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2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback 2.9T quattro AWD
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2021 Audi A5 Sportback
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

Arguably the most handsome model in the A5 family, the Audi A5 Sportback, slides into 2021 in the wake of last year’s refresh with some extra power, a new trim, and expanded features. ...

2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback
2.9T quattro AWD
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Specs

2021 Audi A5 Sportback
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback
2.9T quattro AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
25 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
34 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.3 gal 15.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
201 hp @ 4,200 RPM
261 hp @ 5,000 RPM
444 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
442 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.2:1
9.6:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.33 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 21.8 cu ft 10.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,058 lbs 1,058 lbs
Exterior
Length 187.2 in 188.3 in
Width 79.9 in 79.9 in
Height 54.6 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 111.3 in

Available Options

2021 Audi A5 Sportback
2.0T quattro Premium AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • District Green Metallic
  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • NAVARRA Blue Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Turbo Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Carbon Fiber Spoiler
  • Carbon Fiber Spoiler & Mirror Caps W/Side Assist
  • Convenience Package
2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback
2.9T quattro AWD

Exterior Colors

  • ASCARI Blue Metallic
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • NAVARRA Blue Metallic
  • Nardo Gray
  • Sonoma Green Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Turbo Blue

Option Packages

  • ASCARI Launch Edition
  • Black Optic Carbon Package
  • Black Optic Launch Edition
  • Black Optic Package
  • Dynamic Package
  • Navigation Package
  • RS Driver Assistance Package
  • Side Assist Package
  • Dynamic Steering

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