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Definition of Audi Sport®
A powerful meaning takes shape.
Some symbols are so imbued with meaning that they don’t need to be defined. Others, like the RS badging, have defined “racing sport” for generations.

2018 Audi RS 5 Exterior design

With the Audi RS 5, the designers drew inspiration from the wide flanks and prominent air intakes of the Audi 90 quattro® IMSA GTO racecar. The sculpted edge along the top of the flared fenders continue the theme found on Audi Sport® competition cars of the past, with a modern interpretation moving it forward.

RS design-specific elements

Wider, more muscular front and rear fenders are exclusive to the Audi RS 5 and help accentuate its sporting presence. Massive honeycomb front air intakes and distinctive vents along the outer edges of the taillights allude to an expanded performance envelope.

RS design Singleframe® grille with quattro® script

A Singleframe grille with quattro® script and a flat, wide design complements the broader fenders of the Audi RS 5. The honeycomb pattern is a cue of Audi Sport® styling.

High-gloss Black side sill blades and rear spoiler

Running along the bottom edge between the wheels are two side sill blades in High-gloss Black with quattro® script, a trademark Audi design element. The neatly integrated trunk-mounted rear lip spoiler is also finished in High-gloss Black. The sheen of High-gloss Black complements the luster of the vehicle’s overall finish.
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19'' 10-spoke-star design forged wheels

Forged for strength, 19" 10-spoke-star design wheels come standard on the Audi RS 5. Designed to flow harmoniously with the exterior design, the wheels feature alternating spokes that extend from the center to the edges.
European model shown.

LED exterior lighting

The Audi RS 5 incorporates LED lighting technology in the full LED headlights, with distinctive daytime running light accents. LED technology is also found in the LED rear taillights with dynamic turn signals and within the exterior rear view mirror turn signals.
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Wheel options

You can choose to equip your Audi RS 5 with two available wheel options, including the 5-arm-trapezoid design wheel shown here. Measuring 20 inches in diameter, the shape and machining of the spokes give the impression of forward motion. 275/30 R20 summer performance tires are 10mm wider than the standard 265/35 R19 tires.[1]

Black optic package

Reach new levels of stealth when the Singleframe® grille surround, exterior trim around the side windows, front blade and rear diffuser blade are finished in Gloss Black. The package also includes body-colored exterior side mirror housings and 20" 5-arm-trapezoid design forged wheels with Bi-color Anthracite finish. Also available with the Black optic package are optional milled and forged 20" 5-arm-peak design wheels with Anthracite Matte-Black finish.