Audi A5 is a beautiful car and I second with Fred on everything he said. Check the oil consumption as that can tell a lot about turbo and engine health. It's slightly expensive to maintain (not overly) but good looking and fun car to drive. If the car is well maintained and regularly looked after then it's nice.
Beautiful car ! Before you buy get it inspected by a workshop that specializes in German cars. Be ready to shell out a few thousands to solve leaks and other issues. Be sure to check maintenance history too. Only buy if it’s maintained properly in the past.
I am planning to buy an used Audi A5 2010 sportback, the vehicle has made 155,00 kms. Could you please guide me what all i should check before buying and what common problems is expected in this vehicle. If some major issues like suspension, tensionser, idler issues, timing chain issues raise up how much will it cost me to fix it.
Thanks in advance.
Finally, Audi realizes to compete in SUV-Coupe segment with BMW X6, Range Rover Velar, and Porsche Cayenne with its new Audi Q8 2019.
Audi Q8 is actually a full-size luxury family crossover SUV. I personally like the design of this new Audi Q8 launched shortly and looks much better than Audi Q7 big and bulky feel. Although Audi removed the supercharger from this and replaced with 3.0 liter DOHC V6 twin scroll turbo.
High riser, stylish and elegant family luxury SUV. Perfectly made for SUV-Coupe expansive market niche to compete in Audi family with other 8 marque cars of Audi: A8, S8, and R8. With all the beautiful arches, modern gizmos, head-turning featured lines and stylish LED lighting it can steal anyone's heart in a jiffy.
As the Audi signature line, this new Audi Q8 2019 will have Quattro AWD with a central locking differential and Audi adaptive air suspension as a standard feature for all trim. Audi Q8 3.0 liter turbocharged will be matted with eight-speed gearing and will be available in 3 variants:
55 TSI - 3.0 Petrol - 335 hp pushing 0-100 in 5.6 Secs
50 TDI - 3.0 Diesel - 286 hp pushing 0-100 in 6.3 Secs
45 TDI - 3.0 Diesel - 231 hp pushing 0-100 in 7.2 Secs
Audi Q8 comes in two packages in S line (Premium) and Vorsprung (Prestige) with all the possible bells and whistles you can imagine. There is very clever all-wheel dynamic steer in Vorsprung package that beats the tech game above all. Handling in tight spots, parking in short spaces will be far easier with Audi Dynamic All-Wheel Steer.
All the Audi Q8 packages come with mini 48 Volt/9.6Ah lithium-ion battery that is fitted in the boot that enables the Hybrid technology to ease the start/stop and engine cruising at highway speed to bump up the fuel mileage and lower the emission. It also helps in reducing the turbo lag that is a major challenge for any turbocharged motor.
Audi Q8 Premium and Prestige Features
MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch response and virtual cockpit
Parking system plus with a rearview camera
3D Bang & Olufsen surround sound system
Four-zone climate control
Top view camera system (front, rear, and side views) with Virtual 360 surround view
HD Matrix-design LED headlights with LED taillights and animation
Audi Q8 Price
Audi Q8 Price in US: 67,400 - 76,550 USD
Audi Q8 Price in UK: 65,790 - 83,790 GBP
Audi Q8 Price in UAE: 320,000 - 406,000 AED (Estimated)
Audi Q8 Exterior
Audi Q8 Interior
Audi Q8 Review
It's good to see an educated buyer and fairly comparing apple to apples only.
Though both of them are in the same league and offers the same feature, performance, and pricing so I really like what desertdude said that drive both and decide which make you smile more.
I agree Audi is more stylish than Merc, but Merc has more elegance than Audi and few people like that over style.
Research more on what Stig said about DSG, then you will reach your conclusion faster. Also, you can search and find more of known problems and recalls happen in either model like this one
Either way, congrats in advance for your next ride and do share her pics whenever you get it.