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    2019 - RS5 Coupe Sport Edition - First impressions - (ex S5 Owner).

    On the bright side, you will be in front of your mate, so only they will have to listen to your exhaust.
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    2019 RS5 Sport Edition - Oil Type & usage?

    I have 21,000 miles on mine and have never had to add oil.
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    Are you enjoying your new RS5?

    Just had my RS5 SB on the track for the first time. I'm familiar with the track and have been there numerous times with my previous B8.5 S4 (APR Stage 2, but no suspension or brake mods). The RS5 accelerates more aggressively, brakes much stronger, and was substantially more composed and...
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    Are you enjoying your new RS5?

    True, at least for now. Apparently the S5 SB sold really well here, so we got the RS version first. I saw some stats that said the S5 SB sold 10:1 over the S5 Coupe. On the flip side, Avants don't sell well here so we never get them. I tried to get an RS4 last year, and even explored...
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    Are you enjoying your new RS5?

    Had a break in the weather. Here's a few pics...
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    Need Wheel Advice

    For anyone else facing this issue, this is what I decided to do. The trade-off is between weight, strength and cost. What's right for me may or may not be right for you, but this is what I learned in the process. Hopefully it will save you some time, and if you know or learn something more...
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    Facelift Winter tires - Time to take responsibility?

    I am more worried about people who drive in the winter with summer tires, but All Season tires are still a compromise. However, summer tires in the winter are irresponsible. You are not the only one on the road. As one who uses winter tires, I'm not worried that I will hit the car in front...
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    Are you enjoying your new RS5?

    I'll post some pics when I can get it clean long enough to do so. We're still buried in winter weather at the moment and it's impossible to keep clean. We don't see many RS cars around here either, but we do see some. Mine arrived in the first batch of RS5 Sportbacks to the states. I think...
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    Facelift Winter tires - Time to take responsibility?

    Much of this discussion seems to miss the point of winter tires. Each type of tire is designed to work in a particular temperature range. A tire that works well in high performance summer conditions gets hard in cold weather and provides less traction regardless of wet or dry roads...
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    Need Wheel Advice

    I just purchased a 2019 RS5 Sportback and live in the Chicago area. It's a daily driver and winters can be harsh. I have been using separate summer and winter tires and wheels for about 30 years on a variety of cars. I could not find a separate set of wheels when the RS5 arrived, so I put...
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    Need Wheel Advice

    I just purchased a 2019 RS5 Sportback and live in the Chicago area. It's a daily driver and winters can be harsh. I have been using separate summer and winter tires and wheels for about 30 years on Porsches, Mercedes and other Audis. I could not find a separate set of wheels when the RS5...
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    Are you enjoying your new RS5?

    Yes, the RS5 feels special. I odered my RS5 Sportback in June and it arrived in January. It now has 1400 miles on it. I drove a B8 S4 for 2 years and a B8.5 S4 for the last 6. I would have purchased an RS4 if it was available in the states, but it's not. The RS5 Coupe was too small for my...
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