The finest member of Audi S5 fmily revealed today in Frankfurt as the new RS5.
This nicely proportioned coupe features the new normally aspirated 4.2 liter V8 developing 31 kW (450 hp) and 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) of torque. Zero to 100 km/h is dealt with in 4.6 seconds and as for the top speed, well it’s 250 km/h, but upon request Audi can raise it to 280! Why wouldn’t they set the 280 as default then? Who wouldn’t like to have a faster car?!
Like all RS models, this Audi too benefits from the advantages of Quattro 4WD system, which thanks to the 40:60 ratio of the rear-biased configuration, not only won’t cause that much understeer, it’ll let you pull spectacular tail slides if you know how to.
Features of the car’s interior apart from the sport steering wheel and all the leather, include a carbon design package is available for the engine compartment, as are a variety of styling packages for the body in black or matt aluminum look. A broad range of high-performance assistance and communication systems round out the optional extras program. Among these are adaptive cruise control, Audi side assist, adaptive light, MMI navigation plus, the Bluetooth online car phone and the Bang & Olufsen sound system.
That’s all you need to know about the new RS5. It’s a brilliant car. You should only decide if you like the way it looks. We don’t.