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.