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Audi A5 Coupe review

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Audi A5 Coupe
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29 Nov 2016 11:24 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:29

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Unsurprisingly, the A5 commands a small premium over an equivalent A4 saloon. The range starts with the 1.4 petrol and tops out with the range-topping S5 Coupé. However, the likely best-selling model will be the entry-level diesel, the 2.0 TDI 190. This is priced on a par with the rival BMW 4 Series, while the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé will cost you a little more.

For those looking to run an A5 through work, though, CO2 emissions will be just as important. And it’s good news – the most efficient diesel (the Ultra version of the 2.0 TDI 190 with an auto 'box) pumps out 105g/km, which is less than any 4 Series or C-Class Coupé.

Entry-level Sport trim is our favourite. It gets 17in alloy wheels, sports seats and LED interior lighting and sat-nav. Bigger 18in alloy wheels, sport suspension, more aggressive S line styling, LED headlights and a sports steering wheel are among the additions when paying extra for S line trim. Unless you love the look, we wouldn’t bother – it pushes up the price considerably.

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Verdict

The Audi A5 Coupé is comfortable, quiet and very classy, but it could be a little more exciting to drive

  • Plush interior
  • Strong and smooth engines
  • Practical by coupé standards
  • Steering could be more involving
  • You’ll want to add a few options
  • Sports suspension brings an overly firm ride
There are 5 trims available for the A5 coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
Black Edition
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Vorsprung
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Sport
This is our favourite trim. It gets 17in alloy wheels, sports seats, LED interior lighting and sat-nav...View trim
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S Line
Bigger 18in alloy wheels, sport suspension, more aggressive S line styling, LED headlights and a sports steering wheel are among the additions when paying extra for S line trim. Unless you love the...View trim
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S5
The range-topping performance model gets range-biggest 19in wheels, unique sports suspension, upgraded infotainment system and a whole host of visual upgrades unique to this S model...View trim
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£44,380
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