The five-door performance sled is also nearly $20k more than the S5 Sportback
If you looked at the Audi A5 Sportback and RS5 coupe, and wondered when Ingolstadt would bring the two together, your question was answered this past March. That's when the German automaker lifted the veil off the new RS5 Sportback at the New York Auto Show. And now it's revealed how much it'll set you back to put one in your driveway.
Reaching dealers later this year as a 2019 model, the new Audi RS5 Sportback carries a starting MSRP of $74,200. Add in the mandatory $995 destination charge and you're looking at $75,195 delivered, before delving into the list of options.
For all that scratch, you get a five-door performance machine with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, sending 444 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The sum total is a 0-60 time quoted at just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 174 (with the optional Dynamic Plus package).
The pricing makes the five-door RS5 $4,300 more expensive than the two-door RS5 coupe, nearly $20k more expensive than the S5 Sportback, and over $30k more than the base A5 Sportback (based on MY2018 pricing). It does, however, significantly undercut the larger $113,900 RS7.
Rival automaker BMW doesn't currently offer an M4 Gran Coupe. But the top-of-the-line 440i Gran Coupe (more directly comparable to the S5 Sportback) starts at $51k, or $53k with four-wheel xDrive – undercutting the S5 Sportback (with which it's more directly comparable) by $1,400. For what it's worth, the Bavarians charge $66,500 for the M3 sedan (or $7,700 less than the new RS5 Sportback).
The new model joins the top Audi Sport performance lineup as its seventh model in the United States, alongside the RS3 sedan, RS5 Coupe, RS7 Sportback, TT RS Coupe, R8 Coupe, and R8 Spyder.