Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback Overview - Audi Louisville

Key Features

  • Starting at $77,900 MSRP (RS 5 Coupe) or $78,200 MSRP (RS 5 Sportback)
  • 2.9-liter TFSI V6 biturbo engine with 444 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque
  • Top track speed of up to 174 MPH and a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds
  • Eight-Speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission with optimized shifting times and standard quattro sport rear differential
  • RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control, steel springs, and adjustable dampers
  • Standard Audi drive select system with four drive modes: comfort, auto, dynamic and individual
  • RS-specific diffuser, oval RS exhaust pipes, and a high gloss black rear-lip spoiler
  • S sport seats with RS embossing, perforated leather RS sport steering wheel, and stainless steel pedals

Audi RS 5 Coupe

About the Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback

Two of the most coveted members of the Audi Sport family, the Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback feature a masterful blend of sport design and exceptional performance. The RS 5 Sportback offers a five-door coupe silhouette with seating for five for maximum functionality while the RS 5 Coupe demonstrates all the characteristics of a thrilling two-door luxury vehicle. Performance comes in the form of a 444-horsepower TFSI V6 biturbo engine coupled with a quattro sport rear differential for exceptional response and handling. To match the commanding presence and potent power found on the RS 5 Coupe & Sportback, the interior includes benchmark technologies such as the Audi virtual cockpit, Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto smartphone integration, and a full color head-up display. Safety advancements include standard Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense city in addition to an array of others.

Audi RS 5 Engine

What the Critics Say

The audacious Audi ripped down the quarter-mile in just 11.8 seconds at 115 mph. These results show that the RS5 can hang with the more powerful 505-hp Alfa Romeo Giulia QF. They also reveal the benefit of all-wheel-drive traction, which helped the Audi's takeoffs compared with those of the rear-drive Alfa. - Car and Driver

"The RS 5 is the most sure-footed among its competition too, coming standard with Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. So you can use more of its prodigious performance more of the time, and that usability and ease that comes with it are a huge part of its appeal." - Edmunds

What's New for 2023

The biggest update to the Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback comes in the form of a newly available Competition package available for both models. Choosing the Competition package adds a number of exhilarating performance-related components and design cues. Although horsepower and torque remain the same, these models feature a higher top speed of up to 180 MPH. In addition, drivers will appreciate the exclusive RS Sport exhaust system along with the removal of nearly 18 pounds of sound insulation for an evocative listening experience. Sport direct steering, an adjustable coilover suspension, and 20-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires further enhance handling characteristics. Matte carbon interior trim and exclusive RS design cues are found throughout the interior of RS 5 Competition package models as well. 

Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback Features

Audi RS 5 Sportback Performance

Powertrain and Performance

Providing power, efficiency, and the iconic RS sound -- a standard 2.9 liter TFSI V6 biturbo engine delivers an outstanding 444 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. You'll rocket the RS 5 from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds on your way to a top track speed of 155 MPH, or increased to 174 MPH with the available performance package. Opt for the available Competition package for an astounding top speed increase to 180 MPH along with an exclusive RS Sport exhaust system, Sport direct steering, and an adjustable coilover suspension. A sophisticated eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission delivers optimized shifting times while a standard quattro permanent four-wheel drive gives you unparalleled response thanks to a self-locking center differential. With the standard RS sport suspension, RS 5 rides 7mm lower than the prior generation. You can also choose between comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual drive mode settings in the standard Audi drive select system.

Audi RS 5 Coupe Design

Striking Design

Born on the Track. Built for the Road. This has remained the cornerstone principle of Audi Sport development since its inception. The Audi RS 5 models incorporate eye-catching details from iconic Audi motorsport vehicles including direct design inspiration from the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. At the front, the RS 5 Coupe & Sportback each feature a wide and flat Singleframe® grille, massive RS-specific honeycomb air intakes, a functional front spoiler with, and matte alu-optic exterior mirror housings. Oval RS exhaust pipes and a high gloss black rear-lip spoiler are the last things onlookers will see as you pass by in the Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback.

Audi RS 5 Coupe Interior

Interior, Infotainment, and Driver Assistance

Every aspect of the interior of the Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback is centered around the driver, such as the Audi brand's hallmark wing-design wrap-around dashboard with user-friendly controls. The RS 5 offers an all-encompassing performance Audi Sport package consisting of S sport seats with RS embossing, flat-bottomed perforated leather RS sport steering wheel, and stainless steel pedals. To match its pulse-pounding performance, the RS 5 Sportback integrates benchmark technologies including a standard Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto smartphone integration. Unique RS displays found on the available Audi virtual cockpit help keep the drive of tire pressures, torque, g-forces, and includes a shift light indicator.

Designed to help drivers navigate the road with increased confidence, the RS 5 features standard Audi pre sense® basic, Audi pre sense city, Audi side assist, rear cross traffic assist, and Audi pre sense rear. Other available technologies offered include adaptive cruise control with stop and go and traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, Audi active lane assist, and high beam assistant.

Trims & Specs

RS 5 Coupe

RS 5 Coupe

  • Starting at $77,900 MSRP
  • 19-inch 10-spoke-Star design forged wheels
  • quattro sport rear differential
  • LED matrix-design headlights with Audi laser light
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
  • Audi virtual cockpit
RS 5 Sportback

RS 5 Sportback

  • Starting at $78,200 MSRP
  • RS-specific bumpers
  • Fine Nappa leather seats with contrast honeycomb stitching and RS embossed logo
  • MMI® touch display with 10.1-inch screen
  • RS sport suspension
  • Audi pre sense® basic