2020 Audi RS5 facelift comes in two versions

2020 Audi R5 sports sedan has officially launched an upgraded version in the middle of the life cycle with the refinement of exterior and equipment equipped with modern technology.


The Audi RS5 2020 facelift will come in coupe and Sportback versions. In this version, Audi has slightly changed the exterior of the car as well as upgraded the new-generation MMI touch entertainment system. However, the RS5 still uses a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 450 horsepower.

The Audi RS5 sports sedan has three paint options: Black, Turbo Blue, and Tango Red. Wheels appear in 19 or 20-inch sizes with 2 color options: glossy black or bronze.

On the exterior of both versions, there is a wider and flatter single frame monocoque grille, inherited from the brothers RS6 and RS7. Meanwhile, the subtle layout of the air vents creates an interesting association back to an Audi Sport Quattro emblem of the 1980s.

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In addition, the front wheel cavity design is expanded to about 40 mm, integrated with LED Matrix headlights with daytime running lights with black bezel, helping to make a difference compared to the standard Audi A5 version. Pentagonal cavity and front bumper are tweaked to make the look of RS 5 more powerful.

In terms of interior, the interior compartment on the next generation inherits quite a lot from the old model, except for a 10.1-inch MMI touch screen with fast response and slightly layout oriented towards the driver.

Audi offers a new optional Audi Virtual Cockpit screen size of 12.3 inches. Drivers can change a variety of interfaces, especially an RS interface for special driving modes. Meanwhile, the tape screen will appear with specific information such as maximum G-Force acceleration value.

Along with that, the information display system on the HUD windshield will also have similar graphics, helping the driver to know the vehicle’s gear level as well as the engine revs.

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When equipped with advanced multimedia system MMI Navigation Plus, the screen of the car will appear more information necessary for operating at high speeds such as the magnitude of acceleration in the direction, the actual operation of sports differentials, pressure as well as tire temperature at each wheel.

The interior of the car includes standard RS sports seats in Alcantara or Nappa leather options, RS interior package with red or gray border details. Other decorative details such as steering wheel, gear lever or knee rests are also covered with Alcantara with contrasting red or gray thread.

As announced by the company, the next generation of the RS5 possesses a more impressive cornering ability by the option of sport differential for a rear-wheel axle, operating under the mechanism of active distribution of torque between the wheel. Besides, the above two RS1 and RS2 driving modes can be activated with the ‘RS MODE’ button on the steering wheel.

The starting price of Audi RS5 in the German market is about 92,500 USD for both versions. Audi has not yet announced the exact delivery time.

Purchasing power declines, the global car market in 2019 plummets

2019 is just over a month away, but experts predict this will be a forgettable year for the global automotive industry as purchasing power is on the decline, dragging car sales to the lowest level within 10 years back here.


The trade war between the US and China has gradually repelled the global economic growth momentum, thereby affecting directly on the automobile manufacturing and trading industry. According to CNN Business, from mid-2018 until now, global car sales have started to enter a period of unstoppable decline.

Prospects for the global automobile industry’s recovery in 2019 are becoming more and more fragile, as 2019 is only about a month away when purchasing power has not improved.

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Accordingly, based on data from the International Automobile Manufacturing Association (OICA), Fitch Ratings forecast that compared to last year, global car sales in 2019 are on the decline of about 3.1 million units. This will be the largest decline in the global automotive market since the global financial crisis took place in 2008.

According to analysts of Fitch Ratings, global car sales in 2019 will stop at 77.5 million vehicles, down about 4% compared to 2018. This is the second consecutive year of sales. Global cars are in decline. Before that, in 2017 there were 81.8 million new cars sold worldwide and by 2018 they were down to 80.6 million.

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Declining demand for cars in China and the United States – the two largest automobile markets in the world – is one of the reasons that pulled global car sales to the lowest level in the past 10 years. Sales report of the China Automobile Association (CPCA) shows that, in the first 10 months of 2019, car sales in this market decreased by 11% compared to the same period in 2018. This is partly due to the Chinese government’s cut back on incentives for electric cars.

In the US – the second-largest automobile market in the world, the situation is not very satisfactory as consumers increasingly hesitate to withdraw their pockets to buy new cars. Facing this situation, Fitch Ratings forecasts that car sales in the US will only reach about 16.9 million vehicles when 2019 closes, down about 2% compared to 2018.

F1 races and information you may not know

The F1 race has its roots in the European Grand Prix since the 1920s, but it wasn’t until 1950 that the first world championship race was held at Silvertone racetrack, England by the World Racing Federation (FIA).


In the F1 2019 season, a total of 10 racing teams from famous brands such as Mercedes, Ferrari, Redbull, Renault compete with each other in 21 stages taking place around the world. Each racing team has 2 participants, so there are a total of 20 competing cars. The racing team will design their own car but must use engines sponsored by Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault or Cosworth. The maximum speed that F1 supercar can reach is 370 km/h.

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After nearly 70 years of development, F1 tire replacement time is reduced from 1 minute to less than 2 seconds. In order to do that, the driver must stop the car extremely accurately so as not to crash into the waiting mechanic, at the same time 4 other mechanics will change the tire. The record for F1 tire replacement time was 1.89 seconds set by British racing team Williams in 2017 in Azerbaijan.

F1 racing is one of the most expensive sports. According to the statistics of F1 racing teams, each year the amount to spend is extremely large, about 100 million USD and possibly up to 500 million USD. Engine research and development alone cost the racing teams $ 125-225 million. Currently, F1 racing betting is also becoming popular. Players can participate in betting at famous online casinos like W88 or M88.

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To become an F1 driver, riders have to spend about 20 million USD and have been trained since they were only 8-9 years old with the beginning of go-kart racing. However, sometimes the riders do not need to spend so much money and can still attend the F1 tournament by shining in the small races, the “big” like Mercedes, Ferrari, Mc Laren found out about investing in these riders. In the past, there were many riders who showed themselves and rose with their true talents like Niki Lauda, ​​Esteban Ocon or Max Verstappen.

The most famous driver of the 21st century is Michael Schumacher, who has won 5 consecutive victories. The rider’s name became better known after the late racer Ayrton Senna died at Imola. An accident in 2014 when skiing caused the driver to become paralyzed and unable to speak.

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Lewis Hamilton is the name most successful in F1 racing to date. Last season, the driver won 233/250 points with 9 consecutive race wins, surpassing the legendary Michael Schumacher.

Every time you win a trophy at a race, the winner receives a prize of about 200,000 USD and will double, triple if he wins the final. Michael Schumacher is one of the world’s most terrible drivers, with an estimated $30 million a year.

Chinese electric SUVs compete with Tesla

Chinese electric car maker Nio has just launched a second SUV named ES6 with a power of up to 537 horsepower, declaring a fair competition with Tesla of the US.


Previously, Nio has launched the larger 7-seat ES8 model, competing with Tesla Model X, while the ES6 model is smaller than ES8, for young customers. The ES6 is described as a high performance mid-size electric SUV, with the largest and most intelligent range in this segment.

Nio ES6 has a length of 4,850 mm and a width of 1,965 mm. The wheelbase of the ES6 is also shorter than the ES8 at 2,900 mm, ES6 can arrange both 7-seat configuration comfortably. The design of ES6 is also identical to the elder ES8, only differing in size.

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The interior of the Nio ES6 also impresses with high-quality materials such as luxury cars, a flat steering wheel, sports seats and a fabric-covered ceiling, a large touch screen placed along the dashboard. operated by NOMI’s artificial intelligence system. The highlights in the Nio ES6 include Nappa leather interior and automatic perfume system, high-class design seats.

Nio ES6 has 2 standard and high-end versions with 2 different power levels respectively 214 and 537 horsepower. The high-end version will have up to two different electric motors, including a high-performance permanent magnet (PM) motor with 215 horsepower (160 kW) mounted on the front wheel and a magnetic induction motor. (IM) high efficiency produces 322 horsepower (240 kW) mounted on the rear wheels. The standard version has only one drive motor at the front.

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The premium version has a total power of up to 537 horsepower, giving the ES6 the ability to accelerate 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 200 km / h. Besides its incredible performance, the Nio ES6 also has an operating range of up to 510 km for an optional 84 kWh battery pack according to the European NEDC test procedure. However, when sold, ES6 will come with a battery pack of 70 kWh shared from the ES8 elder.

In the domestic market, the Nio ES6 standard version starts at $51,800 excluding tax, while the higher version costs $57,600 with a 536 horsepower engine and 70 kWh battery pack. The most advanced version with an 84 kWh battery pack costs $64,850.