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Our Fleet Test Drive: Audi A5 Sportback - 8th Report

Date: 10 May 2011   |   Author: Guy Bird

3D satnav
Category: Sports
P11D price: £29,310
Key rival: BMW 3 Series

The revelation came the other day approaching the Tower of London.

For some reason I zoomed in closer to the satnav screen than normal and the 2D map transformed at 100 yards into 3D - with grey blocks sprouting up all along the road I was driving to indicate the height and size of the buildings around me. And then came the best bit of all. Zooming further I noticed that big landmarks like the Tower of London and Tate Modern were more than just 3D blocks of grey but wonderfully detailed renderings good enough to grace one of those 3D architectural sketches on the Grand Designs TV show. Kevin McCloud would be proud. The Budget seems to have run out beyond the big tourist destinations but the detail is still very impressive. If Audi would just ditch the way the annoying non-intuitive satnav knob has to be turned anti-clockwise to scroll downwards or to enlarge the map screen (rather than the more logical clockwise) plus allow more characters to be input into postcodes (only five is not enough for the UK) it would have a system that matched its superb graphics. Meantime, I'm off to see more London sights along the river.

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
PositiveExterior looks,
interior quality,
3D satnav
NegativeLow roofline, incomplete
nav functionality