Audi has fine-tuned many details of the RS 4 Avant and RS 5 model ranges (Sportback and Coupé). The front section of the new RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Sportback and Coupé has been completely redesigned and features the three-dimensional honeycomb structure in gloss black that is typical for the RS model series. To give it a clean look, the Singleframe is designed without a frame.
The shape of the LED headlights have also been redesigned and matrix LED headlights now come standard on the RS 5 range but are optional on the RS 4 Avant.
Both models have wider wheel arches aiding to a more sportier and powerful stance. The matte aluminium styling package is the standard exterior appearance Upon request or part of the extended black styling package, the Audi rings and the RS nameplates can be painted black.
On the RS 5 models, the side sills and the diffuser insert at the rear end, which encloses the two large tailpipes of the exhaust system, have also been redesigned. The Coupé is fitted with a carbon roof. Both models come standard with the RS sport exhaust system which creates a particularly sporty sound experience and 20” Audi Sport alloy wheels.
Horizontal lines and dark colours dominate the interior of the revised RS models. LED light guides trace the contours of the doors and the centre console—doing so in up to 30 different colours in combination with the standard contour ambient lighting package.
The RS sport seats are covered with fine Nappa leather in black or moon silver and honeycomb stitching as part of the standard offering.
The new operating concept of the two RS model ranges is concentrated on a 10.1-inch MMI touch display which is slightly inclined toward the driver. The Audi virtual cockpit plus (12.3-inch display in full HD resolution) is another standard offering across both RS model ranges. The driver can select between multiple graphic views – classic; dynamic and sport, suited to a layout preference.
The optional head-up display also offers exclusive RS graphics and the standard Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with 3D sound completes both model ranges with acoustic excellence.
At the heart of the RS 4 and 5 models is a heart-thumping 2.9 TFSI twin-turbo V6 churning 331 kW and a whopping 600 Nm of torque. All models accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of up to 280 km/h upon request.
A quick-shifting eight-speed tiptronic directs the power of the engine to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The driver can control the gear change via the new larger aluminium shift paddles. All models come standard with the RS sports suspension which provides a comfortable on-road driving experience
Pricing and availability
The new Audi RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Sportback and Coupé will officially go on sale in South Africa from 1 April 2021. The RS models are priced as follows (inclusive of all taxes) and comes standard with a five year Audi Freeway Plan:
Audi RS 4 Avant TFSI quattro R 1,296,000
Audi RS 5 Coupé TFSI quattro R1,394,500
Audi RS 5 Sportback TFSI quattro R1,409,500