What is the best feature about the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro? Is it the interior comfort? Is it the smooth, efficient and powerful engine? Is it the top-quality handling? Or does the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro owe its excellence to synergy between all these factors (and then some) to make this coupé greater than the sum of its parts?
Now, all Audis are simply superb. But the unique feature of the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro is the combination between the engine and the drivetrain. The drivetrain, of course, is Audi’s justly famous Quattro four-wheel-drive system. This permanent all-wheel drive makes the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro super-grippy on the road, allowing you to tackle the toughest corners even in the wet – conditions that can really test out the skills of the driver and the engineering of the car. Connect this drivetrain to a six-speed manual transmission or else an S-tronic system and to the 2.0 litre engine, and you’re ready to roar.
But let’s pause a while and consider the engine inside the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro. A glance at the numbers tells you that this coupé has a 2.0 litre petrol engine. But that’s not all. This unit has Audi’s newly developed Valve Lift system that has been designed to maximise the fuel efficiency of the engine while maintaining power and performance. Now add in turbocharging and direct fuel injection. Put them all together to find out what the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro can do… well, what can you do if you’ve got 155 kW of power at 4300–6000 revs, translating to 350 Nm of torque throughout the 1500–4200 – torque figures that are more typical of a diesel engine rather than a petrol unit. The fuel economy inside the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro is very good for a car this zesty and powerful – 7.4 litres/100 km (combined figures) for both the manual and the S-tronic. And the 0–100 km time? It’s 6.5 seconds of pure thrills with both transmissions – that’s the fun of the S-tronic coming into play.
The AWD system inside the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro is complemented by the extremely well-tuned dynamic chassis that incorporates five-link front suspension and trapezoidal rear suspension that not only make the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro very responsive and smooth but also reduce road noise. And to adjust the speed of your vehicle smoothly, safely and responsively – whether you need to stop swiftly and smartly or whether you need to simply adjust your speed to suit the driving situation – with the large brake discs that have been designed to minimise brake fade as well as keeping you safe with ABS. And like all modern vehicles, the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro has a stability programme (ESP) and Anti-Slip regulation to make sure that the 17” cast aluminium wheels stay right on the road exactly where you want them to.
And, oh, the interior in the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro! Audi just keeps getting better and better when it comes to interior design. Get inside the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro and you may never want to get out again – it’s that comfortable. Superbly comfortable seats trimmed with Milano leather – with the backguard head restraint for added safety. A three-zone air-conditioning system, allowing driver, front passenger and rear seat passengers to be as comfortable as they need to be. A leather-covered three-spoke sports multi-function steering wheel. A fourteen-speaker surround sound audio system. A start-stop button ready to start the engine into life. All knobs and levers placed within very easy reach of the driver but without any sense of clutter or confusion. And, of course, the airbags and the super-tough bodyshell are there, but you won’t see them unless you need them.
Lastly, the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro’s exterior. This is a classic coupé with smooth, sleek lines that look artistic and sculptural as well as being functional and aerodynamic. While the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro’s styling doesn’t have any surprises, it doesn’t need any surprises. Why change a classic winner? Why make a car look vulgar and ostentatious when it can have classic elegance. And classic elegance is what this two-door coupé has, from the V-shaped bonnet to the twin exhausts at the rear.
Pamper yourself and take an Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro for a test drive. But be warned – you may never want to get out of the car again.
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