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2018 Audi RS5 Coupe: The (almost) incredible hulk

Audi's new RS5 Coupe is a wonderful sports car, but perhaps a bit too buttoned-up for its own good.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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The RS5 Coupe slots above the A5 and S5 in Audi's lineup.

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It uses a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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It's a potent V6, too, with 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

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Power goes to the ground via Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

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The RS5 is a fetching little coupe, especially in this shade of Sonoma green.

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The 2018 RS5 Coupe starts at $69,900, not including destination charges.

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Opt for the Dynamic Package and you get a sweet-sounding sport exhaust.

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Up front, every RS5 comes with standard LED headlights.

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LED taillights with directional turn signals are also standard equipment.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe.

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