Audi‘s 2019 RS5 Sportback model, the Coupe version’s more practical five-door sibling, has been priced in the U.S. from $74,200, not including a $995 destination charge. That’s $4,300 more than what you’d spend on the Coupe.
Just as its two-door brethren, the 2019 RS5 Sportback is also powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine, cranking out 444 HP (450 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, with the help of an eight-speed automatic and a rear-biased all-wheel drive system.
In a straight line, the RS5 Sportback will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in just 3.8 seconds (0.1 seconds slower than the Coupe), before maxing out at 155 mph (250 km/h). Opt for the Dynamic Plus Package and that number becomes 174 mph (280 km/h).
Compared to the S5 Sportback, the RS version sits closer to the road by 0.25 inches (7 mm). While the car features a fixed sports suspension setup as standard, buyers can also choose the adaptive dampers as an option.
For the 2019 model year, both the RS5 Sportback as well as the Coupe have received notable standard equipment updates, meaning that you get Audi MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Virtual Cockpit, Audi Connect Prime & Splus, direct tire-pressure monitoring system, Audi phone box and rear USB charge ports all free of charge.
Meanwhile, Audi park steering assist is also new for 2019 – this system can automatically steer your RS5 Sportback into detected parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.