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#1 Boz

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:01

I currently have 2010 A5 2.0L Turbo Quattro Premium Plus, navigation with camera, sport package with 19" wheels, Bang & Olufsen 550W 14 speaker sound system.

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and I need to pick a new Audi to replace this one and I need to start thinking about it so I can custom order the new one but I'm undecided on which one to get. Important to note is that I really really love my 2010 A5. It's very quick, still turns heads and is absolutely immaculate.

So below are models I'm considering but just skipping the new cars this type around (for at least next 3 years) and keeping my current car is also an option. I can't say I would be miserable. The car now currently has less than 10k miles on it after almost 3 years (I don't drive that much).


2013 Audi A6 TFSI

Following configuration:
  • 3.0 TFSI® Premium Plus: Eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission with quattro® all-wheel drive
  • 310 hp @ 5500 rpm - 325 lb-ft. @ 2900 rpm
  • 0-60: 5.3 sec
  • Brilliant Black

  • Eight-way power front seats, Leather seating surfaces, Black leather

  • 20" Sport Package

  • Brushed Aluminum inlays

  • BOSE® Surround Sound with 13 speakers and noise compensation AudioPilot®

  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running light technology

  • Parking system plus with rear view camera

  • Audi MMI® Navigation plus (eight-inch display, voice control, and a user-friendly touchpad that can recognize ordinary handwriting, letting you enter destinations and phone numbers with ease. The system includes CD and DVD compatibility, dual SD memory card slots, and BLUETOOTH® streaming audio*, while Audi connect™ adds news, weather, local fuel prices, Google™ Local Search, Google Earth™ satellite imagery, and a Wi-Fi Internet hotspot for up to eight passengers’ electronic devices.*)

  • Audi advanced key

  • HD Radio™ Technology

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2013 Audi A7

Following Configuration:

  • 3.0TFSI V6 engine

  • 310 hp @ 5500-6500 RPM

  • 325 lb-ft. @ 2900-4500 RPM

  • 0-60: 5.4 sec

  • Phantom Black Pearl Effect

  • 20" Sport Package

  • Brushed Aluminum inlays

  • Audi parking system plus

  • Audi MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system ( 8" high-resolution full-color LCD screen that emerges from the dash upon vehicle ignition. Groundbreaking MMI® touch includes a revolutionary touchpad that interprets handwritten inputs, while dedicated radio preset buttons can be programmed for commonly used stations. The latest generation of MMI control logic is powered by a 40-GB hard drive and an NVIDIA® processor to enhance graphics. This generation MMI offers a color driver information system, 3-month trial subscription to both SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic, and 3D topography graphics that include the buildings in many cities and the crystal clear digital AM and FM sound of HD Radio™ Technology with over 1,000 new stations. Also included is voice control for navigation and telephone functions.)

  • Audi connect®


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2013 Audi S5

Following configuration:
  • 3.0 TFSI® Premium Plus: Seven-speed S Tronic® transmission with quattro® all-wheel drive
  • 333 hp @ 5500 rpm - 325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm
  • 0-60: 4.9 sec
  • Brilliant Black
  • Eight-way power S5 sport front seats with integrated headrests and four-way power lumbar adjustment Alcantara® Black/
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running light technology
  • Audi MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system (seven-inch screen, voice control, CD and DVD compatibility, and dual SD memory card slots. New features for 2013 include BLUETOOTH® streaming audio and Audi connect™, which adds Google™ search and Google Earth™ map overlays to help you explore your destination and plan ahead. It can also provide news, weather, and local fuel prices, and serve as a Wi-Fi Internet hotspot for up to eight electronic devices.*)
  • 19" 5-segment-spoke design 255/35 summer performance tires
  • Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers and 505 watts Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Audi advanced key


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#2 ApuBo

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:11

Current car. A5 or A6, A7 looks sad from behind xD

#3 Dan~

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:19

No offence but people who drive A5's are usually tw@'s! But thats in UK and dont know where you live.

Out of looks and praticality I'd get the A6, I find the A7 to a bit low down for me, as in heat space. I am 6ft something though.

So A6 for me.

The only problem I see for you is going from Bang & Olufsen to BOSE will be like going from digital to analogue, BOSE is amazing, but not as good as Bang & Olufsen.

So for that reason you might have to get the S5 if you care for sounds etc.

Are these on lease? Just seems odd that you'd be buying it considering your car atm is fully capable :)

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:08

If you don't care about fuel economy, go for the S5. That V8 sounds glorious :)

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:53

I would go with the A8L W12. :D

Seriously though, stick with your current one, it's slick!

#6 trihawk7

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 22:04

But to be honest the Audi A6 isn't too bad of a car, and it also doesn't look bad and can fit 4 grown up adults unlike the Audi A7.

Source - Myself, I own the 2011 version of this and tested the Audi A7 at about the same time period.

#7 Soham

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 22:14

s5

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 22:20

2013 Audi S5

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:43

The S5 drives like something from a better place, it really does.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:23

Hi, Boz!

They are all great including yours!

If you love your A5, then the most logical path for upgrade is the S5. You'll get the same car in a better, newer, and much more powerful package. Which headlights (new/old) do you like more?

The A7 Sportback is much roomier and longer than the A5. Drive it first to be sure you don't feel out of place in it. I don't know about you, but I can foresee some people having problems with parking when going from A5 to A7.

In short, if you don't need the extra space, if you drive alone 90% of the time just going to and back from work and the other 10% you are with ONE passenger which means you practically don't need the rear row of seats, then stick with the coupe :)

Additionally, given the same engine, the S5's dynamic is better than that of A6 and A7 because it's a smaller and lighter car and the engine is chip-tuned to produce a bit more HP.

Finally, the last bit to consider is that S5's suspension and steering are stiffer compared to A6/A7. I'm not saying one is better than the other - it's just a matter of personal preference.

p.s. how about an S7? I'd pick her if I could pull it financially :D


If you don't care about fuel economy, go for the S5. That V8 sounds glorious :)


Except the new S5 has a V6 (with a compressor). It's quite efficient too (8.9 litres/100 km on average).

#11 peacemf

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:28

or you could go for the Skoda Yeti !!!!!

personally i wouldnt get a car, why not buy something else? or go somewhere?

Keep the current audi and save the cash for something nicer later :)

#12 linsook

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:52

If you don't care about fuel economy, go for the S5. That V8 sounds glorious :)



only a v6 for the 2013


All three are beautiful choices but they are different class cars. What are your wants? Just looks?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:02

only a v6 for the 2013


All three are beautiful choices but they are different class cars. What are your wants? Just looks?


True, you want a V8? Get the RS5 :)

#14 qdave

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 17:21

Why do you need a new car if your old one is still pretty "new"?

I would chose a7 for exterior looks.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 17:33

stick with the a5 and please give me some money.... :p