2019 Audi RS 5

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  • Acceleration from twin-turbo V6
  • Smooth ride
  • Agile handling
  • Excellent cabin quality


  • Snug second row in the coupe
  • Muted exhaust note
  • Noticeable lag before full engine power kicks in

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 26 highway, 20 combined

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The 2019 Audi RS 5 is based on the Audi A5 platform and can be had in either coupe or four-door hatchback format. As the top performance model of the range, the RS 5 features a turbocharged V6 that sends its 444 horsepower to all four wheels via standard all-wheel drive. Acceleration is rapid, with the RS 5 needing less than 4 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph.

Fresh from a redesign in 2018, this second-generation RS 5 gains the four-door Sportback body style for the 2019 model year. Compared to the coupe variant, the Sportback delivers a significant boost to second-row passenger space and cargo volume. No matter which you choose, however, the RS 5 has a first-rate cabin that’s extremely comfortable and user-friendly in terms of its control layout.

In addition to its mega motor and standard all-wheel drive, every RS 5 is kitted out with standard features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, navigation, a customizable digital display gauge (Audi’s Virtual Cockpit), three-zone climate control, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic warning.

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What is new for the 2019 Audi RS5?

  • RS5 trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof, Leather Seats, Overhead Airbags, Smart Key, Rear Spoiler, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, CD Audio, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control and Rear Seat Heaters features are now available as options on select trims.

2019 Audi RS5 trims

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  • 444-hp, 443-lb-ft of torque 2.9L
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Audi RS5

What We Like

Comfort: Despite its hardcore performance image and hefty degree of horsepower, the RS 5 is remarkably comfortable in day-to-day driving. The suspension is adjustable and the front seats provide excellent support.

Sportback interior space and cargo room: The addition of the Sportback body style brings added practicality to the RS 5 lineup. With 21.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row, the Sportback has nearly double the trunk space that you get in the coupe.

Performance: With its 444-hp turbocharged V6 and standard all-wheel drive, the RS 5 is extremely quick and has loads of grip. Optional performance hardware includes carbon-ceramic brakes, a sport exhaust, and variable-ratio steering.

What Needs Improvement

Rivals are more exciting: The RS 5 does many things well, but rivals like the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C 63 are simply more exciting to drive. In polishing the edges of the RS 5, Audi has made the car too muted in how it operates

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Audi RS5 features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 41.3"/R 32.7"

Head room

F 39"/R 36.1"

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