Friday, June 24, 2011

2011 Audi A5 - Car Review

2011 Audi A5 - Car Review; 2011 Audi A5 will continue unchanged for model year 2010. The Base A5 is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder. The handling is agile. The cabin is quiet and comfortable. S5 Coupe gets a 4.2-liter V8, while the convertible uses a new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine. Rear seats are tight for two adults. Convertibles are well-insulated soft, which can be used at low speeds.

Paul Hagger: After a few days with 2011 Audi A5, I went from being indifferent to being quite a fan of the sporty 4-door. Although the A5 doesn't have any headline-grabbing features — it's no powerhouse, its looks are sophisticated but perhaps a little conservative, and it's fuel-efficient, but not unusually so. However, everything gels very nicely. By perfectly matching together every system, Audi has made the A5 into the best long-distance cruiser I've ever driven. And just as the driver never feels stressed, neither do the car's components. The A5 feels like it can run forever and give year after year of smiles. –Car Review

Mike Meredith: Audi's A5 is one of the most beautiful cars on the road today, and the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 under its hood is one of the world's best engines. The vehicle feels nimble and quick on its feet, steering is precise with good feel, and the quattro all-wheel drive balances the overall package quite nicely. A little extra power from a standstill might be nice, but once the A5 is moving, the broad torque curve of the turbo 4-cylinder combined with the 8-speed automatic delivers plenty of power whenever you need it. And it does so with great fuel economy — 24 mpg combined. The interior quality is what you would expect from Audi, and everything in the cockpit is oriented toward the driver. The Audi A5 2.0 TFSI is one of those cars that is very easy to get comfortable with. I'd love to drive it every day. –Car Review

Perry Stern: With its wide grille with curves, the A5 is a new image for Audi. Our test car added a bright red with high level of sporting alloy wheels. However, it seems to provide a level of expectation of performance that is not fully recovered. The 2.0T engine makes the car feel very sexy looking a bit low-power, which is a pity, because the A5 works very well with strong leadership and a smooth ride. On the plus side, I see energy efficiency in the mid-20 in city driving. -Car Review