The new RS 5 Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.7; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 197) demonstrates its sporty character as a gran turismo at first glance. The designers drew inspiration for the car from the distinctive motorsport details of the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. The front, sides and rear exhibit RS-typical differentiation. Measuring 4,723 millimeters (185.9 in) in length, the second generation of the RS 5 Coupé is 74 millimeters (2.9 in) longer than the predecessor model. The height is 1,360 millimeters (53.5 in) and thus 6 millimeters (0.2 in) lower than previously. At 1,861 millimeters (73.3 in), the vehicle’s width is almost the same as before.
In comparison with the A5 Coupé, the Singleframe radiator grille appears broader and flatter thanks to its new honeycomb structure. It bears both the quattro lettering and the RS 5 emblem. Beneath it, a blade in contrasting color runs between the air inlets, connecting these with one another. These also adopt the three-dimensional honeycomb structure and underline the dynamism of the RS 5 Coupé.
The standard headlights use LED technology, while the optional Matrix LED headlights are distinguished by their darker tinted bezels. Alongside them are additional lateral air inlets, which make this top-performing athlete appear even wider and more aggressive.
The front of the RS 5 Coupé looks sportily aggressive thanks to massive air inlets and RS bumpers with a blade in contrasting color. The broad Singleframe with high-sheen black honeycomb grille and quattro lettering highlights an aluminum-look frame. A sharply drawn shoulder line in the form of the characteristic wave lends the new
RS 5 Coupé an emotively elegant expression. For the first time, it now has a three-dimensional form and thus creates interplay between light and shadow. quattro blisters on the flanks emphasize the pronounced bulges over the wheel arches, which have been widened by 15 millimeters (0.6 in). The widened door sills are painted in the vehicle color and also feature inserts in black or optionally carbon. The exterior mirror housings are in matt aluminum look and optionally also in carbon, in the vehicle color or in black.
Sporty accents on the short rear end come in the form of the RS-specific diffuser insert, the oval tailpipes of the RS exhaust system and the vertical air outlets on the outer edges of the LED rear lights. A surface-mounted spoiler lip in black, or optionally in carbon, rounds out the image.
The styling packages – gloss black, carbon and matt aluminum – provide even more customization options. Overall, the RS 5 Coupé is available in seven colors, with Audi Sport also offering the exclusive paint color Sonoma green metallic. In the Audi exclusive range, there are also numerous freely selectable exterior paint finishes available.
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