Audi is giving the RS 5 and the RS 5 Sportback a nip-and-tuck for the 2021 model year. It brings a sharper design and better in-car technology, among other improvements. Autoblog had a chat with the company’s marketing boss to find out what product planners hoped to achieve with the facelift, and what’s next for the model.
“The main thing we did was to sharpen the lines and the design. We gave it a totally new front bumper, for example, with a wider and flatter grille. We also added three vents reminiscent of the original Quattro, though the air intakes aren’t functional; they’re filled in for aerodynamic reasons,” explained Rolf Michl, Audi Sport’s head of sales and marketing, in an interview with Autoblog. He also noted there are several new wheel designs available.
The list of extra-cost exterior options again includes a carbon fiber roof panel which shaves about