What makes the Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Sport S Line sports a strong contender in the Business Class category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank? We investigate…
While the Audi A4 upon which it’s based can be described as an exercise in restraint, the Audi A5 Sportback brings plenty of good looks and flair to the table. With style and originality, the A5 Sportback offers impressive build quality, refinement and a punchy 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. Is this enough for the A5 Sportback to claim the win in the Business Class category?
3 Reasons Why Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Sport S Line sports is a #CarsAwards Finalist
1. Refined star
With its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 140 kW / 320 Nm and powering the front wheels via a smooth-shifting 7-speed dual clutch transmission, driving the A5 Sportback is a relaxing and refined affair. It’s fairly efficient too, with Audi claiming a fuel consumption figure of 5.5 L/100km.
2. Tech fest
The cabin is where it’s at! The fascia has a neat, uncluttered layout, with the traditional big infotainment screen perched atop the centre of the dashboard. The infotainment selector is aided by a nifty piece of ergonomic design: you can rest your wrist on the transmission lever handle while you browse the menus. Audi’s Matrix headlights, heated and cooled seats, automatic parking, Virtual Cockpit digital dashboard and adaptive suspension will make your life safer, smoother and infinitely more comfortable and some of these options are well worth the extra spend.
3. Big on safety
The new A5 Sportback has much to offer in terms of safety. There are extra-cost features such as Audi active lane-assist, Audi pre-sense, side assist, as well as City Assistance and parking assistance packages, but the standard car includes systems such as Audi pre-sense city, secondary collision brake assist, ABS with EBD, stability control and a plethora of airbags. The optional City Assistance package is worthwhile, which will add a self-parking system and a reverse camera, Audi side assist, rear-cross traffic assist, Audi pre sense and exit warning systems.
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