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2011 Audi A5

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I'm in love
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By essoewhy
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2011 Audi A5 2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Packages: Premium Plus, Sport Package, MMI Nav, B&O sound system This is my 2nd Audi (1998 A4). Audi has hands down the best interior ergonomics and it continues with this car. I was disappointed that the new VW has a touchscreen, but the higher end Audi, doesn't, however given the layout, a touchscreen would be awkward and inconvenient. The MMI controls are laid out perfectly to where I can push buttons, shift and focus on the road all at once. Exterior design is a head-turner which blows away the 2011 335xi (I don't really consider MB or Lexus competitors if you go with a 6sp manual tranny). Less HP/Torque than a BMW, but also considerably less $$ than a 335xi.


Favorite Features

-MMI -B&O sound system with iPod, SD connections -Exterior design, the DTR LEDs are a must!! -Cockpit feel -Interior ergonomics -Trunk design with an integrated cutout for golf clubs -panoramic sunroof


Suggested Improvements

-Wider rear wheels with Sport Package so that they're flush with the fender -more rear leg room


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A Head Turner Without Question
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Rory
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2011 Audi A5 2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

A tried and true BMW owner for the last 8 years, I decided to look at other options after I found the BMW dealers in my area arrogant and overpriced. I researched a number of Audi models including S4, A5 and S5. Being a cabriolet and performance fan, I was intrigued by the S5 Cab. Audi's do not have a hardtop, so I was immediately turned off and then considered the coupe instead, as noise was a factor. I eventually settled on the A5 coupe with a premium package. Aside from the S package, this is the only upgrade you can get in Canada. However, this car is a pleasure to drive, it has more power than I thought, and is beautifully appointed both from a technology and aestetics perspective.


Favorite Features

The optional Harmon Kardon 14 speaker sound system, the smooth and slick ride, the quattro system (I live in Canada) and the interior. Beautiful!


Suggested Improvements

Provide a 6 cylinder option in Canada. The new A5 only comes with a 2.0 litre engine. It is well powered, but would have preferred the 3.2 L engine as a matter of choice.


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The Car Everyone Wants - Literally
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By trakkarclay
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2011 Audi A5 2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Has to be one of the most spirited 4-cylinder cars on the road. It prefers to drive fast with lots of torque to bring in the turbocharger. However, when driving residential it is a bit sluggish off the line. It feels like it starts in 3rd to save gas. If you have the Sport package, you can put it in tiptronic mode and shift the gears, which gives it more pick up.


Favorite Features

The Italian sidelines and the 19" Y-spoke wheels. The nav, the satellite radio on the B&O speakers. At least once a week, a woman tells me the A5 is her favorite car. That never happened with my Infiniti I35. The steering is so tight, it's like a bicycle. I can drive my A5 around a manhole cover


Suggested Improvements

No door frames over the windows lead to a bit more wind noise than I would like. The doors are not set to open the ideal amounts. Mileage is a bit lower than I would expect for a 4-cylinder car. Should have a seat memory for this upper-mid configuration.


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Loving the Prestige Package
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By Johnny
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Vehicle

2011 Audi A5 2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I've driven this car over 900 miles in three days, and it's great. I have gotten hundreds of compliments on it and enjoy driving it. The gears are very close together, the system recommends that the car be in sixth gear at 50 mph. Not a lot of compartment storage in the front for miscellaneous items. I ordered the light gray interior from the factory, but it looks beige. I should have gone with black.


Favorite Features

SD card reader MMI interface and B&O sound. Keyless entry, ignition, and locking.


Suggested Improvements

More interior color options and a true gray interior with dash color matching.


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