Sporting revised exterior and interior styling, the 2013 Audi RS 5 is a compact luxury sports coupe, performance variant of the A5. The RS 5 is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 450 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, for a 0-60 time of 4.0 seconds. Transmission options consist solely of a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Equipped with permanent all-wheel-drive, the RS 5 fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 16 mpg city to 23 mpg highway. Features include LED turn signals, adaptive xenon headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, 12-way power seat, tilting panorama sunroof, heated front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, 14-speaker sound system, sports rear differential, carbon fiber inlays, and adaptive cruise control. Safety is comprised of parking sensors, dual-stage front airbags, thorax airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), electronic brake distribution (EBD), and anti-lock braking (ABS). The RS 5 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2013, the Audi A5 and S5 family of luxury and performance-oriented coupes and convertibles gets a styling refresh, with a new front fascia and a new bumper and headlamp design. Inside, the A5 and S5 get a new instrument cluster and 3-spoke steering-wheel design, (the S5's features a racing-style flat-bottom version). Perforated Milano and Fine Nappa leather surfaces are new, with oak and aluminum trim. There's also a new black headliner option, and several new exterior colors have been added to the lineup. Feature-wise, Audi parking plus is new this year, incorporating a rear-view camera system and acoustic warning system; also making its debut in the A5 family is Audi adaptive cruise control, packaged with a side assist system, with warning lights in the side view mirrors warning of vehicles in the driver's blind spot. Audi Connect, with its first factory integration of Wi-Fi in this class of vehicle, is new to the A5 and S5; the system includes Google voice search and other real-time information services. The 333-hp supercharged V6 is new to the S5 for 2013, and later in the year the 2.0T engine will be E85 flex-fuel capable. All A5 and S5 models now also have an electromechanical steering unit, for more precise control, with some feedback.
Strong and responsive yet fuel-efficient powertrains; stylish interior; nicely proportioned exterior; excellent quattro all-wheel drive system; advanced infotainment and connectivity; great soft-top arrangement in the cabriolet
The 2013 Audi A5 and S5 are a family of compact luxury coupes and convertibles. While the powertrains and some of the performance hardware is different between the two models, much of the same features are carried over, and they have essentially the same seating space and design--except Coupes have seating for five and Cabriolets can seat four. The A5 lineup offers a good alternative to the BMW 3-Series, Cadillac CTS Coupe, and Infiniti G37 Coupe, and especially in S4 form, it offers one of the best compromises between ride, comfort and performance of any of these models. And with the new Audi Connect system and revised MMI controller, and its live Google Earth maps, it has one of the best (and best-looking) infotainment systems. The top-performance RS5 Coupe can get to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, according to Audi.