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Audi A5: 2009 Design of the Year

Audi A5
Automobile Mag has crowned the Audi A5 with the “2009 Design of the Year” award.

Last year, after disputing Volkswagen Group design chief Walter de’Silva’s assertion that Audi’s A5 is his best-ever design, we went on to confirm that he had indeed created a beautiful car. Just how beautiful has been clarified by seeing A5s on the road, but no one really fully appreciates the quality of its total design before driving it.

The first point of appreciation comes when you approach the car, finding it bigger and more substantial than it seemed in static auto-show conditions. The second comes when you open the door to find one of the best interiors offered today, for any car at any price. Audis have had excellent interiors for many years, but the A5 surpasses previous models. A driver senses that a special effort was made just to please him, yet passengers, too, are flattered by the seating comfort and the obvious care in assembling the details. This is clearly a car made for going places, a true grand tourer.

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Source: Automobile Mag