Audi has launched the 2021 S5 Sportback facelift at Rs 79.06 lakh (ex-showroom India). It gets various cosmetic updates, added features and a new petrol engine.
In terms of design, the facelifted S5 Sportback looks sharper than before. The front fascia comprises of new LED headlamps with L-shaped DRLs flanking the wider front grille. The front bumper is also redesigned with larger more aggressively styled air dams. At the back, it gets new LED taillamps and a refreshed rear bumper. That said, the side profile remains unchanged save for a set of new alloy wheels. The S5 facelift rides on 19-inch alloys wrapped in 255/35 R19 tyres.
The S5 Sportback is offered in 8 exterior colour options: Quantum Grey, Turbo Blue, Tango Red, Mythos Black, Ibis White, Navara Blue, District Green and Daytona Grey.
Step inside the cabin and the most noticeable change is the introduction of a new 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen infotainment system which replaces the non-touch unit of the pre-facelift model. Features on offer include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, three-zone AC, powered front seats, ambient lighting, parking camera and cruise control.
Safety features on offer include 6 airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, front and rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Audi is also offering a bunch of optional features with the updated S5 including B&O premium sound system, S sports suspension with damper control, Audi Park Assist, red brake callipers and Head-up display.
The 2021 S5 Sportback is powered by a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder TFSI turbo petrol engine. It makes 354PS and 500Nm paired to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Like the pre-facelift model, the updated S5 also gets Audi’s Quattro 4WD system.
The Audi S5 Sportback takes on likes of the Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC and the recently launched BMW M340i sedan.