Audi A5 Sportback more info

Audi is working on a new version of the A5: a five-door Sportback, a model that will combine the practicality of a five-door with the style of a coupe.

Next to the upcoming BMW 7-Series, the A5 Sportback will be a strong competition for the Mercedes CLS.

The A5 Sportback will remain a four seater model, but the back seats will have more space than in the latest A5 coupe. "It combines hatchback practicality with one of the prettiest shapes ever conceived in Ingolstadt," said a senior engineer at Audi.

Dynamic highlights will include a Quattro 4WD system with a 40/60 front/rear torque split for sportier handling, as well as the introduction of yet another acronym for your repertiore in QVT - quattro torque vectoring - which will continually monitor torque distribution to the wheels and act accordingly, promising enhanced agility and traction.

Engine line-up will include three turbocharged direct-injection petrol four-pot engines delivering 150, 177 and 211bhp, as well as a 265bhp 3.2 V6. Top of the line will be powered by a 354bhp 4.2 V8 engine. The RS5 version will have at least 450 hp.

Diesel versions will include a new 204bhp 2.0-litre diesel and the regular 170 hp one. Hybrid version is also in the consideration.

Source: CarMagazine

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