- audi is giving the rs5 coupe and sportback models a styling update for 2020.
- the new look features a wider front grille, two new paint colors, new optional 20-inch wheels, and an updated infotainment system.
- these updates are only for europe for now, and both models start at the equivalent of $92,500.
the 2020 audi a5 and s5 recently got a 2020 refresh, and now the sportier, more powerful rs5 models are getting a makeover as well, making them look edgier like their older rs6 and rs7 siblings.
europe gets these visual updates first, and they apply to the coupe and sportback models, which include a slightly changed wider front grille, futuristic-looking optional matrix led headlamps with laser light tech, and wider wheel arches. there are also three thin air vents above the grille that draw inspiration from the 1984 quattro.
along with the refresh, audi is offering two new colors for the rs models: turbo blue and tango red. optional gloss black, matte aluminum, and carbon-fiber styling packages are also available, and the coupe models feature a carbon-fiber roof that lowers weight by almost nine pounds. audi's 19-inch wheels come standard, although some awesome new 20-inch wheels are available in gloss black or matte bronze.
the revised rs5 coupe and rs5 sportback are powered by an unchanged 444-hp twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter v-6 paired with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. stopping all that power are standard steel discs that can be painted black or red, although optional carbon-ceramics are available in the front and can be painted gray, red, or blue.
audi has a thing for alcantara. inside the refreshed rs5s, it covers the sport seats, steering wheel, gear selector, and elsewhere. both models use audi's new 10.1-inch mmi infotainment system, and with the mmi navigation plus option, an rs monitor helps track things like the drive temperature, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, tire pressure and temperature, and the quattro sport differential. an optional 12.3-inch display gives the driver even more rs-specific displays such as maximum g-acceleration numbers.
the updated rs5 models will be available in germany and other parts of europe shortly, audi says, where both cars start at the equivalent of $92,500. timing for u.s. release was not given.