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Stiffened-up chassis package comes alongside design tweaks and more vocal exhaust system

The Audi RS4 Avant and Audi RS5 have been dialled up to offer enhanced dynamics and a louder soundtrack in new, limited-edition Competition guise.

The hardcore new variants of the sports estate and its coupé sibling will arrive in German dealerships in July, but Autocar understands Audi is still evaluating whether or not to bring the new arrivals to the UK. 

The upgrades bring unique styling touches for each and a package of mechanical upgrades, with the pricier Competition Plus package being most heavily differentiated from the standard cars.

The Competition cars are marked out by black badging, matt carbon-effect exterior trim and optional black wheels in a bespoke design, which can be wrapped in sticky Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

The interior is similarly decked out with black trim elements.

It's the modifications to the chassis that most obviously set the Competition apart, though.

The ride height is lowered by 10mm over standard and can be brought down a further 10mm manually. The spring rate has been increased, the stabilisers stiffened and three-way adjustable dampers installed to "heighten the general driving experience and help shorten lap times". 

Audi claims an enhanced differential boosts handling performance further, courtesy of a tweak to the power unit that sends more power rearward in corners. 

Power from the cars' twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 remains at 444bhp, but straight-line pace has been subtly improved, as the gearbox has been tuned to give quicker shifts.

The RS5 Competition gets from 0-62mph in just 3.8sec - a 0.1sec improvement – while the RS4 Avant Competition shaves 0.2sec off its sprint time, at 3.9sec. 

Rounding off the package is a bespoke RS sports exhaust with matt-black tips, which is less insulated from the cabin and thus "gives a "more intense sound pattern".

A byproduct of this is a small 8kg weight loss. 

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spoolio 17 May 2022

After the team signed this design off did they all go to the soft play centre for a party to celebrate the director's 8th birthday?  It's just such a caricature of a car now that it's not even funny.  

martin_66 17 May 2022

Oh dear.  Yet another "Competition" model.  I thought they were stupid on BMWs, now Audi have to be a bunch of sheep and copy them.

This ridiculous "Competition" thing is as pointless as all those awful "Black" editions so many manufacturers sold not so long ago.  It's lame. It's meaningless.  Please, just STOP.

Peter Cavellini 17 May 2022

So, they've been on a diet, lost a few Kilos, had a facelift and a few cosmetic enhancements, painted in the now popular flat grey,oh!, and charged more for this limited run, they're only a tenth or so quicker and sit about 10mm lower all for better Track times, don't know about the rest of us but, driving round a track can't be good a road Car,and, what about Car insurance?, is track days covered?, or do you just not tell them?

xxxx 17 May 2022
Peter Cavellini wrote:

don't know about the rest of us but, driving round a track can't be good a road Car,and, what about Car insurance?, is track days covered?, or do you just not tell them?

Yea cause the average buyer of kin quick 70k+ car expects his insurance to cover him for track days, hardly the reposonsibility of Audi to tell drivers about insurance round Brands, do BMW when you buy a M3 Peter.

Just Saying 17 May 2022
Well said xxxx
More gibberish from Peter. BTW
"Car" is "car" how many more times! LOL
martin_66 17 May 2022

Maybe he is a fan of Car magazine, and he is getting in subtle references?  Perhaps he drives everywhere in Top Gear" (geddit?).

I don't know why he keeps writing car with a capital C either.  Perhaps he is just a buffoon?

Just Saying 17 May 2022
Excellent Martin.
At least he's Consistent!
Peter Cavellini 17 May 2022
Just Saying wrote:

Well said xxxx More gibberish from Peter. BTW "Car" is "car" how many more times! LOL

It was the best of times and the worst of times?, the underlying question was...would you put your daily ride round a track?.

martin_66 17 May 2022

Those times have moved on Peter.  The question now is whether Just Saying would put their Car round a track, or whether they would put their car round a track.

Peter Cavellini 17 May 2022
xxxx wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

don't know about the rest of us but, driving round a track can't be good a road Car,and, what about Car insurance?, is track days covered?, or do you just not tell them?

Yea cause the average buyer of kin quick 70k+ car expects his insurance to cover him for track days, hardly the reposonsibility of Audi to tell drivers about insurance round Brands, do BMW when you buy a M3 Peter.

So, what about the rest? , not agree with my opinion?