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"]

Audi Reveals RS 5 Sportback at Classic Car Club Manhattan Event

Audi is stepping up its focus on the American market, revealing the new Sportback derivative of its RS 5 high performance model the night ahead the New York Auto Show. It chose to do so at Classic Car Club Manhattan's facility on the Hudson River, one night before the main event. Going one further with the RS 5 Sportback, Audi aims to launch the car into the American market first. Orders will likely begin before the end of the year as sources target the initial cars in dealers in the firs...

The All-New 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback Makes Global Debut at New York International Auto Show

World debut of the RS 5 Sportback marks the 7th new Audi Sport entry Five-door coupe silhouette with seating for five delivers maximum functionality 444 hp TFSI V6 biturbo engine coupled with quattro sport rear differential offers exceptional performance and handling NEW YORK – Joining the performance family, Audi Sport launches its latest RS model - the Audi RS 5 Sportback. Making its world debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, the RS 5 Sportback offers a balance...

Drag Race: Audi RS 5 vs BMW M4 Competition Pack

words: Bill Cho, video: Cars.co.za It's been awhile since we visited the guys at Cars.co.za. Last time, they dragged an RS 3 against a BMW M2. This time, they're pitting the RS 3's bigger brother against the M2's bigger brother. How does the RS 5 do against its rival? Will the race be close or a run away? What do you think? [embed]https://youtu.be/mpacFPnD3kI[/embed]

Autocar: Entry Level R8 Will Be Powered By A Twin Turbo V6

words: Bill Cho, photos: Autocar (R8 V10 pictured) Autocar is reporting that Audi will introduce a turbocharged V6 powered entry level R8 to the lineup. This comes after news that the current R8 will have a face lift and there are no plans to replace it. The V6 will be the same 2.9 liter twin turbocharged shared with the RS 4 Avant, RS 5, and the Porsche Panamera. Audi has mentioned that the V6 will come with different power options. Read the rest of the story here.

On Sale Now, The All-New 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe Joins The Audi Sport Model Line

source: Audi of America Second generation RS 5 coupe delivers 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque Featuring a newly developed V6 biturbo engine, the high-performance coupe sprints from 0-60 mph in a class-leading 3.7 seconds The newest Audi Sport model is on sale now HERNDON - The all-new 2018 RS 5 coupe builds on the heritage and success of the first generation, delivering even more performance, a refined design and everyday usability. As the newest model in the Audi Sport line...