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Audi A5 DTM selection 3.0 TDI special edition announced

October 15, 2015

A new special edition Audi A5 has been announced, called the DTM selection. Just 50 examples will be made. It leads into the introduction of the all-new model coming next year.

Audi A5 DTM selection

Based on the 3.0 TDI A5, the DTM selection uses a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine. Power remains at 180kW but torque is lifted from 500Nm to 580Nm. Sending grunt through a seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission, the A5 can do the 0-100km/h dash in a respectable 5.9 seconds.

Where the DTM edition differs more noticeably is with the styling, inside and out. The body features a unique DTM racing-inspired Misano red colour scheme covered in various DTM and Audi Sport logos.

The exterior also gets a set of 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels wearing 265/30 tyres, as well as a revised front end with black grilles, and matching black side mirrors and other black trimmings.

For the interior there’s a set of sports seats taken from the RS 5 performance coupe. These feature Misano red backings. Various other parts are also in Misano red, while the door sills showcase a unique Audi Sport insert, with the DTM logo projected onto the ground via special light effect.

Audi A5 DTM selection-logo light

All 50 examples will be available in Europe only, with prices starting from 74,540 euros in Germany. The regular 180kW/500Nm Audi A5 3.0 TDI coupe is available in Australia from AU$94,300.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.