Audi RS 5 

  • $78k built in Unknown
  • 2013
  • 450 HP 4.2L
  • 155 mph
Then it was back on the throttle good and hard to enjoy the 317 pound-feet of torque in its 4,000-to-6,000 rpm sweet spot.
by AutoBlog (Mar, 2012)
Taken in isolation the RS5 excels in both categories: the engine is tuneful, smooth and loves to rev – in fact it needs to rev to feel anything like as fast as the figures suggest.
by EVO (Apr, 2010)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Audi RS 5


RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic
4.61 s
2.7 s

Top speed

RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic
155 mph
253 mph

Top Gear track time

RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic

1/4 mile

RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic
13.09 s
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Audi RS 5


RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic
XPower SV-R


RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic
450 HP
987 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


How many other coupes are fitted with a naturally aspirated jewel of an engine that delivers power in a manner as silky as its exhaust note?
by AutoBlog (May, 2013)
Unlike its siblings, offered with manual or automatic gearboxes, the all-aluminum direct-injected engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.
by AutoBlog (May, 2013)
Unlike the stellar TT RS, which is available in the U.S. solely with a six-speed manual, the RS5’s only gearbox is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2012)


The 4.2-liter direct-injected V-8 isn't defined by its 450 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque as much as it is by its stratospheric redline of 8500 rpm.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)
On the other hand we’ve also got a supremely competent, though mostly unexciting chassis, which would be best exploited with a relaxing, torque-strong motor.
by EVO (Apr, 2010)
Heat-resistant ceramic front brakes, measuring 15 inches, are a $6,000 option best for anyone who expects to put in a lot of track time.
by (Jun, 2013)


But while it won't set any benchmarks in handling clarity and driver involvement, it is nevertheless quite enjoyable on the road.
by MotorTrend
It's not hard to feel Audi's motorsport pedigree in the RS5's responses, because the handling balance is a great compromise between stability and responsiveness.
Audi has seen fit to make the RS5’s steering sharper and more involving.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)


Perhaps more accurately, the R8’s V-8 might wish it were this V-8.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2012)
When you consider the extra plumbing, the more complex exhaust system, and the additional cooling requirement, the weight penalty of the V-8 shrinks to less than 40 pounds.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)
It is more powerful than the R8’s V-8 by virtue of the lessons learned from the 5.2-liter V-10.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2012)

Body style

While I would happily pay for the joys of the RS5 over the more affordable S5, the $9,000 premium required for the convertible is one that's too dear considering my proclivity for coupes.
by AutoBlog (May, 2013)
Multiple personality operation has become de rigueur in high-end sport sedans and coupes, and this car is no exception.
Add all the options and it's possible to build a nearly $90,000 2013 Audi RS 5 coupe and even higher-priced convertible variant.
by KBB (May, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Audi
Price $77,900
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 16 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG


Chief designer Walter Maria de’Silva
Body style Coupe
Top type Soft removable


Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Multi link, Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 14.41 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.8 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 265/35 19
Wheel material Alloy
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.09 s
0-60mph 4.61 s
Lateral acceleration 0.93 g
Top gear time 1:27.50
Drag coefficient 0.34

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.99 lb/hp
Maximum hp 450 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.1 feet
Steering system Unknown


Displacement 4,163 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.33 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,045 lb
Width 73 in
Height 54.4 in
Length 182.1 in
Front track width 62.4 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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