Audi promised to launch ten models in Brazil in 2021 and the first of them is already on sale. This is the new A5 Sportback, which Casual Exam tested it last Friday (12), on the roads that connect São Paulo to Mairiporã. How much does the long awaited new generation of the coupe cost? In the case of the Prestige Plus version, the most affordable of the two, from R $ 284,990. The most sophisticated, called Performance Black Quattro, does not cost less than 329,990 reais.
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Compared to the previous A5 Sportback, the novelty stands out mainly for the new, wider and imposing front grille, and for the bumpers, now more stylized – the front ventilation outlets were inspired by the 1984 Audi Sport Quattro, an icon.
With the car turned off, however, one of the main novelties passes: the Matrix LED headlights. They are standard items that direct the beam of light so as not to disturb drivers coming in the opposite direction.
The display attached to the panel has also been redesigned. Slightly tilted towards the driver, it is touch sensitive and adds up to 10.1 inches. It can be controlled by voice and paired with cell phones. And your GPS can be programmed to take you to up to 10 intermediate destinations and display monuments such as Borba Gato in 3D, which facilitates decision-making at the wheel.
It should be remembered that behind the latter is another screen, 12.3 inches, which displays information such as speed and fuel level. The GPS map, however, can also be projected on this screen behind the steering wheel. And for an extra R $ 7,500, the automaker installs the optional head-up display, one that projects basic information on the glass, at the height of the driver’s view.
Another differential should become a standard item of any new vehicle: the induction charger for smartphones. What is installed in the newly launched A5 Sportback even warns the driver if he forgets his cell phone on the charger when getting out of the car.
The engine of the Prestige Plus version is the 2.0 TFSI configured for a power of 190 hp and torque of 320 Nm. The other model, also the 2.0 TFSI, delivers 249 hp of power and torque of 370 Nm. The transmission of both is the S Tronic dual-clutch and seven speeds.
Driving modes are five – automatic, efficiency, comfort, dynamic e individual. It is also necessary to mention the electrical assistance system, powered by a lithium-ion battery only. What does it do? For the sake of the environment, it keeps the coupe in motion when the speed oscillates between 55 and 160 kilometers per hour – the traditional propeller is automatically turned on and off and the driver does not even notice the change.
This is a semi-autonomous, let’s not forget. A click on a crank is enough for the vehicle to start recognizing lanes – as long as they are clearly marked. It runs between 60 and 250 kilometers per hour and ensures that the coupe stays in the right direction if the driver gets distracted (or nap) and invades another lane.
Adaptive cruise control, which is easily activated, allows your Audi to stay at the same speed as the car ahead, braking and accelerating on its own (just step on the brake or accelerator to regain control).
The novelty features 18 ”alloy wheels, panoramic electric sunroof, air conditioning divided into three zones and steering wheel with shift paddles – all as standard items.
On the same day that we tested the new A5 Sportback models, Casual Exam it was also able to accelerate the latest A4, Audi’s best-selling vehicle – the German automaker has sold 7.5 million units of the sedan since it first appeared in 1994.
Launched at the end of last year, the new A4 gained practically the same layout changes as the coupe. It also features technologies such as an induction cell phone charger and adaptive cruise control. Another change: three centimeters longer than the previous A4.
There are three new versions – Prestige, Prestige Plus and Performance Black – with prices starting at 229,990 reais (the most expensive is 304,990 reais).
The engine is the 2.0 TFSI with 190 hp of power and torque of 320 Nm (in the top version, Performance Black, it is of 249 hp of power and torque of 370 Nm). The transmission of all is the seven-speed S Tronic, with double clutch and almost instantaneous gear changes.
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