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The Audi A5 Sportback is finally officially available in Malaysia via Euromobil. It comes in facelifted 2.0 TFSI quattro guise, with the S line package as standard, for RM359,900 OTR. Immediate delivery, they say.

The A5 Sportback is a five-door variation of the A5 Coupe, which is related to the A4 Sedan and Avant underneath. Despite the sloping roof, Audi says that the A5 Sportback runs the A4 close on rear head and leg room. The A5 Coupe’s wheelbase has been increased from 2,751 mm to 2,810 mm here. The boot is capable of 480 litres, expandable to 1,283 litres with the rear seats folded.

The 2.0 TFSI engine churns out 225 hp and 350 Nm of torque between 1,500 to 4,500 rpm, which is good for 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 245 km/h. The direct injection turbo motor is mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox. quattro AWD is present. Start/stop equipped, combined fuel consumption is listed as 6.7 litres per 100 km.

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Equipment wise, expect perforated Alcantara leather front sports seats with embossed S line logo (memory for driver), multifunction three-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles and S line logo, acoustic parking sensors and auto headlights/wipers. 18-inch alloys, adaptive xenons, LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights are also in the mix.

In addition, the Sportback comes with three-zone climate control, Driver’s Information System (DIS) and Audi drive select. In the latter, there’s a fourth ‘Efficiency’ mode in addition to the familiar ‘Comfort’, ‘Auto’ and ‘Dynamic’ modes. What it does is self-explanatory.

Also standard is the desirable Bang & Olufsen sound system with 10 channel amplifier, 14 speakers and 505 watts total output, but MMI navigation plus is optional. Five body colours – Brilliant Black, Ibis White, Scuba Blue, Monsoon Grey and Brilliant Red – are on the local menu, although we hear that the latter is very popular and might require some patience on the buyer’s part.