Audi RS5 Sportback 3.0L V6 TFSI Quattro 2021 Review

Audi RS5 Sportback is perhaps the most elegant mid-sized vehicle on the market. It exudes a sense of style and grace that doesn’t come around that often.

The RS 5 Sportback comes equipped with the very best in progressive lighting technology, with the Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.

It’s a difficult choice between the coupe and the Sportback, however the practicality combined with the good looks of the Sportback is the winner for me.

Powered by a 3.0L V6 TFSI petrol engine that is good for a 0-100kmh time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 250kmh the RS5 has an 8 speed sports AT along with the brilliant quattro drivetrain.

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The beauty of the engine though is how easy it is to drive normally around town and how economical it is, while still having sports car performance.

The RS 5 Sportback comes equipped with the very best in progressive lighting technology, with the Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.

Yes it’s full of comfort and luxury features as well as the full suite of safety functions as you would expect, but the essence of the RS5 is how comfortable the occupants are while hiding its true sporty nature. The Sportback will also swallow a heap of luggage for that family trip as well.

Priced from about $151,000 plus the usual costs its also an absolute performance bargain. It makes an excellent long distance Grand Tourer, has an almost perfect balance in size, performance and everyday practicality and is perhaps my favourite sports saloon.

The RS 5 Sportback comes equipped with the very best in progressive lighting technology, with the Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.

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Audi RS5 Sportback 3L V6 Quattro Features

What’s good?

  • Simply beautiful design
  • Engine and driving dynamics obviously
  • Interior comfort and ambience

What’s not?

  • No full size spare tyre
  • Adaptive Cruise control not selectable
  • Not owning one

The RS 5 Sportback comes equipped with the very best in progressive lighting technology, with the Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.

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The RS 5 Sportback comes equipped with the very best in progressive lighting technology, with the Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.

Model   

Audi RS5 Sportback Quattro

Model Price From $150,900 MLP* $160,200 PAT MLP*
Engine 3.0L V6 TFSI Petrol
Drivetrain Quattro AWD 8 Speed Sports AT
Power 331 kW at 6,700rpm
Torque 600Nm @ 1,900-5,000 rpm
Safety 5 Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 215 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 9.4 L/100km / 51L
0-100kmh/Top Speed 3.9 secs / 250kmh (optional)
Servicing 12 Months / 15,000 km
Warranty 3yr/ Unlimited km with 3 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options. The RS 5 Sportback comes equipped with the very best in progressive lighting technology, with the Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.

Overall Rating    

94/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 10
Equipment 9
Performance 10
Ride and Handling 10
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Design / Style 10
Technology / connectivity 9
Value for Money7 9

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.