Southern Fried Turn-Key RS 5-R by ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52744"] words: Tim Enders, photos: Mike Kuhn & Adam Hummel Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It is a good time to be an owner of a modern Audi, and in particular those of the performance-oriented S and RS range. There is a panoply of different choices on the market for those in search of a little more performa...

Choice Gear: RS Grill Masks

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50146"] words: Bill, photo: Audi Club North America These days, wearing masks is the norm so why not wear a grill on your grill? Audi Club's TeePublic store has some new designs including these: the RS 5 grill, R8 grill, and RS 6 Avant grill. As usual with TeePublic, you can get this design on a t-shirt, phone cover, mug, etc. When TeePublic offered masks several months ago, they were pleated. These new masks are not. They measure 7" wide and 4...

2019 Audi A4/S4, RS 5 and Audi SQ5 Receive 2020 InMoment eNVy Award® in Premium Market Vehicle Segments

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48668"] source: Audi of America Brand’s bestselling sedan, A4/S4, wins premium Small Car category High-performance RS 5 wins premium Mid Car category Premium Small SUV category awarded to Audi SQ5 At the second annual automotive industry InMoment eNVy awards®, the 2019 Audi A4/S4, RS 5 and SQ5 received 2020 awards in the premium market vehicle segment.  InMoment, formerly MaritzCX, awards recognize vehicles that InMoment identif...

In Virtual Worlds in Virtuosic Style: Audi Communicates in New Digital Formats

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48103"] source: Audi AG At close range even from a distance: exclusive product and technology experiences in digital worlds New formats like “TechTalk” and “LiveOnDrive” successfully launched Digital technologies enable more intensive exchange with media representatives Audi is opening up a new chapter in its communications via digital channels. Journalists from all over the world are able to familiarize themselves with new products,...

Making of RS: How Audi Sport GMBH Shapes the Character of Its RS Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47741"] source: Audi Sport The RS models from Audi Sport GmbH are the dynamic spearheads of their respective product lines. They have a strong character that consists of distinct design differentiation, full everyday usability, effortless top performance, and a thrilling driving experience. This results from a relentless focus on minute details by the designers and development and test engineers, and it is perfected over numerous test drives a...

The Interactive Audi RS 5 Test Drive with Daniel Abt

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47343"] Daniel Abt and Misha Charoudin will host the first ever digital drive experience – live! Tune in Thursday, May 14th, 2020 to be part of the excitement and have a chance to ask your questions about the Audi RS 5. It will be live on Audi Deutschland's Facebook page at 11AM EST. [embed]https://youtu.be/rpSDCNAlPHw[/embed]

Q1_2020 quattro Magazine Feature: Nemesis Autosport Audi RS 5 performance at a Crossroads

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46821"] word/photos: George Achorn Though it may seem obvious, it’s actually quite rare that the serious performance aftermarket crosses paths with Audi corporate. There are the typical shortcomings: either the brand’s reluctance over modifying its products or the aftermarket’s aesthetic being rarely on the same wavelength as the brand design. When the paths do cross, as they did recently with Audi Sport performance parts, it is something t...

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 ...