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Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 review – High performance and practicality

The Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 is the pinnacle of high performance and practicality, blossoming from the A5 and S5 family trees that also include coupes and convertibles. While Audi’s four-door Sportback variant is defined by its inconspicuous hatchback and big back seat, the RS5 is further enhanced by the most menacing visage and a mighty 444-hp twin-turbo V-6. Its charming powertrain and Quattro all-wheel-drive system help deliver zealous acceleration and enthusiastic responses. The Audi’s on-road demeanor also transforms from effortlessly docile to delightfully tenacious with the flip of a drive-mode switch.

Although it isn’t as loud as we’d like, and its classy interior could be more inviting, the RS5 Sportback ranks among the most badass and high-class hatchbacks. Let’s review Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 with Bigguidess!

Exterior Audi RS5 Sportback 2021

Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 owns a single-frame monocoque grille wider and flatter. LED Matrix headlights with daytime running lights. The large, refined pentagonal air cavity makes the RS5’s look even more powerful and is placed in the front bumper

Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 review - High performance and practicality

LED taillights integrated with turn indicator lights. Dual exhaust system, chrome oval around. The large trapezoidal air gap is located in the rear bumper. The highlight of the rear of the car is the chrome-plated side-to-side contour, increasing the sportiness of the car.

Interior and comfort Audi RS5 Sportback 2021

Audi features standard LED interior lighting, offering more than 30 different color combinations.

Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 review - High performance and practicality

Audi offers an optional 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit taplo screen that allows the driver to change many different interfaces, especially with an RS interface for special driving modes. At that time, the screen will appear with specific information such as the maximum G-force acceleration value … In addition, the information display system on the HUD windshield will also have similar graphics, helping the driver. know the vehicle’s gear speed as well as the rpm …

The cabin is fitted as standard with Nappa leather seats. The standard front sports seats support cornering and provide comfort on the road. The chair supports power adjustment and massage functions. The RS5 Sportback’s rear seats also get heated.

Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 review - High performance and practicality

Automatic air conditioning system with 03 zones and a panoramic sunroof. The 19-speaker, 755-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system is an independent option.

In addition, Audi offers options for customers who want more personalization with diamond stitching, a fully digital instrument cluster, a heated steering wheel, and a head-up display.

The luggage compartment is quite large, and can hold 05 medium-sized suitcases.

Operation and safety Audi RS5 Sportback 2021

The Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 engine is still the same as the previous versions, using a 2.9-liter V6 engine, twin-turbocharged, with a capacity of 444 hp and maximum torque of 600 Nm. Tiptronic 08-speed automatic transmission and Quattro four-wheel drive system. Acceleration from 0-100km / h in 3.7 seconds for the Coupe version and 3.8s for the Sportback version, maximum speed reaches 250 km / h.

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Safety features include: Standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control available with stop and go technology, lane departure warning, and assist lane keeping assist …

How much does the Audi RS5 Sportback cost?

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Where coupes once commanded sizeable premiums over their less flashy four-door stablemates, the good news with these new cars from Audi is both the RS5 Sportback tested here and RS5 Coupe is priced from $150,900 before on-road costs.

And for those interested in the cargo-carrying convenience of a wagon, you can also look at the third car in this string of mid-life refreshes: the RS4 Avant from $147,900 before on-roads.

The 2.9-liter V6 powertrains remain the same but there’s more equipment and cheaper prices all around, with the RS5 siblings slashing $6800 off their previous asking price. The new RS4 will cost you $4629 less than its predecessor.

However, the go-fast Audi five-door is not without its rivals – even if they follow a more conventional design with a boot. BMW is in an interim period at the moment while waiting on new M models to drop, but you could very easily cross-shop the current M550i xDrive priced from $152,900 before on-roads.

If you’re after a Mercedes-Benz badge it comes down to the CLS450 at $161,535 before on-road costs or the E43 AMG from $159,611 before on-road. Neither are liftback designs, nor fully-fledged AMG models though.

Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 Overview

Like its RS 5 Coupe sibling, the 2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback receives some styling and features upgrades for the new model year. Under the hood, however, things remain the same, and that’s a good thing. Power continues to come from a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with a total of 444 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Expect 0-62 mph to happen in just 3.9 seconds while the top speed is 174 mph.

The RS 5 Sportback’s sleek and sexy exterior styling has been enhanced for 2020, specifically with a wider and flatter Singleframe grille that now matches what’s found on the RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. This freshened look also pays tribute to the iconic 1984 Audi Sport Quattro. The four-door coupe’s wheel arches are now 1.6 inches wider and matrix LED headlights are optional. A new rear diffuser and side sills help complete the updated look. Also, like the RS 5 Coupe, 19-inch wheels are standard while 20-inch rollers are optional.

The interior has also been slightly modified, specifically by way of a new infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. The Audi virtual cockpit and its 12.3-inch display are also optional. Sales are expected to get underway shortly.