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Audi S5 Sportback released locally

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• New S5 Sportback completes A5/S5 model range for Australia
• Characterised by efficiency, dynamism and exceptional handling
• Will contribute to overall sales of 12,000 + units in 2010

The new Audi S5 Sportback has arrived in Australia and is available immediately through the Audi national dealer network. The S5 Sportback has a manufacturer’s list price (MLP) of $129,300*.

The elegant coupe-like silhouette, LED headlights and the four frameless doors make the S5 Sportback a stand-out on the road. However, the driving dynamics of this latest model are not to be overshadowed by its style, with the potent 3.0 TFSI engine with supercharging packing 245 kW of powerful punch and 440 Nm of torque between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm.

Mr Uwe Hagen, Managing Director of Audi Australia Pty Ltd, said “The S5 Sportback is a great addition to our unique A5 Sportback range. It is not only practical enough for daily use, it is also sporty and fun to drive”.

“We intend to continue to develop our excellent range of products available for the Australian market as we head towards our goal of offering 42 models globally by 2015. The S5 Sportback is the 26th model on offer in Australia at the present time,” Mr Hagen said.

“Our customers are always looking for a benchmark experience, and we intend to fulfil this with emotional, technologically-advanced products that are also efficient, the best customer experiences and a progressivelyminded way of thinking,” Mr Hagen said.

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In a year that Audi celebrates its 30 years of quattro technology, it is only fitting to launch a S5 Sportback standard with the company’s class-leading quattro drivetrain.

In the year of its release, in 1980, quattro technology was a unique idea - a hollow shaft in the transmission that transmits engine power to both the front and rear wheels with a centre differential.

The S5 Sportback not only has quattro technology as standard but gives drivers the opportunity to select a sport differential (optional) for an even more responsive dynamic drive.

The S5 Sportback will complement the existing A5 range in Australia, adding to the popular A5 Sportback, A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet, A5 Coupe and the S5 Coupe models on offer.

It is expected that the S5 Sportback will average around ten unit sales per month.

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the various statutory charges (also known as on-road costs).


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