The new 2017 Audi A5 and S5 Coupe - w/videos

Some will look at the photos and not see a change. Others will see that the existing design has been refined to appear more lithe and aerodynamic. Truth is, when you get it right, and the A5 has aged very well, there is no need for sweeping changes. So the new 2017 A5 (as well as the new S5) are just more. The style has been accentuated and is more sleek. The wider corporate grille has been affixed and the side accents are more defined. The interior is just a little bit nicer which is okay since Audi has some of the nicest interiors in the biz. US specs haven't been released (or pricing mileage, etc.) but from the engine stand point we should expect more of the same with the 2.0-liter four being the base engine with the S5 getting the new turbo V6. quattro all-wheel drive will also be available. There have also been rumors of a possible hybrid version, but breath holding I wouldn't do. This lovely coupe should once again give 4-Series buyers another viable option. For lots of information, check out the extensive press missive and the two videos. When you read the release after the jump, you'll become aware of some of the options that we just don't get in the US like performance diesel powertrains. (I know that is a sore spot for US consumers but if they pass the tests, diesels can provide good performance with better-than-average fuel efficiency.) Enjoy! More to come...

Source: Audi - Press release and videos after the "read more" jump.

S5 video after the releases...

Press Releases:
The new Audi A5 and Audi S5 Coupé

A design highlight embarks into the future. The new A5 Coupé combines emotional design with sporty handling characteristics and progressive technology. The mid-size model is fully networked and offers the latest infotainment solutions from the brand with the four rings. The intelligent interaction between various driver assistance systems represents the next step in the direction of piloted driving. Up to 60 kilograms (132.3 lb) less weight, a top value for aerodynamics plus very efficient and even more powerful engines – these facts and figures also speak for themselves.

Spotlighting the new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé
Both of these sophisticated cars demonstrate sporty elegance and deliver loads of high-tech features to customers.
Designers have thoroughly revamped the appearance of the Audi A5 Coupé. Now they are showcasing the elegant and athletic two-door car. At 4.67 meters (15.4 ft) long and 1.37 meters (4.5 ft) high, it claims the sportiest proportions in the premium segment. The hood is long; the low roof flows gently to the short rear end. Especially distinctive: the wide, flat Singleframe, the Matrix LED headlights, the wavelike side lines and the flared wheel arches. The exterior mirrors are placed on the door top shoulders, like a racing car – one more indicator of the sporty nature of the A5 Coupé.

Its newly developed steering features a direct ratio, responds spontaneously and provides precise road feedback. The A5 winds its way nimbly through tight curves. The body features even greater torsional rigidity than its predecessor and is among the lightest contenders in its class. It also takes top position in terms of aerodynamics and aeroacoustics. As a result, the Coupé glides quietly through the wind and its newly designed suspension offers greater comfort, especially for long-distance driving. The icing on the cake is the suspension with damper control, which switches its focus at the push of a button from comfort to sporty dynamics.

Engineers have boosted the performance of the new gasoline- and diesel-powered engines by 17 percent while also improving their fuel economy by almost a quarter. A six-speed manual transmission sends power to the front axle. Drivers can also choose to leave the selection of gears to the swift seven-speed dual clutch transmission or the equally proficient eight-speed torque-converter transmission, now available in the A5 for the first time. The optional quattro drive system can distribute power to all four wheels.

The ultimate highlight is the new turbocharged V6 engine in the S5. With 354 hp, it delivers 500 newton meters (368.8 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft, sending the speedometer from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 4.7 seconds. And, thanks to its S sport suspension, the top model sits even closer to the road. At higher speeds, the optional sport differential – also available for the TDI with 286 hp – pushes the car resolutely into curves. Understeering? No sign of that here!

The power contained within the trim exterior is emphasized by the S5 logo with a red rhombus on the flanks, grille and tailgate. The logo is also found on the interior – as the welcome screen on the MMI display, on the chrome trim around the gear selector and on the door sill trim.

Cruising the Internet at high speed: Using LTE online, the A5 displays traffic information, interesting locations, fuel prices and news, streams audio files from your smartphone, transfers its calendar to the MMI and automatically summons help in an accident, among other things. Drivers can also use an app to lock and unlock the Coupé as well as to find out where it is parked. Support is provided by a long list of assistance systems that set new standards in the class. In congested traffic the A5 drives in a semiautomated mode, maintains a distance to the car in front, helps avoid rear-end collisions and evades obstacles. It also monitors oncoming traffic when turning left, recognizes traffic signals, warns of cars in the blind spot and if your car leaves its lane, and parks autonomously. Seats with a massage function, three-zone climate control, steering wheel heating, electrically extending and retracting seat belt feeders, 3D sound system and a large, panoramic glass roof round out the premium features of the A5.

The new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé will be available at dealerships in fall. Both models roll off the assembly line in Ingolstadt.

Sporty elegance – the new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé
Audi revolutionized its mid-size class in 2007 with the A5. The Ingolstadt-based carmaker created a work of art that took fans around the world by storm. Nine years later marks the launch of the second generation – with a new, honed look and high tech everywhere. The new generation of the A5 Coupé* is athletic, sporty and elegant. Its design goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics. Under the skin the A5 impresses with an all-new chassis, powerful engines, and innovative infotainment features and driver assistance systems.

How do you make a design masterpiece even more beautiful? Audi designers have been pondering this question for years. The results are impressive: The new Audi A5 Coupé sports a fresh, modern and honed look. It is nevertheless true to its DNA with the sporty and elegant character being passed down to the new version. The best example is the now three-dimensional wave-shaped shoulder line that already characterized the previous model. The precisely sweeping line with pronounced bulges over the wheel arches emphasizes all four wheels – a cue to the quattro all-wheel drive.

The perfectly balanced proportions with a long engine hood, the stretched wheelbase and short overhangs underscore the sportiness of the new A5 Coupé. The sculpted Singleframe grille is significantly flatter and wider than in the previous model. The LED rear lights and optional LED or Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals make high-end technology visible even after dark.

The new Audi A5 Coupé* will launch in Germany with five engines: two TFSI and three TDI units. Their power output has increased considerably and is now between 140 kW (190 hp) and 210 kW (286 hp). Compared with the previous model, they offer up to 17 percent more performance while consuming as much as 22 percent less fuel. All the engines combine high efficiency with sporty power development and smooth running – especially the two 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engines.

With its newly developed 3.0 TFSI, the Audi S5 Coupé* is now in a league of its own. The turbo V6 exhibits highly efficient, sports car-like performance. From its 2,995 cc of displacement, the boosted six-cylinder engine produces 260 kW (354 hp) of power, which is 15 kW (21 hp) more than the engine in the previous model.

The new Audi A5 Coupé* comes with a drivetrain solution tailor-made for each engine variant. The manual six-speed gearbox and the seven-speed S tronic are used with the four-cylinder engines as well as the 160 kW (218 hp) 3.0 TDI with front- or all-wheel drive. The eight-speed tiptronic is reserved for the top diesel with 210 kW (286 hp) and the S5 engine. Both engines come standard with quattro all-wheel drive. Audi also offers the optional rear-axle sport differential for even more dynamic driving and precision.

The new quattro with ultra technology is also available for the first time. At the moment it can be combined with the four-cylinder TFSI and TDI engines with manual transmission. Optimized for efficiency, the drive system does not exhibit any perceptible differences to permanent systems
in terms of traction and driving dynamics.

The all-new chassis is among the strengths of the Audi A5 Coupé*. It offers the driver optimal comfort combined with a high degree of agility. The A5 thus handles narrow, winding mountain roads and long trips on the Autobahn with equal aplomb. Audi offers a suspension with damper control as an option. This is integrated into the dynamic handling system known as Audi drive select, which enables the driver to modify the basic characteristic in multiple steps.

The electromechanical power steering is also a new development from Audi. It adapts according to the vehicle’s current speed and provides highly precise road feedback. Optionally available is the dynamic steering, which varies its gear ratio depending on the speed and steering angle.

The Audi A5 Coupé* is significantly more efficient than its predecessor. This is due in large part to a reduction in weight as well as sophisticated aerodynamics. The engineers were able to trim the curb weight by as much as 60 kilograms (132.3 lb). The body is the lightest in the competitive field thanks to an intelligent mix of materials and lightweight design. With a drag coefficient of 0.25, the A5 Coupé is also the segment leader with respect to aerodynamics.

The interior benefits from the increased dimensions and longer wheelbase. Space for driver and passengers is more generous. The horizontal architecture of the instrument panel and the continuous air vent strip create a wide sense of space. As is typical for Audi, interior build quality is uncompromisingly high. High-quality materials in a wide range of colors provide for a particularly pleasant ambiance and underscore the premium character of the mid-sized model. Optional ambient lighting highlights the interior with a choice of 30 adjustable shades. The new A5 Coupé* also redefines the class benchmark for aeroacoustics. The acoustic comfort is almost that of a luxury-class model.

The luggage compartment offers a volume of 465 liters (16.4 cu ft), 10 liters (0.4 cu ft) more than with the previous model. The rear seat has a 40:20:40 split and can be easily folded forward using levers in the luggage compartment. Audi also offers the two-door coupé with optional gesture control for opening the luggage compartment lid via a foot motion. The optional trailer hitch is electrically released at the press of a button.

Display and controls
The A5 Coupé* is now available for the first time with the optional Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels. Together with the MMI navigation plus including 8.3-inch monitor on the center console, it forms the central information unit. The focal point of the MMI terminal is the round rotary pushbutton.

Its surface is home to the touch-sensitive touchpad. The touchpad is used to input characters and also for multifinger gestures, enabling the driver to zoom in on the map, for example.

The whole MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, including the intelligent free text search function. The new, more natural voice control system can recognize input made using everyday language, such as: “I would like to call Peter.”

Infotainment and Audi connect
Customers choosing MMI navigation plus automatically also get the hardware module Audi connect and the new Audi connect SIM, a SIM card permanently installed in the car. The new Audi A5 Coupé* uses this to connect to the Internet via the ultrafast LTE network. Use of the versatile Audi connect services is free of charge of three years, both in Germany and in most European countries. The respective national provider is selected automatically as needed.

Independent of the integrated Audi connect services, customers can also purchase optional data packages for individual Internet use using the Wi-Fi hotspot. This allows all passengers to surf the Web and send/receive email with up to eight mobile devices at attractive rates.

The A5 can also be equipped with the optional Audi connect safety & service package. This includes such functions as an automatic emergency call in the event of an accident, online roadside assistance and Audi service request as well as remote functions that can be used with the MMI connect app on a smartphone, smartwatch or – in conjunction with the fourth generation Apple TV – from a television. Examples include locking and unlocking the car, checking where the car is parked and calling up the vehicle status.

With the Audi smartphone interface, Apple Car Play and Android Auto bring the familiar smartphone environment to the car, if desired. The optional Audi phone box with wireless charging in the center armrest uses near-field coupling to link smartphones wirelessly to the vehicle’s antenna and enables inductive charging according to the Qi standard. For very discerning hi-fi fans, the Bang & Olufsen sound system with its innovative 3D sound is available as an option.

Driver assistance systems
An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances the safety, comfort and efficiency of the new Audi A5 Coupé*. At the same time, Audi is also taking the next step toward piloted driving.

The broad choice of innovative driver assistance systems sets standards in the segment. Compared with the previous model, nearly all of the systems are either completely new or have been extensively updated.

The predictive efficiency assistant helps the driver save fuel, Audi active lane assist helps keep the car on track in the driving lane, and the Stop&Go adaptive cruise control including traffic jam assist offers the driver relief in slow-moving traffic. New and important safety features include the park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, collision avoidance assist and turn assist as well as the Audi pre sense systems. Camera-based recognition of traffic signs rounds out the lineup.

The new Audi A5 Coupé will launch in Germany and additional European countries in fall 2016. Compared with the previous model, the list of standard equipment is even more generous. Among the features included are xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, LED interior lights, the Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch MMI color display, Bluetooth and USB charging function, the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel (including shift paddles in models with automatic transmission), height-adjustable belt feeds, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system and Audi pre sense city.

New trim lines provide numerous customization opportunities, for both the interior and the exterior. Besides the base model, there are also the sport and design lines. The S line sport package and the Audi design selection are available for sophisticated customization, particularly for the interior. Audi offers the S line exterior package for a particularly dynamic appearance.

The Audi S5 Coupé
From 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.7 seconds. The new Audi S5 Coupé* combines dramatic elegance with the performance of a sports car. Its newly developed, turbocharged V6 engine produces 260 kW (354 hp) and consumes just 7.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (32.2 US mpg). The sharper S exterior design and the S-specific details in the interior underscore the dynamic character of the Audi two-door sports coupé.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

The Audi A5 Coupé* is launching with an upgraded list of standard equipment that has been expanded by numerous functions. Included are xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch color display, Bluetooth, USB charging, three-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel (including shift paddles in models with automatic transmission), front center armrest, height-adjustable belt feeds, 40:20:40 split rear seat back, remote unlocking of the seat backs and LED interior lighting. Also standard are the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, the assistance systems Audi pre sense city and multicollision brake assist system, and the adjustable speed limiter.

The new lines concept increases the customization options for the new Audi A5 Coupé. With the lines design, sport, design selection, S line and the S line sport package, customers have more design freedom than ever before.

The new Audi A5 Coupé will roll into showrooms in Germany and additional European countries in fall 2016.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

Driver assistance systems
An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances the safety, comfort and efficiency of the new Audi A5 Coupé*. At the same time, Audi is also taking the next step toward piloted driving. The broad choice of innovative driver assistance systems sets new standards in the segment. Compared with the previous model, nearly all of the systems are either completely new or have been extensively updated. Some of the solutions are standard features, whereas the options can be chosen individually or are available in the packages “Parking,” “City” and “Tour.”

Greater safety: Audi pre sense
The A5 Coupé* comes standard with the safety system Audi pre sense city. At speeds of up to 85 km/h (52.8 mph), the system scans the road for other vehicles and pedestrians using a windshield-mounted front camera with a range of over 100 meters (328.1 ft). If it detects an impending collision, the driver receives a series of warnings, and if necessary the car initiates maximum braking. At speeds up to 40 km/h (24.9 mph) accidents can be avoided completely within the system limits. At higher speeds (up to 85 km/h (52.8 mph)), warnings and brake intervention reduce the impact velocity.

The optional Audi pre sense basic uses information from a variety of different vehicle systems. Once it detects an unstable driving condition, it initiates preventive measures to protect the occupants. The front seat belts are tightened electrically, and the windows and the sunroof close. The hazard flashers are also activated. If a collision cannot be avoided and an accident is detected on the basis of contact, the multicollision brake assist system supports the driver with controlled application of the brakes. This can help to prevent the car from skidding, which in turn prevents additional collisions.

Fewer traffic tickets thanks to the speed limiter
Another standard feature in the new Audi A5 Coupé* is attention assist. A component of the driver information system, it analyzes driver behavior and issues a warning when it detects that the driver is becoming inattentive.

The adjustable speed limiter, a standard feature, can be set to a particular speed ranging from 30 to 250 km/h (18.6 to 155.3 mph) – a very helpful tool for maintaining speed within city limits, in construction sites, and so on.

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) Stop&Go including traffic jam assist
A highlight among the optional systems is the adaptive cruise control (ACC) Stop&Go including traffic jam assist. It relieves the driver and is a major plus with respect to convenience and safety. The ACC maintains a specified distance between the new Audi A5 Coupé and the car ahead; the driver can choose one of five distances and use Audi drive select to adjust the rate of acceleration and control dynamics.

The system, which relies primarily on the signals from the two front radar sensors and the camera, interacts with the S tronic and the tiptronic to cover the full range of speeds from 0 to 250 km/h (155.3 mph); with manual transmissions, it starts at 30 km/h (18.6 mph).

The Stop&Go function of the ACC (in conjunction with automatic transmissions) brakes the new A5 Coupé* to a full stop and lets it resume driving again at the driver’s request. When the system is deactivated, the distance display shows the distance to the car ahead and warns drivers when they are tailgating. Its operating range is at speeds of 60 km/h(37.3 mph) and above.

In combination with automatic transmission, an extension of the ACC called traffic jam assist can take over steering at speeds of up to 65 km/h (40.4 mph) on well-developed roads when traffic is congested. The system uses the radar and ultrasound sensors as well as the front camera, guiding the car by gently adjusting the steering and following the traffic ahead within system limits. The traffic jam assist orients itself to the lane markings and the other vehicles on the road.

When traffic jam assist reaches its system limits – such as when the traffic thins out or there is a sharp curve ahead – the driver has to take over again. If the driver does not, the system warns the driver in several stages. As a final measure, it safely and autonomously brings the Audi A5 Coupé to a full stop.

ACC Stop&Go including traffic jam assist means that the Audi pre sense front safety system is also on board. It can prevent rear collisions or help minimize their consequences. In dangerous situations, the system prompts the driver to apply the brakes according to a complex warning concept – with visual and acoustic signals as well as a sharp tap on the brakes. If the driver does not respond, the car first starts to brake while simultaneously closing the windows and the sunroof as well as activating the hazard flashers. The A5 Coupé is the only car in its class to perform maximum breaking thereafter. The system also tightens the seat belts at this point.

Anticipatory: the predictive efficiency assistant
Also included in the Tour assistance package is the predictive efficiency assistant. Unique in its class, the system works in close conjunction with the Audi adaptive cruise control (ACC), the Audi navigation system and the camera-based recognition of traffic signs. When ACC is active, the system predictively and automatically adjusts the preselected speed to conditions – the route topography, speed limits and the traffic ahead.

Regardless of whether route guidance is active or not, the predictive efficiency assistant uses the route data to alert the driver about situations that call for lower speeds. The system recognizes curves, traffic circles, intersections, gradients, city limits and speed limit signs – in many cases long before the driver sees them. A corresponding warning appears in the instrument cluster and/or the Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display. If the assistant screen is active, detailed graphics can be seen.

If the driver wishes, the system can control the freewheeling of the automatic transmission under defined parameters. This form of coasting is only activated if it can last for at least five seconds. When it ends, the car automatically accelerates to the speed the driver has selected provided the ACC is activated. The predictive efficiency assistant can reduce fuel consumption on country roads by up to 10 percent.

Other systems in the Tour assist package
From a speed of 65 km/h (40.4 mph), Audi active lane assist – part of the Tour assist package and also available separately – helps drivers stay in their lanes. It receives its signals primarily from the front camera, which detects lane markings. If the new Audi A5 Coupé* approaches a marking without the turn signal being activated, the system makes a gentle adjustment to the electromechanical power steering to bring the car back into its lane.

Using the Audi MMI system, drivers can decide whether this support should be active at all times or only take place before the lane marking is crossed. If the driver opts for early intervention, the system guides the car to the center of the lane. There is also the optional setting of making the steering wheel vibrate.

The collision avoidance assist is yet another high-end feature in the Tour assistance package. It activates when an obstacle must be avoided to prevent an accident. Within fractions of a second, it uses data from the front camera, the ACC and radar sensors to calculate the distance of the car ahead as well as its width and degree of offset. Its first warning is a tap on the brakes to alert drivers to the potential danger. As soon as the driver starts steering, the system offers support with the necessary lane changes with controlled interventions in the power steering.

Another Audi innovation is turn assist, which at speeds between 2 and 10 km/h (1.2 – 6.2 mph) monitors oncoming traffic when turning left. In dangerous situations, it brings the car to a complete stop. The system becomes active in the background as soon as the driver turns on the left turn signal.

Camera-based recognition of traffic signs rounds out the Tour assist package. This is also available outside the Tour assist package in combination with one of the two Audi navigation systems and the color DIS. It detects numerous traffic signs, including digital displays and supplemental signs, and presents them to the driver as graphics in the head-up display and instrument cluster. In addition, the driver can opt for a visual warning if the sign-based speed limit is exceeded.

City assist package
The City assist package includes the lane-changing feature Audi side assist, which is also available separately. At speeds of 15 km/h (9.3 mph) and above, it uses the two rear radar sensors with a scanning range of some 70 meters (229.7 ft) to support drivers when changing lanes. If a vehicle approaches rapidly or is located in the blind spot, a warning LED in the housing of the respective exterior mirror lights up. If the driver activates the turn signal anyway, the LED flashes brightly several times in succession.

Audi pre sense rear warns about potential collisions from behind and takes preventive measures, such as activating Audi pre sense basic. The hazard lights also flash rapidly as a warning to traffic behind the car. It remains active in the background at every speed even if the Audi side assist is turned off, unless a trailer is in use.

The new cross traffic assist rear is enabled when the parking system is activated. When this occurs, drivers who are slowly driving backwards, such as when leaving a parking spot at right angles to the road, are warned about approaching vehicles in critical range. There are different levels of warnings: visual, acoustic and a short jolt of the brakes. The back radar sensors provide the necessary data.

The exit warning helps the new Audi A5 Coupé* move more safely through urban traffic. It is activated when the car comes to a stop. If other vehicles are approaching from behind, it warns occupants as they open the doors. The system warns drivers by means of LED light guides above the inside door handles (contour lighting). In situations that are assessed as dangerous, special high-output red LEDs blink and light up. The exit warning stays on for approximately three minutes after the ignition is turned off.

Additional systems round out the City assist package: the reversing camera as well as the acoustic and visual parking system plus. They activate automatically when an obstacle is detected while maneuvering. Both solutions are also available separately.

FlexRay: networking
A fully equipped new Audi A5 Coupé* has some 90 control units on board, all of which exchange data with each other. This high degree of networking, especially among the driver assistance systems, would not be possible without a brand new approach to the car’s electronic architecture.

The new FlexRay bus system connects multiple control units with each other and guarantees extremely fast and reliable data transfer. The most important components are the engine, the automatic transmission, the central chassis control unit, electronic stabilization control (ESC), the power steering control unit, adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist, the image processing control unit and the safety computer, which controls the safety systems.

There are other data networks in addition to the FlexRay bus. CAN (controller area network) buses are the standard networking technology. CAN is used for such things as the air conditioning, convenience electronics and assistance systems (Audi side assist). Furthermore, CAN is used for communication between the infotainment system and the central display and control components, such as MMI and Audi virtual cockpit

LIN (local interconnect network) buses complement the CAN buses by operating less complex integrated systems such as interior lighting. The 3D Bang & Olufsen Sound System, the TV tuner and the Audi virtual cockpit use MOST (media oriented systems transport) technology.

The electrical system also contributes to lightweight construction in the new A5 Coupé: enhanced topology, new aluminum cables and a fleece battery lower the weight by six kilograms (13.2 lb) compared with the previous model.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

The new Audi S5 Coupé
From 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.7 seconds. The new Audi S5 Coupé* combines dramatic design with the performance of a sports car. Its newly developed, turbocharged V6 engine produces 260 kW (354 hp) and consumes just 7.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (32.2 US mpg). With a unladen weight of 1,615 kilograms (3,560.5 lb), the car weighs 60 kilograms (132.3 lb) less than the previous model. The precision-honed exterior design and the numerous S-specific details in the interior underscore the dynamic character of the Audi two-door sports coupé.

Strong heart: 3.0 V6 TFSI
The completely redesigned, turbocharged 3.0 TFSI engine for the Audi S5 Coupé* offers powerful performance: high power, ample torque, spontaneous response and a sonorous sound. All of that paired with a new level of efficiency.

From its 2,995 cc of displacement, the V6 TFSI produces 260 kW (354 hp), which is 15 kW (21 hp) more than the previous engine. A constant 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) (plus 60 Nm/44.3 lb-ft) of torque is available from a low 1,370 all the way to 4,500 rpm. In the NEDC, the new 3.0 TFSI in the S5 Coupé consumes just 7.3 liters per 100 kilometers(32.2 US mpg) – a CO2 equivalent of 166 grams per kilometer (267.2 g/mi). Fuel consumption has dropped by five percent compared with the predecessor engine.

New combustion process: higher efficiency
The decisive success factor for the efficiency of the V6 3.0 TFSI is the new combustion process from Audi. It is based on what is known as the B-cycle, which is similar to the process used in the Audi A4 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW (190 hp)* and utilizes the high-pressure injection valves that are arranged centrally in the combustion chambers.

The shortened compression stroke of the updated combustion process enables the use of an engine process with a significantly higher geometric compression ratio in the V6 TFSI. Combined with a power stroke that, while normal, is longer relative to the compression stroke, this allows for more efficient combustion and increased engine efficiency.

This measure normally significantly reduces the fill of the cylinders, however, and the high compression ratio increases the engine’s tendency to knock, which significantly limits the maximum achievable output. The Audi valvelift system resolves this conflict between efficiency and output orientation. Under part load, it enables a very short intake aperture duration of 130 degrees of camshaft angle coupled with the early closure of the intake valve. At higher loads, the engine can switch to a camshaft contour with a longer aperture duration and greater intake valve lift, with which the engine achieves its maximum output.

Turbocharger: separate exhaust gas flows
The turbocharger, which replaces the mechanical compressor of the previous engine, operates according to the twin-scroll principle. The exhaust branches of the two cylinder banks run separately in the exhaust manifold and in the turbocharger housing, and only merge before the turbine wheel. This technology avoids undesirable interactions between the two gas columns, and it makes a major contribution toward early and powerful torque build-up.

The turbocharger is located within the 90-degree V of the cylinder banks. It normally sits on the outside next to the crankcase. Accordingly, the exhaust side is on the inner side of the cylinder heads and the intake side on the outer side. This layout enables compact construction and short gas flow paths with minimal flow losses – the 3.0 TFSI responds extremely spontaneously and directly.

Weight reduction: minus 14 kilograms (30.9 lb)
Thanks to a thorough redesign, the V6 TFSI has shed 14 kilograms (30.9 lb) and now weighs 172 kilograms (379.2 lb). Made with an aluminum alloy using the complex sand casting process, the cylinder crankcase features integrated, thin-walled cylinder liners of gray cast iron. In combination with the newly developed rings for the aluminum pistons, this reduces friction.

Another efficiency module is the thermal management system. The crankcase and the cylinder head have separate coolant circuits. After a cold start, the switchable water pump controls the flow of coolant through the engine so that the oil comes up to its operating temperature as quickly as possible. The exhaust manifold is integrated into the cylinder head and coolant circulates around it, which helps to heat up the engine quickly. When the engine is warm the system reduces the exhaust gas temperature, which reduces fuel consumption, particularly during sporty driving.

Eight-speed tiptronic
The drivetrain of the Audi S5 Coupé* has also been completely updated. This also applies to the smooth, rapid and spontaneously shifting, eight-speed tiptronic. The layout of its gear sets and shifting elements results in low drag torques and thereby to a high efficiency level. Its large number of gears makes it possible to operate the engine close to its ideal load point very frequently. Their lower gears have short, sporty ratios, while the upper gears are long to reduce revs and fuel consumption.

The torque-converter transmission is integrated into the engine’s thermal management system and is designed for start-stop operation (from 3 km/h (1.9 mph) residual speed). The driver can select the D, S or E mode and can use shift paddles on the steering wheel for manual gear changes. All commands are transmitted to the transmission electrically – by wire.

As soon as the driver lifts off the accelerator at speeds between 55 and 160 km/h (34.2 and 99.4 mph), the transmission begins freewheeling mode if this will save fuel (exception: Mode S). If the car is equipped with the optional systems predictive efficiency assistant and adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist, coasting is managed in a very anticipatory manner.

Standard: quattro drive
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with its asymmetrically dynamic layout makes a major contribution toward sporty and stable handling of the new Audi S5 Coupé*. During normal driving, its all-mechanical center differential directs 60 percent of the torque to the rear axle and 40 percent to the front. If slip occurs at one axle, most of the forces are rapidly redirected to the other axle – up to 85 percent to the front or up to 70 percent to the rear axle. These high locking figures enable a clearly defined torque distribution and precise interplay with control systems.

Wheel-selective torque control – an intelligent software function – complements the work of the quattro drive system. In dynamic cornering, it applies minimal brake interventions at the wheels on the inside of the curve before they begin to spin. These interventions are made even if the driver does not press the accelerator pedal. The difference between propulsive forces at the wheels makes the car turn into the curve ever so slightly – making handling even more precise, agile and stable.

Wheel-selective torque control at the rear axle: the sport differential
The optional sport differential provides for even more dynamic response when steering and accelerating. It distributes torque between the rear wheels via two superposition gears. The latest generation of the differential is roughly one kilogram (2.2 lb) lighter.

During fast driving, the sport differential literally pushes the car into the curve, nipping understeer in the bud. A software function integrated into the central suspension control unit continuously computes the ideal torque split for dynamic driving. When turning into or accelerating in a curve, the majority of the torque is directed to the outside wheel, pushing the car into the curve. Before the rear end can break out, the car is stabilized and thus easily controlled. The control unit for the sport differential is tightly networked with Audi drive select so that the driver can influence the torque split.

Optional control: the S sport suspension
The Audi S5 Coupé features a newly developed S sport suspension with five-link suspensions front and rear. The axle principle enables optimal absorption of longitudinal and transverse forces. Its mounts are sporty-stiff in a lateral direction and supple and soft longitudinally. Together with the updated electromechanical power steering with direct steering ratios, the mounts lay the foundation for dynamic handling, good comfort and a high degree of stability. With their low weight, the new parts also reduce fuel consumption. Audi also offers optional dynamic steering, which adapts its steering ratio to the vehicle’s speed and the steering angle.

As an alternative to the standard S sport suspension with highly sensitive monotube shock absorbers, Audi also offers a version with S-specific damper control for the new S5 Coupé. The driver can push a button to choose the default setting of the suspension in Audi drive select and thus call up the desired handling characteristics at any time. The variable S sport suspension works with newly developed CDC dampers (CDC = continuous damping control) with electromagnetically actuated valves in their pistons. They allow hydraulic fluid to flow faster or more slowly as required. A new actuation concept makes them very energy efficient. The central suspension control unit processes all sensor signals within milliseconds and controls each damper individually. Together with the wide range of the damper valves, this ensures a wide spectrum between a soft ride and firm handling.

The brakes are dimensioned to be large. At the front wheels, the internally-vented discs are 350 mm (13.8 in) in diameter. They are gripped by black (or optionally red) painted six-piston fixed calipers with rhombus S logos. Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) operates even more precisely and sensitively than in the previous model. The driver can choose to deactivate it partially or entirely over two stages.

The new S5 Coupé comes standard with 18-inch wheels in a five-spoke start design. The 245/40-series tires weigh less than 12 kilograms (26.5 lb). A number of 19-inch wheels are available as options.

Body and exterior
The new Audi S5 Coupé* spans a length of 4,692 millimeters (15.4 ft). It is 1,846 millimeters (6.1 ft) wide and 1,371 millimeters (4.5 ft) high. The long wheelbase of 2,764 millimeters (9.1 ft) emphasizes the dynamic silhouette of the two-door sports coupé.

The intelligent combination of materials makes the body very torsionally stiff, safe and lightweight. The new Audi S5 Coupé with standard quattro all-wheel drive weights 1,615 kilograms (3,560.5 lb), 60 kilograms (132.3 lb) less than the previous model.

Audi equips the new S5 Coupé standard with LED headlights. The lower edge of the wide and flat Singleframe extends much farther upward than in the previous model. The striking bumper is expressively shaped. The flat air inlet below is adorned by a matt aluminum silver trim strip and spans the entire width of the vehicle. The side air inlets have bold edges and honeycomb grilles in matt titanium black as well as vertical bars evoking the blades of a racing car. At the front end, the new Audi S5 Coupé expresses its independence with additional sporty details, such as the S-specific radiator grille in matt twilight gray with double slats in matt aluminum silver.

When viewed from the side, the new Audi S5 Coupé exhibits a characteristic, wave-shaped shoulder line. The sweeping line with pronounced bulges over the wheel arches is a visual cue to the quattro all-wheel drive. At the transition from the front wheel arch to the A-pillar, a three-dimensional trim element in matt aluminum silver with an integrated S5 logo underscores the supreme sportiness of the new Audi S5 Coupé. As with a racing car, the aluminum-look exterior mirrors are mounted on the top shoulders. Chrome inserts for the door handles and powerfully contoured sill trims in the body color with textured black sill top strips also contributed to the honed exterior.

The rear end sports slim LED rear lights with dynamic turn signals. A distinctive spoiler in the body color on the luggage compartment lid improves the aerodynamics. Integrated into the boldly shaped rear bumper is a flat, black honeycomb grille. The matt twilight gray diffuser with vertical struts and a matt aluminum silver clasp frame the two dual chrome tailpipes.

The three-dimensional trim elements on the flanks, the radiator grille and the luggage compartment lid bear S5 logos with a red rhombus. The 11-shade color palette includes two new colors exclusive to the S model: Navarra blue and Misano red.

The new Audi S5 Coupé* also features cultivated sportiness in the interior. The clean design with its strong horizontal orientation makes the spaciously designed interior – which seats four – appear even larger. With a volume of 465 liters (16.4 cu ft) the luggage compartment of the S5 Coupé offers everyday practicality.

A broadly extended band of air vents, an elegant air conditioning panel and a large decorative surface define the instrument panel layout. The Audi MMI display welcomes the driver and passengers with a screen featuring the S5 logo. At night, LED light guides trace the contours of the doors and the center console – in 30 colors with the optional ambient light package. The illuminated door sill strips, the three-spoke sport leather steering wheel with multifunction plus and the chrome clasp on the tiptronic selector lever bear the S logo with a red rhombus (as do the welcome screens of the color DIS or Audi virtual cockpit and the MMI display.

Thanks to the vehicle’s excellent aeroacoustics, the interior noise level is exceptionally low. The workmanship quality is on the high level that distinguishes an Audi. As is typical for an S model, the color black dominates. For example on the headlining and the instrument panel. The decorative inlays provide elegant contrasts. They come standard in matt brushed aluminum, with options for carbon Atlas, gray natural oak and black piano finish.

The optional S sport seats have integrated head restraints, adjustable bolsters and a pneumatic massage function. Fine Nappa leather in the colors black, rotor gray or magma red with diamond pattern, contrasting stitching and an S badge is the standard upholstery.

Audi virtual cockpit
One highlight is the optional Audi virtual cockpit. It displays all key information in razor-sharp graphics on its 12.3-inch monitor. Views available to the driver include a sport mode centered around the tachometer.

Controls & displays, infotainment and Audi connect
In the new MMI operating system, the flat menu structure is based on that of today’s smartphones, including intelligent free-text search. It suggests various search results after just a few letters have been entered. In addition, user operation is possible from the multifunction steering wheel or by natural language voice control.

MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch monitor top the infotainment range. MMI touch has a touchpad for zooming and scrolling and for entering characters. The system includes the Audi connect hardware component, which connects the new Audi S5 Coupé to the Internet via LTE. Passengers can freely surf and email with their mobile devices thanks to the integrated Wi-Fi hotspot with optional data packages. The driver can use the diverse online services from the Audi connect portfolio.

The optional Audi phone box with wireless charging connects smartphones to the on-board antenna via near-field coupling and simultaneously charges them inductively according to the Qi standard. The Audi smartphone interface brings Apple Car Play and Android Auto into the car. For discerning hi-fi fans, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with new 3D sound is available.

Leading role: driver assistance systems
The new Audi S5 Coupé* is at the front of its segment with a wide range of driver assistance systems. The systems come from the full-size class; their intelligent interplay represents another step on the road to piloted driving. Audi offers the same systems for the S5 Coupé as for the A5 Coupé.

The new Audi S5 Coupé* will be available on the European market from fall 2016. Its extensive list of standard equipment includes LED headlights, 18-inch cast aluminum wheels, an eight-speed tiptronic and quattro all-wheel drive.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

At a glance
The new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé

Exterior design
  • Elegant sportiness: further development of a design highlight
  • Emotional and sporty proportions
  • Sporty and athletic coupé front end with wide, flat Singleframe, hood with power dome visualization
  • Sharp, precise shoulder line in the form of a wave emphasizes the sculpturally expressed quattro visualization
  • Finely contoured headlights, optional LED and Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicator
  • Elegant three-dimensional LED rear lights and long brake lights at the upper edge of the rear window
New TFSI and TDI engines with up to 17 percent more power and up to 22 percent lower fuel consumption
  • 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW (190 hp) and 320 Nm (236.0 lb-ft)
  • 2.0 TFSI with 185 kW (252 hp) and 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft)
  • 3.0 TFSI with 260 kW (354 hp) and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft)
  • 2.0 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp) and 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft)
  • 2.0 TDI ultra with 140 kW (190 hp) and 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft)
  • 3.0 TDI with 160 kW (218 hp) and 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft)
  • 3.0 TDI with 210 kW (286 hp) and 620 Nm (457.3 lb-ft)
  • New versions of manual gearbox, S tronic and tiptronic
  • For four-cylinder models with manual gearbox: new quattro with ultra technology and improved efficiency
  • Option for 3.0 TDI with 210 kw (286 hp) and S5 3.0 TFSI 260 kW (354 hp): quattro with sport differential
  • Five-link construction: Chassis even more dynamic and precise while simultaneously offering greater comfort
  • Newly developed electromechanical power steering for better road feedback and steering precision; optionally with dynamic steering for improved driving feel and greater comfort
  • Audi drive select dynamic handling system standard
  • Optional suspension with damper control featuring wider adjustment range of the individual Audi drive select modes
  • Audi A5: Suspension with low ride height as standard, sport suspension and suspension with damper control as options
  • Audi S5: S-specific sport suspension standard; optionally with damper control
  • New, horizontally oriented architecture with continuous air vent strip creates a feeling of spaciousness
  • Perfect workmanship with optimal functionality
  • Use of high-quality materials and new colors
  • Interior with 17 millimeters (0.7 in) added length; more shoulder, head and knee room
  • Pneumatic massage function (optional for sport seat and standard seat)
  • Deluxe automatic air conditioning for particularly high air quality and with new user interface
  • Seat belt height adjustment for the front seats with power belt feeds
  • Best-in-class luggage compartment: 465 liters (16.4 cu ft) – 10 liters(0.4 cu ft) more than the previous model
  • Full-surface, retractable panoramic glass sunroof for a light-flooded interior (optional)
  • Optional automatic heated windshield and heated steering wheel
  • Completely redesigned MMI operating concept including intuitive free text search function
  • Operation also with the multifunction steering wheel and natural language voice control
  • Optional Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display
Infotainment and Audi connect
  • Optional top infotainment system MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, including 8.3-inch MMI monitor and three years of free Audi connect, LTE data transmission
  • Numerous new Audi connect services, including remote control via smartphone app for operation and checking of the car
  • Audi connect SIM, Wi-Fi hotspot data packages and EU-wide roaming
  • Audi MMI connect app for smartphone, smartwatch and Apple TV Generation 4
  • Audi connect safety & service
  • Audi smartphone interface for integrating Apple and Android cell phones into the Audi MMI color display (optional)
  • Audi phone box with inductive charging available
  • High-end option: Bang & Olufsen Sound System with innovative 3D sound, 19 loudspeakers and 755 watts of power
Driver assistance systems
  • Next step toward piloted driving: intelligent interaction between various driver assistance systems
  • adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function, including traffic jam assist for driving in slow-moving traffic
  • Predictive efficiency assistant helps with anticipatory driving to save fuel and reduce CO2
  • Audi active lane assist and Audi side assist
  • Also new: park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, turn assist, collision avoidance assist and camera-based recognition of traffic signs
  • Safety systems: Audi pre sense city, basic and rear, multicollision brake assist system
  • Length 4,673 millimeters (15.3 ft), wheelbase 2,764 millimeters (9.1 ft), width 1,846 millimeters (6.1 ft), height 1,371 millimeters (4.5 ft)
  • Lightweight construction: Weight reduced as much as 60 kilograms (132.3 lb) versus previous version
  • Best cd value in its class: 0.25
  • Comprehensive standard equipment: Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights, belt feeds with height adjustment, LED interior lighting, Audi drive select dynamic handling system, Audi pre sense city and more.
  • Optional large panoramic glass sunroof can be almost fully opened
  • S sport seat with pneumatic massage function and side bolster adjustment (A5 S line and S5)
  • New equipment concept with the lines sport and design – for the first time also with exterior differentiations as well as the S line sport package, Audi design selection and S line exterior package equipment packages
Audi S5 Coupé
  • Newly developed 3.0 TFSI engine combines sports car performance with a new level of efficiency
  • 260 kW (354 hp) of power and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque
  • In 4.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph)
  • More power, yet five percent lower fuel consumption: 7.3 liters of per 100 kilometers (32.2 US mpg)
  • 60 kilograms (132.3 lb) lighter than its predecessor.
  • Sharper exterior design and S-specific details in the interior
  • Audi virtual cockpit with S-specific display for a sportier look; option for tachometer in the middle
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.