The tuning firm ABT Sportsline was recently asked by the adult beverage producer Radeberger Pilsner to create a very special Audi A5 Cabrio so that they can give it away in a contest. ABT started by adding their signature body kit and then painting in a few bold gold accents. The drop top A5 is powered by a tuned 2.0 TFSI engine that now delivers 275 HP, up from the standard 180 HP and can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 168 MPH.
The Audi A5 is a full size luxury sport back model that was introduced in 2008 just above the A4 sedan in the German automaker's lineup, aimed at competing head to head with the BMW 3 Series coupe and convertible by replacing the A4 Cabriolet. The A5 comes equipped with everything from a 180 HP 2.0 Liter TFSI motor to a 333 HP supercharged V6. Meanwhile the top of the line S5 features distinct bold bodywork and is powered by a 4.2 Liter FSI V8 making 349 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque. Rumors suggest that Audi is working on a very tantalizing RS5 making over 450 HP.
Audi today announced prices for the 2010 S4 and A5/S5 Convertible models. The S models will go on sale in August, followed by a fall debut for the A5 Convertible. The S4 sedan is priced at $45,900 for the manual version and at $47,300 for the S tronic one. The A5 Cabriolet 2.0T multitronic front-wheel drive is priced at $42,000, the A5 Cabriolet 2.0T Tiptronic quattro at $44,100 and the S5 at $58,250.
The 2010 S4 is powered by a 3.0T V6 FSI direct injection supercharged engine with 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.
All the models will be offered with: 3G MMI (Multi Media Interface) with 3D map graphics and SIRIUS traffic displays the latest evolution of 3D navigation, joystick control for navigation map destination finding, updated graphical clarity, SIRIUS® artist/title preview, and SIRIUS traffic-based navigation. The S4 sedan features voice-based destination input control, and voice inputs such as “I’m hungry,” “I need gas” and “I need coffee”.
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The German automaker Audi has just announced prices for the 2010 A4 and A5 sedan and coupe as well as the Q5 compact crossover. In the appropriate Vorsprung das Tecnik fashion, each of the luxury vehicles have been improved for next year. The A4 and A5 now feature LED tail lights as part of the Premium Plus and Prestige trim packages, the sporty A5 will also receive, for the first time, the same fuel efficient 2.0 Liter TFSI direct-injection four cylinder engine that is offered in the A4. The larger Q5 Prestige will also offer an optional Luxury Package to make customers feel like their money was well spent.
The 2010 Audi A4 will start at $31,450 equipped with the TFSI 2.0 Liter driving the front wheels and goes all the way up to $42,250 for the quattro version when they start to make their way into showrooms. The sporty A5 will start out at $36,000 for a 2.0 TFSI powered quattro Coupe with a manual transmission and will go all the way up to $45,500 for a Tiptronic. The Audi Q5 SUV is not only the heaviest of the bunch, but will also tip the monetary scales the most with a starting rice of $37,350 that climbs to $48,850 depending on how luxurious a packages you prefer.
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After officially unveiling the Audi A5 Sportback , the German automaker also revealed the first video of the new car. The A5 Sportcak will be offered with a choice of three gasoline and three TDI engines, with three more engines to follow by mid-2010. The gasoline lineup includes: the 2.0 Liter TFSI with 180 HP or 211 HP and the 3.2 Liter V6 with 265 HP. The diesel line-up includes: 2.0 TDI produces 170 HP, 190 HP 2.7 Liter TDI and 3.0 TDI pumping out 240 HP.
As elegant as a coupe, as practical as an Avant - this is how it can be described the new Audi A5 Sportback in short words. The car was revealed today when the company is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The car is already on sale, and prices in Germany will begin at 33,650 euros.
When will go on sale the A5 Sportcak will be offered with a choice of three gasoline and three TDI engines, with three more engines to follow by mid-2010. All models are equipped with a recuperation system that recovers energy during braking and deceleration and stores it temporarily in the battery.
The gasoline line-up includes: the 2-liter TFSI with 180 hp or 211 hp and the 3.2-liter V6 with 265 hp. Diesel line-up includes: 2.0 TDI produces 170 hp, 190 hp 2.7-liter TDI and 3.0 TDI 240 hp.
Full details in the press release after the jump.
After seeing the official teaser image of the future mid sized sport sedan from Germany, the first official image of the next Audi A5 Sportback surfaced today on the internet before the vehicle’s official unveiling tomorrow, July 16, during the automaker’s centennial celebration ceremony.
Prices for the German market are as follow: €36,050 for the version powered by the 2.0 Liter TDI engine making 170 HP, €39,300 for the 2.7 Liter TDI engine that delivers 190 HP, €47,950 for the 3.0 Liter TDI version equipped with Quattro all wheel system, €42,150 for the 2.0 TFSI with Quattro and €47,000 for the top of the line 3.2 Liter FSI Quattro sending 265 HP to all four corners of the Sportback.
When it comes to the Audi A5 Coupe there are a lot of tuners from around the world showing a lot of interest in the new sport back. One of them is the German tuner Senner, who has just unveiled a new customization program for the sports coupe.
The new tuning kit will add some extra grunt to the 3.0 Liter TDI alternatively fueled turbo diesel. While the exterior is upgraded with loads of lightweight black stuff. Like a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber mirror housings and a rear spoiler made from carbon fiber. The all new carbon fiber rear apron frames the new quad tipped stainless steel performance exhaust.
Keeping wheel gap to a minimum while improving the A5’s turning ability are a set of Bilstein B16 PSS10 coilovers underneath the signature Senner 21 inch wheels.
After we have seen a first teaser image eof the Audi A5 Sportback that revealed the rear of the car, today is time to see the grille and the headlamps.
The stylish Sportback will be offered with buyers choice of TFSI, FSI and TDI engines. It will go on sale later on this year in September powered by an alternatively fueled 2.0 Liter TDI power plant starting at only €36,050.
The luxury arm of the Volkswagen family, Audi, has already shown us a teaser of the all new sleek shaped Audi A5 Sportback , the future four door coupe has been spotted undisguised during a recent photo session in Southern California.
The upcoming A5 Sportback is scheduled to make its autoshow debut at Frankfurt and will go on sale later this year offering greener options like an alternatively fueled 2.0 Liter TDI power plant starting at only €36,050. Expect the Audi A5 Sportback to hit U.S. shores sometime soon after.
If Mercedes Benz though they were on to something by branding the four door coupe, it looks like Audi is following suit with the fastback styling of their sport back model, if it weren’t for the second set of door handles, it would be hard to tell that this sports model is more than a coupe.
The luxury German automaker Audi has just reveled their first teaser image of the upcoming A5 Sportback that will go on sale later on this year in September powered by an alternatively fueled 2.0 Liter TDI power plant starting at onl only €36,050; not bad for luxurious sport coupe.
According to the manufacturer, the A5 Sportback works both emotionally and elegantly as a two door coupe, while still remaining as comfortable and spacious as a sedan, and as practical as an Avant. With the Sportback, Audi now has 3 models in their A5 lineup; along with the coupe and convertible bodies . The stylish Sportback will be offered with buyers choice of TFSI, FSI and TDI engines; present an option to match every kind of consumer’s taste.