Hey, if you’re not ready to adult just yet or you miss the good old days, check out Audi’s A5. And if you really wanna feel free, go for the convertible (or Cabriolet if you wanna be fancy). It’s got a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’ll definitely get you moving, and with all-wheel drive and a sport-tuned suspension, you’ll feel like a boss on the road. And don’t worry, it’s got all the latest tech stuff like smartphone integration and safety features. Plus, the coupe has a decent amount of cargo space, almost as much as some bigger sedans. The 2018 A5 is brand new, with updates to the powertrain, suspension, and interior, just like the A4 sedan that was redesigned last year. And now it’s got even more safety features like automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Plus, the infotainment system is super modern.
So, like, if you're thinking of buying one of those fancy Audi coupes or cabriolets, here's what you're looking at in terms of the original price tag: Premium Coupe is $47,675, Premium Plus Coupe is $49,375, and Prestige Coupe is $51,375. And if you're more of a convertible person, the Premium Cabriolet will set you back $54,475, the Premium Plus Cabriolet is $56,175, and the Prestige Cabriolet is a whopping $58,175. Ouch.
It's got a brand new look, inside and out, and packs a punch with 252 horsepower. Plus, it's got all kinds of updated features, like driver assistance tech and a more powerful engine. It's the perfect combo of sophisticated and sporty, especially with that manual transmission option. And let me tell you, it's fast. We tested it and it can go from zero to 60 in just half a second behind the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. Driving around town is a breeze, too. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and the A5 never feels sluggish. But if you're into manual, they've got that option too. And with all-wheel drive standard, you'll feel confident taking those twisty roads. The steering is on point and the suspension is agile. Plus, the Quattro all-wheel-drive system gives you plenty of grip. This car is a beast!
It's stylish, modern, and built to last. The cabin is roomy and comfy, but Audi might have skimped on a few luxuries. If you want a two-door car that can fit four adults, the A5 can do the job, but the back seat is better for smaller peeps. The trunk is big and the rear seats fold flat for extra cargo space, but the storage bins could use some work. The coupe has 12 cubic feet of cargo space, while convertibles have 9 because of the power-operated softtop. But if you fold down the rear seats, you can fit way more stuff.
Under the hood, the A5 has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The suspension and cabin have been updated, and there are a ton of driver assistance features. You can still get a six-speed manual gearbox, but now there's a new seven-speed automatic instead of last year's eight-speed. Some people might not like the new creased styling, but the changes under the hood are pretty sweet.
Just like last year's model, all A5s come with all-wheel drive (AWD). But now there's two different AWD systems - A5s with the dual-clutch automatic have the regular AWD system with a center differential, while the ones with the manual gearbox have a new system called "Quattro with Ultra." This system saves gas by only sending power to the rear wheels when necessary, instead of having a center differential all the time.
The new A5 is all about the driver assistance tech. It's got all kinds of cool stuff, like automatic braking if it thinks you're about to crash, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise, and a lane-keeping system. It's almost like it drives itself, especially with the traffic jam assist system that takes care of a lot of the acceleration, braking, and steering for you.
The cabin on this A5 - it's got some dope convenience features! They updated the look with a Virtual Cockpit and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster that's high-res AF. You can even write commands by touch with the MMI touch feature. Plus, you can connect your Apple or Android phone with CarPlay and Android Auto - no problem. If you want, you can add a head-up display for extra style points.
And that's not all - you can customize this ride even more. If you're all about that sound, you gotta get the Bang & Olufsen audio system with 755 watts and 19 speakers - it's lit. Or, if you want a sportier ride, you can lower the ride height and get bigger stabilizer bars, revised dampers, and coil springs. But if you're more about comfort, there's an option for continuously variable dampers. It's all up to you, fam.