Which used Audi coupe is the best choice for you?
When it comes to Coupes, Audi are well-established within in the market, in fact, they currently hold the award for Best Used Coupe 2018. They have a range of premium, best of show models that have dominated the market for over a decade.
To help you decide which one is right for you, we’ve been through what we think are the best used Audi Coupes currently available.
First launched in 2007, the Audi A5 Coupe remained relatively unchanged throughout its production lifespan – with only small cosmetic tweaks, minor interior adjustments and an assortment of engine revisions. Many consider it to be one of the more sensible coupes on the market due to its spaciousness, reasonable practicality and wide range of models on offer. All models offer a premium cabin so it really depends what you’re after as to which one is right for you.
If you’re looking for a motorway cruiser, then the 2.0-litre TDI is probably your best option as it offers low running costs and decent mpg (55). If you’re not looking to spend much time on motorways then the 1.8-litre TFSI would be plenty of car because it combines a moderate amount of performance with low running costs. If it’s raw speed and adrenaline you’re after then there’s the S5 Coupe and RS5 Coupe models, however these are whole other kettle of fish, as with all high performance models, running costs are steep.
Winner of the What Car? Used Car of the Year 2018 award – Best Coupe, the Audi TT Coupe (2006 – 2014) is an unequivocal substantiation to the saying ‘better with age’. First reaching UK showrooms in 2006 as a replacement for the groundbreaking Mk1 TT Coupe, the Mk2 is seen today as one of the most usable coupes available due to its market leading Quattro four-wheel drive as standard.
With the Mk2, Audi took the opportunity to build on the successful foundations first laid out by the Mk1, filling in the gaps that were missing at first perhaps. Audi sent the Mk2 to market with a variety of solid engines and made it incredibly agile, quick off the line and refined when travelling at low speeds. This all comes together as a package that feels premium and durable all year round for a price starting around £10,000, which really is a bargain all things considered.
The Audi R8 Coupe is somewhat of a TT Coupe on steroids. I say this because it dips in and out of two worlds, that of the common coupe and the genuine supercar. Considering that it has two extremely established markets to impress then, you have to say that its success is a homage to how good of a car it really is.
Prices for a good condition, early R8 with the V8 engine in it start around £40,000, while the V10 version will cost you around the £60,000 mark. Obviously, this isn’t cheap but one thing worth noting is that R8s depreciation rate is low, so if you ever come to sell it on, you won’t lose much. Like the TT, all of its wheels are driven so it’s as user friendly as it can be for a supercar. Unlike the TT however, the V8 engine’d R8 it will do a 0 - 62mph sprint time in just 4.6 seconds, whilst the V10 will get you there in a blistering 3.8 seconds.
Put together, its mid-engine location, Quattro four-wheel drive system and its outright pace, make it an exceptional drive around corners. However, you’d be wrong to think it is only a track car; the R8’s intelligent dynamics allow it be used to cruise around town or nip to the shops when necessary, making it more user-friendly than most other ‘supercars’.
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