If you want a smooth, economical, cruisey auto, choose this smaller 2.7 V6 diesel with the Multitronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. Other than the 3.2 FSI petrol, it’s the only automatic A5.
My editor has just walked past my screen and said “Bill, you’re obsessing about that car.” He’s right. I am. I like it too much. And I hope other people out there share the obsession. For me, the A5 is the best Audi of all. And with a chunky diesel/auto combination like this, it remains true to its indomitable, low-slung stance.