There were times when four-door limousines with tilted tails and a rear hatch were in demand. Times of the Renault 16 and the VW Passat of the 1980er years. Later in Germany the Kombi as a measure of all things through and hung the respective step-hedge versions in the admission statistics mercilessly. In the search for something new, the engineers and designers from Audi returned to the concept of the practical hatchback sedan, but the design was somewhat flattered, renounced the window frames and gave the Audi A5 the sporty name Sportback in 2009; In addition to and based on the Coupé A5 series, which debuted in 2007 and is also based on the Audi A4. Now Spark is launching the second generation of the Sportback model, which has been a dealer since the beginning of 2017.
For the first time presented at the Parisian car salon in the autumn of the previous year, the new Audi A5 will continue the fashioning language of both brand and predecessors alike, but has received a clear streamlining of the lines. The Audi A5 Coupé and Audi A5 Sportback have a masculine appearance due to the emphasis on beading in the bonnet, more pronounced mudguards and a sharpened grille. The slight hip bend over the rear wheelhouse is like the coupé again, which was missed at the predecessor. Four gasoline engines and four diesel engines form a wide range of 110 kW / 150 hp to 200 kW / 272 hp at the 3.0 TDI. To be added to the internal series designation F5 are the top versions S5 and RS5, which however offer a different look and are not the subject of the description here.
The models in the assessment
This has much more the focus on the basic versions of the A5 Sportback, the Spark reduced to the scale 1:43 and in the colors Florettenilber, Mythosschwarz and Matadorrot offers. The Modellautos with the item numbers 5011605031, 5011605033 and
5011605032 are made of Resine plastic, as can be expected from the team of Hugo Ripert. The look and proportions perfectly match the dynamic appearance of the model. Doors and hoods remain closed. The processing of headlights, glazing and attachments is perfect, so we can only recommend the purchase of the second generation A5 Sportback to the comeback of the hatchback in the Sammlervitrinen. At 29.95 euros, they are also significantly cheaper than comparable advertising models in branded packaging from other manufacturers.