As standard, the RS 5 Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.7; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 197) features large RS-specific analog instruments for speed (scale up to 320 km/h (198.8 mph)) and revs. Between them is the 7-inch color driver information system. In the basic version, the Audi MMI display in the center console also measures 7 inches, whereas the optional MMI navigation plus has a screen diagonal of 8.3 inches.
The all-digital Audi virtual cockpit is an alternative to the standard analog dial instruments. With a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels, the 12.3-inch TFT display provides detailed and selectable graphics. As with all RS models, the RS screen supplements the infotainment and classic displays. It places the rev counter with integrated digital display for speed in central focus. The driver can configure other displays around this, such as torque (in Nm), power (in percent), tire pressure and temperature (in bar/°C) and g‑forces. The rev counter also serves as a shift indicator: if the eight-speed tiptronic is in manual mode, green, orange and red segments are activated sequentially as the revs increase. Just before the engine reaches the limit, the entire scale flashes red. The lap timer, a further function of the RS menu, records up to 99 laps and compares the times against each other. Also displayed is the status of important technical components, such as the temperature of the tires, engine oil and transmission fluid, as well as tire pressure.
Another option available is the head-up display. It projects all relevant information onto the windshield in the driver’s direct field of vision as easily comprehensible symbols and digits. Drivers can then keep their eyes on the road. Here, too, the RS 5 Coupé features specific content like the shift light and displays for lap times and oil temperature.
Operation of the infotainment system occurs via the round rotary push-button on the broad, asymmetrically designed center console. It can be optionally ordered with a touch-sensitive touchpad on its surface for entering characters as well as for multi-finger gestures. Furthermore, the driver can select functions by means of natural language voice control, which recognizes many phrases from everyday life. The intelligent free text search function delivers search results after only a few characters have been entered and, together with the multifunction steering wheel, it rounds out the operating concept.
Optionally available from Audi for the RS 5 Coupé is a deluxe automatic climate control system. It regulates air temperature and distribution separately for the driver, front passenger and rear seat passengers. The digital temperature displays in the cockpit are integrated into the dials. Just a few buttons and dials are sufficient for convenient control. When a finger approaches one of the sensory switches, its function is shown enlarged on the dark LCD display and can be selected by pushing the button. Rear seat passengers set the temperature using a separate control unit in the rear center console.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.