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Superb A5 2.0TDI SE Sportback. Spec includes Daytime Running Lights, 12V Power Points in Front + Rear Centre Consoles, Advanced Key, CD Player, Concert Radio, Mobile Phone Preparation-Bluetooth, Audi Stop/Start, Auto Handbrake, Cruise Control, Power Assisted Steering, 18Alloys, Body Coloured Door Mirrors, Chrome Exterior Package, Front Fog Lights, Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Door Opening Illumination Lights, Door Sills with Aluminium Inlays, Drivers Information System, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Front/Rear Floor Mats, Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Onboard Computer, Rake/Reach Adjustable Steering Column, Full Black Leather Interior, Leather Multi Function Steering Wheel, ABS, Alarm, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Front Side Airbags with Curtain Airbags, ISO Fix, Multiple AirbagsTo arrange a test drive Call Aidan on 085 8664805, Jamie Brophy on 086 0469512 or Jamie Farrell on 085 8676228. Trade ins welcome and Finance is available. We are a National Consumer Association Authorised Credit Intermediary for a number of leading finance providers and have over 100 cars in stock in our showroom on Sleaty Road in Carlow, 10 minutes from the M9. All our vehicles undergo full SIMI history checks and are professionally presented both fully serviced and valeted. Late opening hours and directions can be found on www. meridianmotors. ie PLEASE NOTE: WE are proud to be a SIMI National Awards Winner 2014 Highly Commended Award Independent Retailer of the Year 2014. Not your exact car? UPGRADES/ALTERNATE SPEC AVAILABLE TO YOUR EXACT ORDER. CALL & ALLOW US TO SOURCE YOUR CHOSEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE, JEEP OR CAR TODAY. Air Conditioning, Central Locking, CD Player, Electric Windows, ABS Brakes, Airbag, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, Electric Mirrors, Fog Lamps, Power Steering, Rain Sensors, Light Sensors, Centre Armrest, Multi-function steering wheel, Traction Control, Multiple Air Bags, Xenon Lights, Parking Sensors, Isofix
Available in Coupe, Cabriolet or Five door format, the Audi A5 is a stylish alternative to the BMW 4 Series Coupe, Cabrio and Five door Gran Coupe but with an aging interior that lacks the panache of its newer competitors.
The Audi A5 is available with a range of engines. Petrol: 2.0 TFSI 190bhp with 6-speed or 7-speed S-tronic. Diesel: 2.0 TDI with 150 or 190bhp with a choice of 6-speed or 7-speed S-tronic with Quattro all-wheel drive. Or the 3.0 TDI with 218 or 272bhp with a choice of 6-speed or 7-speed S-tronic with Quattro all-wheel drive. The performance and economy of the 3.0 TDI is hard to fault. With that said the 2.0 TFSI is not exactly wanting for power either with all engines demonstrating impressive performance credentials. If opting for the 2.0 TFSI, choose the 6-speed manual gearbox as it makes more engines performance
The A5’s long wheelbase enables it to absorb lumps and bumps very well. All in all the coupe offers a composed dynamic performance and agile which you really want from a coupe. The cabriolet manages to perform to similar levels while the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe makes for a more supple and engaging ride than the Audi’s five-door A5 Sportback rival. The Sportback feels a little too soft and is slow to change direction. Overall it makes for a comfortable but much less engaging drive that that of the BMW.
The 3.0 TDI offers effortless performance and refinement and while the 2.0 TDI may offer the lowest power output, it spread of power is strong. While acceleration may not be instant, it’s there for overtaking at motorway speeds. If you fancy almost the ultimate in refinement and speed from the A5 range, look no further than the S5 providing explosive overtaking capabilities from pretty much any speed. Opt for the 7-speed S-tronic in this model and you’ll never look back with its supercharged six cylinder engine making the most of the power on tap.
The interior in the A5 is well designed if not a bit dated going by the level of the new A6’s interior in 2014 and the most recent A4’s interior in 2015. Design aside, the quality of finish to the interior is of a quality you would expect from Audi. That said, there are more buttons on display to press and play with and that’s no bad thing at all. The driving position is excellent and if you opt for the Coupe, you can find yourself getting involved in the driving experience thanks to its griper front end in and out of corners.
Standard safety features on the A5 coupe include ESC stability control, front side and curtain airbags with a plethora of safety systems to choose from the options list. These include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and blind spot warning systems. The current A5 coupe has been around since 2007 so it is due an update very soon in the near future. With the newer model expect the same host of new safety technology as seen on the latest A4.
Access to the rear in all models is good. In the Coupe however, those over six foot will feel tight for headroom. Legroom is ample in all models, but again those with longer legs will be tight for space in the rear of the Coupe. And despite the sloping roofline of the Sportback, it loses 5mm of headroom in the rear when compared to its A4 saloon sibling. Boot space is excellent at 445 (10 litres larger than its BMW 4 Series rival) which is boosted again by folding rear seats.