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    Sportbacks

    I've been looking at different Audi Models and noticed something that I can't work out.
    The name Sportback, How does this work?
    What makes a sportback?

    This is a A7 Sportback.


    A5 Sportback


    A3 Sportbox


    A1 Sportback


    A5 and A7 looks like a sportback. Its kind of sporty, sleek and curvy ass end, I understand them calling it a sportback but why did they call the A1 and A3 a sportback when it looks like a mini avant.

    A4 Avant


    Does any one know why the small avants are called sportbacks when they clearly don't look like the other sportbacks?

    Also, which was the first sportback?

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    A3 is the first Sportback, it's just Audi's term for 5 door, just like they the term 'Avant' for their Estate models, as it 'sounds classier maybe??

    BMW call their estate models as 'Touring' models also. It's all about brand and image.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    A3 is the first Sportback, it's just Audi's term for 5 door, just like they the term 'Avant' for their Estate models, as it 'sounds classier maybe??

    BMW call their estate models as 'Touring' models also. It's all about brand and image.
    I see your point.
    but why did they not keep the name to the shape of the car.
    If someone goes to you I got an avant or a touring. you know what they mean.
    But if someone goes I got a sportback what do you picture a sleek sloaping back end of a A5 or a smaller avant shape?

    Its just daft. lol

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    I like the look of that A1 "sportback"

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