Ah, we do love a big V8 here at BOTB… Wait, what? The RS5 hasn’t got a V8 anymore? What is this madness?! Well, you can thank the environment mainly, as reduced emissions and increased efficiency is the driving force behind the current trend for downsizing. So out goes the 4.2 litre V8, and in comes a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 (also seen in the new Porsche Panamera 4S). Thankfully it still produces the same 444bhp, but there’s more torque, and this new RS5 is lighter than the predecessor, too, which means performance is brisker.
0-62mph takes just 3.9 seconds, which is crazy fast, and there’s a 174mph if you buy the Audi Driver’s Pack Option. Visually, the RS5 takes it up a notch over the standard A5 with flared wheel arches, an aggressive front bumper and a rear diffuser flanked by the RS-standard oval exhaust pipes. There are multiple carbon fibre exterior bits you can spec at extra cost, all adding to the aggressive look. Of course, this is the RS5 Sportback model, so you get four doors and usable rear seats, but you still keep the coupe-like roofline.
The RS5 Coupe is a great handling car, and thankfully the addition of another pair of doors does nothing to change this. For 2020 the RS5 gets a refresh, with a sleeker front end and little slats above the grille like on the RS6 and inside; it gets a few tweaks to screens and tech here and there, making this a fantastic proposition for a family that likes performance. But it doesn't stop there...
This is the Vorsprung model - which is basically an RS5 Sportback with every option ticked. All you have to choose is your colour, and you have one of the highest specified RS5s on the road!
Win an Audi RS5 Sportback this week only in the BOTB Dream Car Competition!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Play Spot The Ball for a chance to be the next big weekly winner. But hurry - the competition closes at midnight Sunday!
1. SELECT TICKETS
Choose from 180 cars - tickets start from 90p
2. PLAY SPOT THE BALL
Get closest to the judges in our skilled Spot the Ball game to win. What's this?
3. WINNER ANNOUNCED
Closest position to our panel of Judges wins! Comp ends midnight Sunday, Winner announced every Tuesday!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Choose a coordinate for each ticket, where you think the centre of the ball is
- Use the line drawing tools to help you pick your coordinates
- Watch the very short video to see how & why
Christian and the team were in Surrey today to surprise this week's Dream Car winner, Colin Luckhurst, with a brand new Audi RSQ3 Sportback Vorsprung!
Christian was in Essex this morning to surprise this week's Dream Car winner, Nick Mutch, who has won himself a brand new RSQ3... on his 50th birthday!
The weather may have been miserable this morning, but the day was about to brighten up for this week's lucky Dream Car winner, Craig Tyson, as Christian arrived to surprise him with a brand new Audi e-tron GT!