Flawless functionality and plenty of room – the A5 models’ interiors offer the hallmarks of excellence which Audi is renowned for. The interiors are tailored like a sleek-fitting suit: bright, elegant, clear. The styling is sublime. The selection of materials and their incorporation reflect Audi’s uncompromising commitment to excellence; an A5 interior promotes sensory bliss.
The front seats are contoured. They are also height-adjustable; in the Cabriolet, automatic seat-belt extenders enhance the luxury. Upon request, Audi will supply additional amenities: electrically adjustable seats, an electric lumbar support, a memory function, a seat-heating system – for the rear, too – and a center armrest which can be moved forward and backward.
Three special seat versions round out the possibilities. The first alternative: the sport seats with electrically adjustable lumbar support and removable thigh support. The second version – climate-controlled comfort seats – features small built-in fans for ventilation. The third option: S sport seats in combination with the S line sport package. In the A5 Cabriolet, customers can opt for head-level heating, which blows warm air out of the upper seat back at one of three settings.
As a rule, all A5 versions have two rear seats; three rear seats are now an option for the Sportback. It and the Coupé feature a center armrest in the rear; all models feature plenty of storage compartments and cup holders.
Even classier: paints and materials
The interior has become even more elegant. The fascias at the instrument cluster and on the center console bear – as standard equipment – a new high-quality finish in gray or brown and in high-gloss black. As for available options, there are Aluminum Trigon inlays as well as two types of wood: walnut dark brown and fine grain ash natural brown. Nearly all colors for the headlining, carpeting, instrument panel, door trims and upholstery are new. Depending on the model in question, Audi offers black, garnet red, amulet red, lunar silver, chestnut brown, chennai brown, velvet beige and titanium gray.
Cloth upholstery is standard for the seats. High-grade Milano and Fine Nappa leather are options, as is – in the Audi exclusive range – Valcona leather and, in some cases, an Alcantara/leather combination. In the A5 Coupé and Sportback, Fine Nappa leather is available in lieu of Valcona. Upon request, armrests will also be covered with leather. Leather in the A5 Cabriolet has been specially pigmented to prevent it from becoming too hot due to sunlight. Two leather packages and two Audi exclusive packages round out the lineup.
Another sporty option is the S line sport package. It covers the interior in black and refines it with flourishes at the inlays and on the sport steering wheel as well as on the shift lever or selector lever. The sport seats and the optional S sport seats both provide firm support; gray or black stitching accentuates the look. A sport suspension, which lowers the vehicle body by 10 millimeters (0.39 in), and 18-inch wheels as well as S line badges on the body and on the door sill trims round out the package – which can be combined with many more options.
Particularly sophisticated customers will find many more customization opportunities in the Audi exclusive range. Among them is the stylishly selected Audi exclusive line with two-tone seat covers.
Meticulous finishing touches: controls
With regard to the controls – a traditional strength of Audi – the A5 models’ have been further refined. They feature new ignition keys, pitman arms and three-spoke sport steering wheels covered in leather – upon request, with a flat-bottomed rim, modified multifunction pushbuttons and shift paddles. Many controls for the air conditioning system, infotainment, power windows and even the electric seat adjusters bear understated chrome braces.
Buttons allow you to switch among three settings for the optional seat-heating and seat-cooling systems; the center console’s displays are illuminated in white throughout.
A new selector lever is used for the automatic transmissions. In addition, the developers altered the means for shifting to the S program – one tap is now all that is needed. And just one button now suffices for controlling the optional Audi drive select. Operation of the highly efficient automatic air conditioning system has also been tweaked, and the three-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning system features a new particulate-matter filter.
All A5 models roll off the assembly line with generous standard-equipment packages. Equipment includes the chorus radio with a CD player, a 6.5-inch monochrome screen and the driver information system. Additional attractive standard features include an electromechanical parking brake and daytime running lights.
In addition, Audi provides a broad spectrum of options. The driver need not take the key fob out of their pocket, for example; the fob remotely unlocks the doors and the driver can turn the vehicle on at the push of a button. The electromechanical parking brake can be supplemented by an auto-release function; the deluxe automatic air conditioning system maintains the interior temperature in three separate zones.
The high-beam assistant switches automatically between low-beam and high-beam headlights. The A5’s interior can be made even more luxurious by optional equipment such as the auxiliary heater (not in the A5 Cabriolet), garage-door opener, electrically folding exterior mirrors, automatically dimming interior mirror, cruise control system, light and rain sensors, and the lights package. Audi supplies a glass sunroof for the Sportback and – for the Coupé – a panoramic tilting sunroof and a rear-window shade. Furthermore, dark privacy tinting is available for both versions.
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.