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The A5 is based on the A4. In addition to the coupe and convertible versions, the A5 is available as a four-door hatchback called the Sportback.
The A5 gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. More potent S5 versions are powered by a 3.0-liter turbo V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard. The convertible's soft top can be operated up to 30 mph. We found that the A4 drives well, with nimble handling and a firm yet supple ride, and we expect the A5 to behave similarly. Based on our experience with the A4, the controls require a learning curve but prove to be logical with familiarity. The gear selector, however, is not intuitive to use. The A5 has standard forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. For 2021 lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance are standard.
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2018-2020
2018 Redesign Year
The 2018 A5 and S5 coupe and convertible have been redesigned. The A5 gets a 252-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The S5 is powered by a 354-hp, 3.0-liter turbo V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard. The Sportback, a four-door hatchback, is also be available. Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision warning with automatic braking.
$35,000 - $46,400
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$32,750 - $42,800
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$28,425 - $38,450
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2008-2017
2008 Redesign Year
The exceptionally handsome Audi A5 coupes and convertibles have quiet and luxurious cabins with accommodations for four. Although the rear seat is snug, it's one of the best in any convertible.
The Audi two-door drives well, demonstrating agile handling and a taut, but compliant suspension system. The A5 initially used a 3.2-liter V6 engine in the base model, while the S5 performance version featured a 4.2-liter V8. A turbocharged four-cylinder arrived in 2010, delivering ample power but sounding raspy. The V6 was dropped in 2013. The eight-speed automatic is super-smooth. The convertible has a shudder-free body structure and is almost devoid of wind buffeting. What's more, the well-insulated soft top can be operated while driving at low speeds. The revised S5 uses a supercharged V6 with a seven-speed automated manual transmission.
$24,925 - $29,025
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$19,500 - $25,025
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$16,250 - $23,825
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$13,900 - $22,550
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$12,400 - $19,875
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$11,075 - $17,975
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$9,025 - $14,525
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$6,950 - $13,325
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$8,875 - $10,225
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$7,475 - $8,300
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