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2013 Audi A5 2.0T Quattro

Preparing For A Fight Any car tasked with taking on the BMW 3 Series has a tough road ahead of it – both in the showroom and, literally, on the road. Such is the fate the Audi A5 has faced since hitting the scene in 2008, going up against one of the most cheered and revered coupes on the market. To take on BMW's two-door titan (as well as a growing number of luxury coupes), Audi has spent every year since the A5's debut tweaking and changing it, giving the range a lineup of trims and models that has been simplified almost to perfection: Those who desire a great-looking luxury coup... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
211 HP / 258 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$43,635 (as tested)
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