Audi A5 B9 vs. Audi A5 B8.5 Front - Comparison #1

Audi A5 B9 vs. Audi A5 B8.5
Comparison illustrates design differences and should not be used or understood as a contrasting of advantages of one model over another. Lighting, shooting angle and other factors may affect the appearance of the model.

Audi A5 B9 versus Audi A5 B8 Facelift

Audi has put a lot of words in critics' mouths with the introduction of the second generation A5 coupe.

At first sight the new A5 looks like a facelift over a facelift, especially looking at the silhouette, which seems not to have changed much. But of course - as it's usually the case in recent introcutions of updated model lines - the big change is not on the outside design, but rather in the interior, powertrain and components of the car.


U.S. powertrain and performance specifications aren't out yet, so we'll compare the exterior and interior designs. Interior has gotten a modern touch with an impressive 12.3-inch virtual cockpit, which combined with 8.3-inch MMI display and Apple and Android phone integration systems creates the perfect environment for a tech-savvy driver.


The wheelbase has grown half an inch, making the overall length 1.8 inches more than the predeceasing model. But despite increase in length, the new A5 stands shorter and is narrower than the outgoing A5.

Specification Comparison

2016 Audi A52018 Audi A5
  • 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro Convertible
  • 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro Coupe
  • 2.0T Premium Quattro Convertible
  • 2.0T Premium Quattro Coupe
MSRP$40,500 - $50,200-
Engine2.0L Inline-4 Turbo2.0L TFSI
Power220 hp190 hp
Torque258 lb-ft236.0 lb-ft
  • 6-Speed Manual
  • 8-Speed Automatic
6-speed manual transmission
DrivetrainAll Wheel DriveFront-wheel drive
0 to 60 mph6.3 - 6.6 sec~ 7 sec.
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)21 - 22 / 24 - 26 / 29 - 32 -
Tank Capacity16.1 gal-
Exterior Dimensions
Width79.5 in-
Width w/o Mirrors73.0 in72.7 in
Length182.1 in183.9 in
Height54.0 in53.9 in
Wheelbase108.3 in108.8 in
Front Track-62.5 in
Rear Track-61.7 in
Interior Dimensions
First Row Leg Room41.3 in-
First Row Head Room37.5 - 40.0 in-
First Row Shoulder Room54.3 in-
Second Row Leg Room31.7 - 31.9 in-
Second Row Head Room36.0 - 36.3 in-
Second Row Shoulder Room46.8 - 52.8 in-

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