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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Audi A5

Audi A5 2012

For drivers who want a comfortable ride, expert handling and luxurious amenities, the 2012 Audi A5 will certainly fit the bill. Designed for performance and to deliver a gorgeous look, this model offers an array of options and features that stand up to the competition.

Key Features

Whether you want a classic design or the convertible option, each model is packed with features such as leather upholstery; alloy wheels, optional sport suspension and auto-dim mirrors. Throw in the four-cylinder turbocharged standard engine and the optional manual or automatic, adjustable drivetrain and all-wheel or front-wheel drive options and you have a car for nearly every driver.

Changes for 2012

The Cabriolet model features 15-spoke, 18-inch wheels, while the Coupe sports 10-spoke V 18-inch wheels. The S line also received updates with improved interior detail and a sportier look and feel.

What We Like

The lightweight aluminum chassis and refined handling make the 2012 Audi A5 fun and comfortable to drive. We also like the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that offers plenty of power and acceptable fuel economy, while the dual-clutch S-tronic transmission ensures there is plenty of power and efficiency on the road. Both the Coupes and the Cabriolets offer many standard features, offering drivers the luxury they want without requiring a ton of upgrades, while the overall design and finish deliver a vehicle that looks great and maintains a sportier appearance than others in the class.

What Concerns Us

While there is plenty to love about the Audi A5, those with the available funds will have their choice of stiff competition in the class. On the downside, some of the onboard controls are just a bit confusing until you’ve gotten used to them.

Available Models

There are three models available in the 2012 Audi A5, and all make use of the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder I-4 engine that comes standard. The Quattro Cabriolet delivers 21/29 mpg city/highway, the Quattro Coupe slides in at 21/31 mpg and the FrontTrak Cabriolet offers 22/30 mpg. Each model delivers 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, providing the power you want, without requiring the skills of a racecar driver to enjoy it.

Major Recalls

There are no major recalls for the 2012 Audi A5. However, there are more than 40 service bulletins that have been issued. At this time, none of the bulletins have resulted in damage to the vehicle.

Common Issues

There are no commonly reported issues with this vehicle.

Audi A5 2012 interior

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