Facelifted Audi A5 line-up is here: prices for South Africa revealed…

The facelifted Audi A5 range has arrived in South Africa, with the line-up including both petrol and diesel power (if you crave more TFSI oomph, check out local pricing for the S5 range here).

The Ingolstadt-based firm offers both Coupé and Sportback body styles of the revised A5, though the cooking versions of the Cabriolet have yet to be listed.

So, what’s available? Well, the line-up kicks off with the A5 40 TFSI Coupé, which starts at R751 000. This variant’s turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine offers the front axle some 140 kW and 320 N.m, which is enough for a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed 7,3 seconds.

This powertrain is also offered in S line guise, priced from R796 000 in Coupé form and R811 000 in Sportback guise. The latter, five-door version takes an extra two-tenths of a second to hit three figures compared with the three-door model.

For the record, upgrading to S line adds items such as larger alloy wheels, a model-specific grille, a model-specific rear diffuser, silver trim (fore and aft) and sports suspension.

Anything for diesel fans? Well, the A5 40 TDI Quattro powertrain is available in both Coupé (from R836 000) and Sportback (starting at R851 000) form. The 2,0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel unit generates 140 kW and 400 N.m, driving all four wheels via the same seven-speed dual-clutch transmission employed across the line-up.

Various packages and standalone options are also offered across the range.

Pricing:
Audi A5 40 TFSI Coupé: R751 000
Audi A5 40 TFSI Coupé S line: R796 000
Audi A5 40 TFSI Sportback S line: R811 000
Audi A5 40 TDI Coupé S line Quattro: R836 000
Audi A5 40 TDI Sportback S line Quattro: R851 000

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