The current-generation of the Audi RS 5 has been roaming around the Mzansi streets since 2017 and now the said model is due for a refresh.
With that said, Audi has taken the wraps off its RS5 Coupe and Sportback models that will arrive in Mzansi in 2021. Both variants follow the same refined design language that is found in the new RS 7 Sportback and RS 6 Avant, such as a wider and flatter single frame grille.
Compared to the S5 and A5 models, the RS 5 Coupe and Sportback gain wider wheel arches that, according to Audi, improve their stance and handling capabilities.
The air inlets have been given a new pentagon shape while the rear comes with an RS-specific diffuser and the familiar oval exhaust pipes.
Offered as standard are Matrix-design LED headlights with the brand’s laser light and LED rear lights with dynamic turn signals and animation. Inside, the refreshed RS 5 variants come standard with honeycomb stitched S sport seats with power side bolsters and massage functions.
The seats are finished in Nappa leather as well as the centre console and door armrests. The RS 5 Sportback is also now standard equipped with heated rear seats.
A 10.1-inch touchscreen lurks inside with the all-new MIB 3 infotainment system and comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Power remains unchanged at 331 kW and 600 Nm provided by a 2.9-litre V6 TFSI. Both models also employ an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission as well as a Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi claims the RS 5 Coupe does the sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds while the Sportback gets the same job done in 4 seconds. The duo’s top speed is capped at 250km/h, while that can be raised to 280 km/h when fitted with the Dynamic Package.
Both cars are equipped with RS sport suspension and RS brakes as standard. Expect the duo to arrive in Mzansi in the first half of 2021.