Audi Australia has announced that the brand's cutting-edge four cylinder 2.0 litre powerplant has been added to the A5's spec sheet, with the new direct-injected motor promising a fair whack of power along with a commendably low thirst for fuel.
The A4 has enjoyed this motor for some time now, but only in manual guise. From here on in though, buyers can now option their 2.0 TFSI-equipped Audi A4 with a slick-shifting twin-clutch cogswapper.
In both cars, 155kW is on tap between 4300rpm and 6000rpm, while 350Nm of torque can be summoned from 1500rpm all the way to 4200rpm. In the A5, that translates into a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds - not too shabby for a two-litre, but even better when you consider it'll also return 7.5 l/100km on the combined cycle.
The 2.0 TFSI mill is hooked up to Audi's quattro drivetrain in both models, with your choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed twin-clutch S tronic gearbox. Manual-equipped A5 2.0 TFSI models also benefit from an efficiency promoting gearshift indicator.
The A4 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic will set you back $73,990, while the manual model will cost $70,600. The same powertrain/drivetrain combo is also available in the A4 Avant, which retails at $76,730 and only comes with the S tronic 'box.
The A5 with the force-fed 2.0 litre costs $79,900 in manual flavour, with the S tronic model commanding a slightly higher sticker price of $83,500.