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Audi RS5 Sportback
2019 Audi RS5 Sportback
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$74,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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BMW M3 Sedan
2018 BMW M3 Sedan
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$66,500
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8.1
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Overview

Engine
2.9-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$2,900)
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
35 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.9-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Horsepower
444 hp @ 5700 rpm
425 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
443 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm
406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$2,900)
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.4 ft
40 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 9"
18" x 9"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 9"
18" x 10"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Multi-Link
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P265/35YR19
P255/40YR18
Rear Tire
P265/35YR19
P275/40YR18
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
20 MPG
20 MPG
City
17 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
26 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 Tons/yr
8.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.3 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
260.1 miles
270.3 miles
Cruising Range Highway
397.8 miles
397.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
188.3 in
184.5 in
Height
54.6 in
56.1 in
Max Width
N/A
73.9 in
Front Width
62.9 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
63.1 in
Wheelbase
111.2 in
110.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.3 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
55.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37 in
37.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.5 in
55.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,057 lbs
3,540 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
21.8 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
35 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Nardo Gray
Alpine White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Misano Red Pearl Effect
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Sonoma Green Metallic
  • Austin Yellow Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Sakhir Orange II Metallic
  • Silverstone Metallic, Build Out:02/28/2018
  • Yas Marina Blue Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic, Priority 1
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic, Priority 1
  • Smoked Topaz Metallic, Priority 1
  • Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Priority 1

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Crescendo Red, Fine Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black w/Rock Gray, Fine Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black w/Rock Gray, Leather/Alcantara Seating Surfaces
  • Silver w/Rock Gray, Fine Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Anthracite/Black, Cloth/Leather Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Amaro Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Cohiba Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Golden Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Nutmeg, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Opal White, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Full Merino Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Optional
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Seat-Massage
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Optional
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles