Audi is refreshing the A5 model series. The Sportback, the Coupé, the Cabriolet and the S5 models now feature cutting-edge technologies which make them even more efficient, sporty and powerful – regarding the engines, the chassis and infotainment alike.
The sporty, refined coupe gets a range of diesel and gasoline engines in Europe, but here in the U.S., it comes with just a single engine available across three trim lines: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige.
The base engine for all body styles is the redesigned 4-cylinder 1.8-liter TFSI petrol, which produces 170HP and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque.
The 2012 model year A5 gets a more advanced Quattro all-wheel drive system using a crown gear center differential, which first made its debut on the RS5. It also has torque vectoring for more effective torque distribution.
Inside the A5 also gets a fresh look for 2012, with a new steering wheel (plus an optional flat-bottomed unit), new steering wheel stalks, updated design elements, new shifting lever for automatic cars and even a new ignition key.