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The Audi A5 is a compact executive car that has been produced by the German automaker since 2007. It comes in three body types – a coupe, cabriolet, and Sportback. Does the Audi A5 still turn heads as its designer Walter de Silva intended or this time the manufacturer gives the priority to its technical filling?
Exterior & Interior
The Audi A5’s appearance fascinates. You’ll fall in love with it from the very first second it comes in sight. Indeed, this luxury auto is one of the most beautifully designed on the road today (thanks to Walter de Silva). It looks more premium and expensive than it really is.
The Audi A5 is definitely more stylish than the A4, which it’s based on. Classic features are masterly combined with state-of-the-art ones in it. Moreover, the car, which rivals the BMW 4 Series coupe, successfully blends sophisticated design, practicality, and brilliant performance.
Inside, the Audi A5 doesn’t look less magnificent. Although the interior’s represented through simple lines and shapes, it only adds to its elegance and stylishness. It comes without saying that each element is of high quality.
The front seats are comfortable, it’s true. They provide plenty of head- and legroom there. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the rear bench. Providing less room than in the A4, the rear seats are suitable for children or teenagers while tall adults feel cramped there. Furthermore, it isn’t comfortable to climb in and out of there.
Luckily, cargo capacity is rather good. In the coupe, it amounts to 455 litres with all seats in place. When the rear seats are folded up, it enlarges to 829 litres.
The Audi A5 offers a wide range of engines. A 1.8-litre turbocharged TFSI gasoline engine produces 168 hp. It allows it to speed up to 62 mph in under 8 seconds. Although its official fuel economy figure is 49.6 mpg, in real-world conditions it covers 25-30 mpg. All the same, it’s a very good result. This engine runs smoothly for you to enjoy the ride and is ‘green’. These features make it one of the best in the range.
An already well-known 2.0 TDI is also a good choice. Yes, there are more powerful and less noisy engines Volkswagen autos can be equipped with, but this one won’t disappoint you. If you travel a lot on the highways, pick up this one. It’ll make the ride smooth and comfortable as well as fuel-efficient – it returns about 60 mpg.
The 2.0 TFSI accelerates the car to 62 mph faster than in 7 seconds. Producing 211 bhp, its top speed is also competitive – 150 mph. The engine runs 47.1 mpg that’s a decent number.
The 3.0 TDI motor is a substitution of a 2.7-litre one. It’s claimed to return 57.6 mpg and reach the 62 mph mark in about 7 seconds.
The 3.0 TDI Quattro is fast and fuel-efficient. With 155 mph top speed, 62 mph are reached in fewer than 7 seconds while its fuel efficiency rate is 50 mpg.
Although the Audi A5’s rating estimated by the Euro NCAP is still not available, it’s obvious that the car will perform as good as the A4 did. It offers ABS with electronic stability control and blind spot and lane departure warnings in addition to 6 airbags, adaptive xenon headlamps, and a rear-view camera.
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