Published on July 14th, 2010 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi A5 S-Line In Malaysia
The A5 Coupe gives you a glimpse of Audi’s vision of an expertly styled coupe with high performance potential. Clearly, it is a very desirable coupe with a design that takes Audi’s progressive and stylish characteristics to new heights. The A5 Coupe adopts a design that is both iconic and cutting-edge. Setting unbeatable standards in its class, this model has an award-winning emotive design that marries sportiness with elegance and uncompromisingly superior performance. Naturally, these are classic Audi traits that are richly felt in the A5 Coupe. ALL agreed for sure as the car was visually and technically appreciated at its Malaysian launch yesterday. However its asking price of RM399,999.00 is steep but still better than the immediate competition from Stuttgart and Munich. However the boys from Wolfsburg have a near option at a lower price.
On February 12, 2010, the German Design Council bestowed the “2010 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany” on the A5 Coupe, making it the fourth time that an Audi model has won the country’s most prestigious official design award. Preceding winners were the Audi A4 Avant, the Audi A3, and the Audi A2. This coveted award recognizes outstanding achievements in the fields of product or communication design. Walter de Silva, who is now the Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group even claimed that the A5 Coupe was the most beautiful car he has ever designed. Devotion to details is evidently found in the innovative styling of the headlights. The signature Audi precision and high-tech engineering are reflected in the daytime running lights comprising of 8 LEDs on each side. It is very clear that Audi has breathed new life into the concept of a classic two-door sports coupe by reinventing it in the progressive design language it is known for.
A coupe with a distinctly sporty desirable character requires a powerful and highly efficient engine. Hence, dynamic performance is supplied by the turbocharged 2.0 FSI engine with direct fuel injection system dispensing a rated power of 211 bhp and 350 Nm of torque that ensures intense acceleration at all times. The A5 Coupe’s engine power is completed with quattro four-wheel drive via the seven-speed S tronic (dual-clutch transmission) gearbox, thus providing unrivalled performance in its class.
Devotees of music will be delighted with the infotainment system of the A5 Coupe that comprises of the Audi Symphony radio and the exquisite premium sound system supplied by world-renowned Danish audio specialist Bang & Olufsen. The system is made up of 14 speakers, 500 watts of music output, surround sound and active driving noise compensation.
The Audi A5 Coupe is priced at RM399,900.00 OTR without insurance. The Audi network in Malaysia comprises of 3S centres (sales, service and spare parts) in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, in Juru, Penang and in Johor Bahru. On March 18, 2010, Euromobil opened Audi Terminal, a new state-of-the-art showroom along Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur. A new After Sales Service Center can also be found now along Jalan Chan Sow Lin, which opened on July 1, 2010. The VW Scirocco R will be the nearest rival when it arrives in Malaysian showrooms later this year.