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Audi RS5: In detail!

Audi RS5

Here’s all you need to know about the Audi RS5.

Tremendous power packaged in a classically elegant coupe body: Audi is introducing the Audi RS 5 Coupé. The high-revving 4.2 liter V8 delivers 331 kW (450 hp), yet is amazingly fuel efficient. The seven-speed S tronic and an innovative center differential in the quattro drivetrain transmit power to all four wheels. Developed by quattro GmbH, the Audi RS models comprise the dynamic spearhead of Audi’s model range. The RS 5 Coupé is the latest torchbearer in a tradition dating back over 15 years to the RS 2 Avant: exceptional dynamics in the midsize category.

A classically elegant coupe with a breathtakingly powerful engine: Audi is introducing the RS 5 Coupé. The high-revving 4.2-liter V8 pumps out a hefty 331 kW (450 hp), yet uses fuel extremely efficiently. Like all of the high-performance models from Audi, the RS 5 Coupé delivers its power to the road via all four wheels. A new evolutionary stage of quattro permanent all-wheel drive is also debuting here.

The Audi RS 5 Coupé uses a high-revving, normally aspirated V8 displacing 4,163 cc. This engine is closely related to the V10 that powers the R8 high-performance sports car. The 4.2 FSI delivers 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm, with the peak torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The sonorous V8 catapults the two-door model from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Audi can increase that to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) upon request.