Audi has spruced up the RS 5 Coupe and the Sportback by giving it a mid-life cycle nip-and-tuck job. Now, the new design update isn’t revolutionary, but it's more in lines with the RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback. The first thing that will catch your eye is the front grille’s shrunken size, although it has become flatter and wider like its bigger siblings. The new RS 5 line certainly looks more aggressive with the new front and rear bumpers, more prominent wheel arches, and large air ducts. Audi has also reworked the LED lights cluster, both in the front and the back, and the exhaust tips are now oval in shape.
Both cars are available in standard 19-inch wheels, but one has an option to upsize to 20-inches, which comes in three design, including matt bronze finish. Audi has also introduced two new colour options – tango red and turbo blue.
Audi has upgraded the cabin with a new 10-inch infotainment system. The 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit display is also available but only as an optional feature. The RS line up has received an interesting addition as the steering wheel gets RS1 and RS2 buttons, which basically lets the driver opt for individual driving settings that includes throttle response, suspension set-up, and gear changing points. Both the RS 5 Coupe and the Sportback feature Alcantra and leather-covered sporty seats with red contrasting switches.
Audi has decided to retain the power-packed 2.9-litre V6 TFSI engine that churns out 444bhp at 5,700 – 6,700rpm and 600Nm of torque at 1,900 – 5,000rpm. Just give you an idea of how quick these cars are – they do 0 to 100km/h in a mere 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250km/h. The V6 motor continues to be mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, and both the cars come standard with Quattro permanent all-wheel drive.