Audi is bringing the supercharged 3.0 litre S5 Sportback to the Frankfurt Motor Show
Audi is on home ground at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, so a statement needs to be made. We are pretty sure the R8 Spyder will show up and possible an R8 ePerfomance electric car. But Audi has confirmed that it will be bringing the flagship version of its Sportback to Frankfurt – the Audi S5 Sportback.
The S5 Sportback gets Audi’s 3.0 litre supercharged lump putting out 329bhp and delivering 324lb/ft of torque. Which will give the S5 Sportback performance of around 5.2 seconds to 60 mph.
This change from big V8s is a shame, but it does result in better economy – estimates for the S5 S/B are pushing on 30mpg – and the reduced emissions help car makers like Audi lower their average emissions, and important consideration these days.
The 3.0 litre supercharged engine gets mated to a seven-speed S-tronic, double-clutch ‘box driving all four wheels. You can also specify a sports diff for more fun. You also get a stiffer suspension setup, 18″ alloys and servotronic steering.
Audi aren’t giving any more away than they need to at the moment, so they’re taking about ‘Small yet striking exterior and interior features’ such as silk nappa leather sports seats.
UK prices for the S5 Sportback haven’t been disclosed, but it will start at €57,900 in Germany.