I’ve only driven the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback a few miles around the neighborhood but this car has already taught me a lot. Rather than scoop my own review with some half-baked pontification, I figured I’d check in with the commentariat first to see if there’s anything specific you’d like to dig into.
Baseline info: this lists at $74,200 but our Navarra Blue Metallic test car is optioned to just shy of $100,000 with a pretty impressive raft of performance upgrades and decorative carbon fiber.
Output claims are 444 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque from a 2.9-liter TFSI biturbo V6. With its eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, the car’s supposed to be able to go 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds and zoom on to a top speed of 174 mph.
I’ve also noticed it’s difficult to photograph, even when it’s sitting still. All its cool creases and lines keep getting muddled with reflections unless I park it under stark sunlight and heavy filters. Hence, the oddly inelegant profile shot up top here.
Anyway, let me know what aspects you’d like some firsthand impressions on.