Audi A5 Sportback


Coupé looks with five-door practicality​

INTRODUCTION

Audi’s A5 Sportback straddles the line between A5 coupe and A4 four-door saloon, offering a touch of sportiness without losing the practicality of five doors. A sharper exterior design, mild hybrid engines and the latest MMI infotainment system bring it right up to date for 2020.

Audi A5 Models

​Design

The A5 Sportback represents the perfect compromise for those who need accommodation for five but with a touch of coupé flair. Although related to the A5 Coupé and Cabriolet, it has a longer wheelbase to allow for genuine five-seat accommodation. For 2020 it gains a wider singleframe grille with a new bottom lip on the bumper and aggressive air intakes either side. Headlights are now LED as standard (matrix LEDs are optional). At the rear, the taillights and diffuser are all new.

Performance

​You can choose from three petrol and two diesel powertrains for the A5 Sportback (the sportier RS5 has its own 2.9-litre V6 diesel). The line-up includes with the 35 TFSI petrol, which develops 150PS; the 40 TFSI petrol, delivering 190PS; and the top of the range 45 TFSI petrol which is only available with quattro all-wheel drive and a seven-speed Tiptronic transmission. The entry-level diesel is the 35 TDI, which develops 150PS while the 40 TDI has 190PS and can be chosen with or without quattro. All feature mild hybrid technology that can recuperate energy when slowing down and allow the engine to cut out and coast on the move.

Technology 

​Like the rest of the A5 range, the new A5 Sportback features the all-new MMI touch system. A 10.5-inch infotainment screen provides intuitive access to navigation and infotainment, while the top-of-the-range Vorsprung edition includes the full gamut of Audi Virtual Cockpit, MMI Navigation Plus and Audi Matrix Plus headlights. 

​Safety

Audi offers the A5 with pre sense city and multi-collision brake assist as standard, while other assistance systems are optionally available in packages called Tour, Side Assist and Park. A 10-year emergency call service provided with the vehicle via an embedded SIM card.

Verdict: The new A5 Sportback packs a brilliant blend of practicality and style, with its coupé-like looks, outstanding interior and updated infotainment. Two diesels and three petrol engines offer a wide choice of powertrains – and for the truly power-hungry there’s always the RS5 Sportback.

​The A5 Sportback is available in different versions, known as trim levels. These allow you to choose a version that reflects your preferred styling, driving experience and equipment level. Standard equipment and the choice of options both vary by trim.

​Sport

The Sport trim highlights include:
  • 18" '5-arm star' design alloy wheels
  • SD Card Satellite Navigation
  • Audi Connect Infotainment Services (3-month trial)
  • Front Sport seats in twin leather

S line

In addition to Sport, the S line trim highlights include:
  • 19" '5-parallel-spoke' design alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with LED rear lights and dynamic rear indicators
  • S line exterior styling pack
  • Sport suspension

​Black Edition

In addition to S line, the Black Edition trim highlights include:
  • 20" '5-arm-rotor' design alloy wheels, matt titanium look
  • Titanium Black Styling Pack
  • Inlays in Piano black
  • Flat-bottomed high multi-function 3-spoke leather steering wheel
  • Privacy glass (side and rear windows)

​Vorsprung

In addition to Black Edition, the Vorsprung trim highlights include:
  • 20" '5-V-spoke-star' design alloy wheels, matt titanium look
  • MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch with Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • Audi Matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights and dynamic front and rear indicators
  • Front Sport seats with Fine Nappa leather
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System

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