The middle child A5 is called the Premium Plus, which starts at $49,595. The extra cash spent over the Premium nets blind-spot monitoring, rear collision mitigation, keyless entry and remote start, and wireless charging as well as a cellular signal booster. A 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster is also included. The customizable interface boasts up to 1,920 by 720 pixels of crisp digital readouts that refresh up to 60 times a second. Working in conjunction with the virtual cockpit is a larger 8.3-inch infotainment unit with navigation. Using Google Maps, the system can call up Google Earth or Google Streetview for a detailed look at any potential destination or route. A touchpad allows users to write their commands as well as mouse over to their desired selections.
For those seeking a more sinister look, the $1,950 Black optic plus package accentuates the A5's character with midnight tones. Black 19-inch wheels, badging, spoiler, and interior trim all help in blacking out the A5. The money spent also buys a sport suspension, contrasting blue stiching, a three-spoke sport steering wheel, summer performance tires, and stainless steel pedals. Other available options are a $950 Bang & Olufsen sound system with 19 speakers, $1,050 19-inch wheels, $800 ventilated seats, and a $200 heated and multifunction steering wheel. The S line sport package returns unchanged on Sportback Premium Plus models, while a $2,100 Luxury package is available on Cabriolet models. It bundles ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel with shift paddles, a neck-level heating system, and front sport seats with four-way power lumbar.