Audi A5 as a car first appeared in front of public in 2007 in the form of a mid-sized coupe, which impressed with the futuristic design courageous at that time. One year later Audi A5 Cabriolet was presented to the world, and in 2009 the production line was complemented with Audi A5 five-door hatchback. To date, Audi A5 model is represented not only in three variations of the body, but also in the "charged" S5 and RS5 versions.
The new coupe from Audi is designed in the Italian style. German automakers encroached on the sacred for the inhabitants of Apennine peninsula - they created a coupe category of Gran Turismo. That is the car for comfortable travel over long distances.
The Bavarian novelties of Audi A5 and Audi S5 were created under the leadership of the designer Walther de Silva. You must admit that the instant unity with the car does not happen always, it can be even said – very rare. Even it happens that the contact with the car is not established at all. This, of course, the easiest way to blame the developers. Because they are well aware of all the shortcomings of the car, trying to present his creation with the best hand (which, in general, it is predictable). They exclude difficult sites from test routes, replace a reality with pathos. That's an abundance of tourist icons at the presentation of Audi A5 / S5, very alarming.
Externally Audi A5 and S5 are almost indiscernible. And inside the S5 salon, with the exception of more relief chairs of scarlet leather and the classical lever of a manual transmission, still reigns that same German boredom which is especially unpleasant – aggravated with frankly cheap plastic in the lower part of salon. It is like to offer to wear sneakers with the strong suits.
Now let's speak a little bit about the characteristics of Audi A5. Junior petrol engine has a capacity of 1.8 liters and is able to reach up to 170 hp with 320 Nm of torque. The average niche of petrol engines of Audi A5 is occupied by the two-liter unit with a capacity of 211 hp and the maximum torque of 350 Nanometers. The most powerful engine can develop up to 272 hp and has a working volume of 3.0 liters. The torque peak in this case will be 400 Nanometers. The only diesel is presented a three-liter turbocharged unit with a capacity of 245 hp, which reaches at 500 Nanometers of a torque. For the production line of A5 Audi three types of transmissions are provided: 6-step "mechanics", the stepless variator "Multitronic" and the 7-step automatic "S-tronic" with dual-cluth used in the "charged" sports lineup of Audi S5. It should be noted immediately that the transmission S-tronic is not aggregated with the younger petrol engine, the variator "Multitronic" is applied only with petrol engines of 1.8 and 2.0 liter, and the turbodiesel is equipped only with the S tronic transmission.
Audi A5 Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback can be fitted with all of the above indicated engines, while the maximum speed depending on the engine varies in the range of 220-250 km / h and average fuel consumption is about 5.9 - 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers in the mixed mode of motion. For Audi A5 Cabriolet only two petrol engines are offered: 1.8 liters and 2.0 liters. The maximum speed of Audi A5 Cabriolet is about 220-230 km / h, and the fuel consumption does not exceed 7.2 liters.
Overall charasteristics of Audi A5:
In general, Audi A5 is available in 15 different versions of gasoline or diesel and the gearbox, manual and automatic are 2.0 to 3.2 cubic centimeters. All four-cylinder and V6 engines are comply with the Euro 5 standard, and are available as a petrol model, FSI and TFSI direct injection turbocharged. The basic version of the gasoline engine Audi A5 2.0 TFSI 180 hp enables the car to reach 236 km / h maximum, with an average consumption of 6.6 liters of petrol and CO2 emissions of 154g / km. The model with 155 kW (211 hp) reaches 246 km / h while consuming 7.4 liters of fuel and emitting 172g / km of CO2. Version 3.2 FSI Quattro with 195 kW (265 hp) allows Audi A5 to speed up to 250 km / hour. The consumption is then 8.9 liters, with a release of CO2 to 213 g / km.
The smallest diesel 2.0 TDI: it comes with 125 kW (170 hp) and can reach 230 km / h, the largest diesel engine 3.0 TDI Quattro with 176 kilowatts (240 hp) accelerates to 250 km / h. Consumption of diesel engines ranges vary from 5.3 to 6.9 liters and emit between 139 g / km and 189 g / km of CO2. The sports version Audi S5 Quattro S-tronic 4.2 model with gearbox with double clutch transmission and a sports chassis equipped with 260 kW (354 hp) reaches in 5.1 seconds to 100 km / h. The speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h.
It should be also noted that Audi A5 is available in exclusive colors including Dakota grey, Daytona grey, Moonlight blue, as well as in metallic color editions like red, black, blue, white, grey and others.
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