Following on from the facelifted A4 saloon and Avant estate, Audi has now given the A5 range a fresh look for 2020 making them more attractive than before. The second-generation Coupe, Cabriolet and five-door Sportback have all gotten a mild facelift and some new tech which should help keep interest in the popular range as high as ever.

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Starting with the aesthetics, the A5 gets a sportier look and this is most evident when viewed front on thanks to a new grille which has been shaped in line with the rest of the Audi family face (it is finished differently based on the trim level; the sporty S-Line and S5 models get a honeycomb grille while the others have horizontal slats) and the front bumper looks far more aggressive now and features bigger air intakes in the front apron.

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A new bottom lip and freshly designed LED headlights round off the front while at the back, it gets new taillights and a new diffuser. A new metallic District Green paint will be joined by 11 other colours while the classic fabric top of the Coupe can be opened in 15 seconds at speeds of up to 50kph.

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The cabin gets a new 10.1in infotainment system just like the A4 which means the rotary based MMI has been removed in favour of a touchscreen setup. Navigation tech gets an update and boasts new online services including hazard information, on-street parking availability and traffic light information for some European countries. It is also equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot and the 12.3in Virtual Cockpit digital instrument panel has been updated.

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As for engines, the S5 Coupé and the S5 Sportback will get a 3.0-litre TFSI and the turbocharged motor with an output of 354 horses and 500Nm of torque. The V6 can propel the Coupé from 0 to 100kph in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 250kph. Four engines will get mild-hybrid tech to help improve economy in the shape of a 12-volt MHEV which consists of a belt alternator starter connected to the crankshaft which Audi says can reduce fuel consumption by up to 0.4 litres per 100km. The big change is that the S5 will get a diesel mild-hybrid powertrain (347 horses and 700Nm of torque) while the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder will make 252 horsepower. All models are equipped with either a seven-speed S tronic or an eight-speed tiptronic transmission while quattro drive is available as an option for the mid-range engine variants and comes standard with the three most powerful ones.

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