2010 Audi A5

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2010 audi a5 Reviews and News

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Months in fleet: six
Miles to date: 16,257
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Strong sales may be a double-edged sword for Audi. The German luxury brand witnessed its strongest first quarter ever, but the boon in sales has the company facing a shortage in inventory in the United States -- a key market for the automaker.
1002 01 Z+2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet+front Three Quarter View
Wow, Audi's acoustic roof really makes this car quiet on the highway. It may be a bit odd, but I think the highlight of this convertible is the top. It's every bit as quiet as a folding hardtop convertible and you don't have to give up the entire trunk to retract the top. Aside from the potential security issues a soft top entails, why in the world would anyone choose an A5 coupe over the cabrio? I'd opt for the coupe if I were thinking of an S5, though.
1002 01 Z+2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet+front Three Quarter View
The 2010 model year marks the introduction of the 2.0-liter TFSI direct-injection turbo four-cylinder engine in Audi's A5 lineup (both coupe and convertible). In the coupe, this engine is offered either with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic; both come with standard Quattro all-wheel drive. The convertible, though, offers the 2.0T with a CVT (continuously variable transmission, which you operate like an automatic) and front-wheel drive; or with Quattro and a six-speed conventional automatic. The latter combination is how our test car was outfitted.
1002 03 Z+2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet+side View
Pay attention, all you other automakers. This is how you do a four-cylinder engine. My first stint behind the wheel was a brief highway drive in mild traffic. At the time, I would have sworn that I was driving a V-6 engine. The A5's supreme smoothness and low highway revs give this car highway-cruising comfort that I've never experienced in a four-cylinder vehicle. At 70 mph, the engine is turning at a relaxed 2600 rpm -- a far cry from the 3000 to 3500 rpm that so often corrupt four-cylinder cars. In my opinion, there's absolutely no negative to Audi dropping the V-6 here. Want a faster car? Get the S5.
1002 05 Z+2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet+rear Three Quarter View
This Audi A5 convertible gives you all the warm and quiet comforts of a hard top automobile, with the fun and flexibility of a soft top. I was surprised at how much this model parallels the creature comforts of its hardtop counterpart.
1002 06 Z+2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet+front Three Quarter View
My morning with the A5 was even colder than Kelly's, so I didn't have the guts to drop the top, although I was very tempted to try Audi's Mercedes-Benz-style neck-warmer. Even with the top raised, though, the A5 cabrio is a wonderful car, and, as others have mentioned, it's very easy to forget that you're in a soft-top convertible, so quiet and well-insulated is the ragtop. But the most amazing thing about this top, in my opinion, is that it has reading lights for rear-seat passengers integrated smack-dab into the middle of its lining. How awesome is that?! I've never seen such a feature in any convertible. And the back seat is actually big enough for adults. I was also pleasantly surprised by the amount of trunk space.
1002 02 Z+2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet+side View Top Down
The A5 really does make a strong case for the superiority of a traditional fabric top, but it's an even stronger testament to Audi's phenomenal design and execution. The two biggest convertible weaknesses - sound isolation and top-up appearance, simply aren't an issue here. Neither is structural rigidity. As a result, the A5 is nearly as quiet as any steel-roofed vehicle, emits not a squeak over our frost-heaved roads, and cuts nearly as lovely a profile as the coupe version.
1002 04 Z+2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet+rear Three Quarter View
There was no top-down driving in the A5 for me, but this Audi softtop is one convertible that won't make you feel shortchanged when the weather doesn't cooperate. The lack of b-pillars create an unhindered lateral view and rear visibility is decent despite the smallish rear window, an unfortunate attribute of most ragtops. Add flip-down rear headrests, Audi, and the view out the rear window would be even better for those days when top down is not an option.
1002 03 Z+2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet+side View
The A5 is an undeniably beautiful car, but it's no surprise that I find the hardtop's styling more compelling than that of the softtop. There's just something a little disjointed-looking about a cabrio with the top up, no matter whether that top is hard or soft. Having said that, if we're talking pure driving enjoyment, I'd have a hard time opting for the coupe over the softtop when the weather is mild. Unfortunately, I happened to drive the A5 cabrio in February, in Michigan, in subfreezing temperatures. Blech. (That would a comment on the weather, not the car.) Happily, I barely noticed the weather as the snug-fitting top kept the elements at bay. With the seat heaters on and with Quattro all-wheel drive, the A5 cabrio actually proves to be a pretty capable foul-weather car. Visibility is decent, although prone to a couple of blind spots (most notably at the rear quarter) that are endemic to convertibles, and the cabin might feel a little claustrophic even to people of average stature, what with the lower headliner. But those shortcomings are more than overcome by the A5's smooth and responsive 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the exquisitely designed interior.
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0912 01 Z+2010 Audi A5 20T Quattro MT6+front Three Quarter View
It's easy to criticize cars that are "all show and no go." But looking at this Audi A5, which offers four-cylinder power in a segment dominated by 300-hp six-cylinders, I feel compelled to ask, is there anything really wrong with prioritizing looks over performance?
0912 01 Z+2010 Audi A5 20T Quattro MT6+front Three Quarter View
I find the price on this car a bit offensive, but then again most of the options seem superfluous to me. Getting the price back at $40,000 shouldn't be difficult. The $1450 for 19-inch wheels seems especially steep, unless Audi plans to deliver the standard 18-inch wheels to me as well. There's also that irritating trend of navigation prices creeping upward rather than downward, as technology should and almost always does.
0912 03 Z+2010 Audi A5 20T Quattro MT6+front Three Quarter View
Great powertrain. Didn't miss the V-6 one bit. Absolutely effortless acceleration to 80 or 90 mph for merging onto a freeway. Nice gearshifter and clutch pedal setup. Can't really see any reason to consider the V-6, actually; this turbo four is that good.
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The 2.0T engine is a new offering in the A5 this year, and according to Audi, it lowers by $4700 the price of entry for this car. The best part is that, more so than any other four-cylinder I can think of, the 2.0T does not feel like an entry-level engine. Especially when combined with this delightful, light-shifting manual, it's a blast. I can't imagine anyone feeling the need to spend thousands more for the V-6. (Even if you're really feeling flush, I would direct your attention to the V-8-powered S5.)
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Every time I walk up to an A5 -- our 2009 Design of the Year, by the way -- I'm struck by its perfectly proportioned lines. And it is just as pleasing to drive as it is to look at. Sure, the 211-hp turbo four isn't a rocket, but it still gets you up to cruising speed with absolutely no drama and with power to spare. The cabin is a testament to Audi's attention to detail, with every seam, every piece of switchgear, and every piece of leather or plastic make of the highest quality. Quite honestly, most people won't think twice about the fact that this car has a four-cylinder engine rather than a V-6.
0912 07 Z+2010 Audi A5 20T Quattro MT6+side View
The A5's exterior is at once elegant and sporty. The flowing lines create a graceful overall shape while accents like the LEDs in and around the tail- and headlights, respectively, give it a purposeful look. Behind the wheel, though, it's clear that in creating the A5, Audi emphasized luxury over serious performance. This is no bad thing. The steering, clutch, and shifter all have a pleasingly light action that makes driving the A5 effortless-although, as Eric noted, at low speeds the steering effort becomes far too light.
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2010 Audi A5 2.0T Quattro MT6
0912 06 Z+2010 Audi A5 20T Quattro MT6+rear View
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It used to be that convertibles demanded so many compromises, they were cars you drove in summer only. But having just spent a late autumn week in an Audi A5 Cabriolet, I am reminded how incorrect that idea has become.

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2010 Audi A5 Specifications

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Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
30 MPG
Horsepower:
211 hp @ 4300rpm
Torque:
258 ft lb of torque @ 1500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 48 months
IIHS Roof Strength
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