Audi will unveil the new Audi S5 Sportback at Frankfurt’s International Motor Show (IAA). The supercharged S5 Sportback The Audi S5 Sportback is the pinnacle of the new Sportback model line. This elegant, five-door coupe is propelled by a three-litre V6 with a mechanical compressor. From a displacement of 2,995 cm3 the compact turbo engine delivers 333PS and 440 Nm (324.53 lb.-ft.) of torque between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm. The Audi S5 Sportback sprints from 0 to 62mph in 5.4 seconds (provisional figure); its top speed of 155mph is limited by an electronic governor. Its combined economy figure of 29.1mpg is the best in this power-output category.
The powertrain of the Audi S5 Sportback is no less exceptional: a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive are standard equipment. Upon request, this combination can be further enhanced by the sport differential, which variably distributes power on the rear axle between the rear wheels. This new 'top model' naturally features sports suspension and rides on 18-inch aluminium wheels fitted with 245/40 tyres; black brake calipers bear S5 emblems at the front. Speed-dependent servotronic steering is also standard.
Small yet striking exterior and interior features visually distinguish the Audi S5 Sportback. Equipment highlights include electrically adjustable S sports seats covered with Silk Nappa leather. Sales of the Audi S5 Sportback will start in Spring 2010; its basic price in Germany will be 57,900 euros. UK pricing has yet to be finalised.Published 1 September 2009