Audi has launched its A5 family in Bangalore at a starting price of Rs 54.02 lakh (Ex-showroom, Bangalore). The A5 family consists of the A5 Sportback, A5 Cabriolet and S5 Sportback.
The designs of all three models look similar at first, with the hexagonal grille LED headlamps being shared between them, but the devil is in the detail. The A5 Sportback features the design of a full-size sedan. The chiselled looks and character lines flowing from the front to the rear make it look muscular.
The A5 Cabriolet as well as the S5 Sportback are shorter than the A5 Sportback. The A5 Cabriolet having the obvious difference of two lesser doors and an openable fabric roof. The opening/closing of the roof happens in under 15 seconds.
Audi A5 Variants and Prices
|Audi A5 Variants||Price|
|A5 Sportback||Rs 54.02 lakh|
|A5 Cabriolet||Rs 67.51 lakh|
|S5 Sportback||Rs 70.60 lakh|
The S5 Sportback looks very similar to the A5 Sportback, with major differences lying in its underpinnings. The Audi S5 Sportback is the performance saloon of the family and is powered by a 3.0-litre, twin-turbo, V6 petrol engine.
The engine produces a maximum power output of 349bhp and a peak torque output of 500Nm and is mated to an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox. Power is put down to the all the wheels through the Audi Quattro drivetrain, and the S5 is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in under five seconds.
The A5 Sportback and A5 Cabriolet are both powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine with a maximum power output of 190bhp and a peak torque output of 400Nm, mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
Dual-zone air-conditioning, top-spec touchscreen infotainment system, TFT instrument cluster, cruise control, etc are some of the features on the cars.
Audi has certainly given safety top priority as the A5 family is equipped with Airbags, ABS with EBD, Traction Control with ESP, Skid Control, Hill-Hold Function, etc.
The Audi A5 family is elegant and good-looking. The cars all perform well and are priced well. The A5 trio, or #A5BratPack as Audi calls them have all the makings of being a hit in the premium luxury sedan segment.