Audi has decided to launch a new diesel base engine for the A5 coupé in European market: a 2.0-liter 170hp variant, using common-rail injection technology, that can be used with either FWD or the Quattro all-wheel drive setup. With the front-wheel configuration, the A5 manages to burn 5.3 l/100 km (44.3 mpg U.S.) in the European Mixed Cycle and has CO2 emissions of 139 g/km. That's noticeably better than the 3.0-liter's 37 mpg. Audi also announced that the S-Tronic 7-speed double clutch gearbox will be also on sale, mated to a TFSI 211hp engine. All this doesn't come cheap: prices start at €38,500 euros in Spain.

[Source: Audi via Europa Press]


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