Audi A5 and S5 updated with a fresh face and new tech

The enhanced Audi A5 and S5 range now feature enhanced design and technology improvements

Reuben Van Niekerk
New model
Audi A5

The Audi A5 Sportback, A5 Coupe and S5 Cabriolet now feature a new, tauter look and cutting edge MMI touch operating concept. In the updated Audi S5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet, the 3.0 TFSI engine continues to offer a sportier and performance led drive. Further to this, all variants within the Audi A5 and S5 model range now offer fully integrated connectivity functions with Audi connect, thereby enabling safety and service; security and convenience as well as real-time infotainment functions to the driving experience.


Exterior design

Elements of the new design language seen on the full-size class characterise the sporty aesthetics of the updated A5 and S5. The significantly revised exterior includes a front end that exudes an even more powerful resolve. The single-frame grille with the honeycomb inserts is flatter and somewhat wider. Ventilation slits above the grille are reminiscent of the classic Audi Sport Quattro from 1984. All body and engine variants are now fitted with Matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights featuring dynamic turn signals, as standard.

The exterior design is available in two options, a standard variant in the entry-level model and the S line trim across the range. The standard model offers 17-inch cast aluminium wheels, door sills with aluminium inserts in the front, black radiator grille, side air intakes and rear diffuser and tailpipe trims in aluminium silver matte and a bar tailgate in chrome.

The S-line models offer a differentiated exterior design which includes 18-inch wheels, front sills with aluminium inserts, illuminated and with S-lettering, S-line emblem on the front fenders, widened side skirts in body colour, sports suspension, S-line specific radiator grille in titanium black, S-line rear diffuser and rear trim in aluminium silver matte with bar tailgate in chrome.

S-models come with their unique look which includes 19-inch wheels, red brake callipers, aluminium-look mirror housings, a large rear spoiler, S-model bumpers and S-model sports suspension. Inside standard seats are available with leather/leatherette upholstery in five different shades. The exterior lines are now freely combinable with the S-line interior package, which adds sports seats with fine Nappa leather and S-embossing at an additional cost.


Updated connectivity

Horizontal lines dominate the interior of the A5 and S5 models. The large MMI touch display, the control centre of the new operating system, is a focal point of the instrument panel and angled slightly towards the driver. This system offers a user experience similar to a contemporary smartphone and a 10.1-inch touch display with acoustic feedback replaces the rotary pushbutton used in previous models. The graphics are clean and reduced and the menu structure reflects the expectations of the user.

With Audi’s latest integrated connected services and technology, Audi connect comprises a multitude of exciting functions within the new A5 range, allowing for a safer, more convenient and enjoyable drive.

The myAudi app is an additional standard feature as part of the Audi connect portfolio, which connects the Audi A5 with the customer’s smartphone allowing the driver to access important vehicle information, manage data and configure and set up certain services like geo-fencing perimeters and speed limits. The driver will be able to call up real-time information about the vehicle and keep an eye on the fuel level, range, service appointments, warning messages and other key functions from an off-site location.

The Audi A5 comes standard with Audi smartphone interface, which enables Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The driver controls full-HD, 12.3-inch display of the Audi virtual cockpit plus via the multifunction steering wheel and can choose between three views. This is complemented by the optional heads up display that projects important information into the driver’s direct field of view. Other optional extras like the Audi phone box and the Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with 3D sound round are included throughout the range.


Model line up


Audi A5 Coupe 40 TFSI                                 R751 000

Audi A5 Coupe 40 TFSI S-line                       R796 000

Audi A5 Coupe 40 TDI Quattro S-line            R836 000

Audi S5 Coupe TFSI Quattro                         R1 052 000

Audi A5 Sportback 40 TFSI S-line                 R811 000

Audi A5 Sportback 40 TDI Quattro S-line      R851 000

Audi S5 Sportback TFSI Quattro                   R1 067 000

Audi S5 Cabriolet TFSI Quattro                     R1 152 000