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Audi RS5 Coupe - Practicality & boot space

The Audi RS5 is among the most practical fast coupes you can buy

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

3.5 out of 5

One of the most pleasing aspects of a fast car based on something rather more prosaic is that it invariably means day-to-day usability is maintained. This is as true for the Audi RS5 as it is for the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63. Naturally, a two-door coupe won’t be quite as family-friendly as a saloon or an estate, but the RS5 certainly provides far more everyday practicality than a similarly powerful two-seater sports car.

Audi RS5 interior space & storage

The Audi RS5 was developed from the Audi A5 Coupe, which itself is closely related to the Audi A4 saloon and Avant estate. This means that many of the engineering ‘hard points’ are the same throughout the family; there’s as much space for those in the front of an RS5 as you’ll find in an A4, for example.

The rear seats of the A5 Coupe are rather more restrictive than the A4 saloon’s, though, and the bigger, more supportive front seats of the RS5 eat further into rear-seat space, as well as further restricting rear-seat occupants’ view forward. Taller adults will feel cramped, but the seats are fine for most on shorter journeys. Children should have little reason for complaint.

Boot space

As if to underline the RS5’s ability as an effortless long-distance cruiser, Audi boasts its 465-litre boot is the biggest in the class. The claim holds water, too – the RS5 can accommodate 20 litres more luggage than a BMW 4 Series Coupe and beats the Lexus RC by a whole 100 litres. It benefits from a practical, wide opening too, making larger items easier to load.

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