The A5, Audi’s AWD sports coupe based on the A4 sedan, was the perfect way to end 2008. With its sexy styling, new Modular Longitudinal Platform (MLP), and Audi technology under the hood, it was hard to resist. We tested the 6-speed automatic option with paddle shifters paired to the entry level V6 that produced 265 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 243 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm. While you will be putting premium gas in to power the Audi A5, don’t worry about the bill too much because you’ll be getting a respectable 27 mpg highway and 18 mpg city.
The base price for the A5 starts around $41,200 but even with our $3k+ S-line trim package that added great interior touches like brushed aluminum inserts and black headliner, navigation, a sunroof, and other goodies, the price was still a moderate $52,140.