The 2013 A5 comes in just a single trim level, 2.0T Premium, but it has a pair of large packages that add in more premium features. The Premium Plus package comes in at an additional $3,301 and it adds in features like: LED taillights, xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, heated front seats, Bluetooth integration and iPod integration. The Prestige Package comes in at an extra $8,789 and adds in tons more features, like: adapting headlights, Audi Advanced Key, Audi MMI Navigation, blind-spot monitoring with LED indicators and a 14-speaker, 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system. Though these packages add in premium features, the 2.0T Premium is no slouch, as it features an array of high-end features that anyone would expect of a premium coupe. Additionally, the 2.0-liter engine under the hood nets the Audi A5 a 6.2- to 6.4-secon 0-to-60 mph sprint while getting 20 to 22 mpg city and 30 to 32 mpg highway.
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Competition in this class isn’t too plentiful, but it is fierce. The first competitor for the Audi is the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250, which comes in at $37,800 and features a seven-speed automatic transmission, 1.8-liter engine with 201 horsepower and synthetic leather interior. Next up will be the 2013 BMW 328i, which carries a $38,700 base MSRP along with a 230-horsepower, 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and faux-leather seating. Last on the list of competition is the 2013 Cadillac CTS coupe, which comes in at $38,905 and features a 318-horsepower, V-6 engine, and synthetic leather interior.
The Audi A5 definitely has its work cut out for it, so it needs to pack some real punch to keep putting buyers in the driver seat.
Under the hood of the Audi A5 2.0T Premium is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that cranks out 211 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque, and links up to a standard six-speed manual transmission with the option of an eight-speed automatic. The Audi A5 2.0T Premium’s exterior comes standard with: automatic halogen headlights, daytime running lamps, fog lights, power heated side-view mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, heated windshield washer nozzles, 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips, stability control, ABS, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist. On the inside, the 2.0T Premium features: tri-zone automatic climate control, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with tilt and telescope, leather seats, power windows and door locks, panoramic sunroof, eight-way power front seats, and 10-speaker Audi concert-quality radio with AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM capabilities. The 2.0T Premium trim level comes in at a base MSRP of $38,745.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Audi A5$36,990 | 6,641 mi
2013 Audi A5$38,981 | 17,044 mi
2013 Audi A5$42,981 | 7,366 mi
2012 Audi A5$29,995 | 36,484 mi
2012 Audi A5$32,272 | 42,004 mi
2012 Audi A5$36,479 | 17,132 mi
2012 Audi A5$38,481 | 9,621 mi
2012 Audi A5$43,991 | 30,256 mi
2011 Audi A5$26,998 | 47,083 mi
2011 Audi A5$27,998 | 36,180 mi
2011 Audi A5$28,890 | 43,786 mi
2011 Audi A5$31,800 | 30,093 mi
2011 Audi A5$32,800 | 47,123 mi
2011 Audi A5$32,998 | 41,353 mi
2011 Audi A5$33,800 | 37,772 mi
2011 Audi A5$34,981 | 28,160 mi
2011 Audi A5$35,981 | 23,276 mi
2011 Audi A5$39,800 | 37,302 mi
2010 Audi A5$29,998 | 68,392 mi
2010 Audi A5$30,595 | 26,907 mi
2010 Audi A5$30,800 | 17,955 mi
2010 Audi A5$30,998 | 29,739 mi
2010 Audi A5$30,998 | 34,647 mi
2010 Audi A5$31,800 | 40,837 mi
2010 Audi A5$31,990 | 31,430 mi
2010 Audi A5$32,800 | 46,857 mi
2010 AUDI A5$33,950 | 43,138 mi
2009 Audi A5$26,952 | 62,713 mi
Competitive price, standard automatic transmission and excellent fuel economy, but lacks power.
Plenty of power and a good price, but gets lower fuel economy and no standard leather
Awesome styling and huge horsepower, but falls way short in mpg and faux leather seating standard.
Great engine power and standard automatic transmission, but a little pricey and engine is notoriously noisy.