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Company Audi has presented the big hatchback

Audi A5

Company Audi on Thursday has extended the first official details about the next novelty — the five-door hatchback Audi A5 Sportback constructed on a platform of model Audi A4.

The world debut of this car will take place in September at an automobile exhibition in Frankfurt. The five-door model will be on 36 millimetres below sedan A4, is hardly longer (4,71 metres against 4,7 metres at a sedan) and hardly more widely (1,85 metres against 1,82). The wheel base — too hardly is more (2,81 metres against 2,80 metres at a sedan), and forward and back than a bumper — is shorter.

The weight of the car with a two-litre turbo-motor will make 1500 kgs — approximately the sedan with the same engine as much weighs. Thus the forward part of body A5 Sportback will be executed from aluminium, and all doors of a novelty will be deprived frameworks — as on "real" sports cars.

Salon A5 Sportback has only 4 landing places — the back sofa is formed under two passengers. The sizes of a luggage coupe — 480 litres at the lifted back seats (almost as at versatile person A4), and at the combined backs — the volume increases to 980 litres.

Engines for Audi A5 Sportback it is provided while six — three petrol and three diesel motors.

Four-cylinder updatings can be equipped or two-litre petrol TFSI with power of 180 either 211 horsepowers, or a turbodiesel of similar volume and power of 190 h.p. Besides, for A5 Sportback two six-cylinder diesel engines (by volume 2,7 and 3,0 litres accordingly), and also 3,2-litre petrol "A6" power of 265 horsepowers are provided also. Transmissions — either six-step "mechanics", or seven-step robot S Tronic.

Audi A5 Sportback

Later, in 2010, at A5 Sportback there will be a "budgetary" version with the motor 1,8 TFSI (160 horsepowers).

By the tradition, new model Audi will be offered both with forward, and with a full drive quattro last generation (with active back differential), and front-wheel versions will receive the new version of system of stabilisation with function of imitation of interwheel blocking. Besides, all updatings Audi A5 Sportback in base complete sets will be already equipped with system of "absorption" of energy at braking, and model with mechanical transmission — also system "stop start".

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