Slowly but surely, Audi is moving its mid-cycle facelift through the lineup. Cars like the Audi A4 and Q7 have already received their updates. Now, it’s time for the A5 and its class of cars. Most notably, the Audi RS5 Sportback facelift, which was just caught doing some camouflaged testing. (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here)
The Audi RS5 Sportback isn’t a car that needs much facelifting, as it’s already gorgeous. However, we think this new facelift is going to make it even better looking.
Like the Audi A4, the new Audi RS5 Sportback will feature a shorter but wider Singleframe grille and more aggressive front air intakes. The new grille might seem trivial but it actually makes a big difference. Dropping the height of it makes the front end of the car look lower, which makes it seem much sportier.
Out back, this test mule is covered in camouflage, which leads us to think that Audi made some changes there but it doesn’t seem like much will be changed. Maybe some new taillights but they look pretty similar to the current car’s. The taillights themselves look similar but the actual lighting elements inside them seem to have changed a bit but we can’t be certain with all of the camouflage.
Power should remain unchanged, so it will likely retain the current car’s 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6. In its current guise, it makes 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Maybe it gets a few more ponies post refresh but we wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t.
No matter, though. The Audi RS5 Sportback is already one of Audi’s best looking and highest performance cars and one we still love. So making it a bit sharper and a bit sportier looking is only going to improve on an already great looking car. It’s actually a good thing Audi isn’t changing too much. Don’t fix what ain’t broke, right?