Audi India has silently launched the S5 Sportback at a sticker price of Rs. 62.95 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai and Delhi) in the country. This 5-door coupe is the first and only sportback in its segment, quite similar to the RS7 Avant. It comes loaded with several avant-garde features, while a 333bhp 3.0L TFSI quattro petrol engine drives the Sportback.
Speaking about the exterior styling, Audi S5 flaunts radiator grille with platinum grey insert and horizontal chrome struts. The honeycomb grille in the air inlets gets dual chrome trim, while the exterior mirror housings are in aluminum. In addition, the angular fog lights and the body coloured sill moldings further accentuate the car’s sporty character. Inside the cabin, there is a 3-spoke leather-covered multifunction flat bottomed sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. Finished in Alcantara leather, the optional S sport seats in the front boast of S5 embossing and electric seat adjustment feature. As for the safety, the German luxury automaker has equipped the Sportback with eight airbags, two of which are dedicated rear-side airbags. The rear centre armrest also comes equipped with a first-aid storage kit, while the anti-theft wheel bolts come with a rotation ring and code key.
Talking of infotainment systems, the S5 Sportback has Bang & Olufsen Sound System as standard. Additionally, the MMI Navigation Plus with a 17.78 cm color monitor has 3D navigation mapping enabled. Just so you know, the ten-channel amplifier of the Bang & Olufsen Sound System delivers 505 watts of sound via 14 high-performance speakers concealed behind aluminum-inlay covers and even one can play back DVDs in 5.1 Surround Sound, in accordance with the aforementioned MMI navigation plus. Audi Drive Select available on the Audi S5 Sportback regulates the power steering, engine management, automatic transmission and automatic air conditioning system. The driver can choose the mode in which these systems operate: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency and Individual. Audi Parking System Plus with rear-view camera provides visual and acoustic assistance when parking and manoeuvring.
Under the hood, the Audi S5 Sportback has a 3.0L, V6, supercharged TFSI quattro petrol engine. It develops a massive power of 333bhp and peak torque of 440Nm. It is linked to a S tronic dual-clutch transmission, which allows the Audi S5 Sportback to sprint from 0 to 100kmph in 5.1 seconds and reach an electronically governed top speed of 250kmph. “The Audi S5 Sportback is an extremely attractive proposition for customers desiring sportiness with practicality. The Audi S5 Sportback brings cutting edge technology in an efficient, sporty and powerful style while ensuring an exhilarating driving experience with no compromise on fuel efficiency. Audi is a brand that has several firsts to its credit. We introduced the first compact luxury open top convertible the Audi A3 Cabriolet, India’s first production car with laser high beam lighting: the limited edition Audi R8 LMX, first super sportscar with an Avant body type, the Audi RS 6 Avant and now the Audi S5 Sportback, a first in its segment will further strengthen our performance car portfolio in India,” said Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India.