Audi of America President Scott Keogh has confirmed plans to offer the second-generation A5 Sportback in the United States. While Keogh declined to specifically mention the model, he told Automotive News the four-ringed brand will add a new body style to the A5 lineup in the United States. The executive went on to say "I feel confident that there will be another variant of the A5 that will be a real home run."

Audi of America President Scott Keogh has confirmed plans to offer the second-generation A5 Sportback in the United States.

While Keogh declined to specifically mention the model, he told Automotive News the four-ringed brand will add a new body style to the A5 lineup in the United States.  The executive went on to say "I feel confident that there will be another variant of the A5 that will be a real home run."

Keogh was tight-lipped about specifics but confirmed the next-generation A5 will go on sale in the United States in the second quarter of 2017.  The A5 Coupe will likely arrive first, while the A5 Convertible and A5 Sportback will likely be introduced shortly thereafter.

Essentially a five-door hatchback with coupe-inspired styling, the A5 Sportback will ride on the MLB Evo platform and compete with the BMW 3 Series GT.  Engine options remain unconfirmed but the car will likely be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.  The engine enables the A4 to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 130 mph, so expect the A5 Sportback to post similar figures.

Source: Automotive News

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