Explanation of technical dataExplanation of technical data  - General notes - Technical data - Audi A5 Owner's Manual - Audi A5

Where not otherwise indicated or separately listed, all technical data apply to vehicles with standard equipment for the German market. Other figures may apply for special versions and export models.

Please note that the details listed in the vehicle's registration documents can be taken as correct.

Engine data

The figures for engine power output are determined according to EU standards.

Performance figures

The performance figures were measured without equipment which may influence performance, such as mudflaps or extremely widesection tyres.

Kerb weight (unladen weight)

These figures (kerb weight according to the currently applicable version of EU Directive 92/21/EEC) apply to the vehicle with the tank 90% full, with no special equipment. The figures include an additional 75 kg to allow for the weight of the driver.

When towing a trailer, the gross vehicle weight may be exceeded by up to 30 kg and the maximum rear axle weight may be exceeded by up to 80 kg.

Maximum trailer weights

The maximum trailer weights are calculated in accordance with the currently applicable version of EU Directive 92/21/EEC.

The figures for a trailer with brakes, on gradients up to 8% are applicable only up to a maximum speed of 80 km/h (even though higher speeds may be permitted when towing a trailer in some countries).

The figures for a trailer with brakes on gradients up to 12% and for the weight of car and trailer on gradients up to 12% are applicable up to a maximum speed of 100 km/h. This maximum speed must not be exceeded even in countries where higher speeds are permitted.

Maximum draw bar loading

The vertical load exerted by the trailer drawbar on the ball joint of the towing bracket must not exceed 80 kg.

In the interest of safety, we recommend applying the maximum permitted draw bar weight. The stability of the trailer could be adversely affected if too little weight is applied.

If the maximum permitted drawbar weight cannot be obtained, e.g.

when using small or light trailers, statutory regulations require that the drawbar weight be at least 4% of the actual trailer weight (for single-axle trailers or twin-axle trailers with an axle spacing less than 1.0 m).