Colin-on-Cars – Updates to Audi RS models

There has been some fine-tuning on the Audi RS 4 Avant and RS 5 models ranges that will go on sale in dealer showrooms from April 1 – although VIP customer deliveries are already under way.

The front section of the new RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Sportback and Coupé has been redesigned and the Singleframe is wider and flatter and just like its big RS brothers, the new models also feature the three-dimensional honeycomb structure in gloss black that is typical for the RS model series.

Audi RS4

The shape of the LED headlights (standard on the RS 5 range but optional on the RS 4 Avant) now have darkened bezels and both models have wider wheel arches. The matte aluminium styling package can be changed with the optional packages of gloss black or carbon/black.

On the RS 4 Avant, the roof rails are designed in matte aluminium look as standard, while black roof rails are available as a no cost option. On the RS 5 models, the side sills and the diffuser insert at the rear end have also been redesigned.

The RS sport seats are covered with Nappa leather in black or moon silver and honeycomb stitching as part of the standard offering and the new operating concept of the two RS model ranges is concentrated on a 10,1-inch MMI touch display.

Audi RS 5

The large, free-standing display with acoustic feedback is slightly inclined toward the driver. The standard infotainment system which is MMI navigation plus, includes a specific RS monitor which provides the driver with information on the drive temperature, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, the quattro sport differential, the tyre pressure and the tyre temperature.

The Audi virtual cockpit plus (12,3-inch display in full HD resolution) is another standard offering across both RS model ranges. The driver can select between multiple graphic views – classic; dynamic and sport, suited to a layout preference.

The RS 4 Avant luggage compartment has a capacity of 495 litres, which increases to 1 495 litres with the rear seats folded down and cargo loaded to the roof. The luggage compartment lid and the luggage compartment cover are electrically operated as standard. A trailer towing hitch that can be unlocked electrically at the push of a button is also available upon request.

The new RS models come with lane change assist, 360 degree camera and park assist (optional City Assistance Package), adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist and Audi active lane assist (optional Assistance Package).

The 2,9-litre TFSI twin-turbo V6, the heart of the RS 4 and 5 models, outputs an unchanged 331 kW and delivers 600 Nm of torque as from a speed of 1,900 r/min.


Audi RS 4 Avant TFSI quattro             R1 296 000

Audi RS 5 Coupé TFSI quattro            R1 394 500

Audi RS 5 Sportback TFSI quattro      R1 409 500

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