New Audi A5 in Detail

by : Benjamin Hudson

Probably the most celebrated latest Audi model nowadays is the Audi A5 luxury 2-door coupe, which was recently unveiled at the 77e Salon International de l'Auto Geneve (77th annual Geneva International Motor Show) early this March. Audi also announced the luxury coupe's availability after the show for interested customers who want to get the first hand of the vehicle.

Walter de'Silva, the head of Volkswagen Group Design boasted his new designed Audi model and said the Audi A5 is "the most beautiful car I have ever designed". Based from the Audi Nuvolari quattro concept car unveiled at the 2003 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi's newest luxury coupe embodies the elegance, comfort, and sporty features of the next generation sports coupe.

According to Volkswagen Group, "The Audi A5 successfully unites the acclaimed Audi design language and thrilling dynamic driving performance, and combines generous refinement with the brand's characteristic quality and sophistication. Its progressive design gives the new coupe an appearance that is both elegant and dynamic. With its muscular FSI and TDI engines, its entirely newly developed high-precision running gear, and a raft of innovative, luxury-class equipment features, the Audi A5 has been crafted to be a modern grand tourer, a touring coupe in the best tradition."

The Audi A5's sleek and sporty exterior appearance is highlighted by the luxury coupe's new styling. The front fascia shows off a new Audi single-frame grille with right-angled headlights and large air inlets. At the rear, you can see distinctive horizontal lines along with wide styled tail lights designed to have a protruding look. The luxury coupe also comes with an aggressive trapezoidal C pillar, LED daytime running lights, xenon plus headlights, dynamic cornering light system, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Inside this luxury coupe's cockpit features the instrument panel and centre console that is drawn together to provide an easy operation of the vehicle's controls. The Audi A5 also gets deluxe automatic air conditioning system with three temperature zones, extra-large panoramic tilting roof for open space driving feel, and the Audi parking system with an advanced rearview camera. A host of optional infotainment and electronic systems is also available. These include DAB digital radio reception and DVB TV reception; DVD navigation system; and 500-watt Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with 14 speakers and surround sound. The A5 also offers an elegant and spacious luggage compartment. Just like the , owners can load different kinds of stuff on the Audi A5 boot that measures maximum width of 1 meter.

Under the hood of this luxury coupe comes a wide range of V6 TDI diesel engines. Toppung the engine range is the powerful 3.0-litre engine capable of pumping out a maximum output of 240 hp (176 kW) and 368 lb.-ft. amount of peak torque. With this engine, the Audi A5 can sprint from zero to 62 mph in a mere 5.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 155 mph. The engine is combined with a manual gearbox powering all the four wheels. A 2.7-litre V6 engine delivering 190 hp (140 kW) with the multitronic gearbox is also offered.

For those who already placed their orders for the Audi A5, the company will deliver the luxury coupe starting in June 2007.