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Our Fleet Test Drive: Audi A5 Sportback - 2nd Report

Date: 04 January 2011   |   Author: Guy Bird

Speed bump
Category: Sports
P11D price: £29,310
Key rival: BMW 3 Series

Not all speed bumps are created equal.

Some are hemispherical, some slopey, while others emerge from the road surface as an elongated half-hexagon shape, like some kind of brick and tarmac-covered whale. The latter very visually announce their presence and need care to straddle without leaving your car's undercarriage behind, but with my A5 it has been the innocuous gently slopey ones that have caught me out - even at 20-odd mph - coming as I have from a previous long-term high ground clearance crossover. The mental (and speed) adjustment has quickly been made but it illustrates that low-slung coupes require a different driving approach.

Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI SE Multitronic 143hp
Claimed combined
Our average consumption26.9mpg
P11D price£29,310
Model price range£25,455-£38,725
CO2 (tax) 152g/km/22%
BIK 20/40% per month£107/£215
Service interval up to 19,000mls/2yrs
Insurancegroup 22E
Boot space (min/max)480/980 litres
Engine size/power1968cc/143hp
Top speed/0-62mph127mph/9.7secs
Why we’re running itTo see if the A5 really
can combine practicality
with style in everyday living
PositiveClassic exterior
looks, interior
quality and design
NegativeNone so far