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Model: S5 Sportback
Engine: 3.0 litre V6
Maximum Power: 245 kW (333 hp)
Maximum Torque: 440 Nm (325 lb-ft)
Transmission: Seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch
Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
Elegant Dynamics: Audi S5 Sportback
Audi Press Release
28 August 2009
The 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 (182.77 in3), the small turbo engine delivers 245 kW (333 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) of torque between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm. The S5 Sportback sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.4 seconds [provisional figure]; its top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph) is limited by an electronic governor. It averages just 9.7 litres of fuel per 100 km (24.25 mpg) [provisional figures] – the best in this power-output category.
Concerning the powertrain, the Audi S5 Sportback similarly underscores its superiority: a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive are standard equipment. Upon request, Audi will include the sport differential. It variably distributes power on the rear axle between the rear wheels. This new “top model” has a sportily configured chassis with 18-inch aluminium wheels fitted with 245/40 tires; black brake callipers 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 (Germany); its basic price will be 57,900 euros.