Yes, Audi will be bringing the new RS5 Sportback to South Africa towards the end of 2018…
We have had much fun pitting the new Audi RS5 Coupe against its main rivals on the drag strip and on track and if you haven’t yet seen the video action, do yourself a favour and give them a watch.
In other news, Audi has confirmed that the RS5 Sportback will be coming to South Africa towards the end of 2018 and the new model will be on display at the New York Motor Show this week.
The RS5 Sportback is more practical than the coupe version but still offers notable performance.
The RS5 Sportback features the same powertrain as its coupe sibling with power generated by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine that produces 331 kW and 600 Nm of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive will ensure brisk acceleration which should see zero to 100 kph completed in about 3.9 seconds.
The interior is finished in black with ample seating for 5 passengers and is equipped with RS sports seats which can be had with an optional honeycomb pattern in Nappa leather. A flat-bottomed leather RS sports steering wheel with contrasting red stitching is also fitted along with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit.
The load bay offers 480 litres of space which increases to 1 300 litres with the rear 40:20:40 split rear seats folded down. Perfect for those who play golf or ride a mountain bike.
The RS5 Sportback is slightly larger than the RS5 Coupe and sits some 7 mm lower than the S5 Sportback. The Sonoma Green Metallic paintwork seen here will be offered as an exclusive option.
We will keep you updated as soon as local specification and pricing for the RS5 Sportback becomes available.