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Audi A5 DIESEL SPORTBACK 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic

Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
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Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic
Audi A5 35 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph8.4 secs
  • Top Speed140 mph
  • C02107 g/km
  • BHP163
  • Torque280 lbs/f
  • P11D31%

Review

When it comes to prestigiously-badged compact executive German cars, traditional thinking suggests that estates are fine but five-door hatchbacks aren't. Audi however, hasn't made it to the top of the pile by traditional thinking and their second generation A5 Sportback continues to turn such thinking on its head, with coupe styling married to a couple of rear passenger doors and hatchback practicality.

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Audi's second generation A5 Sportback may be hard to pigeonhole but it's a tempting proposition. Jonathan Crouch reports on the improved version.

Background

Back in 2010, the original version of Audi's A5 Sportback was the first hatchback in the compact executive segment, the area of the market dominated by models like Audi's A4, BMW's 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class. Previously, we'd seen estates in this sector, but never a hatch. The A5 Sportback changed that - and was so successful that BMW was forced to copy its concept with subsequent 3 Series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe models. Audi though, reckons that the original is still the best and aims to underline that perspective with the second generation version we look at here. Like the MK2 model A5 Coupe which shares this car's underpinnings and engineware, this Sportback is sharper-looking, more efficient and lighter than its predecessor. It's also much better equipped and more technologically advanced. Time to check it out in a little more detail.

Driving Experience

You'd think, when it came to driving dynamics, that this A5 Sportback would be starting out with a disadvantage over its BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe arch-rival. Its front-driven layout will, after all, never reward an enthusiast in quite the same way as that rear-driven BMW. But in originally developing this car, Audi was convinced that it could be made to feel almost as good. To prove the point, three different suspension systems are being offered, two of them passive and one featuring adaptive damping. Whatever your choice, you'll find the set-up firmer than it would be in an equivalent A4 saloon. Under the bonnet, a range of 2.0-litre TFSI petrol and TDI diesel MHEV engines has a familiar look. Petrol people get either a front-driven 190PS 40 TFSI or a 245PS quattro 45 TFSI. Both are quick; even the 40 TFSI manages 62mph in just 7.5s en route to 130mph. The 45 TFSI improves that to 6s and 155mph. Diesel drivers choose between a front-driven 163PS 35 TDI. Or a quattro 190PS 40 TDI variant. The 40 TDI makes 62mph in 7.6s en route to 130mph. The S5 TDI six cylinder model, now diesel-engined and offering 347PS, uses a 48-volt MHEV electrical system, an 8-speed tiptronic auto and of course have quattro 4WD. The top RS5 Sportback uses a 450PS 2.9-litre petrol V6.

Design and Build

Audi designers have brought together dramatic shapes and taut surfaces to update this A5 Sportback, creating a familiar yet very contemporary silhouette for the five-door coupe design that retains the original's handsome good looks. The stretched wheelbase, short overhangs and long, wraparound bonnet featuring a power dome emphasise the sporty silhouette. The Singleframe honeycomb grille is wider and flatter, and above it ventilation slits reference the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984. A bold blade forms the lower edge of the bumper, which features larger air inlets. A new sill provides for a slimmer appearance when viewed from the side, while at the rear a diffuser insert with trapezoidal tailpipes makes the car appear wider. In profile, the wave-pattern shoulder line is a key contributor to the A5 Sportback's elegant stance. Horizontal lines also dominate the interior of these improved A5 Sportback models. The large MMI touch display, the control centre of the car's redesigned operating system, is the focal point of the instrument panel and angled slightly toward the driver. It offers a user experience similar to a contemporary smartphone via a 10.1-inch touch display with acoustic feedback which replaces the rotary pushbutton used in previous models. Like all the latest Audis, this one gets the brand's 'Virtual cockpit' instrument binnacle, a 12.3-inch TFT display that replaces the conventional dials. There's still 480-litres of luggage capacity, which is close to the best in this class. Plus Audi also offers the option of sensor control for opening and closing the standard-fit electric luggage compartment lid. The rear seat back splits 40:20:40 as standard. The load-area width measures exactly one metre and the rectangular-shaped layout of this compartment makes it practical to use. With the rear seats folded down, the car can accommodate 1,300-litres.

Market and Model

Pricing in the mainstream range sits in the £38,000 to £60,000 bracket, though of course, you'll pay a lot more than that for the sporting S5 and RS 5 variants. The premium if you want to switch from any given petrol variant to its diesel alternative is only around £600. All mainstream A5 Sportback models have to have 7-speed S tronic auto transmission as standard. Quattro 4WD is standard on the faster petrol and diesel derivatives. There are three mainstream trim levels - 'Sport', 'S line' and 'Vorsprung'. All models come well equipped, every trim grade featuring xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, an 'Audi MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch' infotainment system with a 10.1-inch colour display, Bluetooth, a three-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel, a front centre armrest, a folding rear seat back with a 50:50 split, and LED interior lighting. Also standard are the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, the Audi pre sense city and multicollision brake assist safety systems, and a variable speed limiter. Also now standard is the desirable 'Audi Virtual Cockpit' TFT instrument binnacle, with its 12.3-inch screen and advanced graphics. Plus even with entry-level 'Sport' trim, you get alloy wheels of at least 18-inches in size and front sports seats in 'Twin' leather. A Head-up display can be ordered at extra cost.

Cost of Ownership

This A5 Sportback's new mild-hybrid diesel engine uses a 12-volt or 48-volt belt-driven alternator starter, a 0.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an energy recuperation system. Audi claims exemplary WLTP-rated fuel economy and efficiency, so let's look at that. The 40 TFSI manages up to 42.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 153g/km of CO2. the 45 TFSI quattro delivers up to 36.7mpg and up to 174g/km. As for the diesels, well the 35 TDI returns up to 54.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 136g/km of CO2. The 40 TDI quattro manages up to 48.7mpg and up to 153g/km. So how has Audi managed this very decent showing? Well, it has a lot to do with a revised engine control unit which shuts off the combustion engine when coasting at speeds between 34mph and 99mph. The engine management system decides in every situation whether coasting, freewheeling or recuperation (the recovery of kinetic energy), is most efficient. It does this using information from the navigation system and the onboard sensors. The energy recovered by the water-cooled belt alternator starter during coasting and braking flows into the 48-volt storage unit or directly to the electrical consumers. When the driver presses the accelerator pedal again after a coasting phase or a stop, the water-cooled belt alternator starter restarts the combustion engine. The system does this as required by the driver's wishes and the situation, from very smoothly to very quickly. Start-stop operation begins at 13mph. When stopped, the engine restarts as soon as the car in front starts to move, even if the brake is depressed. Of course, the driver will have to do his or her part. Helping here is the clever 'Predictive efficiency assist' system that could potentially improve your fuel economy by as much as 10%. It works with the Navigation package and analyses any given route, once set, to decide how the journey could be undertaken more efficiently, taking into account things like the speed limits, traffic signs, bends and roundabouts you'll be encountering along the way.

Summary

Audi has already proved with the A5 Sportback that there's room in the market for a mid-sized executive model with a fifth door and an added dose of charisma. Whether the people buying it are actually conquest customers is another issue entirely of course, but when you're offering cars to suit every conceivable market niche, you can never be quite sure of that. What's certain is that this second generation model is, in this improved form, more sophisticated and eminently more desirable. Which makes it even harder to ignore if you're target market for this kind of contender. One thing's certain: here's another very desirable Audi.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control system with speed limiter with free wheeling capability
Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
Audi drive select (Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Efficiency and Individual)
Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Audi phone box with wireless charging
Audi smartphone interface
Audi virtual cockpit - 12.3" full colour digital instrument cluster,vehicle/engine speed,3D navi map,Radio/media information+Driver assistance systems
Automatic start-stop system with coasting functionality and efficiency programme
Bluetooth interface
Electro-mechanical power steering
Email, calendar and text messages displayed via MMI
MMI nav+ with MMI touch - 10.1" high resolution MMI display, touch sensitive, 3D map, route/country info, dynamic route guide, personal route assist
Power operated tailgate
Rear view camera
Service interval indicator
Voice control system
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Audi matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic front and rear indicators
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour front spoiler lip
Body colour side sill trim
Body coloured door mirrors
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrors
Electric front windows
Front fog lights
Honeycomb structure radiator grille in grained matt black
Matt aluminium silver tailpipe trim
Privacy glass
Rain and light sensors
S line badges on front wings
S line front and rear bumpers with side skirts
S Line rear diffuser in matt titanium black with trim strip in matt aluminium silver
Side air inlets in grained matt black with matt aluminium silver inlay
Towbar preparation
Windscreen with acoustic glazing
Interior Features
3 spoke high multifunction leather sport steering wheel with paddle shfit and S badging perforated leather grips
Front sports seats with S embossed logo
Leather/Alcantara upholstery
4 way electric lumbar support for driver and front passenger
40/20/40 split folding 3 seater rear bench seat
Adjustable steering column
Black cloth headlining
Black perforated leather gearknob
Contrast stitching on seats, steering wheel and gear lever gaiter
Deluxe 3 zone electronic climate control
Front centre armrest
Front head restraints
Front/rear floor mats
Heated front seats
Illuminated door sill trim with S logo
ISOFIX child seat mounting and top tether
Luggage compartment mat
Manual seat adjustment
Rear headrests
Stainless steel pedals
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kit
Safety
Pre sense city
3x3 point rear seatbelts
6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
Electromechanical parking brake
Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) including ABS, ASR and EDL
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Hill hold assist
Multi collision brake assist
Pop-up bonnet for pedestrian protection
Seatbelt monitoring
Tyre pressure warning
Variable restraint system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Wheels
19" 5 spoke cavo design alloy wheels in part polished/contrast grey finish
Tyre repair kit
Entertainment
8 passive loudspeakers
CD player
DAB digital radio reception
Two additional USB ports for rear passenger in rear centre console
Two SDXC card slots
Packs
LED interior light pack - A5/RS5
Security
Anti theft alarm system
Anti theft wheel bolts
Immobiliser
Keyless Go
Remote central locking
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
Sports suspension lowered by 23mm
Trim
Matt brushed aluminium inlays
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 107
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 143
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 146
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 143
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1968
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 7 SPEED
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 51.4
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 163
Coin Description TDI
Coin Series S Line
Generation Mark 2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 33E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.4
Engine Power - BHP 163
Engine Power - KW 120
Engine Power - RPM 3250
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 280
Engine Torque - MKG 38.7
Engine Torque - NM 380
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 140
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 255/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear 255/35 R19
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPOKE CARVO
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1386
Length 4757
Wheelbase 2824
Width (including mirrors) 2029
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 40
Gross Vehicle Weight 2120
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1280
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 465
Max. Loading Weight 595
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1900
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1525
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.7

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