There may not be a better Swiss Army Knife on the market than the Audi RS5 Sportback. It’s a true do-it-all vehicle that combines incredible performance, good looks, daily drive-ability and even surprising practicality. It’s not perfect, as it could do with some additional precision and enthusiasm, but it makes one helluva daily driver.
Just recently, both the Audi RS5 Coupe and Sportback received their typical mid-cycle facelift to keep them looking fresh and more in keeping with the rest of the new Audi lineup. Some love the new styling, some don’t. Either way, there’s no denying that the RS5 is now even more aggressive looking.
In this new photo gallery, we get to see a Nardo Grey RS5 Coupe and an absolutely breathtaking Audi RS5 Sportback in Sonoma Green. Personally, I love the fact that Audi is selling such an excellent green on its RS models. It has a very British Racing Green vibe to it and looks incredible. Though, I’m a self-admitted sucker for green cars.
Powering the RS5 is the same 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 as before the facelift and it makes the same 444 hp (450 PS) and 442 lb-ft of torque. That makes it good for 0-60 mph in under four seconds, making it about as quick as its rivals. Though, the AMG C63 S has 502 hp and the upcoming BMW M3 will have 503 hp, so Audi might need to give the RS5 a bit of a power bump.
That said, it’s still an excellent daily driver, even if it’s slower than some of its rivals. The Audi RS5 Sportback especially, as it’s the best looking car in the segment but also has four doors and a liftback tailgate. So it’s not only better looking, it’s more practical than its rivals as well. Unless outright speed is your main priority, it’s hard to not want the RS5 in your driveway.