The new Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TDIe 163 PS returns 64.2 mpg and emits 115 g/km CO
, while the Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDIe 136 PS also returns 64.2 mpg , along with 117 g/km CO
The Audi A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback ranges now share the latest 2.0-litre TDIe engine delivering 163 PS, with CO 2 output as little as 115 g/km, and the potential for up to 64.2 mpg.
The Sportback also offers a 136 PS version of this unit with a starting price of £27,320, making it the most cost-effective TDI in the new generation A5 range.
Both four-cylinder diesel engines are characterised by low internal friction for optimum operating efficiency, variable turbine geometry for the sharpest possible response across the rev range and a new centrifugal governor in a dual-mass flywheel designed to further boost refinement. The new, lighter flywheel also improves engine response at low revs and therefore permits earlier up-shifts for more efficient driving.
The A5 Sportback 2.0 TDIe 136 PS can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 9.5 seconds, reach a top speed of 132 mph and return up to 64.2 mpg according to the official combined cycle test, equating to a low CO 2 output of 117 g/km. The 163 PS version reduces the acceleration time to 8.7 seconds, increases the top speed to 137mph and yet is still able to achieve up to 62.8 mpg with a negligible increase in CO 2 output to 118 g/km.
In the Coupe the 163 PS engine fares even better, pushing the TDIe to 62 mph in 8.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 140 mph, raising economy to 64.2 mpg and taking CO 2 to 115 g/km, the lowest level in the revised range. In each case these engines are linked exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.
In addition to the new ‘e’ units the TDI range in the A5 Sportback continues to include 143 PS and 177 PS versions of the 2.0-litre engine, and the 3.0-litre V6 TDI in 204 PS and 245 PS forms, the latter linked to quattro all-wheel-drive. The A5 Coupe is available with the 177 PS 2.0-litre TDI and the two V6 TDIs.
In both Sportback and Coupe models all the four-cylinder TDI engines can be combined with a new, highly cost-effective SE Technik specification seen first in the A4 Saloon and Avant ranges. At a premium of £1,000 on top of the SE model price for the Sportback or £500 on top of the SE price for the Coupe, it adds DVD satellite navigation, Audi Music Interface (AMI) iPod connection, the Audi Parking Plus system with front and rear sensors and cruise control to the familiar SE equipment list.
In both models SE specification already includes 17-inch alloy wheels, Milano leather upholstery, three-zone climate control, Bluetooth mobile phone preparation and a colour Driver’s Information System (DIS). Both TDIe engines are also available allied to Standard, SE and S line trim in the A5 Sportback, and Standard and SE in the Coupe.
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