The Audi RS 5 Coupé has a muscular road stance, with distinctive lines, powerfully taut surfaces, and expressive front end and a distinctive rear end. Its body is wide and low, the front end is long, the C-pillars flow harmoniously into the powerfully arched shoulder line.
The new, sharper design lends the two-door model an even flatter and wider appearance when viewed from the front. The top corners of the single-frame grill are beveled. Its honeycomb grid is finished in high-gloss anthracite gray and features an RS 5 badge. The frame sports a matt aluminum-look finish. The hood is contoured with sharper edges. The large air inlets with their deeply sculpted edges are divided by struts and also covered with honeycomb grilles. The bumper tapers downward into a splitter, reminiscent of a race car.
The most striking of the new design elements at the front of the vehicle are the wedge-shaped headlights with their wave-shaped bottom edge. Xenon plus headlights are standard. The LED daytime running lights, which consume a minimum of energy, encircle the headlights and turn signals as a narrow, visually homogenous clasp. Audi also offers the adaptive light system with dynamic cornering light and turning light.
The front and rear fenders of the Audi RS 5 are flared. The harsh edges above the wheel wells are a gentle reminder of one of the brand’s icons, the Ur-quattro of 1980. The side sills sport muscular caps. The trim strips around the windows and the side mirror housings have a matt aluminum-look finish.
Audi offers the RS 5 Coupé in a choice of eight colors – one solid finish, five metallic or pearl-effect finishes and two crystal-effect finishes. They are Ibis White, Silver (new), Suzuka Gray, Misano Red, Sepang Blue, Daytona Gray, Phantom Black, Prism Silver and Panther Black. Two new styling packages are available. One includes bolt-on parts in black, the other features matt aluminum-look accents. Audi also offers a carbon design package for the engine compartment.
The high-performance coupe’s tinted taillights are also new. The rear lights form a visually homogeneous curve, the turn signal is a line along the upper edge and the brake light is in between. The large elliptical tailpipes of the dual exhaust system open onto a redesigned bumper covered with a honeycomb grille. A diffuser is integrated into the bumper. The spoiler in the rear hatch extends electronically at 120 km/h (74.56 mph).
The underbody is lined with plastic panels. It integrates air vents and airfoils for the brakes, the seven-speed S tronic and center differential. At highway speeds, the complete aerodynamic package generates downforce to further enhance stability. The cD value is 0.32; the front surface area measures 2.18 m² (23.47 sq ft). The Audi RS 5 Coupé is 4,649 millimeters (183.03 in) long, 1,860 millimeters (73.23 in) wide and 1,366 millimeters (53.78 in) tall. Its front fenders are made of aluminum for improved axial load distribution, and a strut brace lends the front section of the car additional stiffness.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.