2012 Audi A5 Coupe, Sportback and Convertible in Australia in April

February 29, 2012

Audi Australia is announcing the new 2012 Audi A5 Coupe, Sportback and Convertible facelift, with fuel savings across the board, and a new entry-level 1.8 TFSI engine. The new 2012 Audi S5 has also been announced.

Kicking off the facelifted 2012 Audi A5 range is a new 1.8-litre TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 125kW and 320Nm. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.9L/100km.

Joining the entry-level range is a new 2.0-litre TDI option which produces 130kW and 380Nm. It has an average fuel rating of just 4.8L/100km. Both of the new engines are available across the range, for the Coupe, Sportback and Convertible.

Making up the mid-range option is a 2.0-litre TFSI four-cylinder engine, producing 155kW. This variant is the only version available with a manual transmission.

As for styling changes, the facelift comes with a range of subtle updates, including new slimmer headlights in the form of Audi’s latest design language, while inside there’s a revised instrument cluster with new trimmings, and a new sports steering wheel.

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The new S5 is available in all body styles, coming with a 3.0-litre TFSI engine producing 245kW of power and 440Nm of torque. In the Coupe its able to propel the S5 from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds, while offering an average fuel consumption rating of 8.1L/100km.

The new model will be available in Australia in April. Prices and respective fuel and power ratings are as follows (pricing excludes on-road costs):

Model                                                           Power     MLP                       L/100km
A5 Sportback 1.8 TFSI  multitronic                 125         $66,900                 5.9
A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI multitronic                   130         $68,700                 4.8
A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro manual         155         $80,900                 6.8
A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic         155         $83,200                 7.0
A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic           180         $95,900                 5.7
A5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic         200         $100,800               8.1
S5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI S tronic                        245         $135,900               8.1

A5 Coupe 1.8 TFSI multitronic                        125         $66,900                 5.8
A5 Coupe 2.0 TDI multitronic                          130         $68,700                 4.7
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI quattro manual                  155         $80,900                 6.8
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic                 155         $83,200                 7.0
A5 Coupe 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic                  180         $95,900                 5.7
A5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic                 200         $100,800               8.1
S5 Coupe 3.0TFSI quattro  S tronic                 245         $135,900               8.1

A5 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI multitronic                    125         $78,500                 6.2
A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI multitronic                     130         $80,900                 5.0
A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic           155         $96,900                 7.2
A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic             180         $108,800               5.9
A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic           200         $112,900               8.5
S5 Cabriolet 3.0 TFSI S tronic                        245         $146,500               8.5

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.