2017 Audi A5 range has the S5 Sportback with a 3.0-litre TFSI engine making 354 horsepower and 500 Nm torque;
0-100 in just 4.7 seconds
Audi has introduced a whole new generation of the Audi A5 range for the Indian market today. The new family will consist of three models and they have already been showcased to the media. In the international level, the second generation A5 range gave birth to several body types and they are a Coupe, Cabriolet, Sportback, Sportback g-tron, S5 Coupe, S5 Cabriolet and the RS5 Coupe.
The Ingolstadt-based manufacturer has only brought the A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sportback and S5 Sportback to the domestic market. The A5 Sportback comes available at Rs. 54.02 lakh, while the A5 Cabriolet is priced at Rs. 67.51 lakh. The top-of-the-line S5 Sportback has been priced at Rs. 70.60 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).
With a tagline #A5BratPack for the range, the base engine will be the 2.0-litre diesel making 190 horsepower between 3,800 rpm and 4,200 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque delivered from 1,750-3,000 rpm. The Sportback as well as the Cabriolet siblings get connected to a dual-clutch seven-speed S Tronic automatic unit.
It sends power to only the front wheels on the Sportback as the zero to 100 kmph is claimed at 7.9 seconds. The same transmission will use Audi’s permanent all-wheel-drive system in the A5 Cabriolet as the 0-100 kmph is a tenth quicker resultantly.
The range-topping S5 Sportback, on the other hand, comes strapped to a 3.0-litre TFSI mill which is good enough to generate a maximum power output of 354 hp at 5,400-6,400 rpm and 500 Nm of peak torque delivered between 1,370 rpm and 4,500 rpm.
It is linked to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission that sends power to all the wheels. The S5 Sportback is claimed to accelerate from standstill to 100 kmph in just 4.7 seconds before topping out 250 kmph. All three models bring a sharper and sporty design language to Audi’s domestic fleet.
The important features made available are large sunroof, spacious interior, LCD instrument cluster display and large infotainment system, controlled by Audi’s MMI or multimedia interface, allowing for satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay.