Yes please, we’ll have an Audi RS5 Sportback in that Sonoma Green


Audi Sport has introduced a new Sportback model for the first time in the Audi RS 5’s history with the head of Audi Sport claiming that, “The new Audi RS 5 Sportback is a true international car – we expect it to conquer all markets.”

Power comes from a 2.9 TFSI V6 twin turbo engine that’s good for 444 hp, 600 Nm and a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 3.9 seconds. Top speed is clocked at 280 km/h, although we wouldn’t doubt that a simple tune would help the RS 5 see the 300 km/h mark effortlessly.Handling and distributing all that power is the task of an 8-speed tiptronic transmission and Audi’s infamous quattro permanent all wheel drive. The standard RS sports suspension makes the RS 5 sit lower than the S5 Sportback while optional extras include the RS Sport Suspension Plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and RS-specific dynamic steering.

Space should not be an issue whether you’re parking the RS 5 or seated in it, with its long wheelbase and short overhangs. That said, the wheel arches have been extended sideways by 1.5 cm – giving the RS 5 a wider, more aggressive stance. The standard RS exhaust system should announce your arrival before on-lookers get drawn to those slick 19-inch wheels. Unbelievably, the honeycomb pattern you see on the standard RS sport seats are optional. That said, even with the strongest case of amnesia, you wouldn’t forget what a special car you’re in with RS emblems scattered all over the place – steering wheel, door sills and lever selector.

In manual mode, there’s also a shift light that’ll alert you to get on the next gear in case you get distracted with how fast you’re going.



Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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