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The 2020 Audi RS5 Coupe and Sportback models both received major refreshes to the exterior to keep them at the top of their class. The modern and fresh facelift represented on the Audi RS5 models is sharp and detailed, giving the 2020 Audi RS5’s an aggressive look to match what's under the hood.


Along with most of the other Audi’s in the 2020 lineup, the RS5 models are sporting a brand new familial grille design that's flatter and wider compared to previous years. The 2020 Audi RS5’s are also available in two new colors, Turbo Blue and Tango Red, as well as the colors from the former models and a variety of carbon fiber styling options. Both the Coupe and Sportback have options for blacked-out logos and four-ring badges. 


Audi also installed new air vents above the grille to lend the front another detail to an aggressive approach. The modified side sills and diffuser insert at the back of the RS5 are also making their debut with the 2020 RS5’s new look.


Both the Coupe and Sportback ride on standard 19-inch alloy wheels, but there are three versions of 20-inch rims buyers can opt for. A couple of the available rim finishes available are matte bronze and glossy black, along with others. Hiding inside the wheels are the standard steel discs hugged by black or red calipers, but carbon fiber ceramic brakes can be installed at the front axle with blue, red or gray calipers.


The first thing you’ll notice once you’re inside the cabin will be the updated infotainment system now showing off a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. At an additional cost, the 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus will allow the driver to switch between multiple screens of the fully digital instrument cluster, including one exclusive to RS models.


What’s new on the 2020 Audi RS5?


There are some other visual upgrades that make the 2020 Audi RS5 appear more aggressive to give it the edgy, ticked-off feel the RS5 deserves beyond just the familial grille design.


New Exterior Features on the 2020 Audi RS5

  • New Familial Grille Design

  • 40mm Wider Wheel Arches

  • New Front Air Inlets

  • Optional Matrix LED Headlights

  • The RS5 Coupe has a carbon fiber roof option (Reduces the cars weight & lowers center of gravity)


On the inside, the new 2020 Audi RS5 gets a brand new Touch Response MMI system and upgraded Virtual Cockpit, which includes the new “RS Mode.” These new interior features add improved functionality throughout the entire vehicle.


One of the biggest interior updates isn’t exactly one you may notice, but it does boost the overall experience of the new Audi RS5 lineup. All the paddle shifters inside the RS5 series have been converted into all-aluminum. Although it doesn’t add any visual or functional upgrades, the all-aluminum paddle shifters feel much more comfortable and organic to drivers as opposed to models from the previous years.


Driving & Performance on the 2020 Audi RS5


Straight line performance hasn’t changed as the refreshed 2020 Audi RS5 still uses the 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 443 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 RS5 retains the same eight-speed automatic and Quattro all-wheel drive with the optional rear sports differential.


The lateral performance on the 2020 Audi RS5 has been improved from the previous years. Both the 2020 Audi RS5 Coupe and Sportback get Dynamic RIde Control that's accustomed to the RS6 models, and much more improved than the Dynamic Ride Control that was on previous models. Dynamic Ride Control is an optional suspension upgrade that consists of cross-linked hydraulic suspension which can keep the body of the RS5 flat and taut during cornering but also allow the vehicle to supply over broken pavement.


The 2020 Audi RS5 feels at ease and rides extremely well, making driving feel almost effortless.


RS1 & RS2 Modes on the 2020 Audi RS5


So what's beyond the refreshed, aggressive look on the 2020 Audi RS5 lineups? Another addition is the RS1 and RS2 modes that can be selected from a button on the steering wheel. These customizable driving modes are programmable through the Drive Select menu and allow the driver to tailor the cars driving and handling to their desired personal preference. Whether you want to have a daily driver mode, or track mode, the customizable driving modes on the 2020 Audi RS5 lineup give you more control of your luxuries. 


2020 Audi RS5 Sportback vs Coupe


The 2020 Audi RS5 Sportback gives drivers the space for a pile of luggage or belongings, but the convenience, luxuries and excitement of a top of the line sports car. The Sportback’s hatch-like rear opening and four-door capabilities offer more cargo carrying capacity than the Audi RS5 Coupe. Besides the space and cargo capacity, the RS5 models are very similar.


Both the 2020 Audi RS5 Sportback and Coupe are a part of the edgy, aggressive look that are known in other Audi RS models. With the updated look, and refresh inside and out, the 2020 RS5 could potentially be the piece of luxury you’ve been looking for. Find out more regarding the 2020 Audi RS5 lineup.

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