Audi holds the global leadership role in terms of automotive design – and the models in the A5 family impressively demonstrate this status. The two-door Coupé, the Cabriolet and the five-door Sportback dazzle thanks to their well-balanced proportions, long engine hoods, short overhangs and long wheelbases.
The taut yet flowing design of the A5 models broadcasts engineering aesthetics in every detail – in the crisply styled lines and in the athletically sloped surfaces, for instance. The gentle curves which carry the shoulder line above the wheels render the sides dynamic. The roof, or the convertible’s soft top, drapes itself as a smoothly sloping dome spanning the vehicle body.
Many design details are more striking regarding the new and improved A5 models. The front end appears even flatter and broader. Pronounced edges underscore the engine hood’s sculpture-like appearance. The high-gloss black single-frame grille has angled upper corners; its precision-molded transverse bars and the Audi rings are rendered three-dimensionally.
The reinvented bumper integrates large air inlets, which taper inward to a point and are bordered by powerful edges. They have new honeycomb grilles, angular fog lights and flared cross-ribs which are reminiscent of a racing car’s blades. The level air inlet below the single-frame grille has also been newly designed; vertical bars divide it into four sections.
The headlights have also been modified. Their interior has been restructured, the housing resembles a wedge, and their lower edge forms a wave. With respect to the optional xenon plus headlights (standard as of 150 kW/204 hp), the LED daytime running lights – which require remarkably little energy – constitute a narrow and visually homogeneous brace, which very nearly encompasses the lighting unit and the turn signal. Upon request, Audi will supply its adaptive light system with dynamic cornering and static-turning lights.
The rear lights are now a bit more angular. They are paired with xenon plus headlights featuring LED technology for all three models. The rear lights comprise a visually homogeneous curve: the turn signal is a line along the upper edge and the brake light is in between. Modifications have also been made to the Audi rings, the bumper and the diffuser insert. Depending on the engine in question, the exhaust system is single-branch or dual-branch.
Broad array: 15 paint finishes
Audi offers 15 different paint finishes for the new A5. The solid colors are Ibis White, Brilliant Red and Brilliant Black. The metallic and pearl-effect colors are as follows: Ice Silver, metallic; Lava Gray, pearl effect; Phantom Black, pearl effect; Teak Brown, metallic; Glacier White, metallic; Scuba Blue, metallic; Moonlight Blue, metallic; Shiraz Red, metallic; Monsoon Grey, metallic; and Cuvée Silver, metallic. There are two additional options, available exclusively in combination with the S line sport package: Daytona Gray, pearl effect and Misano Red, pearl effect.
The A5 Cabriolet’s three-layer soft top is available in black. And the acoustic roof, which boasts an additional layer of polyurethane foam, is available in gray, red or brown, as well. Both soft tops are very lightweight; they open in just 15 seconds and close in 17 – fully automatically, at the push of a button. And if you are traveling below 50 km/h (31.07 mph), you do not even need to stop! Putting the soft top down reduces cargo capacity only slightly. A wind deflector is fitted as standard.
The A5 Cabriolet rolls off the assembly line with an aluminum-look exterior. The surface of the windshield frame, the anti-glare strip and the window capping strips are made of anodized aluminum. The Coupé and the Sportback, on the other hand, feature the high-gloss package: the window capping strips and the roof frame are aluminum. A classy option for the hard-top models is the Audi exclusive black styling package.
Audi has put together something special for aficionados of a particularly dynamic look: the S line exterior package. Its uniquely striking solutions range from the front and rear bumpers through the air inlets in a honeycomb look and a platinum-gray diffuser insert to sill moldings painted the same color as the body. The sill trims and the front fenders bear S line logos.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.