Audi RS 4 and RS 5 become even sportier with Competition packages


For station wagon Audi RS 4 Avant, the Audi RS 5 Coupé and the Audi RS 5 Sportback Liftback offer two new option packages that make these cars even more dynamic and sportier. Moreover, the standard V6 2.9 TFSI biturbo engine (450 hp, 600 Nm) remained untouched! Engineers have improved driving performance in other ways.

The new Competition package includes adaptive dampers, an active rear differential and carbon-ceramic brakes, although these could have been ordered before. But the control program for this very differential has been revised, the eight-speed “automatic” now shifts gears faster and harder, and in addition, a lightweight RS sports exhaust plus exhaust system has appeared. To heighten the effect, a part of the sound insulation between the engine compartment and the passenger compartment has been removed (minus 8 kg of weight). The Competition package also includes Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tires.

As a result, the acceleration time to 100 km/h was reduced by 0.1—0.2 s! The Audi RS 4 station wagon with the Competition package completes this exercise in 3.9 seconds, and the Audi RS 5 coupe and liftback in 3.8 seconds. The maximum speed limiter has been shifted to 290 km / h, although before, even for a surcharge, the ceiling was 280 km / h.

The second package is called Competition Plus, and in addition to all of the above, it includes a new coil-over suspension with stiffer springs and anti-roll bars. The shock absorbers have mechanical stiffness and rebound adjustment, the standard ground clearance is reduced by 10 mm relative to the base “eresok”, but additional adjustment allows you to lower the car by another 10 mm. The developers promise that cars with such a suspension have a completely different driving character.

In Europe, the Competiton package costs €7,875, while the Competition Plus costs €11,875. That is, the wagon Audi RS 4 Avant with a screw suspension will cost at least 98 thousand euros. New packages are already available for order.

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