The second Audi A5 is very much the modern equivalent of what the first one was when it was introduced in 2007: a close relative of the A4 designed for people who would rather have a coupe than a saloon car.

Mechanically, it’s just the same as the A4, with arguably sleeker styling at the expense of some practicality. Buyers won’t mind that trade-off any more than they will be concerned about the pricing.

As an Audi spokesman said at the UK press launch, “This is not a price-sensitive car.”