Gallery: 2019 Frankfurt IAA

Not only is the Frankfurt Motor Show (a.k.a. IAA) the largest car industry show in the world, it was also an considerably active one for the Audi brand. Maybe e performance does it for you in the form of cars like the new RS 6, RS 7, SQ8, S5 and more. Maybe you prefer the new world of electro mobility, in which case you may have found the new AI:TRAIL concept, the new FE06 Formula E car or the teased e-tron Sportback more your speed. Whatever the case, we've got nearly 100 shots from Frankfurt t...

The Audi A5 Is Now More Attractive Than Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33301"] source: Audi AG Sporty harmony and dynamic elegance in design New MMI touch operating concept The Audi A5 Sportback, the A5 Coupé and the A5 Cabriolet now feature a new, tauter look and the cutting-edge MMI touch operating concept. Mild hybrid technology offers greater comfort while also reducing fuel consumption. The 3.0 TDI engine with electric powered compressor and 48-volt main electrical system in the updated A...

Audi A5 Sportback S-line Facelift Hot Weather Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32100"] The facelifted A5 Sportback has been spotted hot weather testing by our spy photographers. This lightly camouflaged example looks to have an S-line front spoiler in addition to new grille, headlights, and bumper up front. The rear boasts a slightly revised rear bumper and freshened rear lights. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32106"] We don't have any interior photos but it's said that Audi will be carrying over a new ve...

Audi Makes Next Move in US Mobility Strategy with Silvercar, Inc. Leadership Announcement

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31315"] source: Audi of America Audi of America CFO Matt Carpenter appointed CEO of Silvercar, Inc., effective August 1, 2019 Integration of current operations and future strategy of Audi and Silvercar is key priority Role based in Austin, Texas at Silvercar, Inc. headquarters Audi advances its mobility strategy in the U.S. with the appointment of Matt Carpenter to CEO of Silvercar, Inc. In his role, Matt will drive the Audi mobility strategy i...

Updated “B9.5” Audi A5 Cabriolet Spied Testing

The latest Audi test mule to be spied out and about in winter testing is the A5 Cabriolet. This blacked out Cabriolet wears cladding around the expected change points, though still reveals some key details about the soon-to-come update for Audi's B-segment coupé, Cabriolet and Sportback. For starters, those likely LED Matrix beam headlights appear to be different, using more black in their housings. The grille and secondary fascia grilles show the hexagonal patterning we've seen in recently up...

Audi of America Receives Four Vincentric “Best Value in America Awards” Including “Best Luxury Car Brand”

source: Audi of America “Best Value in America Awards” honor Vincentric’s determination of vehicles that represent best value across 2019 model segments For second time, Audi brand named overall winner of Vincentric “Best Value in America” in Luxury Car segment 2019 Audi A5 Cabriolet and 2019 A6 and A7 sedans awarded “Best Value in America” in respective model segments HERNDON – Audi of America has won four Vincentric “Best Value in America” awards, inclu...

Audi Convertibles by ABT – The Perfect Summer Drives

[source: ABT] It is the season for sun-seeking car enthusiasts and ABT offers many ways to dress up the Convertibles from Audi. The Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet not only let’s you feel the wind in your hair but also gives pure driving enjoyment. Time to treat the sporty two-door with some aerodynamic parts from ABT like a new front spoiler and rear skirt set. The latter also comes with a new rear muffler that kicks up the sound performance yet another notch. Height adjustable suspe...

Audi exclusive Ipanema Brown A5 Sportback

There's a reason Ipanema Brown has been a subtle player in the Audi exclusive business for years. It's not a color that screams look at me like a Lime Green or even a Nogaro Blue. While understated in its medium brown tone, it is like nothing else out there. In as much, it's an excellent choice for a customer seeking something unique, but without needing to scream it. What you see here is a European market Audi A5 Sportback. The Sportback variant of the Audi A5 lineup is quickly becoming ...

Summer Travel Awaits:  Silvercar Adds Audi A5 Cabriolet to its Fleet

[source: Silvercar] Silvercar expands to a three-model offering with the addition of the summer-ready Audi A5 Cabriolet Silver Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles will be available at select locations starting in late June with additional roll outs through the year Silvercar is now available in 23 locations across the United States and continues its rapid U.S. expansion strategy AUSTIN – Silvercar is celebrating summer with new travel possibilities for customers. Today, the company ...

Silver Summer Sweepstakes: Silvercar Is Giving Away A 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet Premium Plus

[words: Bill Cho, photo: Silvercar] Images of summer- beaches, picnics, road trips in a convertible. You can make the last one possible by entering the Silvercar Silver Summer Sweepstakes. That's right, the Audi only rental company is giving away a 2018 A5 Cabriolet Premium Plus...in silver, of course. Silvercar has been renting A4s since 2012 and recently added the Q5 to their fleet. They've also recently added Washington, DC (Dulles) and a 2nd Manhattan location to make it a total ...

Car & Driver: In-Depth Review 2018 Audi A5 Sportback

[source: Car & Driver] The A5 Sportback combines the features of several Audis: the sweeping lines of the A5 coupe, the four-door layout and cargo space of the A4 sedan, and the convenience of the Q5 SUV’s rear liftgate. Despite this Frankenstein formula, the A5 Sportback doesn’t look or feel cobbled together. Just the opposite. It’s rewarding to drive, with nimble sports-sedan handling and a spirited turbo four-cylinder. Its sheetmetal is Euro chic, and inside, its high-quality...

H&R VTF Adjustable Lowering Springs for the New Audi A4/S4/A5/S5

source: H&R, photos: H&R and George Achorn Audi A4 and A5 have always been innovative and stylish vehicles – making them a HUGE hit with enthusiasts. VTF is the acronym for Verstellbar TieferlegungsFedern. Translation, Adjustable Lower Springs. The H&R VTF kit is a special specific Sport Spring designed for the new Audi A4/S4 and A5/S5, they include adjustment collars to fine tune the lowering to your taste. All the parts in the VTF Kits are specifically designed to th...

More Sportiness Thanks to ABT for the 2018 Audi A5

source: ABT America With immediate effect ABT is offering just the right amount of upgrades to give the Audi A5 in all of its versions a more personal look. An aggressive looking front spoiler bearing the distinctive ABT design language is available for the A5 Sportback, Coupe and Convertible. Perfectly in line with the sporty style of the car are the various types of ABT wheels. Audi A5 owners can either go for a 19” DR or ER-C wheel or pick a 20” DR, ER-C, FR or GR wheel. A...

Audi Integrates Infotainment Services with Amazon Music

source: Audi of America Amazon Music is now accessible through the Audi MMI® infotainment system via the Audi MMI connect® mobile application With Amazon’s Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited, Audi owners can access millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations right from the road Integration of Amazon Music into the MMI offers customers access to more features including browsing or searching the music library HERNDON, VA – Audi today announced an integrati...

New A5 Sportback & Q5 Earn KBB Best Buy Awards

source: Audi of America HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback has been named winner of the 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy in the luxury category, while the 2018 Audi Q5 takes the top honor among luxury SUVs and crossovers, in addition to receiving the 2018 Kelly Blue Book Best Auto Tech Award in the luxury category. The annual Best Buy Awards from Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used vehicle information, recognize the top new model-year vehicle choices avai...

Audi Earns More 2017 IIHS Top Safety Picks than Any other Luxury Manufacturer in Its Competitive Class

source: Audi of America HERNDON, VA– Eight Audi models have been named a 2017 Top Safety Pick, making Audi the most awarded luxury manufacturer in its competitive class from the Insurance Institute by Highway Safety (IIHS) this year. The 2017/18 Audi A4 allroad and the 2018 A5 Sportback, A5 Coupe and Q5, join the 2017/18 A4, Q7, A3 and A6 in receiving a 2017 Top Safety Pick rating or higher. "Audi of America is proud to lead the segment, earning more IIHS Top Safety Picks this yea...

Driven: 2017 Audi A5 Sportback

words: Paul Rivera, photos: Paul Rivera and Audi of America In January, 2009, Audi unveiled the Sportback Concept at the Detroit North American Auto Show. The design was well received by the press and public alike and the first generation A5 Sportback rolled into European dealerships by the following summer. Alas, America never got the car though the A7 Sportback launched later would come here as a smashing success, which may have inspired Audi to reconsider the second time around. For th...