2018 Audi RS5 Coupe Review
Car Tested: 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe; Road Test No. 999
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 1.37 Crores
The RS5 Coupe is the final member of Audi’s BratPack, is also the quickest, fastest as well as the wildest
The most powerful member of Audi’s Bratpack has finally been launched in India. Based on the A5, the second-generation RS5 Coupe looks very very attractive but looking at its brochure for the specifications, one might be disappointed. The 2018 RS5 Coupe gets a smaller engine with two cylinders less. MotorBeam is here to find out if the new Audi RS5 Coupe is as mad as it used to be?
Motor Quest: The first generation Audi RS5 mighty impressed us with its 4.2-litre direct injection V8 petrol engine and five years down the lane, the German automaker has launched the second-generation RS5 Coupe in India. It definitely gets full marks for the way it looks but wait, there’s more than what meets the eye.
Exteriors – In terms of styling and design, the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe looks radical from its predecessor. The design is based on the A5 sedan and hence there are the gorgeous and curvy lines across the car which make it look very attractive. The front fascia is more aggressive and muscular looking thanks to the revised bumper with large air intakes, more prominent single frame gloss black grille and the smoked Matrix LED headlights. The side profile is the most dramatic angle and the huge 20-inch alloy wheels which our test car was equipped with adds a touch of sportiness. At the rear, the split LED tail-lights which are again, smoked, look classy while the twin exhaust tips and the black lip spoiler give it an aggressive stance.
Interiors – Step inside the Audi RS5 Coupe and things start getting more familiar here. The dashboard is similar to the S5 sedan and you get a flat-bottom 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel, Audi Virtual Cockpit and an updated MMI infotainment system. However, what’s new are the front seats (with the RS logo embossed) which are thicker and better bolstered than the ones on the S5. These seats offer every possible adjustment with a massage function as well. In terms of features, you get Alcantara leather upholstery, Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D sound, climate control, cruise control and a rearview camera. Both the seats at the front and rear offer great support and comfort but space for rear seat passengers is limited or cramped to be precise. There is ample shoulder room and headroom for two passengers but knee room is cramped.