2017 Audi A5 Sportback verdict and specs

We try the all-new Audi A5 Sportback in range-topping V6 diesel form. Has it got what it takes to worry the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé?...

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What Car? team
22 October 2015

2017 Audi A5 Sportback verdict and specs

Should I buy one?

If you’re looking for driving thrills, there’s no doubt that you’d be better off with a 4 Series Gran Coupé, and if you prioritise practicality over pace, the A4 Saloon would be a more sensible choice. But that’s not to say the new A5 Sportback doesn’t have its own unique appeal.

It's better to drive than the car it replaces, is plusher inside than its rivals and the 282bhp V6 diesel engine in this version is an absolute masterpiece. And with the addition of a larger boot and improved rear space, the new Sportback is less of a practicality compromise than its predecessor.

Words by Neil Winn

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Rated 4 out of 5

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