It combines the design of a coupe with the functionality of an Avant. The powerfully flowing outline with the characteristic waveform of the shoulder line makes it truly aesthetic. Under the beautiful shell, the five-door model impresses with newly developed chassis, powerful propulsion and innovative infotainment, as well as connectivity solutions.
The stretched wheelbase, the short overhangs and the long, wraparound front lid with power dome emphasise the model’s dynamism.4,733 millimetres in length, a 2,824 millimetre wheelbase. The A5 Sportback displays sporty, balanced proportions. It combines dramatic shapes and athletically taut surfaces. Another distinguishing feature is the sporty front end. The three-dimensionally modelled Singleframe grille is significantly flatter and wider than on the previous model.
The characteristic design feature is now even more striking with its three-dimensional character. The interplay of light and shadow becomes all the more alluring. The long sweeping wave with the pronounced bulges over the wheel arches underscores the quattro DNA. The rear end exhibits clearly horizontal and three-dimensional styling. The stretched luggage compartment lid in aluminium terinates with a striking spoiler edge that also enhances the aerodynamics. The finely contoured headlights in the Audi A5 Sportback harmonise perfectly with the horizontal lines of the front end. They are positioned slightly above the top edge of the Singleframe grille, which is drawn down quite far – a surprising design detail and a first in the A5 model line. With the optional LED headlights and Audi Matrix LED headlights, LED technology is used for all lighting functions. The new lighting signature of the Audi Matrix LED headlights creates a characteristic, focused four-eye face reminiscent of the Ur-quattro.
The A5 Sportback has a large, easy-to-read analog speedometer and tachometer. Between them is the display of the driver information system. In the basic version, the DIS monitor has a 5-inch screen diagonal. The MMI system is controlled via the control elements on the wide, asymmetrically split centre console. The focal point of the terminal is the round rotary pushbutton. Its surface is home to the touch-sensitive touchpad option. The touchpad is used to input characters and also for multifinger gestures, enabling the driver to zoom in on the map. The whole MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, including the intelligent free text search function. The new, more natural voice control system can recognise inputs made using everyday language, such as: “I’d like to call Peter” or “Where’s the nearest gas station?” The Audi virtual cockpit is an alternative to the analog instrument dials for the new A5 Sportback. It assumes that MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is on board. The various display options bring the driver added convenience. Thanks to its resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels, the large TFT monitor displays richly detailed graphics.
Setting standards in its class with an extensive choice of driver assistance systems. Options can be ordered individually or are grouped together in the “Parking”, “City” and “Tour” packages. Different technologies enhances safety, comfort and efficiency. Adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist plays a pivotal role here. This system relieves the driver in slow-moving traffic at speeds up to 40.0mph. The Stop&Go function brakes the vehicle to a stop and lets it start off again automatically.
Predictive efficiency assistant, offers driver situation-specific tips on how to save fuel. It evaluates GPS information in the immediate vicinity of the car. The system detects bends, roundabouts, junctions, descents, settlements and speed limit signs. It monitors the road at speeds of up to 52.8mph, detects other vehicles/ pedestrians, and initiates full braking in an emergency. Collision avoidance assist intervenes if the car has to drive around an obstacle. Based on data from the front camera, ACC and radar sensors, it computes a recommended driving line within a fraction of a second.