The Audi A5 is a mid-size coupé, built by German manufacturer Audi, based on their compact executive car, the Audi A4. The car seen in Skyfall belongs to Audi's 'B8' generation, which is the eighth generation of the 80/A4 range, and the first A5 generation. It does not have a direct predecessor, as the last mid-size coupé built by Audi, the Audi Coupé B3 had been discontinued in 1996. The model seen in the movie is the pre-facelift model, as both A4 and A5 received a refurbishment in mid-2011 for the 2012 model year. The model was built until 2016, when the new generation ('B9') was introduced. The A5 B8 debuted at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show.