The new Audi RS5 Coupe has been reviled at the Geneva Motor Show as it looses the V8 for a ozone layer friendly V6
The much awaited Audi RS5 has finally arrived and that too with a bang. The newly launched RS5 is powered by a 2.9 liter V6 twin turbo engine which churns out 450 BHP and 600 Nm of torque, and is said to be available only in eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The newer version of RS5 now comes with stunning new cutting edge design combining power and efficiency, the car looks a lot more sportier and aggressive now than its predecessor, due to its massive honeycomb front air inlets, the wider single frame radiator grille and the air intakes and outlets which are crafted perfectly on the flanks of the RS5.
The car gets the RS specific diffuser insert and oval tailpipes of the RS exhaust system and can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 3.9 seconds and carries a top speed of 280 Km/h with the optional dynamic package. And the RS5 now weighs 65 Kgs lighter than the previous model as it comes with a carbon fibre roof which is optional to the buyers.
The interior of the car carries a lot of leather which looks quite sporty and well fitted. Things such as RS sports seats with optional diamond stitching. A flat-bottomed multi-function sport steering wheel with RS logos around the cabin and Audi’s infotainment system which features information on torque and G-Forces with shift light alongside the rev limiter are offered. Optional MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, Audi connect and LTE, WiFi hotspot option and the Apple car play and Android Auto are available.
The RS5 also comes with a sports suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and Dynamic steering with RS specific tuning. The Audi drive select system which gives the driver an option to select dynamic or comfortable driving mode. The performance coupe is said to make its debut in the month of June 2017 in Germany and Europe.
2017 Audi RS5 Review