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Old 04-24-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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Its official Ė the A5 Sportback has been spotted lurking in the shadows! Our snappers caught these amazing images of the almost undisguised Audi testing in Germany, ahead of its scheduled debut at the Frankfurt show in September.

Based on the two-door A5 coupe, the Sportback will use a more practical five-door configuration as you can see clearly in the photos. But a more curvy and sleek design will distinguish it from the more conservative A4 Avant. In effect, it will sit in the range as a smaller brother to the A7 four-door coupe Ė Audiís rival to the Mercedes CLS.

Engine choices will include only the more powerful options, including V6 petrol and diesels, as well as a storming RS5 version producing around 450bhp from its 4.2-litre V8.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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Got a little Avalon flava in there

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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yuck. that looks pretty lame
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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yuck. that looks pretty lame
My thoughts exactly, this is one concept car that could use a little camo.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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is that a renault diamond upfront I'd hit it.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:47 PM   #7
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My thoughts exactly, this is one concept car that could use a little camo.
There is a little camo
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:51 PM   #8
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is that a renault diamond upfront
Audi Tech #1: "Well, we could spend all day covering the car in camo, or we could just slap a Renault badge on the front and go out for beers."

Audi Tech #2: "What if someone realizes it's not a Renault?"

Audi Tech #1: "Dude, BEER."

Audi Tech #2: "You make a convincing argument."

*Sound of beer mugs clicking together*
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #9
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I don’t understand Audi. They make the A4, a sedan, and then the A5, a coupe. Now, why cross into A4 territory w/ a four door A5? I guess it shouldn’t surprise me; they make an A5 convertible even though the A4 convertible is also a 2-door. They also make the A3 when there’s the A4 wagon. Does anyone else notice this stuff?
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:21 PM   #10
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Audi Tech #1: "Well, we could spend all day covering the car in camo, or we could just slap a Renault badge on the front and go out for beers."

Audi Tech #2: "What if someone realizes it's not a Renault?"

Audi Tech #1: "Dude, BEER."

Audi Tech #2: "You make a convincing argument."

*Sound of beer mugs clicking together*
audi isnt an irish car.... change beer to bratwurst then u got something going on....
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #11
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I donít understand Audi. They make the A4, a sedan, and then the A5, a coupe. Now, why cross into A4 territory w/ a four door A5? I guess it shouldnít surprise me; they make an A5 convertible even though the A4 convertible is also a 2-door. They also make the A3 when thereís the A4 wagon. Does anyone else notice this stuff?
Yep.

The A4 convertible/A5 convertible thing is the most perplexing to me. I remember reading that they would continue the A4 vert when the announced the A5 vert and I remember thinking, "Why?". Adding to the confusion they also sell the TT vert, it's just loony.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:24 PM   #12
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audi isnt an irish car.... change beer to bratwurst then u got something going on....
Someone's never heard of Oktoberfest... Germans do be lovin their beer.

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Old 04-24-2009, 04:28 PM   #13
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audi isnt an irish car.... change beer to bratwurst then u got something going on....
The good ol' germans have just as rich a drinking culture as the irish....

and if you want some mood music, here you go:

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Old 04-24-2009, 04:36 PM   #14
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Ugly. I don't get the sportback look.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:38 PM   #15
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First ugly Audi I've seen in a while.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:37 PM   #16
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Yep.

The A4 convertible/A5 convertible thing is the most perplexing to me. I remember reading that they would continue the A4 vert when the announced the A5 vert and I remember thinking, "Why?". Adding to the confusion they also sell the TT vert, it's just loony.
Heh, well at least I don't feel like I'm taking crazy pills anymore.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:03 PM   #18
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I donít understand Audi. They make the A4, a sedan, and then the A5, a coupe. Now, why cross into A4 territory w/ a four door A5?
Because you can't throw a rock without hitting an A4 in much of Europe, and that can turn off buyers who want something a little more unique. Same story with the E-Class and the CLS.

Why do they make an A4 and an A3? Because the two are not even close in size. In terms of length they're nearly as far apart as the Impreza/Tribeca.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:43 AM   #19
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The brand with the four rings has released the first official teaser shots along with initial information that includes details on the entry prices and the engine range of its much anticipated A5 Sportback. The third variant of the A5 series after the Coupe and Convertible models is a sleek five-door coupe with a low-slung roofline and a large hatchback that draws its inspiration from the Sportback concept study revealed in Detroit earlier this year. The new A5 Sportback will be available with an extended range of turbocharged and naturally aspirated gasoline engines as
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While Audi is holding back on the full blown photos of the car, the German firm tried to give us a picture of the A5 Sportback by comparing the five-door coupe's exterior dimensions to the A4 Sedan. According to the automaker, the A5 fastback (doesn't that sound more correct?) is 36 mm or 1.42 inches lower than the A4 Sedan while it also features shorter overhangs at the front and rear as well as a 2mm longer wheelbase of 2,810 mm (9.22 feet).

Notable styling traits include the frameless doors and of course the fact that unlike other sport sedans of the same philosophy like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and the VW Passat CC, the A5 Sportback features a somewhat more practical lift-gate instead of the traditional trunk. Audi claims that the Sportback's baggage volume of 480 liters (17.0 cubic feet) nearly equals that of the A4 Avant while there's also the option of folding the rear seats down, in which case, the volume increases to 980 liters or 34.6 cubic feet.



There are no teaser photos of the interior but don't expect something radically different from the A4 and A5 models. The premium five-door coupe is a pure four-seater with Audi claiming that it will offer comparable headroom and legroom space with the A4 Sedan.

The initial engine range of the A5 Sportback will consist of two gasoline and three diesel engines. The two gasoline units, the 2.0-liter TFSI with an output of 211HP and 350 Nm or 258 lb-ft of torque and the 3.2-liter V6 generating 265HP will be combined with Audi's all-wheel drive quattro system.

The diesel lineup will include a 2.0 TDI with 170HP and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft), a 6-speed manual gearbox and start/stop system, the 2.7-liter TDI with 190HP and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft), and the three-liter V6 TDI with 240HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of maximum torque and quattro all-wheel drive.

The A5 Sportback is set to arrive at Audi's European dealerships in September with an entry price of Ä36,050 in Germany (or about $50,000 US at today's exchange rates) for the 2.0 TDI version. Audi said that in the middle of 2010 it will add a cheaper model in the mix. The automaker did not disclose any other details but we're guessing that the entry-level model will be powered by either the 160HP 1.8-liter TSI or the 180HP 2.0 TFSI gasoline engines.


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Old 06-22-2009, 07:38 AM   #20
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AUDIíS UPCOMING A5 Sportback will be the first car in the A5 stable to differ substantially from the two-door coupe mould that -up until now - has been the basis of the range.

But one area where it definitely wonít differ is in the aural entertainment department. Like the A5 Coupe, the Sportback will also benefit from an optional Bang & Olufsen sound system that thumps out an impressive 505 watts in full 7.1 surround sound.



A 10gb hard drive is included in the package, as is the almost mandatory CD/DVD player.

A 7-inch screen displays the sound systemís interface, but by far the most impressive feature is the whopping 14 speakers used to reproduce your tunes of choice.

Granted, with the A4 and A5 Coupe already making use of a similar unit this isnít exactly earth-shattering news, but all you Audi-loving tech freaks out there may find it interesting that the upcoming upmarket sedan packs more sound hardware than the top-o-the-pile S8 (in Australia at least).

The 2010 A5 Sportback is expected to arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2010, with the top-spec models launching first.

The Bang & Olufsen audio system has yet to be confirmed for the Aussie market, but considering itís presently available on the A5 coupe, cabriolet and A4, expect it to make it onto the A5 Sportbackís options list too
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