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2009 Audi A5 3.2 Quattro

The Good :)   Beautiful Elegant and sporty.  All wheel drive and superb driving feel.  Highly advanced features.  Superbly built interior.  A amazing car.

The Bad :(   Glass sunroof should open up fully.  Navigation should have traffic information as well built in.  Nevertheless its a superb car. 

2009 Audi A5 Review

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Base Pricing



Audi Drive Select Package



S line Sport Package



Navigation Package w/ Voice Control



Technology Package



Adaptive Cruise Control
Premium Package
Genuine Milano Leather Seats
19" Y-Design Wheels
Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System
Audi Music Interface w/iPod Cable

2009 Audi A5

- 3.2 V6 FSI direct injection engine; quattro permanent all-wheel drive standard
- 265 hp, 243 lb-ft torque, 0-60 mph in seconds: 5.8 man / 5.9 Tiptronic
- Audi Valvelift system 2-stage valve lift on intake valves increases both power and efficiency
- Latest quattro permanent all-wheel drive standard, with 40:60 rear bias (under nominal conditions) for greater agility under power
- Brake Assist, automatically senses emergency braking and applies maximum available power boost to reduce overall stopping distance


- A5’s styling features classic couple proportions including a long hood, short rear deck lid, and low sweeping roofline.
- A5 range is new for Audi, positioned between A4 and A6 (Audi coupes haven’t been on sale in the USA since 1991); S5 manual went on sale in November 2007, and the A5 3.2 FSI (V6) manual and Tiptronic (auto) in March 2008.  S5 Tiptronic (auto) went on sale in April 2008.
- Audi Advanced Key (keyless entry and start) optional on A5
- A5 has optional innovations such as rear view camera with guiding lines, as well as the Bang & Olufsen 505 watt premium sound system


- Bi-xenon headlamps with distinctive LED daytime running lights (optional)
- Wide single-frame grille that accentuates A5’s wide and low chassis.
- Long hood to house the engine compartment as a sign of power, emotion, and sophistication
- Thick and powerful rear C-pillar is a sign of strength, while the thin accentuating line shows attention to detail that is second to none.
- Large std panorama sunroof featuring a high-tech sunshade that can be rolled open or closed
- Standard 18-inch wheels with all-season tires, available 19-inch wheels with high-performance tires

- Multifunction sport steering wheel, high quality leather-wrapped
- Optional Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, featuring 505 watts through a 10-channel amplifier
- 3-zone automatic climate control system
- Driver-oriented cockpit featuring 3-dimensional design and texture; dashboard overhang on top of instrument cluster is a sign of Audi’s interior craftsmanship and engineering put together.
- Instrument cluster with innovative night lighting hue behind all gauge needles
- MMI (Multi-media Interface) operating logic standard
- Deep cupholders to maximize control of MMI functions despite large beverages
- 1-liter bottle storage in door pockets
- Automatic headlights and wipers standard

Technical Specifications A5 3.2 FSI


Type V6 gasoline direct injection DOHC
Arrangement Front mounted, longitudinal
Bore 3.327 in. 84.5 mm
Stroke 3.654 in. 92.8 mm
Displacement 195.1 cu.  in. 3197 cc
Compression ratio
Fuel requirement Unleaded Super, 95 RON (unleaded regular, 91 RON, as an alternative with slight reduction in performance)
Horsepower (SAE) 265 hp @ 6500 rpm
Max. Torque 243 lb-ft @ 3250-5000 rpm

Cylinder block Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head Aluminum alloy
Valve train / intake DOHC, two-stage intake manifold, Audi Valvelift System two-stage variable intake valve lift
Cooling system Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled radiator fan
Fuel injection Fully electronic engine management with FSI direct injection
Emission system Catalytic converters with oxygen sensors

Battery 12volts 95amp x h
Alternator 14volts 150amp x h

Transmission 6-speed manual transmission with synchromesh on all gears, hydraulic single-disc clutch with dual mass flywheel
6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission
Gear ratios: 1st 3.667
2nd 2.053
3rd 1.423
4th 1.065
5th 0.853
6th 0.730
Reverse 3.400
Final Drivefront / rear 3.889
Front Differential Hypoid gear, electronically locking (EDL)
Center Differential Self-locking center differential with assymetric/dynamic torque split 40F/60R
Rear Differential Hypoid gear, electronically locking (EDL)

Type Rack and pinion with Servotronic electric power assist
Ratio 16.3:1
Turning circle (curb-to-curb) 37.4ft. 11.4 m

Front 5-link front suspension with upper and lower wishbones
Rear Trapezoidal link independent rear suspension with anti-dive compensation

Service brake Dual-circuit brake system with diagonal split, ESP with electronic brake force distribution EBD, ABS;
brake assit with tandem brake booster;  front: ventilated discs, rear: discs
Front, size and type 12.6 in. 320mm - Vent. disc
Rear, size and type 11.8 in. 300mm disc
Parking brake Electromechanically actuated at the rear wheels

Material Galvanized steel with aluminum front fenders
Corrosion protection Multi-step anti-corrosion protection

Engine oil 6.3qt. 6.0liter
Fuel tank 16.9gal. 64liter
Cooling system 9.5qt. 9.0liter (incl. heating)

Wheelbase 108.3in. 2751mm
Track: front  /  rear 62.6/62.1in. 1590/15/77
Overall length 182.1in 4625mm
Overall width 78in 1981mm  (includes mirrors)
Height 54in. 1372mm
Curb weight 3682lbs. - manual 3770 lbs. - Tiptronic
Distribution   %   front / rear   52/48

Seating Capacity 4
EPA class Subcompact
Head room 39.1in. 993mm
Shoulder room 54.3in. 1379mm
Int. vol. (EPA) 84.0cu. ft.
Luggage capacity (EPA) 12.0cu. ft.

0-60 mph 5.8 sec. (manual)    5.9 sec (automatic)
Top speed Electronically limited to 130 mph

Manual Tiptronic
City 16mpg 17mpg
Highway 27mpg 26mpg
Combined 20mpg 20mpg

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