The Sporty Spearhead of the Product Line with a New Look: the RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45628"] source: Audi AG Many design details and a new operating concept: The updated RS 5 models**, Sportback and Coupé, incorporate the new RS design language of their big brothers, the RS 6 Avant** and RS 7 Sportback**. They are operated via the new 10.1-inch central MMI touchscreen. The V6 twin-turbo with 331 kW (450 PS) (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 9.2 – 9.1; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 209 – 208), the quattro ...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Winner Will Be Announced Today!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="7628"] **Editor's Note- we will be announcing the winner today! Sorry for the confusion. We will let you know on our Facebook page the time. After months of work and excitement, the Audi Club Sweepstakes came to an end last Friday. Today, we will be announcing the winner! Watch live on Facebook and if you should get a call from a strange number, answer your phone for crying out loud! Which will you choose? RS 5 Coupé, RS 5 Sportback, or e-tron...

Last 24+ Hours…Last Chance for the Audi Club Sweepstakes

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43934"] Who will win and what will you choose if you do? In the past we've given away two RS 3, S5 Sportback, S3...now? You have the chance to win your choice of either an RS 5 (Coupé or Sportback) or the new e-tron. But you had better hurry...the sweepstake ends TOMORROW February 21st. There's still time to purchase your entries. Will you be smiling like the LEGO figurines above? Purchase your entries HERE [gallery link="file" ...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Is About to Cross the Finish Line…

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="15517"] The finish line is in sight...and we ARE giving away an Audi! Audi Club is getting closer to crossing the finish line on our very 1st sweepstakes and we ARE giving away an Audi! Sales ends Friday February 21 at midnight CST and the drawing will be held on February 28th at 12pm CST. Purchase 25 entries for $25, 55 entries for $50, or 120 entries for $100. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43399"] This is the highest value ...

3…2…1…Audi Club Sweepstakes

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42679"] Did you know that there are only three weeks left to enter the Audi Club Sweepstakes? [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37560"] Audi Club is giving away a brand-new Audi, your choice between three of the marque’s hottest offerings – the Audi RS 5 Coupé, electric e-tron crossover or RS 5 Sportback. This is the highest value prize vehicle ever offered in an Audi Club Sweepstakes. For the first time, you can now pu...

Refined: Update for the RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39907"] source: Audi AG RS 5 Coupé* and RS 5 Sportback* feature a tauter exterior design New operating concept with a large MMI touch display Twin-turbo V6 with 331 kW (450 PS) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque, 0–100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds Audi has revised the RS 5 Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.1 (25.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi) and the RS 5 Sportback (combined fuel consum...

Event: Los Angeles Auto Show 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38937"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media, Anthony Garbis This year's LA Auto Show (and the run-up to) was a busy one for Audi: the reveals of the e-tron Sportback, RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback, S8, and the RS Q8. We did however notice that Audi sneaked in one: the RS 5 Panther edition in Audi exclusive Panther Black paint. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38900"] A total of 100 RS 5 Panther editions (75 Sportb...

A New Twist: The 2019 Audi Club Sweepstakes Offers Three Choices

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37531"] There is a new twist to an old Audi Club tradition. In the past, Audi Club has raffled off an A4 to an RS 3. Last year, we raffled off two cars for the 1st time n our history. This year? We've decided to mix things up a bit by giving away your choice of THREE vehicles...by sweepstakes. [gallery link="none" size="full" ids="37533,37534,37535"] Audi Club is giving away a brand-new Audi, your choice between three of the marque’s ...

Audi RS 5 Sportback Facelift Spied

Today, spy photographers have caught site of the first facelift RS 5 Sportback test mule seen thus far. This'll be the mid-lifecycle improvement of the current B9-generation RS 5, so known in enthusiast circles as the "B9.5". Many of the expected changes that will come with the B9/5 freshening have already been seen in the recently introduced B9/5 A4/S4 range. These include significant improvements in the in-car experience including touch screen MMI and more. Unlike the A4/S4, updat...

Rain Prisk: Fantasy Audi Model Renders

words: Bill, renders: Rain Prisk While others may be familiar with Rain Prisk, I just stumbled across him (?) her (?) the other day with the above R8 render. Rain is a talented concept artist who makes renderings of vehicles that OEMs can visualize but will never put into production. Can you imagine if Audi decided to build a pickup truck? Rain did with this Q7 pickup. Finally a competitor to the Lincoln Mark LT! Like I said, fantasy builds. How about the electrification future of Audi? While ...

American Dream: The First ABT RS5-R Sportback is a “US citizen”

source: ABT America The USA and Canada are the first markets worldwide to get the Audi RS5 Sportback – even before Germany. With an US office in Miami, Florida and about 50 North American dealers ABT Sportsline is more than happy to participate in the hare and tortoise game. That is why the first ABT RS5-R Sportback can say: "I'm already here!" The first vehicle in a limited worldwide run of 50 units was built together with the American partner TAG Motorsports from Vista, California. It...

More Style, Sound, and Power: ABT Rear Package for the Audi RS5

 On the road most people only see the rear of the Audi RS5 when its driver is pushing the 2,9-liter biturbo V6 with its 444 horsepower. And ABT has the perfect package to provide those left behind with a nice view.  The newly introduced RS5 rear package bundles the ABT muffler system with the carbon fiber rear spoiler for an attractive price, saving the client more than 400 US$ on the price for the single parts. The new rear muffler amplifies the charismatic sound of the V6 and changes ...

The KW Variant 4 Street Performance Coilover Kit Unleashes The Audi RS 5 And Soon Also The Audi RS 4

source: KW  Fichtenberg (Germany) – KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, continues to develop Variant 4 coilover kits for more and more sports cars. The Variant 4, with its three-way high-performance dampers (independently adjustable low speed and high speed compression stage as well as low speed rebound stage) is now also available for the Audi RS5 Coupé (B9). It offers an ideal alternative to the Audi Dynamic Ride Control suspension kit. Despite the lower center of gravity of...

510 HP ABT Power Upgrade Available For All Audi RS 5 Owners

ABT is making the 510 HP power upgrade for the Audi RS5 available to all its customers. Until recently the performance increase was exclusively reserved for the limited RS5-R package. To give the Audi powerhouse coupe a boost of up to 510 HP and 501 lb-ft the power upgrade does not only include the signature ABT engine control unit (AEC), but also an additional water radiator kit and air inlet cover to support cooling the engine. With up to 60 HP and 58 lb-ft more an Audi RS5 Coupe ...

Up and Away: All 50 ABT RS4-R with 530 HP Already Sold Out

[source: ABT Sportsline] With 530 HP (390 kW) and an impressive 690 Nm torque, the ABT RS4-R leaves almost everyone in its wake. And now this limited edition of 50 vehicles has also escaped the grasp of any further potential buyers, as CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt confirms: “The feedback on the car was simply amazing. Thus, the maximum number of production units was reached very quickly. I am very glad that our car struck the right note with our customers.” The potent stationwagon, whic...

DTM Norisring: Audi Pointless on Saturday

[source: Audi Sport] Jamie Green best Audi driver in eleventh place in Saturday’s race Puncture costs Nico Müller possible points Fantastic backdrop, thrilling battles at the front, but a disappointing result for the many Audi fans at trackside: in the first of two DTM races at the Norisring, Jamie Green in eleventh place was the best placed driver of an Audi RS 5 DTM on Saturday. The sobering result for defending champion Audi was already evident d...

Different Takes on Audi RS 5 Wheels

  Okay, so we've seen some critique of the wheel design on the new RS 5 coupé. While we don't take issue, a recent thread on our Facebook group seems to find a consensus (at least of the most outspoken) that they look like something you'd find from another manufacturer. We disagree, and here's why. What you see above is an RS 5 currently in stock at Walter's Audi in Riverside, CA and shot by James Lee of Food4Audis. As you can see, the dealership has foregone the typical gloss black...

The Champion’s New Wrap: René Rast in Red

All Audi RS 5 DTM cars with new liveries in the 2018 season DTM Champion to race in red Audi Sport RS 5 DTM First appearance in pre-season tests at Hockenheim from April 9 to 12 Neuburg a.d. Donau - Same number but a new wrap for the DTM Champion: in the 2018 DTM season, title defender René Rast will race in a red Audi Sport RS 5 DTM. Audi has adapted last year’s championship-winning car to the changed regulations and at the same time refreshed the graphic des...

Wallpaper of the Day – RS 5 Sportback

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi AG The RS 5 Sportback was revealed at the New York International Auto Show last week and we just can't keep staring at it. So to scratch your itch, here is your daily wallpaper. Enjoy! [gallery size="large" ids="11401,11402,11403,11404,11405,11406,11407,11408,11409,11410,11411,11412,11413,11414,11415"]