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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Audi A5

£30,645£46,645
7/10
Overall verdict
Superb design and refinement cloak a nondescript driving experience. Again.
 

For: 

Another stunning Audi cabin, hushed performance, supreme tech

Against: 

True to form, it's not as sharp to drive as a Beemer

Overview

What is it?

The second coming of Audi’s A4-based coupe, which you’ll have struggled to spot given this is Audi’s most subtle styling update on record. Besides a wider grille and slightly Tesla-esque lights there’s very little to tell the new two-door from old, which its buyers will be delighted about. Underneath, it’s based on the VW Group’s new MSB platform, so you’re looking at a 60kg weight saving versus the old car, and the ability to support all Audi’s latest auto-driving kit. All versions are turbocharged, from four-pots to the V6 S5.

 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
S5 Quattro 2dr Tiptronic
4.7s 170g/km 38.2 354 £46,645
The cheapest
2.0 TFSI SE 2dr
7.2s 127g/km 50.4 190 £30,645
The greenest
2.0 TDI Ultra SE 2dr S Tronic
7.7s 105g/km 70.6 190 £34,525
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