2012 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI review notes – Autoweek

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2012 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI notes

The 2012 Audi A5 2.0 is a great looking vehicle and out — and it’s capable of anything daily driving can at it to boot. Photo by Audi.

The A5 drove briskly thanks to its manual transmission, which the driver to make the most out of its 2.0-liter inli Photo by

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR JAKE I have been a growing fan of for years and I really liked the A5 when it was released. The four have kept the hype releasing one great car after for the past few years. This be the best-looking car in the stable besides the R8 .

I say enough about this with its power and fuel I’d bet you could keep it 30 mpg for a long trip if you’re normally. But if you want to get going a stop, there’s plenty of for that.

This should be the model, but when you add the Premium MMI and Sports package you tack on $6,000. Knock a few of those off and you be out of the dealership at less than The base BMW 3-series lines up with it at $38,700 before

I noticed a few things on the interior I particularly liked. The armrest covers the cupholders is one. I hiding cubbies when not in use, and the visor mirror.

I it down and over on the way to work morning.

I did have a little getting comfortable in the seat. The pedal has a long way to go so you need to up towards the wheel. But even it’s pushed all the way in my arms feel a little cramped.

I I remember people complaining of the thing in our long-term S4. With a more seat time it get better.

NEWS EDITOR MIGLIORE: The 2012 Audi A5 is one of the combinations of personal luxury and on the market. The reflexes and the looks are and the price is reasonable.

The view the driver’s seat is pitch-perfect for a man of my which is average. The seats are comfy and well-designed. Everything on the is within reasonable reach and the stick shift is nicely The gauges are clear, handsome and to read, and the materials throughout are albeit a bit bland.

That’s my one main quibble the car: cabins have so good, this lair a little pedestrian. Simple, and there’s nothing wrong it. Yet I’ve been in range of lately with more interiors than this at a of price points.

The A5 drives thanks to the manual which the operator to wring every drop out of the 211-hp turbo The throws are true, clutch is good, and the feedback and interactive are precisely what an enthusiast The power is adequate.

The torque a difference, but a touch more would be fine with me. that’s why they make an S5 .

The is well-sorted, comfy and sporty to keep you on your toes. a coupe, it has excellent proportions and smartly through maneuvers.

my favorite part of this is its elegant fashion sense. to stern it’s laid out in a sleek manner that athletic and artistic, and still a sophisticated form of …

EXECUTIVE EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: I the A5 was designed with baseball transport in mind, but that’s the which I assigned it. I enjoyed a commute home from the which allowed plenty of to sample the car’s sporty flawless powertrain (love stick and turbo boosted and perfect driving position.

Once home, the A5 took on duty, consuming baseball gear, ball buckets and bat into the trunk while three players and one dad/coach in the seat. Surprisingly, even these are high school-aged everyone fit without any complaint for the trip to the local ball Powering the front seats made for easy access to the seats, at least for the nimble

With a full load on the A5 remained a strong runner and exhibit any significant change in control.

ROAD TEST JONATHAN WONG: The Audi A5/S5 has one of my favorite vehicles to come out the past few years. It delivers on all the fronts for me with clean, looks, a comfortable interior, handling reflexes and sufficient

However, the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz coupe has made things because both entry-level used turbocharged four-cylinder and both are handsome little Since BMW hasn’t released the 3-series coupe, I’ll stick with talking the Audi and Benz.

If you compare the prices for the 2012 models, are real close with the beginning at $37,975 and the Benz at $38,125. The A5 has a 2.0-liter turbo with 211-hp and 258 lb-ft of while the C250 uses a turbo four-cylinder with and 229 lb-ft of torque. So the four hold a small advantage the three-pointed star in the output and pricing.

Another big win for the Audi to me is that the A5 is with a six-speed manual while the only gearbox you can get in the is the seven-speed automatic. For the record, the auto is a good box, but no manual. In a sporty coupe always going to want a for a more involving experience. And the manual is a good one with shift action with a tad throws.

The clutch is light and to work, which is also

There’s good power the turbocharged four that we see in a ton of products. Peak torque is from just 1,500 rpm and is consistent pull throughout the Throttle response is decent for rev matching for downshifts and pedal is excellent for how I drive.

Audi are among my favorites with side support, and cabin are all top-notch. All the materials look and feel nice, and controls for and climate functions are intuitive. did a great job on the C-class’ interior but I still prefer the Audi’s

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Throw the A5 around and the chassis nicely. There’re 19-inch tires on our test car that helps matters, but even the body is well controlled turns with a healthy of grip available. When going for it, the front end will but for street use the A5 is all you’ll need. composure doesn’t come at the of ride quality even on lower profile tires.

not too stiffly sprung, so the suspension damps out ruts just and the interior is well insulated road and wind noise. The change I would make is to the It’s responsive, but could use a bit weight tuned into it.

all that, I would still the Audi A5 over the newer C250 coupe. The Benz is a car, too, but the four-cylinder very responsive from a doesn’t offer a manual and doesn’t look quite as as the Audi. It’s been a few since I’ve been in the though.

I think we would be served doing a back-to-back the two.

2012 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI

price: $37,975

As-tested $47,680

Drivetrain: 2.0-liter I4; AWD, six-speed manual

211 hp @ 4,300 rpm, 258 lb-ft @ rpm

Curb weight: 3,583 lb

economy (EPA/ AW ): 25/21.3 mpg

Premium Plus package Audi xenon plus lighting, LED daytime running and taillights, auto-dimming interior with compass, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, convenience heated front seats driver memory, three-zone control ($3,900), Audi MMI plus including MMI #8220;high#8221; panel, CD/DVD player and HD color driver information HDD Navi with voice ($2,000); Sport package front sport seats 4-way power lumbar, 10-spoke design wheels, suspension, 3-spoke steering ($1,000), Bang Olufsen system ($850), 19-inch Y-design with summer ($800), Audi advanced key Monsoon gray metallic ($475), polished exhaust ($130)

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