2020 Audi RS5 review

Audi facelifted the 2020 RS5 which consists of a coupe and a sportback. Not very significant, but successful in strengthening the sensual aura. Check out this 2020 Audi RS5 full review:

What is the exterior appearance of the 2020 Audi RS5?

Audi Sport designers combine elegant with some sporty details in the 2020 Audi RS5. This can be seen in part from the inspiration taken from the 1980 Audi Quattro and 1984 Sport Quattro. At first glance, it is still the same as the first facelift. However, the character of the design is made more prominent with some distinctive details that make it more attractive.

Front exterior

This RS5 has a wider and flatter single frame grille dominating the front. Directly above it is a small flat ventilation hole, which looks like the Sport Quattro. The grille is protected by a honeycomb-patterned grille that is finished in high-gloss black. There is a small air hole underneath that optimizes engine cooling.

2020 Audi RS5 Front exterior

There are also two small grills on each side that are also from the previous generation. On the edge there is a ventilation hole that also serves as a fog lamp housing. The Audi RS5 front body kit also optimizes airflow to the lower body through two lip spoilers. The result is that this car has a drag coefficient of 0.32.

Audi also replaced the RS5 lamp model with Matrix LED technology and dynamic turn signal. Optionally, you can install lights designed by Audi Design that have a special effect when opening and closing the door.

Side Exterior

the Audi RS5 Coupé and RS5 Sportback profile retain the iconic coupe-style proportions. The fenders are 15mm wider on each side than the previous model, providing fluid contours. looks like the Audi Quattro and makes the 2020 RS5 look very well proportioned.

2020 Audi RS5 Side exterior

The presence of side skirts also makes the car appear even lower. Of course, apart from the aerodynamic impact it produces. Standard wheels use 19 inches. size 20 is optional with three new models to choose from.

Rear exterior

The 2020 Audi RS5 looks quite muscular with a wide fender. A few strokes along the stern further emphasize this fender. At the end of the trunk lid is a little lip spoiler which looks really nice. Like the headlights, Audi is also fixing the taillights that have LED technology.

2020 Audi RS5 Rear exterior

At the bottom, there are two large oval-shaped exhausts that are the same as the RS6 and RS7. With a new diffuser that looks cooler as an exhaust housing. If you want a more aggressive roar, you can use the RS Sport exhaust system.

A closer look inside the RS5 interior

Inside, the 2020 RS5 still maintains a sporty interior aura. Audi has made several improvements to the cabin that enhance driving pleasure. Audi retains the front interior design from the previous facelift on the 2020 RS5. This is not a bad thing. We really like the layout of the dash, the door trim, the cockpit and the center console.

The dashboard design is characterized by horizontal lines with metal or chrome accents that give it a spacious impression. This can be seen in the air conditioning grille that runs from the center to the driver’s side. There is a 10.1-inch touch screen that is already compatible with the latest version of Audi’s MMI system.

A closer look inside the RS5 interior

The RS5 has a 7-inch digital instrument cluster as standard. If it is not big enough, Audi has prepared a 12.3-inch screen that is compatible with the Audi Virtual Cockpit. With a screen that can be changed via the RS Mode button on the steering wheel.

The 2020 RS5 comes with a flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel. Equipped with multi-function buttons that can adjust various things, such as audio, main unit display and RS mode button.

The seats of the Audi RS have quite impressive flexibility. adjustments can be made electrically and pneumatically in various ways to obtain an optimal sitting position. By default, the seats are wrapped in a combination of leather and Alcantara. Audi has prepared a Nappa leather material option with a honeycomb pattern as an option. Apart from that, S Sport seats are also available as an option.

If you prioritize cabin accommodation, choose the RS5 Sportback. a 4-door model with a longer body and wheelbase than the coupe. As a result, this model has enough legroom. Taller cars also provide more comfortable headroom for adults.

What features does the Audi RS5 offer?

The 2020 Audi RS5 comes with a new 10.1-inch head unit that supports the latest version of MMI. It has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration functions as standard.

Audi RS5 also has a digital instrument cluster with a larger size, 12.3 inches. The 1,920 x 720 pixel resolution screen has various customizable display modes. From classic displays with speedometer and tachometer, to RS mode that displays information such as the car’s power, torque and g-force.

This screen can also be used to display navigation via the MMI Navigation Plus and Audi Connect functions. This function provides a real-time calculation of the travel time of the route.

Unfortunately, the 2020 RS5 does not have a navigation button for selecting menus in the car’s multimedia system. As a result, the only way to use the main unit is through the touch screen. We feel it distracts the driver’s attention a bit while driving.

The Audi RS5 certainly has certain characteristics to exploit its performance potential. Through RS mode, the driver can configure various functions, such as engine and gearbox management, power steering, suspension, quattro sport differential, engine sound, and AC performance.

Audi has three presets on the 2020 RS5, namely Comfort, Automatic and Dynamic. But if you want to try creating your own mode, there are two profiles that can be configured. Your configuration will be stored in the system. You just need to press the RS Mode button on the steering wheel to activate it.

2020 Audi RS5 performance

How good is the 2020 Audi RS5 performance?

The 2020 Audi RS5 maintains the same 2.9L TFSI V6 powertrain from the previous model. The power is still 450 hp with 600 Nm of torque. It is not a bad performance at all. Especially when combined with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and the typical Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds. With a top speed limited to 250 km / hour. Audi offers a top speed limiter as an option at 280 km / h.

Toby Archer

With experience as an automotive journalist since 2016 in well-known media, Toby has also tested various types of cars and visited world auto shows. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hotwheels since early 2020

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