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2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe And Sportback Are Updated And Priced From $75,100 In The US

A facelift, more technology, and 444 horsepower make the Audi RS 5 as appealing as ever


  • The exterior now sports a more aggressive presence.

  • There will be new Ascari and Black optic launch editions.

  • RS 5 will include a new MIB 3 infotainment system with a 10.1-inch screen.


This segment of cars includes some of the most desirable high-performance luxury cars in the world. One such entry is the all-new BMW M3 and M4, which square off directly with the Audi RS 5. Both the Coupe and superb Sportback have received mid-cycle updates that will keep them fresh.

2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe And Sportback | Photo: Audi

Visually, the 2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe and Sportback will gain an updated exterior design inspired by the extraordinary RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback. The signature Singleframe grille is larger and flatter than previously. The new fascia blends in purposefully with the flared wheel arches and standard Matrix-design LED headlights with Audi laser light.

The big news on board for the Audi RS 5 is the new 10.1-inch touchscreen which features the all-new MIB 3 infotainment system with standard Audi smartphone interface that provides wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe | Photo: Audi

Performance and speed are unchanged. The bi-turbo 2.9-litre V6 engine generates 444 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. With the standard 8-speed automatic transmission and quattro AWD, the RS 5 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds for the Coupe, 3.8 for the Sportback.

The two new Launch Editions breakdown as follows (from the Audi press release):

Ascari launch edition includes (25 Coupe / 100 Sportback units):

  • Audi exclusive Ascari Blue metallic paint
  • Blue brake calipers and ceramic front brakes
  • 20” 5-arm-flag design forged wheels in silver finish with summer performance tires
  • Carbon fiber trimmed engine cover
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel in Alcantara® with shift paddles
  • Audi dynamic steering which offers a variable steering ratio that adjusts based on vehicle speed and the Audi drive select setting
  • Audi exclusive painted matte alu optic side sill inlays
  • RS Carbon matte inlays and RS design package interior with gray contrast stitching
  • RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control and RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipes
  • Driver assistance package and navigation package

2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe And Sportback | Photo: Audi

Black optic launch edition includes (100 Coupe / 325 Sportback units):

  • 20” 5-segment-spoke-evo design wheels in high-gloss black finish with summer performance tires
  • Available colors include Mythos Black, Glacier White, Daytona Gray, Nardo Gray, Tango Red.
  • Black Audi rings and badges
  • Black roof (Coupe only, excludes Mythos Black)
  • High-gloss black exterior elements including black mirror housings, front spoiler, and rear diffuser trim
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel in Alcantara® with shift paddles
  • Audi dynamic steering which offers a variable steering ratio that adjusts based on vehicle speed and the Audi drive select setting
  • Dynamic package which includes red brake calipers, RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control and the RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipes
  • RS Carbon matte inlays and RS design package interior with red contrast stitching
  • Driver assistance package and navigation package

The 2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe and Sportback manufacturer suggested retail prices are as follows:

2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe: $75,100

2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback: $75,400

2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe Ascari launch edition: $95,600

2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback Ascari launch edition: $95,900

2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe Black optic launch edition: $87,400

2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback Black optic launch edition: $87,400

2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe | Photo: Audi

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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