2022 Audi A5 Sportback in Malaysia – 2.0 TFSI quattro now with S line, still no AEB, priced at RM454,162

2022 Audi A5 Sportback in Malaysia – 2.0 TFSI quattro now with S line, still no AEB, priced at RM454,162

Audi appointing PHS Automotive Malaysia as its new distributor is not the only news today – the company has also quietly updated its entire lineup on its Malaysian website, including the A5 Sportback, Q2, Q3, Q3 Sportback, Q5 and Q5 Sportback.

Here, we’re focusing on the A5, still available in 2.0 TFSI quattro form (the front-wheel-drive model appears to have been dropped), but with the S line package now fitted as standard. It retails at RM454,162 on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of the sales and service tax (SST).

This figure is quite a bit higher than the RM377,900 asked for the previous facelifted quattro model, although the latter included the now-expired SST reduction. As reported earlier, all new Audis purchased from today onwards get a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and three years of free servicing.

The aforementioned S line adds a more aggressive front bumper with sharper contours and thick chrome corner air inlet trims, plus a chrome border for the rear diffuser with integrated twin tailpipes. Despite the new configuration, the 19-inch two-tone multi-spoke alloy wheels are identical to before. Matrix LED headlights and full LED taillights, both with sequential indicators, continue to be fitted.

Inside, the A5 now gets S-embossed sports seats, Nappa leather upholstery and an S-badged steering wheel with a round airbag boss. The brushed aluminium trim and black headlining remains, as does the 12-way powered seat adjustment with lumbar and a memory function for the driver.

In terms of infotainment, the A5 retains the MMI navigation plus system with its 10.1-inch touchscreen, along with the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus instrument display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a ten-speaker, 180-watt sound system and a reverse camera are also part of the standard specification, which includes keyless entry, push-button start, triple-zone automatic climate control, passive sports suspension and a hands-free powered tailgate.

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Safety-wise, the A5 now gets blind spot monitoring, a door opening warning and pre sense basic, a version of Mercedes-Benz’s Pre-Safe that closes the windows and pre-tensions the seat belts if the car detects an impending accident – with pre sense rear, it will also do so for rear-end collisions. Unfortunately, you still don’t get autonomous emergency braking. Lane keeping assist, six airbags and stability control are fitted as before.

Also unchanged is what’s under the bonnet – the 2.0 litre turbocharged TFSI four-cylinder engine continues to be called on to produce 249 PS from 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and 370 Nm of torque between 1,600 to 4,500 rpm. Equipped with a 12-volt mild hybrid system, a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and Audi’s trademark quattro all-wheel drive, the A5 is capable of sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in six seconds flat and producing a combined fuel consumption figure of 7.1 litres per 100 km.

GALLERY: 2020 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro facelift in Malaysia

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.

 

Comments

  • ROTI CANAI on Jul 01, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    mabuk ke

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  • Cloud1704 on Jul 01, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Whoever bought during 2019 at rm339 with quattro, that’s such a bargain compare to it’s latest pricing.

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  • if I buy this price, I will no mind if it offers me with AEB for another rm30k. Poor mkt strategy!

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  • Audi ceo on Jul 01, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Idiot only buy this car

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  • kimboy98 on Jul 02, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Good luck being sold lol

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    • SmartConsumer on Jul 04, 2022 at 8:03 am

      Bad time to buy european cars due to their high inflation and shortage of gas that props up their manufacturing cost. You pay more for much less.

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  • John Dough on Jul 02, 2022 at 5:13 am

    RM 454,000 AND STILL NO AEB. These fellas at PHS Automotive must be smoking something to be selling a car like this in 2022.

    Even a Myvi has AEB standard, these jokers selling 454k basically a tin kosong comparable is Axia level high spec. I bet their profit margins are crazy high also prolly why they dont do well in Malaysia – the PHS group as a whole , even VW Malaysia has been struggling.

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  • tricycle on Jul 02, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Good luck Audi. All other manufacturers have CKDed their cars here but you still stuck with old mentality.

    Go and open your manufacturing/assembly plant here. Many want to buy an Audi, but not at this crazy CBU price.

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  • apologise and edit on Jul 02, 2022 at 7:43 am

    this article got mistake or not like your CX-8 and CR-v articles?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 27 Thumb down 7
    • Jonathan Lee (Member) on Jul 02, 2022 at 1:31 pm

      Are you trying to come at me for mentioning fifth- instead of sixth-generation in the CR-V article? It was written in a rush and the error was edited quickly afterwards. Get a life.

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  • Dwayne on Jul 02, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Got Bridgestone Potenza S001 Run Flat Tyre,
    But also got Spare Tyre.

    Pretty.

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  • Haidi on Jul 02, 2022 at 10:57 am

    I thought Audi is out of business???

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  • Brazbuz on Jul 02, 2022 at 11:21 am

    I thought pre sense basic is an AEB?

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    • Jonathan Lee (Member) on Jul 02, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      You’re mistaking it for pre sense front and pre sense city.

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  • Zoom zoom on Jul 02, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Wow.. crazy pricing 450k without AEB. is 90k more expensive than BMW M340i xdrive with AEB…

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  • paparadzi on Jul 02, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    No AEB.
    I guess no adaptive cruise control either.
    At this price, no thanks.

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  • What a crazy ripoff compared to E-class and 5-series. Unreal Audi Malaysia.

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  • spec:
    1. 6 airbags.
    2. Lane Keep Assist
    3. Reverse Camera
    5. Touch Screen

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  • Most of the A5, S5 are grey import anyway with half the price..
    Not sure what is Audi’s business case here

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  • 4G63T DSM on Jul 04, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    LOL.

    Who in the right mind will buy this over the M340 xDrive ????

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