Audi A5 Coupe Review (2012)

Audi A5 Coupe Side (2012)
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Audi A5 Review

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This is quite a big car, it measures 4,626 mm long and 1,854 mm wide. It is a coupé, with all the accompanied visual advantage but also some disadvantage from a practical viewpoint.

Ride and Handling

This is a supercar with prodigious performance, and the suspension is designed to match. Under normal driving at moderate speeds, the A5 Coupé’s ride quality is reasonably comfortable and pliant, if a little on the firm side. That changes as you make more generous use of the car’s high performance. Then you swiftly become aware of a much firmer side to the damping, as it stiffens to absorb the bumps. At no stage does it become uncomfortably harsh or spine-pummelling by supercar standards, but it is certainly firm if a more cushioning suspension is what you are used to.

The A5 Coupe has very fine handling, it is grippy and poised through the bends and has the planted sure-footedness of the high performance four-wheel-drive system.

Ease of Use

This is quite a big car, it measures 4,626 mm long and 1,854 mm wide. It is a coupé, with all the accompanied visual advantage but also some disadvantage from a practical viewpoint. Forward and side vision out of the car is good but it is a little restricted to the rear past the fat rear pillars. Accessing the back seats means a slightly awkward clamber past the front ones, but the front seat mechanism facilitates this reasonably well, and rear seat comfort is pretty reasonable for the type of car that this is.

Boot capacity is pretty good: 455 litres with all the seats in place, and 829 litres of carrying capacity with the two rear seats folded. The towing capacity of this car is 1,900 kg.

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