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Monday, June 22, 2009

AutoAlert : The Audi A5 Sportback

Audi have released a teaser image and a sketch of the upcoming Audi A5 Sportback, a 4-door version of the A4/A5 with a coupe-like roofline. This brings Audi’s C-segment contender body style count up to a total of 5 – sedan and touring for the A4, and coupe, convertible and now this new 4-door sportsback for the A5.

Being Audi's interpretation of a 4-door coupe , it differs from the A4 by having a roofline that is lower by 36mm & frameless doors. Surprisingly the Sportback has the ability to swallow 480 liters of luggage with is just 10 liters less than the A4 Avant's 490 liters. This capacity can be further increase to 980 liters with the rear seatbacks down.

At launch time there 5 engines available with 3 of them being Audi's TDI range of engines. They are:

  • 2.0 TFSI putting out 211hp and 350Nm (with Audi's valvelift)
  • 3.2 liter V6 with quattro putting out 265hp(with Audi's valvelift)
  • 2.0 TDI
  • 2.7 TDI V6
  • Flagship 3.0 TDI V6 which churns out 500Nm of Torque with max power of 240 horses

Treat your eyes to these pictures in the meantime :)


Related Article : The Audi A5 Sportback Launched


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