As is well known, the Audi RS 5 Facelift (B9) with a streamlined look came onto the market in spring. The Ingolstadt-based designers have made the RS 5 even more aggressive with a flatter single-frame grill and revised air inlets in a new front apron ex works. The well-known wide wheel arches at the front and rear also reinforce the impression and the structured light graphics in the headlights and taillights have been adapted to the current Audi design with the facelift. And with the lift, there were also two more color tones and different optics packages. And since then, anyone who wants can even order colored brake calipers and 20-inch rims in different paint finishes. With many details such as a 4 kg lighter roof made of carbon fiber, the latest technology from the third generation of the modular infotainment kit (MIB 3) and the optional top infotainment system "MMI navigation plus" with RS monitor, the RS 5 stands out from the big brothers RS6 / RS7 or the RS Q8 in no way since then.
ex works with 450 PS and 600 NM
Only the 2,9 liter V6 twin-turbo engine with 450 hp and 600 Newton meters of torque has not been touched by Audi. If you want an increase here, I have to turn to tuners such as ABT Sportsline. They ensure that the RS 5 accelerates to country road speed in just 3,9 seconds, not 3,6. And exactly the upgrade was installed in this RS 5 with bright green Sonoma metallic paint. A vehicle that was not delivered by ABT as a complete tuning vehicle with clearly defined scope of equipment, but was created according to customer requirements. The well-known 21-inch ABT aluminum wheels in a noble bronze finish are included as a contrast to the paintwork, there was a small aerodynamic package with wheel arch ventilation in glossy black including a carbon fin, fender emblems in carbon fiber and a discreet carbon rear spoiler.
ABT RS 5 with 530 PS and 680 NM torque
Yes, back to the already mentioned performance increase. By means of a modified engine control unit, additional water cooler kit and an air intake panel, Abt is updating the standard 450 PS and 600 Newton meters of torque to 530 PS and 680 NM. And if the RS 5 has a factory-fitted ceramic brake, there is even the option of increasing the top speed to 300 km / h. And so that species-appropriate use of over 500 PS is guaranteed, the customer also wanted an update in terms of lateral dynamics. Since then, coilover springs have been installed, with which a lowering of up to 25 millimeters can be achieved. In combination with Abt sport stabilizers front and rear (reduce the tendency to roll and understeer) RS5 is not only more sporty, but can also be circled more dynamically around the corner.
Carbon details in the cabin of the RS 5
And last but not least, there were also a few details in the cabin of the RS 5. New door entry lighting with the Abt logo, which is projected onto the floor, was installed, there were seat shells and control panel covers made of carbon and on the gear knob and on the factory The sport steering wheel with a flattened bottom is also combined with leather. If we get more information about the changes to the ABT RS 5, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photos: ABT Sportsline GmbH
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ABT Sportsline Audi RS5 Coupe with body kit and 530 PS!
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