The 2018 Audi RS5 is a subcompact car inside, but its exterior footprint is within a couple of inches of a Ford Mustang in every dimension. For what it’s worth, Mustangs are also subcompacts. Fastback coupes just aren’t very big inside. The RS5 is the top trim available in the A5 lineup, the A5 and S5 lie beneath it, with 252 and 354 hp, respectively. – autoweek.com
The 2018 Audi RS5
The latest version of the RS5 is new for 2018. The new powerplant is 2.9-liters and, sure, it’s twin-turbocharged, but still, 444 hp. In fact that power peak comes between 5,700 and 6,700 rpm, much lower than the rev happy V8. Peak torque is much higher too, 443 lb-ft between 1,900 – 5,000 rpm, 126 more than the outgoing motor.
Clean design inside and out simultaneously adds distinction to the RS5 and allows it to blend in. This is not a car purchased to make a splash, but it definitely does make a statement.
The 20-inch wheels enveloped by 30-series, low-profile tires with red brake calipers shining through; fat exhaust pipes hanging out of the back and racy looking stitched seats inside. The comfort setting of the drive select system makes it darn near supple.