Audi Sport has unveiled the brand’s latest high-performance model, the all-new Audi RS 5 Sportback.

The Audi RS 5 Sportback features a wide, flat single-frame grille, solid air intakes with a honeycomb structure typical of an RS, and a front spoiler with matte aluminium quattro lettering.

At the back there’s an RS-specific diffuser insert and exhaust system with oval tailpipes and fixed spoiler lip.

Inside the five-door, high-performance coupé there are RS sport seats with optional honeycomb pattern in Nappa leather, and the flat-bottomed RS multifunction sports leather steering wheel.

The RS design package includes contrasting red stitching on the steering wheel and selector lever and red-trimmed seat belts and floor mats featuring the RS logo.

Special RS information displays in the Audi virtual cockpit provide information on tire pressure, torque and G forces.

Under the bonnet of the new Audi RS 5 Sportback there’s a 2.9 TFSI V6 twin turbo engine with 444hp and maximum torque of 600Nm.

The two turbochargers of the 2.9 TFSI V6 twin turbo generate up to 1.5 bar of charge pressure, allowing for instant acceleration responses to the movements of the right pedal.

As with all new Audi V6 and V8 engines, the turbochargers are mounted at a 90-degree angle to the cylinder banks, which means that the exhaust side of the cylinder heads is inside, and the intake side is outside. This layout enables a compact design and short fuel paths with minimal flow loss. The B-cycle combustion process with central direct injection contributes to the overall efficiency.

There is no information yet on when this new model will reach Ireland.