The 2021 Audi S5 Sportback has been launched in India and gets styling changes to the exterior along with updates to the interior and a lot of tech features as compared to the model that was launched in 2017. The S5 Sportback is priced at Rs. 79.06 lakh and at this price it is considerably more expensive than its rival, the BMW M340i xDrive, which is priced at Rs 62.90 lakh (ex-showroom),
2021 Audi S5 Sportback: Interior and Styling
The 2021 S5 Sportback features a revised front fascia, with a new front bumper, a modified single-frame grille, and new Matrix LED headlights with LED DRLs. At the rear, the taillights are new, while the rear bumper is also receiving some cosmetic changes. New 19-inch alloy wheels are also offered. There are a total of eight color options on offer, including Turbo Blue, Daytona Gray, and Tango Red.
Inside, the overall design and layout of the dashboard remain unchanged, with notable differences being the new 10.1-inch touchscreen display that replaces the old MMI Rotary Control Display and completely removes the rotary controller from the center console. The car is also receiving an updated version of Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit.
Other equipment included in the S5 includes Alcantara leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, electric front sport seats, ambient lighting, and three-zone climate control. The S5 Sportback also has an optional head-up display, a Bang & Olufsen sound system with 19 speakers, and a parking assist system.
2021 Audi S5 Sportback: Enigne and Gearbox
The Audi S5 Sportback is offered with a 3.0-liter TFSI engine with direct and indirect fuel injection, turbocharging, and an Audi valve lift, which produces 354 hp and 500 Nm of torque. All this power is sent to all four wheels via the Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, with a self-locking differential, and propels the car to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The S sport suspension is standard and can be upgraded to the S sport suspension with damping control that contributes to sporty driving dynamics.
Presently, the other performance-oriented Audi models listed for sale in India are the RS7 Sportback and RS Q8, and the S5 Sportback will be the only “S” model available in our market. Interestingly, the S5 Sportback has switched to diesel power in many overseas markets, but India is only getting the S5 on petrol.