Audi A5 DTM front Audi is taking the spirit of the DTM from the racetrack to the road, with the introduction of the Audi A5 DTM selection special edition. Packing a powerful 3.0 TDI developing 245 hp (180 kW), 20-inch wheels, dynamic design and bucket seats, the two-door Coupé has been a much-touted variant that comes out of the German Touring Car Masters Series.

The Audi A5 DTM selection turns heads with its special racing design: DTM along with Audi Sport and quattro trademarks on front lid, doors and rear window. Meanwhile, 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 variant. The front apron and the large air inlets with their rhombus-pattern grilles also contribute to its exquisite looks, while the cast aluminum wheels by Audi Sport embrace a five twin-spoke design in matt-titanium, to go along with 9J x 20, for 265/30 R 20 tyres.

Interior-wise, the highly contoured bucket seats, adopted from the RS, have backrest covers to match the inlays in the door and side trims & center console; all in Misano Red. Red stitching, with a tinge of Alcantara, enhances the seats and leather multifunction sports, flat-bottomed steering. Lastly, the steering shifters or pedals comprise of stainless steel.

The hood of the Audi A5 DTM selection conceals the powerful 3.0 TDI engine with an output of 245 hp (180 kW) and 580 Nm (427.8 lb-ft) of torque. It accelerates the performance car 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. A seven-speed S tronic transfers the engine power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

Only 50 units of the Audi A5 DTM is scheduled to roll out at a price of 74,540 Euros, and the variant represents the third of the DTM  limited editions produced by the folks at Ingolstadt; the previous variants were the A4 Sedan in 2005 and the A5 Coupé in 2013.

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