Audi South Africa has announced specifications and pricing for its updated A5 coupe, A5 Sportback and S5 Cabriolet. Here's what's changed, plus what you can expect to pay for these stylish offerings.
The Audi A5 range has been updated and has landed in South Africa. The range comprises 2-door coupe, 5-door Sportback and there's a convertible model for those wanting to enjoy top-down motoring.
Visually, the front end has been given a mild tweak, with the honeycomb grille looking flatter and wider. There are ventilation slits above the grille and these are a nod to the iconic Audi Sport quattro from 1984. As far as customisation goes, Audi is offering 12 exterior paint finishes as well as 5 different shades of leather in the cabin.
Speaking of cabin, this is where Audi has spent the most work. The interior gets an update, with the new MMI touch interface dominating proceedings. There are new graphics and Audi claims the user experience resembles that of a smartphone. Audi has introduced the latest generation of connected services to the new A5 range too. This comprises online connectivity to Audi's roadside assistance, which is available at the touch of a button. There's also real-time info for navigation and Google Earth is intergrated into the car. You can also link the myAudi app from your phone to the vehicle. The vehicle also comes standard with Audi's smartphone interface, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
For those wanting to experience top-down motoring, Audi has brought in the S5 cabriolet. The roof can be opened in 15 seconds at speeds of up to 50 kph, useful for those surprise rain showers.
In terms of engines, Audi has availed petrol and diesel options for the A5, while a fiery 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 headlines the S5. The 40 TFSI motor is a 2.0-litre turbocharged mill with 140 kW and 320 Nm, while the 40 TDI offers the same power and capacity, but there's more torque at 400 Nm. The S5 produces 260 kW and 500 Nm, and is good for a 0-100 kph in just 4.7 seconds. All models offer automatic transmissions, and every model bar the entry-level petrol derivatives feature quattro all-wheel drive.
The Audi S5 Cabriolet brings style and performance to the party
The exterior design is available in two options, a standard variant in the entry-level model and the S line trim line across the range. All models offer Matrix LED headlights and the dynamic indicators as standard. The standard model offers:
- 17 inch cast aluminium wheels
- Door sills with aluminium inserts in the front
- Black matte radiator grille with a chrome frame
- Black matte grained side air intakes and rear diffuser
- Tailpipe trims in aluminium silver matte and a bar tailgate in chrome
The S line models will offer a differentiated exterior design which includes:
- 18 inch cast aluminium wheels
- Front sills with aluminium inserts, illuminated and with S lettering
- S line emblem on the front fenders
- Widened side skirts in body colour finish
- Sports suspension
- S line-specific radiator grille in titanium black and chrome framed
- Side air inlets in matt black grained with matt aluminium silver
- S line-specific rear diffuser in titanium black matt
- Rear trim in aluminium silver matt and bar tailgate in chrome
The S models also come with their own unique look which includes:
- 19-inch S style contrast grey wheels
- Red brake callipers
- Exterior mirror housings in aluminium look
- Larger rear spoiler
- S model bumpers
- S sports suspension
Audi South Africa has simplified its optional extra offerings and put them into packages. The packages include:
- Technology (MMI navigation plus with MMI touch; Audi connect full functionality; contour ambient lighting)
- Comfort (electric front seats; seat heaters; rear view camera; storage package)
- Sport (flat bottomed multi-function steering wheel in 3 spoke design with shift paddles; sport seats; black lining)
The cabin of the updated Audi A5 range. Note the upgraded infotainment and connectivity screen.
Audi A5 and S5 Price in South Africa (December 2020)
The Audi A5 and S5 range is now available at all Audi dealerships and is sold with the 5 year / 100 000km Audi Freeway plan. The below prices are inclusive of all taxes.
Audi A5 Coupé 40 TFSI R751 000
Audi A5 Coupé 40 TFSI S line R796 000
Audi A5 Coupé 40 TDI quattro S line R836 000
Audi S5 Coupé TFSI quattro R1 052 000
Audi A5 Sportback 40 TFSI S line R811 000
Audi A5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro S line R851 000
Audi S5 Sportback S5 TFSI quattro R1 067 000
Audi S5 Cabriolet S5 TFSI quattro R1 152 000