The A5 is based on the A4 and is available in coupe, convertible, and hatchback body styles.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
All-wheel drive is standard.
We found that the A4 drives well, with nimble handling and a firm yet supple ride, and we expect the A5 to behave similarly.
The soft top on the convertible can be operated at up to 30 mph which is handy.
The controls take some time to master but prove to be logical with familiarity.
The A5 has standard FCW and city-speed AEB with pedestrian detection.
For 2022, the S line comes with a firmer, sport-oriented suspension.
The S5 version is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic, and the more potent RS 5 gets a 444-hp turbocharged V6.