Audi RS 5 – Review

April 29th, 2024 by

Audi stepped up their game with the RS 5, which seamlessly blends performance and luxury into one incredible package. Featuring a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 with 444 horsepower, drivers indeed won’t find a lack of power here.

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Audi RS 5 LCPOThe RS 5 is designed to be the top performer of Audi’s luxury coupe lineup, topping off the S5 and A5. It delivers enough power and handling for a thrilling drive while not too much to be a daily driver. The cockpit features all of the high-end materials and tech equipment everyone has come to expect from Audi. 

These characteristics and more make the RS 5 one of the most exciting vehicles in the Audi lineup!

Audi RS 5 Model Lineup

The Audi RS 5 comes in two trim packages: the standard RS 5 and the RS 5 Competition. In previous years, these models had a more significant price disparity of around $16,000. For 2024, there is a $9,300 difference. Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t add any additional power under the hood, but it does add a Sport exhaust system, better steering package, and more. 

For simplicity, all mentions going forward in the review will refer to the base RS 5. 

Elite Performance

The RS 5 comes with a powerful twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6, which delivers a whopping 444 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. This allows it to achieve a 0-60 in as little as 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. However, there is the option to bump this up to 174 mph for additional cost. 

Audi developed a special version of the Quattro all-wheel drive system specifically for the RS 5. They also tried to reduce the weight of the  RS 5. Both of these factors combined help to offer a better and more natural feel to the handling.  

Innovaitve Design

There’s no getting around it, the RS 5 delivers on the sports coupe aesthetic. Sleek curves and line accents around the body give an edgy and appealing look. On the inside, front sports seats with massage functions offer comfort to the driver and front passenger. Ambient lighting throughout the interior adds an ambient glow to the cabin. For extra luxury, you can opt for the RS Design package, which upgrades the interior to Nappa leather with red highlights. 

Futureistic Technology

Of course, the RS 5 comes outfitted with excellent technology and an infotainment package. A high-mounted 10.1” touchscreen offers access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which can blast tunes through a 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system. Additional features include wireless charging and optional navigation. 

Audi RS 5 For Sale at Ray Catena in New Jersey

If you are looking for a sports coupe with a punch that can also be your daily driver, the RS 5 is an excellent choice. It offers ample luxury and comfort to take long drives while also being able to put the pedal down a bit for some fun. 

Come take the RS 5 for a test drive at any of our Audi dealership locations, or browse other luxury vehicles at Ray Catena. We have a full inventory of brand-new and certified pre-owned RS 5s. You can find incredible deals on an RS 5 in our LCPO inventory that have been fully inspected to follow manufacturer standards. Even better, they include extended warranty protection for peace of mind. Contact us to learn more! 


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