The 2017 Audi RS5 Coupe is powered by a new 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine co-developed with Porsche; makes 450 PS power and 600 Nm torque
Audi has finally announced the launch of the 2017 RS5 Coupe for the European market with a brand new V6 twin-turbocharged engine developed in association with Porsche. The German luxury automaker calls it a new generation GT model in the RS range. It is claimed to have a power-packed performance with daily road use while boasting touch of elegance.
In the entry-level variants, the RS5 Coupe has a wider and pronounced front grille assembly. Moreover, there will be Audi 90 Quattro GTO derived fenders and air inlets closer to the headlamp unit. It comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels as standard fitment while the 20-inch wheels are optional.
As for the powertrain, it gets a new 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbo engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 450 PS and 600 Nm of peak torque. Compared to the previous version, it is a massive 170 Nm higher and is available from as low as 1,900 rpm.
The zero to 100 kmph acceleration time is rated at 3.9 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph. Option for the RS dynamic package would bump the top speed to 280 kmph though. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all the wheels.
The Quattro technology features a unique central self-locking differential but an optional rear sport differential can be specified as well. Changes to the chassis include a new five-link suspension setup at the back snubbing the trapezoidal unit.
The Audi RS5 Coupe is fitted with RS sport suspension as standard which makes the ride height reduce by 7 mm over the base variant. The Audi Sport also provides dynamic steering with RS tuning, ceramic brakes, RS sport suspension with DRC (Dynamic Ride Control). The first badge of Audi RS5 will hit German showrooms this month at prices starting €80,900.