Audi A5

Audi A5

Audi A5

This month sees the arival of the all-new A5, a dramatically styled coupé combining four-seat practicality, 455-litre luggage capacity and a new, even more overtly driver-oriented chassis configuration incorporating the longest wheelbase ever to underpin a B-segment Audi. UK prices for the first launch models, started at £33,430 OTR, and customers who ordered back in March are now enjoying their A5's.

In a break with Audi tradition which normally dictates that the launch of the higher performance S quattro model in each range is staggered, the S5 quattro is one of the two versions spearheading the launch of the new coupé. Powered by a potent 4.2-litre V8 FSI petrol engine with 354PS, the S5 quattro is priced at £39,825 OTR.

With an overall length of 4,625mm, and a planned range of four, six and eight-cylinder longitudinally mounted petrol and diesel engines, the entirely new A5 is perfectly positioned as the latest and most advanced alternative to established German premium sector compact coupés in the B-segment.

The elegant two-door body that re-establishes Audi in territory last populated by the brand with the 80-based Coupé of 1989 is not the newcomer’s only mould-breaking feature. Underpinning it is a radically different suspension arrangement that is the first to benefit not only from a new five-link front set up promoting outstanding composure at all speeds, but also from a new layout that positions the front axle further forward. This permits shorter overhangs and much improved axle load distribution, resulting in enhanced balance and handling neutrality.

Published 25 July 2007 Melanie Carter

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