Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2012 Audi S5 Review




Audi A5 model is a refreshing series. Advanced technologies added Sportback, Coupe, Convertible and S5 models, areas of the engine, the quattro drive even greater efficiency and infotainment, athleticism and intelligence. The revised model visually emphasize the technical skills involved in these versions.

Audi A5 models are now well defined than ever. Headlights and tail lights have been restored and is available as optional xenon plus headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. New colors and materials accentuate the character, and many of the details of an operational concept is developed.



Each of the four TDI diesel and three petrol units, the new group includes a TFSI engine forced induction and direct injection. The new 1.8 TFSI is a series of innovations. Fuel consumption has dropped by 11 percent on average. Start-stop system and recovery system is standard on all configurations of engine and transmission.

Each engine is ideally suited for the transmission - a six-speed manual, Multitronic, seven-speed S tronic front-wheel drive or quattro drive. In combination with the speed S tronic transmission used four-crown center differential and torque vectoring, sport differential is a perfect complement. The body is more precise, the optional Audi drive select, Audi dynamic steering makes the A5 even more fun to drive. Electromechanical power steering Audi A5 is a new family.


The new A5 is a very smart car. His driver assistance systems have experienced more intensive development. The range of entertainment options now include Bluetooth car phone line, which offers a range of special services and the Audi A5 is connected to the Internet.

The exterior styling and body

Since their debut, the Audi A5's family - Sportback Coupe and Cabriolet - are impressed with their elegance. Flowing silhouettes, sharp lines and surfaces of the muscle to make strong statements. Product development will bring a new tone sharp design.

The upper corners of the single-frame grille glossy black are beveled. Sidebars grille and Audi rings appears to be carved. The bumper of the new features of inlets marked with massive support bars reviewed and plate lights. Clearly chiseled edges give the hood of a three-dimensional, moving forward together is even flatter and wider.

The headlights have also been updated. Their lower edge forms a wave, its interior has been restructured. With the optional xenon headlights and more, LED daytime running lights forming a narrow homogeneous lamp frame lock. Audi also offers the adaptive lighting system with dynamic cornering and turning light. The taillights have been redesigned and are available with continuous strips of LED light. The bumper has a number of details.

The improved product has been added a millimeter (0.04 inches) to each of the external dimensions. The Audi A5 Sportback is 4.71 meters (15.45 feet) long, 4.63 meters Coupe and Cabrio (15.19 feet). The palette has been redesigned and now includes 16 colors. The fully automatic acoustic hood Audi A5 Cabriolet is available in four colors. The S line exterior package is available for those who enjoy an even more dynamic.

The bodies of the vehicles to impress with great rigidity, exceptional safety accidents, high vibration comfort and low weight. The front fenders are made of aluminum for the distribution of the axial load increased. Perfect aerodynamic measures include a double base.

Interior Design

Harmonious balance between size and the surfaces of fine materials and high quality fit and finish: the Audi A5 interior reflects the culture of the Audi brand. Now it is more elegant than ever - and a new steering wheel, including flat tire option, a new steering column stalks and buckles chrome frame close monitoring.

A button is used to directly adjust the seat with the option of heating, ventilation and safety in three stages. Also updated the key, the automatic transmission selector lever, the button on the optional Audi drive select controls and high efficiency air conditioning and multifunction steering wheel. All screens are now illuminated in white.

New paint covers the windows on the dashboard and center console, and there is a new selection of upholstery and inlays. Trigon are available in aluminum or walnut or ash from natural grain. Almost all interior colors are new. Fine Nappa leather Valcona replaces the Sportback, and the armrests can be covered with leather, if desired. The Audi A5 Sportback is also available as an option in five places.

Another interesting option is the S line sports package. The interior covered in black and accented with elegant applications. A sport suspension lowers the body 10 millimeters (0.39), and 18-inch wheels complete the package. Shoppers looking for something special that you will find lots of customization options from Audi exclusive range, including the elegant Audi exclusive line coating with two-tone seats.

Motors

Audi A5 family sets new standards for performance and sportiness. All engines have forced induction and direct injection of a large attraction. Even the entry-level engine produces 320 Nm (236.02 pounds-ft) of torque. Start-stop system and recovery system is standard on all engines - no other manufacturer makes such a discipline. The youngest of three petrol engines and four of the TDI Group. CO2 emissions have decreased by over 22 percent.

The 1.8 TFSI has completely redesigned the entire length of the Audi experience. Revolutionary innovations can be found in the lift control valve and thermal management concept, the fuel injection system, turbocharger and exhaust manifold integration. The Audi A5 Coupe, the high-end four-cylinder consumes an average of only 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (41.27 U.S. mpg). This value is the best in its class corresponds to 134 grams of CO2 per km (215.65 g / mile) and is 21 percent lower than before. With 125 kW (170 hp), the A5 1.8 TFSI accelerates powerfully.

The output of the 2.0 TFSI is unchanged at 155 kW (211 hp). New in the range Audi A5 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 engine that produces 200 kW (272 hp).

Diesel engines are also incredibly efficient, four cylinders, and changes in many areas. Equipped with a 130 kW (177 hp) 2.0 TDI and manual transmission, the Audi A5 Coupe consumes on average just 4.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (50.05 U.S. mpg) - is responsible for 122 grams of CO2 per kilometer ( 196.34 g / mile) and a milestone in the coupe segment.

Three V6 diesel units for the full range at the top. The 3.0 TDI 150 kW (204 hp) is the most fuel-efficient six-cylinder in the world in its category. The Audi A5 Coupe with the multitronic, which consumes an average of 4.9 liters (48 mpg U.S.) fuel and emits only 129 grams of CO2 per km (207.61 g / mile). The second variant of the 3.0 TDI engine generating 180 kW (245 hp). Arriving a little late is a particularly clean diesel model that will make low emissions Audi A5 coupé for the first time in the market to meet the Euro 6 diesel.

Powertrain

Audi offers the ideal rate for each engine. Six-speed manual transmission model and a continuously variable multitronic is available with front-wheel drive. Four models of manual transmission or a lightning fast seven-speed S tronic. All shipments are to shine at their convenience and precision, high efficiency and wide spread of gear. A long-standing relationship with the higher speeds to reduce fuel consumption.

The members of the family Audi A5 quattro permanent four-wheel equipped with S tronic transmission and depends on the center differential with the ring gear torque vector. In normal driving, the mechanical component of the engine sends power to the rear wheels before. If necessary, redistribute the power ultra-fast and smooth. Up to 70 percent can move the front axle, 85 percent to the rear axle. Torque Vectoring uses target interventions to slow down a little more precise handling.

Available as an option on the Audi A5 quattro, the sport differential provides maximum precision and high traction. It uses two overlapping stages actively committed by several clutches to distribute torque between the rear wheels when necessary.

Chassis

Audi A5 Models establish rules for the dynamic sport of comfort, luxury and excellent driving safety. Most components of the five-arm front suspension and trapezoidal-link rear suspension are made of aluminum. Damping levels and adjust the rear suspension have been upgraded to handle the necessary comforts and more.

The ESP stabilization program with electronic limited slip differential is standard on all models with front wheel drive the Audi A5. ESP uses a minimal intervention braking the front wheel of the driving dynamics even more agile. The big brakes - front and rear ventilated discs in many variations - provide excellent stopping power and are easy to modulate.

17-inch wheels with 225/50 tires are standard. The possibilities include 20-inch wheels and 265/30 tires and four new wheel designs.

Among the high-end features in the series model is the Audi drive select. In the basic configuration, adjust the steering impulse, characteristic of the accelerator, turning points of the automatic transmission and air conditioning system. Using a button in the cockpit, the pilot can determine whether these components should work in the "comfort", "auto", "dynamic" mode or "efficiency." This allows driving the Audi A5 particularly effective. If the car is equipped with a navigation system, there is also an "individual" mode the driver can set himself.

Audi drive select can be combined with additional modules, if desired. It is the sport suspension with shock absorbers control the sport differential and dynamic management that varies the steering ratio continuously by almost 100 percent depending on the speed.

Another new standard feature in the Audi A5 model range is the electromechanical power steering. An electric motor generates the right amount of boost for the sprint. The electro-mechanical steering has a direct relationship, responds immediately and provides a precise road feedback. There is little to help the driver when braking on a surface with less grip on one side of the car.

The system reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.3 liters per 100 km and a maximum of 7 g CO2/km (11.27 g / mile), it does not consume any energy at all while driving straight.

Support Systems

Support systems in the range Audi A5 model uses a variety of technologies to make driving even more controlled. Some of them have been upgraded with new features. Among standard features are a new driver information system with recommendations for a break. Motions user control and the additional parameters to detect if the driver is tired and issue an appropriate warning.

The Audi side assist helps the driver to change the use of radar to monitor the rear of the car. Audi Lane Assist assets - a new feature of the Audi A5 - helps the driver maintain lane. A camera detects lane markings and the system makes small corrections to the electromechanical steering, if necessary. Adaptive Cruise Control uses radar technology to maintain a constant interval between the Audi A5 and the vehicle ahead. At speeds below 30 km / h (18.64 mph) maximum braking is initiated in a collision is imminent.

Infotainment systems

Information and entertainment systems in the Audi A5 has been significantly improved. Audi equips all models of the A5 CD radio with eight speakers.

Optional high level of unity is the MMI navigation and a large hard drive, a seven-inch color display, 3D graphics and a DVD player. Its control has been improved. Number of hard buttons has been reduced by 8-4, and the volume control now includes a joystick cap easier to select songs. Voice control, and digital radio reception has also received some adjustments.

An additional option is the Bluetooth car phone line. Audi connect is the keyword for this attractive phone service allows the A5, which include sites in Google search, navigation with Google Earth imagery and a WiFi access point. The access point allows passengers to surf the Internet and send and receive email with their mobile devices. Audi traffic information online is an additional service that is a much better job than the TMC family standard for the driver to provide a very accurate and current traffic load along the chosen route. The driver only needs to use these functions is a data SIM card capable.

Prices

Despite the improved range of products, Audi raise prices slightly. Rising prices for the Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI is just € 200, for example. The base model, the Audi A5 Sportback 1.8 TFSI, which costs € 33 350.

Audi S5

The top models in the series - as S5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet - has also been updated. All S5 models, including, now equipped with the 3.0 TFSI produces 245 kW (333 hp). Compared with the 4.2-liter V8 that replaces the V6 Coupe consumption, turbocharged motor fuel average of 20 percent within 100 km. The average consumption is just 8.1 liters (29.04 U.S. mpg), while the performance is still impressive. S5 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h (62.14 mph) in just 4.9 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km / h (155.34 mph).

Visual signals for S updated include new lighting, detail of the body changes and new paint finishes crystal effect. Subtle changes can also be found inside. The main technical updates for the Audi S5 quattro all-wheel drive with center differential crown-speed and electromechanical power steering. S special sport suspension and standard 18-inch wheels provide the power to the road.