“The new Audi RS 5 Sportback will carry the RS genes out onto the road.”Michael-Julius Renz, Managing Director, Audi Sport GmbH
“The Audi RS 5 Sportback is more than just an international trade fair novelty – it offers something new to our customers. Our innovative interpretation of a five-door high-performance coupé has neither predecessor models, nor a direct competitor,” said Michael-Julius Renz, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “The new Audi RS 5 Sportback will carry the RS genes out onto the road.”
The longer wheelbase, short overhangs and long, wraparound engine hood with power dome all emphasize the cars performance attitude. he model. When viewed from behind, the modeled sides look aggressive with quattro blisters emphasizing the bulges over the wheel housings which have been extended by 15 millimeters. From the front, the RS 5 Sportback features a wide, flat single-frame grille, solid air intakes with a honeycomb structure typical of RS models. The front spoiler has matte aluminum quattro lettering. Other than the headlights, the car features additional design elements in gloss black, making the RS 5 Sportback appear even wider. An RS-specific diffuser insert, RS exhaust system with oval tailpipes and fixed spoiler lip add to the cars distinct look. The RS 5 Sportback comes standard with 19-inch wheels. 20-inch wheels are available as an optional extra. The RS 5 Sportback can be customized with the Gloss Black, Carbon, and Matte Aluminum optic packages.
The power from the twin turbo V6 is mated to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive with center differential via an 8 speed tiptronic transmission with optimized shift times that is specially tuned to performance driving. It distributes power asymmetrically 40:60 between the axles. This guarantees dynamic handling with optimal traction and safety. When there is a loss of traction on one of the axles, most of the power is immediately sent to the other axle. Up to 85% can be sent to the front, and up to 70% can be sent to the rear. The optional sport differential selectively shifts the torque between the rear wheels.
With the standard RS sports suspension, the RS 5 Sportback is seven millimeters (0.3 in) lower than the Audi S5 Sportback. Audi Sport offers RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and RS-specific dynamic steering. Drivers can create their own personal driving experience – to make it more customized, more dynamic or more comfortable – using the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, which is fitted as standard.