Audi A5

Price $48,400 – $84,350
Fuel consumption 7.0 – 13.5 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 88%(view ratings)
With a choice of three body styles (Coupe, Sportback and Cabriolet) and three performance levels with the S5 and RS 5, the A5 line is pretty expansive. And with a turbo four-cylinder engine (252 horsepower) as well as a turbo V6 (354 and 444 horsepower) engines, in addition to quattro all-wheel drive, there's something for everyone. Several options are offered for dressing up the cabin, and the Audi virtual cockpit digital instrumentation adds an extra touch of sophistication to the overall package.

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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 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 …
New York2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback: World Debut at the New York Auto Show
Audi’s Sport Division has just introduced the RS 5 Sportback at the New York Auto Show. As the latest iteration of the RS 5, it’s got a more dynamic profile than the Coupe, thanks to a sloping roofline and its five-door configuration. The RS 5 Sportback follows the RS 7’s …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
NewsFour Doors and a Coupe profile: This is the Audi A5 Sportback
For those that don’t want a wagon, but like the practicality of a hatchback, Audi just announced the redesigned A5 Sportback as well as its sportier sibling, the S5 Sportback. Based on the manufacturer’s MLB platform, the A5 Sportback is lighter than the one it replaces: according to Audi, it …
New Models2018 Audi A5 and S5 revealed
Audi isn’t known for taking risks when it comes to their vehicles’ styling. Even its most powerful supercar, the R8, isn’t particularly flamboyant… especially if you compare it to its Italian cousin, the Lamborghini Huracán. The latest generation of the Audi A5 has just been unveiled, but unless you know …
NewsSpecial Edition Audi RS 5
If you are looking for a sport coupe that can laugh in the face of winter, it’s hard to beat an Audi RS 5: based on the A4 sedan, this sleek coupe swaps its little turbocharged base engine for a 4.2-litre V8 generating 450 horsepower. This power is then sent …


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