The Audi RS family has been bolstered with the introduction of the RS5 Sportback in South Africa. See specification and pricing details below...
Just like its coupe sibling and RS4 Avant, the RS5 Sportback harnesses the same twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine that produces 331 kW and 600 Nm of torque and together with an optimised 8-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, a zero to 100 kph sprint time of 3.9 seconds is achievable. Top speed is limited to 250 kph.
Equipped with an RS sports suspension, the RS5 Sportback sits some 7mm lower than the Audi S5 Sportback.
The RS5 Sportback’s interior is finished in black and can seat up to 5 people. Luggage space is generous too with a full 1 300 litres at your disposal with the 40:20:40 rear seats folded down. With the seats up, the load bay offers 480 litres.
Key standard features include LED headlights and tail lights, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, RS exhaust and Audi drive select dynamic handling system. The interior benefits from Audi Virtual Cockpit and MMI Navigation Plus as standard as well as RS sports seats in Nappa leather with diamond stitching and lumbar support.
A flat-bottomed RS multifunction steering wheel and stainless steel pedals add a sporty touch. Other nice-to-haves include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, automatic climate control and Audi’s pre sense basic, side assist and parking system plus with a rear-view camera.
Audi RS5 Sportback - Price in South Africa
Audi RS 5 Sportback 331kW quattro tiptronic - R1 312 000
The Audi RS5 Sportback comes standard with a 5-year/100 000 km Audi Freeway Plan.