2018 Audi A5 and S5 First Test Drive

2018 Audi A5 and S5 First Test Drive

In Canada and the US, power for the new A5 comes from a massaged 2.0 TFSI. The venerable 2 liter turbocharged engine is now rated at 252 HP, an Increase of 32 HP. The power increase is Accompanied by the Reported 22% improvement in fuel economy.

Inside the cabin A5, Audi virtual cockpit and the new flat dash architecture has migrated over to the new sport coupe. The virtual cockpit is based on a 12.3 inch LCD screen que can be customized to show the variety of displays including Google maps GPS data with speed and rpm overlays.

At first glance, the allroad is just the A4 Avant with 34mm higher ground clearance, gray plastic wheelarch surrounds, more pronounced side sills and front and rear bumpers. You might also notice the allroad’s unique, single-frame grille with vertical chrome slats and satin silver roof rails.

What really sets apart the allroad, However, is its new quattro all-wheel drive system. The allroad is the first Audi to use Audi’s ‘ultra’ all-wheel drive.

The bonnet with extra flatter contour lines helps the A5 to Achieve the class-leading aerodynamic drag coefficient of just 0.25Cd, while Audi’s trademark single-frame grille is lower and wider.

The A5 sits 23mm lower than the A4 on standard 18-inch wheels. The A5 Also gets Stiffer springs and altered damping.

Boot space is up 10 liters to 465 liters and will be augmented by the 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, plus the option of gesture-controlled power boot opening. Once again there are electrically Extending and retracting seat belt feeders.

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