Audi has launched the facelifted RS5 Sportback from Rs 1.04 crore (ex-showroom) within the country. The facelifted model now comes as a four-door Sportback, rather than the normal two-door coupe. It sports a revised front fascia with a wider grille, new headlamps and taillights , and 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels. Changes on the within are limited to Audi’s new 10.1-inch MMI infotainment system which will be controlled only via touch inputs.
The facelifted RS5 Sportback is priced from Rs 1.04 crore (ex-showroom). It takes on the Mercedes-AMG C63 and therefore the facelifted BMW M3.
The new RS5 Sportback is that the top-of-the-range four-door performance saloon within the A5 line-up. aside from its powerful V6 mill, the RS5 comes with an array of features which will be accessed via the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus and therefore the MMI infotainment. Inside, there’s a 12.3-inch high-definition colour TFT display next to a ten .1-inch HD infotainment touchscreen.
The most significant upgrade over the previous version is its new Linux-based OS which makes the infotainment more intuitive and feature-rich. additionally , Audi has also equipped the MMI with WiFi 802.11ac that supports 2.4 and 5 GHz bands that allow it to attach eight devices at a time, LTE advanced Pro modem with up to at least one Gbps download speed and high-definition speech which may recognise the tongue easily.
The infotainment screen features a plain interface that’s easy to use even while driving and it’s a touch tilted towards the driving force . Moreover, it also uses a sufficiently big and clearly legible font for the folder/app names along side sharp app icons. Being a high-definition screen, the instrument cluster display also uses a readable font and an intuitive layout.
Most Audi vehicles accompany the famous virtual cockpit and MMI (Multimedia Interface) infotainment system. Audi utilises Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB) hardware that runs the OS , apps and other functions. In May 2020, the brand released third-generation infotainment technology called the MIB 3 which is claimed to be ten times faster than its predecessor MIB 2 and it also brings many new features to the infotainment system.