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    Audi A5

    Born of the popular A4, Audi's A5 takes the same platform and offers it in a svelte, attractive two-door body style.

    Recently relaunched locally to critical acclaim, some of the first generation car’s charms – including affordable V8s and manual gearboxes – may have disappeared, but the A5 is regarded as one of the best looking cars ever to come out of the Ingolstadt stable.

    The second-generation car starts with the A5 40 Tfsi S Line Mhev that is priced at $71,900, coming with a 1.8-litre and front-wheel drive, while the A5 45 Tfsi Quattro S Line Mhev tops out at $94,600, coming with a turbocharged V6 and all-wheel drive.

    Audi A5 Models Price and Specs

    The price range for the Audi A5 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $71,900 and going to $94,600 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

    Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
    2022 Coupe 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $71,900 $81,100
    2022 Other 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $71,900 $81,100
    2022 Convertible 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $84,172 $94,600
    2021 Coupe 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $71,900 $81,100
    2021 Other 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $71,900 $81,100
    2021 Convertible 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $84,172 $94,600
    2020 Coupe 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $56,500 $84,920
    2020 Other 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $59,000 $83,050
    2020 Hatchback 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $59,700 $80,520
    2020 Convertible 2.0L, Hyb/PULP $69,800 $99,440
    2019 Hatchback 1.8L, PULP, CVT AUTO $42,200 $78,540
    2019 Coupe 1.8L, PULP, CVT AUTO $47,600 $84,810
    2019 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $63,300 $98,780
    2018 Hatchback 1.8L, PULP, CVT AUTO $37,100 $71,610
    2018 Coupe 1.8L, PULP, CVT AUTO $42,700 $80,630
    2018 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $57,800 $93,940
    See All Audi A5 Pricing and Specs

    Audi A5 Colours

    • Brilliant Black
    • Ibis White
    • Quantum Grey
    • Floret Silver
    • Glacier White
    • Manhattan Grey
    • Matador Red
    • Monsson Grey
    • Mythos Black
    • Navarra Blue
    • Tango Red
    • Daytona Grey
    To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Audi A5 2019.

    Audi A5 Q&As

    Check out real-world situations relating to the Audi A5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

    • When should the timing belt be replaced on a 2011 Audi A5?

      What you haven’t told me, Luke, is whether your car has a petrol four-cylinder engine or a V6 turbo-diesel. In any case, the petrol engine fitted to this series of A5 Audis used a timing chain, so it should never need replacing as it’s designed to last the life of the engine itself. That, however, has not been the experience of every owner of these cars, and timing-chain failures have been a hot topic of discussion on these four-cylinder turbocharged engines.

      The V6 turbo-diesel, however, does use a toothed rubber timing belt, and that, along with its tensioners, does need to be changed at regular intervals. The trade reckons that interval should be every 120,000km or every five years, whichever comes first. That’s because rubber deteriorates with time as well as kilometres. The other piece of advice is to change your water pump while you have that part of the engine pulled apart. It’s a lot cheaper to do both jobs in one go than to open the engine a second time to replace the water pump.
       

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    • Should I buy extended warranty?

      There’s good and bad news here, John. The transmission in the car you’re looking at is code-named DL501 and it’s a wet-clutch design. That’s distinct from some of the dry-clutch designs also used by the VW Group which were much more troublesome with a high rate of failures. That’s the good news.

      The bad news is that even with its more durable wet-clutch design, the DL501 has also been known to suffer what appear to be inherent problems. Mainly, those relate to the mechatronic unit (more or less the transmission’s central nervous system) and premature wear in the clutch plates themselves.

      The car you’re looking at has covered a very low distance, so it should be okay for now, but there’s no telling what dramas might crop up with years and kilometres. The problems will likely be worse if the car has not been serviced by the book, so check the service handbook for evidence of this. Even then, it’s a bit of a gamble.

      But the only thing I’d stay further clear of than a DSG transmission would be an extended warranty from a car-yard. These are specifically written to exclude the things you’re most likely to need them for. Have a close look at the fine print and you might find that the sort of transmission problems you’d expect in this car will be specifically excluded.

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    • Audi A5 2016: Petrol or diesel?

      Both the petrol and diesel versions of Audi’s V6 are high-performance units that will provide all the performance you’ll ever need. But for most people buying an A5, there’s really only one that’s the right engine for them and it has nothing to do with reliability.

      The turbo-diesel V6 is only really happy if you’re regularly using it for longer journeys where the engine gets hot enough to regenerate its soot-filter. This isn’t an Audi-specific thing; it applies across the board to all modern, common-rail diesel engines with soot-filters. For most urban-dwelling Australians, the pattern of vehicle usage doesn’t include those critical long journeys at freeway speeds, and driving around the suburbs for 12 months without a regular gallop on the open road will almost guarantee problems with the diesel’s emissions control systems (including the soot-filter).

      Which means that for the vast majority of A5 buyers, the petrol V6 is the only way to go. While you will be losing a little fuel economy over the diesel, the petrol V6 is actually a nicer engine to use and live with. It’s faster, smoother and definitely more refined. And you won’t smell like a semi-trailer every time you fill up.

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    • Is it costly servicing an Audi in Australia?

      Servicing a European car like the Audi generally costs more than one from Asia, for instance, but you shouldn’t have anything to worry about providing you service it as per Audi’s recommendation. To save a little on the cost of service, and often also on parts, you could have it serviced by a specialist Audi mechanic.

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    Audi A5 Interior

    The Audi A5 Sportback has a premium aesthetic as soon as you open the door. This model has the S Line interior which means nappa leather seats that are also heated and a leather steering wheel with a flat bottom.

    Audi A5 Accessories

    The 2021 Audi A5 Sportback boasts a new, large 10.1inch screen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a 12.3inch digital cockpit in front of the steering wheel. It's got 19-inch alloys and LED headlights.

    Audi A5 Wheel Size

    The Audi A5 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x35 R19 9 for Convertible in 2021.

    Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
    2021 Convertible 255x35 R19 9 255x35 R19 9
    2021 Coupe 255x35 R19 9 255x35 R19 9
    2021 Other 255x35 R19 9 255x35 R19 9
    2020 Convertible 245x40 R18 18x8 inches 245x40 R18 18x8 inches
    2020 Coupe 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    2020 Hatchback 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    2020 Other 255x35 R19 9 255x35 R19 9
    2019 Convertible 245x40 R18 18x8 inches 245x40 R18 18x8 inches
    2019 Coupe 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    2019 Hatchback 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    2018 Convertible 245x40 R18 18x8 inches 245x40 R18 18x8 inches
    2018 Coupe 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    2018 Hatchback 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    2017 Convertible 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    2017 Coupe 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    2017 Hatchback 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi A5 Wheel Sizes

    Audi A5 Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Audi A5 Coupe, Other, Convertible and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

    Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
    2021 Coupe 1372x1846x4697 mm 118 mm
    2021 Other 1399x1843x4757 mm 118 mm
    2021 Convertible 1387x1846x4697 mm 118 mm
    2020 Other 1399x1843x4757 mm 118 mm
    2020 Hatchback 1353x1843x4733 mm 119 mm
    2020 Coupe 1353x1846x4673 mm 118 mm
    2020 Convertible 1386x1846x4673 mm 117 mm
    2019 Hatchback 1391x1854x4712 mm 120 mm
    2019 Coupe 1372x1854x4626 mm 114 mm
    2019 Convertible 1386x1846x4673 mm 117 mm
    2018 Hatchback 1391x1854x4712 mm 120 mm
    2018 Coupe 1372x1854x4626 mm 114 mm
    2018 Convertible 1386x1846x4673 mm 117 mm
    2017 Coupe 1372x1854x4626 mm 114 mm
    2017 Hatchback 1391x1854x4712 mm 120 mm
    2017 Convertible 1383x1854x4626 mm 114 mm
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi A5 Dimensions

    Audi A5 Speed

    The Audi A5 45 TFSI Sportback is a speedy unit and is quick off the mark. This model gets from 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds.

    Audi A5 Boot Space

    The Audi A5 Hatchback has a boot space size of 480 Litres.
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    Audi A5 Fuel Consumption

    The Audi A5 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/PULP, PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.7L/100km for Convertible /Hyb/PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

    Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
    2021 Convertible 6.7L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP
    2021 Coupe 6.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP
    2021 Other 6.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP
    2020 Convertible 5.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    2020 Convertible 6.7L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP
    2020 Coupe 5.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    2020 Coupe 6.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP
    2020 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    2020 Other 6.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP
    2019 Convertible 5.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    2019 Coupe 4.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
    2019 Coupe 6.2L/100km 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO
    2019 Hatchback 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
    2019 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO
    2018 Convertible 5.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    2018 Coupe 4.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
    2018 Coupe 6.2L/100km 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO
    2018 Hatchback 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
    2018 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO
    2017 Convertible 5.9L/100km 3.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
    2017 Convertible 6.2L/100km 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO
    2017 Coupe 4.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
    2017 Coupe 5.8L/100km 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO
    2017 Hatchback 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
    2017 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO
    * Combined fuel consumption See All Audi A5 Pricing and Specs for 2021

    Audi A5 Seats

    The Audi A5 Sportback is spacious in the front with rear seats a little tighter for adults but plenty of space for children. There are two ISOFIX points and three top tether points for kids' car seats.

    Audi A5 Towing Capacity

    The Audi A5 has maximum towing capacity of 1700kg for the latest model available.

    Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
    2021 Convertible 1500kg 1700kg
    2021 Coupe 1500kg 1700kg
    2021 Other 1500kg 1700kg
    2020 Convertible 1500kg 1700kg
    2020 Other 1500kg 1700kg
    2020 Coupe 1500kg 1750kg
    2020 Hatchback 1500kg 1750kg
    2019 Coupe 1300kg 1800kg
    2019 Hatchback 1300kg 1800kg
    2019 Convertible 1500kg 1700kg
    2018 Coupe 1300kg 1800kg
    2018 Hatchback 1300kg 1800kg
    2018 Convertible 1500kg 1700kg
    2017 Convertible 1300kg 1700kg
    2017 Coupe 1300kg 1800kg
    2017 Hatchback 1300kg 1800kg
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