few months Ago came the second generation of the Audi A5. The coupé three-door arrived accompanied by the powerful Audi S5, and both followed the – line continuation of the of the brand. Today they have been presented in society Audi A5 Sportback and S5 Sportback, the variants with five doors make it more practical to the coupe. Can be seen in the near future Paris and will be of great importance in the range due to its high demand.
must begin by saying that the Audi A5 Sportback will not just differences with the A5 that we already saw with the exception of the number of doors. Will continue to faithful to the style of the brand and will have some similarities with the sedan Audi A4. In the front appears the hexagonal grille and bumper redesigned with some chrome details. will Continue the fluid lines that give a dynamic aspect and at the back we will find new drivers rear.
If the new Audi A5 Sportback seems to have a greater presence than the three-door is because it has grown. Although it shares the same platform MLB, its wheelbase has elongated up to 2,82 m (6 inches more). This will result in an increased interior space, mainly in rear seats. The trunk is another point which has been noticed and it has now reached the 480 litres (compared to 465 litres that has the three doors).
If we keep talking about the interior, we will have to say that also remains unchanged with respect to the A5 coupe. This is not precisely bad, because the technology is one of its highlights. It will offer the well-known Audi Virtual Cockpit with a screen of 12.3 inches, and the central screen of 7 or 8,3 inches with the Audi MMI Navigation plus. You’ll also find a multitude of driving aids, such as adaptive cruise control with Stop function & Go (wizard of jams), the new Park Assist or cross-traffic alert.
here the range of engines of the Audi A5 Sportback, which will be the same that we saw in the three doors. We will have to choose between two mechanical petrol TFSI and three diesel TDI. In the part of the gasoline version g-tron will be the access level, a 2.0 TFSI of 170 HP and 270 Nm that works with natural gas or with gasoline, but that probably will not come to Spain. It follows the 2.0 TFSI with two power levels: 190 or 252 HP. Above will be the Audi S5 Sportback which is then we’ll talk.
we Jump to the diesel which will be the engine 2.0 TDI with 190 HP and 400 Nm of torque. There will be a version of ultra that will have fuel consumption and emissions more content. The other mechanics of this type will be the 3.0 TDI V6 that may be chosen with 218 or 286 HP of power. There will be a manual gearbox six-speed, automatic S tronic seven-and-a tiptronic 8 speeds; depending on the version. There will also be quattro for the most powerful.
Audi S5 Sportback
We leave for the end the sport variant, the Audi S5 Sportback. You will be able to visually recognize the A5 Sportback is aesthetically more aggressive and by the blue color in the images of the gallery. Although the main difference will be under the hood, because there it is the powerful engine 3.0 TFSI, a V6 engine that develops no less than 354 HP and 500 Nm of torque. This model will have the same features that the S5 three-door and will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds, and its maximum is limited to 250 km/h.
As said at the beginning, we can see the Audi A5 and S5 Sportback at the Paris Salon. To see the streets will have to wait at the beginning of 2017. Later made official their list of prices and equipment in our country, but already I can forward some data. The Audi A5 Sportback engine-2.0 TFSI 190-HP will depart from the 41.400 euros in Spain. On the other hand, the Audi S5 Sportback will have a starting price in our country 77.900 euros.
Source – Audi