|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2018 Audi RS 5
|Quattro Coupe||2.9L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||8A||3.5 sec||11.9 sec @ 116 mph||18/26/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
2014 Audi RS 5
|4.2 Quattro Coupe||4.2L V8||AWD||7A||3.9 sec||12.3 sec @ 112.2 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2013 Audi RS 5
|4.2 Quattro Cabriolet||4.2L V8||AWD||7A||4.3 sec||12.7 sec @ 111 mph||16/22/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|4.2 Quattro Cabriolet||4.2L V8||AWD||7A||4.3 sec||12.8 sec @ 108.9 mph||16/22/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|4.2 Quattro Coupe||4.2L V8||AWD||7A||4.4 sec||12.8 sec @ 111 mph||16/23/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
|4.2 Quattro Coupe||4.2L V8||AWD||7A||4.0 sec||12.5 sec @ 110.7 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|4.2 Quattro Coupe||4.2L V8||AWD||7A||4.3 sec||12.7 sec @ 110 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2011 Audi RS 5
|4.2 Quattro Coupe||4.2L V8||AWD||7A||4.0 sec||12.5 sec @ 112 mph||----/----/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|4.2 Quattro Coupe||4.2L V8||AWD||7A||4.3 sec||12.8 sec @ 108.2 mph||----/----/13.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
About Audi RS5
Like a heavyweight champ, the RS5 packs a really powerful punch. When it comes to performance at a higher level, the RS5 is at the top of the list of powerful players.
It is equipped with a 450hp 4.2-liter V8 that loves to roar, the RS5 has a seven speed dual clutch S Tronic transmission with the Quattro all wheel drive.
It also has a sport tuned suspension for maximum driving control and pleasure. The RS5 is available as coupe or cabriolet for those who like a little sun and wind with their fun.
A Great Value
Few cars combine speed and beauty at such a high level as the Audi RS5. Reviewers say that it is faster than the Porsche Carrera 911 and about 20K cheaper in price.
The RS5 is not as aggressive as the BMW M4, nor is it as boring as the Mercedes CLA45 AMG according to critics. It’s a worthy contender in the sport sedan class, and is the best option if you want to be a little different from the many professionals and businessmen who drive a sport sedan around the every day. The RS5 is worth very serious consideration for those who want to pay less than $80K for something that has sportiness and doesn’t exclude some practicality.
An inspection under the hood reveals an engine that would not look out of place in a Ferrari. It has red cam covers and a carbon fiber encrusted intake manifold. These are pure eye candy, but this V-8 is no pretender; it delivers the same willingness to take off with a quick throttle response like the engines from Maranello.
The V8 Engine
The engine is a 32 valve DOHC V-8 with direct fuel injection, an aluminum block and heads. The displacement is 254 cu. in., it has 450 hp @ 8250 rpm. The torque is at 317lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.
The Audi RS5 4.2 coupe will get you from 0 – 60 miles per hour in a flat 4.0 seconds. It will reach the ¼ mile mark in 12.5 seconds at 112 miles per hour.
Having rejected the forced air induction trend, this naturally aspirated V8 is graced with linear power delivery and no hesitation it surges steadily until the limiter kicks in. It’s a race-worthy engine. Unlike the Cadillac CTS-V, BMW M3, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, the RS5 is fuel efficient enough to avoid a gas guzzler penalty. The EPA fuel economy numbers come in at 16 miles per gallon in the city, and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.
Cornering is not an issue; the RS 5 is equipped with Audi’s legendary Quattro all wheel drive system, by transferring power to all four wheels it can tackle about any road with confidence. An available torque vectoring sport differential dramatically increases turning force in corners. This is how performance has taken a serious turn for the better.
The 2015 Audi RS5 has an abundance of power, plenty of interior sport style, and a surprising amount of agility in cornering, according to the automotive journalists.
The Audi RS5 has exceptional exterior appearance according to the reviews. The exterior can be customized, along with the interior for a personal touch that will set you apart from the crowd.
Audi RS5 Features
The Audi RS5 comes standard with many of the features available in other Audi models.
Standard features include leather upholstery; power front seats that are adjustable and heated, a 505 watt 14 speaker Bang & Olufsen surround sound audio system with satellite radio, and Bluetooth capability.
Front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, and Audi’s MMI infotainment with navigation are also included in the standard trim package.
Also included is the adaptive xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights for a safer driving experience. They are not only functional, but stylish.
The USB port for portable devices that comes standard with most Audi models is not available in the RS5.
Most people would think that diesel engines are for the heavy duty truck or SUV. Then there are the cars built for cruising, but a sports car? Who would even imagine that?
Sports cars are supposed to be aggressive, and responsive to deliver speed and agility on the road or track.
The Audi RS5 TDI 385-hp 3.0 liter V6 TDI is still a prototype, but it is close to series production closing the gaps with gasoline engines in areas where diesels used to be hopelessly outclassed. Look for this new diesel model to be out soon.
For now, the Audi RS5 delivers a responsive quick alternative to the luxury sport class for a great price. The 450hp engine and 7 speed transmission provides the power, the all wheel drive provides great traction for cornering, and the interior style provides luxury.
The Audi RS5 is a great value at only 80K for those that need to be pampered with speed and luxury.
To learn more about Audi RS5, visit the official Audi website.
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