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For 2013, the A5 and S5 receive a revised grille, bumper and headlight treatment as well as the addition of Audi Connect on models equipped with MMI and navigation. The S5 get a new supercharged 3.0-liter V6, while last year's 4.2-liter V8 migrates to the all-new RS 5.
The 2.0T model is introduced for 2010 and replaces the 3.2-liter V6 quattro with the manual transmission. The newest coupe drops the price of the manual quattro A5 by $4,700. Other enhancements for 2010 include LED tail lamps on Premium Plus and Prestige models, new wheel designs for the 2.0T Premium and improved navigation with SIRIUS Traffic.
Most of the changes for 2009 consist of repackaging options and features. All A5's now come standard with an auxiliary audio input jack and offer adaptive cruise control as an option. The Technology Package now contains Audi Side Assist and a new Drive Select Package adds adaptive suspension and dynamic steering.
Audi's ever-broadening model lineup has added one more key player for 2008 in the form of the stylish A5 all-wheel-drive performance coupe. Based on new platform architecture that will also be shared with other Audis – including the all-new 2009 A4 line – the V6-powered A5 (and its even-sportier V8-powered S5 kin, reviewed separately) gives the German automaker a serious competitor to several premium-grade, enthusiast-oriented two-door models, including the BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37 and Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. With its potent powertrain, head-turning looks, comprehensive features, seating for four and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, the A5 definitely raises Audi's overall image and style rating – and most likely will do the same for its sales numbers, as well.
By The Chairman (SW Ohio) on Sunday, January 04, 2009
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"This model looks like an R8 in someone's rear-view mirror - the daytime running lights are really cool; it drives like a charm; the fit and finish of the A5 are as good as you'll find in this price category; this car was built for the Autobahn and performs pretty darn good on it as well. I got the manual gear box along with all leather interior (a must in my opinion). The standard audio is just fine; I use a portable Tom-Tom due to my travels - but the navigation system is pretty good so I hear. The Bluetooth and MMI are first rate and very simple to operate. The only problem so far has been with the Homelink system. This car is a real head-turner and really fun to drive. If you can find one buy it. No hestitation. I chose this over a similar BMW (335xi coupe) and Infiniti C37."
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By lunar (rhode island) on Sunday, November 15, 2009
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"3.2ltr V6, 6 sp manual trans, side assist, nav, ride select, b&o sound and premium pkg. smoothest drive train and 25+ mpg overall with plenty of torque in every gear. love driving this car. handling and ride are just perfect as is the comfort high quality everything though i would prefer touch sreen nav. quietest car i've driven. we are car people and owned many fine cars over the years, but this one is the best!"
11 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By Rick (FL) on Saturday, September 24, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,500overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great handling, unbelievable fuel economy, and a beautiful car."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is one of the most beautiful cars on the road. I've never owned a car that got this much attention. People constantly coming up and asking me about it. The biggest surprise is the consistant 35 mpg I get on the highway at speeds up to 80 mph. At slower speeds (65-75) I get as much as 37 mpg. This is with the 3.2 6 cylinder engine. Not to mention the great handling. A fabulous automobile!"
10 people out of 10 found this review helpful