The Audi RS5 Sportback hatch stands out from its less quirky siblings, the four-cylinder A5 Sportback and the 349-hp S5 Sportback, thanks to its fearsome front end, blistered fenders, and 444-hp twin-turbo V-6. The RS5's engine isn't always wonderful to listen to, but its combination with a quick eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive propels it forward with tenacity.
Even if the sportiest damper setting generates a bumpy ride, its finely tuned chassis contributes to an enjoyable driving experience. The RS5 Sportback receives a number of improvements and modifications for 2022. Floor mats with the "RS" insignia, microsuede on the center console, shifter, and steering wheel, and red accented seatbelts are all part of the new RS Design package.
The new Bronze Styling package features matte carbon front spoiler and rear diffuser, as well as black exterior badging. A pair of bronze 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires is also included. Bronze embroidery adds a touch of class to the cabin. Are you dissatisfied with a top speed of 155 mph that is electronically limited? With the new Dynamic Plus package, the top speed is now 174 mph.
We believe the new Sonoma Green metallic paint is the ideal shade to bring even more attention to the Audi's already commanding appearance. A set of summer tires, as well as other gloss-black exterior embellishments, are included. The Dynamic package, with its red brake calipers, specifically tuned RS suspension, and throaty performance exhaust system, also appeals to us.
The only engine option for the RS5 Sportback is a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 with 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that sends torque to all four wheels. Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system not only improves traction, but it can also send additional torque to the back wheels if necessary.
The car is stable at highway speeds and a blast to hustle around bends, with well-controlled body movements and predictable handling, according to our initial drive. In everything bar the sportiest setting, Dynamic, the adaptive dampers deliver a smooth ride. The RS5 Sportback is expected to get 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.