Australians love one. Audi RS car.
Out of 53 different vehicles, Audi offers more than 15 different model lines in Australia, at least 13 of which are RS vehicles. And the right is in the middle of this cold group RS5 Coupe and Sportback Twins
Both the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback are closely related to the RS4 Avant in terms of their mechanical hardware and general design theme, although all three cars ride on different wheelbases.
In simple terms, this means that Audi offers essentially the same RS experience in three slightly different flavors – coupe, five-door hatch, and wagon.
So, it’s no surprise that both the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback have been given the same late-lifecycle tweaks as the RS4 Avant, designed to improve their chassis’ agility and make them more driveable. Makes fun.
Dub competition and competition PlusThe packages are rounded out with detailed chassis improvements, with several minor cosmetic changes in the mix.
Two doors, or five doors? The choice is yours, and Audi doesn’t discriminate when it comes to pricing, with the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback each retailing for $???,??? Apart from that there are expenses incurred on the road.
The competition package includes $?,??? , while the Competition Plus package includes $??,??? , the same surcharge is charged when you order the RS4 Avant.
This is because you get the same mix of hardware and software. The Competition package increases the top speed to 290km/h and allows for more noise from the RS sports exhaust system.
It also features redesigned 20-inch alloy wheels that are 2kg lighter than standard items with 275/30 tyres. Ultra-grippy Pirelli P Zero Corsas are available as an option.
gave Plus The package overlays that with some serious handling hardware, including an upgraded Quattro Sport rear differential, quick fixed-ratio steering, and an RS Sport Pro suspension with coil-over steel springs on the front axle that’s height-adjustable. and also features adjustable rebound and compression damping. .
Like all performance Audis, the RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Sportback interiors combine cool technical luxury with sporty touches such as carbon fiber and unique graphics for the digital instrument panel and central touchscreen.
Competition and Competition Plus packages add seat side panels in piano black and seat belts in black with red edging.
The standard RS sports seats are in a combination of Dynamica microfiber and leather stitched in an RS honeycomb pattern and embossed with the RS logo. Grippy Alcantara extends to the spokes of the steering wheel.
Although it seats four, the RS5 Coupe is best described as a 2+2. The RS5 Sportback’s extra 61mm of wheelbase means there’s room for some adults in the back, as it’s still a relatively tight fit. That and the sweeping roofline are perfect for short trips only.
Like the RS4 Avant, the RS 5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback are both produced by Porsche. 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 It started in 2016 with the unveiling of the second generation models.
The engine, which is used in the Porsche Panamera S and Cayenne S as well as the Macan Turbo, is developed. 331 kW 5700rpm to 6700rpm and 600Nm from 1900rpm to 5000rpm and drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The regular RS5 Coupe and Sportback will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Cars equipped with competition and competition Plus Packages shave a tenth of a second from this number (3.8 seconds).
It’s not because there’s more power under the bonnet. In fact, Audi Sport engineers say there are no plans to ramp up engine production before the all-new RS5 models replace both cars in 2025, as it would cost too much.
Additional gusto out of the blocks is reworked software that delivers crisper throttle response and quicker shifts from the transmission, plus stickier Pirelli tires at the rear of the car and an updated Quattro Sport differential.
Audi Sport engineers specifically created the Competition and Competition Plus packages to make the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback feel faster and more responsive to drive.
And, after seeing Competition Plus-equipped examples of both cars on and around the challenging Ascari circuit in southern Spain, it’s clear that as far as the more expensive of the two packages are concerned, they’ve succeeded. .
The Goon is a local understeer that has forever shunted all-wheel-drive Audis with longitudinal engines to the front axle.
Both the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback dive hungrily for peaks as you move the Alcantara-covered steering wheel. If you need to adjust your line mid-corner, lifting the throttle will get both cars rolling nicely – they feel agile and alert.
13.1:1 fixed-ratio steering that’s part of the competition. Plus The package is one of the fastest fitted to a current production car, so the front wheels react more quickly to driver input.
Meanwhile the Quattro Sport rear differential, which uses clutches to direct most of the torque to the outside rear wheel, really helps both the Coupe and Sportback out of corners when you go under power. .
Like the RS4 Avant, neither car will smooch like the AMG C63 with all the nannies off, but both feel like rear-drive performance cars and can be driven more like rear-drive performance cars. .
The ride-height adjustable suspension is 10mm lower than the regular RS5 as its base configuration. The Competition Plus package comes with tools that allow you to not only drop the ride height by up to 10mm, but also independently change the compression and rebound settings on each damper.
On the road, with the suspension at its baseline settings, the basic ride is firm and has a nicely precise feel to body movements.
Despite these extremely low-profile tires, the secondary ride is surprisingly compliant, with little impact harshness felt through the steering wheel or heard in the cabin.
For the track sessions at Ascari, Audi Sport engineers had the cars with a suspension they called the ‘Nordschleife’ setting.
In addition to the compression and rebound settings of the dampers to deal with high speeds, high curbs, and massive compression on the iconic German track, the Nordschleife setup also includes a further 10mm drop in ride height.
All test cars also rode on optional Pirelli P Zero Corsas developed specifically for the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback.
They have more rounded shoulders than standard tires that provide better steering precision and lateral support, and a grippier compound. Along with redesigned ABS, the new tires help shorten the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback’s stopping distance from 100km/h by 2.0 metres, says Audi Sport.
The AMG C63 S says no car has more raw power. The 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 needs to be revved to 4000rpm or so to deliver its best, and a large gap between second and third gear highlights soft response in hard. Corner
Nevertheless, revised software that is part of competition and competition. Plus packages, meaning the transmission in manual mode will hold the gear you select.
Massive carbon-ceramic brakes fill the space behind the wheels, but the brake pedal can be firm, and the engine’s power cut-out, activated by pressure on the brake pedal, can be annoying if you’re left-footed. Are in the habit of braking.
As in all Audis, the various drive modes – Comfort, Auto, and Dynamic – are selected by toggling a switch on the dash or via a menu on the touchscreen.
Neither method is as user-friendly as the rotary knob on the steering wheel on an AMG Mercedes or the Manitino switch on a Ferrari.
However, the RS button on the steering wheel of the RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Sportback allows you to switch between Comfort and Sportier modes more quickly.
- Audi Connect Plus Navigation, infotainment services
- Audi smartphone interface
- Including wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
- Audi Connect Plus Security, support services
- Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus
- Bang & Olufsen premium sound system with 3D sound
- Electric front seats incl. Driver memory
- Electric lumbar for front seats, massage function
- Heads up display
- MMI navigation Plus With MMI Touch
- USB charging interface for rear passengers
The current Audi A5 lineup, including the RS4 Avant, has not been rated by ANCAP and Euro NCAP until January 2022.
Why? Euro NCAP and ANCAP introduced a rule whereby the rating expires after seven years or so, and the A5’s previous five-star rating (only covering four-cylinder models) dates from 2015. used to wear the stamp of
End-of-life ratings, which apply to the A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback variants, are 89 percent for adult protection, 87 percent for child occupant protection, 75 percent for pedestrian detection. The percentage was based on the 75th percentile category score for safety support. Keep in mind that these scores were also based on old test standards.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- 360 degree cameras
- Audi Presense City (AEB)
- Audi Pre-Sense Rear
- Audi Active Lane Assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane change warning
- Park help
Audi now offers a Five-year, unlimited kilometer warranty On the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback.
The RS 4 Avant can also be covered by a five-year service plan priced at $3240.
Service intervals are 12 months or 15,000 km – whichever comes first.
Audi Sport likes to insist that both the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback are high-performance cars that can be used every day.
While they may not have the raw power and vocal drama of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, there’s no doubt that both cars are relatively smooth, quiet and easy to live with around town, yet when the mood changes. Yes, they are definitely fast and fun. You are on a quiet country road.
Apart from competition and competition, packages dial up the fun. of the two, Plus The package is a serious driver’s choice, as the quick steering, adjustable coil-over suspension, and revised Quattro Sport rear differential really change the chassis dynamics of both the coupe and sportback.
The RS5 Coupe is soft and sporty, like an athlete in a Hugo Boss suit. The RS5 Sportback, a muscular-looking hatchback that’s more practical and just as rewarding to drive as a more complete car – especially with the Competition Plus pack.
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