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Audi of America

February 12, 2015 10:00 ET

Audi A5 Wins 2015 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2015) -

  • Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor 2015 vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs
  • 2015 Audi A5 wins Luxury Car category
  • Awards exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions

The Audi A5 has been named winner of the 2015 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the Luxury Car category. The annual awards from Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used vehicle information, recognize vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs.

"High quality of build and efficient, yet powerful performance are two hallmarks of Audi vehicles that contribute to a lower cost of ownership," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. "We're proud to see the 2015 Audi A5 continue that trend with a 5-Year Cost to Own Award."

The Audi A5 offers drivers and passengers exceptional performance and safety. For the 2015 Model Year, the A5 -- powered by the 2.0 TFSI® turbocharged and direct-injected, four cylinder engine -- produces 220 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque. New for 2015 are 18" Exclusive 10-spoke wheels, navigation package with side assist, S line® exterior on A5 Premium Plus and standard Xenon headlights, dynamic range adjustment and LED taillights on A5 Premium. With the available Tiptronic® automatic transmission, the A5 Coupe achieves 22 city/31 highway/25 combined mpg while the A5 Cabriolet achieves 20 city/28 highway/23 combined mpg.

The Audi A5 model line continues in 2015 with A5 and S5 Coupe and Cabriolet models, which continue to set standards for sportiness and efficiency in the mid-size segment of the premium market. In addition, RS 5 Coupe and Cabriolet combine track-tested engineering with the freedom of open air driving.

ABOUT AUDI
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered over 1,741,000 vehicles to customers globally in 2014, and broke all-time company sales records for the 5th straight year in the U.S. Through 2019, AUDI AG plans to invest about 24 billion euros -- 70 percent of the investment will flow into the development of new models and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusa.com/newsroom for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

ABOUT KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S 5-YEAR COST TO OWN AWARDS
The 2015 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor the new vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. While depreciation (or loss of value) and fuel costs may be the greatest expense incurred in owning a vehicle, there are other factors that can have a significant impact on a consumer's budget. 

Available on Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, 5-Year Cost to Own information takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models. Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, like all new- and used-car information provided by KBB.com, exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the brands and models with the lowest projected five-year total.