With the first-quarter launch of the U.S. version nearly upon us, Audi has announced a full pricing breakdown for its 2020 A5 and S5 model lines, throwing in details about available content and powertrain specifications to boot. The base 2020 A5 Coupe will start at $43,895, while the hotted-up S5 opens at $52,895. Both figures include a $995 destination fee.
Both the A5 and S5 are offered in three body styles: two-door coupe, two-door cabriolet and five-door fastback (dubbed "Sportback" by Audi). Each is available in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.
The good news is that the number of doors you want won't factor into the price; both the Coupe and Sportback variants of the A5 and S5 start at the same price. Only Cabriolet models command a premium.
Bumping up to an A5 Cabriolet will push the base price up to $50,895. The S5 Cabriolet — the most expensive choice in the lineup — starts at $61,195. The Prestige model tops out at $69,595. We imagine it won't take much to push the S5 Cabrio into $70k territory.
All A5 variants are motivated by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder making 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The S5 gets the beefier 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, which is good for 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, and also benefits from an eight-speed gearbox. Both come standard with Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive. Unsurprisingly, the European-market TDI engine is not coming stateside.
The most significant updates to the new A5/S5 line are inside, where the infotainment system got a complete overhaul. The rotary MMI wheel has been tossed in favor of a self-contained 10.1-inch touchscreen system atop the center console. The real estate on the console that previously held the MMI dial has been replaced by storage, a la the refreshed 2020 Audi A4.
Look for the new A5 in dealerships before spring.
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