Audi RS5 Sportback Is Your Practical Excuse To Get A 444-hp Rocket For The Family

While we’ve known about the Audi RS5 Sportback’s existence since January, the vehicle’s unveiling and presence at the New York Auto Show has made performance vehicle enthusiasts very excited.

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.

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