Audi A5

Audi A5 Parkers 2015-07-07

Spun off the Audi A4, the 2007 Audi A5 was originally offered as a two-door Coupe and aimed to take on the Mercedes CLK Coupe, then E-Class Coupe and BMW 3 Series Coupe models at their own game.

  • Audi A5 Cabriolet (17 on)
  • Audi A5 Coupé (16 on)
  • Audi A5 RS5 (10-15)
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet (09-17)
  • Audi A5 Sportback (09-16)
  • Audi A5 Coupé (07-16)
  • Audi A5 S5 (07-17)

Spun off the Audi A4, the 2007 Audi A5 was originally offered as a two-door Coupe and aimed to take on the Mercedes CLK Coupe, then E-Class Coupe and BMW 3 Series Coupe models at their own game.

The sleek four-seater blew them away for interior quality, and its classy looks ensured wide-ranging appeal. Initially only offered with thirsty petrol engines, the range grew to include plenty of petrol and diesels. The latter ensuring the A5 Coupe became the darling of the company car world.

Those looking for more excitement could look to the 4.2-litre V8 Audi S5 Coupe, while the (2009) Audi S5 Cabriolet borrowed the Audi S4’s 328bhp 3-litre supercharged V6 engine with near 5 second 0-62mph time.

By 2011 the S5 Coupe swapped to the more fuel-efficient V6 too, and back in 2009 the range was bolstered with the Audi A5 Cabriolet, replacing the 2006-2009 Audi A4 convertible, and Audi A5 Sportback with five doors and rakish hatchback rear end.

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Most Popular New Model Reviews

Audi A5 Sportback 2017 on

4.8 out of 5
Audi A5 Sportback 2017 on

New price range:
£33,845 - £48,880

Used price range:
£18,927 - £37,758

  • Sleek styling inside and out
  • Comfortable, high quality interior
  • Practical boot and large hatchback
  • Super-slick S Tronic automatics
  • Strong petrol and diesel motors
  • £3,000 more than similar A4
  • Only a four-seater realistically
  • Standard kit a little lacking
  • S5 performance model underwhelming

Audi A5 Coupé 2016 on

4.6 out of 5
Audi A5 Coupé 2016 on

New price range:
£33,845 - £63,615

Used price range:
£16,735 - £66,880

  • More muscular styling
  • Powerful yet frugal diesels
  • Comfortable ride
  • Fantastic interior
  • Rivals are better to drive
  • Audi A4 is more practical
  • Not much room in the back

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2017 on

4.1 out of 5
Audi A5 Cabriolet 2017 on

New price range:
£38,085 - £52,540

Used price range:
£19,169 - £43,312

  • Practical roof design
  • Well-insulated cabin
  • Impressive infotainment
  • Good range of powertrains
  • Rear passengers lack legroom
  • Expensive list price and options

Audi A5 Competitors

BMW 4-Series

BMW 4-Series

BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class