Following Hot On Heels Of BMW M340i, Audi S5 Sportback India Launch On March 22

16/03/2021 - 19:45 | ,  ,  ,  ,   | Saptarshi

Earlier this month, Audi officially teased the S5 Sportback for India and now, the carmaker has announced that the sporty four-door coupe will be launched in our country on March 22, 2021. The upcoming Audi S5 Sportback globally debuted at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in a facelifted guise. While it is offered with six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines in international markets, the Audi S5 Sportback will be a petrol-only model in India. This is particularly exciting as it will follows hot on the heels of the recently launched BMW M340i.

Audi S5 Sportback Front Quarter 2
Audi will be launching the S5 Sportback in India on March 22, 2021.
The S5 Sportback is based on the A5 sedan, which is already a very handsome looking car. Building on its sporty aesthetics, the S5 Sportback gets some visual upgrades over the standard sedan. It looks a lot sharper and aggressive, thanks to a wider grille and sportier bumpers that come finished with gloss black accents. It also get's Audi's signature funky LED headlamps and tail lamps that do a dance when you lock/unlock the car. Also, the large sporty looking alloy wheels and quad exhausts at the rear round off the looks.

Audi S5 Sportback Rear Quarter
Unlike the BMW M340i - which is being locally assembled - the Audi S5 Sportback will come to our shores as a full import.

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The interior, however, remain mostly unchanged from the standard A5 sedan. The only update on the inside is limited to the new 10.1-inch MMI infotainment system, which can only be controlled via touch inputs. The swivel wheel has been done away with and in its place, Audi has thrown in a couple of nifty cup holders. It also comes fitted with Audi’s 12.3-inch virtual cockpit system. There are also a few 'S' badges and carbon fiber trims to further spice things up.

Audi S5 Sportback Interior
The S5 Sportback is based on the A5 sedan and the interior is largely similar.
Under the hood, the Audi S5 Sportback will be powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 349hp and 500Nm. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with power being transferred to all four corners via Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system. The S5 Sportback can sprint from 0-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds and flat out, it will go on to hit an electronically limited top-speed of 250 kph.

The Audi S5 Sportback is also available 3.0-litre diesel engine overseas. However, it will not make it here to India as it doesn’t fit into Audi’s petrol/electric strategy for our country. Unlike the BMW M340i - which is being locally assembled - the Audi S5 Sportback will come to our shores as a full import. It is expected to be priced around INR 75 lakh (ex-showroom) and will also take on the  Mercedes-AMG C43  apart from the BMW.

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