Audi is renowned for its classy, minimalist interiors that are both exquisitely finished and super-intuitive. The RS 5 doesn’t disappoint, bettering its rivals from Alfa Romeo, BMW and Mercedes with upmarket materials everywhere you look and a simple, user-friendly dashboard layout. Being the top model in the A5 range, you get soft Nappa leather with contrast honeycomb stitching and plenty of RS specific interior trim
Audi’s MMI infotainment system comes as standard and features a clear 8.3in display mounted centrally on the dashboard that’s controlled using a rotary dial positioned between the front seats. You twist the dial to scroll through the on-screen menus and press it down to make a selection, and there are some handy shortcut keys to take you straight to specific functions.
Audi’s top-spec Navigation Plus infotainment system comes as standard along with Virtual Cockpit. This replaces conventional dials with a 12.3in high-resolution digital display that can show regular instrumentation, sat-nav instructions or performance data.
The driving position is tough to fault, with plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustment and a comfortable seat that provides plenty of upper back support. The seats are heavily bolstered to keep you in place in the bends, have adjustable lumbar support and even a massage function.