The 2014 Audi RS 5 is the top-performance version of the Audi A5 coupe and cabriolet (convertible). Each room has a well-equipped trim level. The 2014 Audi RS 5 standard features include 19-inch wheels with summer tires, adaptive xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, a short-activated rear spoiler, auto-dimming and heated door mirrors, panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, tri- zones climate control system, eight-way power front sport seats, driver memory functions, heated front seats, leather seats, carbon interior trim, split folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a 6.5-inch display and a 10-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio and the iPod integration. The 2014 Audi RS 5 convertible adds a power-operated soft top, a wind deflector and updates leather, but goes the faux suede interior.
Adding the 2014 Audi RS 5 optional MMI Navigation Plus package brings a navigation system with voice control, Audi MMI infotainment interface is mounted on the console, a slightly larger 7-inch display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth audio connectivity, Audi Connect and a premium 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with HD radio. For this purpose, the driver assistance package is to be added, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and includes an adaptive steering. The Titanium package adds 20-inch wheels, dark exterior trim and body-colored door mirrors, while the black styling package adds its own set of 20-inch wheels, a darkened grille, body-color door mirrors and the coupes, gloss -black window surrounds. 2014 Audi RS 5 Stand-alone options include 20-inch wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, leather / suede simulated front seats, a sport exhaust, a power rear sunshade and aluminum interior trim.
2014 Audi RS 5 Interior
The 2014 Audi RS 5 interior receives high marks for its design and use of premium materials, but the functionality is hit-and-miss. Our main problem is that the standard dash-mounted MMI controller is not as easy as the upgrade interface that comes with the optional navigation system to operate. With the standard MMI choice, you must go through several steps to fulfill basic tasks, while the optional MMI benefits of simplified menus and an ergonomic console-mounted controller.
The 2014 Audi RS 5 front seats offer enough support to keep the driver and passenger firmly in place while cornering, but comfortable enough for touring all day. In the rare enthusiast who requires more lateral support, the optional sports seats should meet. Unfortunately, there is no solution for the rear seats, since the lack of headroom and legroom makes it suitable for smaller passengers only.
Although the Cabriolet features a traditional fabric roof, offers its tight-fitting, multi-layer structure impressively insulation from noise and weather, the complex rivals and trunk robbery retractable hardtops. With the top stowed offers Master of the convertible bond 10.2 cubic feet of cargo space, only 2 dice less than coupe. Both body styles with folding rear seats for more capacity, rarity among convertibles.
2014 Audi RS 5 Engine
Power to the 2014 Audi RS 5 is produced a 4.2-liter V8 engine, 450 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission with shift paddles drives all four wheels through a standard all-wheel drive. The RS 5 Coupé EPA estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway and 18 mpg in combined driving. In performance testing, the Audi RS 5 Coupé sprints made from zero to 60 mph in a quick 4.3 seconds, while the heavier RS 5 Cabriolet turned in 4.6-second effort. Both times are on par with other cars in this class.
2014 Audi RS 5 Safety
Standard safety features on the 2014 Audi RS 5 include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side airbags, front knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags and front and rear parking sensors. Optional items include a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring system and an automatic emergency braking system, coupled with Adaptive Cruise Control. In brake testing, the 2014 Audi RS 5 Coupe came to a stop from 60 mph in 105 feet, while the Cabriolet lasted only a foot longer. This impressively short distances are actually average for this high-performance segment.