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Pricing and specs revealed for new Audi A5 Sportback

Audi has opened order books for the new A5 Sportback just weeks after its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

New Audi A5 Sportback

New Audi A5 Sportback

The new five-door model joins the Coupé, which was also revealed in Paris and has been available since late September. The Sportback model arrives a couple of months after the two-door variant in February 2017 and will be priced from £38,005 OTR.

Both models are offered in SE, Sport and S line specification in keeping with the rest of the Audi range.

Equipment on SE models brings 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights aided by LED daytime running lights, Audi Drive Select, three-zone electronic climate control and a power-operated tailgate for Sportback models (coupé models come fitted with an electric boot lid release mechanism).

SE models also provide an increased array of infotainment and driver assistance systems. These range from the Audi Smartphone Interface connection hosting Apple Carplay and Android Auto, and the front and rear Audi Parking System Plus to the Audi Pre-sense City automatic braking system and the Audi Connect Safety and Service package. Also fitted as standard is an embedded SIM card that enables occupants to dial an emergency or assistance call service with a one-touch button function inside the car.

Sport models bring 18-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, LED front and rear lights with dynamic rear indicators and front sports seats upholstered in leather/Alcantara. Also included are LED interior lighting pack, electrically adjustable sports seats with four-way lumbar support upholstered in Twin leather, SD card-based MMI navigation and a three-month free trial of Audi connect.

At the top of the range, S5 quattro models deliver bespoke styling and paintwork options, partly polished 19-inch alloy wheels, S sport suspension and specially tuned brakes.

Interior equipment includes front S super sports seats, combining lumbar support, pneumatic adjustment and a massage function and finished in Fine Nappa leather, plus MMI navigation plus and a three-year subscription to the Audi connect suite. S5 models can also be specified with a sport differential.

The new A5 Coupé and Sportback offer a choice of three TDI and two TFSI power units, covering 187bhp four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI units, which can be configured with either a six-speed manual or 7-speed S tronic transmission, with the TDI also offered in an ultra version.

The S5 Coupé brings a 2.0 TFSI producing 249bhp with quattro all-wheel drive and S tronic transmission while the S5 Sportback uses a 215bhp V6 TDI exclusively linked to an eight-speed tiptronic.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.