Audi has had a busy 2019. They updated the A4, introduced the all-new A1 and Q3, and rolled out the next-generation RS6 and RS7. But the work doesn't stop at Ingolstadt as they have brought out yet another new car, the 2020 RS5.
By new, we mean facelift and it's a rather mild one. You'll have to take a closer look to find any changes. But trust us, they are there.
There's a nod to the classic 1984 Sport Quattro with those three air vents in between the hood line and the bumper. Also, the grill has been made even wider and the headlights have been given a bit of a tweak as well. It can now be powered by lasers, which seems to be the direction these luxury automakers are going.
Also changed for 2020 are the side sills and new diffusers at the rear. New wheel options are also available. The taillights, on the other hand, have been given a fresher look with a new LED pattern. Just like before, the RS5 Coupe comes with a carbon roof whereas the Sportback (liftback) uses an aluminum one.
Changes from inside are minimal too, although it is a major difference from last year's model. The 2020 RS5 comes with a new infotainment system, which ditches the scroll wheel controls for a touchscreen instead. Virtual Cockpit Plus is also available and it has an exclusive RS made specifically for these two models.
Power on the other hand is still sourced from the 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V6 that's been powering the RS5 for a few years now. Output is unchanged but still impressive nonetheless. It makes 444 PS and 600 Nm of torque, which is good for a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 280 km/h.
We can expect the 2020 RS5 to reach our ports soon since Audi RS models are sold here officially. As to when they will arrive is a different matter. We might see them here by mid 2020 at the earliest, or late next year.