The new Audi S5 Sportback has been launched in India at INR 62.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai/Delhi). The performance 5-door sportback is a niche product which will cater to customers who are looking for sportscar credentials without compromising on practicality.
While the front fascia has a familiar Audi face, the car stands out with its distinct silhouette. The tapering fastback like roofline merges with the boot smoothly. Bold alloy wheels and low profile tyres highlight its sporty intentions. The rear fascia is again a typical Audi affair with angular LED taillights. The S5 sports quad exhaust pipes (two on each side) nestled in a black diffuser.
The S5’s interior still follows the old school design with the centre console inclined towards the driver. A chunky three-spoke steering wheel, drilled pedals and MMI infotainment display are the noteworthy elements. The seats are upholstered in premium leather.
Powering the S5 is a 3.0-litre TFSI V6 turbocharged direct injection petrol engine which puts out 333 PS and 440 Nm of torque. A 7-speed S-Tronic DSG automatic gearbox transmits power to all the four wheels via quattro AWD system. 0-100 kmph comes in just 4.9 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph.
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The Audi S5 is the most affordable high performance 5-door coupe on sale in India and it has no direct rival in the market.