It’s best to think of the Audi A5 as a sleeker-looking but less practical version of the popular A4 saloon.
The A4 is a pretty good starting point for Audi to choose, given that it's our 2016 Car of the Year, although the A5 does cost more to buy – the price of style.
Our experience of the new Audi A5 is so far limited to a short test drive in Portugal, but that was enough to tell us that it’s a genuine alternative to its key rivals, the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class Coupé.
The A5 is plusher inside and marginally more practical than both of those cars, plus it's available with some absolutely fantastic engines.
True, if you pick the right 4 Series you’ll enjoy more rewarding handling on a winding country road, but the A5 is the better all-rounder. In the right spec, it could also potentially top the similarly impressive all-round talents of the latest Mercedes C-Class Coupé.
Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know before buying an Audi A5, including the trim level and engine to choose.