With up to 30 driver assistance systems, the new RS 5 Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.7; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 197) is superior to its competitors. Some of the solutions are standard features, while the optional systems can be ordered individually or as groups of systems as part of the “Parking,” “City” and “Tour” packages. An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances safety, comfort and efficiency. Meanwhile the brand with the four rings is also taking the next step toward piloted driving.
Playing a central role here is the adaptive cruise control (ACC) with stop&go function including traffic jam assist. The ACC keeps the RS 5 Coupé at a safe distance to the vehicle in front by automatically accelerating and braking. The driver can choose between five distance stages and adjust acceleration and system response via Audi drive select. The system works together with tiptronic over the entire speed range from 0 to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The stop & go function brakes the vehicle to a standstill and enables automated restarting at the driver’s request. In slow-moving traffic up to 65 km/h (40.4 mph), traffic jam assist decelerates and accelerates the vehicle autonomously. On well-built roads, it can temporarily also take over steering. Within the system limits, the car automatically follows the vehicles ahead, thus relieving the strain on the driver.
The predictive efficiency assistant evaluates GPS information from the car’s immediate surroundings and helps to save fuel by giving specific driving advice – a unique feature in this segment. The collision avoidance assist helps the driver to drive around an obstacle and thereby avoid an accident. Based on data from the front camera, ACC and radar sensors, it computes a recommended avoidance track within a fraction of a second. Rounding out the lineup are such assistance systems as turn assist, park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, camera-based traffic sign recognition and Audi active lane assist.
As standard, the new RS 5 Coupé is equipped with the Audi pre sense city system. It monitors the road at speeds of up to 85 km/h (52.8 mph), detects both other vehicles and pedestrians, and initiates full braking in an emergency. Even the lane change assistant Audi side assist is standard. It warns the driver from a speed of 15 km/h (9.3 mph) as soon as the sensors detect a vehicle in the blind spot or if a vehicle rapidly approaches from the rear. In such cases, an LED lights up in the exterior mirror.
The speed limiter, a standard feature, can be set to a speed between 30 and 250 km/h (18.6 to 155.3 mph) as desired by the driver – a very useful tool in cities or when driving through roadworks, for example. In the case of initial signs of driver inattention being detected, the system issues a warning which recommends taking a break.
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.