Audi A5 gets better, greener engine

The entry level Audi A5 coupe is to get a new engine which will make the car go faster and emit less CO2.

A 180PS version of the all-new 2.0-litre TFSI unit will take over from the 1.8 TFSI in the A5 coupe – a further step in an exhaustive engine development programme bringing average CO2 reductions of as much as ten per cent for core Audi models within the past year.

The A5 2.0 TFSI is capable of out-accelerating its predecessor to 62mph by an impressive 0.6 seconds, taking just 7.8 seconds to go the distance, with the capacity to continue to 148mph.

A nine per cent reduction in CO2 emissions has also been achieved by the boffins at Audi.

Over the past year CO2 emissions have been reduced by ten per cent for the A3 hatchback, six per cent for the A4 Saloon and eight per cent for its Avant equivalent.

Scheduled for a UK release in October, the A5 2.0 TFSI (180PS) is priced from £26,710 OTR.

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