Audi A5 Diesel Sportback, A5 Cabriolet, S5 Sportback Launched In India

first_imgAudi, the German luxury car maker, has introduced the A5 Brat Pack in India with the launch of the A5 Sportback, the Audi A5 Cabriolet and the Audi S5 Sportback. The powerful and flowing silhouettes of the three offerings make the trio truly aesthetic with abundant space inside. Beneath their skin, notably impressive traits include a newly developed suspension, high-performance drives, innovative infotainment solutions, Audi Virtual Cockit and Audi Smartphone Interface.While the A5 Sportback has been priced at Rs 54,02,000, the S5 Sportback has been priced at Rs 70,60,000 and the A5 Cabriolet can be had for Rs 67,51,000.With the A5 Sportback, Audi has filled in the vacuum between the A4 and A6 in the model line up.The S5 Sportback, the most expensive of the lot, comes with a turbocharged V6 petrol engine.Here’s a glance at what all the three cars come packed with:Engines and drivetrainAudi A5 Sportback2.0 litre TDI engine churns out 140 kW (190 hp) of power0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.9 secondsSeven-Speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission Audi S5 Sportback3.0 litre TFSIq engine churns out 260 kW (354 hp) of powerV6 turbo engine, 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.7 secondsEight-Speed tiptronic, quattro all-wheel drive is standardAudi A5 Cabriolet2.0 litre TDIq engine churns out 140 kW (190 hp) of power0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.8 secondsSeven-Speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission,Quattro all-wheel drive is standard ExteriorAthletic design and outstanding aeroacousticsWave-pattern shoulder line imparts emotional eleganceFlatter and wider three-dimensionally modeledSingleframe grilleLED headlights with ‘4 Eye design’LED rear lights with dynamic indicatorsPronounced bulges over the wheel arches underscore the sporty DNAPanoramic sunroof in the Audi A5 Sportback and Audi S5 SportbackNew one-touch opening function opens soft top fully automatic in 15 seconds or close it in 18 seconds – even while driving up to 50 km/h (A5 Cabriolet)Acoustic Hood (A5 Cabriolet)45.72 cms (R18) Cast Aluminium alloy wheels, 5 spoke design Interior Horizontal architecture of the instrument panel creates a sense of spaciousnessOptional ambient lighting with 3 Colors and 30 combinations480 liters (17.0 cu ft) of luggage capacityLeather steering wheel in 3-spoke design with multifunction plus and gear shift paddles  ComfortFront seats, electrically adjustableDriver Side memory function on the Audi S5Seat Upholstery in Leather/Leatherette on the Audi A5Seat Upholstery in Alcantara on the Audi S54 Way Lumbar SupportAuto-release function3-Zone deluxe automatic air conditioningInterior mirrors with automatic anti-glare actionExterior mirrors, electrically adjustable, heated, folded, automatic dimmingLuggage compartment lid, electrically opening and closing (Audi A5 & S5)InfotainmentAudi’s MMI Navigation plus with MMI TouchAudi Virtual Cockpit as standard, high-resolution TFT monitor 31.2 cms (12.3 inches)10 GB of flash storage, 21.08 cms (8.3 inch) monitor with a resolution of 1,024 x 480 pixelsOptional Audi Smartphone Interface Optional Bang & Olufsen Sound System with innovative 3D sound  SafetyFull-size 6 airbags (on A5 Sportback)Full Size 4 Airbags on (A5 Cabriolet)Full Size 8 Airbags on (Audi S5)ABS, EBD & Traction ControlCruise ControlParking Aid Plus with Rear View CameraTire pressure monitoring displayISOFIX child seat mountingAnti-theft wheel boltsPerformanceQuattro with self-locking center differential (On Audi A5 Cabriolet & Audi S5)Audi Drive SelectNew Electromechanical Power SteeringNewly developed S sport suspension (Audi S5)Optional Sports Differential (Audi S5)advertisementThe A5 Sportback and the A5 Cabriolet get the same 2-litre engine, mated to a 7-speed Tiptronic gearbox, that belts out 188bhp of power and 400Nm of torque taking the Sportback from 0-100kmph in just 7.9 seconds wiht a top speed of 235kmph. At the same time, the A5 Cabriolet goes from 0-100kmph in 7.08 seconds with a top sped of 235 kmph. The one-second difference between the two cars is due to the Cabriolet’s Quattro all-wheel-drive, which the Sportback does not have.What the Sportback does get is the only petrol engine in the range – a 3-litre turbo-charged V6 that works efficiently to produce 349 bhp of power with 500 Nm of torque at its peak.The S5 Sportback, wth its Quattro all-wheel-drive is the fastest of the lot going from 0-100kmph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 250kmph.last_img read more

Former Indian pacer VRV Singh retires

first_imgVRV Singh, the Indian pacer who just played five Test matches in 2006-07, has announced his retirement after a career constantly hampered by injury.The 34-year-old also played two ODI matches for India along with five Tests as part of a new-look Indian pace attack. The bowler was just able to take eight wickets in five Tests and he did not take any wicket in the ODI format.”I kept trying to make a comeback, but if it was not my ankle, it was my back. You cannot fool around with your body. I had surgeries, rehab… After 2014, I did not play at all for a few years, but I trained and tried to play in 2018. But I could not make it, so I started thinking about the future,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Singh as saying.”It is not an overnight decision, but once I could not get fit for the 2018-19 season, I thought it made sense to leave. Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) encouraged me a lot, the PCA (Punjab Cricket Association) also backed me, and I gave it my best. But, unfortunately, it didn’t happen. So I thought it best to retire and think about what to do next,” he added.The pacer played his last representative game in 2014 for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy in which he was able to take two wickets in the first innings and five wickets in the second innings against Jammu and Kashmir.Singh made his debut for Punjab in 2005 when he just 21-years old.advertisementAlso Read | Case registered against fraudsters duping young cricketers in return for Ranji selectionlast_img read more