2018 Audi A5 Coupe | Cabriolet | Sportback Model Overview

Audi A5 Coupe | Cabriolet | Sportback Model Overview

About the 2018 A5 Series

There's three personalities to choose from in the 2018 A5 series -- Coupe, Cabriolet and Sportback. All three are powered by an updated 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, now pumping out 252 hp and mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. All versions of the A5 come standard with Audi's quattroⓇ All-Wheel Drive system.

Starting at $42,800 MSRP, the A5 Coupe has an amenity-filled interior including a panoramic sunroof and an all-new exterior. The A5 Coupe, like most Audi models, comes in three trim levels ranging from Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige models.

You can enjoy those sunny days in the A5 Cabriolet with its 252 horsepower engine and retractable roof. This convertible gains a fancy microphone that's integrated into the seat belts for carrying on Bluetooth phone conversations -- even with the top down. Plus, Audi Smartphone Interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ come standard.

The A5 Sportback is the newest addition to the A5 family. The most noticeable difference between the Sportback and its 2-door siblings lies in the rear doors and the big hatch at the rear which makes the 17 cubic-foot cargo hold more accessible than it is in the Coupe or Convertible versions.

What the Critics Say

"Beneath its redrawn skin, the A5 Cabriolet reduces vehicle weight by nearly 90 pounds. It also incorporates reinforcements that raise the already impressive torsional rigidity by 40 percent compared to their predecessors. Combined with the revised suspension and steering systems culled from the Coupe, the 2018 Cabriolet promises to be even more engaging under all conditions." - Kelley Blue Book (KBB)

"We have driven virtually all other models on this platform, and we expect that the A5 Sportback will be among the best-handling and sportiest models in its class." - Car and Driver"The new A5 Coupe is as much as 130 pounds lighter than the previous model and it's immediately apparent on the road. Audi has risen to the usually difficult challenge of simultaneously improving both ride and handling.." - Road & Track

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A5 Series Features

Elegant Design

A5 Coupe

The athletic appearance of the A5 Coupe is supported by the SingleframeⓇ grille, the iconic full LED headlights and LED taillights. The tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof offers both the front and rear passengers a virtually unobstructed overhead view while flooding the cabin with natural light.

A5 Cabriolet

For 2018, the wheelbase of the A5 Cabriolet has grown by 0.6 inch while the overall length has grown by 1.9 inches. Inside, it gains more front shoulder room and rear legroom. The fabric top can be conveniently lowered in 15 seconds and closed in 18 seconds while the car is moving at speeds of up to 31 mph.

A5 Sportback

"The A5 Sportback presents a stylish alternative to the familiar proportions of a sedan. Like the A7 before it, the A5 Sportback should continue the redemption of the hatchback in the United States." - Car & Driver

Smart Technology

The A5 series has ample supply of modern technology. Available Audi Virtual Cockpit is a fully digital 12.3-inch information cluster that communicates information such as available navigation, audio and compatible phone and offers Google Street View™or Google Earth™ screen options. Available MMIⓇ touch is new to the A5 family. This handwriting-recognition technology allows the driver to "write" their entry rather than selecting letters or numbers making it easier to navigate maps.

Driver Assistance Systems

The available safety systems in the A5 series will give you an extra set of eyes in any driving situation. Available Rear Cross Traffic Assist uses optical warnings and radar sensors to alert you of approaching vehicles and available Audi Pre SenseⓇ city not only detects cornering and stationary vehicles and pedestrians, but can warn you of an imminent collision.

Three A5 Personalities

A5 Coupe

  • Starting at $42,800 MSRP
  • Standard 2.0-liter TFSIⓇ with quattroⓇ All-Wheel Drive
  • Available Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • Standard Audi Smartphone Interface Including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Available MMIⓇ Navigation Plus with MMIⓇ Touch with Handwriting-Recognition Technology
  • Standard Audi Pre SenseⓇ Basic and Audi Pre SenseⓇ City

A5 Cabriolet

  • Starting at $49,600 MSRP
  • Sharp Lines and Flatter, Widened SingleframeⓇ Grille
  • Leather-Wrapped Gear Selector
  • Acoustic Folding Roof Folds at Speeds Up To 31 MPH
  • Available Rear Cross Traffic Assist
  • Redesigned 3D LED Taillights with Dynamic Rear Turn Signals

A5 Sportback

  • Starting at 42,600 MSRP
  • Expansive Wraparound Dash with Larger Infotainment Center Display
  • Elongated Power Dome Hood and Flatter, Widened SingleframeⓇ Grille
  • 2.0-liter TFSIⓇ with quattroⓇ All-Wheel Drive
  • 0 to 60 acceleration in 5.7 seconds
  • Available Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • Split Folding 40/20/40 Rear Seatbacks