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Audi A5 Coupe review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

Despite the coupe body, the A5 is still reasonably practical with the biggest boot in its class

One of the biggest sacrifices you have to make when opting for a coupe over a saloon is a lack of practicality. Having only two-doors can make access to the rear slightly awkward for taller adults and rather than three rear seats, you’ll only find two.

Once back there you will notice that there is more head and legroom than you’d initially think. Another plus is that the boot is only 15 litres down on the A4 saloon at 465 litres. That’s also 65 litres more than you get in a Mercedes C-Class Coupe

Size

Against the tape measure the A5 comes in at 4,673mm long, 1,846 wide and 1,371mm tall. That makes it longer than a BMW 4 Series but a little shorter than the Mercedes C-Class Coupe.

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It’s not as tall as either of its closest rivals but it is the widest, which means more shoulder room for rear passengers. 

Legroom 

A wheelbase of 2,764mm should mean there isn’t as much space inside as in the BMW or Mercedes, as both of those models have a longer wheelbase. However, because the roofline on the Audi isn’t as steeply raked as those of its rivals, there is more headroom. Legroom is very similar on all models, however.

Boot space 

The new A5 has 10 litres of extra boot space over the model it replaces, though, at 465 litres that’s still 10 litres less than the A4 Saloon on which its based. Still, it has a 20-litre carrying capacity advantage over the BMW 4 Series Coupe. Other highlights include a 40:20:40 split/fold bench, plus remote tailgate opening.

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