LUCKNOW- Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, launched the first generation of the Audi A5 Sportback seven years back and the new Audi A5 Sportback makes a comeback with elegant blends of emotional design with high functionality and abundant interior. The powerful and flowing silhouette makes the Audi A5 Sportback truly aesthetic with abundant space inside. Beneath the skin, notably impressive traits include a newly developed suspension, high-performance drives, innovative infotainment solutions, Audi Virtual Cockpit and Audi Smartphone Interface. Audi India gave me a chance to test drive this wonderful machine in Lucknow and it was an exhilarating experience with the German marvel. From its pristine black dashboard to its amazing sporty ride, the Audi A5 Sportback keeps you on the edge of your seats till the very end. The 2.0 litre diesel engine with the S-tronic dual clutch transmission offers an effortless and seamless drive. Making things interesting is the body to power ratio of the Audi A5 Sportback. With smarter use of components, the new Audi A5 Sportback is 15 Kgs lighter than its predecessor giving better power to weight ratio. The Audi A5 sports high-resolution 12.3 inch TFT monitor, Audi Virtual Cockpit which account for the best in-class technology. The infotainment features are innovative and consists of the Audi MMI navigation plus with MMI Touch along with optional Audi Smartphone Interface. The sound is produced by Bang and Olufsen sound system which is optional in the high-end model. At a Glance: Exterior • Athletic design and outstanding aeroacoustics • Wave-pattern shoulder line imparts emotional elegance • Flatter and wider three-dimensionally modeled Singleframe grille • LED headlights with ‘4 Eye design’ • LED rear lights with dynamic indicators • Pronounced bulges over the wheel arches underscore the sporty DNA • Panoramic sunroof • 45.72 cms (R18) Cast Aluminium alloy wheels, 5 spoke design InteInterior • Horizontal architecture of the instrument panel creates a sense of spaciousness • Optional ambient lighting with 3 Colors and 30 combinations • 480 liters (17.0 cu ft) of luggage capacity • Leather steering wheel in 3-spoke design with multifunction plus and gear shift paddles Comfort • Front seats, electrically adjustable • Seat Upholstery in Leather/Leatherette on the Audi A5 • 4 Way Lumbar Support • Auto-release function • 3-Zone deluxe automatic air conditioning • Interior mirrors with automatic anti-glare action • Exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable, heated, folded, automatic dimming • Luggage compartment lid, electrically opening and closing Engines and drivetrain • 2.0 litre TDI engine churns out 140 kW (190 hp) of power • 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.9 seconds • Seven-Speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission Infotainment • Audi’s MMI Navigation plus with MMI Touch • Audi Virtual Cockpit as standard, high-resolution TFT monitor 31.2 cms (12.3 inches) • 10 GB of flash storage, 21.08 cms (8.3 inch) monitor with a resolution of 1,024 x 480 pixels • Optional Audi Smartphone Interface • Optional Bang & Olufsen Sound System with innovative 3D sound Safety • ABS , EBD & Traction Control • Cruise Control • Parking Aid Plus with Rear View Camera • Tire pressure monitoring display • ISOFIX child seat mounting • Anti-theft wheel bolts Performance • Audi Drive Select • New Electromechanical Power Steering



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