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The Top Gear car review:Audi A5 Sportback

Overall verdict
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But we have a question for Audi. What's the point of the A5 Sportback?


The Sportback definitely says something about you... we’re just not quite sure what.


Firm ride on S-Line models, not the most exciting car to drive, not long for this world


What is it?

It’s the five-door hatch alternative to the A5 Coupe, and is a fine example of Audi’s model proliferation strategy hitting the spot. But Audi is about to release the new A5, which means there’ll be a new one of these Sportbacks along soon, too…

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
S5 Quattro 5dr Tiptronic
4.7s 170g/km 37.7 354 £46,645
The cheapest
1.8T FSI 177 SE Technik 5dr [5 Seat]
8.2s 141g/km 46.3 177 £29,835
The greenest
2.0 TDI Sport 5dr S Tronic
7.9s 109g/km 67.3 190 £36,425
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