Audi India has launched the all-new 2017 A5 in two forms – Sportback and cabriolet also called as the convertible. The Sportback version is priced at Rs. 54.02 lakhs, ex-showroom all India. The Cabriolet (soft top) is priced at 67.51 lakhs. A more powerful version of the car has also been launched. It’s called the S5 and it is priced at 70.6 lakhs. The S5 will comes with the same form factor as the A5 Sportback.
The Sportback and Cabriolet versions of the A5 are powered by a 2 litre TDI turbocharged diesel engine. This engine drives the front wheels of the car on the Sportback and all wheels on the Cabrio and is rated to deliver a power of 190 BHP and maximum torque of 400 NM. A 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox is offered with this engine.
The S5 is much more powerful. It uses a 3-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine. The engine produces 354 BHP and 500 Nm of peak torque. All-wheel drive mode is standard. It gets an 8-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. Both the A5 and S5 are very quick cars with top speeds well over 200 Kmph. The 0-100 Kmph run is completed by the A5 in 7.9 seconds. The S5 does it much better, taking just 4.7 seconds.
The coupe style roofline on the A5 and S5 is a major design element of the car. The A5 sits in between the A4 and A6 sedans that Audi sells in India. It is meant for style-conscious buyers who don’t like the ‘boring’ sedan shape and want something more flashy. The interiors of the A5 are loaded with the MMI Touch infotainment system, the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 755W Bang & Olufsen sound system and a Sunroof on the Sportback models. The Cabrio gets a soft top that folds into the boot at the touch of a button.