• 2020 Audi RS5

    Audi announced the revised RS5 Coupe and Sportback
  • However, no major updates were made
  • The grille is wider and flatter
  • And above it you can spot air vents inspired by the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984
  • The wheel arches are 1.6 inches wider for a more aggressive appearance
  • On the side, the side sills and the diffuser insert have also been redesigned towards the rear end
  • The revised RS5 also comes with a new carbon roof with a CFRP fiber structure that reduces the car's weight by 8,8 pounds
  • The car rides on 19-inch wheels as standard
  • While 20-inch wheels are offered as an option
  • The interior is offered with Alcantara and leather as standard
  • But Nappa leather is also offered as an option
  • For the interior the biggest update is the new 10.1-inch MMI touch display offered as standard
  • But customers can also opt for the Audi virtual cockpit plus (12.3-inch display)
  • However, this is where the updates stop, as everything else remains unchanged
  • Under the hood you will find the usual 2.9 TFSI twin-turbo V-6 engine
  • It delivers 450 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque
  • And comes standard with a quick-shifting eight-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive
  • The RS5 goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds
  • And up to a top speed of 174 mph
  • As standard, the RS5 comes with RS sport suspension
  • And Audi drive select dynamic handling system
  • In Europe the RS5 will be priced from 83,500 euro
  • Pricing and Availability for the U.S. has yet to be announced

When Audi launched the RS5 Sportback in late 2018, there was a lot of uproar about the old-style grille that made the face of the new car look outdated at best. For 2021, Audi is launching the Audi RS5 Coupe, and with it came a mild facelift for the recently launched Sportback. The good news is that Audi finally addressed the grille situation and has redesigned the nose. Now, the RS5 features the more modern, flatter and wider grille that makes the car look sportier and more aggressive at the same time. As a result, Audi was also able to add tiny vents between the grille and the hood to pay tribute to 1984 Audi Sport Quattro. The wheel arches are also 1.6-inches wider, while the LED lights in the headlights and the matrix in the taillights have been revised as well.

There’s not a lot to mention about the interior, but Audi has upgraded the MMI infotainment system, and it now includes a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. It’s also angled just a degree or two toward the driver to help improve visibility and reach. As is the usual case with RS models, the interior is wrapped in mass amounts of leather and Alcantara, but you can opt for Nappa leather if you wish. Red or gray accents for the interior are also available.

The exterior and interior refinements, regardless of how necessary, are where the changes stop. The 2.9-liter V-6 under the hood carries over to 2021 unchanged. It delivers roughly 444 horsepower and a cool 442.5 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which comes into play at just 1,900 rpm. The RS5 Sportback and Coupe can make the run to 62.1 mph in 3.9 seconds and will top out at 174 mph if you keep the hammer down. A manual transmission isn’t on the docket, though, so you’ll have to make do with Audi’s fairly decent eight-speed Tiptronic auto. The RS5 in either form comes standard with AWD, though, so it does have that going for it. Opt for the rear sport differential, and you’ll even get active torque distribution between the rear wheels.

The 2021 Audi RS5 goes on sale in Europe in early 2020 and will start out at EUR 83,500. Pricing and availability for other markets, including the United States, have yet to be announced.

  • 2020 Audi RS5
  • Year:
    2020
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    Eight-Speed Auto
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    444
  • Torque @ RPM:
    443
  • Displacement:
    2.9 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.0 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    174 mph
  • Price:
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Audi RS5 Sportback and Coupe Gallery

2020 Audi RS5
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Audi announced the revised RS5 Coupe and Sportback
2020 Audi RS5
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However, no major updates were made
2020 Audi RS5
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The grille is wider and flatter
2020 Audi RS5
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And above it you can spot air vents inspired by the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984
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The wheel arches are 1.6 inches wider for a more aggressive appearance
2020 Audi RS5
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On the side, the side sills and the diffuser insert have also been redesigned towards the rear end
2020 Audi RS5
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The revised RS5 also comes with a new carbon roof with a CFRP fiber structure that reduces the car’s weight by 8,8 pounds
2020 Audi RS5
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The car rides on 19-inch wheels as standard
2020 Audi RS5
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While 20-inch wheels are offered as an option
2020 Audi RS5
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The interior is offered with Alcantara and leather as standard
2020 Audi RS5
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But Nappa leather is also offered as an option
2020 Audi RS5
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For the interior the biggest update is the new 10.1-inch MMI touch display offered as standard
2020 Audi RS5
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But customers can also opt for the Audi virtual cockpit plus (12.3-inch display)
2020 Audi RS5
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However, this is where the updates stop, as everything else remains unchanged
2020 Audi RS5
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Under the hood you will find the usual 2.9 TFSI twin-turbo V-6 engine
2020 Audi RS5
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It delivers 450 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque
2020 Audi RS5
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And comes standard with a quick-shifting eight-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive
2020 Audi RS5
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The RS5 goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds
2020 Audi RS5
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And up to a top speed of 174 mph
2020 Audi RS5
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As standard, the RS5 comes with RS sport suspension
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And Audi drive select dynamic handling system
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In Europe the RS5 will be priced from 83,500 euro
Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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