When compared to the standard Audi Q5, the Q5 Sportback is distinct and individual in its class. The new sloping roofline is the first big difference you will spot to complement its overall fresh coupe-SUV design. The Sportback comes with 18-inch, 19-inch or 20-inch wheel designs. It has a revised front bumper with larger intakes and with a narrower refined Audi grille, new modernised LED headlamps, and the option of the new Audi OLED rear taillight technology on certain models; where owners can chose one of four rear lighting designs when ordering their new coupe-crossover. If you choose the optional S-Line exterior package you’ll get a more aggressive hexagonal grill texture, bolder air intakes in the bumper corners, a front gloss black skid plate, and 19-inch or optional 20-inch alloy wheels. The Q5 Sportback’s interior will be the same as the facelifted Q5 SUV’s, an extremely comfortable modern space to be, with an extensive list of options and with customisable interior ambient lighting and a head-up display.


Two Q5 powertrains are offered, the diesel-powered 40 TDI and the petrol 45 TSFI. Both have fouir cylinders, have 2.0-litres in capacity and feature a 12-volt mild-hybrid system to improve fuel efficiency. The 204hp 40 TDI will deliver 52-53mpg and cover the 0-62mph sprint in 7.6 seconds. A new twin-dosing catalytic converter with dual AdBlue injection ensures that it meets the most stringent Euro 6 emissions standards. The petrol-powered 45 TSFI has 265hp (up 20hp from the previous model) and accelerates from 0-62mph time in just 6.4 seconds. All models come with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and quattro ultra, which sends power to the front wheels under normal conditions but automatically and instantly switches to all-wheel drive if needed.

Performance & Technology

Directly after the facelifted Q5 SUV, the Sportback will feature the same quattro all-wheel-drive system for great traction in slippery conditions, and up-rated entry-level model 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, producing 201 bhp with peak torque of 400 Nm. The range will also feature an upgraded version of the same 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine found in the old SQ5 SUV and will come with a more potent 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which should offer an improvement over the conventionally driven unit’s 349bhp output.


Inside, drivers will not be disappointed with the technology on offer. A large, freestanding MMI touchscreen display is the centre of the experience and a fully digital Audi virtual cockpit now comes as standard. Audi’s Smartphone Interface means drivers can also easily access key apps on their phone. Furthermore, with Audi connect, drivers can link to the internet and access everything, from real-time traffic updates to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.