The 2009 Audi A5 is a luxury sport coupe that will get you noticed when you’re driving down the street. The A5 is known for its handling and performance, as well as its luxurious interior. It offers the comfort, style and technological gadgets that Audi driver’s desire. The 2009 Audi A5 received Automobile magazine’s 2009 Design of the Year award.
Equipped with a 3.2-liter 265 hp V-6 engine and a six-speed manual transmission, the 2009 Audi A5 offers all-wheel-drive in both a manual and a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission.
The S Line package adds a sports suspension, Alcantara seat inserts, upgraded racing seats, paddle shifters (for automatic transmission), and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Audi Drive Select package allows the driver to customize the driving experience by choosing either: Comfort, Auto or Dynamic settings.
The Audi A5 may not be the fastest coupe on the block, but it has many of the features that make it a desirable choice.
Body styles: Coupe
Engines: 3.2-liter V-6 engine
Transmissions: Six-speed manual, six-speed shiftable automatic
- The 2009 Audi A5 coupe offers new electronic equipment this year.
- Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning system with backup camera and parking assist, as well as Audi Drive Select are now available.
- Audi Drive Select lets the driver control the suspension, transmission shifting, steering response and engine response by selecting from one of four driving settings: Automatic
- Comfort or Dynamic. These settings offer 27 separate driving configurations.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, and rear defogger. Optional equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, self-opening trunk lid, bi-xenon headlights, Audi Side Assist (blind-spot warning), and a rearview camera with parking assist.
The 2009 Audi A5’s interior is well-appointed and filled with all of the high-tech gadgets and systems that drivers want. Its leather and wood trim offer an opulence that sets the A5 apart from other coupes. The Audi MMI (Multi Media Interface) is designed to allow you to control several electronic systems from a single control knob.
The leather upholstery is well-made; the seats are positioned lower; the back seats may not be roomy enough, and headroom may not be adequate, for adults. Back seat passengers have their own climate controls on the center console. With the rear seat folded down, the Audi A5 offers 16.1 cu ft of cargo space, making packing for your weekend getaway a breeze.
Performance & Handling
The 2009 Audi A5 is a sport coupe - it’s not a performance sports car, but it’s not your family sedan, either. The A5 offers responsive handling and good braking. ABS, traction control and stability control help you keep the car under control. The 3.2-liter V-6 engine is responsive; when coupled with the Sports suspension it handles well (though you may feel every pothole). The optional Audi Drive Select system will allow you to customize how the engine, transmission, suspension and steering behave together. The A5 can go from zero to 60 mph in about six seconds.
The Audi A5 is equipped with anti-lock brakes, pre- and post-collision safety systems, as well as front side-mounted airbags and side curtain airbags. Optional Side Assist and PTA packages add parking assist via blind-spot warnings and a backup camera.
EPA Fuel Economy
Audi A5, manual transmission: 16/27 mpg city/highway
Audi A5, automatic transmission: 17/26 mpg city/highway
- Attractive styling
- Ample trunk space
- Transmission options
- Luxury interior
You Won't Like
- Electronic equipment controls can be confusing or hard to get at
- High price when fully equipped
If you’re looking for an attractive sport coupe that will turn heads as well as offer interior opulence and decent performance and handling, all-wheel-drive convenience, and all of the high-tech gadgets you’ve always wanted, then the 2009 Audi A5 is a good choice for you.
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