The five door sportback variant of the Audi A5 and the S5 is now available in Europe.
The car has undergone some distinct changes and is rumored to get launched in the U.S. later this year.
The front fascia of the Audi A5 Sportback resembles a lot like the A5 coupe but it has been modified to justify that it really belongs to the sports variant. The total wheelbase of the car has been stretched by 2 inches which significantly contributes to the total area within the vehicle. It has allowed the engineers to add two more doors offering space for additional passengers.
A dedicated liftgate is found in the model which seamlessly ends in the taillights. With a combination of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials, the car’s overall weight has been kept at the lowest possible numbers. The new generation vehicle is 33.1 pounds lighter when compared to the outgoing model.
The powertrain and fuel options offered in the European region has always been different when compared to the U.S. The new Audi A5 and S5 sedans in the continent will be offered with two petrol engine variants and three diesel engines. The base model engine is capable of rendering 248 horsepower with 278 lb feet of torque.
The S5 Sportback edition is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of delivering 349 horsepower. The car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds. The top speed of the car is pegged at 155.3 mph. Audi has implemented their proprietary virtual cockpit display in the car which should probably keep you updated on everything related to the car and other relevant information.
A huge 12.3-inch TFT display is used in the dashboard. The cockpit controls allow the driver to customize the content being displayed in the screen. If you need speed, acceleration, fuel, distance covered and route map, it can be customized to be shown on the large display. For others who might prefer music, videos or weather reports, it’s just a matter of seconds before you can see what you actually need.
The Audi A5, S5 five door sportback is all set to get launched in stores in Germany in the first half of 2017. The car will be available throughout the continent after which it might find its way to the U.S. market. If the rumors are true, the Audi variants are going to give a tough fight to the BMW 4 Series cars.