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AUDI RS 5 Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 3
First production year: 2010
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

2019 - Present

Even though an all-new generation of the Audi RS5 Coupe was unveiled in the first half of 2018, Audi thought that it would be a good idea to refresh the model just a year and a half later. The very early mid-cycle facelift is a minor one regarding the car's overall design and technical areas, with Ingolstadt preferring to simply refine the model's design language and bring it more in line with its other Audi Sport stablemates. The refresh also came at the right time to mark the quattro brand's 25th anniversary, and the car was unveiled alongside its five-door brother, the ...

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gasoline engines:

AUDI RS5 Coupe 2.9L V6 TFSI quattro tiptronic 8AT (450 HP)

 

2017 - 2019

The second generation of the Audi RS5 was launched in 2017 was the top of the range version for the A5 Coupe. It was lighter, faster, and far more fuel-efficient than its predecessor. There are the small details that will tell to the connoisseurs that the 2017 Audi RS5 had some design cues inspired by the Audi 90 IMSA GTO race-car. But since the difference in the bodywork look was changed dramatically since then, the RS5 could take only the black rearview mirrors and the small air-scoops next to the front, big, single-frame, grille. When compared with the rest of the Audi S5 lineup, t...

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gasoline engines:

AUDI RS5 Coupe 2.9L V6 TFSI quattro tiptronic 8AT (450 HP)

 

2010 - 2017

Audi already had a good history of making performance coupes in 2010 when it launched the RS version for the A5 coupe model. And it offered supercar performance. The world was not recovered yet from the economic crisis, but Audi considered that the RS5 had to be launched “now or never”. Considering this, it showed the car and it increased its sporting image on the market. It was the car that could stand against the CLK AMG versions and the BMW M3 Coupe. Unlike its main rivals, the RS5 featured a new all-wheel-drive system. When Audi launches an RS version, some specific design cues wil...

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gasoline engines:

AUDI RS5 4.2 V8 FSI quattro 7AT (450 HP)