2013 Audi RS 5

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Available Price Range $43,315-$60,679 Trims2 Combined MPG 19 Seats 4

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 horsepo... 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-door... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 3 reviews

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 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


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

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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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