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Used Audi A5 Coupe 2016-present review

Category: Coupé

Section: What is it like?

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Used Audi A5 Coupe 2016-present review
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What's the used Audi A5 coupe like?

It’s perhaps not surprising that when the time came for Audi to update its highly successful A5 Coupe in 2016, it didn’t muck around with the formula that had worked so well for the original car. Certainly the newer car is lighter and a little bigger, so has more space in the interior and the boot, but all the important bits seemed to be pretty much as before.

Chief among these similarities is the sporty and elegant design, which is the key factor that separates the A5 Coupe from the four-door executive saloon A4, with which it shares much of its underpinnings.

A mid-life facelift brought in a revised range of engines, now known as 35 TDI, 40 TDI 204 quattro in diesel form, 35 TFSI, 40 TFSI 204 and 45 TFSI 265 quattro as petrols, and an S5 TDI 341 quattro which was now a diesel. Trims became entry-level Sport, S line and Vorsprung, with an extra Edition 1 trim bringing you extra sporty detailing over the regular Sport trim. 

The A5 Coupe doesn’t disappoint inside, pipping the cabin quality of its German rivals with upmarket materials everywhere you look and touch. True, the design of the interior perhaps lacks the flair and imagination of a Mercedes C-Class Coupé, but the flipside is a better-structured, more logical dashboard layout. Audi’s MMI infotainment system comes as standard and features a clear 7.0in display mounted centrally on the dashboard and controlled with the usual rotary dial between the front seats.

Clearly, you won’t be considering a coupé if space is your top priority, but the A5 isn’t as impractical as you might imagine. A couple of six-footers will fit in the back easily enough, although they’ll have to slouch to keep their heads from brushing the ceiling.

All in all, the A5 Coupe is an extremely well-rounded package that deserves serious consideration, especially if you can pick up a good used version. It might not have the driver involvement of the BMW 4 Series Coupe, but it’s a quick and refined and beautifully put-together car with much visual appeal.

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