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Audi A5

Audi A5

  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.


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.

The Audi A5 is proving to a favorite for high end European tuners, with its compact shape and bold new lines, the A5 is a refreshingly sporty new car from the German luxury automaker. There has even been speculation about the rebirth of a Sport Quattro model based on the popular two door fast back.

Caractere is a tuning house based in Belgium; they have chosen the A5 convertible as the latest vehicle to receive one of their signature makeovers. The front bumper has been replaced by a more aggressive unit with larger air intakes. The A5 also features a redesigned grill that comes complete with a special Audi/S5/Caractere emblem. Out back the stylists have added a new rear apron that is available with cutouts to match the tips from the Caractere high performance exhaust, or that simply adapt to the stock tailpipe. A small spoiler has been added to the deck lid, sending air straight up and rear end straight down into the pavement. Not only does this piece work well, but its subtle, non-intrusive design adds a lot to the vehicles new aggressive lines. No creation from Caractere would be complete without a set of their signature 10 spoke rims, the tuners from Belgium are offering them in both 19 and 20 inch diameters for the A5.

This Audi A5 convertible by Caractere combines the classic shape that came from the factory with a few muscular add-ons that transform the exterior of the two door vehicle from being a cute little convertible, into a fire-breathing, exhaust spitting high performance machine. Well, at least now it looks that way.

Source: Caractere

The German aftermarket modification company, Senner Tuning, has just released a new tuning package for the Audi A5 called Black and White, focusing on the car’s aerodynamics and weight. Carbon fiber is the material of choice for upgrading the Audi sport back. The lightweight wavy stuff can be found in the front and rear spoilers matching the side-mirror housings. The custom stainless steel quad tipped exhaust fits nicely underneath a rear bumper made entirely from the extremely resilient once cured composite material. The taillights were exchanged for a pair of LED units; we can excuse the lack of weight savings for the upgrade in style; all this can be yours starting at €3,377 ($4,729).

The interior of your Audi can be given a similar Black and White treatment for only €1,690 ($2,366) more. The extra Euros will buy you a silver-lined carbon fiber center console as well as front and rear door panels. For an additional €4,600 ($6,400) your A5 will roll on 20 inch ASA GT1 alloys finished in either Shiny Silver or Matte Black and ride on a set of Bilstein fully adjustable coilovers. Senner Tuning has managed to get the 3.0 Liter TDI power plant to make 300 HP and 442.5 lb-ft of torque while limiting the A5’s top speed to 173 MPH.


During Audi’s annual shareholders meeting in Germany, Chairman of the Board, Rupert Stadler, announced that the next generations of Audi A8 and A5 Sportback models will make their world debuts sometime this calendar year.

When talking about the Audi A5 Sportback , Stadler said it will be “a revolutionary vehicle concept offering the ideal blend of functionality and aesthetics.” He also commented that the next generation Audi A8 will be “a sensation,” and that it “will be the sportiest luxury sedan in its class.”

The vehicle’s official motor show debut will come in late November. Next to these 2 models, the German automaker will also add: the compact A1 in 2010, the Q3 CUV in 2011 and a hybrid version for the popular Q5 SUV.

Press release after the jump.

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Audi A5 by Avus Performance

Avus Performance has returned with a flat black Audi A5 simply called the A5 Coupe Matte Black. Not only has the TDI power plant been massaged to pump out a few more ponies, but the tuner’s main focus was on improving the vehicle’s handling characteristics as well as adding a bit more style to the Audi’s simplistic and sleek exterior.

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Audi A5 Sportback spy shot

What’s not quite an Audi A5 and not quite an A4 Avant ? Well it’s the long (or never) awaited A5 Sportback . This spy shot of a camo-free car confirms its place in the Audi lineup. The future car is basically a hatchback built on the A4/A5 platform, but Audi believes its curvy enough to be lumped in with the A5’s coupe family.

The Sportback will likely come with the 265 hp 3.2-liter V6 from the standard A5, and possibly the 354 hp 4.2-liter V8 from the S5. If the A5 Sportback isn’t Audi’s mystery model of the summer (yeah, we doubt it too,) then it will have its first official showing in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Source: AutoExpress
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PPI presents MAG11 wheels for Audi A5

One of the most flattering compliments that you can give to any tuner is that their vehicle looks so clean; it looks like it came that way from the factory. That is what the guys at PPI Design were after when they designed the MAG11 wheel. They carefully studied theAudi A5 and came up with this beautiful forged aluminum 11 spoke wheel that looks OEM. The construction allows for the 19 inch wheel to weigh in at only 21.7 lbs. (9.85 kg) and able to withstand the forces associated with driving at almost 250 MPH (400 km/h).


After revealing the A5 Convertible back in December of last year, Audi came today with new details and a video presenting the car in action. In Europe prices will start from €37,300 (or $46,900 at the direct current rates).

The A5/S5 Cabriolet is being launched with three turbocharged gasoline engines, with power outputs ranging from 211 hp to 354 hp (the top two engines are pulled directly from the A5 and S5.) There will also be two diesel engines that will not make it to the U.S.


Audi is about to unveil a Sportback version of its A5 Coupe (meaning an A5 with four-doors and a bigger trunk/hatchback). So while there’s still time for speculation, here’s a new rendering of the future car set to be on sale in the second half of the year.

Based on the A5 coupe, the Sportback version will feature the same front-end, but there will be a high waistline and low, sloping roof. The international engine lineup should remain unchanged from the standard A5/S5: FSI and TDI engines with rated power ranging from 170 to 354 bhp. Porsche may also lend a hand for a 450 hp RS version of this possible wagon .


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