Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4

Audi A5 Coupe S Line  rear 2020

Parkers VerdictShould you buy an Audi A5 Coupe?

Sensibly keeping many of the striking details of the original A5 Coupe, the second-generation model has evolved into a handsome two-door that turns heads on the road without being overwrought or garishly detailed. Inside it sets new benchmarks for automotive interior quality without losing core ergonomic requirements; the substance behind the style makes the A5 an accomplished long-distance companion regardless of engine choice.

And there comes our point. When a car is as accomplished as the A5 Coupe, it’s hard to choose a bad one. Some of the more extreme colour options may limit resale in future, but every engine and trim level has significant appeal, especially compared with more limited ranges such as that of the Lexus RC.

Which version is best for you?

Sticking to more down to earth models, the sweet spots lie with the 40 TDI diesel or 40 TFSI petrol. The 40 TDI Quattro is hard to ignore as an all rounder, with its diesel economy when cruising, all-wheel drive traction and impressive mid-range torque.

We’d recommend the diesel if you spend more than half your time on the motorway, while the petrol is silky smooth, surprisingly economical and very relaxing indeed.

Porsche input on the RS 5 contributes to the fastest model's astonishingly rapid pace and efficiency, though it's a little too capable to be truly fun on the road - at least in the UK. It is, however, a highly rational choice for supercar-style performance you can live with daily.

Whichever version of the A5 you choose, there's a high-quality interior with enough room for four (just), a large boot and a large selection of engines and trim levels to choose from. It doesn't have the driver appeal of the BMW 4 Series, but its muscular looks and significant kerb appeal will perhaps matter more to potential buyers.