I have always been a fan of the Fastback (or Sportback) design and that is one body style that has been made famous by Audi. My all time favourite is still the Audi Quattro classic from the mid-eighties till this date. The S5 has been around in India for a while now but Audi launched the new version along with two of its siblings from the A5 family, the A5 Sportback and the A5 Cabriolet, proudly calling them the Brat Pack. The S5 Sportback being the naughtiest brat of the trio, I just had to get my hands on it. It promises to be the perfect combination of sportiness and practicality so I spent some quality time driving around to see what its like.
2018 Audi S5 Sportback Exterior
As soon as you set your eyes on the S5, you realize how low slung it is. And what a looker!! The wide hexagonal front grille along with the swooping bonnet is extremely eye catching and the LED headlamps with the eyebrow style daytime running lamps look swell. The wide air dams in the front bumper give the S5 an aggressive stance. The car’s length is apparent when you look at from the side. The new S5 is 34 mm longer than its predecessor. It has a width of 1843 mm and height of just 1384 mm (Didn’t I say it was low?). There are 5 spoke 18 inch alloy wheels with 245/40 low profile rubber that fill up the wheel arches nicely. The prominent shoulder line ends up with the LED tail lights while the sloping roof ends at the rear lip spoiler. Look at it from the dead rear and the roof section looks narrow when compared to the boot area. Another way to distinguish the S5 from its standard A5 sibling are the quad exhaust pipes. Our test car came finished in the Daytona Grey shade which isn’t loud and I quite liked that.