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Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI: 7 things you didn’t know

By John Carey, 26 Jun 2016 Car Reviews

Audi A5

The Audi A5 2.0 TFSI makes its way to Australia in 2017. If you’re thinking of adding it to your shopping list, here are some things you probably didn’t know

1. The new Audi A5 Coupe has electric-powered belt feeders, which ‘pass’ the seatbelts to the driver and front passenger. The previous version didn’t have them.

2. Also new with this A5 Coupe are standard LED taillights. While the standard headlights are xenon, high-tech LED headlights will be optional or standard throughout the range.

3. The A5 Coupe’s 465-litre boot is big for a two-door. And it’s a 10-litre increase over the old model.

4. One of the reasons Audi’s optional Virtual Cockpit instrument display works so well is that its 12.3-inch screen refreshes 60 times a second. This means the instruments’ needles appear to move as smoothly as if they were, well, real.

5. Audi installs a variety of steering wheels in the A5 Coupe, including one with a flat bottom. What they all have in common – though you can’t see it – is a framework made from lightweight magnesium.

6. A5 Coupe rides 23mm closer to the ground than Audi’s A4 sedan, thanks to shorter and stiffer springs. While this helps make the car look sportier, the downside is a more jiggly ride.

7. Audi is working on a Cabriolet version of the A5 Coupe. It is scheduled to go into production in Europe late in 2017. As usual, it will take its time before reaching Australian showrooms.