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Audi RS5 (8T3) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1725 kg (3803 lbs)
Dimensions 4.65 m (183 in) long, 1.86 m (73 in) wide, 1.37 m (54 in) high
Wheelbase 2.75 m (108 in)
Power / weight 261 ps (257 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 249 Nm (184 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2010
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 284 kph (176 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.2 s
0 - 50 kph 1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 3.4 s
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s
0 - 130 kph 7.4 s
0 - 180 kph 13.7 s
0 - 200 kph 15.4 s
0 - 60 mph 4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 9.7 s
0 - 150 mph 25.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.1 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s @ 112.5 mph
1000 m 23.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.1 s

More acceleration times

Audi RS5 acceleration graph
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Hein  2y ago

How can 0-180 kph be 13.7s, but 1/4 mile is 12.5s at 112 mph (also 180 kph)?

I think the 180 kph at 1/4 mile is rather for 2012 RS5 than 2010 RS5.


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Piorun  2y ago

Its still one of the best Audis ever. There is new 2015 model, but it isnt faster or anything much better.
Its seems like some kind of european "muscle car" made by OOOO. AWD isnt so much understeer oriented, its very neutral.

The main problem - its heavy.


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Antoine Griffith  4y ago

Heavy, heavy, heavy….


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Giuliano H  5y ago

RS5 vs M3 e92 - Who is the best?


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rs5  5y ago

@Riko

why did you sell it after such short period of time?



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muse  6y ago

Riko This happens with every car after you leave the car salon...


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Riko  6y ago

@E - that's exactly what I am saying. Buy used / don't buy NEW from AUDI. It was not 3 weeks but 14 months. I bought the RS5 new because it was a new model and I did not want to wait for 12 months or so to get a second hand one (bit childish I know). I've done the same with other cars before and first year depreciation has always been between 22-25% - not 30%. It shows the RS5 is vastly overpriced and Audi are not prepared to support the price of their premium range products in the secondary market. On top of that, their strategy is to come up with upgraded versions of those cars every 12 months so you are guaranteed to lose even more value on your car - I don't know about BMW / Merc, but it seems to me that this is a specific problem with Audi.


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E  6y ago

Who buys a car to sell it?

I think better advice is, buy used if you're going to keep a car for three weeks.


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Jeff B  6y ago

Buy an M3 or C63 and the same thing would have happened.


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Riko  6y ago

Bought my brand new Audi RS5 in Jan2011, 65.7K GBP. In October 2011, I asked Audi how much they would bid for the car if I wanted to sell it back to them. Car in perfect condition, 6K miles, still smelled new inside. Answer: 46K GBP! Thats what I call proper depreciation! I just sold the car 5 months and 2.5K miles later at 47K GBP. Audi were bidding low 40's for it. I know buying new is not a clever thing to do, but Audi have an excessively bad habit of destroying the value of your car in the secondary market. The new RS5 2012 was announced less than a year after the first older versions could actually hit the road. Similar to what happened with the R8 V8 and R8 V10. My car's value took a pretty big hit on that day! It's a shame coz I really enjoyed the car - but take it from me, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING NEW FROM AUDI unless you like to throw tons of cash out of the window for fun...


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hmm  6y ago

I thing isn't underpowered but too heavy.
I hope Audi in next gen RS5 lower weight.


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Piorun  6y ago

This car is great, its imo the best RS in Audi history, great sound, great looks, engine is behind front wheels, gearbox is good. Its just underpowered, beceause its not so much light.


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Jeff B  6y ago

Takes too much writing. Saying Audi 5 series is fine.


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ghtgtt  6y ago

So let writes RS4, RS5 and RS6 because 4,5.6 series is unambiguous BMW.


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Jeff B  6y ago

@ght no you are "dump", hes talking about the A/S/RS 5 as a 5 series for example...


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ghtgtt  6y ago

@Piorun you are dump because 4 series, 5 series and 6 seriesn ins't Audi but BMW!

Pojeb jesteú, albo jesteú debilnym 10 latkiem albo niepeùnosprawny umysùowo.


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Jeff B  6y ago

You have a point, but really Audi is just doing what BMW does. Look at BMW's most powerful cars, they are the big cars that get the huge engines like the 7 series and X6.
Mercedes puts more power into their smalls cars like the C-class but their cars can't handle and all weigh 2 tons so it doesn't really matter.
The day the RS5 has 500 HP is the day the M3 has 500 HP. :P


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Piorun  6y ago

This car is ready for more power, but Audi strategy is just little dumb. For them "smaler" car must to have smaller engine.
So 4 series must have smaller engine than 5, and 5 smaller than 6 and so on.

They just dont want to make their own cars compete with themselfs.

So even they cloud make 555 hp RS5, they will not do that, beceause thats reserved for RS6.

So litteraly: S4 have 333, RS5 444, and S8 520.

But Audi, i want small car with enough power. Who want to race with S8?


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heh  6y ago

RS5 is my dream car.


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tim  6y ago

Ok,here we go,(i cannot beleive i would be discussing something that has blighted my life)
In yorkshire,someone would say.
like what you provided.But ive had it rammed into me that the correct way would be (excuse comma)
like what you,ve provided.
Please dont try to explain to me as my brain does not register it,so i carry on in my own way hopeing nobody pulls me up on it.
Still,i can always take my frustation out in the 12c!!


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Apathy  6y ago

Nothing negative intended. I was kidding too.

But yes, this sentence would be considered grammatically correct: We don't really accept independent times like what you provided anymore.

And it's not acceptable just in America, but in the UK, NZ, Canada, etc. as well.

I'm unclear as to why that looks unacceptable to you.
Could it be that you are talking about the second sentence?


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tim  6y ago

Apathy,thanks for putting me right,but isnt that the point?
I freely admit i am hopeless at english,but you it seems are also not perfect.He who casts the first stone!Have a laugh about it,i have had to spend a lifetime doing so.
Friends?
PS,it was not the coma.
where i come from,like what you provided,is not correct english.But i could be wrong as it could be American?


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Apathy  6y ago

@Tim: I was comma happy. Pull out the commas and it's fine. :P

Though you did the same thing and then some in your comment. lol

Yours should read: Now please, the queens English. That stood out like a sore thumb, even to me! I also have a sense of humor, you know!


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tim  6y ago

@Apathy,now please the queens english,even that stood out like a sore thumb to me,i also have a sense of humour you know!!


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Apathy  6y ago

We don't really accept independent times, like what you provided, anymore.

Also, a stock car with 444hp and 3800lbs isn't going to trap 120mph in the 1/4...


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drag  6y ago

1/4 mile in 12.44 @120mph
youtube.com/watch?v=jO5rGyq_a7g


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w0o0dy  6y ago

@Alan: better watch the motortrend video and read the article about the R8 GT the top Audi... even that understeers and pushes wide under power.. Supposedly their absolute best car running semi-slick Pirelli Corsa tyres...
Quattro is still understeering, just not with an average Joe behind the wheel on public roads (which is worth something btw)


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Alan  6y ago

Understeer Quattro has gone.
See what new S5 3.0TFSI can do.
Already proven by old S4 3.0TFSI

Also A5 2.0TFSI Quattro has perfect balance

and I expect more from new S6 and S7 4.0


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