Audi A5 revamped with new styling, mild hybrid powertrains
Autocar.co.uk - Fri 6 Sep 16:41 GMT

Coupé, cabriolet and Sportback saloon versions all receive updated interior technology

  Audi has given its A5 range a series of upgrades for 2019, bringing them in line with the rest of its line-up and adding a choice of mild hybrid powertrains for the first time.

  The A5 Coupé, A5 Cabriolet and A5 Sportback will go on sale later this year alongside their more potent S5 versions, which are now exclusively diesel-powered in Europe.

  At launch, four of the A5's four-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrain options will include 12-volt mild hybrid systems, with a belt-driven alternator and starter able to recuperate energy from the crankshaft and store it in a small lithium-ion battery.

  Audi claims this works with the stop-start system to improve efficiency and reduce CO2 over the outgoing cars.

  S-Line models get honeycomb styling to match the S5, while cars lower in the line-up see horizontal slats.

  All cars receive LED headlights as standard, with Matrix LEDs an option.