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2011 Audi A5 revealed
The rejuvenated Audi A5 features a new steering column stalk with a narrow chrome clasp.
No doubt this revelation has got you fizzing into your keyboard. Well, here’s some more: it also gets a new ignition key, a new selector lever for the auto ‘box and a new button for the Audi drive select. Ingolstadt’s engineers have also worked tirelessly to bring you new paint on the instrument cluster bezels and even a new steering wheel.
The rear suspension bearings and damper tuning have been updated for more precise handling too, while engines include a redesigned 1.8-litre four-pot petrol producing 170bhp and 236lb ft of pulling power (up from 160bhp/184lb ft) thanks to changes in the turbo, injection system and valves, and the supercharged 272bhp V6 new to the line-up. The 2.0-litre TFSI with 211bhp remains, while the 2.0-litre TDI (177bhp) still returns just over 50mpg.
There’s also a 3.0-litre diesel V6 in two flavours - 204bhp and 245bhp, the former emitting 129g/km of CO2 and returning 48mpg. Later on, Audi is promising “a particularly low-emissions clean diesel model” making the A5 the first coupe to meet the Euro 6 diesel standard.
The S5 Coupe also joins its Sportback and Convertible siblings and loses the 350bhp 4.2-litre V8, replaced with a supercharged V6 producing 333bhp - in this model, it sprints to 62mph in 4.9 seconds and tops out at a limited 155mph.
Prices to be confirmed, but Audi promises only slight rises. Are you excited by this revitalised Audi A5?