With the revised RS 5 models**, elegant proportions are combined with details from motorsports. The designers of the RS 5** have been inspired by the original quattro from 1980 and the Sport quattro from 1984 in particular. For the revision, the designers have sharpened this character further and designed a few typical characteristic details so that they are even more striking.
The wider and flatter Singleframe dominates the front end. Between the Singleframe and the engine hood, there are implied, flat air vents – reminiscent of the classic Sport quattro from 1984. Its radiator protective grille with the RS-specific three-dimensional honeycomb structure features a gloss black design. The outer air inlets appear as independent, geometric bodies. Their new cut gives them even more presence. Like in the Singleframe, the three-dimensional honeycomb grilles fill the inlets; the left one is closed for optimized aerodynamics in the background and the right one supplies air to both auxiliary water coolers. The air curtain improves the flow of air around the RS 5 through the airstream. For this purpose, an air flow is led through the bumper along the wheels in the outer segments of the side honeycomb grilles. Two spoiler lips on the bottom of the front bumper optimize the airflow to the underbody. The result: best drag coefficients with 0.32. The horizontal blade forms a clear finish up to the road surface.
As standard, the RS 5 models** drive with Matrix LED headlights and dynamic turn signal. For the first time, Matrix LED headlights with Audi Design are available on request. They are showcased in an RS-specific manner when unlocking and locking.
The silhouette of the revised Audi RS 5 Coupé** and RS 5 Sportback** continues to fascinate with its classic coupé-like proportions. The wave-shaped shoulder line gives the sides a flowing contour. The wheel arches have been widened by 15 mm (0.6 in) on each side compared to the predecessor model. They are reminiscent of the original Audi quattro and let the RS 5** sit comfortably on the road. The new side sill trims support the high-performance presence and ensure that the RS 5** appears visually even lower down.
At the rear, a spoiler lip breaks up the air flow in a precisely defined manner. The two large, oval tailpipes of the typical RS exhaust system, similar to the RS 6** and RS 7**, are surrounded by a new, striking diffuser insert. For an improved sound experience, an RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipes is available on request. Customers can optimize their RS 5** individually with the three styling packages: Gloss black, aluminum matt, and carbon. These place accents on:
The exterior mirror housings
The front blade
The vertical struts in the air inlets
The trim strips in the side sills
The spoiler lip
The diffuser bracket
The Audi rings and RS logos
The color palette comprises ten colors, including the two new colors turbo blue and tango red. The Audi exclusive range offers numerous other customization options.
CFRP roof on request: the body
Without the driver, the RS 5 Coupé** weighs just 1,707 kg (3,763.3 lb); the RS 5 Sportback weighs 1,742 kg (3,840.5 lb). In particular, this is because of the compact V6 twin-turbo engine and the high proportion of hot-formed and thus especially lighter-weight steel components in the passenger cell. For the coupé, a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) roof with a visible fiber structure is available. It reduces the vehicle weight by approximately 4 kg (8 . 8 lb) – at the highest area of the car where it predominantly benefits the focal point.
The external dimensions have remained practically unchanged in the revision. The two-door coupé is 4.72 m (15.5 ft) long, 1.87 m (6.1 ft) wide, and 1.37 m (4.5 ft) high. The four-door Sportback is somewhat longer (4.78 m (15.7 ft)) and higher (1.38 m (4.6 ft)) . The luggage compartment has a base size of 410 l (14.5 cu ft) in the coupé; the RS 5 Sportback even has 465 l (16.4 cu ft).
** The fuel consumption values of all models named and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this press information.
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 stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.