2018 Audi S5 Sportback Comes to the USA for the First Time. The highly anticipated 2018 Audi S5 Sportback is finally confirmed for US market. This is certainly a good news considering the previous S5 is not available for North America region.
After being unveiled in Germany back in June 2016, this car finally makes its US debut at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. With well-executed design and a combination of so many good things from other popular Audi models, the new Audi S5 Sportback will be a very strong competitor for the likes of BMW 440i x-Drive Gran Coupe and Mercedes AMG C-43.
2018 Audi S5 Sportback Specifications
Exterior, Interior design
This all new 2018 Audi S5 Sportback car adopts the similar sleek line and overall design from the previous S5 Sportback, but also gets many styling updates. In fact, it gets the most design update in the ten years history of the car. The changes include more gaping and flatter grille, slimmer 3D LED taillights, lower and longer hood line as well as new four exhaust tips and lower diffuser panel on the rear side.
Meanwhile, the interior design is taken from the S4 along with the new Audi Virtual Cockpit that is compatible with Android Auto and also Apple CarPlay as well as MMI touch with handwriting recognition. This car also features the latest driving assistance systems that include Audi pre-sense, advanced cruise control with stop and go feature and also traffic jam assist.
Furthermore, one of the most noteworthy updates in 2018 Audi S5 Sportback is its huge cargo space. It offers 17 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 46 cubic feet when the seat is folded.
Engine — 2018 Audi S5 Sportback
Power will come from 3.0 L TFSI V6 engine delivering 354 HP at 6400 RPM. And, 369-pound feet of torque at 1370 RPM. Unlike the previous S5 that comes with 6-speed manual transmission, S5 Sportback will be mated to only Tiptronic 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is standard. The AWD system also comes with the self-locking center differential that will improve the agility of the car.
Audi stated that electronically operated gear would make the driving assistance system that comes with this car operate better. Besides, the Tiptronic gearbox is very suitable for the low-end torque of this engine. The 0-62 mph time is 4.7 seconds, and the top speed is 155 mph.
2018 Audi S5 Sportback Price and Release Date
2018 Audi S5 Sportback will hit US market together with A5 Sportback in spring 2017. The official pricing has not been announced. But, judging from the specifications, the price will probably be around S5 Coupe’s $56,000.
|Engine||DOHC 3.0-liter single-turbo V-6|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|0-62 mph||4.7 seconds|
|2018 Audi S5 Sportback Price||$56,000|
|Release date||Spring 2017|
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