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Audi A5 Arrives in Australia

December 18th, 2007



 

Audi’s stylish new A5 Coupe has arrived in Australia with a 3.2 FSI engine to kick start the range.

The A5 extends the Audi range as a new model line, taking up the tradition of classic two-door sports and touring coupés. Expertly styled with a powerful presence, it uses elements of Audi’s progressive design language, creating a new coupé that makes a clear design statement of sportiness and elegance. The A5 also offers a great dynamic driving experience and excellent long-distance comfort.

Priced at $91,900, the A5 3.2 FSI multitronic with sport program (7-speed continuously variable transmission) is the first A5 model to arrive, with additional engine variants to follow in 2008.

All engines have high efficiency and eco-friendly characteristics in common and the diesel units already comply with the EU5 standard which will apply in future and, thanks to a range of technical innovations, their fuel consumption and CO2 values are impressively low.

The first-to-arrive, smooth and powerful 3.2 V6 engine offers a maximum of 195kW at 6,500rpm and 330Nm of torque from 3,000 – 5,000rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds.

Audi Australia’s Managing Director, Mr Joerg Hofmann, says the new A5 heralds a clear step forward for the brand in terms of desirability.

“This new Coupe is a stunning vehicle and we believe it is the best in its class. With competitive pricing, advanced engine technology and elegant design, the A5 will surely turn the heads of the luxury car-buying public,” Mr Hofmann said.

“Audi is a brand on the move in Australia and this new model will help propel us towards yet another period of record sales growth.”

With a length of 4.63 metres, the new Coupe is capacious, with four comfortable seats and an ample load volume of 455 litres. Its generous proportions are another nod to its purpose as a genuine long-distance tourer.

For the first time, a brand new key is a design feature of the A5 and S5 range and also provides sophisticated functionality. Softly contoured and pleasant to hold, the innovative key dispenses with the conventional key bit.

The key communicates electronically with the vehicle electrical system as soon as it is inserted into the cockpit and also stores important information, such as the car’s current mileage or warning messages from the Audi A5’s driver information system.

The complete A5 range will be available by August 2008 and features powerful and economical FSI, TFSI and TDI engines, mated to a completely new high-precision running gear, which, along with innovative, luxury-class equipment features to make this coupe peerless in its segment.

Launch timeline for Australia

Engine & transmission

Pricing

Introduction dates

S5 4.2 FSI quattro manual

$131,900

October 2007

A5 3.2 FSI multitronic

$91,900

December 2007

A5 3.2 FSI quattro tiptronic

$95,900

April 2008

S5 4.2 FSI quattro tiptronic

$134,900

May 2008

A5 1.8T FSI multitronic

Approx. $70,000

May 2008

A5 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic

Approx. $100,000

August 2008

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