Audi has announced a revision of the RS 5. The carmaker plans to produce a Coupe and Sportback version of the new car. It comes with a few upgrades such as new NMI touch technology and a massive screen on the central console in addition to an even more aggressive exterior look.
The RS 5 comes with a new streamlined exterior design that is quite easy to spot, even from a distance. It utilizes a widened and flattened design similar to the RS 6 and RS 7. As part of the re-design, the wheel arches are about 1.6 inches wider, which gives the RS 5 an imposing appearance. Its large contoured inlets have also been revamped with a new pentagonal cut.
Other parts that have been redesigned by Audi are the diffuser insert and the side sills. Audi has heavily utilized gloss black, matt aluminum, and carbon styling on the side sill and diffuser to give the new RS 5 a unique look. In the Coupe, Audi utilizes a carbon roof that helps to reduce the overall weight by 8.8 pounds.
Dark colors and horizontal lines dominate the car’s interior cabin. There is also extensive use of Alcantara and leather. Nappa leather is available as an upgrade. The selector lever, kneepads, and steering wheel are all covered in Alcantara with gray or red stitching to add contrast.
Powertrain and Driving Performance
Under the hood is a 2.9 TFSI twin-turbo V6 engine. It produces 450 PS of power and 442.5 lb/ft of torque. This allows the car to jump from 0-100km in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 280km/h.
The powerful engine is mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, which delivers power to all wheels. Gear changes can be done via the new large aluminum shift paddles. The optional sport differential for the rear axle makes handling smoother.