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Audi may have been quiet in recent years with low-key product launches, but among the many new models that are on sale today, the second-generation A5 Sportback stands out for a few good reasons.
At RM339,900, the fully-imported four-door coupe actually undercuts the previous generation model by RM20k, but it loses the sportier S line package that was previously standard. The kit here includes LED headlights with LED DRLs, LED tail lights, 19-inch silver multispoke wheels shod with 255/35 profile Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres, and a powered tailgate.
Inside, the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit is standard, and the freestanding 8.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system is loaded with MMI navigation plus as standard. The system also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, although this only works via a wired connection.
Under the bonnet is the third-generation EA888 2.0 litre four-cylinder TFSI engine with dual injection technology. It’s tuned to produce 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque, all of which is sent to the quattro all-wheel drive system via a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in six seconds flat, and the sexy sportback tops out at 250 km/h.
Interested to know how the new A5 Sportback performs? Well, be sure to watch our video review above. Better yet, come see it in person at the paultan.org Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE 2019) this weekend at the Setia City Convention Centre. See you there!