2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet Buyers Guide – Black Optics vs Matte Aluminum Optics



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We discovered yesterday how to make your $55,000 Audi A5 Cabrio look much like the hottest RS5 Cabrio -- with the simple click of the $4,000 sport pack to upgrade to dark carbon-blade wheels and a darker, sporter front clip.

Is the RS5 also completely transformed and updated with its various add-on packages?

Yes and no.

There are three exterior themes available for the RS5 -- but only the $3,000 Black Optics package is a must-buy. (Well, the Black Ops and the black Sport exhaust, actually.)

 

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But the 2014 RS5 Black Optics package brings some of the most sinfully delicious gloss-black trim for all areas - along with some of the most gorgeous wheels of any car, at any price. The 20-inch "5-V" wheels on the RS5 Black Ops almost make the $25,000 upgrade in price from the $60,000 S5 seem like good value. Absolute heaven - and also updates the RS5's style very effectively to compete well into 2015 with the M4 Convertible.

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2014 Audi RS5 - Black Optics Package

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2014 Audi RS5 - Matte Aluminum Optics Package

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2014 Audi RS5 - Standard

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  • Technology package

    • Parking system plus with rear view camera
    • Audi connect online services
    • HD Radio™ Technology
    • Audi side assist
    • DVD player
    • MMI® Navigation plus
    $2,900
  •  Comfort package
    • Head-level heating system
    • Ventilated twelve-way power front comfort seats, including four-way power lumbar adjustment
    • Perforated Milano leather seating surfaces
    $1,400
  •  Black Optic package
    • 20" Titanium 5-V-spoke-design wheels with 275/30 summer tires
    • Carbon design package for the engine compartment
    • Gloss Black Audi Singleframe® grille
    • Body-colored exterior side mirror housings
    • Sport exhaust system with Black outlets
    • Tires with PAX system 255/700 R 500A 105Y
    • Rear spoiler
    $3,000
  •  Driver Assistance package
    $2,750
  • $500
  • $6,000
  • $750
  • $1,000

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2014 Audi RS5

 

  • Engineering | Performance

    Engine type Eight-cylinder

    Displacement (cc)/Bore and stroke (mm) 4,163/84.5 x 92.8

    Horsepower (@ rpm) 450 @ 8,250

    Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 317 @ 4,000 – 6,000

    Engine block Aluminum-alloy

    Cylinder head Aluminum-alloy

    Valvetrain 32-valve DOHC with variable valve timing

    Induction/Fuel injection FSI®

    Acceleration (0-60 mph) 4.9 sec.

    Top track speed 174 mph 6

  • Electrical System

    Battery 12 Volts - 80 amp

    Alternator 14 Volts - 190 amp

  • Transmission | Drivetrain

    Transmission Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission with quattro® all-wheel drive and sport differential

    Gear ratios: 1st 3.692

    Gear ratios: 2nd 2.238

    Gear ratios: 3rd 1.559

    Gear ratios: 4th 1.175

    Gear ratios: 5th 0.915

    Gear ratios: 6th 0.745

    Gear ratios: 7th 0.617

    Gear ratios: Reverse 2.944

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  • Steering

    Type Electromechanical power steering system

    Ratio 15.9:1

    Turning diameter (curb-to-curb) (ft) 37.4

  • Suspension

    Front Five-link front suspension with RS 5 sport calibration

    Rear Trapezoidal-link rear suspension with RS 5 calibration

  • Brakes

    Front (in) 14.4 (ventilated wave-design disc) / 14.9 (Audi ceramic disc)

    Rear (in) 12.8 (ventilated wave-design disc)

  • Body

    Material Fully galvanized steel unibody with aluminum front fenders and multistep anti-corrosion protection

  • Warranty | Maintenance

    Warranty 4-Year/50,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty

    Maintenance 12-Month/5,000 mile (whichever occurs first) NO CHARGE first scheduled maintenance

  • Exterior measurements

    Wheelbase (in) 108.3

    Length (in) 183.0

    Height (in) 54.2

    Overall width with mirrors (in) 79.5

    Overall width without mirrors (in) 73.2

    Track front (in) 62.4

    Track rear (in) 62.3

    Curb weight (lb) 4,420

    Drag coefficient (Cw) .34

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  • Interior measurements

    Head room (in, front) 40.0

    Head room (in, rear) 36.3

    Leg room (in, front) 41.3

    Leg room (in, rear) 31.7

    Shoulder room (in, front) 54.3

    Shoulder room (in, rear) 52.8

    Cargo volume (cu ft, cu ft, rear seatbacks up/folded) 10.2

    Seating capacity 4

  • EPA estimates | Capacities

    City 16 mpg 7

    Highway 22 mpg 7

    Combined 18 mpg 7

    Engine oil (qt) 11.3

    Fuel (gal) 16.1

    Recommended fuel Premium

    Emissions rating LEV II

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Black Optic package

  • 20" Titanium 5-V-spoke-design wheels with 275/30 summer tires

  • Carbon design package for the engine compartment

  • Gloss Black Audi Singleframe® grille

  • Body-colored exterior side mirror housings

  • Sport exhaust system with Black outlets

  • Tires with PAX system 255/700 R 500A 105Y

  • Rear spoiler

 

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Safety | Security
  • Driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, knee airbags, and front head/thorax side airbags 1
  • Front passenger occupant detection—for airbags 1
  • Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control (ASR)
  • Anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger
  • Lower anchors for child seats in rear seats
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Pop-up roll bar system

Exterior
  • Singleframe® grille
  • Adaptive xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED taillights and rear fog lights
  • Power-adjustable, auto-dimming, heated exterior side mirrors with memory
  • Headlight washing system
  • Audi RS exclusive dual oval exhaust outlets
  • Trunk-mounted lip spoiler
  • LED turn indicator lights integrated into the exterior side mirrors
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Audi RS exterior appearance (RS exclusive Singleframe® grille, front/rear fascia, wide-body design, Aluminum-optic exterior side mirror housings, and body-colored door sill blades)

Interior
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Tilt and telescopic manually steering column
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down operation and pinch protection
  • Decorative interior inlays 2
  • Black cloth headliner
  • Acoustic folding roof—folds at speeds up to 31 mph
  • Dual front sun visors with lighted vanity mirrors
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror with digital compass
  • Aluminum door sill inlays

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Seating
  • Fine Nappa leather seats and door armrests
  • Twelve-way power front sport seats, including four-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Split folding 50/50 rear seatbacks
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver seat memory

Infotainment | Technology

  • Audi concert radio with ten speakers and single CD player with MP3 playback capability

  • Color driver information system

  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 90-day trial subscription 3

  • Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerate features

  • Audi music interface with iPod® integration

  • BLUETOOTH® wireless technology preparation for mobile phone 4

  • Garage door opener (HomeLink®)

  • Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry 5

  • Parking system with front and rear sensors

  • Audi drive select

  • Rain/light sensor for automatic windshield wipers and headlights

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