Audi Body Styles Explained – Sportback vs. Coupe vs. Cabriolet vs. Sedan


The 2018 Audi lineup offers a wide variety of body styles for the driver interested in a roomy or sporty luxury car rather than a family-sized luxury crossover or SUV. If you are unsure of the different options currently available at Audi Hoffman Estates, browse through the overview below then head to our inventory to pick out the model you are most interested in.

Audi Sedan

A sedan is a car with four doors and five seats. A sedan has a larger rear seat and trunk than a coupe, making it ideal for small families. A sedan is heavier than a coupe, but may also have engine or suspension upgrades that aren't available on the equivalent coupe. Examples of Audi sedans include the A3/S3, A4/S4, A6/S6, and A8.

Audi Coupe

A coupe is a car with two doors and typically only four seats. Coupes are lighter and sleeker than sedans, often with a sloping roofline. Coupes are also generally have better acceleration and braking than sedans, giving them a well-deserved sporty reputation. Examples of Audi coupes include the A5/S5 and the R8.

2018 Audi Coupe S5

Audi Cabriolet

A cabriolet is a coupe with a convertible hard- or soft-top roof that can be folded down for open air driving. A cabriolet can have two or four seats. Audi cabriolet models are equipped with an acoustic folding roof that keeps out unwanted noise when up, and that can be operated at up to 31 MPH. Examples of Audi cabriolets include the A3, A5/S5, and the R8 Spyder.

2018 Audi Cabriolet R8 Sypder

Audi Sportback

A sportback combines traits of a sedan, a fastback coupe, and a hatchback. Audi sportbacks have the roomy interior dimensions of a sedan, the sloping roofline and truncated rear end of a fastback coupe, and the rear door of a hatchback. This highly practical body design is a favorite of our customers. Examples of Audi sportbacks include the A3, A5/S5, and A7/S7.

2018 Audi Sportback S7

Test Drive a New Audi Luxury Sedan, Coupe, Cabriolet, or Sportback Today near Schaumburg, IL

Once you've decided what body style you want, come test drive your favorites at our Audi dealership serving Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg, IL. Our luxury vehicle experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about which Audi model is the best match for your lifestyle. If you to speak to an Audi specialist before visiting our dealership, please call (888) 698-1441 or fill out our contact form.

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