The new Audi A5 Coupé* is really fit; despite the greater dimensions, the model weighs up to 60 kilograms (132.3 lb) less than the previous model. The entry-level TFSI, the 2.0 liter TFSI, has a curb weight of just 1,390 kilograms (3,064.4 lb).
The body of the new Audi A5 Coupé is among the lightest in the segment. Thanks to geometrical lightweight construction and an intelligent mix of materials, it weighs 15 kilograms (33.1 lb) less than the body of the previous model. For example, the module cross-member under the instrument panel is made of aluminum extruded sections and aluminum sheets, while the front cross-member is an extruded section.
The front suspension strut domes are highly integrated aluminum castings. Compared with components made of sheet steel, which are welded together from multiple individual parts, they reduce weight by a total of eight kilograms (17.6 lb). This construction allows a very stiff connection between the upper links and the body for excellent steering response – optimal conditions for handling.
In the new Audi A5 Coupé, hot-shaped components form the high-strength, crash-proof backbone of the occupant cell. They strengthen the transition from the front end to the interior, the front zone of the roof frame, the B-pillars, the side sills and parts of the floor. Hot-shaped components constitute 17 percent of the body structure.
Peace and quiet on board: top acoustic marks
With its excellent torsional rigidity, the body lays the foundation for highly precise handling and a quiet interior. The new Audi A5 Coupé* surpasses its competitors in this respect. Switchable engine mounts ensure exemplary comfort at idle. The sealing concept for the doors is complex, and an acoustic windshield is standard. Audi offers tinted privacy glass for the rear doors as an option.
The low drag coefficient contributes to efficiency. Particularly at high speeds, the sophisticated aerodynamics pay off in the form of low fuel consumption. And with a drag coefficient of 0.25, the new A5 Coupé leads the competition.
The new Audi A5 Coupé also scores top marks for passive safety. In the interior, the adaptive occupant restraint system for the front seats offers outstanding protection. It adjusts the effect of the front airbags and the seat-belt force limiters to the seating position of the driver and front passenger as well as to the type of frontal collision.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.