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Old 25th June 2009, 11:29   #1
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The Audi A5 Sportback has been out and about it seems. These spy pictures of the four door hatch/ coupe were taken during a campus photo shoot in which the car was starring. Presumably the resulting official pictures will form part of a soon-to-launch marketing campaign, perhaps end up in a leaked brochure? We can only wish.

Nevertheless these are clear enough to indicate where the A5 Sportback lies in terms of positioning and styling. For the family man who desires the fastback action of the A5 coupe's lines but can't convince the missus of the importance of a sporty two-door GT to a man's overall wellbeing, the Sportback calls. Imagine 480 litres (980 with rear seats folded) of cargo space wrapped around the elegant alloy sheets and housing some of the most rewarding engines around. That is the Sportback; space plus performance.

Engines ensuring the latter are a 2.0TDI making 125kW (170hp) and 350Nm of torque. Following that is the 2.7TDI good for 140 kW (190hp) and 400Nm of torque, and a 3.0TDI worth 500Nm. There are also petrols like the 2.0TFSI with 155kW (211hp) and the 3.2-litre V6.

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From the side profile, especially the swoop of the C-pillar, the rake of the roof, the shape of the rear quarter window, and the Hofmeister kink... looks a LOT like the Jag XF.

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I agree,so is this Audi's answer to the panamera,cls and rapide or are they also going to come out with the A7?
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The Audi A5 Sportback has pretty much been uncovered in various guises; in teasers, spy shots and videos. So these leaked images which are supposedly of the real thing add very little to the overall A5 Sportback experience. Nevertheless it is always good be able to put them out there for commentary before they are officially released.

Details about the car are also abundant having been published a number of times on WCF and the interweb. In case you missed them here is a bit of a breakdown. The A5 Sportback shares its DNA with the A5 Coupe but as you can see, it is larger with two more doors and a longer wheelbase. Being a hatchback/wagon it features a luggage compartment of 480 litres with the seats up and 980 litres with the seats folded down. Yet it is sportier than the A4, with a lower suspension system and a rear diffuser showing its performance ambitions.

Engines found are the 2.0 TDI with 125kW (170hp) and 350Nm of torque, the 2.7TDI of 140 kW (190hp) and 400Nm, the 3.0TDI with 500Nm, and petrols which include the 155kW (210hp) 2.0TFSI and the 3.2-litre V6.
Audi is expected to unveil the A5 Sportback tomorrow July 16 during a ceremony that celebrates 100 years of Audi. German pricing will start at 36,050.

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officially revealed with 60 pics here:

Audi A5 Sportback Officially Revealed: Mega Gallery with 60 High-Res Photos - Carscoop
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Just saw A5 Coupe 3.2 passing by the Porsche showroom. Audi has gone the same disguised way of removal of logos etc of the car before it gets officially launched in India. Same thing happened with the A7.
Priced well, will make sense to quite a few here.
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Hope the A5 comes here, ideally in coupe form. Audi would find the sportback more suitable for India though.

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Just saw A5 Coupe 3.2 passing by the Porsche showroom. Audi has gone the same disguised way of removal of logos etc of the car before it gets officially launched in India. Same thing happened with the A7.
Priced well, will make sense to quite a few here.
Bro, I'm guessing that would have been an RS5 Coupe.
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Your guess is the same as what I would have guessed had I not seen the car. It is the A5 coupe I saw with the 3.2 fsi engine for sure. It was commuting hours and the car moved slowly.. Got a nice good look at the twin small exhausts at the back.
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Interesting, hope they considering getting that too.
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