Audi A5 Sportback

Audi reveals its segment straddling A5 Sportback in production form

Audi’s latest niche-busting model has been revealed. The A5 Sportback has been drip-fed to us via teaser shots, but is now revealed in all its glory.

And it looks pretty much how you’d imagine it to – a smart five-door version of the handsome A5 coupe, with barely a line out of place. The result doesn’t look too indifferent to an Audi A4, though…

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Engines come from the tried and tested saloon, too, with two petrols – 208bhp 2-litre TFSI and 261bhp 3.2-litre V6 – and three diesels – 168bhp 2-litre, 187bhp 2.7-litre and 237bhp 3-litre V6 TDIs, There’s a range of transmissions, with a six-speed manual and seven-speed S-tronic and eight-speed multitronic automatics, while both six-cylinder engines come equipped with Audi’s famous quattro all-wheel-drive system.

The Sportback differs from an A4 saloon with its four frameless doors and a 36mm lower roofline, while its hatchback rear opens up to a load space not far off an estate A4 Avant. It aims for a more luxury feel with its four seats and svelte styling, though.

Advertisement - Article continues below

There’s a host of typically Germanic technology on offer, too, with Audi drive select, active shock absorber control and dynamic steering among the options.

Sales begin this October, with prices ranging from £25,440 for a standard trim 2-litre TDI to £36,220 for the 3-litre TDI in S line spec. No word on potential S5 or RS5 Sportbacks, but with Audi clearly trying to out-niche its key German foes, don’t rule either out.


Most Popular


Aston Martin DBX review - the first performance SUV to deliver on its promise

Aston Martin's first SUV is more than a good SUV, the DBX is the best car the British firm makes
10 Aug 2020

New Bugatti Divo deliveries begin - £4.4m hypercar hits the road

The very first examples of Bugatti’s Divo hypercar have rolled out of its Molsheim HQ gates
7 Aug 2020
Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo revealed – sober-dressed BMW M5 rival finally arrives

Some seven years after the launch of its executive saloon, Maserati has given it a V8 – with 572bhp
10 Aug 2020

New 2020 BMW M4 throws off more disguise ahead of reveal

BMW’s next M4 coupe promises much, but will it deliver? Here’s everything we know so far
7 Aug 2020