2022 Audi RS5 Sportback in Malaysia – ACC added; 2.9L biturbo V6 with 450 PS and 600 Nm; from RM810k – paultan.org
The Audi RS5 Sportback is yet another model to receive updates to its pricing and kit list in Malaysia after PHS Automotive’s appointment as the new official distributor of Audi cars earlier this month.
As with other RS models in the local line-up, the powertrain in the RS5 Sportback remains unchanged. Shared with the RS4 Avant, the setup consists of a 2.9 litre biturbo V6 petrol engine producing 450 PS (444 hp) from 5,700-6,700 rpm and 600 Nm of torque from 1,900-5,000 rpm.
An eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive system (with sports differential) are responsible for getting power to all four wheels, allowing for a 0-100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds as well as a top speed that is capped at 280 km/h.
Returning goodies include an RS sports exhaust system, RS sports suspension Plus with Dynamic Ride Control, fine Nappa leather upholstery, 20-inch five-arm flag style forged alloys, gloss black badging and emblems, matrix LED headlamps with dynamic turn signals, Audi drive select, MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch, a Bang & Olufsen sound system as well as the glossy black appearance package.
Changes to the kit list, according to the latest spec sheet, include the removal of carbon exterior mirror housings, Audi pre sense basic (pre sense rear is still standard), lane change assistant (there’s lane change and departure warning instead). You do get adaptive cruise control as a new feature instead of the previous passive-only system.
The RS5 Sportback was introduced at a time when the SST exemption was still in effect and sold for RM726,863 on-the-road without insurance then. With the exemption gone and the minor updates, the svelte fastback now goes for RM809,655. The asking price includes a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty, three years free maintenance as well as five years roadside assistance.
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