The new 2018 Audi A5 has a lot to offer especially of you are looking for a luxurious and stylish two-door sedan. Some of its upsides include a standard all-wheel-drive system, a confident handling, classy styling, and a beautifully trimmed cabin. Its release date should be expected before this fall.
A first in the 2018 A5 include Bang & Olufsen sound system, standard Audi Connect online services and S Line package. Also, the optional collision mitigation system has been dropped, as is the Prestige trim model.
The new A5 comes with top-notch features ranging from the subtly sexy exterior to the high-quality cabin. In a nutshell, the new 2018 Audi A5 drives and feels classy. Under its hood, things are still top-rated. It comes with a standard all-wheel-drive system, a turbocharged engine, and a well-tuned suspension system that turn any driving experience into a pleasure cruise.
Add in the convenience and range of comfort features and you’ve got yourself a luxurious car that will undoubtedly revitalize your once boring life. However, despite the praise, not everything in the A5 is bulletproof. It still comes with its own share of downsides including an unremarkable acceleration, it lacks a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity, but you can get the latter at an extra cost (seriously!), and base MMI system has an awkward control layout.
Other better alternatives to consider in the segment include 2018 Audi TT, 2018 BMW 2 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018 and 2018 BMW 4 Series.
Audi A5 – Available Trims
The A5 offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, comes in only two trims: Premium and Premium Plus.
2018 Audi A5 Exterior Review & Interior News
The Premium model comes standard with a tilt-only sunroof, Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic xenon headlights, fender badges and door sill inserts, 18” alloy wheels, split-folding rear seatbacks, a 10-speaker sound system, 10-way power front seat, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, a 6.5” touchscreen interface, automatic climate control system (tri-zone), foglights, and HD and satellite radio.
Picking the Premium Plus model gets you Bang & Olufsen sound system, front heated seats, keyless entry and ignition, driver memory settings, auto-dimming mirrors, and heated exterior mirrors.
Starting off the option list is the MMI Navigation Plus package for the Premium models. It adds DVD/CD player, console mounted controls, a color-driver information system, Audi Connect online services, blind-spot monitor, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and Bluetooth streaming media.
Getting the Sport package gets you a sport steering wheel with shift paddles, 19” wheels, faux-suede upholstery, automatic transmission calibration, a sport-tuned suspension, an aero-body kit, neck-level heating system, gloss black interior trim, throttle and automatic transmission calibration, and front sport seats. Stand-alone options include wood interior trim and various wheel designs.
2018 Audi A5 Engine Specs
A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 220 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque powers the all-wheel-drive 2018 Audi A5. An eight-speed automatic transmission system is standard on the convertible but optional for the coupe, while the six-speed manual transmission system is standard for the coupe.
During our own test drive, the manual-equipped 2018 Audi A5 dashed from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is the class average.
The coupe’s fuel economy ratings stand at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/31/25 mpg for the automatic-equipped 2018 Audi A5.
Safety wise, buyers should expect side curtain airbags, auto-delay off headlamps, daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, ventilated front disc, dual front side-mounted airbags, disk sensing headlamps, turn signal mirrors, 2 rear seat headrests, tire pressure monitoring, post-collision monitoring, a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes, and traction and stability control.
Price & Release Date – 2018 Audi A5
The 2.0T Premium Quattro will cost you an MSRP starting from $40,500, the 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro – an MSRP starting from $42,800, the 2.0T Premium Quattro (convertible) – $47,900, and 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro (convertible) – an MSRP starting from $50,200.
We should expect the vehicle to head to U.S dealerships before this fall.