Audi is among the names that come to a motorhead when you look at a combination of classic auto-engineering and luxury. Owning an Audi car is a statement of sophistication, more so the latest models. Talking of the latest models, among the most anticipated, is the 2021 Audi RS5. Pictures of the soon-to-be release have been making rounds on the internet and generated the interest of car lovers. Let us look at ten things about this new Audi release to have a hint of what to expect when it finally comes out.
1. Exterior Design
Classiness is the best term to describe the 2021 RS5’s exterior. According to the Automobile Mag, the vehicle is similar to the A5, with a noticeable difference being the honeycomb grille design. It also looks sportier than the A5. The car sticks to Audi’s trademark simplicity, which makes it a car to cruise on the streets casually as well as a daily use office car. The touch of sportiness gives its design a fierce look, and you may categorize it as a muscle car. The exterior gives you a spoiler of what to expect when you open the car’s doors.
2. Its Interior
Leather characterizes the interior of the 2021 RS5 and makes it classy and comfortable. The car is spacious both in the passenger and cargo departments. It is a five-seater, with each occupant enjoying ample headspace and legroom. The infotainment system is another thing the 2021 edition boasts of due to its user-friendliness. It features a 7-inch display screen, though it differs from newer models in that it is not a touch screen. For controls, there is a rotary unit on the car’s center console. The simplicity of this Audi’s interior guarantees you a good ride once you settle in.
3. Body Styles
The 2021 Audi RS5 comes in two body types, like its predecessors. There are the coupe and the Sportback. According to Car Advice, the difference is only the body style while everything remains the same.
4. Relationship To The Audi A5
When you take a look at the Audi A5, you will notice that it bears a striking resemblance to the RS5. The two are close relatives and even use a similar body style. The RS5 is like the A5’s facelift and has some modifications such as its lighter weight and also assumes a sportier look. Many car review websites describe the RS5 as the rowdier cousin of the A5.
5. Engine And Performance
When it comes to performance, Audi never lets you down as it proves with the new edition RS5. The engine is largely unchanged, and under the hood, the car sports a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. It is a robust engine and is capable of a 444 horsepower force and 442 pounds per feet of torque. It can move from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds. The acceleration is impressive, and the car can defend its honor among the most powerful muscle cars. The car is good in handling and features an eight-speed automatic transmission. It sports the Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive, and you can choose either the RS1 or RS2 drive modes.
6. Customization And Tuning
When it comes to customization and tuning, the RS5 is the perfect canvas for the changes you want to effect. You can add some vibrant colors to highlight its metallic-based shades. You may also tune the wheels by upgrading them to get that sporty look. With a professional mechanic, you can lower the vehicle’s chassis to reduce its center of gravity. It is a good move if you want to make the car more circuit-oriented.
7. The Competition Factor
Competition is stiff in the auto-engineering scene, and the brands bring in their best to stay atop the battle for the best. Audi brings its best each time, and the RS5 is a competitor to other cars focusing on luxury as well as impeccable performance. Some of its competitors include the BMW M3 and the Mercedes Benz C63. All the three German brands are fierce competitors and try to edge the others out to be the top in the pack. Audi holds its ground firmly, as evident by the engineering feat on 2021 RS5.
8. Target Market
Audi’s target is usually high-end clients who won’t spare a coin to get the best when it comes to luxury. The RS5 still has its eyes on this market, more so in Europe and the USA. The reputation of the brand when it comes to aspects such as reliability and longevity will help it make a mark in other fast-rising markets such as China and the Middle East.
9. Release Date
The exact release date is not yet out, though speculations point out that it may grace the showrooms towards the second half of 2020. The slight economic slump may push the debut for the 2020 RS5 to the end of the year or early 2021 when things start to get back to normal.
10. Expected Price
Upon its release, the new Audi model will probably attract a price tag of somewhere around $91000. This amount is higher than the 2020 model, which at the moment, goes for around $89000. However, it is a good bargain when you look at its features and overall performance.
The photos of the 2021 Audi RS5 got the online community of auto-enthusiasts in a frenzy, as finally, the wait for the model is almost over. The car will exceed expectations, more so when you look at the luxury factor. From the exterior to when you open its doors, comfort and class are the best adjectives to describe the new RS5. It will probably come out in the second half of the year, and it comes in two body styles; the Sportback and coupe. The car brings its best and is a competitor to models such as the Mercedes Benz C63 and the BMW M3, both of which are slick cars. The ten things about this car, that this article covers, give you a hint of what to expect once the car hits the showroom.