Audi has revealed a host of mid-life changes to its entire Audi A5 model line-up. They include refreshed styling, new engines and chassis tweaks aimed at bolstering the coupé, cabriolet and Sportback models’ visual appeal, fuel economy and dynamic ability.
All of the engines in the A5’s new range — three petrol and four diesel — feature direct injection and forced induction, as well as stop-start and an energy recuperation system as standard. CO2 emissions are down by as much as 22 per cent in some models, and fuel consumption has fallen by 11 per cent on average.
The entry-level model for all A5s is now the four-cylinder petrol 1.8 TFSI. This engine has been substantially revised and now produces 168bhp (up from 158bhp). In coupé guise, economy is improved to 49.6mpg (from 39.8mpg) and CO2 emissions fall to 134g/km (from 164g/km).
The 2.0 TFSI’s power output remains unchanged at 211bhp. A 268bhp supercharged 3.0 TFSI V6 is new to the line-up.
The 175bhp 2.0 TDI is the entry-level diesel. It returns a remarkable 60.1mpg and emits 122g/km of CO2 when mated to a six-speed manual gearbox in the A5 coupé.