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The Audi RS 5 is closing in on two decades inside Audi’s coupe and sedan lineup. Based on the Audi A5, the RS 5 follows the same formula as its competition: Take a nice, compact executive sedan and turn it into a brutal track machine—all the while retaining its luxurious appointments.

While this hopped-up Audi traditionally competes with legends like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63, the move to crossovers has changed the A5 and the RS 5’s scale.

Still, this latest RS 5 packs a 2.9-liter V6 under the hood that sends 444 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission and into the famed Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Making things even more interesting, Audi will sell this with a pair of doors, or as a four-door sedan that features a lift-back cargo opening.


On this episode of Quick Spin, host Wesley Wren slides behind the wheel of the 2024 Audi RS 5, puts it through its paces, then takes you on a guided tour of this Audi and highlights some of his favorite features.

Later, Wren takes you along for a live drive review, then chats with Autoweek executive editor Tom Murphy about this RS 5, the competition, and more. Closing the show, the pair break down what makes the 2024 Audi RS 5 Sportback special.

Tune in below, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever podcasts are played.