2020 Audi S5 TDI: V6 model gains 48V mild hybrid, electric compressor

The 2020 Audi S5 TDI has 3L V6 turbo-diesel engine with a 48V mild hybrid system, and an electric compressor to eliminate turbo lag.

Credit: Lustig, Roland (I/GP-P)

2019 Audi S5 TDI Sportback

The turbo diesel V6 makes 255kW (342hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) between 2,500 and 3,100rpm. The S5 TDI Coupe has a 0-100km/h time of 4.8s, and S5 TDI Sportback has a 4.9s 0-100km/h time. Top speed is 250km/h (155mph).

The AWD system has a torque split of 40:60, and is fitted with an 8-speed automatic and selective torque control.




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2020 Audi S5 TDI: V6 model gains 48V mild hybrid, electric compressor