UPDATE: The Competitors Package deal shall be out there for the RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback in the US, and it’ll include the upgrades from the Competitors Plus pack in Europe. The non-obligatory tools will add $16,100 to the value of those fashions.
Audi makes the RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe, and RS5 Sportback much more potent by introducing the brand new Competitors and Competitors Plus packs to Europe. It isn’t but clear whether or not these upgrades would possibly arrive for the RS5 within the US. We’re reaching out to the North American department to search out out.
The Competitors bundle is the start line for these updates. It consists of the RS Sports activities Exhaust System Plus with two, wide-diameter oval-shaped exhaust pipes. Audi describes the ensuing sound as “extra intense.” Plus, there are about 17.64 kilos (8 kilograms) much less sound deadening between the engine compartment and inside, in order that occupants can hear extra of the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6.
There are additionally tweaks to the software program for the engine and transmission management models. The result’s faster shifts and a bigger distinction between the assorted driving modes. The highest-speed limiter will increase to 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour).
Each Competitors packages embody a black exterior trim pack. The darker items embody the badges. Matte-finish carbon covers the mirror caps, entrance blade, facet flaps, sill extensions, and rear diffuser trim. For the primary time on the RS4 and RS5, the physique is accessible in crystal-effect Sebring Black. As an non-obligatory further, there are 20-inch wheels in a Phantom Black end.
Inside, they’ve seat facet panels in Piano Black. The RS sport chairs can be found with a mixture of Dinamica fake suede and Pearl Nappa leather-based. The seat belts are black with purple edges.
Upgrading to the Competitors Plus bundle will get consumers all of this tools and extra. For instance, there are the RS Sport Suspension Professional manually adjustable dampers. As delivered, the modifications drop the journey top 0.39 inches (10 millimeters) over the usual RS trims. Consumers can then drop it as a lot as an extra 0.39 inches if they need.
The suspension additionally has a greater spring fee, three-way adjustable dampers, and stiffer stabilizers.
The Competitors Plus replaces the dynamic steering help with a hard and fast 1:13.1 ratio. The Quattro Sport Differential has a brand new knowledge set for its management unit that emphasizes sending energy to the rear. Plus, re-tuned ABS software program and ceramic brakes cut back the stopping distance from 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) by 6.56 ft (2 meters).
There are not any engine modifications. The fashions use a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 making 444 horsepower (331 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque. Nonetheless, the opposite tweaks assist make the automobiles a bit faster. The RS4 Avant reaches 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.9 seconds – 0.2 seconds higher than a inventory model. The RS5 Coupe and Sportback attain that pace in 3.8 seconds – 0.1 seconds higher.
In Europe, the Competitors and Competitors Plus packs can be found beginning in July 2023. The Competitors tools is €7,875 ($7,786 at present trade charges). The Competitors Plus is €11,875 ($11,739).