The Audi A5 Coupe is essentially a re-bodied A4 saloon. Put the two side-by-side and it's obvious which is the sportier car – the A5 is lower, wider and more aggressive, with a sleek coupe shape and planted stance. In addition to the Coupe there is also a more practical four-door Sportback and desirable four-seat Convertible. All three were subject to a mild facelift in 2011, taking inspiration from the stylish Audi A6 with its new headlights and revised front grille. It packs all the quality you’d expect from an Audi, with a range of fast but frugal petrol and diesel engines. The highlight of the range is the powerful 3.0 TDI quattro which manages 0-60mph in only 5.8 seconds yet will do almost 50mpg. All cars come with alloy wheels, but S line and Black Edition cars add bigger rims and subtle styling tweaks that make the A5 look like a true sports car. Beware though, the firm suspension on flagship cars can severely compromise ride quality.