10 The new, "down-sized" Audi RS5

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Unlike previous two iterations of RS5, 8T3 and 8T3 facelift, the new 9T RS5 uses turbocharged power. Unfortunately, it is not the famous 4 liter twin turbo 8 - it's a V6.

A5 is Audi's largest coupe, and I was expecting RS version to have something more exotic than twin turbo V6, especially when peak power is not improved, compared to outgoing atmospheric V8.

As far as visuals - I think the RS treatment is done well and is not distasteful, like you would expect from Audi. I just think the 8T was prettier design to begin with.

Performance will be good and likely better than it used to be with the V8. Audi state 0-100 time in 3.9 seconds.

If previous RS5 was slightly above BMW M3 E92 in performance and price, this time Audi seem to be determined to target BMW M4 more directly.

By FastestLaps, 2 weeks ago   7.7k

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saxy  23h  

Audi is all about "nice" cars adapting to modern technology. Nothing about being drivers cars. You can't even get a manual RS car.

They are really nice to live with and just going from A to B.


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BR2+  23h  

Audi isnt known for driver involvement, Not for a long time, They dont care about that anymore.


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Monanysou  1d  

I saw new A5 just a few days ago for the first time. Pictures don't do this car justice. It is great in reality. I can only imagine RS with those flared arches!
Regarding RS5, there wasn't so much praise from automotive press for the last model regarding driver involvement, I'm eager to see how this one turns out, lighter engine promises!


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BR2+  2w  

I meant advertised power. But we all know thats the truth.


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saxy  2w  

Oh we can be sure it doesn't have the same power as the last. The last had a maximized NA engine. This is a flexible turbo. And given how much hp the competition, it's unlikely it has any less than 500hp


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BR2+  2w  

I think it looks fan Frickin tastic, Prolly top 2 favorite cars introduced at the motorshow, I didn't think it would look so amazing.

Kinda bummed bout no V8, But I like seeing a high powered V6, Just a shame it has the same power as the last one


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FastestLaps  2w  

Its engine from Panamera and probably Macan.


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saxy  2w  

Yet it's not the engine in the 911 Carrera S...


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rhs1992  2w  

S5 has 3.0, but RS5 has different 2.9 engine from Porsche


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saxy  2w  

Isn't the S4, a turbo 3.0? And now the RS5 is a 2.9? Or are the same size but heavily tuned?