Audi is expanding its attractive and comprehensive range of customized equipment for the A4 and A5 and the S4 and S5. In addition to Matrix LED headlights (equipment-dependent) and numerous add-on parts in high-gloss black, the new finishes Chronos Gray Metallic, Ascari Blue Metallic and District Green Metallic expand the array of colors for both series.
In order to ideally stage both edition packages, which are based on the S line and the S model respectively, Audi is painting the following add-on parts in high-gloss black: the radiator grille, the stone chip protection strip (only on the A4), the air intakes along with the clips, the diffuser, and the tailpipes. The Singleframe radiator grille, the four rings in the front and rear, the side mirrors (only in combination with the plus package), the design element below the A-pillar, and the rear spoiler are also painted high-gloss black (not for the A5 Cabriolet or A4 Avant4 with RS roof edge spoiler). On the S model, the model designation in the radiator grille also comes in black and red. For the Audi A5 Cabriolet, the windshield frame, window slot trim, trim on the side windows, and the trim on the top case lid remain as characteristic features in distinctive, elegant chrome. All S models as well as the A4 and A5 with the S line package feature dark chromed exhaust tips. The Audi S5 Cabriolet5 is the exception: it always arrives with glossy black exhaust tips.
In conjunction with the competition edition plus package, customers will also receive the following features at a discount: black side mirrors, the entry-level LED logo projection with the rhombus/S logo, the ambient light package, red brake calipers (only for cars with 150 kW and more), and the “Audi Rings” decal in Brilliant Black for the rear doors (lower side panel on the A5 Coupé6 and Cabriolet. Usually only available on RS models, smoked head lamp covers are available for the first time on A4 and S4 models with Matrix LED headlights as well as on Audi A5 and S5 models with Matrix LED headlights and Audi Laser Light as additional high beams.
The new competition edition and competition edition plus packages will be available in Germany from January 2023. Prices start at 950 euros for the A4 and S4 and 1,450 euros for the A5 and S5. The competition edition plus packages are available for 2,450 euros for the A4 and S4, and 3,150 euros for the A5 and S5.
The RS 3 performance edition, the sportiest compact model from Audi Sport, is fast and a true street artist. Developed for maximum performance, the special edition boasts 299 kW (407 PS) of power and a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). In addition to well-known top technologies like the RS torque splitter and ceramic brakes, it has RS bucket seats for optimized lateral support and a whole host of exclusive design elements. The RS 3 performance edition features RS sports suspension with adaptive damper control as standard equipment. The RS 3 performance edition runs on semi-slick Pirelli P Zero “Trofeo R” tires as standard equipment – 265/35 on the front axle, 245/35 on the rear.
The special model shows its leading position in the RS 3 portfolio with a wide range of new design elements and equipment: in addition to the motorsport-design wheels and the RS‑sports exhaust system with black tailpipe trims, the Audi rings and the RS 3 badge on the front and rear are also black. This is in perfect harmony with the particular finishes on the RS 3 performance edition: these include the pearl-effect colors Nogaro Blue, Arrow Gray and Daytona Gray as well as Sebring Black Crystal Effect and Glacier White Metallic.
Specifically in the special model, the background image on the 10.1 inch touch display has a carbon look and shows the characteristic 2.5 TFSI 1-2-4-5-3 firing sequence. The RS monitor also integrates displays of coolant temperature, engine and transmission oil, g-forces, and tire pressures. At the same time, the Audi virtual cockpit plus provides information on performance-related data, such as lap times, g-forces, and acceleration in seconds from 0‑100 km/h (62 mph), 0‑200 km/h (124 mph), quarter mile, and eighth mile.
Perfection down to the smallest detail is also visible in the light. The standard Matrix LED headlights with darkened bezels and the LED taillights feature a dynamic flashing light and RS‑specific staging when unlocking and locking. When the RS 3 performance edition is opened, the digital daytime running light, consisting of 15 LED segments, displays the “checkered flag” on the passenger side and the “3‑0-0” on the driver side – based on the limited number of units and a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). Upon closing, “R-S-3” lettering appears in the pixel field below the main headlight instead of the “3-0-0.” While driving, the checkered flag lights up on both sides as a daytime running light. Another distinguishing feature is an entrance LED in the front doors: it projects “#RS performance” onto the ground next to the car.
With the third generation of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and the second generation of the RS 3 Sedan, high performance has reached a new level in the compact segment. Now Audi Sport GmbH is adding: the RS 3 performance edition is a limited edition of 300 units and is the pinnacle of its series both technically and visually. Available as Sportback and Sedan, the Edition guarantees driving fun and emotion across the board.