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2018 Audi A5 Sportback Gives Us More Power For Less Money

By James Yu , Feb 28, 2017 12:30 PM EST
The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback offers more excitement without requiring you to pay more. (Photo : Car Review/YouTube)

What could be better than an Audi Sportback? A 2018 version that is cheaper than the last, that's what. In case you are wondering, no, your eyes are not deceiving you. The 2018 Audi Sportback is really coming at a lower price, which means you get to save some bucks if you ever decide to buy one. That being said, here are the details you should know about the 2018 Audi Sportback.

2018 Audi A5 Sportback: Lower Price Tag

If you have been thinking about getting a 2018 Audi A5 Sportback, you are in luck. According to CNET, you will be able to save some money for the new model as the A5 coupe will start with a price tag of $42,800. This would get you a 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged engine with 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. If you want a convertible however, you are going to have to shell out a bit more as it will have a price tag of $49,600.

2018 Audi S5 Sportback: Shelling Out More

If you want something more exciting, you can move to the S5 Sportback that has a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6. This powertrain is capable of 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Naturally, you are going to have to shell out more cash for this. The 2018 Audi S5 Sportback is only available in Premium Plus and Prestige trims. According to Car and Driver, the price tags start at $55,375 and $59,775 respectively.

2018 Audi A5 vs S5: Making The Choice

Needless to say, most people would choose a more powerful configuration when it comes to cars. That being said, the S5 clearly has an advantage over the A5 in this respect with its 354 horsepower against the latter's 252 horsepower. What makes the 2018 Audi S5 more exciting is its eight-speed automatic transmission that transfers the power through an all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration. This allows the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback to propel itself from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. The 2018 Audi S5 Sportback also has a top speed of 155 miles per hour and the automaker sweetens the deal with summer performance tires.

The 2018 Audi A5 is also paired with the same drivetrain configuration but given its lower number of horsepower, we already know that it is less exciting than the S5 if you are aching for high speed. However, speed is not all there is when it comes to performance as this is quite a broad aspect. To cut the long story short, the 2018 Audi A5 is only at a disadvantage in terms of power but it is on par with the S5 when it comes to overall performance.

2018 Audi Sportback: Price Worth Paying For

Regardless of which model you choose or which trim you go for, one thing is certain and that would be the fact that the price for the 2018 Audi Sportback is worth paying for. Aside from the fact that the 2018 Audi Sportback offers a great driving experience, the automaker has sweetened the deal by offering a lower price for it. If you have been looking at the BMW 4-Series, which happens to have the same price, then you should also take a close look at the 2018 Audi Sportback.

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