Audi RS5 Review Australia | Features, Specifications
- Car Reviews,
- Jun 02, 2020
Audi is one of the top car manufacturing companies in the world with cars that are cherished by all. For those of you who are not aware, Audi is owned by Volkswagen, producing luxury cars based out of Ingolstadt, Germany. Audi first came to mainstream attention in the 1080s with the Audi Quattro four-wheel drive rally championship. It is today seen as a brand to compete against other car manufacturing giants: Mercedes and BMW.
In case you have never bought an Audi vehicle, you may be missing out on some unique and exciting features that the luxury car brand offers. Audi is known for its latest German technology while manufacturing cars, along with comfort and innovations that are bound to leave you spellbound. Some of the default features that are common in all Audi vehicles are:
Using some smart innovations, sensors, and electric motors, Audi vehicles come loaded with the active suspension to adjust to road bumps and imperfections. The result is a drive that is considerably smoother with the car being raised each time it encounters a bump on the road.
Heated seats may be common which are offered by quite a few car manufacturing companies, which are handy and a must in winters when it becomes extremely cold. But they are seldom used in locales where the weather is humid and hot. To cater to that, Audi offers ventilated seats in their cars to answer that issue.
To make your driving experience more comfortable, less stressful, and a whole lot safer, all Audi vehicles come with semi-autonomous driving systems which include fancy tech features like blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assistance.
This feature allows steering your car or SUV in a much more intuitive and natural way. Using some smart innovative technology, a variable-ratio steering unit is applied to make your driving experience fun.
Audi RS5 Overview
The Audi RS5 may be an alternative to the Audi S5 and the A5, except for a few differences. For one, the Audi RS5 price is greater than the two, and the fact that it is not available as a convertible. But the increase in price means that you will be getting a sports car which is high in performance and has a style of its own. It is known and liked for its straight-line acceleration and ability of sharp cornering. This can be attributed to its Quattro four-wheel drive and the powerful twin-turbo V6 engine.
The Audi RS5 may look fit to be driven only in a racetrack, but the truth is that the car is designed for daily use as well. It has a spacious cabin and laden with luxuries, and even comes with massaging front seats. The new Audi RS5 2020 is a beauty to behold, and combined with the powerful engine and suspension, it will not be wrong to call it a beast.
Audi RS5 Specifications
The 2.9-liter Biturbo V6 engine ensures a steady power output of 444 horsepower and gets to 0-60 mph in an impressive 3.7 seconds. The Audi RS5 Sportback comes loaded with an exhaust system with an unmistakable sound, a pleasure to your senses.
Another notable specification of the Audi RS5 is the Quattro all-wheel-drive technology, which splits the power intuitively and sends it to the wheels as per need. This ensures high performance and traction as required by the road conditions.
Combine that with sport suspension through which you can enjoy a sporty experience as well as a comfortable ride if you are traveling a long distances. The suspension system uses diagonally connected shocks for a reduced lateral body roll and an improved driving and handling experience.
Audi RS5 Features
As compared to other sports cars with more or less the same engine properties, the Audi RS5 is found to be fuel-efficient. Since it has a standard all-wheel drive, it gets only one set of fuel economy ratings. It is estimated that the RS5 will get a 27 mpg on long routes/highway and an 18 mpg within city limits.
Interior and comfort
As would be expected of an Audi vehicle, the RS5 is an enigma of comfort and luxury. The interior is made up of rich materials and some high-tech gadgets. The front seats are created in a way to provide maximum support and comfort while driving around sharp turns and long distances. The front seats are loaded with massage functions to relax you, ambient lights and a panoramic roof. The driver gets excellent visibility of the road, while the back seat is spacious enough to allow a couple of adults to fit in comfortably.
The Audi RS5 may not have the popular dual touchscreen installed, it comes with a high mounted 7-inch display in the center and an accompanying rotary control. It may not look as futuristic as the dual touchscreen, but it does provide an intuitive operative and fewer distractions. Moreover, the system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, along with robust speakers.
Some of the key safety features that the Audi RS5 comes inbuilt are the lane departure warning plus a lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control that comes with a stop and goes technology and the standard forward-collision warning. Automated emergency braking is also installed to make your driving experience safer than ever before.
Audi rs5 Review
When comparing the Audi RS5 model variants, you will find that the Audi RS5 2018 and 2019 do not vary a lot in the overall features. It is true that some of the external design was refreshed, but the engine, suspension, and interior remain more or less the same. What Audi has managed to produce with the Audi RS5 is a car rich in comfort and class, with a powerful engine that allows it to go pretty fast.
Some people would argue that the older Audi RS5 model was better due to the quick-shifting-dual-clutch and the manual transmission with which it was equipped. While others would argue that the new RS5’s eight-speed automatic transmission suits them better.
The interior is something that everyone agrees on is perfect, while the engine may be bone of contention. The V6 engine is found to be less powerful than the V-8 engine in the older models but produces more torque which proves to be a plus. The advantage of that is a better fuel economy for cars of this caliber, which makes you believe that Audi is finally trying to match Toyota on fuel consumption.