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    • 2012 Audi A5 gets facelift - Supercharged 3.0 TFSI V6 finds its way into more models, DSG as well

      Here is the facelifted Audi A5. Frankly, we didn't think the car needed a facelift but the results are impressive and keep the model fresh. The changes to the headlights should be apparent to everyone and the front and rear fascias are modified as well. The most important changes are that the S5 will ditch the 4.2 V8 in favor of the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 from the S4. Don't go get in a hurry to order, these changes are for Europe only for now and the lineup remains unchanged in the USA for at least the rest of the year. That also means the DSG trans in all the Quattro cars may not carry over.















      This article was originally published in forum thread: Audi A5/S5 MY2012 Facelift Revealed started by M3_WC View original post
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      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Official Audi Press Release

        http://www.audi.com/com/brand/en/too...power_and.html

        These changes are game changers for the A5/S5. Especially offering the SC 3.0 in the regular A5.

        Some important quotes:
        Each of the four TDI diesel and three TFSI gasoline units in the new engine lineup include forced induction and direct fuel injection.
        New to the Audi A5 lineup is the 3.0 TFSI, a supercharged V6 producing 200 kW (272 hp).
        A manual six-speed transmission and the continuously variable multitronic are available for models with front-wheel drive. The quattro models come with a manual transmission or the lightning-fast, seven-speed S tronic.(Dual Clutch)
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Well the A5,S5 is the Competitor to the E coupe. I think the E 550 is way ahead with the Twin Turbo V8 producing over 400 HP and the E350 has a 305 HP engine.

        I dont think Audi has a game changer at all.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        Well the A5,S5 is the Competitor to the E coupe. I think the E 550 is way ahead with the Twin Turbo V8 producing over 400 HP and the E350 has a 305 HP engine.

        I dont think Audi has a game changer at all.
        How is the A5 not a 3-series competitor? It starts at $36,900. People will cross shop these with the 328i/335i.

        Look at any comparison test done for A5 with any magazine. It is always put up against 3-series, G Infiniti, and IS Lexus.

        It is a game changer in the sense the A5 now has FI 6-cylinder. The 3.2 NA in the early A5 was very disappointing. Not saying it is better than any other car, it is now in the mix with these changes.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        How is the A5 not a 3-series competitor? It starts at $36,900. People will cross shop these with the 328i/335i.

        Look at any comparison test done for A5 with any magazine. It is always put up against 3-series, G Infiniti, and IS Lexus.

        It is a game changer in the sense the A5 now has FI 6-cylinder. The 3.2 NA in the early A5 was very disappointing. Not saying it is better than any other car, it is now in the mix with these changes.
        It isn't a competitor to the 3 series directly. It is compared to the e92 because BMW doesn't have a coupe version of the 5 series.

        The S5 is a competitor to the E550

        A5 to the E350

        These compete with the 3 series to some extent but not directly. A5 and E coupe are a coupe versions of the A6 and E sedan


        Because of this BMW is making a 4 series coupe... essentially a 5 series coupe


        2 series coupe will take the place of the current 3 series coupe
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        It isn't a competitor to the 3 series directly. It is compared to the e92 because BMW doesn't have a coupe version of the 5 series.

        The S5 is a competitor to the E550

        A5 to the E350

        These compete with the 3 series to some extent but not directly. A5 and E coupe are a coupe versions of the A6 and E sedan


        Because of this BMW is making a 4 series coupe... essentially a 5 series coupe


        2 series coupe will take the place of the current 3 series coupe
        Wouldn't the 5 series "Coupe" be the 6 series though?
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Wouldn't the 5 series "Coupe" be the 6 series though?
        No. The 6 series is a high end coupe like the Jaguar XK.

        And the sedan version of the 6 series is the upcoming 6 Series Gran Coupe
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        How is the A5 not a 3-series competitor? It starts at $36,900. People will cross shop these with the 328i/335i.

        Look at any comparison test done for A5 with any magazine. It is always put up against 3-series, G Infiniti, and IS Lexus.

        It is a game changer in the sense the A5 now has FI 6-cylinder. The 3.2 NA in the early A5 was very disappointing. Not saying it is better than any other car, it is now in the mix with these changes.
        Well said and yes, the A5 is the substitute for the A4 in comparisons where it is 3 series coupe vs. Audi.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Wouldn't the 5 series "Coupe" be the 6 series though?
        Yes, that is how it is positioned. There is clearly some overlap but for the most part what was stated about the 3 vs. A5 and 6 vs. E is what makes sense.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        Because of this BMW is making a 4 series coupe... essentially a 5 series coupe
        No, the 4 series is the coupe 3 and on that platform, not the 5.

        Even will be coupe odd will be sedan.

        Connection is:

        1-2

        3-4

        5-6

        7-?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        what about 6 Gran Coupe? it should be called 7-series if we follow that routine.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Connection is:

        1-2

        3-4

        5-6

        7-?
        Bring back the 8-series!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        what about 6 Gran Coupe? it should be called 7-series if we follow that routine.
        It's a 4 door coupe remember?