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2019 Audi RS5 Sportback: A near-perfect performance all-rounder

Audi's powerful new RS5 is even better with an extra set of doors and a superfunctional hatchback.

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Steven Ewing
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Audi's RS5 Sportback is a more functional version of the already lovely RS5 Coupe.

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An extra set of doors and a useful liftback design don't detract from this car's performance capabilities. 

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Power comes from a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6.

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This car makes an impressive 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

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The RS5 Sportback will accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, which is quicker than its BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S rivals.

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Quattro all-wheel drive is, of course, standard. It's an Audi, remember.

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To my eyes, the RS5 Sportback actually looks better than the Coupe.

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Fold the rear seats and there's a superuseful 35 cubic feet of cargo space.

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The RS5 Sportback is priced from $74,200 and will arrive in US showrooms in late 2018.

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Keep scrolling to see more photos of the RS5 Sportback from our first drive in Munich.

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