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The Audi A5 caused quite a stir when it was first introduced well over a decade ago. The A5 Coupe paved the way for discerning Halifax luxury car buyers to not only experience styling as it had never been thought possible for under six figures but also sample the best Audi had to offer as far as technology and performance were concerned.
 
Fast forward into 2021 and the Audi A5 line has all but become a brand of its own. With the addition of the ultra-elegant Sportback a few years ago and the sporty S5 and high-performance Audi Sport RS 5 variants, the A5 has something for all tastes.
 
What is most striking about the 2021 Audi A5 is without a doubt its looks. The sculpted hood, strong flared fenders and fluid rear-flowing lines radiate speed and purpose even when sitting still, and this is only for the “basic” A5 Coupe.
 
And even in its most basic form, the 2021 Audi A5 never fails to make heads turn in Nova Scotia. All of this is seamlessly transposed onto the 5-door hatchback that is the Sportback and the sensual convertible.
 
Sliding aboard the car is very much like slipping on your favorite bespoke jacket. Once behind the steering wheel, the A5 presents a cockpit-like approach tailored to your every whim. All manners of controls are within ideal reach and, as always, fit, finish and materials are worthy of Audi’s upper series of cars and SUVs.
 
The 2021 Audi A5 Sportback has a gift where it allows you to share the A5 experience with generous ease. Few other cars are as capable of being both an executive car and a sporty way to get around. And no matter where you live, life is always better in a convertible, especially if it’s an A5.
 
In S or RS guise, these cars take on a whole other personality. The S5s get aluminum-effect side-view mirrors, lowered suspension, and quad exhaust tips are signs that this is not an ordinary Audi. The RS 5s are on another playing field and only a glance at its flared fenders and large wheels command respect.
 
The 2021 Audi A5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder good for 248 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. With the standard 7-speed S tronic suspension, the A5 averages as little as 7L/100km of fuel. The S5 gets its strength from turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 349 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally, the RS 5 earns its supercar matching stripes thanks to its turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 which pounds the pavement into submission with 444-horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. With little effort, the RS 5 fires of to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds.
 
In a perfect world, we’d all own three A5s, one of each body style, and everyone would be happy.
Categories: Halifax, Audi, Nova Scotia