In a move aimed to revitalize a seven year old car, Audi has just launched the new Audi A5 Sportback, and the S5 Sportback for the general public.
If you remember, the A5 was one of the first cars to experiment with features of both a sedan as well as a coupe, making it an awkward yet beautiful product.
While it never had the class or the panache of the Audi A8, but it was still exciting enough to deserve a second chance all these years later.
This second chance comes in the form of a more sleek and striking design, that features the latest styling cues from Audi’s Design Language.
As a result, the car looks a lot more slimmer, while also being a lot more lighter, since it has shed almost 85kg weight as part of it’s transformation.
This decease in weight doesn’t mean that the owners have to compromise on comfort or drivability, as the redesigned five-link suspension system makes sure that every movement of the car feels planted, with complete body control.
In order to make sure that increased agility doesn’t get you in trouble, the company is also introducing a host of safety features, that work together with the help of the car’s very smart brain.
These features include, automatic emergency braking, camera-based speed sign recognition, parking assistance systems, as well as adaptive cruise control.
These features as you can see not only make sure that your drive is smooth, but also keep you on track, just in case you forget to pay attention.
Considering the reputation of these cars, it is understandable that you might be waiting for the performance specs, which is why we left them for last.
The power output needed by a car of this stature, comes from the same petrol and diesel engines as the regular A5 Coupe. However, thanks to some tweaking, the final output comes between 140 kW (190 hp) to 210 kW (286 hp) in the regular range.
If you feel the need for more power, then you can always opt for the S5 Sportback, which features a 260 kW (349 hp) turbocharged V6 engine, that can do 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds.
Considering this level of performance and features, the car seems modestly priced, with the A5 starting at €37,800, and the S5 Sportback going for €62,500.
So, if you feel like this car could make a good addition to your garage, then by all means, go ahead and get one.