Audi is taking the spirit of the DTM from the racetrack to the road with the Audi A5 DTM selection special edition. A powerful 3.0-liter turbocharged direct injection engine developing 245 horsepower, 20-inch wheels, dynamic design and bucket seats reveal the two-door coupé’s connections with the race version that was featured in the German Touring Car Masters (DTM).
The Audi A5 DTM selection turns heads with its special racing design. The front lid, doors and rear window are emblazoned with dynamically designed DTM, quattro and Audi Sport logos. The Misano red paint finish contrasts with high-gloss black add-on parts on the front, sills and rear, giving added emphasis to the sports appeal of this limited-edition model. The front apron and the large air inlets with their rhombus-pattern grilles also contribute to its special looks. The cast aluminum wheels by Audi Sport embrace a five twin-spoke design in matt titanium look. Their dimensions are 9J x 20, for 265/30 R 20 tires.
With the door open, the entry lighting projects a DTM logo onto the road. The special edition’s door sill trims, too, display the Audi Sport label and there are dark-tinted windows at the rear. The interior is dominated by the highly contoured bucket seats adopted from the RS model. Their backrest covers and the inlays in the door and side trims and center console are in Misano red. Red stitching enhances the seats and leather multifunction sports steering wheel, and the flattened rim which is partly trimmed in Alcantara. The pedals are in stainless steel.
The hood of the Audi A5 DTM selection conceals the powerful 3.0-liter TDI engine with an output of 245 hp and 580 Newton-meters of torque. It accelerates the two-door model from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.9 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 kph. The A5 DTM selection achieves average fuel consumption per 100 kilometers of 6.3 liters with 162 grams of CO2 per kilometer. A seven-speed S-tronic transfers the engine power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
Audi has restricted the production run for the A5 DTM selection to 50 cars, at a price of EUR74,540 in Germany. The spectacular coupé is the third DTM special edition built by the brand with the four rings. Its predecessors – the A4 Sedan in 2005 and the A5 Coupé in 2013 – carried the spirit of Audi in the German Touring Car Masters from the racetrack to the road.