The Audi is on a high these days and the luxury car brand is busy rolling out new green technology models and it is also revamping existing popular models, one of them is the new 2018 Audi A5. You can buy the A5 Coupe or the Sportback, based on your preference and budget. Both models justify the price tags and leave most segment rivals biting the dust.
2018 Audi A5 – Aggressive and Stylish Design
Both the 2018 Audi A5 Coupe and Sportback are stylish vehicles. While the A5 Sportback is modeled on the company’s A4 sedan it lacks the three-box sedan styling. It is more spacious than the predecessor. The exterior design style is sharp. The A5 Coupe is also stylish but it is a tad less spacious than the Sportback inside. The Coupe and Sportback models both come in three trims- Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.
The A5 Sportback offers slightly more legroom and headroom than the A5 coupe version. So, tall passengers will feel more at ease inside the Sportback model. The Sportback also trims the Coupe sibling in cargo space department. The default cargo capacity is 21.8 cu ft. Both models have lavishly designed cabins with top ergonomics. You get wood and chrome trim inside in abundance and it is hard to locate cheap plastic parts.
Safety Features and Amenities
Like any car from Audi stable, the 2018 A5 Coupe and Sportback models are laden with enough safety features and amenities. The Premium trim gets features like 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, xenon headlights, keyless entry, sunroof, automatic wipers, 3-zone automatic climate control, selectable drive modes, auto-dimming rearview mirror and leather upholstery. It also gets 7-inch infotainment display to control Audi’s MMI interface, HD radio and the rearview camera. Safety features include electronic stability control, TPMS, Anti-lock brakes, airbags and vehicle immobilizer.
In the Premium Plus trim you get LED headlights, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming exterior mirror, Audi’s Connect Care service, satellite radio, and heated front seats. You also get safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear collision mitigation.
The top end prestige trim adds digital instrument panel, parking camera system, 8.3-inch infotainment display and Bang & Olufsen audio system with 19 speakers. You may opt for the heated steering wheel, ventilated sports seats and 20-inch wheels.
TFSI Engine Under the Hood
Both the 2018 Audi A5 Coupe and Sportback models are powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that makes 252 HP. It is clubbed with a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch gearbox. The Engine is powerful and getting a surge of acceleration even with full load is not a problem. The cabin remains quiet thanks to Audi’s implementation on noise insulating materials and tech in the cabin.
Availability and Price of the 2018 Audi A5
Both 2018 Audi A5 Coupe and Sportback models will be released in a couple of months. The base trim price begins at $44.000 approx.
The 2018 Audi A5 Coupe and Sportback are aimed at buyers who want stylish and powerful vehicles. The models have excellent safety features and included amenities are also satisfying. Coupled with stunning design, the new A5 models are all set to scorch the roads.