Audi RS 5 News

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback first drive

    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 offers more doors, more power, more tech, and more aggression. It also has fewer cylinders. The new RS 5 no longer offers the 4.2-liter V-8 that sounded so good. It's now motivated by a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 rated at 450 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Horsepower is unchanged, but...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • 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...

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    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?...

  • Audi RS 5, 2017 Geneva auto show
    New Audi RS 5 debuts with 450-hp twin-turbo V-6

    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...

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    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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    Audi Exec Hints At New RS 5 Sportback

    Heinz Hollerweger, the chief of Audi’s quattro division where the awesome RS cars are developed, has dropped some comments that suggest a new RS 5 Sportback may be in the works, and, more importantly, headed for the United States as a little brother to the RS 7. “We have to think of...

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    Audi Builds Special Edition RS 5 For U.S.

    With the release of cars like the BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and Lexus RC F, it’s easy to forget that Audi has a formidable performance coupe of its own—the RS 5. The car packs a naturally-aspirated 4.2-liter V-8 that delivers 450 horsepower and can rocket the svelte two-door from...

  • Audi RS 5 TDI concept

    We first heard Audi was working on an electrically-driven turbocharger back in 2012, but now the automaker has revealed an engine fitted with the technology in a new concept car. The concept is based on the RS 5 but the car’s standard V-8 has been replaced by an advanced twin-turbocharged diesel engine, with one of the turbos paired with an electric motor. ALSO SEE: McLaren F1 Flipped During Road Trip With Rowan Atkinson In a twin-turbo engine, a small turbo is usually combined with a larger one, with the smaller unit’s lighter compressor able to spool up quicker at low rpms in...

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    2014 Audi RS 5 DTM Race Car Revealed

    The 2014 DTM season is almost here, and that means it's time for Audi to unveil its latest German touring-car competitor. As with last year's championship-winning racer, the 2014 Audi DTM car is based on the RS 5 coupe. This version is "significantly more aggressive" than its predecessor, the...

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    Man Steals Audi RS 5 Coupe After Test Drive: Video

    Most people fear car dealers, but should car dealers fear their customers? KHOU (via World Car Fans) reports that a man stole an Audi RS 5 from a Houston dealership after taking it for a test drive. The thief and an accomplice pulled up to Audi West Houston in a white Range Rover Sport with no...

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    Audi Sport quattro Concept Nods To The Past, Hints To Next RS 5?

    The eagerly anticipated Audi Sport quattro concept was indeed introduced today at the Frankfurt Auto Show. And while on the surface this concept is a nod to the 30th anniversary of the 1983 Sport quattro, an icon for the brand and in enthusiast circles, its purpose beyond that might be considerably...

  • 2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Priced From $77,900

    Audi is launching its all-new RS 5 Cabriolet just in time for spring, and we finally have the all-important pricing information. The stunning drop-top will set you back $77,900, which is $8,105 more than the price of the RS 5 coupe. For that money, you get the raw performance of the coupe but with...

  • 2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Live At The 2013 Detroit Auto Show

    Audi has finally confirmed that its new RS 5 Cabriolet will go on sale in the U.S., with the rapid drop-top making its North American debut today at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show before going on sale this spring as a 2014 model. The car is the convertible version of the RS 5 that went on sale last...

  • 2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

    As anyone who’s driven Audi’s S6 and S7 models will tell you, the cars are distinctly different in personality, which helps Audi build a business case for both in the U.S. product line. If there’s room for an A6, an A7, an S6 and an S7, surely there's room for an RS 6 and RS 7, too, right? Not necessarily. Motor Trend reports that the U.S. will be getting the RS 7 Sportback, which will come to market with an updated version of Audi’s 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 (currently used in the S8 sedan). As for the “when” part, it won’t be in the immediate...

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    2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Mega Gallery

    Back in September, we got our first look at the 2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Today we get even more imagery straight from the four ring-brand in anticipation of the start of European sales of the cabrio in early 2013. Like its tin-top sibling, the RS 5 Cabriolet uses a...

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    2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    The Audi RS 5 has just gone on sale, and we’ve even had a chance to drive one, but now the covers have come off a new convertible version, which will be presented to the public for the first time at the 2012 Paris Auto Show this month. Combining brute performance with an elegant convertible...

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    2013 Audi RS 5 first drive review

    That recurring dream, the one that scares the whee out of even 50-year-olds, unfurls from my brain and falls right into my lap as soon as I plug in Audi's jaunty little USB jump drive into the black box. Is there a test this morning? 'Cause I forgot to study last night, and there's no way I'm...

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    Audi And Ducati Celebrate Pikes Peak Rendezvous With Contest

    Audi and motorcycle manufacturer Ducati both have a history of tackling the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Now that the brands are under one roof, it makes perfect sense to use this year’s event to highlight both Audi’s newest sports car, the RS5, and Ducati’s fastest...

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    Audi Ultra Technology Links Le Mans Victory To The New RS 5: Video

    If you haven’t seen Audi’s video, Truth In 24 II, it’s well worth a screening when you have the time. The documentary details Audi’s efforts at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans, through the eyes of people like driver Benoit Treluyer and race engineer Leena Gade. Footage from the...

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