2019 Audi A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

2019 Audi A5 Sportback

45 TFSI quattro

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  • 4-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $44,200.00
  • Invoice: $41,548.00
  • Hwy MPG: 34 mpg
  • City MPG: 23 mpg
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pros

Strong, responsive, fuel-efficient powertrains; stylish interior; nicely proportioned exterior; excellent Quattro all-wheel drive system; advanced infotainment and connectivity; great soft-top arrangement in the cabriolet

model highlights

The 2019 Audi A5 and S5 models are offered in coupe or cabriolet body styles. A5 models all come with a 2.0L TFSI 4-cylinder engine, with turbocharging and direct injection, which produces 252 horsepower, while S5 models get a 354-hp, 3.0L turbocharged TFSI V6 engine. Quattro all-wheel drive is the only drivetrain available, not that that's a bad thing.

Transmission options vary between the two models. Both the A5 Sportback, Cabriolet and Coupe only come paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. S5 models are equipped with an even more outstanding 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission that features 4 separate modes of driving. (Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual)

The entire A5 lineup gets Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system, which sends 60 percent of power to the rear wheels under normal driving, to give these models more of a performance character and a more balanced feel in tight corners. S5 models get a sports differential that helps distribute power to further aid performance.

Cabriolets feature a power-folding acoustic soft top that can be operated at speeds of up to 31 mph; it also has enough thermal insulation for winter use, and special attention has been paid to trunk space. Even when folded, the top allows enough trunk space for a couple of small weekend bags. The rear seatbacks can still be folded forward to access more space. The setup also includes LED reading lamps and a heated rear window.

Depending on how much luxury is desired, there are three different trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. S5 models are available only in Premium Plus and Prestige trims.

Premium models of the A5 include a panorama sunroof, heated power mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, heated windshield nozzles, leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, cruise control, 3-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, HomeLink universal remote, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto and a 10-speaker, 180-watt sound system with auxiliary input and SD card slot. Premium Plus trim adds a 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with 14 speakers, xenon headlamps, LED tail lamps, heated front seats and driver's seat memory settings, among other items.

Key options include the Audi adaptive cruise control, which applies the brakes as necessary to keep a safe following distance and is packaged together with Audi Side Assist. Heated and ventilated seats are also available. The comfort front seats in the cabriolet circulate warm air at neck level to allow you, perhaps, to have the top down in cooler weather.

The Audi Connect system is also available, utilizing a dedicated Internet connection for the vehicle to form its 4G LTE Wi-Fi network. The system also works with Audi's hard-disk-based navigation system to allow easy streaming Google Earth imagery for maps, live Google Search and live news, traffic and weather. The navigation system includes music-storage capability, while the MMI controller is simple and straightforward.

model news

After its first year on the market, the newly launched Audi A5 and S5 return for 2019 with pretty minor changes. The biggest news is that the manual transmission has officially been dropped from the lineup, meaning potential owners will no longer be able to row their own gears. Thankfully, both the 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and the 8-speed automatic are more than up to the task.

value writeup

The 2019 Audi A5 and its performance variant, the S5, are a family of compact luxury coupes and cabriolets. The biggest differences between the models are oriented around powertrains and performance hardware.

The A5 lineup offers a competitive alternative to the BMW 3-Series, Cadillac CTS coupe and Infiniti Q50 coupe. In S5 form, it offers an excellent compromise between ride, comfort and performance, with 0-60 times of under 5 seconds. With the Audi Connect system and revised MMI controller and its live Google Earth maps, it has one of the best (and best-looking) infotainment systems.

Preview Image Manufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code H1H1
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Manufacturer color code 0C0C
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Manufacturer color code 2D2D
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Manufacturer color code 9W9W
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Manufacturer color code T7T7
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Manufacturer color code L5L5
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Manufacturer color code 6Y6Y
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Manufacturer color code T9T9
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Manufacturer color code 0E0E
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Manufacturer color code 2Y2Y
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Manufacturer color code A2A2
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Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.51
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.75
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.27
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.39
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 34 MPG
Cruising Range - City 351.90 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 23 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 520.20 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 248 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 420
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume N/A
Front Head Room 39.4 in
Front Leg Room 41.3 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.7 in
Front Hip Room N/A
Second Head Room 37 in
Second Leg Room 35.1 in
Second Shoulder Room 54.5 in
Second Hip Room N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 111.2 in
Length, Overall 186.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 72.6 in
Height, Overall 54.6 in
Track Width, Front 62.5 in
Track Width, Rear 61.7 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up 21.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down 35 ft³
Trunk Volume N/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3726 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Size P245/40HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 8.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 8.5 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 15.3 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
1 Years/10,000 Miles

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 3.99% to 4.49%

Expiration Date: 02/28/2019

Resource: Audi of America 02/01/2019