Revealed at the New York motor show, the all-wheel drive fastback joins the RS5 Coupe and RS4 Avant in an expanded line-up of new mid-range RS models aimed at providing stiff competition to the likes of the BMW M3 and M4, and the as Mercedes-AMG C63 saloon and coupe.
The Audi RS 5 Sportback features quattro® all-wheel drive technology. The system has an asymmetric variable torque split that can intuitively send power to where it’s needed, helping enhance performance and traction as road conditions demand. Standard quattro® sport rear differential can help enhance handling performance even further with its torque-vectoring capabilities.
Available Dynamic steering offers a variable ratio that can adjust according to vehicle speeds and Audi drive select mode. The result is performance you can modify to help tailor your Audi RS 5 Sportback to suit your driving style.
The Little has changed under the skin compared to the coupe, the Sportsback model features the same Porsche-derived 2.9-Litre Twin-turbo V6 gthat produces 444bhp and 443LB ft of torque, connected to a smooth eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Although the RS5 coupe might lack a bit of the handling finesse of the BMW M4 Competition or the drama of the ever so loud Mercedes C63 AMG, it does package most of the thrills found in those cars into a deeply desirable all-weather package (much needed in the uk) .
The addition, the two rear doors and that opening rear hatch only add to the RS5’s appeal as the thought of driving around in a land yeacht like the RS6 or RS4 Avant is just too much to bear for some potential buyers.