Audi (Auto Union Deutschland Ingolstadt) The German Automobile Manufacturer has introduced it’s next iteration of the 2017 Audi A5 Sportback. It has been spotted testing in Mumbai. The spy snapshot was posted by an Automotive Website called Rushlane which shows the German horse is being tested on the tarmac of Navi Mumbai.
The Reports show that Audi India has imported a single unit of the Audi A5 Sportback last week into India. Looks like the same car is being tested here.
The 2017 Audi A5 Sportback is scheduled for it’s global launch in the coming few weeks, and it looks like Audi is running tests on the car for some final fine tuning. This has been the trend for a very long time. A lot of notable and reputed car manufacturers have always made it part of their plan and strategy to test out their newly developed cars in the country for several years.The diversity in terrains and weather conditions in India helps the car manufacturer’s R &D team to gather crucial data which is directly linked to the car’s characteristics and response according to the varying conditions so as to see how it performs and if it has any flaws that can be rectified or adjusted.
Sadly, The Audi A5 Sportback spotted testing in India doesn’t give an indication or hope that the car will be launched in India at all. In the European market the car would be launched a few weeks after the new A5 Coupe launches, which is scheduled for 2nd June, 2016 in Inglostadt, Germany.
The A5 Sportback and the A5 Coupe shares the common MLB platform. The next generation of Audi A5 variants is expected to be feature rich which is an Audi signature style and would come loaded to the brim with the revolutionary Matrix LED headlamps, LED taillights, The Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3 inch LCD display, Bang & Olufsen surround sound music system, MMI infotainment system, Plush leather upholstery. Four Zone Climate control. The motor for the Audi A5 series is yet to revealed, but the A5 Sportback which was spotted testing in India gets a 1968 cc (2.0L) turbocharged diesel engine, which puts out 190 PS ofthumping angry horses under the hood and 400 Nm of nerve-wracking torque.
In the US market the same engine would be tuned to produce 256 PS of sheer delight on the driver’s face and 370 Nm oftorque. The Audi A5 Sportback would compete against the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. On the other side, the Audi A5 Coupe will compete with the Mercedes Benz C-Class and the BMW 4 Series Coupe.