The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback adds a sleek body style and rear-hatch versatility to the model’s typical coupe design. With the addition of exceptional performance characteristics and a host of premium amenities, the A5 Sportback offers an unparalleled experience that is sporty yet practical and powerful yet comfortable.
Sportback body style
The “Sportback” name refers to the 2018 A5 Sportback’s long, sloping roofline leading to the rear of the car. Adding this aspect gives the vehicle a longer, larger shape, allowing Audi designers to extend the wheelbase by 2.5 inches, affording the interior more space and giving the A5 Sportback a more dynamic, wide-planted stance.
The sloped roof also aids in cargo area access, as the rear decklid includes the whole rear windshield. That means that when you’re loading bulky cargo into the sports coupe’s potential 35 cubic feet of cargo space, there are no body elements to get in the way.
Audi A5 Sportback power
The A5 Sportback wouldn’t be an Audi if it didn’t possess impressive performance. The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback bears a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. It is coupled to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission and the brand’s famed quattro® all-wheel drive.
The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback delivers acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and, during normal driving, runs around 24 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg combined.*
The 2018 A5 Sportback is home to a large number of premium features. These include luxuries like standard HD Radio™ technology, an Audi music interface with two USB ports for data and charging, a HomeLink® garage door opener, leather upholstery and three-zone automatic climate control. On higher trims, even more premium features are added, including full LED headlamps, heated front seats with a driver memory system, the brand’s Parking system plus with a top view camera system and a Bang and Olufsen® sound system featuring 19 speakers.
The 2018 A5 Sportback offers a rare combination of sporty style, exhilarating performance and practical usability.
*EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.
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