2017 Audi A5 Sportback Revealed
Just weeks prior to the official debut at the Paris Auto Show, Audi’s A5 and S5 Sportback models have been revealed showcasing their features and...
Just weeks prior to the official debut at the Paris Auto Show, Audi’s A5 and S5 Sportback models have been revealed showcasing their features and options. The A5 Sportback is built upon the same MLB platform, which is used in the coupe variant of the A5, released earlier this year.
Much of the styling of the A5 Sportback model resembles its corresponding Coupe version. Changes in bumpers and fog lights make up for the differences, from the otherwise signature Audi frontal look. The A5 Sportback also gets a reshaped hood along with noteworthy restyling of the rear and sides of the sedan.
The 2017 Audi A5 Sportback family gets 4 petrol engine variants. Of the four engines on offer, except for the top-end 3.0-litre TFSI engine that is used on the 2017 S5 Sportback, others use a 2.0-litre TFSI motor. As for diesel-powered engines, there will be 2.0-litre TDI, 2.0-litre TDI Ultra, base 3.0-litre TDI and a more powerful 3.0-litre TDI.
Front and all-wheel drive models are available depending on the engine chosen. Either a 6-speed manual, 7-speed dual clutch or 8-speed automatic will be used to transmit the power, depending upon the engine selected. Boot capacity of the car is now claimed to be the best in class at 480-litres.
A 7.0-inch screen or an 8.3-inch infotainment screen is used based on the model chosen, low-end or high-end variant. The vehicle also features an advanced Stop&Go adaptive cruise control system that can be used up to 65 km/h. It will be available in Germany at a starting price of $42,500 which translates to almost Rs 30 lakh. However, the car will be much pricier when launched here.