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Comparo

No compromise — sporty, luxurious, practical

The competition is close.

Review

Have your cake and eat it, too – that's supposed to be a fallacy.

Official
Official

AG still mulling US implications.

That's sportback, as in a sporty hatchback.

Report

"There will be another variant of the A5 that will be a real home run," says Audi boss.

Audi's US boss has hinted that the European-market A5 Sportback will hit US shores some time next year, when it will challenge the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

2010 Audi A5 Sportback - Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Audi A5 Sportback - Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Audi A5 Sportback - Click above for high-res image gallery

Less than 24 hours ago, Autoblog commenter Zamafir sent us a few cloaked images of the upcoming Audi A5 Sportback getting ready for its close-up at the University of California San Diego. Unsurprisingly, another camera-phone wielding student was able to capture Audi's new five-door A5 sans camouflage, and the results are equal parts telling and predictable.

Audi A5 Sportback spy shots - Click above for gallery

Audi's relentless niche filling continues unabated with the imminent arrival of the A5 Sportback – the forthcoming A7's little brother. Reportedly based on the A5 coupe, the five-door Sportback will blend the A4's practicality with the A7's "four-door coupe" profile.

From the moment the first Mercedes-Benz CLS four-door "coupe" was introduced to the public, other German luxury automakers hit the drafting board. According to the German auto experts at AutoBild, Audi is just over a year away from unleashing its own cleverly packaged sedan. The A5 Sportback would be based off the A4/A5 platform, and takes a little of both models and melds them together. Audi parent company VW has already unveiled a four-door coupe version of the Passat destined for sale in the