2012 Audi A5 Sportback. With its A5 Sportback, Audi has once again underscored its leading role in both interior and exterior automotive design. The cabin is spacious, with all four seats offering ample room and comfort. The large luggage compartment hatch is integrated harmoniously into the rear end with the low C-pillars. Beneath it is a luggage compartment with a volume of 480 liters (16.95 cu ft), and 980 liters (34.61 cu ft) with the rear seat backs folded down.
All eight engines offered in the Audi A5 Sportback are highly efficient direct-injection engines – the diesel engines use TDI technology and the gasoline engines follow the FSI concept. In three of the four gasoline engines, the Audi valvelift system varies the lift of the valves to further increase torque. All versions come equipped with a fuel-saving recuperation system; the two-liter, four-cylinder models with manual transmission also feature a start-stop system and the on-board computer with efficiency program.
The engines: 1.8 TFSI with 118 kW (160 hp), 2.0 TFSI with 132 kW (180 hp), 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro with 155 kW (211 hp), 3.2 FSI quattro with 195 kW (265 hp), 2.0 TDI with 105 kW (143 hp), 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI quattro with 125 kW (170 hp), 2.7 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp), 3.0 TDI quattro with 176 kW (240 hp)
Power is transmitted via a six-speed manual transmission, the continuously variable multitronic or the seven-speed S tronic. The Audi A5 Sportback with 155 kW (211 hp) and the 2.0 TDI with 125 kW (170 hp) are also available with quattro permanent all-wheel drive, which comes standard with the 3.2 FSI and 3.0 TDI models. quattro can be complemented in the two top models with the optional sport differential for the flexible distribution of torque to the rear wheels. The front-wheel drive models come with the ESP stabilization program and an electronic limited slip differential.
Audi offers the same high-end options for the new Audi A5 Sportback as for the A5 Coupé, including the Audi drive select vehicle dynamics control system. Adaptive cruise control, Audi side assist and Audi lane assist are cutting-edge driver assistance systems.