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  • 2021 Audi S5 Cabriolet facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    An updated version of the Audi S5 is just around the corner.

  • 2021 Audi A5 Sportback facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots

    Audi's A5 is about to receive a major update with refreshed styling, new tech, and new powertrains.

  • 2021 Audi S5 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi S5 spy shots

    Audi's sporty S5 coupe is about to come in for a facelift. The changes are part of a mid-cycle update for the entire A5 range and related A4. Judging by these photos of a prototype, the changes will include subtle tweaks to the front and rear fascias as well as new internals for the lights at both...

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback first drive
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee: Audi RS 5

    Audi struck a cord with enthusiasts when it introduced the gorgeous A5 and S5 coupes in 2007, then doubled down with the fire-breathing RS 5 in 2013. The RS 5 sees some big changes for its second generation, but it still delivers thrills worthy of its Audi Sport RS badge. The 2019 RS 5 has more. It...

  • 2018 Abt Audi RS 5-R
    Abt Sportsline readies hot Audi RS 5 and wide-body SQ5 for SEMA

    German tuner Abt Sportsline has been showing up to the annual SEMA show for a number of years now. The company doesn't tend to dabble in over-the-top upgrades but what you do get is quality that matches what the OEMs are offering. Two standouts Abt is bringing to the 2018 SEMA show on next week are...

  • Audi S5 with Tesla Model S powertrain swap
    This Audi S5 has a Tesla Model S powertrain

    Engine swaps are an integral part of automotive culture. For decades, gearheads have ripped out factory engines and replaced them with something superior, at least in their eyes. Perhaps the powertrain in the Tesla Model S will soon become the GM LS V-8 swap of the future for those who prefer...

  • 2019 Audi A4

    Just as BMW aims to put the sport back in sport sedan with its redesigned 3-Series, Audi's A4 is losing the manual transmission for the 2019 model year. Audi made the manual available as a no-cost option on A4s equipped with all-wheel drive for 2017. It pointed out at the time that it was the only automaker offering a manual-equipped all-wheel-drive sedan in the segment. Unfortunately, few seemed to notice or care, at least in the United States. Only 5 percent of A4 buyers here chose the manual over the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Audi also confirmed Thursday to Car and Driver that...

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback first drive
    2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback first drive review: Faith at unholy speeds

    Believe what you’ve heard about the blissfully open and unfettered stretches of the Autobahn. These long, gently curving and pencil-straight stretches of German highways are the last bastion for drivers to flex their figurative muscle and courage, directly proportional to the angle of their...

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback, 2018 New York auto show
    Baby got back: 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback debuts in New York

    As much as we love Audi Sport's latest RS 5 coupe, the car's two-door body is definitely a limiting factor. Which coupe owner doesn't feel a tinge of pain folding down the front seats whenever friends or family, muddy shoes and all, have to climb into the back? The solution is the new RS 5...

  • 2018 Audi RS 5
    7 things you should know about the 2018 Audi RS 5

    I’m frustrated. The Arizona desert roads Audi picked for me to drive its track-bred coupe on were picturesque and open, but I found nary a sharp corner to attack. So, I’ve called in a favor and borrowed a Nardo Gray 2018 Audi RS 5 for some extra drive time. Now I'm in search of twisty...

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Audi confirms RS 5 Sportback for US and hints at "secret" RS model forthcoming

    Those seeking the Audi RS 7's handsome looks at a lower cost, the four-ringed brand has something forthcoming. In a video interview with Roadshow, Audi of America President Scott Keogh confirmed the RS 5 Sportback will launch in the United States. Not only that, but there's a "secret" RS model in...

  • 2018 Audi RS 5 Carbon Edition
    Audi Sport reveals RS 4 and RS 5 Carbon Edition cars

    Audi Sport unleashed the new RS 4 Avant and RS 5 earlier this year, but it has already returned with special editions for both nameplates. Appropriately called the Carbon Edition, both cars add a healthy dose of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) as well as a few other special touches. They...

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi’s second-generation A5 Sportback is about to get the Audi Sport treatment. Yes, the first-ever RS 5 Sportback is in the works, and we’ll almost certainly see it in the United States. The tester in our latest spy shots may resemble the S5 Sportback but if you look a little closer you’ll notice the makeshift exhaust tips and fender flares. The latter is to accommodate wider wheels and tires. The Audi Sport division has already introduced its new RS 5 coupe. In addition to this RS 5 Sportback, we should also see an RS 5 Cabriolet join the fold. Common to all three will be...

  • 2018 Audi RS 5
    The 2018 Audi RS 5 is actually a hybrid, kind of

    Audi has plans to slowly introduce hybrid systems on every single one of its new vehicles in the coming future. No, Audi isn't going to turn all of its cars into Priuses. Rather, many models will get mild-hybrid tech. While the process formally kicks off with the 2019 Audi A8, the first Audi to...

  • 2018 Audi RS 5
    2018 Audi RS 5 first drive review: green with mean

    Like all animals, humans are subject to various temptations. A salad is healthier than a burger and fries, but the whiff you get within a block of an old-fashioned burger joint is irresistible. Similarly, you shouldn’t buy another project car, but when will you find another like it?...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Sportback
    2018 Audi A5/S5 Sportback first drive review: A niche worth exploring

    Those wacky Germans have found a way to explore every automotive niche known to man--and invent a few of their own. The BMW and Mercedes-Benz product lineups have grown to include every manner of coupe, convertible, sedan, crossover, coupe-like crossover, hatchback sedan, and veloco-transport, plus...

  • 2018 Audi S4/S5 First Drive
    2018 Audi S4/S5 video review: making our own music at Coachella

    We have a tough time nailing down what “performance” means anymore. Automakers work really hard telling us that every car has sporting potential—right down to a minivan. We’re easily not convinced. We know “sssspeed” when we see it, and Audi’s twins here...

  • Frank Lamberty
    5 questions with Audi designer Frank Lamberty

    Question: Let’s talk design. Shapes, ideas, motion, whatever. What is your favorite car—or make it cars, if you like? Answer: Porsche 904 and Volkswagen Karmann Ghia—the coupe. Those are pure sculptures. They don’t even need wheels. I just love the shapes. Q: What about the...

  • Audi RS 5, 2017 Geneva auto show

    Audi Sport (formerly Audi Quattro) unveiled a new generation of its RS 5 on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show. As expected, the car has ditched its predecessor’s naturally-aspirated V-8 and adopted a twin-turbocharged V-6 power. The engine is the same twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 that made its debut in the 2017 Porsche Panamera 4S and is rated here at 450 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. That compares to the 450 hp and 317 lb-ft of the 4.2-liter V-8 fitted to the previous RS 5 and the 440 hp and 406 lb-ft the twin-turbo V-6 produces in the Panamera 4S. Audi quotes a 0-62...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Sportback
    2018 Audi S5 Sportback carries stuff, hits 60 mph in 4.5 seconds for $55,375

    Audi continues the rollout of its A4 family of cars with the newest model, the 2018 S5 Sportback. A hatchback with a coupe-like profile and a powerful engine in the mold of the larger S7, the S5 is set to make its debut in the United States this spring. The powertrain is taken straight from the S4...

  • Scene from Audi’s Super Bowl LI spot “Daughter”
    Audi gets political in Super Bowl LI spot

    By now you’re probably tired of all the politicized rantings across news outlets and social media. Audi doesn’t see it that way. The automaker is getting into the game by inserting its message in a 60-second spot for Super Bowl LI. It's called “Daughter,” and it features a...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet, 2017 Detroit auto show
    2018 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet make US debut in Detroit

    Audi’s redesigned A5 Cabriolet was revealed in early November. It’s now made its first major auto show appearance, which took place on Monday during the 2017 Detroit auto show. The car appeared in both regular and sporty S5 trim and is due to go on sale during 2017, arriving as a 2018...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Sportback, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    2018 Audi A5 Sportback is the baby A7 you've been waiting for

    While we disagree on what constitutes a "coupe," the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback was busy breaking cover on Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, ahead of the market launch in spring 2017. The four-door fastback (five if you count the dramatically sloped hatch) sports the same sleek lines as the...

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi RS 5 spy shots and video

    Audi has unveiled its new A5 and S5 but engineers are hard at work developing the high-performance RS 5 model, a prototype for which has just been spotted. The prototype may look like one of the many testers we saw for the S5, but if you look a little closer you’ll notice the slightly pumped...

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