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2018 2.0T Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sportback
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Price:   -  From $42,600
2018 2.0T Premium 2dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Coupe Price:   -  From $42,800
2018 2.0T Premium 2dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet Price:   -  From $49,600
2018 S5 3.0T Premium Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sportback Price:   -  From $54,400
2018 S5 3.0T Premium Plus 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Coupe Price:   -  From $54,600
2018 S5 3.0T Premium Plus 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet Price:   -  From $62,300
2018 RS 5 2.9T 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Coupe Price:   -  From $69,900
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Overview

The evolution of Audi's familial design isn't a new phenomenon, but it has received a big shot in the arm following the introduction of the new A5. Without abandoning the sporty two-door’s essentially timeless appearance, the second-generation A5 gains some notable exterior revisions, as well as new technical features and a more lavish cabin.

As before, an A5 Cabriolet (convertible) will join the hardtop Coupe model. But unlike the first A5, a new five-door Sportback model is on the way to challenge the BMW 4-Series GranCoupe. Audi also offers new versions of the high-performance S5 (listed separately), unleashing 354 horsepower from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine.

What's New for 2018

On sale in spring of 2017, the A5 has been amply redesigned for the 2018 model year. A wider, flatter grille leads into a longer, lower power-dome hood. Creases and body lines have been sharpened. Headlights are fresh, complemented by narrow, three-dimensional LED taillights. A sizable batch of driver-assistance systems is available, including standard forward collision warning with auto emergency braking and optional adaptive cruise control that works in traffic jam.

The A5 Sportback is new to the range following a long tenure in Europe. Think of the five-door coupe as a smaller version of the stylish A7.

Audi A5

Choosing Your Audi A5

In each A5, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 252 horsepower (32 more than before) and 273 pound-feet of torque. According to Audi, acceleration to 60 mph takes 5.6 seconds (5.7 with manual). A new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission supplants the previous eight-speed automatic.

All A5 models have standard quattro all-wheel drive. Among the driver-assistance features, standard Audi pre sense city – the German company's name for forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking – helps detect both cornering and stationary vehicles, along with pedestrians, and can initiate full braking. Traffic sign recognition, active lane assist, vehicle exit assist, and turn assist are available. A smartphone interface for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is standard.

The 2018 A5 Coupe comes in three trim levels:

Audi A5

Premium

Priced at $43,775 (destination charge included), the base coupe comes with tri-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, power lumbar adjustment on the driver's chair, ambient LED lighting, paddle shifters, a panoramic sunroof, and 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inch available). Audi Drive Select, which can alter transmission shift points and steering, has four modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual. When installed, drivers can adjust the dynamic damper control and adaptive cruise control via Drive Select. LED daytime running lights join standard xenon headlights.

Options include a sport suspension that lowers ride height by nearly an inch, and a comfort adaptive damping suspension that reduces height by about 0.4 inches. Coupes with the optional S-line package get different wheels.

Audi A5

Premium Plus

For an additional $3,000, the Premium Plus trim adds full-LED headlights, an alarm, heated front seats, driver’s seat memory, satellite radio, and a hands-free trunk release. Also included are front/rear parking sensors, Audi side assist for blind-spot monitoring, and Audi pre sense with rear cross-traffic assist.

Audi A5

Prestige

Topping the lineup at $51,375, the Prestige edition adds Audi's MMI infotainment system with navigation and an 8.3-inch display, the excellent Audi Virtual Cockpit with a 12.3-inch LCD display in place of the traditional instrument cluster, a color head-up display, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system, rated at 755 watts and featuring 19 speakers.

CarsDirect Tip

Because the A5 Coupe hasn’t changed dramatically in overall appearance, Audi enthusiasts may be the most likely prospects for the new-generation model. Basically, it’s a two-door variant of the long-popular A4 sedan. The seating configuration is essentially 2+2, but the A5 is most appealing for providing stylish, civilized transport for two – especially in convertible form.

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Audi continues to deliver the models we like, with a look that is at once sporty as it is elegant. The 2018 Audi A5 is all-new and now comes in a handsome, five-door Sportback body style along with coupe and convertible choices. Marketed separately are S5 Sportback, Coupe, and Convertible models as well as an RS 5 Coupe.

Best Value

The 2018 Audi A5 is all new, based on a new platform with fresh styling, upgraded tech and safety features, and a new engine. It shares its running gear with the A4 sedan and Q5 crossover SUV.

We like the A5 Sportback body – at $43,575, no only is it $200 less than the A5 Coupe, it's more versatile without sacrificing much in the looks department (we'd even entertain an argument that the five-door A5 is even better looking than the Coupe). Standard features include Xenon Plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a basic crash preparation system.

As usual, you’ll find three available trim levels – Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. We recommend the Premium Plus trim for its standard blind-spot monitoring, LED headlights, proximity entry with push-button start, and heated front seats. From there, you'll want to dive into the packages, which grants owners some Prestige-worthy content in a more customizable package, which could help save some cash. Our best value, for example, has plenty of content, but at $51,925, is just slightly more than the $51,175, which doesn't feature any optional goodies.

  • Model: 2018 Audi A5 Sportback
  • Engine: 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Output: 252 hp/ 273 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
  • MPG: 24 city / 34 highway
  • Options: Premium Plus trim ($2,790, keyless entry and push-button start, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic assist), Navigation Package ($2,600 navigation, Audi's all-digital Virtual Cockpit, and an 8.3-inch infotainment system), Warm Weather Package ($1,300, ventilated front seats and front sport seats with power lumbar support), and a Bang and Olufsen sound system ($950).
  • Base Price: $43,575 [including $975 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price: $51,925

Performance

Audi A5

The A5's peppy 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder is refined and punchy, responding well to aggressive diving without sounding unpleasant at higher rpms. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is quick on upshifts and downshifts, and is particularly fun if you grab the Cold Weather Package, which adds a set of steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The A5 Sportback is also pleasantly balanced between ride and handling. It's just firm enough – you can have fun with it on a winding road – but it's soft enough that it can handle a city's potholes and road imperfections. It's a great all-around driving partner.

The biggest downside is the lack of a manual transmission on all but the two-door coupe. If that slick-shifting six-speed were available on the Sportback, we'd have next to nothing to complain about

Interior and Exterior

The A5 delivers a nice selection of body styles – coupe, convertible, and hatchback. All three advance Audi’s current design language marked by a powerful, but elegant front end, sweeping lines, and an attractive rear design, especially in the hatchback. Overall, the look is more evolutionary, than revolutionary and that’s something Audi fans will like.

We’ve long been impressed by Audi interiors and the A5 does not disappoint. Where there are some design differences on the exterior, the interior of all three body styles are uniform, marked by horizontal lines with low-gloss black plastics, leather upholstery and beautiful wood or metal trim.

Driver controls are sensibly placed, intuitive and uncrowded. The 12.3-inch instrument panel is stunning, what Audi calls its Virtual Cockpit. Along with the MMI rotary controller and the now static color display (the previous arrangement used to emerge from the dashboard), the layout is modern without looking futuristic.

Space is ample in the front seats, and you can shove a smaller adult in the back of the coupe without too much protest. The A5 Sportback is the champion of versatility.

The Best and Worst Things

The A5 Sportback's cutting-edge technology helps elevate it above the competition. On the other hand, as much as we like the two-door design, it's just so much tougher to recommend over the new Sportback.

Right For...

Audi A5

Individuals who prize cargo space. The A5 Sportback offers 21.8 cubic feet of cargo space, nearly double that of the coupe. With the rear seat folded, storage space increases to 35 cubic feet.

Wrong For...

People who can’t see past the “hatchback” design. If this is you, then the A4 is probably the better choice.

The Bottom Line

The Audi A5 is right for the person who wants something above an entry-level model with the available trappings you’d expect. The Sportback adds an interesting twist to the product line with its wheelbase stretched by 2.4 inches to accommodate rear passengers.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Transmission
S tronic 7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$58
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
35.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
186.3 "
Exterior Width
72.6 "
Exterior Height
54.6 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
35.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,704 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " / 19.0 " / 19.0 " Painted Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 19 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Audi Pre Sense Basic Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Audi Active Lane Assist Lane Departure / Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Hands-off Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Audi Pre Sense City Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High-beam Assistant Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parking System Plus Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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