The all-new Audi S5 Sportback: style, sophistication – and formidable capability
The all-new Audi S5 Sportback is a car of many sides. The elegant, sleek coupé body hides four-door practicality to beautiful effect. The wave-pattern shoulder line contributes to a graceful stance, yet the pronounced bulges over the wheel arches underscore quattro DNA. Stunning to look at, it is also a fine place to sit in, its sumptuous interior designed to excite and finished with pure craftsmanship. Yet it seats four in absolute comfort, and has a boot that can swallow their luggage with ease. And, on top of that, there’s formidable performance and fuel economy.
The V6 turbo engine is the heart of the S5 Sportback. With a hefty 354PS and 500Nm of torque from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm, the latest Audi S5 Sportback can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds. Naturally, it features quattro as standard, for the ultimate in point-to-point performance, but with wheel selective torque control, as well as an eight-speed tiptronic transmission that can freewheel for further efficiency gains, it is highly efficient. The optional sport differential makes sure understeer is minimised to ruthless effect, and when turning into or accelerating through a corner, torque is directed to the outside wheel for optimal traction and control.
Highlighting such exceptional capability and making the S5 stand out as the performance derivative, the S5 Sportback benefits from a number of styling enhancements. The front bumper, air inlets and side sills feature distinctive contours, while a boot spoiler lip, aluminium diffuser trim and signature four tailpipes complete the look. Aluminium inlays accentuate the design inside, while the exterior mirror housings shine in an aluminium look as well.
Highlights of the all-new Audi S5 Sportback include:
- V6 turbocharged TFSI engine, delivering 354PS and 500Nm of torque from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm
- 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds and 155mph top speed
- Eight-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive technology
- S-specific front and rear bumpers, side skirts, matt grey trim and quad exhaust pipes
- Aluminium dashboard inlays and high quality interior design