Audi India launched the new RS 5 Sportback at an introductory price of 1.04 crore (except for the Indian showroom). The Mercedes-AMG C 63 competitor returns to India in the form of a four-door Sportback instead of the two-door coupe sold earlier. 2021 RS 5 Sportback joined S5 Sportback, Launched in March this year, and RS7 Sportback Audi is in India’s high-performance sedan lineup.
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2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback: exterior and interior
Compared with the two-door coupe at the time Launched in India in 2018, The updated RS5 received an adjusted exterior design and two other doors. The front grille is now larger and uses a bright black finish with honeycomb inserts, while the headlights are sharper and use matrix LED technology. The air intake has also been redesigned like the RS-specific bumper. Along the sides, the sloping roofline gives the RS5 Sportback a sporty coupe-like silhouette. Sportback is also equipped with frameless doors to increase the visual effect, and is equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels as a standard configuration. At the back, updates include new LED taillights and redesigned diffusers and bumpers.
Audi RS 5 Sportback is available in eight colors-Nardo Grey, Turbine Blue, Tango Red, Myth Black, Glacier White, Navarra Blue, Sonoma Green and Daytona Grey.
Inside the cabin, the overall layout and instrument panel design remain basically unchanged from previous models. However, the 2021 RS 5 did get an overhauled infotainment system. The interior is made of black and slate grey leather and Alcantara interior with aluminum trim. As an RS model, Sportback is equipped with stainless steel pedals and RS wear plates on the pedals.
2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback: Features
In terms of comfort, the 2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback is equipped with a 10.1-inch touch screen, Audi MMI Navigation Plus and MMI Touch technology, a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit digital instrument panel, a 180W Audi audio system, a three-spoke RS steering wheel with shift paddles, Three-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically adjustable front sports seats, Alcantara fabric and leather upholstery, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof and cruise control.
In terms of safety, RS 5 Sportback is equipped with six airbags, ABS with EBD, hill assist, ESC, ISOFIX child seat bracket, rear parking camera and front and rear parking sensors.
RS 5 Sportback buyers will also receive a 5-year free warranty and 5-year roadside assistance package provided by Audi.
2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback: engine and gearbox
The 2021 Audi RS5 Sportback is equipped with a 450-horsepower, 600-Nm, 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system powers all four wheels. RS 5 Sportback can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
Sportback is also equipped with two RS modes, which can change the car’s power output, gearbox and steering sensitivity. These modes are controlled by the Audi drive selection button on the steering wheel. The other part of the kit is the RS sports suspension, which is said to be “honed to provide the highest level of dynamic handling on the road.”
2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback: Competitor
Currently, the 2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback has only one direct competitor on sale in India, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe, which is priced at 1.33 crore (except for the Indian showroom).
In the international market, Audi RS 5 also competes with BMW M3, Lexus RC F and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
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The German automaker recently launched its first all-electric model in India – e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback – With the launch of RS5, Audi will launch a series of new SUVs this year.This includes New Q3 And the revised Q5 and Q7 SUV. Later this year, Audi will also launch a new version of the A3 sedan.
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