We know that Americans are completely impressed by the breaks. Now, four doors are apparently total holes: sales of traditional sedans are falling. Ah, but there will always be people determined and determined to flee the SUVs that have drowned the American landscape like crawling ivy. Builders therefore continue to play with new body styles, which will make enthusiastic buyers about a car that is not an SUV. For Audi, one answer is the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback and its pumped stem, the S5 Sportback. This is a smaller and more affordable version of the Audi A7 coupe, a car that combines the curved roof of a coupe, four sedan porticos and an ingeniously disguised trapdoor. Like the A7, this hatch, leaning forward on the roof, creates an opening and expansive loading space that traditional sedans cannot touch. The Europeans have appreciated the practical virtues of Sportback since 2007; Now Audi has started shipping this new 2018 Audi A5 Sportback in America as part of its latest product fight.
The sides are executed intelligently. The roof is longer but starts to sink to the ground just above the B-pillar. This is where the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback stands out from the A5 Coupe. It has rear doors and a large triangular window after them. With a distinct line on the door handles and slim, low hips with a muscular look, the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback elegantly sports the smallest coupe. The rear is probably a similar design to the Coupé.
There was an expected growth in length. More important than that, the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback has gained even more room inside. Increasing the inside length by 0.7 inches means that the passengers have more room for the knees. Audi also improved the shoulder room by 0.4 inches. This is not a massive improvement, but some will feel it. As for the interior design, it is obvious that the Audi did not make any experimentation. Everything we’ve seen on the A4 sedan and the A5 coupe is here. It works, of course, the large 8.3-inch MMI screen dominates the central stack. With this feature, the entire central rod has lost several physical buttons to the outgoing model. Even more important for this case is the Audi 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit behind the steering wheel. This is a state-of-the-art display that provides exceptionally clear data. Definitely better than just an analog tachy. Even Audi has prepared a tablet as a gadget for entertainment in the back. No one is left out.
This drives a race from 0 to 60 km / h in a respectable 5.7 seconds, with 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of four Audi Turbocharged Direct Injection. If the S5 is a smooth and precipitous torrent, the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback is more a backyard source that drips in terms of excitement. However, the Sportback starter is a fully capable luxury car, essentially an A4 2.0T with a tighter rear seat, but with more space for luggage. This capacity includes first-class mileage for a park machine of this type, at 24/34 mpg in the city and highway.
So what’s next? A RS, please. We can wait until the United States comes. The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback next year.