If you’re looking to reward yourself with a luxury coupe or convertible, you’d be hard-pressed to beat the stylish lines of Audi’s A5. Designer Walter d’Silva called it his most beautiful design, and we certainly wouldn’t argue with that point.
The 2012 Audi A5 carries over from 2011 largely unchanged, which means that both coupe and convertible come with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Drivetrain options can be confusing, so they’re best described by model.
The A5 coupe comes standard with quattro all-wheel-drive and a six-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed automatic transmission is an available option, and either choice will yield a 0-60 time just north of 6.5 seconds.
Opt for the A5 convertible, and you’ll get standard front-wheel-drive and a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). No manual transmission is available on the drop-top A5, but...
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