- the audi a5 coupe, convertible, and sportback models are getting a restyling for 2020; the higher-performance s5 is also included in the update.
- along with the sharper look, these models also get a new infotainment system and a few other additional features.
- look for the 2020 audi a5 lineup to arrive in the u.s. sometime early next year.
like its a4 sibling, the audi a5 is now being freshened with a different look that, at least to our eye, is ever so slightly more attractive than before. there are also new tech features on board, including a different infotainment system, and—in europe at least—new hybrid systems for the various powertrains offered. in the u.s., we expect the a5 will stick with its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
the visual changes apply to a5 coupe, cabriolet, and sportback models, and the higher-performance, v-6–powered s5 derivatives thereof. the led headlights are reshaped, the grille is wider and flatter, and the air intakes are larger. there's also an attractive new shade of green paint that we're hoping makes its way to america.
inside, audi has dropped the previous mmi infotainment system's center-console-mounted knob controller with a 10.1-inch touchscreen that controls all functions. this enables new connectivity features and upgraded navigation, although we wonder if it will be quite as intuitive to use as mmi was before.
audi has yet to release u.s.-specific information on the 2020 a5 and s5 lineup, but we expect these models to arrive on our shores sometime in late 2019 or early 2020. prices should rise slightly compared to the current car's, which start at $45,195 for the a5 coupe and sportback, $52,195 for the a5 cabriolet, $53,395 for the s5 coupe and sportback, and $68,295 for the s5 cabriolet.