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Our Fleet Test Drive: Audi A5 Sportback - 4th Report

Date: 03 February 2011   |   Author: Guy Bird

Front end
Category: Sports
P11D price: £29,310
Key rival: BMW 3 Series

You notice the lack of hill-hold assist living on a hill.

Audi's £65 option automatically activates the electromechanical parking brake when stationary, but without this technology the auto transmission has a nasty habit of creeping forward when in reverse. Case in point: on a fairly steep incline where I have to do three-point turns, halfway through I often end up in reverse, facing down the hill. At this point the car starts slipping down, even though I'm in a gear that should take me up. Only stamping the accelerator hard rectifies the situation. It's not pleasant.

Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI SE Multitronic 143hp
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price£29,310
Model price range£25,455-£38,725
CO2 (tax) 152g/km/22%
BIK 20/40% per month£107/£215
Service interval up to 19,000mls/2yrs
Insurancegroup 22E
Boot space (min/max)480/980 litres
Engine size/power1968cc/143hp
Top speed/0-62mph127mph/9.7secs
Why we’re running itTo see if the A5 really
can combine practicality
with style in everyday living
PositiveClassic exterior
looks, interior
quality and design
NegativeLow roofline requires
careful entry