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New Audi A5 Sportback 2010

Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic 211 hp.

Following the launch of the Coupé and Cabrio, Sportback Audi has launched the third body of the A5 model family. This is a four-seat coupe hatchback and four doors on frameless side windows, being more practical and functional than the A5 coupe, which has no door and only has two doors, plus 2120 euros is cheaper in europe) than version tested.

Price: 45,270 euros (April 2010). Warranty: 2 years.
¾ rear view of the Audi A5 Sportback, a four-seat coupe and frameless doors on the windows. In more ways than one bears similarities to the new BMW 5 Series GT.

Audi A5 Sportback

You will find the detailed analysis and technical data for the new Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic 211 hp, also you can find useful information about Formula 1 Car Games in PC Gaming Magazine.

Analysis

Technical Data

With the 2.0 TFSI of 211 hp fitted valvelift system that varies the height of the intake valves, the A5 Sportback is available in only two versions, a front-wheel drive with manual six relations and quattro all-wheel drive with the shift S multi-tronic dual-clutch in oil bath seven-speed while the A5 Coupé added two more: S tronic front-wheel drive and quattro with manual gearbox.
Since driving the Audi A5 Sportback. Keeps MMI system driver information, with many keys next to the gear lever, which require excessive driving neglect.

Audi A5 Sportback

Regarding characteristics, the A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic weighs 125 kg more than his namesake A5 Coupé has been approved in identical combined cycle consumption (7.4 l/100 km), loses 4 km / h top speed ( stays at 241 km / h), it takes one tenth of a second longer to accelerate from 0 to 10 0km / h (6.6 seconds used), wins 25 liters of luggage (up 480) and reduces the fuel tank in a liter , from 65 to 64 liters.

Finally, the dimensions vary a little on the A5 Coupé: is 86 mm long, equally wide and 19 mm high, the battle to turn grows by 58 mm (2 / 3 of the total growth, which is a lot) for make room for the legs of the rear seat passengers.

When compared to the BMW 3 Series Coupe, with two frameless doors, the Audi A5 Sportback is longer (131 mm), wider (72 mm) and slightly lower (4 mm), which gives an idea of its sharp proportions.
The rear doors of the Audi A5 Sportback no fixed glass, and in return the window does not descend to the mark with the door. We like this solution as that used by BMW 5 Series in the GT, which is a fixed glass window but are denied altogether.

Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback


Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback


From the outset, I must say that Audi has solved very well the removal of part of the rear doors as there is no fixed part of the glass (it is all window, partially retractable), unlike the solution used in the new BMW 5 Series GT , with which it shares a similar architecture of the body. Also very well resolved sealing the windows because there is very little wind noise at high speed, an aspect in which the BMW 5 Series GT we tested (the 535i GT) is not particularly bright.

It has also applied common sense, finally!, In shaping the role of partial descent automatic tellers to provide a perfect closing of the doors: only a few millimeters down the window of the door when we opened the latest VW Group models tested are those of the two doors down and the simple fact insurance unlock doors with the remote control or by pulling the ignition key.
In a car as low as the Audi A5 Sportback, the roof space in the rear seats can not be good. Moving out is greatly complicated by the presence of console on the transmission tunnel. In the absence of central square is immaterial that the rear courtesy light is located directly above the seat.

The two rear seats do not shine through space to the ceiling, enough to ensure that persons of 1.85 meters to take head on the headrest and have a handle to operate the windows of their respective doors. The access hole for the feet is the standard for sedans (28 cm).

The trunk has a lot of capacity and a completely regular, with equal width at the mouth of load between the wheel arches, the threshold load is not too high (66 cm above the ground) and have a problem with some consideration if we want to fill to top, especially if it is lumpy, hard: with the open gate is not known what cargo the maximum height for a portion of the trunk pan is subject to the gate.
Butt Fill the trunk of the Audi A5 Sportback has a difficulty because a part of the tray which defines the load space is anchored to the gate (picture right) and in turn, forms part of the gate above the sidewalls of the boot (image LEFT.), ie, we do not know how far you can fill the trunk. At least, closing the gate there is no apparent risk of breaking the window if overfilled because the trunk is rigid tray door. Butt Fill the trunk of the Audi A5 Sportback has a difficulty because a part of the tray which defines the load space is anchored to the gate (picture right) and in turn, forms part of the gate above the sidewalls of the boot (image LEFT.), ie, we do not know how far you can fill the trunk. At least, closing the gate there is no apparent risk of breaking the window if overfilled because the trunk is rigid tray door.

Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback


Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback


Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback


So once filled the trunk, you have to slow down the gate to see if it can close, with the added difficulty to do a lot of strength to hold the door in that position almost closed. There is no apparent risk of popping the bezel for the tray is consistent. Another drawback is that no separation of the trunk network, essential for security in the hatchback body.

The driving position affords no news on what is known of the mark, with just enough space for the knees and a driver information MMI plagued mandatory use controls that cause the driver driving too much neglect, in addition to to drop the right hand of the steering wheel whenever we like less the management of this system as it affects safety.
No change in system configuration auto Audi A5 Sportback hold the respect of what is known so far in the brand: to be activated to stop the car, you have to step on the brake pedal. It can be activated by operating a button next to the button electric parking brake, which is standard. The illumination of the slide of the S tronic shift lever by a warning light indicating the selected position.

No change (unfortunately) in Autohold system operation, which activates the electric parking brake automatically when the car stops but only if we stepped on the brake pedal when your thing to do regardless of the Let ‘s hit brake pedal, for example to stop by inertia (so configured BMW). As for the electric parking brake, we are not convinced that opening up automatically when you start up when the gearbox is automatic if a manual would not say anything.

Another wrong configuration affects the buzzer back away, which can be silenced only if we take the reverse (what he is to have a switch to turn it off at will).
In the implementation of the Audi A5 Sportback we like very much to indicate the selected gear mode D (image) and Sport. We also like to indicate only way you can choose, not what we want to select if you can not make the maneuver. The radar system employs a graph distance too “colorful” to the detriment of intuitiveness. The system for setting the speed regulator is nineteenth century, unworthy of a premium brand.

Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback


Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback


And the cruise control radar unit away from the nineteenth century the system is tested to select the cruise speed: every 5 km / h to 80 km / h 10 km / h above. If you want to travel at 93 km / h, for example, to do a sort of Martians game controller with the button press to “capture” the desired speed when it is seen in the beautiful digital speedometer (how much we love these speedometers digital!). Surreal system …

As for tuning of driving aids, braking function throttle disappoint us again, as in other Audi, it is slow and not very progressive: the new driver which makes no expertise in the management brake and accelerator.

The unit tested automatic lights available, making the switch between long and short of an automatic and has worked very well in a short test at night, without being deceived by the reflection of the light in traffic signals.
The 2.0 TFSI engine with 211 hp of the Audi A5 Sportback valvelift complies with 95 octane gasoline to achieve the performance official was required before 98 octane.

The engine, which now recommends 95-octane gasoline (previously 98) to get the official performance, is a bomb, with no less than 350 Nm of torque from just 1,500 rpm. Beat comfortably in 7th test ascent to the mountain (and that development is clearly long) but consumption is a bit high, penalized by the change-wheel drive and dual clutch, 8.2 l/100 our usual route km of road and highway legal speeds, well above the approved combined cycle (7.4 l/100 km), which is the benchmark to beat, and superior to the BMW 535i GT.
Consumption at idle the engine of the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Sportback is 0.8 l / h, the sound at idle is still room for improvement. Superb digital speedometer, ideal for speed control at all times and without difficulty.

The sound is pretty well underway, with a low register, somewhat hoarse but without the slightest shred TDI direct injection did have the first 2.0 TFSI 200 hp but you can still criticizing the sound at idle, which can reach be uncomfortable for a little tune.

It is an engine change combined with S tronic dual-clutch allows lightning quick responses, especially in automatic mode D or Sport but there are aspects to improve, for example the output carefully, because the response of the engine-change is slow in starting abrupt way and once launched, with a hesitation in acceleration in 1st between 3,000 and 3,200 rpm, an area that remains parked motor endless four tenths of a second.

In manual mode loses whole, with reductions of 3rd to 2nd and 4th to 3rd which are sometimes rather slow, a problem we thought unique to the S tronic disc dry clutch, and up several gears in a row not highlighted by the speed as well as not more than three consecutive changes. Neither gets rid of jerks in urban traffic and changing gears rhythm.

As in manual no more than three consecutive shifts gears up, we turned to the next maneuver: circulating level with the controller connected to 70 km / h in M2, we turn to D for the electronic management takes over. Well, since the change indicator in Table M2 to D2 until it finishes D7 clutch takes no less than 13.20 seconds to make five consecutive gear changes, a figure that nothing is synonymous with speed.
Anagram engine 2.0 TFSI petrol direct injection of the Audi A5 Sportback. The sound has improved over the first 2.0 TFSI 200 hp. Inadvisable to Keeps timing belt, less reliable than the chain and maintenance.

Finally, in reducing 7th to 2nd stepping in depth and very briefly the throttle (move much faster than trigger five times the cam wheel or the gear lever) disappoints because it does not correctly interpret the order of the driver, who is the reduce to the 2nd, not accelerate in 2nd: namely, that the brief stomp responds with a change in the indication of the instrument panel, which passes from M7 to M2 accompanied by a threat of rising returns to return instantly to the M2 position.

To accomplish the reduction, we must keep the throttle long enough so that if we neglected a bit, let’s go forward catapulted once reduced to 2nd. Nothing to do with the dramatic decrease 8th to the 2nd of the new converter automatic hydraulic eight relations BMW 535i we tested on the GT, which is also quite smooth.
With the tires mounted the Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro (about 245/40 R18), the recommended pressures are more balanced than the A5 Coupe 3.0 TDI quattro: 2.5 and 2.3 bar in the front and rear wheels respectively up to half load and 2.7 and 2.8 bar at full load. The dynamic balance was much better than the A5 Coupé.

The available unit tested the optional sport suspension and 245/40 R18 tires, resulting in very dry and firm rebotona curly, is clearly uncomfortable. A great change has slowed in both straight and curved, with very little weight transfer to the front axle and with little tendency to wink.

The behavior has been understeery in all circumstances, throwing herself into lack some balance and a greater contribution of the quattro system to control understeer in tight corners in tension, since the correction is made with the ESP, leaving too much braking. Earn integer mean curves, with excellent poise and a high flow rate at the expense, yes, a suspension too harsh for a car of four doors and four seats, even a Coupé. In any case, despite a lack of agility, dynamic balance reactions is that the version of the A5 Coupe we’ve tested, a 3.0 TDI quattro. The rolling noise, acceptable.

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