Audi gave us some details on the newest addition to the A5 line – the A5 Sportback. The idea here is that the Sportback will be as “emotional and elegant as a coupe, as comfortable as a sedan, and as practical as an Avant.” It will have four doors, which makes me wonder why it’s not instead a variation on the A4.
The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback will be available initially with five engine choices – two gasoline and three diesel variants. The gasoline choices will be a 2.0-liter turbo with 211 horsepower, and a 3.2-liter V6 rated at 265 hp. The TDI engines will be available with a 2.0-liter (170 hp,) a 2.7-liter (190 hp,) and a 3.0-liter V6 with 240 hp. Both gasoline engines and the V6 TDI will come with Audi’s AWD quattro system.
We aren’t getting the A5 Sportback here in the States, but Europe will begin to see them in showrooms in September of this year, starting at 36,050 Euros, or about $50,000 USD.