The brake pedal goes to work at the top of its swing and is calibrated to deliver predictable stopping force for each incremental increase in pressure. If your lifestyle hungers for low-key elegance, this A5 delivers. Six-cylinder options are dual-clutch only. Car would not go in reverse. What do you think about automakers veering away from manual to focus solely on automatic transmissions? So why did Audi kill off the standard transmission from the A4 and A5? It's the same story for the A5 coupe, which will also be automatic-only for its next model year. And although its roofline suggests otherwise, this coupe will accommodate four adults on date night. Dial in more steering lock and the rears begin drifting wide half a step after the fronts.
Judder would get worse as car warmed up. Clearly, those growing up and out of rowdy V-8 coupes have never had it so good. The six-speed was offered only with Quattro all-wheel drive and the standard 252-hp 2. You can bomb around town expeditiously because the engine is quiet at work, the tires never shriek, and body roll is so tightly contained. In our testing, sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 5. Turns out that the throwout bearing, sleeve, and lever arm was prematurely worn out.
While the turbocharged, intercooled, and direct-injected 2. The listed competitors all were rear-drive, and three were equipped with manual transmissions. The Continental ContiSportContact 5P radials hung tight on the skidpad to the tune of 0. Wheelbase and overall length are a touch longer, while height is the same and width is down by a mere 0. At least Audi is nurturing the A5 family with and editions, plus due next year to backstop the currently available.
Chris Doane Automotive Car and Driver The only good news for enthusiasts is that numerous manual-transmission 2018 A4s and A5s can still be found in dealership inventories nationwide. Many dashboard indicators illuminated, indicating not safe to drive. While panel gaps and overall interior quality were flawless in our test car, in terms of design, this A5 is more a placeholder than a great stride forward rivaling those Audi has achieved in the past. High-mounted switches on the front bucket seats release the backrests and power the front seats to their forward stops. As before, Quattro all-wheel drive is standard, and buyers may choose between a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with three operating modes and paddle shifters. Lower down the spectrum, fans of the Volkswagen Group can specify the Golf and Jetta with a six-speed stick shift.
The clutch sensor would sometimes not acknowledge that the pedal was depressed when starting the car. Body roll is tightly constrained, yet the wheels never go stiff-legged over bumps and swells. Dropping one gear from the automatic transmission, adopting new aluminum front-suspension components, and other measures yielded a 65-pound weight savings over a similarly equipped. Had to replace computer and recalibrate. Audi claims the new multilink front suspension improves steering precision and that weight has been methodically trimmed throughout the car. . Going Deeper The best stuff is inside.
Some staff members felt the matte-black leather and plastic surfaces accented by strategic bits of polished, knurled, or etched metal lacked warmth. Its combination of lighter weight, more power, and greater torque multiplication in the first three gears clipped more than a second from both the 6. Before the rolls into dealerships later in the year, customers in the market for the six-speed manual can hope to get one straight from the dealer lot with Quattro all-wheel drive and the 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While some sports coupes are a spectacle even at modest velocities, this silver bullet vectors through traffic like an unmarked patrol car. As you might have expected, Audi is citing low customer demand as the reason for killing the stick-shift option.
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