Consumer Reviews Summary
8 of 9 (88%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Audi A5 Overview
Audi’s coupe/cabriolet is back for more, and the 2012 A5 still offers refined elegance in a sporty package. You’ll find a few changes here and there from the previous year's model, especially in the front, but it’s apparent that Audi is trying to avoid fixing things that aren’t broken.
All trims of the 2012 A5 are powered by a 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 258 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission options are the same as the previous year’s, including a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic with Tiptronic®. The A5 coupe is the only car in its class to have standard all-wheel drive (the Cabriolet has front-wheel drive standard).
Fuel economy is another category that hasn’t changed much, with the 2012 A5 clocking in at 21-22 mpg city and 29-31 mpg highway.
When it comes to exterior changes, the updated wider, aggressive looking front end is immediately noticeable. The 2012 A5 features reshaped air inlets, completely redesigned headlights, and a chiseled hood. All of these design elements focus your attention to the front of the car and give the A5 a powerful, yet classy appearance. The lower lip of the rear bumper gets a slight facelift as well. The A5 comes stock with 18’’ all-season tires, but you can purchase 19’’ summer performance tires in a sport package.
The 2012 Audi A5 features a tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel and a refrigerated glove box, two things you won’t find in the 2011 A5. All trims of the A5 come with cruise control, a leather steering-wheel with Bluetooth® and audio controls, a tilting glass panorama sunroof, leather seats, power windows, and automatic climate control. The A5 can also be equipped with a proximity key entry system, allowing you to enter your car without having to use a physical key.
Audi’s MMI® (Multi Media Interface) now features 40 GB of internal storage and an NVIDIA graphics chip when you opt for the navigation plus package. A music interface with iPod®/iPhone® integration is also available at the base trim and standard in higher trims.
You’ll find six standard airbags in the A5; including a seat-mounted side airbags and Sideguard® head curtain airbags (not found on the cabriolet). Rear acoustic parking sensors are available in higher trims, while all trims come fitted with electronic stability control, an alarm system, and brake assist.
The 2012 Audi A5 is more than ready to tackle the new model year with a reliable engine, updated technology, and a new look. Expect the Audi A5 to give the BMW 3-series and the Infiniti G37 a real run for their money.