The 2023 Audi RS 5 is getting slightly extra severe with the addition of a brand new and complete Competitors bundle. Obtainable for each the RS 5 Coupe and Sportback, this $16,100 bundle dramatically ramps up efficiency, and it positive ought to for that amount of money.
A set and extra aggressive coilover suspension is put in, and the automobile’s journey peak is decreased by zero.four inch. The suspension system is height-adjustable, although, and homeowners can decrease it one other zero.four inch to be zero.eight inch decrease than an ordinary RS 5. A brand new sport sway bar is put in in entrance, and mega-grippy Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are fitted in any respect 4 corners wrapping new 19-inch wheels. The Quattro sport rear differential is “enhanced” to extend agility additional in Dynamic mode. The ABS system is tuned in a different way, and Audi claims the stopping distance from 62 to zero mph is decreased by 6.5 ft — the carbon ceramic brake bundle comes customary with this mannequin. Even the steering is addressed, and Audi says it’s dialed in to be extra exact than earlier than, providing a set ratio of 13.1:1.
The laundry record of adjustments continues. Audi re-programmed the transmission management unit for decreased shifting instances and to make the completely different modes extra distinct. The all-wheel drive system is re-tuned to shift extra energy to the rear wheels, although Audi doesn’t present particular torque distribution figures. High pace is raised by 6 mph above the Dynamic Plus bundle’s high pace of 174 mph, making the brand new high finish 180 mph. A brand new (and unique to this bundle) exhaust system is fitted that gives a “extra intense sound.” Plus, Audi did away with 18 kilos of sound deadening between the engine compartment and inside to permit extra engine sound to penetrate the cabin.
Package deal-exclusive inside appointments embody “Pearl Nappa and Dinamica” seat supplies that exchange the “Positive Nappa” seats. Numerous different elements are newly wrapped in Alcantara that includes crimson stitching, and these embody the steering wheel, shift lever and heart console. Each the seat belts and flooring mats get new crimson edging to maintain the crimson theme going. The Audi floor projection lights will function an “RS Competitors” brand, and the digital cluster has a brand new show known as “Runway mode” that’s unique to the Competitors bundle mannequin.
Additional carbon fiber is added to the outside, together with for the entrance splitter, rear diffuser and aspect mirrors. Black exterior trim is an choice the trim on different RS 5 fashions, however Audi makes use of a high-gloss black end as customary on the Competitors fashions. There may be one exterior paint choice unique to the Competitors bundle mannequin, and that’s the “Sebring Black crystal impact” paint you see in photographs right here.
Earlier than different choices, a 2023 Audi RS 5 Coupe with the Competitors bundle prices $93,095, together with the vacation spot cost. In order for you the Sportback mannequin, that’ll price $93,395. Audi says you’ll be capable to order this mannequin beginning in June this yr, however doesn’t specify after they’ll be anticipated in sellers.