The 2012 Audi A5 is out to prove that its attractiveness is more than chassis deep. Check it out and decide for yourself.
Audi A5 Trims and Features
The A5 is a 2-door midsize luxury coupe/cabriolet (convertible). Both versions are offered in three trims levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The base A5, starting at $37,100 for the Coupe and $42,600 for the Cabrio, comes equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, standard leather seats, and 18” alloy wheels. If you want options like tri-zone climate control, parking sensors, heated seats, and shift paddles you’ll have to opt for either the Premium Plus or Prestige A5. The shift paddles come as part of the popular Sport Package (with Tiptronic transmission only), which also gives you sport tuned suspension and sport seats- said to be worth the cost for the extra comfort. Another popular add-on is the Navigation package, which includes Audi’s MMI infotainment system displayed on a 7” LCD screen.
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Audi A5 Performance
Both the A5 Coupe and Cabriolet are driven by a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that’s worth 211 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Coupe models come with quattro all-wheel drive standard, and the choice of either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed Tiptronic transmission.
The A5 Cabriolet comes standard with front-wheel drive and a CVT (continuously variable automatic) transmission, though quattro is available. If you do go all-wheel drive, you’ll receive the 8-speed Tiptronic.
Audi A5 Fuel Economy
EPA estimates for the A5 Coupe are 21/31/25 (city/highway/combined) MPG with manual or 21/29/24 for automatic transmissions. The front-wheel drive A5 Cabriolet sees 22/30/25, and opting for quattro Cabrio lowers numbers slightly to the familiar 21/29/24. All numbers are gauged using premium fuel.
Audi A5 Interior Highlights
Audi is famous for its well-appointed materials, and the A5 doesn’t upset. The cabin is stacked with leather & wood trim options and is generally comfortable, though it’s not without a few faults. The A5 seats four, though backseats are best reserved for short trips or short legs. And most reviews tell owners to swing for the Sport Package if possible, as the sport front seats offer better lateral support along with four-way adjustable lumbar support. Another bonus with the Sport Package is that you’ll receive shift paddles for the Tiptronic transmission. Critics also warn that the MMI system may take a few trips around the block to get used to.
The A5 Coupe offers up 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space; the Cabriolet shrinks to 10.2 cubes with the roof closed, which is rather generous for a convertible.
Audi A5 Safety
A5 safety standards for 2012 include antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, and 2-row side curtain airbags. Rear parking sensors are available on the Premium Plus and standard on the Prestige, as is a side mirror positioned blind spot warning system that Audi has dubbed Side Assist.
The 2012 A5 has not been given safety ratings by the IIHS or NHTSA.
Audi A5 Summary
You’ll be hard pressed to find a competitor that’s as attractive as the A5, both inside and out. Sure, there are others that offer more performance, and if get up & go is really what you’re after, check out the Audi S5 Couple/Cabriolet for the same good looks and 300 plus horsepower. But it’s still pretty easy to live with style, fuel economy, and all-wheel drive. Purchase your 2012 A5 or any member of the Audi lineup now at CarWoo!