Audi’s A5 and sportier S5 have been the brand’s coupe and convertible benefactions in the mid-size space, but for the new-generation model arriving for 2018, they’ll be joined for the first moment by a four-door fastback, the Sportback. The company has just released determining for the A5/S5 family, and the Sportback is the least high-value of the agglomeration, selling the two-door automobile by $200.
The Sportback is supplied in both A5 and S5 semblance, with Quattro all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission standard on both. The A5 is energy by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, while the S5 gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 good for 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. The A5 Sportback, in Premium trim, starts at $43,575, which makes it the worst-priced A5 deviation. The S5, which skips the Premium trim stage and starts at Premium Plus, has a base value of $55,375, which again is the worst illustration we find for the S5. It also represents an upcharge of $8800 over the Premium Plus A5 Sportback. Both the A5 and S5 also are supplied in top-spec standing cut, at $51,175 (A5) and $59,775 (S5). The two-door automobile is $200 loved, whether we’re communicating A5 or S5. So that’s $43,775 for the four-cylinder Premium and $55,575 for the V-6 Premium Plus.
Interestingly, the A5 coupe but not the Sportback offers the extra preference of uniting the turbo four with a six-speed manual transmission. Determining for the manual is same, and it’s not limited to the base automobile, it’s accessible in all three trim stages. An A5 Premium Plus is $46,775, while the standing runs $51,375 (both illustrations, again, are $200 more than the Sportback). The S5 standing sits atop the coupe polyhedron at $59,975. The droptop is the most high-value body style, and it, too, is supplied in the same five deviations (three A5 and two S5). No manual here, though. The convertible opens at $50,575 for the A5 Premium and climbs to $67,675 for the S5 Prestige.
Interestingly, Audi’s determining strategy exactly follows that of the BMW 4-series, the only other premium brand to tract both a two-door and a four-door coupe in this collection. The 2017 BMW 430i is $42,945 in four-door, Gran Coupe form, and $43,145 ($200 more) as a two-door. The spread is the same for the 440i, $49,295 for the Gran automobile, $49,495 for the orderly coupe.