The 2008 Audi A5 is an entry-level luxury coupe. There is only one trim level. This car comes with standard features including eight-way power front seats, fog lights, alloy wheels measuring 18 inches, a ten speaker audio system also including a satellite radio and CD changer, upholstery in leather, automatic climate control, sunroof which can be tilted up, power front seats, etc.
Other exciting features in the Audi A5 include heated seats, keyless ignition, auto dimming mirrors, Bluetooth, alloy wheels measuring 19 inches,bi xenon headlights, parking assist (with rearview camera), a navigation system which is state of art. Audio system is the exclusive Bang & Olufsen with a 505 watt output. This also comes with an interface for the iPod.
A 3.2-liter V6 with direct-injection technology powers the 2008 A5. Output stands at 265 hp and 243 pound-feet of torque. The V6 comes matched to either a manual shift control complemented with an automatic gearbox or a six speed manual with a six speed gear box which is also automatic. Audi claims the manual-transmission A5 will run from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. This car clocked a best timing of 6.4 seconds.
Antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags all come standard. Typically Audi, the cabin is awesome as it is upholstered in leather fitting perfectly on the components and finished with real wood trim. Audi A5 comes with intuitive controls with the help of which you can effortlessly navigate the steepest of turns.
The multi adjusting front seats offer all-day touring comfort. If you opt for the upgraded seats, you have the additional comfort of the lateral support. Two people can sit at the rear. If you are tall, though, you may find sitting on it uncomfortable as there is little leg room. The trunk offers 16.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity which is quite spacious. If you are looking for more storage space, you have the option of flipping down the rear seats.
The 2008 Audi A5 comes with a longer wheel base and consequently lesser mass hanging out over the front tires due to which the steering is more responsive and user friendly for the driver and the turns can be negotiated in a crisp manner Autel MaxiSys MS908. The wheel’s effort is a bit light at lower speeds, but as you negotiate twists and turns, the wheel is extremely balanced and precise providing the driver with fantastic support and grip. Fantastic response is provided with the help of the V6 engine. Though the manual transmission may at first seem a little complicated, the strong and linear brakes helps you acclimate to them autel maxidas ds808.
Mercedes-Benz CLK 350, BMW 335i and 328i coupes and Infiniti G37 are some of the competitors for the 2008 model of Audi A5. The BMW siblings are the Audi’s most direct competition, with features including a reasonable price range and good driving dynamics. While the 335i is just a little more expensive than the Audi A5, the 328i is significantly cheaper. It is however in your hands to decide on whether you’re choosing passion or practicality.
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