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Audi A5 2012

The 2012 Audi A5 range of configurations is currently priced from $14,990. Our most recent review of the 2012 Audi A5 resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

The 2012 Audi A5 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1700 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Audi A5 2012 Price and Specs

The Audi A5 2012 is currently available from $14,990 for the A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Quattro up to $36,990 for the A5 3.0 TDI Quattro.

Pricing guides

$23,970
Based on 38 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$14,990
Highest Price
$36,990
Audi A5 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
1.8 Tfsi Convertible 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO $18,400 $25,630
2.0 TDI Convertible 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO $21,500 $29,150
2.0 Tfsi Convertible 2.0L PULP CVT AUTO $19,000 $26,400
2.0 TFSI Quattro Convertible 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $18,700 $26,070
1.8 Tfsi Coupe 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO $17,300 $24,090
2.0 TDI Coupe 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO $17,700 $24,640
2.0 Tfsi Coupe 2.0L PULP CVT AUTO $18,200 $25,300
2.0 TFSI Quattro Coupe 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $13,500 $19,470
Sportback 1.8 TFSI Hatchback 1.8L PULP CVT AUTO $16,400 $22,770
Sportback 2.0 TDI Hatchback 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO $19,500 $27,170
Sportback 2.0 TFSI Hatchback 2.0L PULP CVT AUTO $17,900 $24,970
Sportback 2.0 TFSI Quattro Hatchback 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $19,700 $27,390
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Audi A5 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Audi A5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • When should the timing belt be replaced on a 2011 Audi A5?

    What you haven’t told me, Luke, is whether your car has a petrol four-cylinder engine or a V6 turbo-diesel. In any case, the petrol engine fitted to this series of A5 Audis used a timing chain, so it should never need replacing as it’s designed to last the life of the engine itself. That, however, has not been the experience of every owner of these cars, and timing-chain failures have been a hot topic of discussion on these four-cylinder turbocharged engines.

    The V6 turbo-diesel, however, does use a toothed rubber timing belt, and that, along with its tensioners, does need to be changed at regular intervals. The trade reckons that interval should be every 120,000km or every five years, whichever comes first. That’s because rubber deteriorates with time as well as kilometres. The other piece of advice is to change your water pump while you have that part of the engine pulled apart. It’s a lot cheaper to do both jobs in one go than to open the engine a second time to replace the water pump.
     

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  • Should I buy extended warranty?

    There’s good and bad news here, John. The transmission in the car you’re looking at is code-named DL501 and it’s a wet-clutch design. That’s distinct from some of the dry-clutch designs also used by the VW Group which were much more troublesome with a high rate of failures. That’s the good news.

    The bad news is that even with its more durable wet-clutch design, the DL501 has also been known to suffer what appear to be inherent problems. Mainly, those relate to the mechatronic unit (more or less the transmission’s central nervous system) and premature wear in the clutch plates themselves.

    The car you’re looking at has covered a very low distance, so it should be okay for now, but there’s no telling what dramas might crop up with years and kilometres. The problems will likely be worse if the car has not been serviced by the book, so check the service handbook for evidence of this. Even then, it’s a bit of a gamble.

    But the only thing I’d stay further clear of than a DSG transmission would be an extended warranty from a car-yard. These are specifically written to exclude the things you’re most likely to need them for. Have a close look at the fine print and you might find that the sort of transmission problems you’d expect in this car will be specifically excluded.

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  • Audi A5 2016: Petrol or diesel?

    Both the petrol and diesel versions of Audi’s V6 are high-performance units that will provide all the performance you’ll ever need. But for most people buying an A5, there’s really only one that’s the right engine for them and it has nothing to do with reliability.

    The turbo-diesel V6 is only really happy if you’re regularly using it for longer journeys where the engine gets hot enough to regenerate its soot-filter. This isn’t an Audi-specific thing; it applies across the board to all modern, common-rail diesel engines with soot-filters. For most urban-dwelling Australians, the pattern of vehicle usage doesn’t include those critical long journeys at freeway speeds, and driving around the suburbs for 12 months without a regular gallop on the open road will almost guarantee problems with the diesel’s emissions control systems (including the soot-filter).

    Which means that for the vast majority of A5 buyers, the petrol V6 is the only way to go. While you will be losing a little fuel economy over the diesel, the petrol V6 is actually a nicer engine to use and live with. It’s faster, smoother and definitely more refined. And you won’t smell like a semi-trailer every time you fill up.

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  • Is it costly servicing an Audi in Australia?

    Servicing a European car like the Audi generally costs more than one from Asia, for instance, but you shouldn’t have anything to worry about providing you service it as per Audi’s recommendation. To save a little on the cost of service, and often also on parts, you could have it serviced by a specialist Audi mechanic.

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Audi A5 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Audi A5 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Audi A5 vary from 17x7.5 inches to 18x8.5 inches.

Audi A5 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
1.8 Tfsi Convertible 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2.0 Tfsi Convertible 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2.0 TDI Convertible 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2.0 Tfsi Quattro Convertible 245x45 R17 17x8 inches 245x45 R17 17x8 inches
1.8 Tfsi Coupe 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2.0 TDI Coupe 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2.0 Tfsi Coupe 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2.0 Tfsi Quattro Coupe 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
Sportback 1.8 Tfsi Hatchback 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
Sportback 2.0 TDI Hatchback 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
Sportback 2.0 Tfsi Hatchback 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
Sportback 2.0 Tfsi Quattro Hatchback 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
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Audi A5 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Audi A5 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1854mm x 1391mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Audi A5 2012 Dimensions  include 1383mm height, 1854mm width, 4626mm length.
Audi A5 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
1.8 Tfsi Convertible 1383x1854x4626 mm 114 mm
2.0 Tfsi Convertible 1383x1854x4625 mm 114 mm
2.0 TDI Convertible 1383x1854x4626 mm 114 mm
2.0 Tfsi Quattro Convertible 1383x1854x4625 mm 114 mm
1.8 Tfsi Coupe 1372x1854x4626 mm 114 mm
2.0 TDI Coupe 1372x1854x4626 mm 114 mm
2.0 Tfsi Coupe 1382x1854x4625 mm 114 mm
2.0 Tfsi Quattro Coupe 1372x1854x4625 mm 114 mm
Sportback 1.8 Tfsi Hatchback 1391x1854x4712 mm 120 mm
Sportback 2.0 TDI Hatchback 1391x1854x4712 mm 120 mm
Sportback 2.0 Tfsi Hatchback 1391x1854x4711 mm 120 mm
Sportback 2.0 Tfsi Quattro Hatchback 1391x1854x4712 mm 120 mm
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Audi A5 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Audi A5 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Audi A5 currently offers fuel consumption from 4.7 to 9.5L/100km. The Audi A5 is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and PULP.

Audi A5 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
2.0 TDI Convertible 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 5L/100km
1.8 Tfsi Convertible 1.8L,PULP,CVT AUTO 6.2L/100km
2.0 TDI Coupe 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 4.7L/100km
1.8 Tfsi Coupe 1.8L,PULP,CVT AUTO 5.8L/100km
Sportback 2.0 TDI Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 4.8L/100km
Sportback 1.8 Tfsi Hatchback 1.8L,PULP,CVT AUTO 5.9L/100km
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Audi A5 2012 Towing capacity

The Audi A5’s towing capacity ranges from 1300kg to 1700kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Audi A5 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
1.8 Tfsi Convertible 1.8L,PULP,CVT AUTO 1300kg
2.0 Tfsi Convertible 2.0L,PULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
2.0 TDI Convertible 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 1300kg
2.0 Tfsi Quattro Convertible 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1700kg
1.8 Tfsi Coupe 1.8L,PULP,CVT AUTO 1300kg
2.0 TDI Coupe 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 1300kg
2.0 Tfsi Coupe 2.0L,PULP,CVT AUTO 1300kg
2.0 Tfsi Quattro Coupe 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1700kg
Sportback 1.8 Tfsi Hatchback 1.8L,PULP,CVT AUTO 1300kg
Sportback 2.0 TDI Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 1300kg
Sportback 2.0 Tfsi Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
Sportback 2.0 Tfsi Quattro Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1700kg
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