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ReviewsThe 2019 Audi RS5 Is So Friendly Your Grandmother Could Drive It Quickly

08:16  11 march  2019
08:16  11 march  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

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The 2019 Audi RS 5 Is So Friendly Your Grandmother Co Smoothness and silence predominate the driving experience, of which the A8’s nearly imperceptible styling is an excellent metaphor. Nascent technology being what it is, one can ’t help but feel that the 2019 Audi A8 is begging to be

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The 2019 Audi RS5's ease and oomph made it an endearing yet ultimately innocuous presence in this year's All-Stars. Finished in a controversial shade of Sonoma Green, the verdant coupe surprised many with its pleasant pairing of power and sophistication. "So much to like here," editor-at-large Arthur St. Antoine enthused, "including the smooth and gutsy V-6, extravagant conveniences, handsome styling, and gorgeous cockpit." Features editor Rory Jurnecka admitted he "wasn't expecting much from the Green Machine besides its sleek good looks. But it ended up being much fun on the track, ferociously pinning you back in your seat, with a rowdy exhaust note to boot."

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The 2019 Audi RS5 Is So Friendly Your Grandmother Could Drive It Quickly© Andrew Trahan

Other editors praised its user-friendly nature in spite of the thrusty 444-horsepower twin-turbo V-6. "My grandmother, if she were alive, could drive the RS5 quickly," contributor Marc Noordeloos quipped. Senior editor Aaron Gold remarked, "This thing makes me feel like I actually know how to drive." But the RS5 ran into some criticism for its stiff ride. "The suspension, especially in its stiffest setting, alerted my organs to everything it came across—disappointingly jarring," pro racer Andy Pilgrim noted. Contributor and video ace Jethro Bovingdon observed that the suspension "struggles on high-frequency bumps even in Comfort mode," but despite the hard ride, "The body control is poor over bigger undulations or under severe load. This improves when you stiffen it up, but then the ride becomes close to tragic."

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The 2019 Audi RS 5 Is So Friendly Your Grandmother Co Fancy LEDs aside, the 2019 Audi A8’s prime push is its positioning as the first production car capable of The system can also sense an impending side impact and raise the body up to 3.1 inches in a half-second in order to minimize injury.

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The ultimate deciding factor for the RS5 was its benign character, which overpowered its performance benefits—making it harder for the car to measure up in this year's eclectic field. "It's much better on the street, where you can revel in its style, comfort, and power," senior online editor Erik Johnson said, "But this is a cold fish."

The 2019 Audi RS5 Is So Friendly Your Grandmother Could Drive It Quickly© Andrew Trahan 2019 Audi RS 5 All Stars Contender 02

Noordeloos used similarly tepid language to describe the sharp-looking coupe's personality: "This car leaves me cold." And despite his enthusiasm for its coherent packaging and compelling looks, St. Antoine tempered his praise for its handling with a simple sum-up: "It even manages not to understeer that much—a welcome surprise. But a needle mover? That I'm not seeing."

2019 Audi RS5 Specifications

PRICE $70,875/$91,000 
(base/as tested)
ENGINE 2.9L twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6; 444 hp @ 5,700-6,700 rpm, 443 lb-ft @ 1,900-5,000 rpm
TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic
LAYOUT 2-door, 4-passenger, front-engine, 
AWD coupe
EPA MILEAGE 18/26 mpg (city/hwy) (est)
L x W x H 186.0 x 73.3 x 53.5 in
WHEELBASE 108.9 in
WEIGHT 3,990 lb
0-60 MPH 3.7 sec
TOP SPEED 155 mph (174 mph 
w/ Dynamic Plus pack)

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