Audi has launched the 2017 Audi A5 Sportback, 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet and 2017 Audi S5 Sportback in India. Prices of the second generation A5 range starts at INR 54.02 lakh.

The 2017 Audi A5 Sportback is powered by the 2.0-litre TDI turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 190 hp at 3,800-4,200 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 1,750-3,000 rpm. The 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels.

The 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet has the same powerplant and transmission as the 2017 Audi A5 Sportback. However, in its case all four wheels get the power, thanks to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

The 2017 Audi S5 Sportback has a bigger and punchier, 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine. The turbocharged V6 mill puts out 354 hp from 5,400-6,400 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,370-4,500 rpm.

zaudis5-sportbackThe 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system are standard in the S5 Sportback. In this configuration, the performance 4-door coupe clocks 0-100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds.

On the outside, the 2017 Audi A5 Sportback, 2017 Audi S5 Sportback and 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet feature LED headlights, electrically adjustable & foldable mirrors with heating and automatic dimming functions, 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels and power-operated boot lid. The A5 Sportback and S5 Sportback have a panoramic sunroof as well, while the A5 Cabriolet features a fully automatic soft top that takes 15 seconds to open and 18 seconds to close.

Inside, all three cars have three-spoke leather steering wheel, power adjustment for the front seats, 3-zone automatic climate control,12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit, 8.3-inch Audi MMI Navigation plus infotainment system with MMI Touch. The seat upholstery is in leather/leatherette (A5)/Alcantara (S5).

S5_Coupe_2016_interiorMore features like sports differential (S5 Sportback-only), Audi Smartphone Interface, Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system and ambient lighting with three colours and 30 combinations are available optionally. Standard safety and driver assistance features include cruise control, Parking Aid Plus with a rear-view camera, four airbags (A5 Cabriolet)/six airbags (A5 Sportback)/ eight airbags (S5 Sportback), ABS, EBD, Traction Control, ISOFIX child seat mounting and tyre pressure monitoring.

A5 in India will be competing with the likes of Mercedes CLA and BMW 4-Series GT, while the open-top A5 cabriolet has no close competition by the virtue of price and body type put together. The S5 here will be battling with the likes of Mercedes C 43 AMG and should have an edge being more affordable by  Rs 10 lakh.


2017 Audi A5 Sportback, 2017 Audi S5 Sportback and 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet are available at the following prices:

  • Audi A5 Sportback – INR 54,02,000
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet – INR 67,51,000
  • Audi S5 Cabriolet – INR 70,60,000