VIDEO REVIEW: 2019 Audi A5 Sportback in Malaysia

Audi may have been quiet in recent years with low-key product launches, but among the many new models that are on sale today, the second-generation A5 Sportback stands out for a few good reasons.

At RM339,900, the fully-imported four-door coupe actually undercuts the previous generation model by RM20k, but it loses the sportier S line package that was previously standard. The kit here includes LED headlights with LED DRLs, LED tail lights, 19-inch silver multispoke wheels shod with 255/35 profile Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres, and a powered tailgate.

Inside, the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit is standard, and the freestanding 8.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system is loaded with MMI navigation plus as standard. The system also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, although this only works via a wired connection.

Under the bonnet is the third-generation EA888 2.0 litre four-cylinder TFSI engine with dual injection technology. It’s tuned to produce 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque, all of which is sent to the quattro all-wheel drive system via a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in six seconds flat, and the sexy sportback tops out at 250 km/h.

Interested to know how the new A5 Sportback performs? Well, be sure to watch our video review above, or read the written review, here. Better yet, come see it in person at the Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE 2019) this weekend at the Setia City Convention Centre. See you there!

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Matthew H Tong

An ardent believer that fun cars need not be fast and fast cars may not always be fun. Matt advocates the purity and simplicity of manually swapping cogs while coping in silence of its impending doom. Matt's not hot. Never hot.



  • Most wanted car.

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    • I doubt that, at least not in Malaysia. But the build quality is still outstanding, even when compared to Benz, BMW or Lexus.

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      • seancorr (Member) on Oct 29, 2019 at 5:25 pm

        Lexus is also up there in terms of quality but yeah Merc and BMW… especially BMW has a long way to go for durability of its interior. Never have I experienced a steering wheel horn cover that becomes sticky over the years….nevermind the door handles that melts.

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      • Aikon on Oct 29, 2019 at 6:33 pm

        Volvo S60 T8 Rm296k cheaper yet 4.4s faster …

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        • Ah kong on Oct 29, 2019 at 8:09 pm

          Volvo the chinese made car is not up to this standard yet.

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        • Li Peng on Oct 29, 2019 at 9:31 pm

          4.4s or 6s? Have you ever accelerated your car to the limit? I haven’t in decades.

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  • Vader on Oct 29, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Tuu diaa… Best sports sedan kat mesia. Tq Matt!

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  • Unknown on Oct 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Same engine as Golf TSI

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  • seancorr (Member) on Oct 29, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Best all rounder car when compared to the stiff G20 and the unsettled W205. The A4 is pretty good but this look better. Too bad they still do not have plans for any CKD.

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  • Annoynimouse on Oct 29, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    The vents on the dash looks awful and a bloody nightmare to clean!

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  • Kudalari on Oct 29, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    So many volvo supporters in car discussions, but how many are sold in malaysia real life? Kah kah

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    • paparadzi on Oct 30, 2019 at 3:09 am

      You need to have a certain mentality to buy a PHEV Volvo.

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