A revised Audi RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback were unveiled earlier today. According to Oliver Hoffmann, managing director of Audi Sport GmbH: “The revision of the RS5 Coupé and RS5 Sportback marks the successful conclusion of our 25th anniversary and the renewal of our model range. Thanks to the standard permanent quattro drive, they occupy a special position in their segment.”

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New appearance

Both RS5 body styles feature a wider and flatter grille. Air vents above the grille are a nod to the Audi Sport quattro from 1984. Large, strongly contoured air inlets have been given a new, pentagonal cut. The front wheel arches are 40 mm wider than before. Optional matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light feature darkened bezels. The side sills and the diffuser insert at the rear end have also been redesigned. The Coupé is fitted with a carbon roof with a structure that lowers the vehicle’s weight by just under four kilograms.

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Changes inside

Horizontal lines dominate the interior of the revised Audi RS5 models. The sport seats are covered with Alcantara and leather as standard, or fine Nappa leather as an option. The steering wheel and gear selector, as well as the knee pads, are fitted with Alcantara covers.

The Audi drive select dynamic handling system offers the two new modes, RS1 and RS2. These buttons are a short-cut to personal preferences set by the owner. Parameters that can be altered are engine response, transmission, damping, steering weight, dynamic steering, sport differential, and engine sound. The revised RS5 Coupe and Sportback are equipped with 19-inch wheels as standard. New 20-inch wheels are optional. As standard steel discs are fitted, Audi offers carbon-fibre ceramic brakes as an option.

Audi has left the 2,9-litre V6 engine unchanged. The twin-turbocharged engine still develops 331 kW of along with 600 N.m of torque. Torque is doled out to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.