For this year's DTM touring car championship in Germany, Audi switched (at least in appearance) from the A5 to the more muscular look of the RS5. But now that it's won the title (the driver's title anyway), it's the base A5 that's getting the celebratory treatment.

Limited to just 300 units, the new A5 DTM Champion edition honors its winning driver Mike Rockenfeller in similar fashion to the special-edition BMW M3 that paid tribute to last year's champion, Bruno Spengler. It comes with a rear spoiler, special 20-inch alloys, aluminum trim on the mirror caps and, of course, a smattering of special badges inside and out.

Buyers will be able to place their orders next week in red, white or grey, with any of four engine choices, at a €1,900 premium. That is, in Europe, anyway. Given that DTM hasn't picked up on this side of the Atlantic just yet, we wouldn't go looking for this model at our local Audi dealer Stateside.
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Ingolstadt, 2013-10-17
Audi A5 Coupé as special edition DTM model

- Exclusive limited edition equipment and trim
- "A5 DTM Champion" package priced at 1,900 euros

Audi is celebrating the success of Mike Rockenfeller with the special edition "A5 DTM Champion" model. Production of the model is limited to 300 units and will not only excite fans of "Rocky". With victory in Zandvoort, the Audi works driver won the 2013 DTM season with races to spare, thus securing his first ever title in the popular touring car series.

Attractive extras emphasize the individuality of the special edition model: DTM badges on the door sill trims, the fenders and the side sills add further styling touches. Other special features are the fixed rear wing in body color and exterior mirrors in aluminum look. 20-inch cast aluminum wheels in 5 V-spoke design round out the equipment list. This special package is priced at 1,900 euros.

The special edition A5 DTM Champion model can be ordered from October 21 and is available in the colors Misano red, Daytona gray and Glacier white. There is a choice of four engines: 2.0 TDI quattro with 130 kW (177 hp), 3.0 TDI quattro with 180 kW (245 hp), 2.0 TFSI quattro with 165 kW (225 hp) and 3.0 TFSI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp).


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      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Civic rear-spoiler looks dreadful on this car.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Gil Pregent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just a piece of marketing crap, totally undeserving of what a true DTM road version should of been.
      Feurig
      • 1 Year Ago
      At least put dual exhaust tips. The un-symmetry kills me with the A5.
      libertedelacroix
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not really feeling the spoiler, but those wheels are sex!
      Ak74
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fugly
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Spartan
      • 1 Year Ago
      As long as it has more power than that awful 2.0T. I drove a friend's awfully slow A5 2.0T 6MT and when I got back into my G37 6MT I felt like I was driving a rocket.
        11fiveoh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spartan
        They keep it slow so you buy the s5.
        libertedelacroix
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spartan
        My APR Stage II (software + HFC, that's all) A4 Avant smokes the G37 on a daily (both city and highway). Don't get me wrong, I love the G37, the VQ series engines are throaty and rev happy, but let's be real- it is unrefined, vibrates harshly, and the interior of that car is not nearly up to pat with the Germans. Sure the G37 has around 270rwhp and around 225rwtq... but my A4 dynoed at 248awhp and 322awtq (that hits its peak at a low 2000rpm mind you, whereas the G has to be revved to 4000+ rpm to get torque). The fact that my 4000lb wagon can still get 32mpg highway is just the icing on the cake- my friends G has a hard time hitting the high 20s on the highway by comparison.
          Agilis
          • 1 Year Ago
          @libertedelacroix
          Hope you don't get TDI Flagged by Audi, although you didn't specify the year so it may not matter.
          11fiveoh
          • 1 Year Ago
          @libertedelacroix
          My b8.5 s4 is going in for some apr goodies in a week, excited to run 11's in a daily driver
          Spartan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @libertedelacroix
          libertedelacroix, Not everyone wants to tune their car. Look what you had to do in order to get your car up to speed to even compare to a stock G37. Had a G37 owner put went TT or SC, then you'd be talking apples to apples, not the apples to oranges comparison you're making. My G37 got 25-26 MPG on a regular basis since I had the 6MT. Quite honestly, I'm not a dash stroker, so these interior comparisons aren't relevant to me. Sure Audi interiors are nice, but if I had to choose between a lesser interior and real RWD verses a longitudinally frankenstein FWD/AWD setup and understeer, I know who I'm giving my money to.
      Cliff Ton
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is nothing compared to the clk dtm
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      These warmed over special editions are always so lame. Why not make an RS5 designed for track duty and sell a 100 of them?
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