All-New 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback Bows for First Time at New York International Auto Show (NYIAS)

Fans of Audi Sport should be excited with this recent addition to the Audi lineup; making its global debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback heralds the arrival of Audi Sport's 7th new stablemate.

Fun and functional, the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback features a sleek coupe-like profile with four doors, seating for five passengers, and a hatch-style trunk that opens up to reveal a cargo area you can actually use.

 

 

 

Highlights from the Debut of the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback

  • The all-new 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback features a tremendous powertrain, the heart of which is a 2.9-liter TFSI® V6 biturbo engine that comes complete with that legendary Audi RS roar. Packing 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque beneath the bonnet isn't easy, but hey, somebody has to do it!
  • Joining that powerplant is an athletic eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic with optimized shift times. It distributes torque asymmetrically, powering the permanent quattro® four-wheel drive (4WD).
  • While most Audi models enjoy Audi virtual cockpit, the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback's version will feature information about tire pressure, torque distribution, shift-light indicators, and even g-fources.
 

"The Audi RS 5 Sportback is a completely new offer for our customers. Our progressive interpretation of a five-door high-performance coupe has neither a predecessor model nor a direct competitor," says Michael-Julius Renz, managing director of Audi Sport GmbH, about the latest member of the RS family. “The Sportback offers the ultimate in functionality with maximum performance." —from a March 28, 2018 Audi USA Press Release

 

Want to learn more about the upcoming 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback? It's set to go on sale in the latter half of 2018, so you won't have to wait long for a test drive in this handsome beast. Set your calendars!

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