Audi RS5 Get Powerful Turbocharged V6 From Panamera


Audi RS5 is a high-performance premium coupe of the medium-sized class created by the sports Quattro division of the German brand, which combines elegant design and outstanding technical stuffing.

The second generation of the car was officially demonstrated to a wide audience on the stage of the Geneva Motor- Show in the first decade of March 2017 – visually it was transformed in a single key with less powerful “brothers” in the family, but at the same time got a new engine, also known for the Porsche Panamera 4S.

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More Aggressive

The confusion of the RS5 with the other “fives” will not work even at the maximum desire: do not give it to do enlarged arches of wheels, spectacular rims measuring 19 inches, aggressively designed front bumper with air intakes and oval exhaust pipes.

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The length of the RS of the second generation is extended to 185.9″, and in width and height it occupies 73.2″ (including side mirrors – 79.8″) and 53.5″ respectively. Between the pairs of wheels at the two-door can fit 108.8″ base, and its curb weight reaches 3648 lbs.

More Sportier Inside

And inside, to recognize the Audi RS5 on the background of the standard model is not difficult: an extreme option instantly gives out a cut at the bottom of the steering wheel with suede trim and sports seats with integrated headrests that optionally also have a stitching of red threads.

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Other differences he does not have: avant-garde design, the highest quality of production, exceptionally premium finishing materials, a four-seat layout and a cargo compartment with a volume of 16.4 cubic feet.

Powerful V6

On the arms of the Audi RS5 is a 2.9 liter petrol engine with six cylinders arranged in V-shape, a pair of various turbochargers (located in the collapse of the exhaust channels), direct injection and 24-valve. It generates 450 horsepower at 5500-6750 rpm and 442 lb ft of torque, available in the range from 1900 to 5000 rpm.

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The power unit works with the 8-speed automatic ZF and the all-wheel drive quattro with asymmetric center differential, distributing the traction to the rear in 40:60 ratio, and the active inter-wheel differential in the rear axle.

RS5 accelerates to the sixty for 3.9 seconds, and its peak capabilities do not exceed 155 mph due to the electronic limiter (although for a surcharge it can be moved up to 174 mph ).

Platform and Technical Details

Structurally, the Audi RS5 is identical to the A5 model of the second generation: it is built on the MLB evo platform with abundant application of high-strength steel and aluminum in the body “skeleton”, longitudinally based engine, independent pendants with a double lever in front and five-lever in rear, As well as an adaptive electromechanical power steering.

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By default, the two-door flaunts the all ventilated brake discs with six-piston monoblock calipers on the front axle and single-piston ones with a floating bracket in the rear. In this case, the steering, shock absorbers and springs of the extreme coupe have sports settings, and as an option, it offers adaptive shock absorbers Dynamic Ride Control with several algorithms.

Equipment Level

By default, the coupe is equipped with six airbags, a three-zone air conditioning system, a combination leather trim and Alcantara, a multimedia system, all-LED optics, 21-inch wheels, sports suspension, Start / Stop technology, electric boot lid, heated sports seats , Premium audio system and darkness of other modern equipment.

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In addition, for the two-door is offered a virtually infinite list of optional “bells and whistles”: adaptive cruise control, rear-view camera, automatic parking system, projection display, “Bang & Olufsen” music, active rear differential, electronically controlled dampers, carbon-ceramic brakes and much more.
Editor's rating
4.7 overall
  • Safety4.7
  • Performance5
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.5

2017 model year Audi RS5 will be updated and will get wonderful turbocharged V8 which will set a new standard for luxurious sport coupe.

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