It is part of the second generation model line following on from the Audi S5 (B8) that had been in production since 2007.
Fitted with a 3-litre V6 engine, the S5 has direct injection as well as a twin-scroll turbocharger to reduce both weight and cost. The turbocharger is mounted within the engine and as a result has reduced response times.
The quattro all-wheel drive system receives power through a locking centre differential that splits torque sent to the wheels at 40% to the front and 60% to the rear. The system can also divert up to 70% to the front or up to 85% to the rear.
Need for Speed: Payback
The Audi S5 Sportback's appears in Need for Speed: Payback following a hint during the game's reveal trailer, in which a short snippet of the car's interior can be seen with Jess in the driver's seat.