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Why The Audi A5 Is Worth More Than The RS 5

Audi has always been known for producing sophisticated and luxurious rides. One of the classiest cars in the Audi lineup is the A5 Sportback. It is faster and offers better performance than the RS 5. Is the Audi A5 really worth the money? Let’s find out.

Engine & Performance

The Audi RS 5 has a motorsport-focused design and a more muscular powertrain. In short, the RS 5 is more powerful than the A5. The former costs over $75,900, while the latter is around $55,300. The Audi A5 packs a turbocharged 3-liter V6 while the RS 5 has a 2.9-liter unit with an additional turbo. Going over the numbers, the A5 puts out 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, meanwhile the RS5 gets 444 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.

In a sprint, the RS 5 gets off to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, while the lesser-powered S5 manages a 0-60 mph sprint in 4.5 seconds. The RS 5 and A5 have a restricted top speed of 155 mph. However, the RS 5 can reach 174 mph if optioned with the $3,500 Dynamic package – that’s supercar levels of speed.

Audi’s RS 5 gets sportier suspension and a lower center of gravity, but it doesn’t really matter much in the real world. The S5 offers largely the same ability, albeit with a slightly softer suspension and steering.

Interior & Exterior Features

The front of the Audi RS 5 is adorned by an exclusive RS-style grille along with a more aggressive front bumper. On the other hand, the A5 has a sleeker look. Audi’s RS 5 has functional vents and large 19-inch wheels, while the A5 makes do with 18-inches. On the sides, the RS 5 gets skirts for better air-curtaining and aesthetic appeal. The rear, however, features the signature dual-oval exhaust tips while the A5 gets quad tailpipes; the RS 5 also gets a diffuser and a lip spoiler which might be more for styling than function at normal speeds.

The Audi A5 can be had as a coupe, cabriolet, and Sportback whereas the RS 5 can be had as a coupe and a Sportback with no option of a convertible. For those who really prefer the top-down experience, sticking to the A5 would be the better option. In terms of connectivity, both the A5 and RS 5 get a high-mounted 10.1-inch touchscreen. The system can also be operated via voice recognition and steering-wheel controls, but the intuitive rotary controller on the center console has been axed. Furthermore, the system gets all sorts of connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and Android Auto.

Convenience features like front seats with heating and massage functions, three-zone climate control, ambient lighting, and an optional panoramic sunroof. Those who prefer added technology can go ahead and option the fully digital gauge cluster, heated steering wheel, and a head-up display.


If you’re the value shopper who prefers to save a few bucks, while desiring luxury and speed, the Audi A5 makes more sense without a doubt. We’ve got the best lease deals at VIP Auto.

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