Open Audi USA’s website at the page dedicated to the A5 Coupe and you’ll stumble upon an image showing the car in virtually the same spec as the one featured in the video below. For those who are tired of the same ol’ same ol’ white, gray, and black cars and are looking for a splash of color, this District Green Metallic shade might just do the trick. Mind you, it’s a $595 option, but totally worth it in my humble opinion.
Much like the car featured on Audi’s site, it has the optional 19-inch alloy wheels with a five-arm-pylon design with a matte titanium/polished finish as part of the Black Optic Package. It costs $1,300 and comes with 255/35 summer tires as well as a black optic exterior trim. Speaking of goodies that cost extra, this one also has the fancy Bang & Olufsen sound system with 19 speakers, a 16-channel amplifier, and 755 wats of power.
Overall, this District Green Metallic is a nicely configured 2020 Audi A5 Coupe in the midrange Premium Plus trim with a window sticker of $52,890 or roughly $10,000 more than the base model before options. Other items that were added include the Premium Plus package featuring matrix LED headlights, Audi Virtual Cockpit, and memory driver’s seat, just to name a few. You can tell this one has the optional sport suspension setup to complement the large wheels, while the S Line interior package nicely rounds off the list of optional content.
As with all A5 models available in the US, this is a 45 TFSI model with Quattro all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine rated at 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, which is more than adequate for this type of car. 0 to 60 mph takes six seconds flat and top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph.
While the A5 Coupe received a facelift for the 2020MY, one of its main rivals will adopt an all-new and quite controversial look for 2021MY. We’re talking about the BMW 4 Series Coupe with its mighty grille and a starting price of $45,600 in rear-wheel-drive form or nearly $3,000 more than its competitor from Audi. If you want xDrive, the price jumps to $58,500, so you’ll end up paying a little over $5,600 compared to the Quattro-only A5. The premium BMW is asking does get you some extra power over the A5, as long as you can live with the giant kidney grille…