Set to be sold in the U.S., as well as all the other obvious markets, the RS5 Sportback is a slightly larger, more practical, and dare we say it, even more attractive version of the RS5 Coupe.
Yes, that twin-turbo V6 makes it super fast
Like its two-door sibling, power is sourced from a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 cranking out 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system, Audi says the RS5 Sportback will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in under four seconds but not quite match the 3.7 second time of the RS5 Coupe.
Top speed sits at a limited 155 mph (250 km/h) but with the optional Dynamic Plus package, this rises to 174 mph (280 km/h).
The styling of the RS5 Sportback is just as sleek and aggressive as the Coupe. Consequently, there’s bulging fenders, large wheels, enlarged front air intakes, a blacked-out grille, a bespoke rear diffuser, and two oval-shaped tailpipes.
U.S. sales of the car will start in the second half of the year. While prices have yet to be announced, we anticipate the car to start at a touch over $70,000.