Audi Sport launched for the US and Canadian markets the Audi RS 5 Sportback. This exciting design, high performance and high level of versatility five-door coupe made its debut at the New York International Auto Show.
The exterior design of the new RS 5 Sportback combines exciting curves with taut, athletic surfaces. The longer wheelbase compared to the coupe, the short overhangs and the wraparound hood with power dome emphasize the dynamism of the model. The wavy shape of the powerful waist line is also a visual feature. When viewed from the rear, the look of the sculpted sides is impressive. Here, the quattro blister packs highlight the prominent wheel arches, which have been widened by 15 mm.
On the front, it presents a wide flat grill, large air intakes with the honeycomb pattern typical of RS models, and a front spoiler with the quattro lettering etched in matt aluminum. Plus, it features additional glossy black design elements that make it appear wider. A specific RS diffuser, the RS exhaust system with oval tailpipes and the fixed spoiler integrated in the boot lid give the rear a distinctly sporty look.
The RS 5 Sportback is fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels as standard; as an option, you can equip 20-inch wheels. Glossy Black, Carbon and Matte Aluminum design packages increase customization possibilities.
The 2.9 TFSI V6 biturbo engine combines power and efficiency, and can reach 331 kW. The maximum torque of 600 Nm is available in a wide range, from 1.900 to 5.000 rpm. Thus the Audi RS 5 Sportback reaches a top speed of 280 km / h.
As in all new Audi V6 and V8 engines, they are mounted in the center of the V at 90 degrees that form the two cylinder banks, so the exhaust side of the cylinder heads is inside, and the side of admission abroad. This configuration allows a compact design and lower losses in the flow of gases, so the 2.9 TFSI reacts spontaneously to pressures on the accelerator pedal. The combustion process according to cycle B, with central direct injection, contributes to a higher level of overall efficiency.
Power from the 2.9 TFSI is transferred to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with center differential via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission with optimized shift times. and specially tuned for sporty driving.
All its power is distributed asymmetrically between both axles in a 40:60 ratio, ensuring dynamism and optimal traction with the greatest possible safety. If slippage occurs on either axle, most of the power is immediately transmitted to the other axle, with a spread that can reach up to 85 percent toward the front axle, and up to 80 percent toward the axle. rear. Its self-locking effect allows a clearly defined torque distribution, and precise cooperation with the rest of the vehicle's control systems. The optional sport differential distributes torque selectively between the rear wheels.
Five-link suspension on the front and rear axles allows for greater comforteven in the sportiest driving modes. With the standard RS suspension, the body height of the RS 5 Sportback is lowered by seven millimeters compared to that of the Audi S5 Sportback. As an alternative, Audi offers the RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brake discs and RS-specific dynamic steering. Drivers can create their own personal driving experience to make it more dynamic or more comfortable, using the Audi drive select system, which is part of the standard equipment.
The high-quality sports interior of the new Audi RS 5 Sportback is finished in black and offers space for five occupants.. Its square-shaped boot with a generous cargo space that measures exactly one meter allows you to make the most of the 480-liter capacity. By folding down the backs of the rear seats, which are divided as standard in a 40:20:40 ratio, this figure increases to 1.300 liters. The total weight of the Audi RS 5 Sportback is 1.840 kg.
Its sporty nature is further enhanced by details such as the optionally upholstered RS sports seats in fine nappa leather with honeycomb weave stitching, and the flat-bottom RS multifunction sports steering wheel. RS emblems are present on the seats, on the steering wheel, on the door sills and on the gear lever selector.
A special RS mode on the Audi virtual cockpit display provides information on tire pressure, torque and G-forces. In manual mode, an illuminated display indicates to the driver that the engine has reached the required speed. shift gears.
The highlights of the RS design package include the red contrast stitching on the steering wheel and gear lever, the Alcantara protections on the knees and seat belts and the floor mats edged with the RS logo. . For the Audi RS 5, Audi Sport offers metallic Sonoma green as its exclusive body color.