A stunning example of form and function, with its incredible performance, razor-sharp handling and superb luxury appointment, the Audi RS 5 Sportback is in a class of its own. A study in automotive elegance, its race bred DNA is nevertheless obvious even under its svelte styling, while the Sportback design adds a completely new dimension to the RS 5 legend.
A motorsport pedigree
While the RS 5 Sportback delivers a seamless, luxurious driving experience in the cut and thrust of daily driving, it is when the conditions dictate that the true core of its personality can be realised. Rocketing from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds, its 2.9 TFSI V6 engine delivers a massive 331 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque available between 1900 and 5000rpm. This extraordinary output, combined with an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, make for unparalleled performance that will find you seeking out twisting mountain roads at every opportunity.
A study in elegance
An elegant grand tourer with undeniable presence even at rest, the motorsport heritage of the RS 5 Sportback is evident in myriad design cues. The huge air intakes that flank the honeycomb Singleframe grille are reminiscent of the famed Audi 90 IMSA GTO race cars, while the muscular, flared wheel arches are a nod to the awe-inspiring Audi quattro rally cars that changed the world of motorsport forever. Yet for all its obvious performance potential, the RS 5 Sportback retains an undeniable elegance, its coupe-like lines born of the greatest traditions of grand touring.
Taking the performance and handling experience to an even higher level, Audi Sport offers the RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), a system that allows the driver to tailor the suspension settings through three damping stages for an even more dynamic ride. Even at high speed, the RS 5 Sportback can be pushed into corners with nary a trace of body roll, giving the stability and confidence to extract the most from its incredible performance.
The Audi virtual cockpit
With the RS 5 Sportback, the Audi virtual cockpit has been specifically tailored to the highly specialised requirements of the RS owner. The 12.3-inch digital display features specially designed Audi Sport information displays in keeping with the car’s high-performance pedigree, not only supplying the driver with information on tyre pressure, but also vehicle torque and G forces in spirited driving. When driving in manual mode, a shift light indicates the optimum shift point, just as in race technology, while lap counter and timing is indispensable for those wanting to explore the potential of the RS 5 Sportback on the track.
An added dimension
A high-performance grand tourer with luxury accommodation for five people and room for their luggage. The RS 5 Sportback achieves the seemingly impossible without compromising performance or absolute luxury. The superbly finished interior boasts the highest standards in materials and craftsmanship, from the RS sports seats and flat-bottom RS multifunction steering wheel to the variable ambient lighting – the RS 5 Sportback is uncompromising in its commitment to excellence.
Exclusive interior treatment
Customers looking to further personalise the RS 5 Sportback can opt for the Sonoma green design package – echoing the distinctive RS 5 colour, Sonoma green, inside the sumptuous cabin with some beautiful colour-matched finishes that demonstrate an artistry rarely encountered in the modern world. Here, the RS sports seats feature stitching in the distinctive Sonoma green, which also features along the centre console, door armrests and on the sports steering wheel. Audi exclusive floor mats continue the theme and complete one of the finest interiors in the luxury class.