It takes a discerning eye to spot
an Audi RS 5 in the wild, but not necessarily a discerning ear: its
high-revving V8 gives this all-new sports coupe a sound and character
like nothing else. To complement the engine's vigor, the engineers at
quattro® GmbH gave the RS 5 upgraded suspension and brakes, along with
quattro® all-wheel drive in its most potent form yet. Combined with its
luxurious interior, high technology quotient, and all-weather
capability**, the RS 5 makes other performance coupes seem
Because a machine with such refined, ferocious performance deserves a
body to match, the Audi RS 5 gets the royal treatment. Adaptive xenon
headlights, LED daytime running lights, widened fenders, and a silver
diamond mesh Singleframe® grille create a sophisticated, toned, muscular
body. Its 19-inch ten-spoke forged wheels enhance the side profile, and
massive oval tailpipes blast the glorious V8 soundtrack to other
motorists as you pass them by. As you crest 75 mph, a rear spoiler
deploys automatically to maintain high-speed stability.*
Fashion, function, and flair.
The cabin in the RS 5 is the result of
taking the best in materials and technology, then laying it all out with
the elegance inherent to the Audi approach. Because the RS 5 means
business, a monochrome color scheme extends from floor to ceiling, while
red instruments and LEDs hint at its underlying passion. Exclusive RS 5
carbon inlays highlight the center console and doors, with Nappa
leather enveloping the twelve-way sport front seats. The signature Audi
flat-bottom steering wheel falls readily to your hands, and you'll find
gadgets like Audi advanced key, an MMI® interface, and an available iPod® integrated 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen® stereo at your disposal once the journey is underway.
A virtuous cycle of stability and velocity.
With a 4.2-liter V8 sourced from the Audi R8 roaring under the hood of
the RS 5, its supercar performance should come as no surprise. 60 mph
can be yours in 4.5 seconds, and the S tronic® dual-clutch transmission provides seven speeds to make the most of the 450 horsepower,
firing off rapid-fire shifts at your hand's command (or its own).* Of
course, a key reason for such speed is the inclusion of Audi quattro®,
which gives the RS 5 the class-exclusive advantage of all-wheel drive.
Besides helping channel so much power to the ground, quattro® works in
concert with a lowered suspension, 19-inch wheels, and a
torque-vectoring rear sports differential
to deliver outstanding handling and grip. Consider the RS 5 proof that
speed with stability leads to greater results ? and greater rewards.
Peace of mind to go with the performance.
When it comes to passenger protection on the RS 5, Audi left no stone
unturned. Six airbags* help keep occupants protected from the front and
sides, while Electronic Stability Control with sport mode complements
the natural traction of quattro® all-wheel drive to help secure your
trajectory at all times.