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Audi reveals details of A5 and S5 Sportback ahead of Paris Motor Show debut

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Audi has revealed its new A5 Sportback, a more fleet friendly five-door version of its popular A5 coupe.

New engines contribute to a 22% reduction in fuel consumption and a 17% increase in power and both two and four wheel drive options are available.

The car’s technology includes virtual cockpit, Audi's new digital dashboard which debuted on the R8 supercar and has been introduced across latest models.

It also benefits from advanced assistance systems such as traffic jam assist which can control acceleration and braking at speeds up to 40mph and active lane assist which can steer the car if it strays out of a lane - a hint that the brand is working on increasing autonomy.

Customers can choose between two TFSI petrol and three TDI diesel engine versions for the new A5 Sportback. They produce between 187bhp and 282bhp.

There will also be a flagship Audi S5 Sportback, which has a new V6 turbocharged TFSI engine with an output of 350bhp and 500nm of torque.

From rest, it will hit 62mph in just 4.7 seconds and can reach a limited top speed of 155mph.

Audi offers the A5 with an upgraded list of standard equipment that includes xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, Bluetooth, a three-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel, front centre armrest, folding rear seat back with 40:20:40 split and LED interior lighting. Also standard are the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, the Audi pre sense city and multicollision brake assist safety systems, and the variable speed limiter.

The flagship infotainment version is MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. It includes such features as 10GB storage, a DVD drive, Audi connect services and an 8.3-inch high resolution monitor. Plus there is a 19-speaker 755-watt Bang and Olufsen Sound System which is designed to give the driver the sense of sitting in a concert hall.

The A5 Sportback will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September, where more prices and specifications will be available.

Audi A5 and A6 Sportback

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