The mouthy, all-wheel-drive 2023 Audi RS5 combines a sleek body with a well-tuned 444 horsepower twin-turbo V-6.
The Audi RS5 is the most extreme version of the A5 and S5 coupes, and it also sports the largest brakes and the widest, stickiest tires.
The RS5 rewards adventurous drivers with exhilarating acceleration, precise, easy-to-exploit handling, and an unexpectedly plush ride.
The luxurious inside features the typical tech-savvy Audi gadgetry, and the roomy front row provides adequate space for those in the back seats.
The Audi RS5 has a very different personality than BMW's edgier and more strung-out M4, making it easy to live with nearly 450 horsepower.
Pirelli Corsa P Zero streetable track tyres, aggressive suspension calibration, and the Competition package are all included.
Different trim levels do not complicate the 2023 Audi RS5 coupe. Instead, different performance, technology, and appearance bundles represent the freedom of customising.
With the Black Optic Carbon package, which also includes fashionable 20-inch wheels, we would paint ours the optional Navarra Blue Metallic colour and do away with the chrome window trim.
The twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 that powers the RS5's lean clamshell hood produces 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.
The power travels via an eight-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly before entering Audi's rear-biased Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Unfortunately, the accompanying roar isn't all that exciting, especially when contrasted to how fantastic the V-8 of the previous generation sounded.
The most recent model we tested included the variable-ratio Dynamic Steering option, which feels uneven in Comfort and Auto drive modes.
Although the fixed ratio is more pleasing when the Dynamic setting is used, we advise against doing so.
The true beauty of the 2023 Audi RS5 is how extraordinarily well it travels over short and long distances.
Despite rivals like the M4 requiring greater focus during intense outings, the Audi RS5 is nonetheless engaging and enticing.