2010 Audi S5 Sportback gets 333-hp supercharged V6, prices start at €57,900

2010 Audi S5 Sportback

The new 2010 Audi A5 Sportback will be joined by its high-performance sibling at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show – the all-new 2010 Audi S5 Sportback.

Power comes from 3.0L TFSI V6 engine, which has been supercharged to make 333-hp and a maximum torque of 325 lb-ft (yes, it is the same engine from the 2010 Audi S4). The engine is mated to a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive as standard. The 2010 S5 Sportback goes from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Fuel-economy is estimated at 24 mpg (U.S.).

The 2010 Audi S5 Sportback will go on sale in spring 2010 with prices starting at 57,900 euros ($82,761 USD)- and no, it’s not coming to the United States.

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Press Release:

Elegant dynamics: Audi S5 Sportback

The S5 Sportback is the pinnacle of the new Sportback model line. This elegant, five-door coup̩ is propelled by a three-liter V6 with a mechanical compressor. From a displacement of 2,995 cm3 (182.77 in3), the small turbo engine delivers 245 kW (333 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb.-ft.) of torque between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm. The S5 Sportback sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.4 seconds [provisional figure]; its top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph) is limited by an electronic governor. It averages just 9.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (24.25 mpg) [provisional figures] Рthe best in this power-output category.

Concerning the powertrain, the Audi S5 Sportback similarly underscores its superiority: a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive are standard equipment. Upon request, Audi will include the sport differential. It variably distributes power on the rear axle between the rear wheels. This new “top model” has a sportily configured chassis with 18-inch aluminum wheels fitted with 245/40 tires; black brake calipers bear S5 emblems at the front. Speed-dependent servotronic steering is also standard.

Small yet striking exterior and interior features visually distinguish the Audi S5 Sportback. Equipment highlights include electrically adjustable S sports seats covered with Silk Nappa leather. Sales of the Audi S5 Sportback will start in Spring 2010; its basic price will be 57,900 euros.

– By: Omar Rana