2011 Audi A5 Review

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The Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet bear one of the most elegant bodies in autodom, and drive with a light, easy touch.

Walter d’Silva, Audi’s head designer, once called his A5 the most beautiful car he’d ever drawn. If you take that as fact, is there any way to top it?

The only thing we can think of is to de-top it. The best way to improve on the sensual 2011 Audi A5 Coupe is to turn it into an open-air Cabriolet, in our opinion. And given the choice, the convertible is the way we'd go when spending more than $40,000 on a luxury two-door from Audi.

In either body style, the A5 comports itself well. It's a boulevard cruiser at heart, with a light touch to its controls and a well-organized, finely built cabin. It's cozy enough for two adults and lots of weekend bags, though adding another couple for a cross-town trip isn't out of the question. But as a convertible, it shines: the top lowers quickly, or rises to the occasion of keeping passengers well-insulated from sun or rain. It loses some of the polished surfaces of the hardtop, and still the Cabriolet does a better job of entertaining its wards. Two of them, at least, since the back seat gets even smaller when the roof removal project is complete.

The turbocharged four-cylinder common to all A5s also earns fuel economy numbers that keep it within psychological grasp for shoppers lurching toward higher-mileage choices. There's no diesel or hybrid available, but EPA ratings in the high 20-mpg range give the A5 enough cover to substitute for thirstier, more overtly sporting two-doors.

It's well-equipped in base form, and has a full set of options to entertain drivers, including a new HD Radio option for the 2011 model year. The big omission from the 2011 A5's features list probably is a great-weather guarantee. Let us know when you find that one, will you?

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April 28, 2015
2015 Audi A5 2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus

Glad we bought this car over others like BMW and Mercedes.

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The Audi A5 cabriolet feels like a safe and substantial car. Acceleration is fine for any travel requirement but definitely not to be confused with a performance car. The handling and ride are both excellent... + More »
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April 19, 2015
For 2015 Audi A5

Love my A5 Cab

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I located a CPO 2015 A5 Cabriolet with less than 2K miles and picked it up a few weeks ago. The car is Cuvee Silver with a Brown Top and Brown/Black interior. It looks and drives amazing...a significant... + More »
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April 17, 2015
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great car for an exciting driving experience.

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Fun car to drive. Great interior, excellent handling. Stunning body lines.
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