In the second creation of the Audi RS5 Coupe, Audi Sport is presenting its first model to feature the present RS layout idiom. Its all-new 2.9 TFSI bi-turbo engine creates 331 kW (450 HP) and also delivers 600 NM (442.5 lb-ft) of torque. The standard quattro drive distributes the electricity to all four wheels.
“The new Audi RS5 Coupe is the gran turismo one of the RS models from Audi Sport. The high-performance Coupe combines elegant aesthetics with high everyday usability. The car’s V6 bi-turbo has been developed from the bottom up and provides considerably more performance combined with higher efficiency,” explained Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, in explaining the new version.
2018 Audi RS5 Coupe Exterior and Interior
The designers drew inspiration for your RS5 Coupe in the distinctive racing particulars of this Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. Massive air inlets using the honeycomb structure typical of RS models characterize the leading end of the vehicle. The Singleframe radiator grille is significantly wider and flatter than from the base version. Next to the headlights are added lateral air intakes and outlets; tinted bezels distinguish the optional Matrix LED headlights. Quattro blisters on the flanks highlight the marked bulges on the wheel arches, which are enlarged by 15 millimeters (0.6 in). As standard, these home 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, together with 20-inch wheels available as an option. A sporty finish to the automobile is supplied by the RS-specific diffuser insert the oval tailpipes of the RS exhaust system along with a surface-mounted spoiler lip. With a span of 4,723 millimeters (185.9 in), the new Audi RS5 Coupe has been 74 millimeters (2.9 in) more than the preceding version.
The interior also preserves high functionality, with business yet supportive leather front bucket seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminum pedals along with Audi’s configurable digital cockpit instrumentation. A 1.5-cm more wheelbase adds a bit more space inside, and there’s 2.6 cm more shoulder room front, and 2.3 cm additional elbow room for rear passengers. But do not kid yourself; that isn’t a family reunion and also you should only enable adults that you don’t really like back there — it’s tight. There’s also 11 liters more back space at 465 liters.
2018 Audi RS5 Coupe Under the Hood
The largest change to this new RS5 is under the hood, where a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 replaces the former version’s 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8. Although the V6’s 444 horsepower is just a shade below the V8’s 450 HP, peak torque is up substantially to 443 lb.-ft. From your V8’s paltry 317 lbs. -ft. It’s the exact same engine you’ll discover driving the latest Porsche Panamera 4S. This smaller, lighter engine is responsible for about half of this RS5’s 60-kilogram weight loss.
This newfound power shoves the RS5 from zero to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds. The engine can also be 17 percent more fuel efficient, claiming 8.7L/100 km working with the European test cycle.
2018 Audi RS5 Coupe Price and Available
The 2018 Audi RS5 will reach dealerships in Germany this June, and its MSRP is 80,900 euros, which converts to about $85,495. Audi didn’t say whether it was coming into the US or maybe not. However, since the previous one did, it is not crazy to believe that this one will, too.