Audi has more than a dozen vehicles in production for the U.S., including six sedans. Company sales reports show the Audi A5 compact sedan has been its best-selling sedan of the last two years. The 2023 Audi A5 is a versatile sedan with coupe, convertible, and Sportback models available. The newest models are expected to be available starting this summer. Here’s what you need to know for the 2023 Audi A5:
How much will the 2023 Audi A5 cost?
Autotrader estimates the starting MSRP for the new 2023 Audi A5 will be $44,100. That price is for the Premium 40 trim. There are 14 total trim options for the 2023 A5: the Premium Coupe, Premium Cabriolet, Premium Sportback, Premium Plus Coupe, Premium Plus Cabriolet, Premium Plus Sportback, Prestige Coupe, Prestige Cabriolet, Prestige Sportback, S5 Coupe, S5 Cabriolet, S5 Sportback, RS 5 Coupe, and RS 5 Sportback.
The base Premium Coupe starts at $46,200. The Premium Cabriolet starts at $52,900, and the Premium Sportback is expected to start at $44,100.
The 2023 Audi A5 Premium Plus Coupe starts at $51,800. The Premium Plus Cabriolet starts at an estimated $58,500, and the Premium Plus Sportback at $49,700.
The Prestige Coupe starts at $55,950 and the Prestige Cabriolet at $63,500. The Prestige Sportback is expected to start at $55,000.
The new Audi S5 is expected to release in fall 2022 with a starting price estimated at $58,000, per Edmunds. The RS 5 Coupe is anticipated to start at $75,900, and the RS 5 Sportback tops the lineup at an expected $76,200.
A5 Changes and upgrades
The 2023 Audi A5 lineup continues the second generation introduced for the 2018 model year. No significant changes are expected, but there are a few subtle updates.
MotorTrend states the new Audi A5 models will have redesigned 18-inch wheels standard on all models. Matrix design LED headlights are standard as well. The Premium Plus trims will include Bang & Olufsen premium audio systems for the new A5.
The available packages have expanded as well. The Black Optic Package is now available for coupe and four-door trims. The Convenience Package will include adaptive cruise control for the 2023 A5.
2023 Audi A5 specs and features
All of the new Audi A5 trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system is also standard for all A5 models. The Audi S5 gets a bump in power thanks to a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine generating 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful trim of all – the RS 5 – takes a slightly smaller 2.9-liter V6 engine, but with twin turbochargers, generates 444 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.
Driver aids are standard on all trims, including automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, a backup camera, and automatic high beams. Upgrading to the Prestige or Premium Plus trims for the A5 or S5 brings more aids like adaptive cruise control, side cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring, and lane keep assist.
Inside the cabin, you’re welcomed by leather upholstery and heated front seats. The standard 10-speaker audio system pairs with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on all models, with upgrades for higher trims available. All models also come with Audi Pre Sense Basic and Pre Sense City systems, which tighten seatbelts and close windows if they predict an accident.
Is the 2023 Audi A5 worth buying?
With few changes from the 2022 model, the 2023 Audi A5 is not a big upgrade from its previous iteration. You get the same power options and very similar packages for whichever trim suits you best. Still, Car and Driver named the Audi A5 Sportback the third-best entry-level luxury car of 2022.