2011 Audi A5

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2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Premium

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All 2011 Audi A5 Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T PrestigeGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T PrestigeGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T PrestigeGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T PrestigeGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21

2-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
All Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $36,900.00
Invoice: $34,318.00
Hwy MPG: 31 mpg
City MPG: 21 mpg


Styling and design; beautiful, well-appointed interior; performance in the S5 model; ride comfort; all-weather "quattro" traction; fuel-efficiency in the 2.0 model

Model Highlights

The A5 and S5 are closely related, but the performance-focused S5 model offers improved handling, a sportier look and a powerful V8. The A5 is offered with only a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which produces 211 horsepower. S5 coupes get a 354-horsepower, 4.2-liter V8, while S5 Cabriolets have a 333-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6.

Most coupe models are offered with either a 6-speed manual or Audi's new 8-speed Tiptronic automatic, but A5 Cabriolet models are only offered with the 8-speed or a Multitronic continuously variable (CVT) automatic. S5 Cabriolet models come with a quick-shifting 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic. Tiptronic-equipped cars feature manual controls to command shifts in hilly terrain or if needed for passing.

The A5 drives and rides like a comfortable grand touring coupe, yet has a responsive enough feel to satisfy most drivers who would rather have had a sports car. With the 2.0-liter engine, the A5 performs respectably, yet achieves an EPA rating of 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway. At the top of the line, the S5 coupe's V8 provides a completely different kind of experience, driving like a quiet, exceptionally refined version of a muscle car. Overall, the S5 handles like a smaller vehicle yet cruises in serene comfort.

Aiding handling is an optional sport rear differential, which controls torque distribution among the rear wheels and helps achieve more balanced dynamics; the system works together with the standard electronic stability control system. Four-wheel disc brakes with Brake Assist are also standard, as is a vehicle-speed-assisted Servotronic steering system.

Audi Drive Select, available in Prestige models, permits the selection of individual performance and handling profiles, including suspension firmness, and controls how the throttle and transmission respond.

A5 and S5 Cabriolet models come with a power soft top that can retract in just 15 seconds. By using a soft top, Audi was able to make more trunk space available. And by using a 3-layer top and glass rear window, the interior remains quite quiet. Cabriolet models get seat-mounted head/chest airbags, knee airbags and active roll bars located behind the seats. Also of note is that front occupants will stay comfortable even in chilly weather with the top down, thanks to head-level heating built into the seats.

The 2011 Audi A5 comes in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trims. Premium models include a panoramic sunroof, heater mirrors and washer nozzles, leather upholstery, automatic climate control and cruise control, while Premium Plus models get a host of conveniences including xenon headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, LED running lamps, tri-zone climate control, 6-step heated seats, iPod integration, Bluetooth hands-free calling and a HomeLink garage-door opener. Prestige models upgrade to memory power seat and mirror functions, an advanced key system for keyless entry and ignition, 505-watt Bang & Olufsen audio and voice-control navigation with Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI). S5 models are available in Premium Plus and Prestige only.

Top options include a Navigation Plus package on Premium Plus models, which adds MMI, voice controls, backup sensors, a rearview camera, and an in-dash nav system. On several of the models, a Sport Package brings unique 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires, plus a sport suspension and steering-wheel paddle-shifters. A Titanium Sport Package adds aesthetic and performance upgrades such as black window trim, titanium-finish wheels and the iconic black Singleframe grille. Inside, the package carries the performance look with a Piano Black inlay, black headliner and sport seats. A special tuned sport suspension improves handling.

Model News

The biggest change to the 2011 Audi A5 is the availability of a new 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. It replaces the previous 6-speed Tiptronic, and Audi claims the new compact gearbox is smoother and returns improved fuel economy.

Also, Audi has dropped the 3.2-liter FSI V6 from the A5 lineup, leaving only the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder to power the cars.

Value Writeup

With both coupe and Cabriolet models, the Audi A5 and S5 hit the target on design and styling, and both the A5 and S5 are quite possibly the two of the best-looking touring cars inside and out. Interior comfort and ride quality are top notch, with the coupe making an especially good long-distance cruiser for two. Audi says that the A5 and S5 Cabriolet models have best-in-class trunk space.


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Preview ImageManufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code C8C8
Manufacturer color code 8A8A
Manufacturer color code P5P5
Manufacturer color code A2A2
Manufacturer color code X5X5
Manufacturer color code Q4Q4
Manufacturer color code 4U4U
Manufacturer color code 9T9T
Manufacturer color code T9T9


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score5
EPA ClassificationSubcompact


DrivetrainAll-Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.05
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.97
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.68
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.33
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.69
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy31 MPG
Cruising Range - City354.90 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City21 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined25 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy523.90 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine TypeGas I4
Fuel SystemTFSI Direct
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM211 @ 4300-6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM258 @ 1500-4200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity8.2 qts


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity4
Passenger Volume84.0 ft³
Front Head Room39.1 in
Front Leg Room41.3 in
Front Shoulder Room54.3 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room36.0 in
Second Leg Room31.7 in
Second Shoulder Room52.8 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase108.3 in
Length, Overall182.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors73.0 in
Height, Overall54.0 in
Track Width, Front62.5 in
Track Width, Rear62.1 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume12.2 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3583 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension Type - Front5-Link
Suspension Type - RearTrapezoidal
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)w/Anti-Dive
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Front Tire SizeP245/40R18
Rear Tire SizeP245/40R18
Spare Tire SizeN/A
Front Wheel Size18 x 8.5 in
Rear Wheel Size18 x 8.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeN/A
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialN/A
Steering TypePwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall16.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb37.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x ThicknessN/A
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x ThicknessN/A
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx16.9 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

4 Years/50,000 Miles

4 Years/50,000 Miles

12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Recall Information


Mfg's Report Date:
FEB 10, 2016


Potential Number Of Units Affected:

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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