Audi launched the updated RS5 today just in time to mark Audi Sport’s 25th anniversary. The new RS5 will go on sale across Europe by the end of the year at a starting price of 83,500 euro.
The new RS5 has been revised both inside and out, while under the hood the twin-turbo V-6 remains unchanged.
Exterior changes start up front where the singleframe has become wider and flatter. Above it you will spot air vents inspired by the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984. The wheel arches are now 1.6 inches wider, and increase the impressive appearance of the RS5. On the side, the side sills and the diffuser insert have also been redesigned. Finally, the rear gets a new carbon roof with a CFRP fiber structure that reduces the car’s weight by 8,8 pounds.
On the interior, the seats are covered in Alcantara and leather as standard, or fine Nappa leather as an option. However, in here the biggest update is the new 10.1-inch MMI touch display offered as standard or an optional Audi virtual cockpit plus (12.3-inch display).
As mentioned, under the hood the 2.9 TFSI twin-turbo V-6 engine remains unchanged. It delivers a total of 450 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque and comes mated with a quick-shifting eight-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The RS5 goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 174 mph.
The 2020 RS5 also comes with standard RS port suspension, Audi drive select dynamic handling system and standard 19-inch wheels. As an option Audi is also offering 20-inch wheels.