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?...
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
2016 Audi A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI 286 quattro
Engine size 3.0-litre V6 diesel
Price from tbc
Torque 457lb ft
Top speed 155mph
Fuel economy (official combined) tbc
CO2/BIK band tbc