Many design details and a new operating concept: The updated RS 5 models**, Sportback and Coupé, incorporate the new RS design language of their big brothers, the RS 6 Avant** and RS 7 Sportback**.
They are operated via the new 10.1-inch central MMI touchscreen. The V6 twin-turbo with 331 kW (450 PS), the quattro permanent all-wheel drive, and the intelligent Dynamic Ride Control suspension technology ensure outstanding driving performance.
“Our RS 5 models**, Sportback and Coupé, are highly dynamic all-rounders,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “The quattro permanent all-wheel drive grants the RS 5 models** that decisive extra traction, dynamism, and stability – strengths that Audi put on the road 40 years ago with the first quattro and has continually optimized. The handling is made even more spontaneous with the optional sport differential at the rear axle, which distributes the torque actively between the wheels.”
The RS 5**, either as a classic two-door Coupé or as a five-door Sportback, remains true to its genetics and continues the sporty and elegant character also in its revised version. The best example of this is the three-dimensional wave-like shoulder line. Like the original Audi quattro, the RS 5** impresses with perfectly balanced proportions: A long engine hood, the extended wheelbase, and the short overhangs underline the sporty presence of the RS 5.
The new Singleframe is considerably flatter and wider compared to the Audi A5**. The radiator protective grille with the RS-specific three-dimensional honeycomb structure features a gloss black design. The implied air vents above the grille are reminiscent of the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984. RS-specific darkened Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light are available as an alternative to the standard Matrix LED headlights. The large, striking side air inlets have a new, pentagonal, geometric cut.
The side view is characterized by the new sill trims. The intensive light-shadow interplay visually makes the RS 5 models** appear even flatter and deeper. The wheel arches, which are flared by an additional 15 mm (0.6 in) on each side make reference to their quattro genetics. Similar to the RS 6** and RS 7**, the new RS-specific bumper and the diffuser insert grant the RS 5** an accentuated rear end. The striking diffuser showcases the RS exhaust system, which, as is typical for the RS, terminates in oval, chrome colored tailpipes on both sides or, in the RS sport exhaust system, terminates in large, black tailpipes. A surfacemounted spoiler lip in black, or optionally in carbon, rounds out the rear.
The gloss black, matt aluminum, and carbon styling packages give many add-on parts an even more individual look. The solid turbo blue and tango red, metallic colors return to the color palette.
Audi RS 5 Coupé, Audi RS 5 Sportback (Photo: Audi)