Audi A5 News

  • 2021 Audi S5 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi's sporty S5 coupe is about to come in for a facelift. The changes are part of a mid-cycle update for the entire A5 range and related A4. Judging by these photos of a prototype, the changes will include subtle tweaks to the front and rear fascias as well as new internals for the lights at both ends. We can also see that the front grille is wider and lower than on the current S5. Look for the same tweaks to appear on updated versions of the S5 Sportback and S5 Cabriolet. Similar changes should also filter across to the regular A5 and high-performance RS 5. There's no shot of the cabin but...

  • 2021 Audi A5 Sportback facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots

    Audi's A5 range is about to receive an update, as evidenced by a prototype for an updated A5 Sportback. Similar updates will feature on the related A4 range, numerous prototypes for which have also been spotted. The updates represent a mid-cycle refresh for the cars and should be introduced for the...

  • 2019 Audi A4
    2019 Audi A4 and A5 lose manual transmission

    Just as BMW aims to put the sport back in sport sedan with its redesigned 3-Series, Audi's A4 is losing the manual transmission for the 2019 model year. Audi made the manual available as a no-cost option on A4s equipped with all-wheel drive for 2017. It pointed out at the time that it was the only...

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback, 2018 New York auto show
    Baby got back: 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback debuts in New York

    As much as we love Audi Sport's latest RS 5 coupe, the car's two-door body is definitely a limiting factor. Which coupe owner doesn't feel a tinge of pain folding down the front seats whenever friends or family, muddy shoes and all, have to climb into the back? The solution is the new RS 5...

  • 2018 Audi RS 5 Carbon Edition
    Audi Sport reveals RS 4 and RS 5 Carbon Edition cars

    Audi Sport unleashed the new RS 4 Avant and RS 5 earlier this year, but it has already returned with special editions for both nameplates. Appropriately called the Carbon Edition, both cars add a healthy dose of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) as well as a few other special touches. They...

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback spy shots

    Audi’s second-generation A5 Sportback is about to get the Audi Sport treatment. Yes, the first-ever RS 5 Sportback is in the works, and we’ll almost certainly see it in the United States. The tester in our latest spy shots may resemble the S5 Sportback but if you look a little closer...

  • 2018 Audi RS 5

    Audi has plans to slowly introduce hybrid systems on every single one of its new vehicles in the coming future. No, Audi isn't going to turn all of its cars into Priuses. Rather, many models will get mild-hybrid tech. While the process formally kicks off with the 2019 Audi A8, the first Audi to actually receive some mild-hybrid tech was the 2018 Audi RS 5. Yes, in a way, the new RS 5 is sort of, kind of a hybrid. It works like this: a separate starter motor and alternator enable the RS 5 to employ a smoother, more efficient engine stop-start system. Most cars have a separate starter motor and...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Sportback
    2018 Audi A5/S5 Sportback first drive review: A niche worth exploring

    Those wacky Germans have found a way to explore every automotive niche known to man--and invent a few of their own. The BMW and Mercedes-Benz product lineups have grown to include every manner of coupe, convertible, sedan, crossover, coupe-like crossover, hatchback sedan, and veloco-transport, plus...

  • 2018 Audi S4/S5 First Drive
    2018 Audi S4/S5 video review: making our own music at Coachella

    We have a tough time nailing down what “performance” means anymore. Automakers work really hard telling us that every car has sporting potential—right down to a minivan. We’re easily not convinced. We know “sssspeed” when we see it, and Audi’s twins here...

  • Frank Lamberty
    5 questions with Audi designer Frank Lamberty

    Question: Let’s talk design. Shapes, ideas, motion, whatever. What is your favorite car—or make it cars, if you like? Answer: Porsche 904 and Volkswagen Karmann Ghia—the coupe. Those are pure sculptures. They don’t even need wheels. I just love the shapes. Q: What about the...

  • Audi RS 5, 2017 Geneva auto show
    New Audi RS 5 debuts with 450-hp twin-turbo V-6

    Audi Sport (formerly Audi Quattro) unveiled a new generation of its RS 5 on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show. As expected, the car has ditched its predecessor’s naturally-aspirated V-8 and adopted a twin-turbocharged V-6 power. The engine is the same twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 that...

  • Scene from Audi’s Super Bowl LI spot “Daughter”
    Audi gets political in Super Bowl LI spot

    By now you’re probably tired of all the politicized rantings across news outlets and social media. Audi doesn’t see it that way. The automaker is getting into the game by inserting its message in a 60-second spot for Super Bowl LI. It's called “Daughter,” and it features a...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet, 2017 Detroit auto show

    Audi’s redesigned A5 Cabriolet was revealed in early November. It’s now made its first major auto show appearance, which took place on Monday during the 2017 Detroit auto show. The car appeared in both regular and sporty S5 trim and is due to go on sale during 2017, arriving as a 2018 model. Joining it in showrooms will be the redesigned A5 coupe and A5 Sportback. Both cars will also offer sporty S5 trim. There are no surprises here regarding the design of the latest A5 Cabrio. Like the predecessor model, the new one dons an automated soft-top roof, padded with extra insulation to...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Sportback, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    2018 Audi A5 Sportback is the baby A7 you've been waiting for

    While we disagree on what constitutes a "coupe," the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback was busy breaking cover on Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, ahead of the market launch in spring 2017. The four-door fastback (five if you count the dramatically sloped hatch) sports the same sleek lines as the...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Sportback (European spec)
    2018 Audi A5 Sportback revealed ahead of 2016 Paris auto show

    Love the svelte lines of Audi’s A5 but can’t bring yourself to owning a coupe? Audi offers a more practical option called the A5 Sportback, and the version based on the second-generation A5 has just been revealed ahead of the world debut later this month at the 2016 Paris auto show...

  • 2018 Audi S5 and A5
    2018 Audi A5 and S5 first drive review: Sibling rivalry renewed

    Audi's A4 brings home the bacon for its U.S. sales arm, but there's no denying the stylish spin-offs that give the compact-car family its panache: the Audi A5 and S5. These Audi twins vie for attention at the dinner table. Between bites, the sleek A5 catches up on the #RichKidsOfInstagram hashtag...

  • 2018 Audi A5 Coupe (Euro-spec)
    Here are the new 2018 Audi A5 and S5 coupes

    You'd be forgiven for thinking the new Audi A5 Coupe is the old Audi A5 Coupe, but that's neither here nor there. The newest iteration from Ingolstadt sports relatively the same profile as the old coupe that had been with us for about a decade. This time around, however, the new A5 gets the...

  • Teaser for 2018 Audi A5 debuting on June 2, 2016
    2018 Audi A5 teased ahead of June 2 reveal

    Audi is set to unveil its second-generation A5 coupe on June 2 at a special ceremony at the Audi Forum located in Ingolstadt, Germany. We already know the car will look much like the outgoing model thanks to the sighting of numerous prototypes. However, today we’re able to peer past the...

  • 2018 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi is out testing a second generation of its A5 Sportback, and according to the latest comments from the automaker’s local chief we’ll likely see the vehicle on sale here. Automotive News (subscription required) reports that Audi of America President Scott Keogh said a new A5 variant will be launched in the United States in the second quarter of 2017. Its arrival is said to coincide with the launch of the second-generation A5 coupe. “I feel confident that there will be another variant of the A5 that will be a real home run,” Keogh is quoted as saying...

  • 2018 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots

    Audi is working on a new generation of its A5 and once again there will be three separate bodystyles: coupe, convertible and hatchback. We’ve already spied prototypes for the coupe and now we have our first look at a prototype for the hatchback, or Sportback as Audi refers to it. The car is...

  • 2018 Audi A5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Audi A5 spy shots and video

    The second generation of Audi’s handsome A5 is expected to arrive in time for the 2018 model year, which puts its showroom arrival sometime in the second half of 2017, although the car may end up being launched earlier that year. We now have new spy shots plus a video of some prototypes. They...

  • 2015 Audi A5 DTM Selection
    Audi Celebrates DTM Participation With Special A5

    Audi competes in the German touring car series DTM with a race car based on its A5 coupe, and in recent years the automaker has celebrated this participation with special versions of the road car. The latest is the A5 DTM Selection, which will be built in a limited run of just 50 cars and sold...

  • 2013 Audi RS 5
    Audi Exec Hints At New RS 5 Sportback

    Heinz Hollerweger, the chief of Audi’s quattro division where the awesome RS cars are developed, has dropped some comments that suggest a new RS 5 Sportback may be in the works, and, more importantly, headed for the United States as a little brother to the RS 7. “We have to think of...

  • 2013 Audi A5 DTM Champion
    Audi Launches DTM-Inspired A5

    Audi is celebrating the granting of the 2013 DTM championship title to its star driver Mike Rockenfeller, by launching a special edition A5. Rockenfeller earned the title, his first in DTM, behind the wheel of a 2013 Audi A5 DTM race car fielded by factory team Audi Sport Team Phoenix. The special...

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