Again the beauty of AUDI is with new sporty and dynamic look this beauty name is AUDI S5 Sportback is here at last, ready to tear up American roads alongside its coupe- and convertible-bodied brethren. Its turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 provides a potent 354 hp. A manual transmission is not available, “But” the eight-speed automatic routes power to the ground via Quattro all-wheel drive.
A torque-vectoring rear differential improves on already nimble handling. Audi offers all sorts of tech goodies as standard, among them automated emergency braking, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto its be latest.
Is America done hating hatchbacks? Audi is betting on it, as the brand for the first time is sending us be-hatched four-door versions of the A5 and S5 in the form of the A5 and S5 Sportbacks also.
The second generation of Audi’s sleek mid-size hatchback (the United States never received the first-gen models), the latest A5 and S5 Sportbacks augment the lineup of A4 and S4 sedans and A5 and S5 coupes and cabriolets. While sensible souls are sure to be perfectly content with the $43,575(INR- 2837,015) Audi A5 Sportback’s 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, those of a more lively mind-set will be drawn to the $55,375 S5 Sportback
(INR-3,605,272) and its 354-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine.
Regardless of mode, and despite occasional annoyance with its perceived performance when driven gently, the S5 Sportback’s acceleration doesn’t disappoint. We jockeyed the 4017-pound hatchback from zero to 60 mph in a brisk 4.3 seconds and through the quarter-mile after just 12.9 seconds at 108 mph—times that matched those of a 75-pound-lighter S5 coupe, although the coupe recorded a slower quarter-mile trap speed of 107 mph. The Audi S5 Sportback extra mass, however, made itself known in its 70-mph-to-zero stopping distance of 158 feet, trailing its two-door counterpart by eight feet. Still, the S5 Sportback needed 13 feet fewer than the Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan to come a halt.
Even in the face of its strong acceleration, the S5 Sportback proved relatively frugal. Our observed fuel economy of 23 mpg was just 1 mpg shy of the EPA’s combined estimate. It also matched what we recorded in a lighter and less powerful A5 Quattro coupe equipped with an automatic transmission. The S5 Sportback returned 33 mpg in our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test—3 mpg better than the EPA’s rating and 1 mpg behind the figure we achieved in the A5 Quattro coupe.
The ZF-supplied gearbox is a meticulous partner that makes the most of the V-6’s 369 lb-ft of torque, which is available from a low 1370 rpm all the way to 4500 rpm. Turbo lag is palatable so long as the dashboard-mounted Audi Drive Select switch is set to Dynamic mode or you use the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters to select first gear. Leave the transmission to shift for itself and the car in its Comfort setting, though, and the S5 will launch in second gear in the interest of fuel economy. This annoyingly maximizes the twin-scroll turbo’s initial lag, and it doesn’t leap off the line like a performance model should. The transmission’s hesitation to downshift at speed in Comfort mode also proved irksome, ultimately leading us to leave the car in its Dynamic or Auto settings, the latter of which automatically switches between Drive Select modes based on recent driving style. An Individual setting allows S5 Sportback owners to tailor the car’s various Drive Select functions to their liking, including the steering, suspension, transmission shift points, and more.
She’s a Beauty
Audi This name know for the Sporty and Beauty look and There’s no denying the S5 Sportback has style. Its tapered roofline, longer wheelbase, and kinked window line give the Sportback a visual presence missing from its two-door stablemates. Additionally, our test car benefited from an eye-popping coat of Tango Red paint, a $575 option.
Sleek and functional, the S5 Sportback’s hatch conceals 22 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats; that’s 10 cubes more than the S5 coupe’s trunk and nine more than the S4 sedan’s. Although the S5 Sportback’s rear bench seat is class competitive and comfortable enough for two, those in search of maximum rear-seat space will be better served by the S4 sedan, which offers about half an inch of extra head- and legroom.
Per Audi norms, the S5 Sportback’s interior features rich materials pieced together with laser-tight precision. Ergonomics are top-notch, and the S5’s climate and multimedia controls are both intuitive and located within easy reach of the driver. The standard infotainment screen is a 7.0-inch unit, while a 8.3-incher is available as an upgrade.
As the top-of-the-line Prestige model (a $4400 additional outlay over the standard Premium Plus trim), our S5 Sportback test car came equipped with the bigger infotainment screen and an in-dash navigation system, an upgraded sound system, a head-up display, a 360-degree-view camera system, LED interior lighting, and Audi’s chic Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster. It also sported the $1800 Driver Assistance package (adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beams), $1250 worth of quilted leather, and $500 in carbon-fiber dashboard trim, bringing the slinky hatchback’s as-tested price to $68,350. That’s $3000 more than a similarly equipped Audi S4 and $200 less than an equivalent S5 coupe.
Given that more than half of Audi S5 Sportback and S5 models sold since June (the first month Audi began counting the new body style) have been Sportbacks, it appears this hatchback bet is paying off. The American aversion to hatches may be subsiding—at least for ones that look as good as this Audi.
Should I buy Audi S5 Sportback ?
If the rear seat headroom and low seating aren’t spoilers for you, the A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI could just be the luxury car In the market also have Audi A3 its also known about the performance, looks, speed, Price and specifications also but you didn’t know you wanted. Its appeal is centred around its style, yes, but with its impressive ride quality, pleasant diesel engine and high-quality cabin, it’s also a proper alternative to the mid-size luxury sedans, Audi’s own A4 included. Sure, the A5 is pricier than like-sized rivals (the Sportback costs Rs 54.02 lakh, ex-showroom, India) but, remember, the premium will also buy you a certain exclusivity at the office/golf club/hotel parking lot.
But should you happen to be flexible on budget, we’d recommend you go all out and splurge on the S5 (Rs 70.60 lakh). It’s the version that delivers the requisite go to match the Audi S5 Sportback body style’s show and it’s the version we’d want in our own driveways.