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Audi RS5 Sportback 2021 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
8
The Audi RS5 Sportback is the four-door, five-seat solution in the RS5 family, with a two-door Coupe also available. Four doors means easier access to the rear seats, instantly making the Sportback the more practical of the pair.

The Audi RS5 Sportback is the four-door, five-seat solution in the RS5 family, with a two-door Coupe also available. Four doors means easier access to the rear seats, instantly making the Sportback the more practical of the pair.

It commands a $150,900 asking price. And that's not chump change, but Audi's performance model does come with a lot of bang for those bucks.

We'll get to the engine stuff in a moment, but in terms of fruit, you'll find 20-inch alloys outside, as well sportier RS body styling, sport brakes, Matrix LED headlights, keyless entry and push-button start and heated mirrors, a sunroof and privacy glass. Inside, there's Nappa leather seats (heated in the front), illuminated door sills, stainless steel pedals and ambient interior lighting. 

The tech stuff is handled by a new 10.1-inch central touchscreen that gets both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Audi's Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the dials in the driver's binnacle with a digital screen. There's also wireless phone charging, and a killer 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system.

It also gets a terrific engine - a twin-turbo 2.9-litre six-cylinder TFSI that will deliver 331kW at 5700rpm and 600Nm at 1900rpm, sending it thundering to all four wheels (because quattro) via an eight-speed tiptronic automatic.

That's enough, says Audi, to deliver a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.9 seconds. Which is very, very quick.

Pricing guides

$150,900
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$150,900
Highest Price
$150,900

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
2.9 Tfsi Quattro 2.9L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $150,900 2021 Audi RS5 2021 2.9 Tfsi Quattro Pricing and Specs
2.9 Tfsi Quattro 2.9L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $150,900 2021 Audi RS5 2021 2.9 Tfsi Quattro Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8
Andrew Chesterton
Contributing journalist

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$150,900

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