2016 Audi A5 Automatic Review – Never Goes Out of Fashion

The 2016 Audi A5 Automatic has been around for almost 8 years and 2016 marks the last run of the current generation with 2017 introducing the next generation A5. Despite its age, the A5 still looks as good as ever especially with minor cosmetic updates like an article of clothing that never goes out of style, it only requires sharper edges, and trendier aesthetics to keep up with the times but it’s still the same type of clothing.

2016 Audi A5 Automatic Review - Never Goes Out of Fashion

Great Performance and a Super Cabin Defines the 2016 Audi A5 Automatic

The 2016 Audi A5 Automatic has lines and proportions that go together so well it looks like the car will age like fine wine. It’s simple, yet at the same time evokes some feeling of quality, class, and performance. Front end includes LED DRLs, the new angular grille design, as well as cosmetically-discrete safety features such as radars, sonar, and cameras. The sides are clean with subtle lines that when hit by light, the light and shadow showcase the vehicle’s gorgeous contours. At the back is also nice and clean with the tail light LEDs giving off an eerie glow. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2-liter four cylinder putting out 220hp at a rev-happy 6000rpm with 258lb-ft of torque available at 1500rpm for easy city cruising.

The materials in the cabin are fit for entry level luxury vehicles. Trim includes wood, with piano black inlays depending on what you tick in the options list, the interior can be customized to some extent that will make your 2016 A5 Automatic unique. Interior space is great considering it’s a coupe on a mid-sized sedan chassis, legroom is good with the front featuring sport buckets with micro suede materials. Rear seat space is limited to two people with the middle being used as a storage cubby and the front center armrest rest extends all the way to the middle “seat” giving zero legroom for those seeking to fit three people at the back.

Even if the 2016 Audi A5 Automatic isn’t an S5 or RS5, performance is still great because it’s engineered to be driven on the Autobahn where the brakes perform quite excellently despite the weight of the A5. 0-60 Acceleration is clocked in at 6.1 seconds and it corners well thanks to Quattro AWD. For city cruising the stock setup on the A5 is good offering a comfortable ride without numbing the experience and it pulls out of traffic without any difficulty considering the 3713lb curb weight.


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