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Audi A5

Price $44,700 – $73,650
Fuel consumption 7.3 – 13.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
At Audi, compacts are divided into two categories. On the one hand, there's the A4 sedan and allroad wagon, and on the other, there's the A5 coupe and cabriolet. The latter two feature a turbocharged, 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Depending on the version, you can opt for a manual transmission. If not, there's and eight-speed automatic. Don't forget the S5 and its 333-horsepower, 3.0L V6. Regardless of the body style, engine or gearbox, all-wheel drive is standard.

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First Drives2018 Audi RS 5: Two Less Cylinders, Two More Turbos
SOLDEU, Andorra – It's all the rage. After the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C 63, it's the Audi RS 5's turn to have its engine resized. So long, naturally aspirated V8, hello, 2.9-litre V6 with two turbochargers. Output at 444 horsepower is unchanged, but torque makes a prodigious leap from …
First Drives2018 Audi A5 and S5: Sharper, Sleeker, Faster
PORTO, Portugal – Audi has given the A5 and its higher-performance S5 twin a makeover for 2017. In Canada, we’ll only be seeing the new coupes in the spring of next year as 2018 models, but we got an opportunity to drive both of them at their media intro held …
Spotlight on2018 Audi A5: We’re Driving it This Week
Audi introduced the A5 in 2007, and will be launching the second-generation of the sporty coupe in Portugal this week. We’ll be there to drive it. The newest Audi A5 features new, slightly sharper lines, and boasts a weight reduction of up to 60 kg. Speed-sensitive steering has been incorporated …
Test Drives2015 Audi RS 5: Endangered Species
In many ways, the 2015 Audi RS 5 represents the last of a very specific breed of high performance car. I'm not saying that German luxury sports coupes are about to do the Cretaceous-Tertiary shuffle off of this mortal coil. Far from it. Instead, I'm talking about the philosophy that …
First Drives2011 Audi RS5: A V8 with 450 HP
The ongoing duel between German auto manufacturers has a plus side: it means we get to drive some of the most exciting performance vehicles on the planet. And that’s certainly the case with the new RS5, whose 450-hp V8 totally checkmates the BMW M3, which delivers a mere 414 hp.
TechnologyAudi A5/S5 Cabriolet – State of the art technology in spades
In our article on the new A5/S5 Cabriolet models, we introduced a few of this car’s technical features. Here are some additional system details. The S tronic gearbox Developed by Audi, this dual-clutch transmission was initially called DSG. Now known as S tronic, its latest version offers seven speeds. It …

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NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Audi A4 and A5
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Compact luxury cars are selling in lower numbers these days, but they still retain a strong reputation among consumers. Audi Leads the Way For 2021, the Audi A4 and A5 …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2020 Best Buys: Audi A5 Cabriolet
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in nearly 30 different vehicle categories. Today we continue our review of the 2020 winners with a look at luxury convertibles . Once again, the Germans rule the road! The Audi A5 Cabriolet (MSRP from $65,200) continues to impress with a …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2020 Best Buys: Audi A4 and A5
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in nearly 30 different vehicle categories. Today we continue our review of the 2020 winners with a look at compact luxury cars , a market segment where a surprising newcomer from Asia manages to break through the German stronghold. Once again …
New Models2020 Audi A5 Takes a Page from the New A4’s Book
Hot on the heels of the redesigned 2020 Audi A4 , which we briefly tested earlier this summer, the four-ring brand is announcing the updated 2020 Audi A5. Initially launched for the 2018 model year, the second-generation Audi A5 Coupe, A5 Sportback and A5 Cabriolet now feature a new, tauter …
Recalls26,000 Audi Cars Recalled For an Airbag Problem
Each time the words “recall” and “airbags” appear together, the first thing that inevitably comes to mind is the whole Takata mess that affected some 50 million vehicles globally. However, this is not the case here. Audi Canada is conducting a recall on 26,386 late-model cars because, on some of …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Audi A5 Cabriolet
To soak in the warm rays of the sun as summer approaches, what could be better than a brand-new luxury convertible? However, there are several on the market and making a sound choice might a difficult. That’s where The Car Guide helps out with its Best Buys in a wide …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Audi A4 and A5
The Car Guide ’s Best Buys is a yearly ranking of the most highly recommended cars and trucks by its team of journalists—in a wide variety of market segments. That obviously includes affordable mainstream brands, but also luxury-brand cars and SUVs. In the category of compact luxury cars, the Best …

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