speed S-Tronic AWD
bhp @ 8,250 hp
kgs / 3,803 lbs
The Audi RS5 is the top-spec version of the A5,
sitting above the S5 in the model
range. It's taken Audi a few years to develop the car - the
S5 has been around for two years now, and the A5 for three -
but it's been worth the wait.
The RS5's V8 engine develops 450 horsepower
The RS5 features a naturally aspirated 4.2 litre V8 with direct
injection. This high revving unit produces 450 horsepower @
8,250 rpm, and 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm. Good enough to
allow the RS5 to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds, and up
to a 174 top speed. But that's only if you ask Audi to take
the limiter off - otherwise you'll top out at 155 mph. The engine
is coupled to a 7 speed S-Tronic, double-clutch, semiautomatic
gearbox. As usual for a top-of-the-notch-Audi, the RS5 comes
with the obligatory quattro AWD system.
For the exterior design there's no unexpected surprises. It
gets the same chrome trim elements which are standard on all
RS Audi's, beefier wheel arches, a choice of four different
wheel designs unique to the model, twin chrome oval tailpipes,
and discreet RS5 badging. At the rear the RS5 is fitted with
a retractable spoiler mounted on the decklid.
With regard to the suspension setup, the RS 5 chassis exhibits
a sporty configuration which sees the ride height lowered by
20 millimeters (0.79 inches) - when compared to the standard
Audi A5. The 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with 265/35 tires are
standard. They are executed in an exclusive 5-arm structure
design. The RS 5 optionally comes with 20-inch wheels and 275/30
tires. Winter wheels featuring the same dimensions are available;
the 19-inch wheel is suitable for snow chains... Wait what!
Now that would be something to see!
As you'd expect, the RS5's brake system employs powerful and
internally ventilated discs, which measure 365 millimeters (14.37
inches) in diameter at the front axle. In order to maximize
the dissipation of heat, the steel friction rings are perforated
and connected by pins to the aluminum brake discs. The high-gloss
black brake calipers bearing RS logos are likewise made of aluminum;
the front calipers are fitted with eight pistons each. Audi
can optionally fit the front axle with ceramic carbon-fiber
brake discs measuring 380 millimeters (14.96 inches) in diameter.
They are extremely lightweight, strong, and durable. The electronic
stabilization program (ESP) integrates a sport mode and can
be switched off entirely.
Similar and related vehicles:
Audi A5 Cabriolet
Audi S5 Cabriolet
Audi RS4 Saloon
Audi RS4 Cabriolet