Friday July 15th, 2011 13:09 Audi reveal latest updates to the A5 range

Audi has revealed details of its latest update to the A5 range. The German firm announced that the Coupe, Carbriolet and Sportback models would all be revised and updated.

Only minor changes have been made to the A5′s exterior, although it now has a new grille as well as narrower headlamp units. These units also happen to be stepped. On top of this, the A5 now features revised LED light clusters. You might need a magnifying glass and a measuring tape to notice, but Audi have also grown the exterior dimension of each model by a massive one millimetre.

In order to improve the handling of the A5, updates have also been made to the rear suspension bearings and the damper tuning.

Audi has also provided the A5 with a number of different engine options. Tweaks to the entry-level 1.8-litre engine now enable it to produce 168bhp and 320Nm of torque. As for the top of the range S5 Coupe, just as it did with the Sportback and Convertible, Audi has ditched the 350bhp 4.2-litre V8 engine. The S5 Coupe now has a much cleaner 3.0-litre V6 engine that is capable of producing 333bhp. This allows it to go from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 155mph.

There will also be a range of diesel engines available for the A5, including two differently tuned versions of the same V6 diesel engine. Audi has promised to follow these up with “a particularly low-emissions clean diesel model” of the A5, making it the first coupe to meet the Euro 6 diesel standard.

Audi enthusiasts in the UK will be able to order the new Audi A5 from September. These cars are expected to reach the UK before the end of 2011. Although no official prices for the A5 have been revealed, it is expected to cost in the range of £25,500.

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