The first generation of the Audi A5 series was manufactured and sold between 2007 and 2016. A number of different body versions were available including the Coupe (Type 8T), Cabriolet (Type 8F) and the four-door Sportback S5. Since 2018, the 2nd generation of the Audi A5 has been available and once again comes as a coupe, convertible and Sportback variant (also in highly sporty Audi S5 and Audi RS5 versions). The following engines can be ordered as petrol engines: 1.4 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI as well as the S5 with its more powerful engine, which generates up to 450hp from a 3.0 litre engine. The TDI Turbo Diesel models are available with either a 2.0 or 3.0 litre engine
The A5 range is one of Audi's mid-size cars and operates in the same class as the popular BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE, Mercedes C-Class and even the more recent electric Tesla Model S.
The Audi A5 comes with the following petrol engines: 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI, 3.0 TFSI and the particularly powerful FSI engines with 3.2L and 4.2L giving up to 450hp. There is also a range of Audi A5 TDI diesel including the 2.0, 2.7 and 3.2 litre giving a maximum output of 245hp.
As with all cars, ensuring you follow the Audi A5 oil change recommendations and keeping your engine oil topped up helps ensures problem-free driving. It is recommended that the oil in your Audi A5 must be changed after 30,000 kilometers at the latest or after 24 months (Longlife Service). The service interval display in the on-board display informs you about this.
Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.
So which engine oil should you buy for your Audi A5? Whether you are topping up your Audi A5 oil or doing a full change of your Audi A5's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.
We have listed all the Audi A5 models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for an Audi A5.
|Car Make & Model||Year||Oil Grade|
|Audi A5 2.0 TDI Diesel|| 2016,|
|Audi A5 2.0 TDI Diesel|| 2018,|
|Audi A5 2.0 TDI Diesel||2021||5W-30|
|Audi A5 2.0 TDI Diesel||2022||5W-30|
|Audi A5 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel|| 2016,|
|Audi A5 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel|| 2018,|
|Audi A5 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel||2021||5W-30|
|Audi A5 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel||2022||5W-30|
|Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Petrol|| 2016,|
|Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Petrol|| 2018,|
|Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Petrol||2021||5W-30|
|Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Petrol||2022||5W-30|
|Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol||2017||5W-40|
|Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol|| 2018,|
|Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol||2021||5W-40|
|Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol||2022||5W-40|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI Diesel||2017||5W-30|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI Diesel|| 2018,|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI Diesel||2021||5W-30|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI Diesel||2022||5W-30|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI quattro Diesel||2017||5W-30|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI quattro Diesel|| 2018,|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI quattro Diesel||2021||5W-30|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI quattro Diesel||2022||5W-30|
|Audi A5 3.0 TFSI quattro Petrol||2017||0W-20|
|Audi A5 3.0 TFSI quattro Petrol|| 2018,|
|Audi A5 3.0 TFSI quattro Petrol||2021||0W-20|
|Audi A5 3.0 TFSI quattro Petrol||2022||0W-20|
|Audi A5 1.4 TFSI Petrol||2016||5W-40|
|Audi A5 1.4 TFSI Petrol||2017||5W-40|
|Audi A5 1.4 TFSI Petrol|| 2018,|
|Audi A5 Sportback (F5A) 2.0 TDI DESA 190 PS Diesel||All Years||5W-30|
|Audi A5 B9 Sportback (F5A) 2.0 TDI (CZHA, DEUA) DEUA 150 PS Diesel||All Years||5W-31|
|Audi A5 B9 Sportback 2.0 TDI (DEUB) DEUB 136 PS Diesel||All Years||5W-32|
|Audi A5 Sportback (F5A) 2.0 TDI quattro DESA 190 PS Diesel||All Years||5W-33|
|Audi A5 B9 Sportback (F5A) DEUA 2.0 TDI quattro 110 kW Diesel||All Years||5W-34|
|Audi A5 B9 Sportback CSWB 3.0 TDI 160 kW Diesel||All Years||5W-35|
|Audi A5 Sportback (F5A) CSWB 3.0 TDI quattro 160 kW Diesel||All Years||5W-36|
|Audi A5 B9 Sportback (F5A) CRTC 3.0 TDI quattro 200 kW Diesel||All Years||5W-37|
|Audi A5 3.0 TDI quattro DCPC (210 kW / 286 PS) 0||All Years||5W-38|
|Audi A5 35 TDI DEUA (110 kW / 150 PS) 0||All Years||5W-39|
|Audi A5 40 TDI DESA (140 kW / 190 PS) 0||All Years||5W-40|
|Audi A5 40 TDI quattro DETA (140 kW / 190 PS) 0||All Years||5W-41|
|Audi A5 45 TDI quattro DCPE (170 kW / 231 PS) 0||All Years||5W-42|
|Audi A5 50 TDI quattro DCPC (210 kW / 286 PS) 0||All Years||5W-43|
1) The cheapest way is to do the oil change yourself. You will need to order 5 litres of engine oil and the oil filter. Use the remaining oil to top up if the oil level is too low due to oil consumption and the oil lamp lights up.
2) Have the oil changed at an independent workshop. You can order the engine oil and oil filter and take it to a local garage for the oil change. You can use leftover engine oil later to top up to the correct oil level when oil is used up.
3) In the Audi workshop, keeping to the oil change interval is expensive. A litre of oil costs more here than if you buy online yourself and the work costs more too.