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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Audi A5 Coupe (07-16) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £25,700 - £42,660
Used price £2,400 - £21,195
Used monthly cost From £60 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £20 - £340
Insurance group 25 - 37 How much is it to insure?


  • Comfortable
  • Very well built
  • Understated looks
  • Good choice of engines


  • Isn't as sparkling to drive as some alternatives
  • Limited legroom in the back

Audi A5 Coupe rivals

Written by David Ross on

Sleek and elegant German coupes are nothing new, though the A5 is the first of this size that Audi has built in a long time. It’s a good all-round package that comes close to matching the BMW 3-Series Coupe and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe with a fine range of engines, a high quality interior and an enjoyable driving experience.

The options

Things can be a little stingy in the equipment department and you will want to opt for the higher specification models. As usual with Audi models, buyers need to be careful about piling on the options – there are plenty of them to choose from – as this will push the price up fairly quickly. Choose the right combination, however, and the A5 Coupe will be comfortable convertible with plenty of useful bits of kit on offer. It may not be a radical departure for Audi in terms of styling, but it looks purposeful nonetheless. A superb grand tourer, there's also a high performance version in the form V8-powered S5 - covered in a separate review - but it's the excellent diesels which make the most sense thanks to their blend of punchy performance and good economy.

Engine line-up

The engine choice in the Audi A5 Coupe is varied with some excellent petrol engines with good performance as well as more economical but punchy diesel offerings too. Starting the range is the 1.8-litre TFSI, a turbocharged petrol engine that produces 168bhp. Added to the car for the A5 range’s when the car was face lifted in 2011, despite the engine replacing a larger 2.0-litre the turbocharger means performance is excellent and even accelerates with ease in top gear. The highlight of the diesel engines is definitely the 3.0-litre TDI, which makes 242bhp. Despite the hefty amount of power and punchy performance, emissions of just 129g/km mean that road and company car tax are relatively low while the manufacturer claims it is also capable of achieving a rather useful 58mpg.

New engine offers Ultra efficiency

In 2015 a new Ultra efficient 2-litre diesel engine was added to the line-up. Audi say it is good for 67.3mpg and produces 109g/km of CO2. Despite its green credentials, the new engine is marginally faster to 62mph.

So is this a perfect grand tourer or a less practical and useful version of the A5 Saloon? To see how the sleeker two-door model fares read on for the full Audi A5 Coupe review.

Audi A5 Coupe rivals

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