Audi RS 5 Sportback

Audi Australia has introduced upgrades to RS 4 Avant, the RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Sportback.

The Singleframe grille is wider and flatter and is finished in sleek gloss black. The air vents are styled in the manner of the Audi Sport quattro from 1984. It has 20-inch Audi Sport wheels, gloss red RS brake calipers and the exhaust system gloss black oval tailpipes.

The RS 4 Avant comes equipped with Matrix LED headlights. The RS 5 Coupe and Sportback also get laser light. The darkened, lower segment of the headlight includes the laser spot which is activated at a speed of 70 km/h and extends the range of the high beam.

Inside are RS sport seats in fine Nappa leather with honeycomb stitching, stainless steel pedals and illuminated RS door trims. Interior surface accents are in an elegant black gloss finish. A panoramic sunroof is a big plus that adds to the pleasure of driving.

Audi RS 5 Coupe

Infotainment and connectivity include Audi Smartphone Interface, Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System (19 speakers, 755 watts), Digital radio DAB+. Wireless charging is a handy feature.

All these Audi models are powered by a 2.9-litre V6 engine with twin turbochargers. It develops 331 kW of power, and 600Nm of torque from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm.

Audi RS 5 Sportback

All four wheels are driven through a fast-shifting eight-speed tiptronic transmission. Both RS 5 models sprint to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, the RS 4 Avant takes 4.1 seconds. Audi RS sport suspension is an important part of the package.

Option packages include the matt aluminium styling, carbon and black styling, and RS design.

Audi RS 4 Avant

Eight exterior colours are available and there are three interior colours.

 The new Audi RS Avant, RS 5 Sportback, and RS 5 Coupé are on-sale now in Audi Sport dealerships, and also available to order through the Audi online purchase platform, at

 All models are offered with the Audi service plan package, priced at $3,050 for five years.

RS 4 Avant: $147,900
RS 5 Sportback: $150,900
RS 5 Coupe: $150,900
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Audi dealer for drive-away prices

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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