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Strangely the Audi A5 hasn’t been tested by EuroNCAP in any way shape or form – coupe, cabriolet, Sportback. However it’s safe to assume that Audi has done some extensive testing, and the RS5 is just as safe as any other car in its range, even if you are likely to be travelling faster than much of them for most of the time.

As mentioned Quattro four-wheel drive is standard on both the Coupe and Cabriolet RS5 as is stability control, hill-start assist and a torque-vectoring system. Opt for the open car and there’s an active roll-over protection system to protect rear passengers as well.

Otherwise the RS5 can be specified with active cruise control and it’s worth noting side airbags can’t be had with the optional bucket seats. There's also ISOFIX mounts for child seats in the rear.

Just as it was with comfort, Audi RS5 practicality wasn’t at the top of the list when Audi’s engineers were devising the specification of this sports Coupe and Cabriolet. Still in coupe form the RS5’s boot will easily swallow a couple of suitcases, and the cabriolet still has a 380-litre boot. Drop the roof and this shrinks by 60 litres.

It is shallow which means you need to stretch to get to items at the back. If you need extra room the rear seats fold down. However there’s really not much rear legroom available for anyone other than children, while headroom is limited for adults.

It's possible to specify a key that doesn’t need to be taken out of your pocket or bag - instead the car senses your approach, unlocks the car and can be started by a button on the dash.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A5 RS5 (10-15).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Side airbags
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

Limited Edition equipment

Limited Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
Limited Edition optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Side airbags