2012 Audi A5 review

          Audi Corp. is refreshing the A5 model series. The A5 models are now more distinctive than ever. The rear lights and the headlights have been redesigned and are optionally available in xenon plus technology with homogenous LED daytime running lights. New colors and materials accentuate the interior.

       Transmissions will continue to include continuously variable and six-speeds manual options for front-wheel drive models and the choice of a manual or seven-speeds S tronic dual clutch transmission for all-wheel drive quattro models. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes just 4.9 seconds while combined cycle fuel consumption will be as low as 8.1 litres/100km.

             The A5 series set new standards for sportiness and efficiency. All engines feature forced induction and direct injection for tremendous pulling power. Even the entry level engine produces 320 Nms (236.02 lb-fts) of torque. The new 1.8 TFSI features a number of groundbreaking innovations. Fuel consumption has been reduced by 11 percent on average. The start-stop system and the recuperation system are standard with all engines.


           * Type of engine: 1.8/2.0/3.0 TFSI
           * Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 125/155/200 kW
           * Fuel Economy: 21/29 mpg
           * Price (est): $44,000

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