2013 Audi A5 Sportback Review | t-break: Tech @ Its Fastest

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Audi A5 Sportback


The Audi A5 was designed to be a version of the A4, but with the recent introduced last year, have changed a bit for this niche product line. in with the fastback version of the A5 we get a full 5-seater family car brings the beauty and dynamic of the A5 coupe, but a stately design more in line with the A6.

The A5 is an excellent in-between car for those who a family sedan, but don’t the somewhat constricted space of the A4, nor the feel of the A6. The best thing is the A5 Sportback brings all the beautifully curves of the coupe version it, making it one of the most beautiful or 4-door coupe if you will, on the besides the elder sibling, the A7 of

Indeed the front fascia of the A5 looks a lot like the A6, except the is lower hung with that don’t look as on the A5 as they do on the A6. What you get instead of the bland looking sides of the A6 are curves and bulges near the at just the right angles to the A5 Sportback both an elegant and look.

The fastback design may not appeal to but it certainly gives the car a unique not to mention a level of practicality as Basically the rear windshield just over the headrest of the seats, providing the rear more room. It’s a effect that makes you like you’re not constricted in the seats.

Overall, though, nothing to complaint about the A5 Sportback’s exterior, especially the optional S-line bodykit. The fat wrapped around the 5-spoked design with titanium complements the wide body of the A5. The running LEDs with the angular lines bring the complete package of elegance and workmanship that exudes most Audis.


up the A5 Sportback and you’ll see quintessential engineering at work. From the leather seats to the door and upholstery, to the aluminum trim everything is fitted with the of near clinical precision you find on American or Asian

The main dashboard along the centre console area is towards the driver. One thing I in with our test unit was the that it didn’t come the navigation system or the Audi MMI Interface) system. So basically no or even Bluetooth audio my Android smartphone, although I did to get the phone connected to make calls, along with access to the entire contact

The screen controls are below the air vents, which means to them the driver will to lean forward a bit to be able to thing; not the most intuitive design. Speaking of which, the A/C fan control isn’t directly making it a two step process to the fan button and then turn the dial knob to adjust fan This control mechanism is most Audis and I do hope change it to something much in the future.

Like having an actual switch to adjust fan speeds.

The sound-proofing is just what expect from an Audi; no outside noise between 80 to and just little bit of wind at 120kmph. It’s certainly not as as the A6, but you’d be hard pressed to the difference at highway speeds.

The package along with the “Rotor” rims also with the Sports suspension, coupled with the Quattro drive system, makes for a controlled ride. Although, the firm suspension does you to literally crawl on speed this is completely offset by the grip around corners.

The passengers, as I mentioned earlier, about the same legroom as the A6, but it a lot roomier because of the extra rear windshield on the fastback

Audi A5 Sportback

The Drive

Our review A5 Sportback came the 2.0T, 2-liter turbocharged producing 211hp and 350Nm which is enough to push the car from 0 to 100kmph in 7.3 seconds. remarkable, but given the 11-liters/ overall fuel consumption heavy city driving), I’d say a decent compromise.

Otherwise you have the option to go with the turbo which goes 0 to 100kmph in 6 seconds flat, is if you can pony up another AED 25.5K.

The Quattro all-wheel drive in the A5 Sportback certainly gives it a spirited character which take a good thrashing the corners and almost never let tires slip on straights. The engine certainly looses if you want to floor it beyond with the turbo kicking in after a second while the decides that to drop one more to give you the push really want.

One of the cool on the A5 Sportback is where the engine off when you hold the brake, on when you lift your off the brakes. It exists solely for the of saving fuel. Obviously the car is on, with all the electronics and the a/c running.

It’s smart enough to when you’re in traffic so as not to the engine just as you’re to crawl forward in heavy

The other cool feature was the parking assist whereby the will automatically be activated the car comes to a complete halt, when you press the accelerator. these features work on their own, and can also be if you don’t feel comfortable them. Sadly they work in tandem, so that at the when you press the brake and the A5 and the auto handbrake comes on, the won’t turn off.

I’m sure the engineers at Audi figure out in the coming models, but for now two systems work independent of other.

The steering wheel butter smooth, with effort required to turn the so effective is Audi’s ‘Dynamic system. No car that I’ve to date has steering this And I was pleasantly surprised to find out despite all this luxury, the surface isn’t muted on the wheel, where I could the touch of the A5 Sportback on the road.

At the end of the day the Audi A5 Sportback is an excellent car on its but to truly feel the luxury of a car, you’re going to to add a lot of very expensive optional That said, if nothing I’d recommend getting the S-line package with the Rotor which will give you one of the looking cars on the road. you want more performance and to go along with it depends on how deep your pockets go.

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Audi A5 Sportback
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