So the theory goes, saloons look and feel more upmarket than hatches. I don’t buy that. And I certainly don’t buy it when it comes to the Audi A5, available in five-door Sportback form, three-door coupé and cabriolet form.
It’s considerably more glamorous than the A4 saloon and not just for its relative rarity. It’s sleeker, prettier and more muscular than the four-door. The 2017 Audi A5 takes a meaner, more aggressive stance than before, which has impressed us thus far.
As for the second generation S5, available in all three bodystyles, it is a no-nonsense fast mid-size Audi set to take the battle to the BMW 440i and the Mercedes-AMG C43, while leaving the grand battle for the AMG C63, M4 and the RS5 - although there are no definites one is on the horizon. Under the bonnet is an all-new 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engine producing 349bhp putting in the same ballpark as its closest rivals.