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2013 Audi A5 2.0 T Premium

2013 Audi A5 Review

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This beauty gets more beastly.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013

The new RS5, an ultra-high-performance coupe that challenges the BMW M3, is obviously the big news for 2013. One rung down, the S5 coupe has dropped its sonorous but thirsty 4.2-liter V-8 in favor of the supercharged V-6 already found in the convertible. New connectivity features mirror those of the A4/S4.

Overview

Available as a coupe or a convertible, the A5 is essentially an A4 with two fewer doors, a slight price bump, and a more svelte body. For a while now, Audi’s sleek coupe and softtop convertible have been available as the (relatively) affordable A5, with a turbocharged four-cylinder borrowed from the A4; and as the sportier S5, with a potent supercharged V-6 seen also in the S4. Now comes the RS5, which is a seriously fast coupe fitted with a rev-happy, normally aspirated V-8 good for 450 hp. Paired with Audi’s seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic, this thrilling V-8 sends the RS5 from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and doesn’t quit until electronic limiters rein in the fun at 174 mph. And the RS5 upgrades extend far beyond the powertrain. This car gets not only the expected restyled fascia, grille, bumpers, and aerodynamic aids but also flared fenders that recall the history-making Audi Quattro coupes of the early 1980s. In addition to a rear-biased Quattro system, the RS5 includes Audi’s sport rear differential for even better torque management. A sharper suspension, stronger brakes, and nineteen- or twenty-inch wheels with low-profile tires round out the chassis upgrades. Sporty tweaks inside include aggressively bolstered seats, but the environs are still every bit as classy as in the more-luxury-oriented models.

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2013 A5 2.0T Premium Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 20 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 406 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
16.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 211 hp @ 4,300 rpm; 258 ft lb of torque @ 1,500 rpm

'13 Audi 2.0 T Premium Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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