Created to fill the gap between A4 and A6 models with intent to build larger coupe reasonably accommodating 4 adults has been mission accomplished. Immediately from the first glance the Audi A5 2.0T looks brilliant. Its distinctive looks from any angle are impressive. From its almost dominating appeal to its sleek sidelines and sloping roofline resulted in creation of almost exotic looking car without attracting huge price tag. With this superb coupe Audi has successfully answered any calls from its arch rivals BMW 3 series coupe and Mercedes CLK. On the inside the car is somewhat different to other Audi variants despite the fact that many cabins components are shared with its siblings further adding to A5 individuality. Lower seating position then in A4 with its curved dashboard design further adds to driver sport appeal. Front seats are very generous and supportive that will easily accommodate taller individuals. Rear slightly cramped feel with limited legroom is most useful for smaller occupants, or shopping bags as taller adults will struggle to fit in comfortably. But this is a coupe after all designed to attract selected groups that will most likely not even use the rear space. On another hand luggage area is quite generous offering 450-litre cargo space. Centre stack controls will take some time getting use to whilst electronically controlled hand brake is also unique. Equipped with keyless entry and start option the engine can be started by simply pushing engine stop/start button (centre console) or simply by inserting the key into its key holder whilst depressing the clutch pedal. Immediately after start sequence initiation the instrument panel comes alive in its own unique way briefly illuminating all controls. On a negative side some selection of plastics used on seat assembly and door compartment area are not in line with overall luxurious appeal. Exhaust noise from its 2.0T 4 potter does not support this car overall resemblance expecting more aggressive tune. However, selecting first gear while letting the clutch go is where this A5 really shines. Marginally slower than its 6 cylinder brother thanks to its diet Audi A5 2.0T does not feel like a four cylinder. It pulls through all the way to 100km/h without any hesitation delivering almost exhilarating performance often experienced in cars with much higher engine capacity. Fitted with 2.0T MPFI 4 cylinder engine used in Golf GTI that has been further tuned to develop more power delivers 155kw with 350Nm. It will catapult the Audi with its 6 speed manual to 100km/h in just 6.3 seconds. This is only 0.4 seconds slower than 3.2 litre 6 cylinder version. Ride on standard alloys can be slightly bumpy due to its stiffer suspension that is only magnified with bigger rims size needed to complete the look. However, you will thank Audi when you decide to take car through its paces on twisty roads. In its standard form Audi A5 2.0T is well equipped with duel front, front side and curtain airbags, traction control, ABS, BA and Anti Skid System for improved safety. Furthermore, daylight running lights, duel zone climate control, tyre pressure monitoring system, leather wrapped steering wheel with tilt and radio control, cruise control and heated mirrors with turn signal come standard. Fully power adjustable front seat are wrapped in fine leather.
For those expecting little extra optional equipment can be tailored to individual needs offering satellite navigation, voice recognition, rain sensing wipers, LED running lights and taillights, adaptive cruise control, Bang and Olufsen sound system and heated/ventilated front seats. There are also a number of preselected optional packages that includes variety of optional equipment dependable on the package. In summary, Audi A5 2.0T is the obvious choice when choosing the right model from Audi offering providing exceptional performance and handling with great road appeal without attracting huge premiums for a car of this calibre.
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