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Audi A5

The Audi A5 2 door all wheel drive luxury coupe debuted for the 2008 model year. In the Audi lineup, the A5 falls somewhere between the compact A4 and the mid size A6 and accommodates up to 4 adults. The cabin is furnished with high quality materials and has an alluring style that actually leans more toward sporty than luxurious, yet comfort and convenience are nicely accommodated throughout. Although it is not quite as sporty as the BMW or as well balanced as some Jaguar's, or as lavish as the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, the Audi A5 is the low price leader.

The 2008 A5 is Audi's entry level luxury coupe and there is only one, nicely equipped trim comes standard with 18 inch alloy wheels, a panoramic tilt up sunroof, fog lights, rain sensing wipers, power front seats, premium leather seats, 3 zone automatic climate control, and a 10-speaker audio system with CD changer and a satellite radio. Individual options include 19 inch alloy wheels, a self-opening trunk lid, auto-dimming mirrors, park assist (with rearview camera), bi-xenon headlights, keyless ignition, heated seats, Bluetooth, a navigation system with integrated iPod capability and a superior 505-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system. An S-line Option Package bundles 19 inch alloy wheels with a fine tuned sport suspension system, aggressively bolstered sport seats, stainless steal trim, and unique, sultry front and rear fascias. Paddle shifters are also included in the S-line package purchased for a vehicle with a Tiptronic transmission.

The A5 is propelled by a 3.2 liter V6 featuring direct injection technology that delivers 265 horsepower. Transmission choices are between a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed Tiptronic gearbox. The Tiptronic allows for fully automatic shifts or rapid manual shifts. In the 0-60 test, the A5 equipped with a manual transmission came in at a quick 5.8 seconds. When equipped with the Tiptronic transmission the time from 0-60 was only a 10th of a second longer.

There is plenty of power, but the manual transmission is less precise and the clutch is not quite as engaging as is typically associated with an Audi vehicle. Tenacious grip and responsive steering make the 2008 Audi A5 a delight to drive, particularly at higher speeds.

Audi A5 Reviews by Year

2012 Audi A5
When you look up the word “sleek” in the dictionary you’ll find three words: 2012 Audi A5. It starts at an MSRP of $37,100, but don’t be concerned with the price. Kelley Blue Book rated it the “Best total cost of ownership in its class.” This year’s A5 comes with sleek, aerodynamic lines that will turn heads as you pass other drivers on the road. It also has a fully galvanized body, made from steel with multistep anti-corrosion protection. The innovative power steering technology will adjust the assistance given, based on the speed of the car. Audi’s Electronic Stabilization Program works by adjusting power and brakes to individual wheels, whenever the vehicle strays from its intended course. Halogen headlights line either side of Audi’s signature grille, on the base model, making for a safe and stylish ride. On the middle model Audi has included xenon headlights, which consume half the power of halogen headlights, while providing much more lighting. The high-end model, the Prestige, has adaptive xenon lights, which turn as the steering wheel turns. more
2011 Audi A5
Although there are faster and better handling cars in the mid-size, upscale class, the 2011 Audi A5 makes up for any of its potential deficiencies with its style -- inside and out -- and its fuel economy.
2010 Audi A5
Prices for the 2010 Audi A5 range from $36,825 to $44,925 delivered. It is available as either a 2-door coupe or convertible and competes with Coupe/Cabriolet versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Infiniti G37 and BMW 3-Series.
2009 Audi A5
From the mean stare of its front grill along the low-slung body all the way to its powerfully built hindquarters, the 2009 Audi A5 is a great looking midsize luxury car.
2008 Audi A5
For 2008 the Audi A5 luxury sports coupe (with an MSRP of $39,900) goes bumper-to-bumper with such heart-throbbing contenders as the Mercedes CLK-Class, the Infiniti G37, and the BMW 3 Series Coupe.
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