UK Pricing for Audi A5 and Audi S5

Audi A5 and Audi S5 Variants

Details on Audi A5 and Audi S5 models have been going on for sometimes. The models covered the Coupe, Cabriolet, and Sportsback. Now, the British division of Audi has announced on the road pricing for all the models, which are scheduled to arrive at dealerships starting later in the year.

UK orders for the new Audi A5 and S5 models, which will be priced from £25,540 OTR, can be taken from September, ahead of first deliveries in December. The cheapest model is the Audi A5 Sportback 1.8 TFSI 170PS with a six-speed manual, which only emits 136 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Entry into the Cabriolet range will set British customers back from £29,450 OTR, while the Coupe version of the A5 starts at £26,490 OTR.

The big news comes in the engine range, where the 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine has been replaced by a new 272PS version of the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 unit in Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet variants. The existing 333PS version of this engine, which already powers the S5 Sportsback and S5 Cabriolet, will also now replace the 4.2-litre, naturally aspirated V8 in the S5 Coupe.

At the bottom of the range, the 1.8-litre TFSI unit has been completely redesigned by Audi. It features ground-breaking innovations in many areas, including control of the valves and their lift, thermal management, fuel injection, turbocharging and the integration of the exhaust manifold. As a result, power has jumped from 160 hp to 170 hp, effectively replacing the 180 hp version of the four-cylinder 2.0-litre TFSI engine.

Audi also updated the cabin which features new color schemes and trims for the Audi A5 and Audi S5, revised switchgear and new online services option bringing Google Earth mapping and in-car internet access.

 

Audi Lines-Up Four New Cars and One Concept at Goodwood Festival

Audi quattro concept

Audi is expects to make stunning appearance at this year Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex. So, to make the crowds go wow, Audi proudly announced the UK debuts for the Audi RS3 Sportback, Audi Q3 compact SUV, Audi A6 Avant, Audi R8 GT Spyder, and Audi 408PS Quattro concept.

On the competition front of Audi lines-up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, is the Audi R18 TDI sports prototype will be looming large in the F1 paddock in commemoration of the tenth victory for Audi in the 24 Hours of Le Mans marathon race earlier this month. One of the three winning drivers, Germany’s André Lotterer, will drive the innovative diesel-powered racer up the hill course at Lord March’s estate.

Another legend destined to be appeared on the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1 rally car, featuring the world-famous quattro all-wheel-drive technology which changed the face of rallying. One of its star drivers, Hannu Mikkola, who won the FIA World Rally Championship in the car in 1983, will be behind the wheel again over the weekend.

Audi will also bring the Audi Tradition lines-up which will also look to the past with two 1930s Auto Union “Silver Arrow” Grand Prix cars which will be piloted by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and Audi’s 1990 German Touring Car Champion Hans-Joachim Stuck. DKW, one of the four brands which joined forces to form the Auto Union marque which eventually gave rise to Audi, will also be represented by two pre-war motorcycles: a DKW SS 250 (1937) and a DKW SS 350 (1939).

 

Audi A8 Platform for Bugatti Sedan

Bugatti Sedan

Bugatti Sedan is developed by the Volkswagen as the new production plan within the group of the brands included in what could become the number one auto manufacturer by 2018. Well, Volkswagen’s effort in creating the Bugatti Sedan is none other caused by Porsche which has been handed production of all sports cars and Audi responsible for all the SUVs.

Bugatti Sedan will have a major makeover process that will see the brand abandon the high-performance products it is famous for and focus on something else. Rumor has it that the Veyron could soon become history as Bugatti might change its view from 2014 when it will start building the luxurious Bugatti Sedan.

As always, the Bugatti Sedan will be produced only for a limited number of people and will have jaw-dropping prices. But even so, this could be more profitable for Volkswagen Group than the Bugatti brand is in the current state. The Bugatti Sedan first project could take the form of a luxurious sedan that would use the platform of the Audi A8; it seems likely its next generation, to be built at the same time with the Bugatti Galibier.

What interesting about the Bugatti Galibier is that if it indeed goes into the production line-up, it will probably come as a limited series of 300 units, with features more luxurious and definitely expensive than the Bugatti Sedan which based on the Audi A8.

Both Bugatti and Volkswagen Group do not share any confirmation concerning the Bugatti Sedan, so we still have to wait for official statement or press release on the matter to confirm or deny the report. But, we manage to gather some information for you.

Bugatti Sedan more likely to have its official debut on the 2011 Frankfurt International Auto Show on September. A little bird told us that if you could remember the Bugatti concept back in 1990s while it was still produced under the marquee’s Italian ownership, it probably give you a tiny bit idea of the which will be applied on the Bugatti Sedan.

And what about the engine? Since no confirmation on the Volkswagen Group and Bugatti, we predict that the Bugatti Sedan will be powered by the same outrageous W12 engine which shares with Bugatti Veyron. Could it be sport sedan? We do not know yet.

Bugatti Sedan will be revealed on September, and until then, all we can do is waiting to be surprised by the sport sedan to-be.