Updated Audi RS5 and RS5 Sportback Revealed

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Audi has revealed updates to its RS5 coupe and RS5 Sportback. Herewith all the details.

At first glance, it does not appear that much as changed when it comes to the 2020 Audi RS5 coupe and RS5 Sportback. However, there are big changes, especially when it comes to the cabin. The exterior receives a wider and flatter grille and there are air vents which are a nod towards the classic Audi Sport quattro. The vehicle also gets wider wheel arches, side sills and diffuser. You can get a carbon roof for the RS5 coupe.

Inside, there are revised RS sport seats with a choice of either Alcantara or Nappa leather. There's a new digital dashboard with a rev counter lifted straight from the RS6/RS7. There are now 2 individual RS modes, which are accessed by buttons on the steering wheel. The updated RS5 rides on 19-inch alloy wheels, with 20-inch units available as an option.

The engine and gearbox is carried over and for the record it is the 2.9-litre turbocharged V6, which produces 331 kW and 600 Nm. Power reaches all 4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission and both models can hit 100 kph in a claimed 3.9 seconds.

"The revision of the RS5 Coupé and RS5 Sportback marks the successful conclusion of our 25th anniversary and the renewal of our model range," says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. "Thanks to the standard permanent quattro drive, they occupy a special position in their segment."

Further Reading

Audi RS5 Sportback (2019) Review

Audi RS5 (2017) Launch Review

Audi RS5 (2017) International Launch Review

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