What is it?
It’s rare for the entry-level variant in a model range to be one of its brightest performers, but this revised Audi A5 coupé certainly hits the spot.
A mild facelift for the current model year adds reshaped bumpers, grilles, bonnets and front and rear light clusters. The already-appealing interior has gained some minor improvements too.
What’s it like?
More significantly, the four-cylinder 1.8-litre TFSI has been redesigned to incorporate a host of new technology. Although the changes are mainly focused on efficiency, compared to the previous 1.8, power is increased by 10bhp to 168bhp. Despite being the entry-level option, the 1.8 TFSI isn’t found wanting in any department; the 236lb ft of torque means there’s impressive low-end shove for a petrol unit and a 0-62mph sprint of 7.9sec means acceleration is perfectly adequate for most real-world driving situations.
The revised unit weighs 131.5kg, contributing to a kerb weight of 1425kg and giving this A5 Coupé a handling poise and deftness that some of its larger-engined, heavier relatives lack.