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Audi A5 review - sharply-styled coupe is a big upgrade from old model - Page 7: Design

Correctly specced, the A5 is a decent package for keen drivers and a genuine rival to the BMW 4-series

Evo rating
from £30,700
  • Looks, interior, decent everyday usability
  • Requires active chassis to make the most of ride and handling


Unmistakably Audi, the A5’s design is very similar to the outgoing model. That’s no bad thing, as it retains a stylish, sleek silhouette, but owners of the previous-generation model may have been hoping for more of an upgrade.

The A5’s ‘face’ is more chiselled than before, and the sharp-edged Audi grille sits well on the front, flanked by aggressive-looking headlights and foglight surrounds. Sharp-edged lines running down the flanks of the car make it look wide and low – helped by the long wheelbase and low, sloping roofline.

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