They say that Walter da Silva, the chief designer of the Volkswagen group, calls the A5 his favorite car. Is it because the appearance of the model was left virtually unchanged? They only slightly retouched the grille, entered lighting equipment in a modern corporate style, worked on the design of the rims.
It should be noted that the updated A5 can deliver great pleasure to the driver with its excellent dynamics, excellent smoothness and precise handling (the latter is very promoted by a new electromechanical power steering and an active rear cross-axle differential, which is installed on quattro all-wheel drive cars).
To reduce aerodynamic drag, the bottom of the "five" covered with thin shields. Another, far from technical, but still important detail: they added new options for painting the body - now there are sixteen instead of the previous fourteen, and a soft top for a convertible can be ordered in one of four color versions.
The main innovations in the cabin are a different form of steering wheel and gearbox selector.
There are other, less noticeable changes. From now on, to change the settings of the suspension, steering, gearbox and other vehicle systems using the Audi Drive Select modes, you do not need to go deeper into the menu - for this, a button on the console has been provided. The climate control unit underwent a small alteration, and all displays were switched to a milky-white backlight.
AUDI A5: UPDATING A CAR, AS ANY STATUS GADGET OR ACCESSORY, ALLOWS IT TO KEEP INTO THE MODERN FASHION
The MMI system interface was also redone - the former version sometimes caused complaints.
The number of buttons was reduced, placed them more logically. To the right of the smart "washer" is the audio volume control, which also performs the functions of a joystick - it is now more convenient to select a music track or search for your favorite radio station with it.
The entertainment and informational capabilities of the updated MMI Navigation Plus system are impressive.
It was equipped with a 7-inch screen that supports 3D graphics and a 600 GB hard drive. And by inserting a SIM card into the slot on the panel, you can organize access to the Internet via Wi-Fi for up to eight people. But this is not all: a regular navigator was taught to show not just a three-dimensional map, but also satellite images from the Google Earth server. In addition, the computer can download information about destinations from the Web via Google or traffic information using the Audi Traffic Information service.
Serious modernization was made to lighting equipment. She was given a shape similar to that on the older A6 and A8.
As before, xenon headlights (you can order bi-xenon if you wish) can illuminate not only the space in front of the car, but also look into turns.
All five engines underwent a thorough audit.
The most modest is the gasoline 170-horsepower TFSI with a volume of 1.8 liters. Due to the fact that it was equipped with an Audi Valvelift System valve lift adjustment mechanism, and additional injectors were installed in the power supply system that inject fuel directly into the intake pipes, it now develops 10 hp. more.
The upgraded unit not only gives the car quite decent dynamics, but also has a low fuel consumption - an average of 5.7 liters per hundred. The previous 265-horsepower V6 with a volume of 3.2 liters was replaced by a 3-liter TFSI with a capacity of 272 hp. In Russia, the cheapest A5 (Sportback 1.8 TFSI) now costs from 1, 554, 000 rubles. The most expensive coupe with a 3-liter diesel engine will cost 2, 250, 000 rubles.