Audi A5

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Audi A5

Audi A5

2012 Audi A5

Series production of the Audi A5 starts since 2007. Model in three variants – coupe, convertible and five-door hatchback based on the fourth generation (B8) A4 Audi. With a new more dynamic design and the latest technology developed in the company. The interior space creates a sense of elegance and sporty look. The architecture is harmonious and at the same time gives dynamic atmosphere. Carefully selected materials emphasize the quality of workmanship.

For such a classy car Audi engineers are selected and properly serious engines. Under the bonnet of the new A5 can find three petrol (1.8, 2.0 and 3.0 liter – 170, 211 and 272 hp) and three diesel (2.0 and 3.0 liter – 177, 204 and 245 hp) engine. They are powerful enough, yet efficient and give the model dynamics and sportiness in both the city and on highways. To this wide selection of bikes and walking – 6-speed Manual, 8-position automatic Multitronic CVT, 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission according to the level of equipment.

Engines:

Audi A5

2012 Audi A5

Gasoline 1.8-liter TFSI, 170 hp
Gasoline 2.0-liter TFSI, 211 hp
Petrol 3.0 liter TFSI, 272 hp
Diesel 2.0 liter TDI, 177 hp
Diesel 3.0 liter TDI, 204 hp
Diesel 3.0 liter TDI, 245 hp

Audi A5 Cabriolet

Audi A5 Cabriolet released in 2008 It is available with the following petrol engines:

1.8 TFSI
2.0 TFSI Multitronic
2.0 TFSI quattro Multitronic
3.0 TFSI quattro S-tronic

Model has diesel versions, some of them are:

Audi A5

2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet

2.0 TDI
3.0 TDI Multitronic
3.0 TDI quattro S-tronic
Audi continues producing A5 Cabriolet and the present.

Test Audi A5 TDI

After material AUdi S5 got task to write an article for a lower version and editorial team decided this was Audi A5 3.0 V6 TDI quattro. Why? Because this model cements the view that there Turbodizelat among sports cars. And how else – the power of the three-liter engine is comparable to that of the same volume of gasoline – 237 HP, not to mention the maximum torque of 500 Nm, which certainly exceeds this index in a gasoline engine. Moreover, Audi S5 is widely regarded as the model with a V8 engine is not enough oriented towards sporty driving. This is more like a car with mistaken identity – neither sporty coupe to driving to his limits, no convincing GT car. In this respect, TDI seems sensible option.

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2010 Audi A5 3.0 TDI

There are three main problems of the Audi A5 concept. First, compared to other models with front longitudinal engine, major components in various locations. Differential is between the engine and the clutch, which allows the front wheels to go ahead, which affects better weight distribution and the appearance of the car. Steering rack is low lying and is connected to the front wheels via a shorter and less flexible steering rods. However, when driving, Audi A5 and S5 especially the impression that the front end is very heavy – a deficiency that the new chassis is supposed to eliminate.

Why is this so? Dr. Horst Glaser, head of the department dynamics Audi, obviously furious. “I agree that it is so,” he said, “but the marketing department insisted that this Audi A5 will create the feeling of a familiar car in the customers of Audi.” What about those customers that Audi hopes to “steal” from BMW? “I hope that this will gradually change,” he ruefully Dr. Glaser.

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2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet

The second drawback is that the Audi A5 is unnecessarily large vehicle, provided that the site is back so scarce. As a result, the car feels like it’s too bulky. The new model Audi A4, which debuted yet, will be built on the same platform and is narrower.

Finally, appearance. If we take the prototype Audi Nuvolari, which was presented in Geneva in 2003, and remove metallic tehnoizgled and add hanging window line shape and change a bit of the rear windows, you get a mediocre car that rejects much of the design is Audi seek to shape the years. The head of the design department Walter Da Silva says that this is the best car that is designed. So much for the influence of the Italian masters of the bodies …

But here, the 3.0 TDI driving on a country road near Verona and driving pleasure increases steadily after the initial disappointment of confidence for Audi S5. Overloaded Fiat Ducato van in front of me right in the short hill. Third gear, Throttle and fly past him while unleash massive torque. U-turn … Second gear, and again Throttle, but wait half a second to quattro drive can be applied to your asphalt incredible traction out of corners. Excellent machine for mountain roads.

Audi A5

2012 Audi A5

The engine is also good. He knows that the fuel on fire by compression in the cylinders, but the timbre is deep and cultured. The suspension is softer than that of the S5, so the weight of the front end is better disguised. All this troupe red dots on the asset car. I enjoy the quiet engine, stable behavior and the practical benefits of the technology embedded in it. Impressive is the acceleration, 5.9 sec. from 0 to 100 km / h This is better than the 3.2-liter V6 petrol model, which needs 6.1 seconds.

Then I sat behind the wheel and the Multitronic 3.2, front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission, but I did not notice anything in it continuously. There were eight ratios clearly perceptible. The result is that his shift is almost as fast as in the DSG transmission, and no break in torque distribution. Works better than a torque converter with a Mercedes or 7 degrees to 8 degrees Lexus because the feeling of change and mechanical connections are more clearly discernible. Moreover Audi A5 front-wheel drive oversteer much easier, like comparing 2.0 and TT 3.2 quattro.

But definitely all models of Audi A5 series, TDI e right choice. It’s time suits the marketing department to listen to Dr. Glaser.

Modifications and engine of the Audi A5

2007 – present

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2011 Audi A5

A5 3.2 FSI – 2 door / coupe 265 hp Automatic transmission
A5 3.2 FSI quattro – 2 door / coupe 265 hp Manual
A5 2.7 TDI – 2 door / coupe 190 hp Automatic transmission
A5 3.0 TDI quattro – 2 door / coupe 240 hp Manual

2008 – present

A5 2.7 TDI – 2 door / coupe 190 hp Manual
A5 1.8 TFSI – 2 door / coupe 170 hp Automatic transmission
A5 1.8 TFSI – 2 door / coupe 170 hp Manual
A5 3.0 TDI quattro – 2 door / coupe 240 hp Automatic transmission
A5 2.0 TFSI – 2 door / coupe 211 hp Manual
A5 2.0 TFSI quattro – 2 door / coupe 211 hp Manual

2009 – present

A5 3.2 FSI – 2 doors / 265 hp convertible Automatic transmission
A5 3.0 TDI quattro – 2 doors / 240 hp convertible Automatic transmission
A5 2.0 TFSI – 2 doors / 180 hp convertible Automatic transmission
A52.0 TFSI – 2 doors / 211 hp convertible Manual
A5 3.2 FSI quattro – 2 doors / 265 hp convertible Automatic transmission

Opinions and impressions of the owners of the Audi A5

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2011 Audi A5 S-line

Let me apologize now all that make turbo motors (including me in December), but I think for the Audi A5 and Audi A6 engine must be 6 cylinder! Audi A8 she wants 8 cylinders. I am not commenting diesel or gasoline. I’m talking about number of cylinders! Yes, it really is that 2.0 T holds a higher price of 3.2, due to the large difference in the cost of insurance and taxes in Germany between the two. Just 2.0 T is cheaper than this point. I think the best option is 3.2. Now someone will say, but 2.0T is faster and more economical. There’s always a faster car, but did not speak to the cost. 3.0 diesel goes further by two motors that I have listed and I will come out much more expensive.

I’m not a fanatic, but will stay in the camp of Audi. On the 95th drive only Audi and I have not had any problems, I believe in the brand if they would take this car depends on whether you make me another discount. Honestly prerovih net and found nothing about problems with 3.2 FSI. But given how happy I would “mega-problem” AYM 2.5TDI I do not think I have problems with this. Generally do not like to torture their cars, drive them pretty carefully, and I respect that because I never had a problem with any of them. I admit that I was drawn to the Audi A6, although it is an archaic relic.

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Audi A5 Tuning

But what I liked more in the short time I had the test (and because I used to drive a turbo motor) I like the effect you created with the throttle, in other words the sense of instantaneous power generated by the turbo, while the other is somehow and seemed to have failed to develop their abilities, with a bit less “kick” back … strange as it sounds really explain it … T but it seemed more responsive, dynamic and youthful.

Of course, do not miss that all the above combinations were with Quattro and Automatic.

Theoretically speaking, the 3.2 should be more pleasant than the 2.0T. In this case, 3.2 is quite buggy engine with not many reasonable fuel consumption for productivity. As far as I remember the models of the 2006th are alusil for the U.S. and Europe, but check it anyway. Nikas version was unsuccessful, especially in the U.S.. BMW had the same problem, but 10 years ago with V8 bikes … College is very straight – these bikes to make them more seriously after a good warm oil … I personally would avoid in this case 3.2. View 3.0TFSI is another matter …

Audi A5

Audi A5 Tuning

Although aspirated engines drive and one 200 hp, giving voice to 2.0T. I think this is the bike as efficiency, durability and reliability, upgrade possibilities and great dynamics. Do not forget the potential for increased power + very good torque at low, making it very pleasant to drive in the city and much more sensitive to the gas pedal. Especially if it is with the manual transmission, as colleague wants, it will be a great combination as dynamic. Aspirated engines takes time and it gradually unleashing the power fed up at one point, no matter how big or cubic horses abound. Just the feeling of the turbine and thrust that gives even a slightly smaller range are able to erase the effect of sound that is barely detected inside the vehicle because B & O Sound System. I drove this Audi A5 Quattro not only after 2000 rev / min car now responds instantly to the accelerator. I do not know how it is at 3.2, but I do not see any advantage in his face, and more, and then read the topic, you just do not see the point in risking. After 3.0 diesel 2.0T is my starter. Turbo always gives a great feeling of control of the vehicle, particularly if it has a manual transmission.

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