The Audi designers combined dramatic shapes and athletically taut surfaces in the design of the new A5 Coupé*. The two-door coupé clearly exhibits sporty, perfectly balanced proportions. The stretched wheelbase, the short overhangs and the long, encompassing engine hood with power dome underscore the dynamics of the model.
The sharply drawn, wave-like shoulder line gives the Audi A5 Coupé* a unique expression of dramatic elegance. The characteristic wave was already the defining design element that characterized the previous model. It is now even more precisely formed and captivates with its three dimensionality allowing for an exciting play between light and shadow. The sweeping line with the pronounced bulges over the wheel arches underscore the quattro DNA. At the transition from the front wheel arch to the doors, a three-dimensional chrome trim element underscores the sporty ambitions of the new Audi A5 Coupé. The exterior mirrors are sportily mounted on the top shoulders of the doors. From the A-pillar, which has been shifted far to the rear, the roof extends over the athletic body as a flat, flowing dome. The side windows are framed by a matt, aluminum silver trim strip. From the forward-inclined C-pillar, it becomes steadily wider and runs in a curve.
Sporty coupé front end
The pronounced sportiness of the front end is another identifying feature of the new Audi A5 Coupé*. The three-dimensionally designed Singleframe grille is significantly flatter and wider than in the previous model. Depending on the equipment level and trim line, the radiator grille is either a subtle matt black, a light and sporty matt twilight gray with matt aluminum silver horizontal slats in the trim line A5 sport, or an elegantly dark titanium black with chrome horizontal slats in the trim line A5 design. The side air intakes have bold edges, and with the optional S line exterior package honeycomb grilles and sporty, horizontal trim strip in matt aluminum silver extending across the entire width of the automobile.
The finely contoured headlights in the new Audi A5 Coupé* harmonize perfectly with the horizontal lines of the front end. They are positioned slightly above the top edge of the Singleframe grille, which is drawn down quite far – a surprising design detail and a first in the A5 model line.
The optional LED headlights and Audi Matrix LED headlights have all lighting functions in LED technology. The new light signature of the Audi Matrix LED headlights has a characteristic and focused four-eyed face, with the low and high beam giving the impression of a double eye. For the standard xenon headlights, the daytime running lights are located on the upper edge of the housing and also serve as the turn signal.
18 LEDs shine through two lenses to produce the high beam of the Matrix LED headlights. Provided with information from the camera on the interior mirror, the LED control unit switches them on and off individually or dims them in 64 steps as necessary. This enables the Matrix LED headlights to produce several million light distribution variants. They always light the road with the optimal distribution of a light similar to daylight, but without blinding other road users with glare. To prevent the driver from being blinded by glare from highly reflective traffic signs, these are specifically illuminated with reduced power.
The cornering light of the Matrix LED headlights is produced by shifting the focal point of the light. Thanks to predictive route data provided by the optional MMI navigation plus, it is activated before the steering wheel is turned. The dynamic turn signals, which are produced by a row of sequentially activated light-emitting diodes, run from the inside out in the direction the driver is turning to send clear and intuitively understood signals to the surroundings.
The short rear end of the new Audi A5 Coupé* features clearly horizontal lines. The luggage compartment lid ends in a distinctive spoiler lip. Separate reflectors in the lower section of the rear apron, which is painted in the body color, emphasize the width of the two-door coupé.
Depending on the engine, the exhaust system is either a single or dual-branch system. It terminates either in a twin exhaust tailpipe on the left (TDI) or two separate tailpipes (TFSI), which with the trim lines sport chrome tips.
The slim, three-dimensional rear lights are implemented in LED technology as a standard feature. Their sculpted geometry is underscored by the LED light signature. The outer vertical edge emphasizes the full width of the rear end. The delicate brake light sits below the luminaries, and the dynamic turn signal (LED headlights and above) from a strip in the upper section. The third brake light, which uses light guide technology, is a very delicate element at the upper edge of the rear window spanning its entire width.
Greater freedom of choice: the new lines
With the model changeover Audi is introducing modular equipment lines for the new A5 Coupé*. These give customers greater freedom of choice and also include exterior details. Besides the base model, there are also the sport and design lines. The S line sport package and the Audi design selection appearance packages are aimed at upgrading the interior, in particular.
And the new A5 Coupé is also available with the S line exterior package for a custom, particularly dynamic appearance. It can be combined with any of the trim lines and styling packages, and includes such bold, sporty accents as:
- the twilight gray radiator grille with matt aluminum silver slats
- sporty, boldly styled front and rear bumpers
- matt titanium black air inlet grilles in honeycomb look
- a sporty, horizontal trim strip in matt aluminum silver that spans entire width of the front end and connects the air inlets with one another
- sill trims painted in body color with black textured side sill strips
- the matt twilight gray diffuser with integrated, black textured honeycomb grille
- The illuminated door sill trims bear an S rhombus symbol and the chrome trim element above the front fenders has an S line logo.
Color palette and dimensions
A choice of 15 paint finishes is available for the new Audi A5 Coupé*. The solid paint finishes are brilliant black and ibis white; the metallic finishes are Argus brown, cuvée silver, Daytona gray (S line sport package and S line exterior package), floret silver, glacier white, Gotland green, Manhattan gray, matador red, moonlight blue, monsoon gray, mythos black, scuba blue and tango red.
The new Audi A5 Coupé has gained 47 millimeters (1.9 in) in length and now measures 4,673 millimeters (15.3 ft). Width is 1,846 millimeters (minus 8 mm) (6.1 ft / minus 0.3 in) and the height 1,371 millimeters (minus 1 mm) (4.5 ft / minus 0.04 in) – that is the sportiest ratio in the premium segment. The wheelbase measures 2,764 millimeters (9.1 ft), an increase of 13 millimeters (0.5 in).
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.