2018 Audi A5 Sportback Debuts in LA Auto Show. After making people questioning whether the newest A5 Sportback will arrive in US market or not, 2018 Audi A5 Sportback, together with S5 Sportback, finally made its official US debut at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, marking the first ever arrival of this model in North America region. This fastback was unveiled at the last Paris Motor Show and even dubbed as baby A7 due to the smaller size and similarity of the design.
2018 Audi A5 Sportback Specifications
Exterior, Interior design
The sleek line of this 2018 Audi A5 Sportback 4-door fastback bears a huge resemblance with A7. There is also some similarity with Audi A4, but A5 Sportback has 1.6” lower suspension. Both A5 and S5 Sportback gets similar updates on the exterior which include wider yet flatter Singleframe grille, lower and longer hood line and slimmer 3D LED taillights.
2018 A5 Sportback is actually a 4-door car, but it could be five if you count the liftgate. Speaking of the liftgate, it provides easier access to the cargo that has 17 cubic feet capacity with the rear seats up. If you need even more cargo space, simply fold the back seat. And, the cargo space will increase to 46 cubic feet.
It gets similar interior with A4 which comes with Audi Virtual Cockpit and MMI Infotainment system with handwriting recognition. In addition, A5 2018 Sportback also gets climate control integration, panoramic sunroof and also Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound.
Engine — 2018 Audi A5 Sportback
New Audi 2018 A5 Sportback will get its power from a 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine that is paired to 7-speed S-Tronic dual clutch. The power output is rated at 252 HP at 6000 RPM and 273-pound feet of torque at 1600 RPM. It can hit 60 mph in 5.3 seconds with the top speed limited to 130 mph.
In Europe, Audi A5 Sportback 2018 the engine lineup consists of 5 different engines with 3.0 L turbodiesel topping the range. However, the same lineup will not go to the US. So, US customers will have to be satisfied with only the 2.0 L engine.
Quattro AWD system with self-locking differential will come as standard in this car. The AWD system has 40/60 front/rear torque split and the self-locking differential feature will help improving agility.
2018 Audi A5 Sportback Price and Release Date
Together with S5 Sportback, 2018 Audi A5 Sportback will hit US dealerships in spring 2017. The official pricing has yet to be announced. But since it is set to compete with BMW 4 Series that is currently priced at $42,945, we can expect A5 Sportback to get the similar price tag.
|Engine||2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder|
|Top Speed||130 mph|
|0-62 mph||5.3 seconds|
|2018 Audi S5 Sportback Price||$42,945|
|Release date||Spring 2017|
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