Background and Identification
The Audi A5 is a series of compact executive cars produced by Audi, a German automobile manufacturer, since 2007. The A5 range comprises coupé, cabriolet, and "Sportback" versions of the Audi A4 saloon and estate models. The A5 is a member of Audi’s B-platform of vehicles and shares its platform designation with the A4 saloon and Avant. The first-generation A5 (called Type 8T) is a member of the Audi B8 family while the second-generation A5 (called Type 8W6) is based on the Audi B9 family. Both variants are derived from the Volkswagen MLB (Modular Longitudinal Matrix) architecture.
All Audi A5 vehicles include a front-engine layout but are available in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive (quattro) options. The A5’s release in 2007 marked Audi’s return to the compact executive coupe market since the discontinuation of the Audi 80 coupe model in 1996. For the fourth-generation Audi A4 (B8), Audi spun off the cabriolet, coupe, and four-door Sportback sedan into the A5 nameplate. The A5 is the third coupe in Audi’s lineup and adopted design elements of the Nuvolari quattro concept car. The first A5 model included a 3.2-liter FSI V6 engine that delivered 261 horsepower. The second-generation Audi A5 was released in 2016 and was offered in with two petrol and two diesel engine options.
Audi automobiles include the Audi emblem, which includes four overlapping circles, located on both the front and rear of the cars. A5 models also include the name “A5” on the left-hand side of the vehicles’ rear end.