In many ways competing with the BMW 3-Series coupe, the Audi A5 is one luxurious coupe with super smooth lines and Audi’s trademark interior. But what about under the hood? Does it deliver there too? Well, Audi has just unveiled a pair of new engines for the A5, one of which has been tweaked to eek out a few more horses whereas the claim to fame for the other is some very impressive fuel economy.
The 3.2L gasoline engine isn’t exactly a whole new powerplant — Audi has used it extensively in the past — but the engineers have “updated” the direct injection and variable life control to give you a little more umph. 265hp of umph, to be exact. This powerplant will be available in the American A5 launching this fall.
Over at the other side of the Atlantic, Europe is getting a more efficient engine for their A5. Under the hood of this car, you may find a 2.7L turbo-diesel that pumps out 190hp, propels the car to 62mph in 7.6 seconds, and does this all while maintaining a fuel economy rating of 35.3mpg. Sippy-sippy, but speedy-speedy!