Audi's all-new A5 family has been updated to include a powerful new engine. The base engine is now a 1.8-liter Turbo Fuel Stratified Injection (TFSI) four cylinder that allows the driver to experience Audi's powerful performance without consuming an excessive amount of fuel.

The new engine produces 170 horsepower and can propel the A5 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, with a top speed of 143 miles per hour. On the highway, the new A5 can achieve 41 MPG, making it a great choice for the luxury car buyer who is seeking fuel economy and performance. The fuel economy is 21 percent more efficient than the current Audi A5 model, the 2012 A5 Coupe, which features a 2.0-liter engine that averages 25 mpg.

Audi engineers combine direct and indirect fuel injection technologies to achieve a powerful yet fuel-saving result. For the environmentally conscious consumer, the A5 outputs extremely low emissions. The vehicle already meets Europe's strict Euro 6 emissions standard for all new vehicles manufactured after 2015.

Serious car enthusiasts will appreciate the other features of the redesigned A5 engine. The new engine features a fully electronic coolant regulation system designed to bring the motor oil up to operating temperature from a cold start quickly and efficiently. The A5's turbocharger has also undergone a change, and is now constructed from a new alloy designed to withstand extremely high temperatures without sustaining any damage. The vehicle also has a reduced weight thanks to a lighter engine, lightweight polymers, and aluminum screws.

Audi has yet to release pricing and trim details.

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Cliff Turner has been an automotive enthusiast ever since high school, where he developed a passion for cars while working for the local Saturn/Hummer dealership. When he isn't writing, he is busy earning his Juris Doctorate at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.

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