2017 Audi A5 India Launch: Highlights

The second generation Audi A5 is available in Cabriolet and Sportback body styles. The new-gen model is based on the new A4 and borrows most of the styling cues as also technology from it.

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The new-gen Audi A5 is based on the new A4 sedan which is already on sale in India

Audi India has launched the new Audi A5 range today we have all the highlights of the launch here. The company has introduced three iterations of the car - A5 Sportback, the S5 Sportback, and the A5 Cabriolet, priced at Rs. 54.02 lakh, Rs. 70.6 lakh and Rs. 67.51 lakh respectively (all ex-showroom). We have already driven all three cars and we have to say the new-gen A5 range has truly impressed us. This is the second generation Audi A5 that has come to India and from the previous generation India only got the S5 Sportback model. But now, Audi has decided to bring the whole pack to our shores, which means enthusiasts now have three cars to choose from, depending on their liking.

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In India, the second generation A5 comes in the Cabriolet and Sportback body styles and this is probably done to make things a little more interesting. The A3 Cabriolet received an unexpected response and Audi was trying to keep up with orders. Hope it'll be prepared now. The next-gen A5 is based on the new A4 and borrows most of the styling cues as also technology from it.

Also Read: 2017 Audi S5 Sportback India Review

As mentioned earlier, the new-gen Audi A5 comes in three models - A5 Sportback, A5 cabriolet and S5 Sportback, and. Both the A5 models - the Sportback and the Cabriolet come powered by the same 2.-litre TDI diesel engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, while the more powerful Audi S5 Sportbrake gets a 3-litre TFSI petrol motor mated to a 8 speed tiptronic with DSP and sport program.

Also Read: Audi A5 - All You Need To Know

Here are all the live updates from the launch of the new Audi A5 range:

Oct 5, 2017
And The Prices Are Out!
The new Audi A5 Sportback is priced at Rs. 54.02 lakh, the A5 Cabriolet at Rs. 67.51 lakh and the top-end S5 Sportback comes with a price tag of Rs. 70.6 lakh. (All ex-showroom)


Oct 5, 2017
 Bollywood actor Ileana D'Cruz, joins the stage with the new Audi A5 Cabriolet.


Oct 5, 2017
And the new Audi S5 Sportback driven by Audi's racecar driver Aditya Patel joins the A5 on the stage.


Oct 5, 2017
Here we have it! the new Audi A5 Sportback in this gorgeous red paint scheme. The other two are on their way.


Oct 5, 2017
Rahil Ansari talks in details about the engine specs and performance of the cars:
To jog your memory:
The A5 and A5 Cabriolet - 2-litre diesel makes 190 bhp and 400 Nm torque
S5 Sportback - 3-litre turbo petrol 349 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque







Oct 5, 2017
Audi India has given some nice nicknames to the three models that are launching today. Get ready to meet the Progressive A5, the Sporty Icon S5 and the Seducer A5 Cabriolet.


Oct 5, 2017
Audi India head Rahil Ansari talks about the company's future product strategy, till the year 2020. The direction is clearly electric and new body styles/SUVs.


Oct 5, 2017
Here's Audi India Head, Rahil Ansari and VJ and presenter Nikhil Chinapa, on the stage kick-starting the event with some fun talk and about the new Audi A5.


Oct 5, 2017
The Game is On!
The event has started and soon the new A5 Brat Pack will be on the stage.

Oct 5, 2017
The Audi S5 Sportback its the meanest of the pack. We got to drive it few days back and were truly impressed. If you haven't read our review already, here it is - Audi S5 Review.



Oct 5, 2017
The Brat Pack!!
The Brat Pack - now, isn't that a suitable title for the new Audi A5 range.


Oct 5, 2017
The Stage is Set!
Here's a completely draped Audi A5. Just a little more while before the drapes come off and the prices are revealed. We have been told that there is a celebrity also coming for the launch. We think it's someone with the initials 'VK', any guesses?


Oct 5, 2017
From the rear you'll see that the S5 Sportback comes with lip spoiler, rear diffuser, and a quad pipe exhaust set up. On the other hand the A5 sportback misses out on the lip spoiler and rear diffuser and gets a single twin-pipe exhaust.


Oct 5, 2017
Audi A5 Design and Styling
The second-generation Audi A5 is based on the new Audi A4 sedan that is already on sale in India and borrows most of the styling cues as also technology from it. Having said that, the new A5 features a stretched wheelbase, short overhangs, wraparound domed hood, and a single frame grille. The grille is flatter and wider than its predecessor and this brings out the character of the car. Also one of major design highlights of the car is the new bonnet which comes with a bold character lines that give the car an imposing look.


Oct 5, 2017
The Audi S5 Sportback on the other hand comes with the bigger and more powerful 3-litre TFSI petrol engine that churns out a maximum of 349 bhp and develops a peak torque of 500 Nm. It's mated to a 8 speed tiptronic with DSP and sport program.

The S5 of course also gets the Quattro all-wheel-drive setup and gets from 0-100 kmph in a quick 4.7 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 250 kmph.



Oct 5, 2017
Audi A5 and A5 Cabriolet Specs
Both the A5 models - the Sportback and the Cabriolet come powered by the same 2.-litre TDI diesel engine that makes about 190 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. 

The Cabriolet will additionally come with the Quattro all-wheel drive system thus helping it go from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in just 7.8 seconds.


Oct 5, 2017
Audi A5 India Launch
Audi is finally launching the second generation A5 in India and this time around we will be getting the complete pack - the A5 sedan, S5 Sportback and the A5 Cabriolet.

More updates from the launch coming soon