Seven years on since it first arrived in the market, the A5 Sportback is a sum of passionate design and elegant functionality. It brings together striking shapes and sporty, taut surfaces as the elongated wheelbase, short overhangs and the wrap-around front lid with power dome bring attention to the A5′s dynamic character. The three-dimensional Singleframe grille is flat and broad while the side air intakes flaunt bold edges. The wave-pattern shoulder line lends the Audi A5′s profile an ardent elegance. The distinctive three-dimensional character is now even more stunning. Furthermore, the sweeping wave with prominent bulges over the wheel arches places emphasis on the car’s quattro DNA. Another noticeable feature is observed at the progression from the front wheel arches to the doors: a three-dimensional chrome trim element that underscores the Audi A5 Sportback’s true athletic nature. The roof draws out from the A-pillar, which has been moved far to the rear, over the sporty body with its frameless doors as a flowing dome. The front and rear side windows are also accentuated, thanks to a matt aluminium silver trim strip. The car’s rear end boasts three-dimensional styling, complete with three-dimensionally shaped LED rear lights and an LED lighting signature. The brake light, placed under the luminaries, together with the dynamic turn signal draws up a meticulous strip in the upper section. A third brake light on the upper edge of the rear window stretches across its entire width. The car’s aerodynamics are augmented via the stretched luggage compartment lid with a beautiful spoiler edge.

Inside, the Audi A5 provides flawless build quality and stellar utility. The instrument panel’s horizontal architecture brings a sense of spaciousness into being while the continuous air vent strip and the diving centre console gives off the impression of a floating instrument panel. The ambient lighting package with 30 available colours complements the high-quality materials and provides breathtaking scope for creating the perfect setting for any mood. The car’s design and styling is supplemented by state-of-the-art features: optional Audi Matrix LED headlights, 18-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels in five-segment spoke design, navigation, telephone, music, a 12.3-inch LCD screen, Audi connect services, and plenty of assistance systems. There’s also a plethora of other optional provisions aimed at making the driver’s and passengers’ life easier. Audi A5 in India gets the optional Audi MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. It must be noted that the MMI system’s operating logic is based on the current era of smartphones, including their intelligent free text search feature. And not to forget the optional Audi smartphone interface that integrates the well-known world of Google and Apple with the Audi A5, voice control, and the Bang & Olufsen sound system.

The Audi A5 Sportback is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with common rail injection system and turbocharging. Offered with a seven-speed S-tronic, it develops 190 PS at 3,800-4,200 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 1,750-3,000 rpm. It accelerates from 0-100 kmph on 7.9 seconds and is capable of achieving a top speed of 235 kmph. The Audi A5 in India is also offered as a convertible — the A5 Cabriolet. The Cabrio also derives power from the same 2.0-litre diesel, gets the same S tronic automatic gearbox, and delivers the same performance figures. However, instead of the Sportback’s front-wheel drive, the A5 cabriolet gets the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. This one also offers the same top speed of 235 kmph but goes from 0-100 kmph slightly faster: in 7.8 seconds, to be precise.

The Audi A5 is a powerful playmate that definitely belongs in your garage. So, go on and take an Audi A5 test drive today to get a taste of its brilliance. To register your interest or for other inquiries, visit Audi Gurgaon website.

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