Information About the Audi RS 5
Launched in 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show as a two door Coupe version of their popular A5 model from 2007, and going into production that same year, the Audi RS 5 is quite possibly one of the most refined supercar models in the popular marque’s fleet, in both design and engineering.
It is kitted out with 365mm diameter ventilated aluminum front brake discs, a seven-speed S tronic transmission and Quattro permanent all-wheel drive, offering finessed handling and performance for the driver when they take it to the track.
Powered on a 4.2 litre FSI engine, packing 450 bhp, speed demons will find much to impress them in the RS 5, with acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, and the capability to achieve top speeds of 155 mph.
Cool Facts About the Audi RS 5
Stephan Reil, the chief of Quattro GmbH, which produces all of Audi’s high performance models, has stated that the 4.2 litre FSI engine in the Audi RS 5 is based upon the 5.2 litre V10 FSI engine that can be found in the popular Audi R8 model - the crucial difference being that it has two less cylinders than its more advanced counterpart.
The motoring press were universally positive about the RS 5 when it went to market in the spring of 2010. AutoCar were unstinting in praise, particularly for its comfort, broad speed of power and performance. AutoExpress were also taken with its performance, noting that it was a ‘practical, comfortable and incredibly fast coupe’.
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