Audi A5 receives fresh facelift for 2019
Autoexpress.co.uk - Sat 7 Sep 01:38 GMT

New Audi A5 line-up arrives ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show with fresh looks and technology

  Audi has followed up the facelifted A4 saloon and Avant estate with a freshly redesigned A5, revealed in full at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Coupe, Cabriolet and five-door Sportback guise.

  The A5 receives a new grille, shaped in line with the latest Audi family face and finished in different patterns based on trim level.

  That means Audi has removed the rotary know based MMI system in favour of a touchscreen only setup utilising a new 10.1-inch display mounted on the dashboard, running new software.

  As standard the new A5 is equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot, while the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument panel has been updated to Audi’s latest version, and can team up with a head-up display.

  The introduction of mild hybrid technology under the bonnet sees the A5’s four-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrain line-up change subtly.

  The new S5 TDI uses a turbocharged 3.0-litre diesel engine with 48-volt mild hybrid assistance, developing 342bhp and 700Nm torque.

  What are your thoughts on the new Audi A5 Sportback?