2016 Audi A5: Artistry in Motion

Audi has amazed us with the best interiors in the luxury class and with the A5 the exterior is just as much a piece of art that is gorgeous and well worth the price of admission.  Just walking up next to this beautiful car shows you a vehicle that certainly takes style and elegance to the next level, but when you turn the engine one and step on the accelerator you certainly will feel this car is one that gives you as much from a driving perspective as from the looks of the car to make this one of the most elegant and best driving midsized luxury sedans on the market today.

Looking to the artistry, the interior of this awesome car offers you a blend of the function needed to make the car work and the look that you want to enjoy from the inside.  Where do you spend all your time; inside the car, so this certainly should be the best place to enjoy the smooth ride and amazing feel that the A5 offers.  With all the trim featured in the car from the carbon fiber, brushed aluminum and gray birch the car shows off the most impressive looking interiors that is also spacious and comfortable to enjoy.

The other side of the amazing looks of this car shows up on the outside.  With a large front grill adorned with the four circle logo you may feel the A5 starts out bold and might get bolder, but the reality is it smooths out to offer long luscious lines that you can admire from every angle.  With a perfect wide stance and the profile that is low enough to make it sporty as well this car looks fluid in motion and elegant when still to give you a car that will be the one you want to drive on a daily basis.

For this artistry how much do you have to pay?  The base model of the A5 Coupe with a manual transmission shows up at $41,500 which is a great price for a car of this caliber.  Moving up to the sporty S5 the price jumps to about $54,000 to give you the power and performance you want on your more aggressive days.  You can also enjoy a convertible model in the A5 Cabriolet that comes in just below $50,000 while the S5 convertible shows up just over $62,000.  All these prices can go up from these base numbers based upon the features that are selected for the car.

Speaking of the equipment, the standard features you will enjoy on this beauty includes the Quattro AWD, tri-zone automatic climate control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, ten way power adjustable leather seats, Bluetooth and iPod integration, a ten speaker audio system, automatic headlights and automatic windshield wipers.  For the S5 the standard features add the V6 engine, Alcantara upholstery, keyless entry and push button starting.  Even at the base price this car becomes one of the most enjoyable to drive with tons of great features to love.

To look at the options, even though this car seems like it doesn’t need any, the choices are HID headlights, LED taillights, several wheel packages, a navigation system, Audi connect, the convertible models can be ordered with a Red Acoustic convertible top, the Black Optic Plus Package and new 20-ich wheels that can be had on the S5.  Even though this is small list of options to choose from the car certainly can be even better for the driving for you to enjoy and have a great car to drive with the many different features added.

Since we discussed the A5 and S5, let’s look at what separates them from each other on the market, the engines.  The A5 enjoys the power of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that shows up with 220 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.  This engine is attached to your choice of either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission and both setups take advantage of standard Quattro AWD.  The A5 gives you fuel mileage of 22 city/32 hwy mpg for the manual and 20 city/29 hwy mpg for the automatic.

For the S5 you are treated to a much more dynamic engine in the form of the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that puts forth 333 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque.  This engine is mated to the same two transmissions and takes advantage of the standard AWD as well.  This gives you fuel numbers that show up at 17 city/26 hwy mpg for the manual, 18 city/28 hwy mpg for the Coupe automatic, 18 city/25 hwy mpg for the Cabriolet with the automatic transmission.  With this added power you will love the feeling of hugging corners and having the power you want to scream down the highway in this gorgeous driving machine.

As we have discussed, this car is an amazing looking car you will enjoy driving this car anywhere.  Whether you choose the A5, the S5 or either one as a Cabriolet model you know you have the car that gives you the ride you want and will turn heads form the outside and amazing people you let ride with you.  For 2016 the new features added include the deletion of the RS 5 along with a new Misano Red pear paint color and the addition of a Bang & Olufsen sound system on the Premium Plus models.

You can buy it for the looks and drive it for the experience and this car certainly gives you both.  Driving down the road will treat you to a comfortable place to ride along with the feeling of an awesome suspension that makes this car one of the smoothest rides you can enjoy.  Whether you choose the base powertrain or the S5 you can have this car in your driveway to love and drive whenever you need to go somewhere or need to enjoy an awesome car that will give you the ride you deserve.  Certainly you can appreciate the artistry at work here and should choose this car to give you the ride you want.

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