A technological masterpiece, the 2008 Audi A5 impressed us during its week-long stay in our test fleet. We have praise for the LED headlamps, well-appointed interior, and even Audi’s MMI interface.
It’s probably better looking than the Infiniti and BMW, completely obliterates them in headlight awesomeness, and covers any bet the BMW or Infiniti make on interior airiness. Our model had the automatic Tiptronic transmission—a very nice six-speed that is a good daily driver option.
I wrote last week that the BMW M3 was the perfect car. I feel as if I could say the same about the Audi A5, however it’s perfect in a different way. The A5 looks good, perhaps even better than we think. Drive past an intersection and heads turn to follow your path. Driving through neighborhoods, kids playing on lawns stop and stare and point. Maybe it’s the shape of the body, the sweet propeller blade-like wheels, or the unique LED headlamps—the car delivered a lot more curb appeal than I expected. More, even, than the M3 Coupe and M3 Sedan.
Driving felt great. It’s an Audi—no complaints there.
Source: Winding Road