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For Audi’s turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol engine is smooth and flexible, and it makes financial sense for people who do low mileages. Even this entry-level trim comes reasonably equipped.

Against Although it’s far from basic, we reckon most buyers will want a more lavish specification. The 2.0-litre diesel model is far more frugal.

Audi A5 Sportback

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

This is the most affordable petrol engine in the range, but we’d be tempted to spend a little more and get the better equipped SE trim.

What Car? readers say

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Comfort
Electric steering adjust Not Available
Electric Sunroof Not Available
Manual sunroof Not Available
Air conditioning Not Available
Cruise control Standard
Electric mirrors Standard
Heated mirrors Standard
Electric windows front Standard
Electric windows rear Standard
Seat height adjustment Standard
Climate Control Standard
Power Steering Standard
Steering adjustment reach Standard
Steering adjustment rake Standard
Power Seats Not Available
Heated Seats £300
Panoramic sunroof Not Available
Electric Panoramic Sunroof Not Available
Power Folding Mirror Not Available
Engine & Transmission
Auto Not Available
CVT £1,480
Tiptronic Not Available
Particulate filter Not Available
Entertainment
Radio/Cassette Not Available
RDS Radio/Cassette Not Available
CD Standard
Multi CD £280
MP3/iPod Connection Standard
DVD Player Not Available
MP3 CD Player Standard
RDS CD Standard
Hard Drive Not Available
Exterior
Metallic paint £615
Alloy wheels Standard
Front Foglights Standard
Powered sliding doors Not Available
Interior
Hands Free Phone Kit £535
Satellite navigation Not Available
Leather Seats £1,265
Split/fold seats Standard
Bluetooth £260
7 seat pack Not Available
Safety
Passenger airbag Standard
Side airbags Standard
ABS Standard
3 Point centre belt Standard
Driver's airbag Standard
Belt pretensioners Standard
Isofix Standard
Side Impact Bars Standard
Traction control Standard
Curtain Airbag Standard
Rear Parking Sensor £335
Electronic stability programme Standard
On/Off Passenger Airbag Standard
Driver's knee airbag Not Available
Reversing Camera Not Available
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
Lane Departure Warning Not Available
Front Parking Sensor Not Available
Passenger Knee Airbag Not Available
Security
Alarm Standard
Immobiliser Standard
Deadlocks Standard
Central locking Standard
Remote locking Standard
Unique fit stereo Standard
Marked Parts Standard
Etched Windows Not Available
Locking Wheel nuts Standard
Visible VIN Standard
Secure spare wheel Standard
Satellite tracking Not Available
Laminated Glass Not Available
Options calculator Price
Heated Seats £300
CVT £1,480
Multi CD £280
Metallic paint £615
Hands Free Phone Kit £535
Leather Seats £1,265
Bluetooth £260
Rear Parking Sensor £335
Total Price: £26,780
Running costs
Town mpg 37.7
Out of town mpg 57.6
Average mpg 48.7
Tank capacity (litres) 65
CO2 Rating (g/km) 136
Carbon offset cost £20
Green rating E
Insurance group 26
Typical insurance £719.00
% Value retained (3yrs/36000 miles) 54%
Typical contract hire £0.00
Pence per mile 0
Servicing costs - 3 years £0.00
Service intervals Variable
Warranty period 3yr/60k + 3yr Paint + 12yr Perforation + 3yr/RAC Breakdown
Three-year cost£16,492
Company car tax
Percentage charge 20
Benefit in kind £5,319.00
Tax payable 20% £1,064.00
Tax payable 40% £2,128.00

Performance and measurements

Body type Sportback
Number of doors 5
Number of seats 5
Engine (cc/type) 1800/4
Fuel type Unleaded
Max power (bhp) 168
Pulling power (lb/ft) 236
Engine position F
Driven wheels Front
Length (mm) 4711
Width (mm) 1854
Height (mm) 1391
Boot space (min ltr) 480
Boot space (max ltr) 980
Towing weight (kg) 1500
Kerb weight (kg) 1500
Manufacturers figures
0-60 mph (secs) 8.2
Max speed (mph) 143
Euro NCAP Test Scores
Adult protection Unavailable
Child protection Unavailable
Pedestrian protection Unavailable

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