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Introduction

What Car? says...

Sometimes wallet-friendly fuel economy and a cheap starting price aren’t a priority. Some buyers just want a performance car that goes fast. Really fast. And that's where the Audi RS5 comes in.

Or, more accurately, the Audi RS5 Coupé and the RS5 Sportback – the two quickest variants of the Audi A5. They both have the brand's RS (for Racing Sport) lettering and astonishing performance, but the Sportback gets two extra doors.

On top of the exterior tweaks, Audi has also given the RS5 a sexier interior, with plenty of luxurious materials, massaging seats and other top-notch tech.

So, how does it compare with its epic rivals for performance, handling and – for those who do care about such stuff – practicality and running costs? Does it thrill on every journey, and is it still easy to live with on a daily basis? That's what we'll tell you over the next few pages of this Audi RS5 review.

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At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,568
Target Price from £72,595
Save up to £1,568
or from £938pm
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From £61,390
RRP price range £73,850 - £91,750
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 29.1 - 29.7
Available doors options 2
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £5,356 / £6,680
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £10,712 / £13,361
Available colours