BMW isn’t the only one that can build a special edition DTM Championship-inspired sports car. After the Bavarians did it last year with the 2013 BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition as a way to celebrate driver Bruno Spengler’s championship season, Audi is doing the same this year for its own star driver Mike Rockenfeller. The model is only available exclusively to the A5 and will come with a choice of three unique colors: Glacier White, Misano Red, and Daytona Gray.
In addition to the color options, the A5 DTM Champion will also receive a host of exclusive features, highlighted by a fixed rear wing that matches the car’s body color, aluminum-look side mirror caps, DTM badges on the door sills, fenders, and side skirts, and a new set of 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The features won’t set the world on fire, but they’re notable enough, specifically those DTM badges, to differentiate the A5 DTM Champion from the standard A5 and not to mention, the more powerful S5 and RS5 models.
Audi will only build 300 models of the A5 DTM Champion and not surprisingly, all 300 models will be sold exclusively in Europe.
Orders for the Audi A5 DTM Champion begins on October 21 with the package costing €1,900, which is about $2,600 based on current exchange rates.
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The current generation Audi A5 first entered dealerships in 2012 and since then, some noticeable upgrades have been given to the company’s resident mid-level sports coupe. Some of the more important additions include the availability of the Premium Plus packages as a standalone option with the S-Line exterior package now being offered for all the A5 Prestige models.
Everything else about the 2014 A5 will remain unchanged on the model, including the new front fascia, bumper and headlamp design revealed on the 2013 model year.
Powertrain options are also going to be the same, which is to say that you can expect the same four engine offerings: a 2.0 TDI quattro with 177 horsepower; a 3.0 TDI quattro with 245 horsepower, a 2.0 TFSI quattro with 225 horsepower; and a 3.0 TFSI quattro with 272 horsepower.
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Audi is celebrating the success of Mike Rockenfeller with the special edition “A5 DTM Champion” model. Production of the model is limited to 300 units and will not only excite fans of “Rocky”. With victory in Zandvoort, the Audi works driver won the 2013 DTM season with races to spare, thus securing his first ever title in the popular touring car series.
Attractive extras emphasize the individuality of the special edition model: DTM badges on the door sill trims, the fenders and the side sills add further styling touches. Other special features are the fixed rear wing in body color and exterior mirrors in aluminum look. 20-inch cast aluminum wheels in 5 V-spoke design round out the equipment list.
This special package is priced at 1,900 euros.
The special edition A5 DTM Champion model can be ordered from October 21 and is available in the colors Misano red, Daytona gray and Glacier white. There is a choice of four engines: 2.0 TDI quattro with 130 kW (177 hp), 3.0 TDI quattro with 180 kW (245 hp), 2.0 TFSI quattro with 165 kW (225 hp) and 3.0 TFSI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp).