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Our Fleet Test Drive: Audi A5 Sportback - 7th Report

Date: 05 April 2011   |   Author: Guy Bird

Button function screens
Category: Sports
P11D price: £29,310
Key rival: BMW 3 Series

The quality and aesthetics of Audi interiors are excellent, but there are a few functions that could be easier to use.

One minor irritant is how the blower works. Instead of a traditional knob you simply turn clockwise or anti-clockwise, Audi's system requires the press of the button with the fan symbol on it, then a look at the centre screen to see a virtual dial and then a turn of another actual knob back near the original button to adjust the airflow. And if you don't do it quickly the virtual dial pops away as quickly as it appears. This is not progress.

Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI SE Multitronic 143hp
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price£29,310
Model price range£25,455-£38,725
CO2 (tax) 152g/km/22%
BIK 20/40%
per month
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
PositiveGreat looks, interior
quality and practicality
NegativeAuto mpg and
hill-hold issues