There's nothing quite so special as driving around in a limited edition car, and our Audi A5 Black Edition provides an opportunity for you to do just that. This high-spec version of the exclusive Black Edition range comes piled high with extras, including a Bang and Olufson sound system with Apple connectivity and a flat bottomed steering wheel. This mid sized coupe is a stylish alternative to cars such as the BMW 4 Series or Mercedes C Class, and even offers more practicality than some of those models. With luxury trimmings, leather seats, a unique styling package and good performance, this five door car provides the perfect package for many occasions.
With start-stop technology, you literally can leap into this Audi A5 and drive off at the touch of a button! Powered by a 2 litre TDI diesel engine linked to a four wheel drive Audi Quattro drivetrain, our Sport Back Audi A5 provides the rare combination of sufficient power and reasonable fuel economy. Producing 173BHP, the engine will power you from 0-62MPH in 8.2 seconds.
Gear shifting is done through the dual clutch S tronic automatic transmission, making driving a breeze. You can also take manual control by using the paddles available on your steering wheel.
Thanks to the Quattro four wheel drive system, the Audi A5 has excellent body control, as well as an enormous amount of grip on the road. The stiffer suspension makes for improved handling in the Black Edition, and you'll experience minimal lean through the corners. Many of our hirers comment on how fun this is to drive, and that the cleverly-engineered cabin cushions you and your passengers from any road noise.
At 4.63 metres long, this is a car with presence. Its sleek black exterior adds a touch of mystery to our Audi A5 Black Edition, something accentuated by the privacy glass windows.
The car is a post-2012 model, meaning that it's part of the next generation of A5s which benefitted from an extensive revision to the model's styling. The sharp design of the car helps it to stand out from the crowd, and the crease running down the side of the car emphasises its potential for performance and speed.
The front of the car is distinguished by sleek headlights and a unique radiator grille that is finished in high gloss black. Other features of the Black Edition styling package include black fog light surrounds, a black number plate holder and special front side grills. Also exclusive to the car are a high-gloss black side profile roof trim strip, gloss black exterior mirror housings and an enhanced rear spoiler. These may be subtle changes, but once you experience the Black Edition it's very hard to go back to the standard A5!
With so many premium rivals in this sector of the automotive industry, it's no wonder that Audi has upped its game. The Audi A5 Black Edition comes with a whole host of technological features, as well as premium materials and a keen eye for practicality. With solid engineering behind it, you won't be surprised when you enter a cabin that's as practical as it is comfortable. The chic black interior of this car is accented with gleaming piano black inlays, while burnished steel pedals give it just a hint of a racecar feel.
The seats are very comfortable no matter where you are in the car, and the fact they're heated adds an extra dose of luxury. There is an adequate amount of leg and headroom in all seats, although very tall passengers may be advised to sit up front. Entertainment is taken care of through the superb Bang & Olufsen surround sound system, which connects to a variety of devices and plays music through 14 speakers and 2 amplifiers situated around the cabin. Radio and other music input can be selected from the colour display screen in the centre console, while Audi Music Interface ensures that your iPod and iPhone music playlists won't go unheard.
For the driver, there is also satellite navigation available through the centre console screen, something which can be selected by a lever on the flat-bottomed steering wheel. There is ample storage in the Audi A5 Black Edition, particularly up front where the electric handbrake frees up even more space for stowing everything from water bottles to mobile phones. In the back you'll benefit from 455 litres of boot space, as well as folding rear seats that allow you to transport even the bigger items.
The A5 Audi Black Edition is a great way to make an ordinary drive memorable. Whether you're working, playing or need to hire a stylish car at the last moment, the Audi A5 will provide nothing but pleasant surprises. With superior styling, an exceptional sound system and all manner of interior comforts, this car is a pleasure to drive. Isn't it time you got back in Black?