Picture of sporty elegance

BEING referred to as mamazala (mother-in-law) does not do any good for any young woman.

BEING referred to as mamazala (mother-in-law) does not do any good for any young woman.

Well, I am often referred to as mamazala by schoolboys. These boys look at the car I drive and assume I am the same age as their mothers. I have stopped caring about it.

My road test Audi A5 Sportback 3,2FSI V6 quattro earned me the title, which added more years to my age.

I was called mamazala everywhere I drove.

Back to Audi's gorgeous piece of art. It makes every drive worthwhile - to the shops, the gym and even an aimless visit to relatives in far places.

I have realised that the A5 Sportback gives you the same comfort, luxury, technology and power as the coupé version, the two-door.

What makes the Audi A5 Sportback an awesome option in the A5 range, though, is the fact that it is family friendly. While it showcases the elegance of a coupé, it also offers the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon.

The Sportback still has the same attitude as its two-door sister. The same road manners and handling.

On long trips the Audi is at home even on rough surfaces. The smooth 3,2FSI V6 quattro drives beautifully in any traffic situation.

The A5 Sportback is definitely designed for a family man or woman who is in touch with latest trends.

What I discovered when driving the A5 is that it is a mature-looking car. Its sporty side makes the driver feel young and in touch with the new world.

The four frameless doors with their slim window lines ensure that the A5 Sportback is the very picture of sporty elegance. The interior is spacious, offering uncompromising comfort.

The generous tailgate is seamlessly integrated into the extended, tapered tail end with the slender C-pillars. The subtle lip of the integrated spoiler underscores the poised character of the new Audi.

Xenon headlights and daytime running lights are standard, as are the fog lights with their chrome surrounds mounted in the side air intakes.