2011 Audi A5 Review and Prices
About 2011 Audi A5
The 2011 Audi A5 will be the first full sized coupe from the German automaker following the release of the Audi 100, since most of the succeeding releases were mostly sedans. Thus, this all new model is being marketed as a four-seater with lots of new promises up ahead for loyal fans of the Audi lineup.
There are two choices of basic line packages for the 2011 Audi A5. The first one is the S line sports package plus that offers vehicles with a sporty suspension and a choice between an 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels or 19-inch alloy wheels with 20-spokes. You can also get one that comes with 20-inch wheels and 7-twin-spoke design. The inside of this vehicle is quite consistent and has become somewhat of a benchmark for the Audi models. It comes with leather upholstery and trimmings that is standard across all trim versions, the automatic climate control, Multi Media interface system, among other interior features. In terms of the passenger comfort, some issues might be resolved such as the low seating position on the driver’s seat, as well as limited legroom and headroom for the passengers.
The heart of the 2011 Audi A5 is in its powertrain performance, though. You can choose between the 2.0T or V6 engine to equip this vehicle with. Either choice will not deliver the same quality as a high performance vehicle, but majority of that could be due to the heavy weight of the vehicle body. Nonetheless, you will find the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to be quit powerful as it can offer a maximum of 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft torque. Meanwhile, the optional 3.2 liter V6 engine can produce up to 265 horsepower and 243 lb-ft torque. There are two choices for transmission system – six-speed manual and six-speed automatic.
When it comes to fuel economy rating, 2011 Audi A5 is pretty remarkable, especially for the 2.0T engine. Exact details for the EPA rating on this model has yet to be released but you can expect the ratings to not be too high, especially when compared to its competitors due to the increase in vehicle body weight.
Pro’s of 2011 Audi A5
*It delivers extreme precision on the road;
*The handling of this vehicle is superb;
*Steering is speed-sensitive and highly responsive;
*First rate accleleration capacity;
*Exceptional engine quality and fuel economy;
*Good combination of power, luxury and technology.
Con’s of 2011 Audi A5
*Cramped backseat takes away comfort level;
*Limited headroom and legroom;
*Automatic transmission is not very good;
*The drive style is not suited for everyone.
The exact pricing details on the 2011 Audi A5 is not officially out yet. However, the base price has been revealed and is expected to range between $36,500 to $44,000. Hence, this model is well outside the budget of practical buyers looking to purchase a vehile for regular and daily transportation.
The Bottom Line
There might be some issues plaguing the 2011 Audi A5 but it does deliver for an efficient ride. In fact, the ride quality is noteworthy and is a crucial component when you plan to buy a vehicle for regular or daily use.