The A5 Sportback is one of Audi’s best looking cars. Its versatility and practicality are just some of its plus points.

We take an in depth look

Performance

We start off with one of the car’s main assets, the pure power it is able to produce. The four cylinder V6 petrol and diesel engines are sure not to let anyone down. The diesels will consist of a 2.0 litre and a 3.0 litre both of which will boast TDI technology. The petrol variants will come in the form of a TFSI and FSI Quattro and a 3.2 Litre. The 2.0 Litre TDI is one of the most popular choices for buyers, as it engages drivers into a thrilling performance whilst being quite economical too. It reaches 0-62 mph in just 8.7 seconds delivering 168 BHP AND 350Nm of torque.

Looks

As we mentioned earlier, the A5 Sportback is a very good looking car indeed. The front of the car is very wide giving the car a muscular and aggressive look. It is shaped like a saloon type of vehicle but has the styling attributes to distinguish its image away from that of a family car. The twin exhaust system at the rear makes the car look stylish as well as powerful.

Equipment

The three trim levels, standard, S and SE all come with generous equipment with many extras available to add. The S line is the more sporty option with a very stylish body kit option available making the car looks slightly more aggressive.

Practicality

There is a decent amount of head of leg room in the car, considering the category it is in. The boot space is able to be extended when the rear seats fold down. The car may appeal to the smaller type of family if they want to drive around with speed, style and a fair amount of practicality.

Running costs

This is an area where Audi may beat their rivals. The start/stop system saves the car’s fuel and allows it to emit less C02. The 2.0 litre TDI engine, which is said to be the most popular choice, emits 137g/km of C02 and returns 55.4 MPG, which is quite a respectable figure for a sports car.

Conclusion

A great sports car to own which can offer great green credentials on some its models; the A5 Sportback is overall one of the best cars available in its class.