2010 Audi A5 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Audi A5 - Road Test Specs

2010 Audi A5 Coupe

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual)


Model year2010
Style2.0T Premium Quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Base MSRP$36,825
Options on test vehiclePremium Plus Package ($3,500 -- includes 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires; xenon plus headlamps; LED daytime running lamps; LED taillamps; Bluetooth hands-free phone interface; tri-zone climate control; heated front seats; HomeLink universal garage door opener; Audi music interface including iPod integration; and rain/light sensor); Navigation Package With Camera ($2,500 -- includes Audi navigation system with color LCD screen, 40GB hard drive, 3-D topography, color driver information system, real-time traffic audible route guidance, voice control and color driver information system; rear back-up camera; and rear parking sensors); Premium Package ($1,750 -- includes driver seat memory with steering wheel, outside mirror and seat synchronization; two-way driver seat power lumbar support; coat hanger on driver's headrest; eight-way power front-passenger seat; power up-folding second-row seats; premium stitching on meter hood; xenon auto-leveling headlights with adaptive front lighting system; HomeLink universal transceiver; aluminum roof rails; and outside mirror with reverse tilt-down); 19-Inch Sport Package ($1,450 -- includes 19-inch 5-Y-sport wheel with high-performance tires, front sport seats with lumbar and sport suspension); Dark Walnut Wood Inlays ($400).
As-tested MSRP$45,150


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,984cc (121 cu-in)
Block/head materialIron/aluminum alloy
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.6
Redline (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)211 @ 4,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 1,500
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.778; II: 2.050; III: 1.321; IV: 0.970; V: 0.811; VI: 0.692; R: 3.333; Final Drive: 3.693


Suspension, frontMultilink
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.3:1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport Maxx GT
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP235/352R19 96Y
Tire size, rearP235/352R19 96Y
Wheel size, front19-by-9 inches
Wheel size, rear19-by-9 inches
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.4
0-45 mph (sec.)4.5
0-60 mph (sec.)6.6
0-75 mph (sec.)9.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.8 @ 94.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)108
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)70.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.94
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.1
@ Full throttle (dB)71.4
@ 70 mph top down (dB)66.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsTurning off electronic stability control allows higher revs for launch but doesn't produce significantly better results. This engine feels better with partial-throttle driving than during wide-open-throttle acceleration.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsSolid, consistent pedal with short stopping distance. Impressive.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSlalom: Quick responses and excellent manners between the cones. Easy and predictable to drive until electronic stability control steps in, then spin intervention makes car late for next cone. Not fun and not defeatable. Skid pad: Outstanding grip at the limit, but balance leans heavily toward terminal understeer.

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)22 city/30 highway/25 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)23
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,583
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,625
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55.1/ 44.9
Length (in.)182.1
Width (in.)73.0
Height (in.)54.0
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Track, front (in.)62.6
Track, rear (in.)62.1
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)Not Published
Legroom, rear (in.)Not Published
Headroom, front (in.)39.1
Headroom, rear (in.)36.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.8
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)12.0


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 year/5,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemPre-collision safety system
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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