The Audi A5 (internally designated Typ 8T) is a coup produced by the German automobile manufacturer Audi since 2007. It is the coup, cabriolet, and five-door fastback versions of the fourth generation (B8) Audi A4 saloon and estate models. The A5 marks Audi's return to the compact executive coup market since the (B3/B4) Audi 80-based coup model ended production in 1996. The B6/B7 A4 spawned a convertible variant but not a coup. For the fourth generation A4 (B8), Audi decided to spin off the cabriolet, along with a new coup and five-door hatchback, into a nameplate of its own as the A5. The new A5 and B8 A4 were based on the Audi MLP platform (Modular Longitudinal Platform) which is planned to underpin the next generation A6 and A8. The A5 is the third coupe in Audi's line-up, next to the second-generation TT and the R8. The A5 has adopted many design elements of the Nuvolari quattro concept. The A5 debuted with the 3.
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