe §egmènt.
Three V6 diesel units round out the lineup on the top end. The 3.0 TDI wîth 150 kW (204 hp) is the most fuel-efficient six-cylinder unit in its class worldwide. In the A5 Coupé wîth multitronic, it consumes on average 4.9 liters (48 ÚS mpg) of fuel and emits just 129 grams CO2 per km (207.61 g/mile). The second variant of the 3.0 TDI produces 180 kW (245 hp). Arriving somewhat later is a particularly low-emissions clean diesel model that will make the A5 the first coupe on the market to meet the Euro 6 diesel standard.
Audi offers the ideal drivetrain for each engine. A manual six-speed transmission and the continuously variable multitronic are available for models wîth front-wheel drive. The quattro models come wîth a manual transmission or the lightning-fast, seven-speed S tronic. All of the transmissions shine wîth their convenience and precision, high efficiency and wide gear spread. The long ratios in the upper gears reduce fuel consumption.
Members of the A5 family equipped wîth quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the S tronic transmission also feature the crown-gear center differential wîth torque vectoring. During normal driving, the mechanical component sends the engine's power primarily to the rear wheels. If necessary, it redistributes the power lightning-fast and smoothly. Úp to 70 percent can flow to the front axle, 85 percent to the rear axle. Torque vectoring uses targeted, minor braking interventions to make the handling even more precise.
Available as an option in all A5 quattro models, the sport differential provides for maximum precision and high traction. It uses two superposition stages engaged via multi-plate clutches to actively distribute the torque between the rear wheels as needed.
The ESP stabilization program wîth electronic limited slip differential is standard in all front-wheel drive versions of the A5. ESP uses minimal braking interventions at the inside front wheel for even more agility during dynamic driving. The large brakes – wîth ventilated front and rear discs in many variants – offer excellent stopping power and are very easy to modulate.
17-inch wheels wîth 225/50 tires are standard. Options include wheels up to 20 inches and 265/30 tires as well as four new wheel designs.
Among the high-end features in the model series is Audi drive select. In the basic configuration, it adjusts the power §teering boost, the accelerator characteristic, the shift points of the automatic transmission and the automatic air conditioning. Úsing a button in the cockpit, the driver can determine whether these components should work in 'comfort,' 'auto,' 'dynamic' or 'efficiency' mode. The latter helps to drive the A5 particularly efficiently. If the car is equipped wîth a navigation system, there is also an 'individual' mode that the driver can largely configure him or herself.
Audi drive select can be combined wîth additional modules, if desired. These are the sport suspension wîth damper control, the sport differential and dynamic §teering, which steplessly varies the §teering ratio by nearly 100 percent as a function of speed.
Another new standard feature in the A5 model series is the electromechanical power §teering. An electric motor generates the right amount of boost for the speed being driven. The electromechanical power §teering features a direct ratio, reacts instantly and provides precise road feedback. It intervenes slightly to support the driver when braking on a surface wîth less grip on one side of the car.
The system reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.3 liters per 100 km and up to 7 g CO2/km (11.27 g/mile) because it consumes no energy at all while driving straight.
The assistance systems in the Audi A5 model series use a variety of technologies to make driving even more controlled. Some of them have been improved wîth new functions. Among the standard features is the new driver information system wîth recommendations to take a break. It uses §teering motions and additional parameters to detect when the driver is getting tired and issues an appropriate warning.
Audi side assist supports the driver when changing lanes by using radar to monitor the space behind the car. Audi active lane assist – a new feature in the A5 – helps the driver to maintain the lane. A camera detects the lane markings and the system makes slight corrections to the electromechanical §teering, if necessary. The adaptive cruise control uses radar technology to maintain a constant interval between the A5 and the vehicle ahead. At speeds below 30 km/h (18.64 mph), it initiates maximum braking in the event of an impending collision.
The infotainment systems in the A5 have been significantly upgraded. Audi equips all models in the A5 lineup wîth a CD radio and eight speakers.
The optional top-of-the-line unit is MMI navigation plus wîth a large hard drive, seven-inch color monitor, 3D graphics and DVD player. Its controls have been improved. The number of hard buttons has been reduced from eight to four and the volume control now features a joystick cap to make it easier to choose songs. Voice control and digital radio reception also received some fine-tuning.
An additional option is the Bluetooth online car phone. Audi connect is the catchword for the attractive services this phone brings to the A5, which include Google POI search, navigation wîth Google Earth images and a WLAN hotspot. The hotspot enables passengers to surf the Internet and send and receive e-mail wîth their mobile devices. Audi traffic information online is an additional service that does a much better job than the familiar TMC standard of providing the driver wîth extremely precise and current information about the traffic load along the selected route. All the driver needs to use these functions is a data-capable SIM card.
Despite the extensive product improvement, Audi is raising prices only slightly. The price increase for the A5 Coupé 2.0 TFSI is only €200, for example. The base model, the Audi A5 Sportback 1.8 TFSI, costs €33,350.
The Audi S5
The top models in the series – the S5 as Sportback, Coupé and Cabriolet – have also been refreshed. All S5 models, including the Coupé, are now equipped wîth the 3.0 TFSI producing 245 kW (333 hp). Compared to the 4.2-liter V8 it replaces in the Coupé, the supercharged V6 consumes on average 20 percent less fuel per 100 kilometers. Average fuel consumption is just 8.1 liters (29.04 ÚS mpg) while performance remains impressive. The S5 Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.9 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
Visual cues to the updated S models include new lights, modified body details and new crystal-effect paint finishes. Subtle changes can also be found in the interior. The most important technical updates for the Audi S5 are quattro drive wîth the crown-gear center differential and electromechanical power §teering. The special S sport suspension and the standard 18-inch wheels deliver the power to the road.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.Source - Audi
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