Might Audi have simply out-maneuvered BMW with a refined however potent grand tourer? The brand new 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe will surely argue so, a 2.9-liter V6 biturbo powered two-door with sufficient straight-line velocity to fulfill efficiency followers, however the lengthy legs to maintain street journey vacationers glad. The second-gen automotive has been revealed for the primary time on the Geneva Motor Present immediately.
Primarily based on the A5 Coupe, the RS 5 Coupe begins out with a meatier engine. The two.9-liter TFSI is all-new, and good for 450 HP and 443 lb-ft. of torque. Zero-62 mph is available in three.9 seconds; go for the dynamic bundle and a prime velocity of 174 mph is unlocked.
Although you may not count on it, Audi says financial system can be boosted too. That’s each right down to a brand new B-cycle combustion course of and a decrease curb weight than the outdated automotive – three,649 kilos – for 27 mpg mixed. Weight might be lowered much more with an optionally available carbon roof.
Unsurprisingly Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive is normal. The automaker positions its twin turbochargers between the cylinder banks for perkier response, and peak torque arrives between 1,900 rpm and 5,00Zero rpm. An RS-specific diffuser surrounds the oval tailpipes of an RS exhaust system which Audi guarantees ought to sound as tuneful as you’d hope it’d.
19-inch wheels are normal, with 20-inch model an possibility. Three look packages can be supplied: gloss black, carbon, and matt aluminum. Whichever is picked, there’s a wider, flatter model of Audi’s signature Singleframe grille than on the conventional A5, whereas new lateral air intakes and retailers flank the headlamps. These might be optionally switched out for Matrix LED variations. The wheel arches have been made greater than half an inch wider.
Below the sheet metallic, there’s an up to date five-link entrance axel, whereas a brand new five-link suspension replaces the outdated automotive’s trapezoidal-link system. Audi says that improves each consolation and sport response. RS sport suspension with Dynamic Trip Management, ceramic brakes, and dynamic steering are additionally supplied, with the power to change between particular person, dynamic, or consolation drive modes. An eight-speed tiptronic transmission is normal, with an optionally available rear sport differential.
On the within, the predominant shade is black. RS sport seats are clad in leather-based, and there’s a flat-bottomed multifunction sport steering wheel. RS logos are sprinkled liberally throughout the seats, wheel, door sills, and the selector lever. The Digital Cockpit show get a particular RS view with tire stress, torque, and g-force meters, and there’s a shift gentle to immediate upshifts.
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MMI with navigation and the contact controller are choices, full with an LTE connection and WiFi hotspot performance. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are additionally current, and there’s a touchpad within the middle console for navigating menus and textual content entry. A head-up show is obtainable, together with numerous driver-assist applied sciences like adaptive cruise management.
In Europe, Audi says the 2018 RS 5 Coupe ought to start to hit dealerships from June 2007. It’ll be priced from 80,900 Euro ($85,563). Availability and pricing for the US is but to be confirmed.