Demand for performance cars is improving dramatically in India, all thanks to car enthusiasts. However, even the carmakers deserve a significant amount of credit as they are constantly trying to make the market more accessible. Recently, BMW has decided to introduce the BMW M340i XDrive here which is obviously not a full-blown M Performance car.
But wait, it still has got an appropriate amount of power and punch to bring that grin on your face. The story does not end here, as even Audi has now decided to reintroduce the 2021 S5 Sportback. For that, Audi India has recently teased the all-new performance sedan on their official social media handle. Well, it seems like the German rivals were waiting for the right time to introduce their new power packed cars in India.
- Audi India has teased the all-new Audi S5 Sportback recently.
- The 2021 Audi S5 Sportback will go head-on against the BMW M340i XDrive.
- It will get a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 349HP.
2021 Audi S5 Sportback
As per the teaser image, the updated Audi S5 Sportback will get a new front bumper, single-frame grille and redesigned LED headlamps with DRLs. Apart from this, the all-new performance sedan will feature a new ‘Turbo Blue’ color scheme on offer. Inside the cabin, customers will get a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging pad, massaging function for the front seats, three-zone climate control, ambient lighting, Bang and Olufsen surround sound system, etc. Further, the infotainment system now supports connectivity via Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.
Under the hood, this absolute beast gets a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol motor that is capable of producing a massive 349HP and 500Nm of torque. It comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive system. Further, there is a sport differential at the rear to prevent understeer at the corners. Performance-wise, Audi S5 Sportback can do a 0-100kmph sprint in just 4.5 seconds while the top speed remains limited to 250kmph.
Other details of the all-new Audi S5 Sportback will be revealed on the day of its launch only. However, before wrapping up here is what its rival, the BMW M340i has got to offer.
Audi S5 Sportback Vs BMW M340i
BMW India is about to launch the BMW M340i XDrive on 10th March. The upcoming BMW M340i draws power from a 3.0-litre six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine. Meanwhile, this engine is capable of producing a massive 374HP alongside a peak torque of 500Nm.
The interior of the upcoming performance sedan looks similar to what we see on the regular 3 Series. However, there are multiple M badges on the outside that make it different from the standard one.