The A5 Sportback just keeps getting better…
The A5 is the most lovely of Audi’s current range of “standard” road cars, and the Sportback is the most practical of A5s.
What’s not to like about my latest test car? For its part, Audi keeps chasing the illusion with creeping improvements to its products.
The A5 started out as a coupe but for the last five years it’s been available as this five-door Sportback. It’s only about three inches longer than the coupe but those extra doors at the back make a massive difference to its practicality. The nice thing is that they only detract slightly from the elegant and flowing lines of the original car.
It’s good-looking enough to be proud of, it’s comfortable enough in the front and back seats to make the miles stress-free, and the boot is now even more cavernous. There’s 480 litres of space under that long and sloping rear door, but if you fold the back seats down, that’s almost tripled to a voluminous 1263 litres.
Image courtesy of carkeys.co.uk
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