What’s New: More doors! The Audi A5 has long had the rival BMW 4 Series in its crosshairs and with the Bimmer now available in a four-door fastback-sedan body style, Audi’s following suit with its new A5 Sportback. Think of it as a mini Audi A7. Previously available in Europe on the first-generation A5, the new second-generation A5 Sportback comes to the U.S. on Audi A4 sedan underpinnings, featuring the A5’s signature fastback roofline, two rear doors, and a hatchback replacing the trunk.
What’s Not: The A5 Sportback’s engines are all carried over from the rest of the A4 and A5 lines. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbo I-4 good for 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Opt for an S5 Sportback, and you’ll get a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 that makes a healthy 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system is standard with either engine.
How Much: $46,575-$59,775