The hardcore new variants of the sports activities property and its coupé sibling will arrive in German dealerships in July, however Autocar understands Audi continues to be evaluating whether or not or to not deliver the brand new arrivals to the UK.
The upgrades deliver distinctive styling touches for every and a bundle of mechanical upgrades, with the pricier Competitors Plus bundle being most closely differentiated from the usual vehicles.
The Competitors vehicles are marked out by black badging, matt carbon-effect exterior trim and non-compulsory black wheels in a bespoke design, which might be wrapped in sticky Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
The inside is equally decked out with black trim parts.
It is the modifications to the chassis that almost all clearly set the Competitors aside, although.
The trip peak is lowered by 10mm over commonplace and might be introduced down an extra 10mm manually. The spring fee has been elevated, the stabilisers stiffened and three-way adjustable dampers put in to “heighten the final driving expertise and assist shorten lap instances”.
Audi claims an enhanced differential boosts dealing with efficiency additional, courtesy of a tweak to the ability unit that sends extra energy rearward in corners.
Energy from the vehicles’ twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 stays at 444bhp, however straight-line tempo has been subtly improved, because the gearbox has been tuned to provide faster shifts.
The RS5 Competitors will get from 0-62mph in simply 3.8sec – a 0.1sec enchancment – whereas the RS4 Avant Competitors shaves 0.2sec off its dash time, at 3.9sec.
Rounding off the bundle is a bespoke RS sports activities exhaust with matt-black suggestions, which is much less insulated from the cabin and thus “offers a “extra intense sound sample”.
A byproduct of this can be a small 8kg weight reduction.