The new 2012 Audi A5 Coupe combines its sporty character with high efficiency, supreme refinement and uncompromising workmanship. Many full-size-class equipment features underscore its status as a modern gran coupé.
The Audi A5 Coupe also offers sufficient room for adults in the back seats. The rear seat features split folding seat backs, and the trunk holds between 455 and 829 liters (16.07 and 29.28 cu ft). Functional elegance and uncompromising quality characterize the interior. Audi offers a number of special seating options, including climate-controlled comfort seats with built-in ventilation, as alternatives to the sportily low-slung standard seats.
The Audi A5 Coupé also features state-of-the-art engines. The gasoline engines producing at least 132 kW (180 hp) feature the Audi valvelift system. The system varies the lift of the exhaust valves of the four-cylinder engines in two stages and manipulates the intake valves of the V6, boosting torque in both cases. All engines include a recuperation system that recovers energy during braking. All two-liter, four-cylinder versions boast the start-stop system and the on-board computer with efficiency program when paired with a manual transmission.
The engines: 1.8 TFSI with 118 kW (160 hp), 2.0 TFSI with 132 kW (180 hp), 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 155 kW (211 hp), 3.2 FSI and 3.2 FSI quattro with 195 kW (265 hp), 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp), 2.7 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp), 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp)
The Audi A5 Coupé sets standards for sporty agility, luxurious ride comfort and excellent driving safety. Most suspension components are made of aluminum, and the powerful brakes can be excellently modulated.
The standard ESP electronic stabilization program with electronic limited slip differential makes the handling of all front-wheel drive models even more dynamic. It applies the brakes slightly to the front inside wheel in curves to minimize understeer and maximize traction. One high-end option in the Audi A5 Coupé is the Audi drive select driving dynamics system. It can be combined with the sport suspension with damper control, the dynamic steering and the sport differential, which variably distributes the torque between the rear wheels.