Audi introduces special-edition A5 Coupe with DTM trim package

In celebration of recent DTM Racing successes, Audi has released the new DTM trim level for the A5 Coupe. The A5 is proof that if you design a car well, its styling will stand the test of time. The A5 stills garners stares when if glides by. The current A5 has been around for a while (with some updates) and the DTM trim package is sort of like icing on the proverbial cake. The DTM package is available on Misano Red (shown), Daytona Gray, or Glacier White A5s with a host of gas and diesel engines. That fact alone tells you that we probably won't see this package in the US. (Not to mention that DTM is a German racing series.) The package includes special badges, the DTM side stripe (nice), the fixed rear spoiler, and the 5 V-spoke wheels (very nice) for about $2,500 (at current exchange rates). Maybe we can get the wheels...anyway, nice additions to a good-looking sportster. For more, check out the release and two pics after the jump.

Source: Audi - Brief press release and pics (2) after the "read more" jump.

Press Release:
Audi A5 Coupé as special edition DTM model
  • Exclusive limited edition equipment and trim
  • “A5 DTM Champion” package priced at 1,900 euros
Audi is celebrating the success of Mike Rockenfeller with the special edition “A5 DTM Champion” model. Production of the model is limited to 300 units and will not only excite fans of “Rocky”. With victory in Zandvoort, the Audi works driver won the 2013 DTM season with races to spare, thus securing his first ever title in the popular touring car series.

Attractive extras emphasize the individuality of the special edition model: DTM badges on the door sill trims, the fenders and the side sills add further styling touches. Other special features are the fixed rear wing in body color and exterior mirrors in aluminum look. 20-inch cast aluminum wheels in 5 V-spoke design round out the equipment list. This special package is priced at 1,900 euros.

The special edition A5 DTM Champion model can be ordered from October 21 and is available in the colors Misano red, Daytona gray and Glacier white. There is a choice of four engines: 2.0 TDI quattro with 130 kW (177 hp), 3.0 TDI quattro with 180 kW (245 hp), 2.0 TFSI quattro with 165 kW (225 hp) and 3.0 TFSI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp).

In 2012, the Audi Group delivered 1,455,123 cars of the Audi brand to its customers, generated revenue of €48.8 billion and achieved an operating profit of €5.4 billion. The Audi Group is globally present in more than 100 markets and produces vehicles in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm (Germany), Győr (Hungary), Brussels (Belgium), Bratislava (Slovakia), Martorell (Spain), Kaluga (Russia), Aurangabad (India), Changchun (China) and Jakarta (Indonesia). The brand with four rings will produce cars also in Foshan (China) as of late 2013, in 2015 in São José dos Pinhais (Brasilien) and 2016 in San José Chiapa (Mexico). AUDI AG’s wholly owned subsidiaries include quattro GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and the sports motorcycle manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy). The Group currently employs more than 70,000 people worldwide, including around 50,000 in Germany. Total investment of approximately €11 billion is planned by 2015 – mainly in new products and sustainable technologies. Audi lives up to its corporate responsibility and has strategically established the principle of sustainability for its products and processes. The long-term goal is CO2-neutral mobility.

About DTM
The magic three letters “DTM” once stood for “Deutsche Tourenwagen-Meisterschaft” (German Touring Car Championship). Today, they are the trademark of the most popular international touring car racing series. Its history began in the 1984 season with cars that were close to the production versions and culminated in a worldwide series for high-tech touring cars in 1996. After a three-season break the DTM, in 2000, celebrated its successful comeback with a trendsetting concept – fascinating technology at reasonable costs. Today, the series is regarded as the “pinnacle” of touring car racing and one of Europe’s leading sports events.