The Audi A5 Coupé was introduced to us in 2007 as a direct competitor to the then BMW 3 Series Coupé (now the BMW 4 Series) and the Mercedes C-Class Coupé, the Audi A5 was an instant success and a true credit to the Audi range of cars as Audi was missing out on this valuable premium touring Coupé market. The Audi A5 offered the masculinity and practicality that the iconic Audi TT lacked and a unique sense of excitement that the Audi A4 and A6 didn’t provide.
Instantly the Audi A5 was a success and Audi knew they had struck automotive gold, to tempt even more drivers from BMW and Mercedes Audi introduced the A5 Cabriolet in 2009, which effectively replaced the Audi A4 Cabriolet but with the muscular Coupé styling that made the Audi A5 Coupé such a big success.
In addition to the A5 Cabriolet, Audi grew the A5 range further in 2009 by introducing the distinctive Audi A5 Sportback, which is a peculiar yet wonderful amalgamation of saloon and Coupé that shouldn’t work together, but does, and wonderfully so. The Audi A5 Sportback is a fantastic choice for family conscious drivers who appreciate stylish design but require saloon practicality.
Before the introduction of the Audi A5, the BMW 3 series always got the marks for the “best drivers car” in the class, but Audi really do challenge this with the A5 as they have created a chassis that somehow harmoniously fuses the driver and the car together with the road. From the high-tech steering and suspension design to the unsurpassed interior quality, the Audi A5 is a true drivers car and one that even the incredible BMW 4 Series can not contend with.
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