Thursday, 19 May 2011


The all new 2008 Audi A5, four-seat coupe joins an impressive line other high-performing vehicles from Audi and is available in either a 6 speed manual transmission, or the optional 6 speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.

The personification of a luxury sport coupe, the highly stylish A5 features both an elegant interior and exterior design, a number of safety features, as well as crisp handling and a strong overall performance.

Price Range

The price ranges for the 2008 Audi A5 is as follows:

Coupe MSRP price - $39,900, Invoice price - $37,108

Coupe with Tiptronic MSRP price - $41,200, Invoice price - $38,315

New Features and Options for 2008

Some of the new features that Audi has implemented into their 2008 A5 model, which is available in only one trim level, are electromechanical parking brakes, and climate controls with three separate zones. The front suspension system has been redesigned, as well as a longer wheelbase, and an overhaul of the engine, transmission, and steering rack, which all result in improved handling, more precision steering, and better weight distribution.

The 2008 Audi A5 also comes with a basic 48 month or 50,000 mile warranty, as well as 48 months or 50,000 on the powertrain, and a rust warranty of 144 months or unlimited mileage.

Body Style and Options

Described as both muscular yet curvy, the 2008 Audi A5 is unrivaled in its visual appeal and impeccable style. Automatic headlights, fog lights, and daytime running lights are standard on both the A5 coupe and the coupe with Tiptronic, while high intensity discharge headlights are an available option for either.

A power trunk lid, rear spoiler, 18 inch alloy wheels, and a front air dam are also standard features of the Audi A5, as well as interval and rain sensing windshield wipers, and a rear window defogger.

Some optional exterior features of the A5 include heated mirrors, both interior and exterior day or night automatic electrochromic mirrors, and 19 inch alloy wheels.

Either a power or manual sunroof/moonroof are available for the 2008 Audi A5, and it is available in several exterior colors including: Aruba Blue Pearl, Avus Silver Pearl, Brilliant Black, Brilliant Red, Deep Seal Blue Pearl, Ibis White, Ice Silver Metallic, Meteor Gray Pearl, Misano Red Pearl, Quartz Gray Metallic, or Sahara Silver Metallic.

Interior Design and Features

Besides air conditioning and separate driver/front passenger climate controls, the A5 model also features a CD player with subwoofer speakers, cruise control, tilt steering, a leather steering wheel, a trip computer, and a tire inflation/pressure monitor.

Some of the attractive features of the 2008 Audi A5's all leather seats that are finely stitched include multi-adjustable power controls for both the driver and passengers, and front power lumbar support.

Extra seating options for the A5 include heated and power memory front seats, as well as some other optional interior choices such as a navigational system that features an iPod interface, and a premium 505 watt Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The "S" line package is also available for the Audi A5 and includes 19 inch alloy wheels and a sport suspension system, front and rear fascias, sport seats with side bolsters, aluminum interior accents, and for the Tiptronic-equipped coupes, paddle shifters.

The available colors for the leather interior of the A5 include Black, Cinnamon Brown, Light Gray, or Linen Beige.

Performance and Power

Due to the longer wheelbase, the A5 offers more responsive and precise steering action, and the car's Quattro all wheel drive (AWD) system is unparalleled and shared with only one other, the BMW 335xi. The 2008 Audi A5 coupe with or without Tiptronic features a standard 3.2L V6 engine, 265 horsepower (hp) @ 6500 revolutions per minute (RPM), and the torque rating is 243 @ 3250 RPM.

The direct-injection technology of the 3.2L V6 engine allows the manual transmission of the Audi A5 to run from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 5.8 seconds, with the automatic transmission taking a tenth of a second longer.

Safety Features

Some of the safety features that are standard on both the A5 coupe and the coupe with Tiptronic include driver's side, front side, passenger, and side head curtain airbags, along with an anti-trap device located within the trunk, and an anti-theft system.

Power door locks and power windows are also standard, as well as electronic brake assistance and ABS brakes, Audi's well-known Quattro AWD system, and a vehicle stability control system. Another useful safety feature of the 2008 Audi A5 is the optional electronic parking aid in the form of a rearview camera.

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