Sporty elegance – the new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé Samaco reveals Audi’s latest sports models in Saudi Arabia
Thursday, August 3, 2017

• Powerful six-cylinder engine for more driving pleasure and efficiency in the S5
• High tech interior with Audi virtual cockpit

Jeddah, August 2,2017 – Samaco, the official dealer for Audi cars in Saudi Arabia, has revealed the second generation of the Audi A5, the all new mid-size car, in Saudi Arabia.

The Ingolstadt-based carmaker created a work of art that took fans around the world by storm. Nine years later marks the launch of the second generation – with a new, honed look and high tech everywhere. The new generation of the A5 Coupé is athletic, sporty and elegant. Its design goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics. Under the skin the A5 impresses with an all-new chassis, powerful engines, and innovative infotainment features and driver assistance systems. The new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé are available at dealerships in the Middle East as of now. The new model comes in three different engine variants: 40 TFSI, 45 TFSI and with a six-cylinder engine with 354 hp for the Audi S5 Coupé.

How do you make the design of a work of art even more beautiful? Audi designers have been pondering this question for years. The results are impressive: The new Audi A5 Coupé sports a fresh, modern and honed look. It is nevertheless true to its DNA with the sporty and elegant character being passed down to the new version. The best example is the wave-shaped shoulder line that already characterized the previous model. The precisely sweeping line with pronounced bulges over the wheel arches emphasizes all four wheels – a cue to the quattro all-wheel drive.

The perfectly balanced proportions with a long engine hood, the stretched wheelbase and short overhangs underscore the sportiness of the new A5 Coupé. The sculpted Singleframe grille is significantly flatter and wider than in the previous model. The LED rear lights and LED or Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals make high-end technology visible even after dark.

The new Audi A5 Coupé is offered in Saudi Arabia with two TFSI engine choices. Their power output has increased considerably and is now between 190 hp and 252 hp. Compared with the previous model, they offer up to 17 percent more performance while consuming as much as 22 percent less fuel. All the engines combine high efficiency with sporty power development and smooth running.

With its newly developed 3.0 TFSI, the Audi S5 Coupé is now in a league of its own. The turbo V6 exhibits highly efficient, sports car-like performance. From its 2,995 cc of displacement, the boosted six-cylinder engine produces 354 hp , which is 21 hp more than the engine in the previous model.

The new Audi A5 Coupé comes with a drivetrain solution tailor-made for each engine variant. The seven-speed S tronic is used with the four-cylinder engines in the A5.The eight-speed tiptronic is reserved for the S5 V6 engine that comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive. Audi also offers the optional rear-axle sport differential for even more dynamic driving and precision.

The all-new chassis is among the strengths of the Audi A5 Coupé. It offers the driver optimal comfort combined with a high degree of agility. The A5 thus handles narrow, winding mountain roads and long trips with equal aplomb. Audi offers a suspension with damper control as an option. This is integrated into the dynamic handling system known as Audi drive select, which enables the driver to modify the basic characteristic in multiple steps.

The electromechanical power steering is also a new development from Audi. It adapts according to the vehicle’s current speed and provides highly precise road feedback. Optionally available is the dynamic steering, which varies its gear ratio depending on the speed and steering angle.

The Audi A5 Coupé is significantly more efficient than its predecessor. This is due in large part to a reduction in weight as well as sophisticated aerodynamics. The engineers were able to trim the curb weight by as much as 60 kilograms. The body is the lightest in the competitive field thanks to an intelligent mix of materials and lightweight design. With a drag coefficient of 0.25, the A5 Coupé is also the segment leader with respect to aerodynamics.

The interior benefits from the increased dimensions and longer wheelbase. Space for driver and passengers is more generous. The horizontal architecture of the instrument panel and the continuous air vent strip create a wide sense of space.

As is typical for Audi, interior build quality is uncompromisingly high. High-quality materials in a wide range of colors provide for a particularly pleasant ambiance and underscore the premium character of the mid-sized model. Optional ambient lighting highlights the interior with a choice of 30 adjustable shades. The new A5 Coupé also redefines the class benchmark for aeroacoustics. The acoustic comfort is almost that of a luxury class model.

The luggage compartment offers a volume of 465 liters, 10 liters more than with the previous model. The rear seat has a 40:20:40 split and can be easily folded forward using levers in the luggage compartment. Audi also offers the two-door coupé with optional gesture control for opening the luggage compartment lid via a foot motion. The optional trailer hitch is electrically released at the press of a button.

Display and controls
The A5 Coupé is now available for the first time with the optional Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels. Together with the MMI navigation plus including 8.3-inch monitor on the center console, it forms the central information unit. The focal point of the MMI terminal is the round rotary pushbutton. Its surface is home to the touch-sensitive touchpad. The touchpad is used to input characters and also for multi-finger gestures, enabling the driver to zoom in on the map, for example. The whole MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, including the intelligent free text search function. The new, more natural voice control system can recognize input made using everyday language, such as: “I would like to call Peter.”

The optional MMI navigation plus will include the Audi smartphone interface. Apple Car Play will bring the familiar smartphone environment to the car, if desired.

The optional Audi phone box with wireless charging in the center armrest uses near-field coupling to link smartphones wirelessly to the vehicle’s antenna and enables inductive charging according to the Qi standard. For very discerning hi-fi fans, the Bang & Olufsen sound system with its innovative 3D sound is available as an option.

Driver assistance systems
An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances the safety, comfort and efficiency of the new Audi A5 Coupé. At the same time, Audi is also taking the next step
toward piloted driving. The broad choice of innovative driver assistance systems sets standards in the segment. Compared with the previous model, nearly all of the systems are either completely new or have been extensively updated.

Audi active lane assist helps keep the car on track in the driving lane. New and important safety features include the park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, collision avoidance assist and turn assist as well as the Audi pre sense systems.

Compared with the previous model, the list of standard equipment is even more generous. Among the features included are LED headlights and LED rear lights, LED interior lights, the Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch MMI colour display, Bluetooth and USB charging function, the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel (including shift paddles), height-adjustable belt feeds and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

New trim lines provide numerous customization opportunities, for both the interior and the exterior. Besides the base model, there are also the sport and design lines. The S line sport package and the Audi design selection are available for sophisticated customization, particularly for the interior. Audi offers the S line exterior package for a particularly dynamic appearance.

The Audi S5 Coupé
From 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. The new Audi S5 Coupé combines dramatic elegance with the performance of a sports car. Its newly developed, turbocharged V6 engine produces 354 hp and consumes just 7.3 liters of fuel per 100 km. The sharper S exterior design and the S-specific details in the interior underscore the dynamic character of the Audi two-door sports coupé.

At a glance
The new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé
Exterior design
• Elegant sportiness: further development of a design highlight
• Emotional and sporty proportions
• Sporty and athletic coupé front end with wide, flat Singleframe, hood with power dome visualization
• Sharp, precise shoulder line in the form of a wave
• Emphasizes the sculpturally expressed quattro visualization
• Finely contoured headlights, LED and Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicator
• Elegant three-dimensional LED rear lights and long brake lights at the upper edge of the rear window
• New TFSI engines with up to 17 percent more power and up to 22 percent lower fuel consumption
• 2.0 TFSI (40 TFSI) with 190 hp and 320 Nm
• 2.0 TFSI (45 TFSI) with 252 hp and 370 Nm
• 3.0 TFSI for the Audi S5 with 354 hp and 500 Nm
• New versions of S tronic
• Five-link construction: Chassis even more dynamic and precise while simultaneously offering greater comfort
• Newly developed electromechanical power steering for better road feedback and steering precision; optionally with dynamic steering for improved driving feel and greater comfort
• Audi drive select dynamic handling system standard
• Optional suspension with damper control featuring wider adjustment range of the individual
Audi drive select modes
• Audi A5: Suspension with low ride height as standard, sport suspension and suspension with damper control as options
• Audi S5: S-specific sport suspension standard; optionally with damper control
• New, horizontally oriented architecture with continuous air vent strip creates a feeling of spaciousness
• Perfect workmanship with optimal functionality
• Use of high-quality materials and new colors
• Interior with 17 millimeters added length; more shoulder, head and knee room
• Pneumatic massage function (optional for sport seat and standard seat)
• Deluxe automatic air conditioning for particularly high air quality and with new user interface
• Seat belt height adjustment for the front seats with power belt feeds
• Best-in-class luggage compartment: 465 liters – 10 liters more than the previous model
• Full-surface, retractable panoramic glass sunroof for a light-flooded interior (optional)
• Optional automatic heated windshield and heated steering wheel
• Completely redesigned MMI operating concept including intuitive free text search function
• Operation also with the multifunction steering wheel and natural language voice control
• Optional Audi virtual cockpit (standard in the Audi S5) and optional head-up display
• Optional top infotainment system MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, including 8.3-inch MMI monitor
• Audi smartphone interface for integrating Apple and Android cell phones into the Audi MMI color display (optional)
• Audi phone box with inductive charging available
• High-end option: Bang & Olufsen Sound System with innovative 3D sound, 19 loudspeakers and 755 watts of power
Driver assistance systems
• Next step toward piloted driving: intelligent interaction between various driver assistance systems
• Adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function, including follow-to-stop for driving in slow-moving traffic
• Audi active lane assist and Audi side assist
• Also new: park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, turn assist, collision avoidance assist
• Safety systems: Audi pre sense city, basic and rear, multicollision brake assist system
• Length 4,673 millimeters, wheelbase 2,764 millimeters, width 1,846 millimeters, height 1,371 millimeters - Lightweight construction: Weight reduced as much as 60 kilograms versus previous version
• Best cd value in its class: 0.25
• LED head lights, LED rear lights, belt feeds with height adjustment, LED interior lighting, Audi drive select dynamic handling system, Audi pre sense city and more.
• Optional large panoramic glass sunroof can be almost fully opened
• S sport seat with pneumatic massage function and side bolster adjustment (A5 S line and S5)
• New equipment concept with the lines sport and design – for the first time also with exterior differentiations as well as the S line sport package, Audi design selection and S line exterior package equipment packages

Audi S5 Coupé
• Newly developed 3.0 TFSI engine combines sports car performance with a
• new level of efficiency
• 354 hp of power and 500 Nm of torque
• In 4.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h
• More power, yet five percent lower fuel consumption: 7.3 liters of per 100 kilometers
• 60 kilograms lighter than its predecessor.
• Sharper exterior design and S-specific details in the interior
• Audi virtual cockpit with S-specific display for a sportier look; option for tachometer in the middle