Audi A5 Series Overview
Spending on a luxury car and getting most of the features out from that investment is what makes feel good for it. Audi A4 and Audi A5 are among the most practical cars of premium auto industry that competes with that of BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Cadillac CTS and Lexus IS. Before knowing more about the A5, let’s first know the concept as what this A5 Series is meant for.
In the year 1996, Audi ended the mid-size Coupe production on the Audi 80 base. The newer A4 models included a Cabriolet variant, but the Coupe was not there. So to fill up the gap, Audi decided to launch a separate series A5 that included the Coupe along with the Cabriolet variant. The A4 Cabriolet was shifted to the A5 Series as both were based on MLP (Multi Longitudinal Platform). The result was the A4 Series was left with Saloon, Avant and the Allroad QUATTRO, which felt like a complete series for practical cars and includes the most favorite cars. The separate name A5 was given to the Cabriolet and Coupe models which are now joined by a Sportback model which resembles somewhat the A4 Saloon.
We had already talked about the A4 cars, so now we are going to focus more on the A5.
Audi A5 Coupe
The birth of the A5 brought mainstream Audi design to a whole new level, and it’s fair to say that not only is this coupe is among the most attractive Audis in existence, it’s probably one of the best looking coupes we’ve seen in decades – Autoblog
The Audi A5 is a great car. Slightly divisive looks, but a great drive and superb engines make for a fantastic cruiser. Almost too quiet for some – TopGear
Though it can trace its origins to the last-generation Audi A4 Convertible, the A5 is its own vehicle that has grown beyond simply a permutation of an existing line. Only three years on the road, the 2011 Audi A5 is a refinement of an already impressive formula – MotorTrend
Walter de Silva, Audi’s Head of Design for the A5 Coupé has been quoted as saying: “I am convinced that the Audi A5 is the most beautiful car I have ever designed in my career.” We wouldn’t disagree - Audi
The A5 Coupe is an impressive formula applied by Audi to gain standing on market as a distinct standing. The A5 Coupe carries along a heavy cover to look massive and bold on the roads, and is engineered to give a sportier performance. However the weight has its own pros and cons that have resulted in many mixed reviews from people. Some people like it because of its heavier weight and some reject it because of the same reason. The last refined 2011 Audi A5 Coupe includes a new 8-speed automatic transmission which drives the car more efficiently. The newer Coupe gives around 30mpg of fuel economy which is good in such a class.
The price range starts from £25,855 and is a very reasonable tag for the amenities it carries.
Audi A5 Sportback
Sitting on the wheelbase of A4 Avant, and still more wide and down to earth as A5 Coupe, this A5 Sportback. The Sportback joins the Coupe and Cabriolet to complete the A5 segment with all the cars being the queen of their own. Adding the two doors at the back adds convenience for family guys.
The new A5 Sportback is a fusion of Coupe styling with that of practical functionality. Its wide and longer wheelbase sticks to the ground more giving unprecedented level of sporty handling and the looks are born by the V-shaped bonnet, framless doors, broader view and elegant headlights.
The pricing is even £400 lesser than the Coupe and starts at £25,455. The handling is bulky with this car and don’t rides like an A4 Saloon, although it has its own distinct style. Few will like it and fewer might love to stick with A4.
Audi A5 Cabriolet
Blending the beauty of Coupe with the joy of open top driving surely adds excitement to every person who loves to enjoy. The soft-top opens in about 15 seconds and closes back in 17 seconds even at the time of driving at a maximum of 31mph. There is a rumor about this car creating a doubt about the power of this car. But actually for this, there are options to choose. There is a TFSI engine 1.8L that produces just 160ps of power and is sure to be weak, but it’s for this who just want to enjoy the open top driving and the power is not a greater concern. If you really want performance, go for the 3.0 V6 TFSI engine with QUATTRO, which comes with 7-speed S tronic transmission and it’s for sure that you will fall in love with it, but you have to spend around £45,000.