Dan Read16 July 2009

A5 Sportback is out

Can you get your head around Audi's niche-busting five-door coupe?

Audi A5 Sportback

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These are the first pictures of the Audi A5 Sportback - a four-door, four-seat hatchback that mixes bits of A4 and A5 together in a sleek new package. Need a coupe/saloon/estate-type thing? Bingo, this is your car.

So take a deep breath and try to get your head around this:
 
It's a bit lower, shorter and wider than an A4, so should be slightly more assured through corners. It borrows the A5's aluminium front wings too, to help quell any pesky understeer.
 
It might appear smaller than an A4 outside, but it's bigger than an A5 inside. There might only be two rear seats, but passengers get a bit more shoulder- and legroom than in Audi's smaller coupe.
 
The boot has 480 litres of space - that's, er, exactly the same as an A4 saloon. At least you'll be able to access your gubbins easier through the large hatchback.
 
It gets all the usual Audi engine and gearbox combos, and we've heard whispers that S and RS versions might be on the way. The Sportback goes on sale in September and prices start at £25,440 for the 2.0 TDI manual.
 
Got that? We're finding it tough, too. Why not have a look at the pretty pictures and give your brain a rest.

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