Replacement for highly successful 1.8-litre Turbo engine brings yet more FSI efficiency to A5 coupé
* New four-cylinder FSI engine for A5 combines turbo charging with direct petrol injection for excellent all-round performance
* A5 1.8 TFSI available to order now with six-speed manual transmission for £26,190 OTR or £27,140 with Sport specification – first UK deliveries in late November
* 170PS @ 4,800-6,200rpm, 250Nm @1,500-4,800rpm, 0-62mph in 8.4 seconds, 140mph, 39.8mpg, CO2 169g/km
The first four-cylinder engine to power the all-new Audi A5 coupé joins the UK range this week, and fittingly it too is also a completely new design. The advanced, directly injected successor to the familiar 1.8-litre Turbo petrol unit that has powered A3, A4, A6 and TT models in the past creates the A5 1.8 TFSI, which is available to order now for an OTR price of £26,190. First UK deliveries are expected in late November.
Performance-enhancing turbo charging and fuel-rationing FSI direct petrol injection combine in the new unit to deliver 170PS at 4,800rpm and a healthy 250Nm torque peak that remains available from 1,500rpm through to 4,800rpm. As a result, the front-wheel-driven A5 1.8 TFSI with six-speed manual transmission passes the 62mph yardstick 8.4 seconds after take off, and can continue to a top speed of 140mph, all the while demonstrating a healthy dislike for petrol, with up to 39.8mpg possible according to the combined cycle test.