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Audi A5

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Version
Sportback
  • Sportback
    DieselAutomatic 60,41,821
  • S5
    PetrolAutomatic 72,35,179
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₹ 60.42 Lakhs
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Audi A5 Key Specifications

PriceRs. 60.42 Lakhs onwards
Mileage 13.57 to 19.2 kmpl
Engine 1968 to 2995 cc
Transmission Automatic

A5 Price List

Audi A5 price starts at ₹ 60.42 Lakhs and goes upto ₹ 72.35 Lakhs. Diesel A5 price starts at ₹ 60.42 Lakhs. Petrol A5 price starts at ₹ 72.35 Lakhs.

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Audi A5 Review

If the 2.0-litre diesel motor on the A5 is too tame for your liking and higher revving petrol motors, better handling with mega performance is your thing, then Audi has the S5 for you. By replacing S with A in the nomenclature you get firmer suspension, a turbocharged V6 petrol motor good for 351bhp and some aesthetic additions to tell your neighbors that you are driving something more special than the standard car.

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What is it?

Why will I buy the Audi S5?

For the fantastic engine, sleek exterior and the top-notch interior

Why will I avoid the Audi S5?

Ride is harsh, looks too similar to the A5 and is quite expensive too.

If the 2.0-litre diesel motor on the A5 is too tame for your liking and higher revving petrol motors, better handling with mega performance is your thing, then Audi has the S5 for you. By replacing S with A in the nomenclature you get firmer suspension, a turbocharged V6 petrol motor good for 351bhp and some aesthetic additions to tell your neighbors that you are driving something more special than the standard car. 

Although the S5 looks more or less similar to the A5, when you look closely you will spot sportier 18 inch five spoke alloy rims, aluminum covers for the ORVMs, twin tail pipes that hint at the higher power output and an additional splitter on the front bumper which adds more drama.

How is it on the inside?

 The cabin is a fine place to be in, thanks to its high-quality construction and ergonomic design. In terms of changes you get brushed silver finish instead of wood on the standard A5 and a S5 badge on the steering. This is where we think Audi could have gone further and given the S5 a more distinctive interior than the standard car. 

 The S5 and the A5 share their equipment list too and you get the same high-tech Virtual cockpit system, a large sunroof, electric leather front seats, front and rear parking assist with reversing camera, three-zone climate control, 8 airbags and LED headlamps.

You also get snugger seats in the S5, which felt a tad better in terms of support and comfort than the A5’s. Space upfront is good and the low window-line and thin A-pillars gives you a good view out. At the rear other than the limited headroom it’s surprisingly good thanks to the well-shaped bench and adequate knee and shoulder room. Thanks to the notchback design the A5 is practical too and the split folding rear seat gives it estate like versatility. 

How does it drive?

Like the previous gen car the new S5 too is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 motor too, but that’s where the similarities end. This new engine uses turbo charging instead of supercharging and it sports cutting edge tech too. The turbocharger, which replaces the mechanical compressor of the previous engine, operates according to the twin-scroll principle. The turbocharger is located within the 90-degree V of the cylinder banks. This arrangement enables compact construction and short gas flow paths with minimal flow losses, helps the engine respond more immediately. 

This 2995 cc V6 engine produces a healthy 351bhp and 500 Nm of torque from a phenomenally low 1370rpm. Considering the light weight, immense power and leech like Quattro AWD grip, the claimed 4.7 second 0-100kmph time doesn’t surprise at all. Step on the accelerator and the motor feels smooth and well-balanced. There is loads of grunt from the word go and at full throttle the motor comes in its own and it pushes you back in the well-padded seats as it gains speed in a linear manner. Take-off is very strong and thanks to the clever Quattro AWD, traction is savage. In Comfort mode the S5 felt best as the mellowed down engine responses help you make smooth progress. But as soon as you switch to Dynamic, the throttle response sharpens dramatically and it feels too jerky and immediate for road use. The highlight of this motor though is the sound it emits. We always drove this car in individual mode with the engine and gearbox in Comfort and the engine sound in Dynamic as it just sounds so good. It makes a thunderous sound at part-throttle, and emits a refined howl as it closes in on the engine redline.

We also think a quick-witted dual clutch transmission would have made the driving experience even better as the 8-speed torque converter gearbox is a bit reluctant to downshift even in manual mode. 

With all that power, what’s also impressive is that stability around long corners is fantastic too. The long wheelbase, wide stance and leech-like traction from the Quattro AWD system gives you loads of confidence. Like with the A5, the steering felt more natural and direct in comfort mode but even here it is devoid of any feel or feedback. What disappoints though is the ride which is stiff and unless on a smooth road it always feels bumpy and unsettled. With increase in speed things don’t improve by much and a more rounded edge to the spring and dampers would have been welcomed.

Should I buy one?

The S5 looks special, has a sweet sounding powerful V6 motor, is quite comfortable, has a beautifully crafted cabin and handling is safe and surefooted too. If only the gearbox was faster and the ride was more forgiving, the S5 would have been even better. Priced at Rs 70 lakhs ex-showroom the S5 seems good value when you compare it to the competition but costing Rs 15 lakh more than the A5 is a bit hard to justify.

Where does it fit in?

The Audi S5 is priced quite well as it undercuts it direct rival the Mercedes C43 by a considerable margin. It also will compete with the Volvo S60 Polestar.

 

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Audi A5 Colours

A5 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

* Colours shown are indicative and may vary slightly from actual car colours.

Audi A5 Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionEngine CapacityMileage
PetrolAutomatic2995 cc13.57 kmpl
DieselAutomatic1968 cc19.2 kmpl

Audi A5 Expert Reviews

2017 Audi S5 First Drive Review

2017 Audi S5 First Drive Review

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Audi A5 First Drive Review

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Audi A5 User Reviews

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for Audi A5 on 04-Dec-2018 by Om Ranga

The moment you step inside the A5, you feel the evolution in their design language and how they have adopted newer technology. This feels even more prominent after you have recently...

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for Audi A5 on 02-Dec-2018 by Shamshad Amhad

This car is a car which I like most my favourite car ever and once in my life Audi A5 I will buy this car even my brother is having Audi r17 I will buy this car when I will 22 years...

Experience the air

for Audi A5 on 08-Nov-2018 by atik patel

Riding experience is like riding a jet Service is absolutely quick and reliable Looks like a angry young man and the luxury Sprite 0 to 60 it says 5.8 sec but I did it in 5.73...

Classy

for Audi A5 on 02-Nov-2018 by Biresh

Wonderful car with awesome cabin make .it very smooth ride.i like this elegant style car. I like it's safety features as well as it's Of course, every car needs a bit of a refresh...

First class

for Audi A5 on 17-Feb-2018 by Pratik Bagale

First class looking car. If you luxurious cheap car so go with this car, it most stylish than mercedes s class. It give me more comfortable driving experience. I love this car. I have...

A5 Specifications Summary

Engines

2995 cc, Petrol, 349 bhp @ 5400 rpm power
1968 cc, Diesel, 188 bhp @ 3800 rpm power

Gearboxes

8-speed, Automatic, 4WD / AWD
7-speed, Automatic, FWD

Seating Capacity

5 seater

Steering

Power steering

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