Although it’s due for replacement in 2016, Audi’s A5 is still one of our favorites. Now Audi is launching the A5 DTM, a special edition honoring the company’s DTM racing efforts. Unlike most sport-themed specials, this one is powered by a V-6 diesel—which should be your first clue that it’s not coming to the U.S.
Based on the A5 3.0 TDI, the DTM packs a 245-hp version of Audi’s 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel; it produces a whopping 428 lb-ft of torque, transferred to all four wheels via a seven-speed wet-clutch S-tronic. The powerplant sends the two-door coupe to 62 mph in just 5.9 seconds (according to Audi), and top speed is governed at 155 mph.
2016 Audi A5 DTM selection
The A5 DTM emphasizes extreme sportiness with its matte-gray 20-inch wheels wearing 265/30-series tires, tinted rear windows, and a Misano red paint job highlighted with racing-inspired graphics. At night, the mirrors project a DTM logo onto the sidewalk. Inside, the special edition comes with RS seats, stainless steel pedals, Misano red trim, and a faux-suede steering wheel with a flat bottom.
Audi will make just 50 units of the A5 DTM. It follows similar DTM-themed specials from 2013 (A5) and 2005 (A4), none of which made it here.