Scheduled to be replaced next spring, at the begining of 2016, the current Audi A5 enjoys a last special edition, dedicated to DTM victories and efforts. It is the third DTM special edition built by the brand. Its predecessors were the A4 Sedan in 2005 and another A5 Coupe in 2013.
No wonder the new model is called simply Audi A5 DTM and features 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.
The racing design theme continues with a new front apron and large air inlets with rhombus-pattern grilles. 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, the flattened rim of 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 TDI engine with an output of 245 hp and 580 Nm (427.8 lb-ft) of torque. It accelerates the two-door model from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h. The A5 DTM selection achieves average fuel consumption per 100 kilometers of 6.3 liters with 162 grams of CO2 per kilometer (260.7 g/mi). 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 EUR 74,540 in Germany.