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.

Audi revealed a new image gallery of the 2010 A5 Cabriolet . The A5 convertible will go on sale in North America in the fall 2009, as 2010 model.

The three engines available are a 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder making about 200 horsepower (a carryover from the A4 Cabriolet, the first four-cylinder in the A5 line), a 3.2-liter V6 already in use in both the A4 and A5 making 255 horsepower, and a 3.0-liter turbo V6 (a replacement for the 340 hp 4.2-liter V8 engine used in the current S5).

Now that Audi has an official coupe based on the A4 , it is only sensible that that car takes over the convertible duties as well. For 2009, Audi’s smallest drop tops in North America are now know as the A5/S5 Convertible.

Audi A5/S5 Convertible

The A5/S5 Cabriolet is being launched with three turbocharged gasoline engines, with power outputs ranging from 211 hp to 354 hp. There will also be two diesel engines that will not make it to the U.S. All five powerplants are fueled via direct injection; four of them use turbocharging. All cars will have some version that will feature the six-speed Tiptronic manumatic transmission. The continuously variable multitronic transaxle as well as a regular manual transmission are also available with certain engines and trims.

Expect these cars to show up in Audi showrooms across America by the fall of 2009 as 2010 models. But rememberer to look closely, as the picture below shows there’s not much difference between an A4 and an A5 .

Audi A5 Sportback spy shot

Press release after the jump.

Speak of the devil... Yesterday we took a look at Porsche’s plans to sweeten a future Audi known as the A5 Sportback (an A5 with four-doors and a bigger trunk), and today AutoExpress seems to confirm the car’s existence with this spy shot. If all goes well, this A4-hatchback-in-denial will hit the streets the second half of 2009.

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 engine line-up should remain unchanged: FSI and TDI engines with rated power ranging from 170 to 265 bhp.

While it is a little easier to understand why a four-door hatchback would want to exploit the slightly sportier name of the A5, statements noting that the A5 Sportback will keep the A5 coupe’s distinctive front-end styling is a little bit of a stretch. It’s kinda tough to tell the difference between the A4 and the A5 in the picture below.

Audi A5 Sportback spy shot
Source: AutoExpress
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Caractere, the famous Belgian tuner, unveiled today its new body styling equipment for the new Audi A5 and S5 . The new kit consists in a front bumper especially designed for the vehicles with original fog lights, a new front grill and a rear spoiler and integrated rear air diffuser,

Audi A5/S5 by Caractere

with or without exhaust tips on the left and on the right side, a new boot spoiler but also a new set of 19 or 20” alloy wheels having the well-known Caractere design. No words about the price yet!

Also check, Audi A4 Avant by Caractere !

Source: fourtitude

The October issue of the Car Magazine will feature a very interesting article of the 2010 Audi RS5, a model that will be a serious competitor to the BMW M3.

The RS5 will be powered by the same twin-turbo V10 engine from the RS6 with output around 580 hp.

The engine will be mated to Audi’s latest 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission (a.k.a. DSG). The new RS cars will also benefit from Audi Drive Select (ADS) - controlling suspension, steering weight and ratio, throttle mapping, and shift points on S-tronic models.

Source: Car Magazine
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White Speed represents the ultimate tuning programme for the Audi A5 3.0 TDI from Senner Tuning. The new kit for the car contains carbon fiber elements like the front lip spoiler, side mirrors and the rear air diffuser. The carbon elements are found also at the interior in the central console and the door panels.

Audi A5 White Speed by Senner Tuning

On the technical part, the tuner upgraded the 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel engine up to 300 hp obtaining a torque of 610 Nm and a top speed of 280 km/h. In order o maintain the stability of the vehicle, the tuning company installed a new suspension system which lower the car up to 40 mm.

More images in the picture gallery!

A newly developed Turbo FSI petrol engine available from this week for the Audi A5 provides the sought-after coupe with yet another choice blend of pace and pence-per-mile efficiency. The new 211PS A5 2.0 TFSI can be ordered in either front-wheel-drive or quattro permanent all-wheel-drive forms for £28,760 OTR or £30,285 OTR, and will reach its first UK customers in August.

The new high-tech 2.0-litre unit is derived from the already much praised 1.8 TFSI engine introduced recently in A3, A4 and A5 models, but takes its efficiency a step further still through the use of new Audi valvelift technology. By employing sliding cam units mounted on the intake camshaft that allow for more variation in the degree of valve lift, the engine is able to ‘breathe’ even more effectively, switching to a higher cam profile when strong acceleration is required, or a lower profile that requires less fuel and air compression when throttle usage is more relaxed.

AutoExpress revealed the first exclusive first pictures of the 2009 A5 Convertible testing in the hills of Switzerland. The car will make its world debut this autumn at the Paris Motor Show.

Audi will keep the same engine range as for the coupe version , meaning: a base 1.8-litre 170bhp four-cylinder petrol engine, followed by a 3.2-litre V6 producing 265bhp. Diesel-lovers can choose between a 2.7-litre with 190bhp and a 3.0-litre V6 TDI with 240bhp.

Regarding the design, the convertible version is identical with the coupe version and also feature a choice of a canvas roof over the retractable hard-top.

Source: AutoExpress
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Today, B&b, the German tuner specialised in Audi vehicles which also customized the TT Coupe , unveiled its customization programme for the well-known Audi A5 . The tuning kit for the A5 consists in a re-designed front bumper, rear spoiler and rear air diffuser featuring integrated exhaust system as well as the new 20” alloy wheels.

Audi A5 by B&B

Regarding the engine the German tuner offers to levels of performance for the 3.0 TDI version: the first level offers 300 hp and 600 Nm of torque while the second level offers 325 hp and 640 Nm. For the S5 version and its 4.2 V8 engine 5 levels of performace are offered pushing it to a maximum power of 400 hp. The tuner offers also a new exhaust system designed to bring few hp to the engine.
For the tuning fans, also check Audi Q7 by B&B !

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