Audi A5 Sportback Models and A5 Sportback History
Available in Europe and parts of Asia almost since the launch of the Audi A5, the four-door Sportback version of the sleek sport coupe finally arrives in North America for early 2017 as a 2018 model year vehicle. The third body style joins the familiar two-door coupe and cabriolet duplicating the sensationalized four-door coupe style introduced to stateside Audi customers on the A7 Sportback. Receiving Audi's new treatment to the A5 lineup, the all-new 2018 Sportback variant shares new exterior design traits such as the wider, lower Singleframe grille and bolder side lines. The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback also shares its powerplant with two-door counterparts. A 252-horsepower TFSI (Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection) 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is combined with a seven-speed automatic transmission resulting in impressive responsiveness as well as effective fuel mileage. Acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the A5 Sportback can be accomplished in 5.7 seconds through its quattro all-wheel drive system. With standard five passenger seating, the shape of the coupe-like Audi A5 Sportback also provides beneficial cargo space rated to be double the size of the two-door. Audi's pre sense basic safety suite is standard on the 2018 A5 Sportback while a connected infotainment supported by 4G LTE connectivity is optional.