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  • (4.9) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $36,021$52,033
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 18
  • Engine: 450-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2013 Audi RS 5

Our Take on the 2013 Audi RS 5

Our Take

Audi's A5 and S5 coupe gets a high-performance variant in the RS 5, a competitor to the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. It's powered by a 4.2-liter V-8 that's good for 450 horsepower. Other changes versus the A5 and S5 include a lowered suspension, sportier styling, a dressier c... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No stick shift
  • Ride too firm for some
  • No adaptive suspension
  • Seat adjustability
  • Small backseat
  • Backup camera price

Notable Features

  • Highest-performance version of Audi A5/S5 coupe
  • Coupe or Cabriolet convertible
  • 450-hp V-8
  • Dual-clutch automatic
  • Lowered suspension
  • Upgraded brakes


Our Expert Reviews

With its new 2013 RS 5 coupe, Audi finally steps up to the BMW M3 with V-8 power and a chassis to match, but the lack of a manual transmission is difficult to overcome. When I reviewed an Audi S4, the performance version of Audi's A4 compact sedan, I noted that it was fun but wasn't up to the level of the BMW M3, Cadillac CTS-V or Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The same is true of the two-doo... Read full review for the 2013 Audi RS 5

Consumer Reviews


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Awesome Audi!!!

by Tags from Long Island, NY on April 7, 2014

No overall complaints on the RS5 You get what you pay for!!! And it is awesome....... One of the best road rocket to drive with all wheel drive!!

2 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2013 Audi RS 5.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Free Scheduled Maintenance


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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