Audi has launched a pair of new Carbon Editions for its latest RS4 and RS5 models, offering less weight and a whole lot of carbon parts.
The new Carbon Edition includes several carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) details, including a front spoiler, sill extensions, a diffuser insert, door mirror housings, interior inlays as well as an exposed roof and rear spoiler that are exclusive to the RS5 Coupe.
In addition, there is also a new set of one-piece milled 20-inch alloy wheels that are exclusive to the Carbon Edition models and offer a weight saving of 8kg (18 lbs). All in, the Carbon Editions of the RS4 and RS5 Coupe are 80kg (176 lbs) and 60kg (132 lbs) lighter respectively than their “normal” counterparts.
Other differences include a matt aluminum finish for the radiator grille, the window surrounds and for the front horizontal under-grille bar and privacy glass. Both the RS4 and RS5 Coupe Carbon Edition also come with RS Matrix LED headlamps, a Quattro sport differential and fine Nappa leather sports seats in black with contrast red stitching.
Power from the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 is unchanged, at 444hp (450PS) and 443lb-ft (600Nm). 0-62mph comes in 3.9 seconds in the case of the RS5 Coupe and 4.1 seconds in the case of the RS4 Avant. Top speed is limited to 155mph, but tick the right option and Audi will lift the limiter to 174mph.
Pricing for the Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 Coupe Carbon Edition models is £71,625 and £75,400 respectively in the UK, which is £10,000 and £12,500 respectively over the standard models.