Basically a 2-door version of the A4 3.2 Quattro sedan, the 2009 Audi A5 luxury sport coupe has been upgraded with an electronically adjustable suspension and variable-ratio steering system. The 2009 Audi A5 is powered by a direct-injected 3.2L V6 that generates 265 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift control. EPA fuel-economy estimates are 16 mpg city/27 mpg hwy for manual-shift models, while the automatic-shift models get 17 mpg city/26 mpg hwy. Audi A5 standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, fog lights, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power front seats, leather upholstery and 10-speaker audio system with a 6-CD changer, satellite radio and an auxiliary input jack. Also offered are adaptive cruise control, Audi drive select with adaptive suspension dampers, heated seats, and deluxe navigation system. All in all, the Audi A5 is a gorgeous car.Read more Read less
The 2009 Audi A5 and S5 carry over from their debut in 2008 with few changes. An auxiliary input is standard across both models, while shift paddles are available on the 4.2L S5, but no longer standard on the 3.2L A5. Other changes take place in the options.
Styling; acceleration; room for four; standard quattro all-wheel-drive traction.
The Audi A5 and S5 boast standout styling that's classy, elegant and sporty for 2008. They offer powerful V6 and V8 engines and a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system, which positions them to compete favorably against other sporty luxury coupes. Among high-powered coupes, these models may be one of the best choices for those planning for year-round use in all types of weather.