The new Audi A5 Sportback* is in top shape; despite the greater dimensions, the model weighs up to 85 kilograms (187.4 lb) less than its predecessor. The entry-level TFSI with 2.0 liter displacement and 190 hp has a curb weight of just 1,470 kilograms (3,240.8 lb).
Its body is the lightest in the segment. Thanks to lightweight construction and an intelligent mix of materials, it weighs 15 kilograms (33.1 lb) less than in the predecessor model. The rear lid is made from aluminum, saving another six kilograms (13.2 lb).
In fact, Audi has designed the entire interior to be lighter. The substructure of the front seats is made of high-strength steel and the frame of the through-loading facility in the rear seat is made of magnesium. This produces a saving of ten kilograms (22.0 lb) in the seats compared with the previous model. A weight-optimized carpet, an aluminum brake pedal and foamed defroster ducts make the car even lighter.
Peace and quiet on board: top acoustic marks
The excellent torsional rigidity of the body is the foundation for highly precise driving response and peace and quiet on board. Switchable engine bearings deliver exemplary comfort during idle. The sealing concept for the doors is highly complex, and an acoustic windshield is standard. The result is a very high standard of acoustic comfort.
As well as weight reduction, the low drag coefficient also contributes to efficiency. Above all at high speeds, the meticulously engineered aerodynamics translate into superior fuel efficiency. With a cD value of 0.26, the new A5 Sportback is right at the forefront of the field of competitors.
It also achieves top marks for passive safety. In the interior, the adaptive occupant restraint system for the front seats offers outstanding protection.
It adjusts the effect of the front airbags and the seat-belt force limiters to the seating position of the driver and front passenger as well as to the type of frontal collision.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.