| Lyna Mohamad |
WITH an athletic, sporty, elegant and intelligent look, the design of the new generation of the Audi A5 goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics giving a fresh, modern and honed look.
The sporty and elegant character passed down to the new generation includes the three-dimensional shoulder line in the form of a wave that is already prominent in the preceding model.
The A5 impresses with an all-new chassis, powerful engine as well as innovative infotainment features and driver assistance systems with the new A5 Coupé and Sportback for Brunei will launch with a new 185kW (252hp) TFSI engine.
Compared to the previous model, while offering up to 17 per cent more performance, fuel consumption goes as much as 22 per cent less fuel and the seven-speed S tronic is used with the four-cylinder engine together with quattro all-wheel drive as a standard feature.
TCY Motors Sdn Bhd announced that the new A5 range is available for the first time in Brunei with the highly futuristic Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels and together with the MMI navigation plus including an 8.3-inch monitor on the centre console, it forms the central information unit.
The focal point of the MMI terminal is the round rotary/push-button control with its surface is home to the touch-sensitive touchpad while the whole MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, including the intelligent free-text search function.
Blending hatchback versatility, sedan spaciousness, and coupe styling, the A5 is a masterstroke by Audi and coupled with precise handling, the A5 Sportback is as graceful as its appearance suggests.