The new A5 Sportback* offers perfect build quality and optimum practical utility. The ambient lighting with 30 selectable colors provides scope for creating a fitting mood for the high-quality materials. The horizontal architecture of the instrument panel creates a sense of spaciousness.
The new A5 has grown in virtually all dimensions. The interior has gained17 millimeters (0.7 in) in length. The shoulder room has also been increased for both the driver (plus nine millimeters (0.4 in)) and the front passenger (plus eleven millimeters (0.4 in)). Knee room in the back has even increased by 24 millimeters (0.9 in).
The rear seat back splits 40:20:40 as standard. The load-area width measures exactly one meter (3.3 ft). The rectangular-shaped layout of the 480-liter (17.0 cu ft) luggage compartment makes it outstanding in terms of practical use. With the rear seats folded down, it can even accommodate 1,300 liters (45.9 cu ft).
Audi also offers the option of sensor control for opening and closing the standard-fit electrically powered luggage compartment lid on the five-door coupé. A proximity sensor in the rear bumper responds to a kick movement if the optional convenience key is detected.
Inside, the A5 Sportback features white LEDs as standard. The driver can operate the reading lights via sensors. At night, the interior lighting package or the ambient lighting are optional ways of setting accents. The latter changes the lighting color, with a choice of 30 hues. This can also be linked to the mode selected in Audi drive select. Slim LED light guides in the door trims create highly effective contours.
Choice materials and colors emphasize the generous dimensions and elegance of the interior. There is a wide range of new colors and combinations to choose from in the sport and design trimlines, and in the S line and design selection packages. They afford plenty of scope for customization. Besides black, the instrument panel can be divided into two color zones with the design trim line: a dark upper area and a light lower zone. The colors of the lower zone of the instrument panel are repeated in the seat upholstery.
Convenient climate control
A continuous air vent strip and the plunging center console underscore the impression of a floating instrument panel in the new Audi A5 Sportback.
The control panel of the automatic air conditioning is another highlight, particularly with the optional deluxe automatic air conditioning, which has the digital temperature displays integrated into the control dials. Just a few buttons and dials are sufficient for convenient control. When a finger approaches one of the rocker switches, the function is shown enlarged on the dark LCD display and selected at the push of a button.
Both the standard single-zone system and the triple-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning have been completely redesigned. Both systems have low energy consumption. They also provide extremely high air quality: In both fresh air and recirculating operation, an active-carbon combination filter removes the finest particulate matter.
* The fuel consumption and emission values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed on the last page of this basic information.
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.