2015 Audi RS 5

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2015 Audi RS 5
2015 Audi RS 5

Key specs

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The good:

  • Cohesive performance
  • Acceleration
  • Engine/exhaust sound
  • All-wheel-drive refinement
  • Dynamics
  • Interior craftsmanship

The bad:

  • No stick shift
  • Ride too firm for some
  • Seat adjustability
  • Small backseat

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Highest-performance version of Audi A5/S5
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission standard
  • Lowered suspension

2015 Audi RS 5 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The RS 5 is the high-performance variant of Audi’s A5 and S5 coupe and convertible and a competitor to the BMW M4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. It’s powered by a high-revving 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 cabin and many personalization options.

New for 2015
Three new wheel designs and red brake calipers are available.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 19-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Performance suspension with 0.8-inch lower ride height
  • Rear spoiler deploys at 75 mph
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Available sport exhaust

Interior Highlights

  • Seats four
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Gauge cluster includes racetrack lap timer
  • Three-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles
  • CD stereo with iPod integration
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available navigation system with backup camera

Under the Hood

  • 450-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 engine
  • Horsepower peaks at 8,250 rpm
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive with rear-biased torque split
  • Audi Drive Select system adjusts steering, throttle and transmission settings

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Knee airbags
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Available blind spot warning system


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Dream car

I've been looking for this car and its specs for a while now. The interior and exterior was clean. The driving experience was everything I anticipated and then some.


Affordable sports car that demands attention

This car is so much fun to drive, you get a TON of car for the price. This met all of my needs as a luxury brand sports car- AWD, fast, sounds great, convertible, advanced tech features, comfortable, and did I say FAST?


This is a beast

I?m love with my car. Color is perfect and the interior with carbon fiber trim is amazing. This thing goes 0-60 in 4.3 seconds. Super fast and sounds amazing. A+

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New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
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12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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