New RS5 con­firmed for SA mar­ket

Eyethu Baywatch - - MOTORING • EZEZIMOTO -

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.

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