The Audi A5 is a compact executive sedan produced by Audi, a German automobile manufacturer. The sedan first made its debut in 2007 and it marked the Audi return to compact executive coupes since the Audi 80 based coupe models which ended production in 1996. Once the luxury sedan came out, it was praised for its design, build quality, performance, and all wheel drive system. It is constantly favorably viewed by the majority of automotive reviews and was Appraised for a rarely seen example of an excellent all round niche car it has been said that the Audi A5 coupe is the most beautiful design ever.
The Audi A5 is sleek inside and out. This beauty of a sedan does not disappoint. From its looks, to its performance, to its safety features, this luxury sedan will give you an opulent feel for a reasonable price. The Audi A5s include the coupe, cabriolet, and "Sportback" (a five-door liftback with a fastback roofline) version of the Audi A4 saloon and estate models. This luxury sedan is a member of the B-platform series of vehicles, sharing its platform designation with the A4 saloon and Avant. The first generation A5 (Type 8T) is therefore a member of the B8 family, whilst the second generation model (Type 8W6) is based on the B9. Both are derived from the Volkswagen MLB (Modular Longitudinal Matrix) architecture. Both the Audi A5 and the S5 Cabriolet (convertible/cabriolet) production began in the beginning of 2009. The A5 Cabriolet included a fabric roof as opposed to a retractable hardtop as on the Volkswagen Eos. The engine ranges are same as contemporary A5 coupé models, but S5 Cabriolet came with a 3.0 TFSI V6 supercharged engine. As for the A5 Sportback, this classy vehicle sports four frameless doors and a long, tapering fastback like roofline, giving it a "four door coupé like" appearance. It does share a lot of exterior cues with the A5 coupé, however the sedan's interior is similar to the A4 saloon. All A5 models do have the same platform as the A4, but the Sportback is closer in design to the A4 than the rest of the A5 family.