December 2016 News

Ahead of its arrival in UK showrooms next month, Audi has announced prices for the new A5 Coupé. Prices start at £33,050 for the 187bhp 2.0-litre TDI ultra model in SE trim and rises to £41,375 for the S line 3.0 TDI quattro. Buyers have the choice of three trim levels – SE, Sport and S line – and can choose between a 187bhp 2.0-litre TDI ultra engine in six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmissions, and a 215bhp 3.0-litre V6 TDI unit paired exclusively to an auto ‘box. Both engines are offered with quattro fourwheel- drive, exclusively in automatic guise. CO2 emissions are as low as 105g/km, with 70.6mpg possible on the combined cycle, according to official figures. The two-door Coupé line-up will be joined by the five-door Sportback next year, with a two-door Convertible edition set to be revealed, too.

Following the update of the A3 range earlier in the year, Audi has now announced pricing information for the plugin hybrid e-tron edition. Powered by the same 148bhp 1.4- litre TFSI petrol engine as before, it is mated to a 101bhp electric motor. It adopts all of the styling changes that the regular Sportback model received, as well as the interior and technological enhancements, with prices elevated by £590 compared to the outgoing car. The price of the A3 Sportback e-tron is now £33,430, inclusive of the £2,500 government plug-in grant. Available to order now, the first cars are set to arrive in UK showrooms in January 2017.