Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Audi A5, leap in quality

Audi presents the new image of the A5, which is characterized by a series of minor changes to aesthetic level. Where if we see more variations is under the hood we find a number of new engines which give a qualitative leap to one of the mainstays of the German mark. During 2011, the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Audi A5, with the timing of the signing of the four rings to get an update.

At first glance difficult to distinguish the exterior changes to the A5, is the body that is (coupe, convertible or Sportback), which has certainly seen its height has been lowered by 10 millimeters. The main variations are found in the front of the car, which have been incorporated headlamps clearly based on those already using the Audi A6 and A7.

The interior has also made several tweaks. A newly designed steering wheel are joined by a host of new fabrics to choose by the client and a center console that differs significantly from the known so far. Mechanical level changes within this restyling of the Audi A5 is larger than in aesthetic terms.

It premiered two new mechanics, the most accessible 1.8-liter TFSI technology, which is capable of a maximum power of 170 hp. The German manufacturer has worked hard to improve the efficiency of their engines, achieving with it an average consumption of 5.7 liters per 100 km and emissions of 134 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

At the other extreme is the engine that will go to the Audi S5, a 3.0 TFSI of 333 hp, capable of reducing consumption by up by 20 percent over the previous version, the latter being set at 8.1 liters per 100 kilometers. As far as concerns performance of S5, Audi announced an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km / h electronically limited.

In addition to access version, the A5 has two petrol engines options, the familiar 2.0 TFSI 211 hp V6 and a new 3.0 TFSI of 272 hp. As for diesel engines, the German manufacturer announced a 4-cylinder 2.0 TDI and 177 hp V6 and two 3.0 TDI variants, one with 204 hp and one with 245 hp. Later came the new Diesel engine range of Audi says the A5 becomes the first car in its segment to meet the Euro 6.

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