Three very fast Audis, priced to go.
Audi has revealed pricing for two of its most keenly anticipated local model updates.
The company's refreshed RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe and Sportback might only officially go on sale by April 2021, but Audi SA has committed to pricing for both.
Core specification for both of these RS-specification cars has not changed for the 2021 model year, although local followers of the Audi brand will notice the slight updates.
The RS5 now features factory fitted matrix LED headlamps (an option on RS4 Avant), while an array of the exterior theme styling finishes are available.
Perhaps the most notable exterior design change concerns RS5 Coupe, which now has a composite roof, lowering its centre of gravity and theoretically improving its cornering agility. The composite roof trims 4 kg of vehicle mass, too.
Audi’s renowned cabin architecture is complimented by RS-specific sports seats, trimmed in Nappa leather, with contrast stitching. Infotainment is serviced by Audi’s 12.3-inch virtual cockpit and sound, by a Bang&Olufsen speaker system.
Powering both the RS4 Avant and RS5 is Audi’s proven 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, boosting 331 kW and 600 Nm. Audi’s famed quattro all-wheel-drive system and ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission combine to deliver 0-100 kph in only 3.9 seconds, whilst the academic top speed is 280 kph if owners select the option for derestriction.
As you would expect from premiums RS models, these cars are equipped with Audi’s advanced sport suspension components. Owners who wish to have more active turn-in behaviour can opt for a sport differential, fitted to the rear axle.
Audi is marketing its updated RS4 Avant at R1 296 000, followed by RS5 Coupe at R1 394 500 and the RS5 Sportback at R1 409 500.
For those most ardent Audi RS customers, the B9 RS4 Avant is the model with inarguable heritage and a fantastic blend of performance and practicality. It is also, ironically, the most affordable of all three these new RS models.
Pricing as of Feb 2021
Audi RS4 Avant R1 296 000
Audi RS5 Coupe R1 394 500
Audi RS5 Sportback R1 409 500