Audi has unveiled the five-door Sportback variant of the A5 and S5 for Europe. Although it isn’t still confirmed, there are some rumors about new 2018 Audi A5 Sportback coming back to U.S., wich would be a first time that we are offering bodystyle on our shores.
The A5 Sportback has the front end of the A5 coupe, but highlights a wheelbase which is stretched by 2 inches to help stow the two extra doors. The back uses taillights close to those that coupe has, but gets a liftgate for the cargo area so as A7. Like the coupe, the Sportback gets mixed-material body that makes it 33.1 pounds less heavier than generation before, which hasn’t been offering in the U.S.
Will the A5 Sportback be offered for our market despite of a recent scandal?
In the Europe, the A5 Sportback will have three diesel options and two gas engines. If it comes to the U.S., it is likely to have the same 2.0-liter turbocharger TFSI four-cylinder offered in the A5 coupe. That engine makes 248 hp and 278 ib-ft of torque in the A4 sedan. Because of recent scandal, it’s not clear if a diesel engine will be offered for our market.
The S5 Sportback has the same turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 coupe, which means that has 349 hp or 16 hp more than the previous one. S5 Sportback is evaluated to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds an on to an electronically limited top speed of 155.3 mph with standard Quattro all weel drive and an eight-speed automatic. Inside has traditional analog gauges, but Audi’s Virtual Cockpit gauge is available. That possibility is including a high-reolution 12.3-inch TFT screen which is configured to show info however the driver wants. Audi’s MMI navigation also has head-up display plus infotainment system with smarthphone integration and MMI touch. The Audi A5 and S5 Sportback will be on sale in Europe at beginning of 2017.
We may can even expect to see the Sportback in battle with BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe sometime in the future.