With the most recent A5 Coupe, Audi has caught to what it knows best and also developed a sophisticated and luxurious four-seater coupe, though it’s not one that’s predominantly exciting to drive. That lack of play is also revealed in the car’s design, which can appear a little modest when compared to the quick BMW 4 Series and curvy Mercedes C-Class Coupe.
Nevertheless, the cabin is amazingly built and crowded with technology, while a broad range of efficient TFSI petrol and TDI diesel engines and possessions of standard kit simply makes the Audi A5 a skilled all-round coupe that provides a bit more style than the A4 saloon on which it’s found.
Two powerful TFSI petrol and three TDI diesel engines are obtainable in the A5 coupe – power ranges mainly from 187bhp to 282bhp. Across the range the latest A5 is almost17 per cent more powerful than the preceding model but also 22 per cent more competent. The range smartly kicks off with the 187bhp 2.0-Litre diesel engine, capable of 0-62mph in just 7.7 seconds. Adding Quattro, all-wheel drive decreases that to 7.2 seconds but fuel economy does endure.
The other two diesel choices are a 215bhp and 282bhp versions of the sturdy 3.0-Litre V6. The previous can cover 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds, whereas the later comes along with Quattro all-wheel drive as standard. At the peak of the range stands the S5 Coupe, motorized by a new turbocharged 349bhp 3.0-Litre V6, Audi states it can hit 0-62mph in only 4.7 seconds. The only other petrol option is a 2.0-Litre four-cylinder, increasing either 187bhp or 248bhp.
The body is a little bit longer but also narrower than ever before and the cleverly embossed bonnet aids to distinguish it further from its A4 saloon sibling. Optional LED headlights also take a new lighting signature and have been progressed to avoid dazzling other road users when they’re riding towards you.
The A5 may not be the mainly visually appealing from the outside but the cabin is wonderfully executed. The quality of plastics used within the Audi is impressive and simply goes some way to justify its heavy price.
Audi has a first-class reputation globally but some readers nominated the German brand in 21st place (out of 32) in the Driver Power owner satisfaction survey held in 2016. Disturbingly, that’s eight places lower than it ended in 2015. Biggest gripes along with consumers centered around reliability where it completed 23rd. However, build quality was rated very greatly in sixth position. There should be slight to worry about in terms of protection, too.
Euro NCAP made both the A4 saloon and A5 coupe complete five stars out of five in its crash tests. It honored the A5 89 percent for adult occupant protection as well. Standard safety kit in the A5 range includes stability control, a host of airbags, autonomous braking and ISOFIX child-seat mounts. You can include Audi’s Driving Assistance pack for £1,250, which involves adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning.Read More