Audi A5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro S Line 2021 Review

We drive the A5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro S Line on a Road Test Review

Audi A5 Sportback has stunning design combined with the practicality of four doors and a lift back boot, and is one of my favourite cars.

A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

From the first time you look at the A5 the beauty of the design is obvious. The model we drove was the A5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro S Line. To my mind the sweet spot in the range.

The 45 TFSI produces 183kW of power with peak torque of 370Nm. It will zip along from 0-100km/h in just 6.0 seconds while sipping fuel at an ADR rate of just 7.1L/100km.

A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

While it is reasonably quick the real story is in how well balanced the Sportback is. Add to this the impressive features and equipment such as virtual cockpit, Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators, 10.1 inch MMI touch screen, heated seats and a crystal clear sound system and you have all the ingredients for a long distance Grand Tourer.

A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

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Priced from just $79,900 plus the usual costs and options, the A5 Sportback surprisingly represents excellent value compared to its competition and is a delight to drive.

A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

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A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

What is good?

  • Performance, ride and handling
  • Beautiful design
  • Virtual cockpit

A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

What is not so good?

A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

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A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

Model: A5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro S Line

  • Model Price $79,500 MLP*
  • Drivetrain Quattro AWD 2.0L 4Cyl TFSI 7 SP S tronic
  • Power 183kW @ 6,500rpm
  • Torque 370Nm @ 1,600 – 4,50rpm
  • Safety 5 Star ANCAP
  • CO2 Emissions 177 g/km
  • Economy (ADR comb) 7.1L/100km
  • 0-100kmh 6.0 sec,
  • top speed 250kmh
  • Servicing 5 Yrs. Audi service plan $2,940
  • Warranty 3yr/Unlimited km with full roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

A5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro

Overall Rating    

88/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Technology/Connectivity 8
Fun Factor/Street Appeal 9
Value for Money 8

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A5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro S Line
  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor/Street Appeal - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
8.8/10

Summary

The model we drove was the A5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro S Line. To my mind the sweet spot in the range.

Priced from just $79,900 plus the usual costs and options, the A5 Sportback surprisingly represents excellent value compared to its competition and is a delight to drive.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.