A Closer Look at the Bold Audi A5

It's not everyday that you get behind the wheel of a vehicle and say 'wow'. And even though I've always been a fan of Audi cars, including my brother's awesome A4, I've never quite enjoyed a car like this. The Audi A7 has been one of those cars that I've wanted to drive for a long time - and have yet to do so - but when I got the chance to drive the A5, I couldn't say no.

At first glance, it's a more compact version of the A7. It shares the same design cues and bold prowess - but it does have some personality of it's own. After getting behind the wheel of this sportback model, I was intrigued by it's acceleration and overall handling. With the newer luxury European cars (based on my experience with the Volvo S90 and the BMW 750Li), I found that the driving experience was really enjoyable, but because of the excessive comfort options, there was a small disconnect from the full driving experience.

Pairing the sleek design of a coupé with the enhanced functionality of an avant, the new Audi A5 Sportback has it all, and is sure to get you noticed.


Beyond the vehicle's aesthetics and performance, there is a certain appeal about the car that exceeded my expectations. For a sedan, it stands out beyond most - especially at the luxury level, and it doesn't have a ridiculous price tag (Komfort trim starts at $49, 200).

All photography is courtesy of Julie Yeh (@julie_yay).

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