Set to arrive at dealerships this winter, the 2020 A5 features a wider and flatter Singleframe grille with honeycomb inserts. The model has also been equipped vents above the grille that are designed to recall the 1984 Sport Quattro.
Elsewhere, designers installed a new front bumper with larger air intakes. The model also sports revised side skirts and a modified rear end with a diffuser that is flanked by trapezoidal exhaust tips.
Interior changes are more modest but include an all-new MIB 3 infotainment system with a 10.1-inch display. Audi says the system operates up to ten times faster than its predecessor and this helps to provide a “better overall user experience.”
Power is provided by a 2.0-liter TSFI four-cylinder engine that produces 248 hp (185 kW / 251 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic transmission which sends power to standard quattro all-wheel drive system. This enables the Coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.6 seconds, while the Sportback and Cabriolet take 5.7 and 6.0 seconds, respectively.
Upgrading to the S5 rewards buyers with a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 that develops 349 hp (260 kW / 354 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the extra power and an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, the dash to 60 mph (96 km/h) is cut to 4.4 seconds in the Coupe. The S5 Sportback does the same task in 4.5 seconds, while the S5 Cabriolet is slightly slower at 4.8 seconds.
Pricing starts at $42,900 and the entry-level model comes equipped with LED lighting units, a panoramic sunroof and a tri-zone climate control system. The car also has ambient lighting, dark aluminum trim and heated leather front sport seats with eight-way power adjustment.
The A5 Premium Plus begins at $46,700 and adds Matrix LED headlights with high-beam assist, auto-dimming side mirrors and an alarm with motion sensors. The model also has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a memory function for the driver’s seat and leatherette upholstery on the center console and door armrests. Lastly, there are additional driver assistance systems including front / rear parking sensors, side assist and pre sense rear.
The range-topping Prestige trim starts at $52,600 and has Matrix LED headlights with laser light technology, MMI Navigation plus and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. The model also boasts a surround view camera, active lane assist, park steering assist and adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist. Rounding out the highlights are a head-up display and traffic sign recognition technology.
Note: Prices exclude a destination charge of $995