AUDI RS5 Sportback 2018-2019 Photos, engines & full specs

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Production years: 2018, 2019

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Audi introduced the second generation of the A5 Sportback in 2016 but waited for another two years before unveiling the sportiest version, the RS5, at the New York Auto Show.

Audi had to drastically reduce emissions for its lineup and decided to downsize the engine for the top-performer version of the RS5 Sportback. Thus, with the help of a pair of turbochargers, the new V6 produced the same power as its predecessor but with higher torque.

Audi kept a few special details for the RS5, which were not offered on the S5 or the S-Line models of the A5. Thus, the designers took their inspiration from the former glorious Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO. At the front, the black, octagonal mesh grille sported the little red and silver badge specific for the RS models. In addition, the quattro lettering adorned the lower part of the bumper, just above the lip spoiler. On the sides, the massive air intakes channeled the air to the front brakes to cool them. Another specific detail was noticed on the door mirrors, which featured carbon-fiber caps. Since it was the more practical version of the RS5, the Sportback featured another set of doors in the back and a tailgate. At the back, the carmaker installed a small, carbon fiber lip spoiler. Finally, the carmaker added two wide oval exhausts that flanked the carbon-fiber rear diffuser to complete the sporty image.

Inside, Audi installed a pair of high-bolstered seats with an option for leather sport seats embroidered with RS5 badges on the seatbacks. Even the rear seats could have been decorated with a stitched hexagonal pattern on the outer seats. Moreover, the interior was also adorned with carbon-fiber trims on the dashboard, center console, center stack, and door cards.

The 2019 RS5 Sportback came fitted with a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sent the power in all corners.

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AUDI RS5 Sportback 2018, 2019
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.9L V6 TSFI quattro tipronic 8AT AWD (450 HP)

AUDI RS5 Sportback
2.9L V6 TSFI quattro tipronic 8AT AWD (450 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.9L V6 TSFI quattro tipronic 8AT AWD (450 HP)
Displacement:2894 cm3
Power:331 KW @ 5700-6700 RPM
450 HP @ 5700-6700 RPM
444 BHP @ 5700-6700 RPM
Torque:443 lb-ft @ 1900-5000 RPM
600 Nm @ 1900-5000 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Direct Injection
Top Speed:155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):9.1 s
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:8-speed automatic Triptonic
Front:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:265/35 ZR 19 98 Y XL
Length:188.3 in (4783 mm)
Width:79.9 in (2029 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:62.9/62.5 in (1,598/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase:111.3 in (2827 mm)
Cargo Volume:16.4 cuFT (464 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.32
Unladen Weight:3792 lbs (1720 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:5115 lbs (2320 kg)
City:19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway:33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
Combined:25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:207 g/km
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