The sports version of the A5 Sportback launched at the end of 2016 will be launched by Audi in the summer. The 2020 Audi RS5 Sportback offers sports car dynamics but costs more than double the base A5.
Audi is now accepting orders for the approximately $93,481 performance variant of the A5 Sportback called 2020 Audi RS5 Sportback. The centerpiece of the sports version available from mid-2019 is a 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo petrol engine with 331 kW / 450 hp and 600 Newton-meters of torque. In combination with eight-speed automatic and four-wheel drive (each series) of the bolide in 3.9 seconds from a standstill speed 100 reaches, the propulsion ends at 280 km / h.
Visually, details such as the wide and flat radiator grille as well as additional air openings with honeycomb lattice structure underline the dynamic requirements. Diffuser insert, oval tailpipes, and spoiler lip give the rear visually more power. In addition, the vehicle is on 19-inch forged wheels. Audi also offers various 20-inch models as well as the exclusive Sonomagrün-Metallic livery.
To improve driving dynamics, the RS5 comes as standard with a self-locking center differential that ensures torque distribution between the axles as needed. Optionally, a sport differential is available, which additionally regulates the power distribution between the rear wheels. The standard sports suspension relies on a five-link construction on the front and rear axles. It can be upgraded with the Sport Suspension Plus with Dynamic Ride Control, ceramic brakes, and dynamic steering. Who orders these and a few more extras, can easily drive the price of the RS 5 to six-figure level. For comparison: The basic version of the A5 Sportback costs around $42,798.
2020 Audi RS5 Sportback Equipment
While offering outstanding performance, within the cabin, the Audi RS5 Sportback integrates benchmark technologies including standard Audi smartphone interface, which provides Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto integration for compatible mobile devices, available Audi virtual cockpit and full-color head-up display. Unique RS displays in the Audi virtual cockpit inform the driver of tire pressure, torque, a shift light indicator, and g-forces.
While performance remains the highlight, the 2020 Audi RS5 Sportback offers a host of advanced driver assistance systems that are designed to help drivers navigate the road with increased confidence. The new model’s high level of standard systems include Audi pre sense® basic, Audi pre sense city, Audi side assist, rear cross traffic assist and Audi pre sense rear, as well as available adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, Audi active lane assist and high beam assistant.