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Used Audi A5 Coupe (07 - 16) review

(2007 - 2016)
Audi A5 Coupe (07 - 16)
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12 Feb 2018 00:00 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 17:54

What alternatives should I consider to a used Audi A5 coupe?

Alternatives to the A5 Coupe include the BMW 3 Series Coupe, which in time became the 4 Series Coupe. This is the most logical rival to the A5 Coupe, although underneath the skin it’s rear-wheel drive, where the Audi is front or four-wheel drive. The Beemer rides and handles well, though, and the diesel engines are both punchy and economical. However, those same diesels can be a little gruff at times, and there’s not as much room in the back of the 3 Series or the 4 Series as there is in the A5.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe of this period rides and handles well, if not actually in a sporty fashion, and its running costs seem reasonable. Countered against that, the infotainment system, where fitted, could be slicker and rear seat space is tight. There's a question mark over the reliability of Mercedes-Benz cars of this period, too, and although it's good to drive it doesn't have the sporting appeal of the BMW or the Audi.

What alternatives should I consider to a used Audi A5 coupe?

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Audi A5 Coupe (07 - 16)
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Verdict

The Audi A5 is a big, classy coupe, that's more cruiser than sports car.

  • Stylish looks
  • Big boot
  • Efficient engines
  • Dull steering
  • Tight in the back
  • Limited luggage space