AUDI has just been revealed as the maker of Britain's second most-wanted pre-owned cars - now there's a brand new model on the way to tempt future generations of used car buyers.
Seven years after the original and more than 340,000 sales later, the all-new second generation Audi A5 Sportback model is on the way and will be premiered at the Paris Motor Show later this month alongside its flagship sistership, the S5 Sportback.
Audi has yet to say when the newcomers will be in UK showrooms but expect to open order books next month.
As well as fresh styling, the latest models share a completely new platform, the very latest engine, transmission and quattro drive developments and a host of driver assistance and infotainment systems.
The new model has a stretched wheelbase which provides significantly improved interior space with 24mm more knee room for rear seat passengers. A boot with a capacity of 480 litres makes this a very practical coupe too and with the rear seats folded down, the Sportback can accommodate 1,300 litres.
A wide range of driver assistance systems will be on offer including adaptive cruise control (ACC) Stop&Go system including traffic jam assist which relieves drivers in slow-moving traffic up to a driving speed of 40mph by assuming the tasks of braking and accelerating the car, and it also temporarily takes charge of steering it on better roads.
Collision avoidance assist intervenes if the car needs to drive around an obstacle to avoid an accident. Based on data from the front camera, ACC and radar sensors, it computes a recommended driving line within a fraction of a second.
Other assistance systems will include turn assist, park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, camera-based traffic sign recognition, Audi active lane assist and Audi side assist.
Customers will be able to choose between two TFSI petrol and three TDI diesel engines producing between 190PS and 286PS of power. Compared with the previous model, Audi has reduced their fuel consumption by as much as 22 percent while increasing power output by up to 17percent.
The S5 model has a new V6 turbocharged TFSI powerplant delivering a hefty 354PS and 500Nm of torque. From rest, it will blast past 62mph in only 4.7 seconds and can reach a limited top speed of 155mph.
Six-speed manual transmission, seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission or eight-speed tiptronic will be on offer with quattro all-wheel drive available as an option in two versions and standard at the top of the range.