New RS5 confirmed for SA market
AUDI has confirmed that the new RS5 Sportback will be arriving in SA towards the end of the year.
The Sportback features the same powertrain as its coupé sibling, with power generated by a twin turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine producing 331kW and 600Nm of torque.
An eight-speed automatic transmission and quattro allwheel drive will ensure brisk acceleration which should see zero to 100 completed in about 3.9 seconds.
The interior is finished in black with seating for five passengers and is equipped with RS sports seats, which can be had with an optional honeycomb pattern in Nappa leather.
A flat-bottomed leather RS sports steering wheel with contrasting red stitching is also fitted along with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit.
The load bay offers 480 litres of space which increases to 1 300 litres with the 40:20:40 split rear seats folded down.
It is perfect for the buyer who needs space and performance.
The RS5 Sportback is slightly larger than the RS5 Coupé and sits some 7mm lower than the S5 Sportback.
The Sonoma Green Metallic paintwork seen here will be offered as an exclusive option.