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2008 Audi A5 Coupe

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  • $41,200 original MSRP
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2008 Audi A5 Coupe

Benefits of Driving a 2008 Audi A5 Coupe

The Audi A5 and S5 boast standout styling that's classy, elegant and sporty for 2008. They offer powerful V6 and V8 engines and a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system, which positions them to compete favorably against other sporty luxury coupes. Among high-powered coupes, these models may be one of the best choices for those planning for year-round use in all types of weather.

What's new for 2008?

The 2008 Audi A5 and S5 are all-new mid-size luxury touring coupes with seating for four and V6 or V8 engines, respectively.

Model Strengths

  • Styling
  • acceleration
  • room for four
  • all-wheel-drive traction.

Model Review

Audi's 2008 A5 is powered by a 3.2L FSI (direct-injected) V6 engine that makes 265 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. The engine has the new Audi Valvelift System for variable valve timing and lift and better throttle response across the rev range. The sportier S5 model is powered by a 354-horsepower, 4.2L FSI V8 engine. Both versions have impressive acceleration, with the A5 getting to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and the S5 doing so in 4.9 seconds.

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Out on the street, Audi's elegant and sporty A5 coupe draws a lot of attention with a distinctive style punctuated by haunting LED running lights. Being a coupe, the A5 will always be somewhat of a niche vehicle, but like wearing designer clothing, it feels great to be seen in this car.

Audi has been setting the benchmark for interior design for a number of years, and the A5 will advance Audi's reputation for exterior styling as well. Described by Walter de'Silva, head of Volkswagen Group Design, as "the most beautiful car I have ever designed," the new A5 takes its styling cues from the Nuvolari quattro concept car, including the trademark trapezoidal grille and thick C-pillar.

Although a true 4-seater - with a surprising level of room for two adults in the rear seats - the A5 is really a personal car for those who don't need to accommodate four occupants all the time. The cockpit wraps around the driver, with the ensconced instruments and center stack oriented towards the pilot. High-quality materials, uniquely sculpted shapes and metal trim give the elegant interior a high-tech flare. Audi's MMI system controls audio and navigation functions, and welcome are dedicated climate and redundant audio controls on the center stack.

It's tempting to lust for the S5 version's V8, but the A5's direct-injected 265-horsepower 3.2-liter V6 produces plenty of power over a broad rpm range. Especially when paired with the 6-speed manual transmission, the A5 can be hustled. Both the clutch and shifter are smooth and precise, but the 6-speed Tiptronic automatic is recommended for stop-and-go traffic.

For spirited driving or in slippery conditions, the optional quattro all-wheel-drive system automatically distributes up to 40 percent of the torque to the front axle, but maintains a rear-bias for a performance-oriented feel. The quattro option makes the A5 even more attractive as an all-season, all-climate vehicle.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
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Audi Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

A factory-backed limited warranty with coverage up to six years or 100,000 total vehicle miles from the origianl vehicle in-service date, whichever occurs first.¹

¹See dealer for details
Age/Mileage Eligibility 5 years or newer/less than 6,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 300+ Point Inspection and Certification Process
View the checklist
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $85

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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