The 2015 Audi RS 5 was debuted marking the 30th anniversary of the original Audi Quattro. It builds on the Quattro’s reputation by offering more power and mechanical sophistication. Its main rivals are the Mercedes C63 AMG and the BMW M4. Its has 444bhp 4.2-litre V8 that drives all the four wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. It is reliable in all weather conditions.
The 2015 Audi RS 5 has been rated well as compared to its close rivals.
Audi RS5 has a lot of high-performance appeal. A good close look and you will spot many racy accompaniments that will get any car fan’s throb racing. Audi RS 5 has bigger wheel arches to house the car’s wider track. The tailgate features a well-ordered retractable spoiler that automatically raises at speeds above 70mph. Just like the S and RS-badged Audi’s, it comes with xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and silver finish door mirror housings.
Surprisingly, it has the many sporty additions comprising a flat-bottomed steering wheel, metal pedals, heavily bolstered sports seats, and a smattering of RS 5 logos. The rest of the interior comprise of a logically laid out dashboard, high-end materials and immaculate fit and finish that is purely A5.
It is possible to alter the steering weighting and throttle response by use of the Drive Select control, though none of the settings provides a natural feel. With its resilient grip, nearly unbreakable traction, and decent body control, it has remarkable speed through sharp corners and fires out of slower turns like a rocket.
The Audi’s 4.2-litre V8 is modeled from the brilliant R8 super car. The mighty 444bhp V8 has great shove; it revs to 8,250rpm and accelerates the 2015 Audi RS 5 from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds. It is backed up by a roaring bark and rumble from the exhausts, though it can be noiseless and docile.
At low speed, the Audi feels a bit limp, but when the revs get above 3,000rpm, it flies. The rapid-fire seven-speed S Tronic twin-clutch gearbox heightens the speed impression and serves up silky smooth shifts in automatic mode and crispy changes through the paddles on the steering wheel.
In Comfort it is a big pussycat, in Dynamic, it generates lots of grip in corners such that it almost takes the tarmac with it. Thanks to the rear sport differential and a new center differential, that sends up to 85% of torque to the back wheels.
Audi RS 5 has been criticized for its low reliability. However, it has good build quality and uses bespoke parts established by Audi’s high-performance division, Quattro GmbH. It has a standard safety kit including electronic safety systems and six airbags in addition to upgraded brakes and four-wheel drive.
RS5 is a four-seater. Occupants in the back enjoy a good amount of head and legroom and individually sculpted seats. It has enough handy storage including well-sized door bins, a glove box, and cup holders. Its boot is spacious, 10 litres bigger than the BMW’s with extra versatility added by the split-fold function and the neat ski hatch.
RS5 has a claimed economy of 26.9mpg and emits CO2 of 246g/km. It costs a lot in fuel and tax. Insurance and servicing are a bit costly too. Since it is very rare, it maintains high second-hand prices.
It has a MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) of roughly $70,900 for a base coupe and approximately $79,200 for a base convertible.
- 2015 Audi RS 5 has a powerful V8 engine.
- It has a beautiful and classy interior.
- It has a tenacious tarmac grip.
- It is comfortable to drive.
- It has no manual transmission.
- It is fitted with top-shelf MMI system hence an extra cost.
The 2015 Audi RS 5 is the best sports car for you as it gives you great value for your money, its elegant design, horse power, and top-notch performance all add up to giving a competitive edge over other top models in the market.
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