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Audi’s US lineup will include RS5 Sportback and Coupe

Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, said in his interview with Roadshow that the United States market will again be able to get their hands on a RS5 Sportback that will soon join the RS5 Coupe. It took a while for the automaker to mention the existence of a range-topping variant of the stylish four door. Information on its availability in different regions has also not been divulged yet.

But that is not all. In fact, Keogh mentioned that they have another surprise that they are working on, though he stopped himself from saying further and did not reveal what it was. Instead, he teased us by saying that there is a cool European model that they have not brought in to the United States just yet, and that he considers it to be his number one car, and they perhaps they will get it. But to date, he did not confirm any of these reports.

If you analyze what Keogh said even further, there are a number of possibilities for this. Keogh could be referring to an RS4 Avant, depending on the timeframe he has in mind. That is because the said model is already ready right now and that it only needs an executive to sign off so it could already be added to the US lineup. The only problem here is that it might take 25 more years for this model to become eligible for US import.

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Audi RS5-R by ABT Sportsline is coming to 2018 Geneva Motor Show

For many years, tuners have been turbocharging vehicles to give them more power. It has become exceedingly popular among car enthusiasts to boost the performance of their city cars, turning them into supercars. It is this setting that has prompted German tuner ABT Sportsline to take an Audi RS5 and turn it into a powerhouse.

ABT recently confirmed that they will be attending the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and what they will be showcasing would be the limited edition Audi RS5 Coupe, which is limited to only 50 examples.

What ABT did to the premium compact car was that it gave its 2.9 liter biturbo V6 engine a little boost, and now it is able to produce 530 PS (523 horsepower) and 690 Newton metres (509 pound feet) of torque.

Read the entire article Audi RS5-R by ABT Sportsline is coming to 2018 Geneva Motor Show

2018 Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 Coupe get Carbon Edition bodywork

Were you ever a fan of the Audi RS4 Avant or the RS5 Coupe? If you were, we have something even flashier for you - that is if you are the kind of person who likes to stand out of the crowd. It is the all new Carbon Edition for both high-performance models. Instantly, you would think of a massive weight loss, but that is not all because the vehicles will also come with an RS sport exhaust and matrix LED headlights.

Given that name, we would expect the models to have a body that has been given carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) components. True enough, certain parts including the front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser insert and mirror caps have all been swapped with carbon fiber. There is also some noticeable carbon fiber trim on the interior and the engine cover. The RS5’s roof has been replaced by this, saving it a total of 6 pounds 10 ounces (3 kilograms).

Other than the carbon fiber bits, the Carbon Edition also includes a few other accents to add some style to the car. The radiator grille on the front fascia now has a matte aluminum finish, and matte titanium materials can be found on the Quattro logo as well as the window surrounds. To finish this off, the windows had been given a darker tint as well.

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ABT Sportsline is the first to tune the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe

Earlier this year, Audi revealed the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and not long after it has been unveiled, tuners are getting their hands on it, and giving it their own style and performance upgrade. German tuner ABT Sportline is one of the first tuners that have already tuned the two-door Audi Sport performance coupe.

When delivered straight from the factory, the RS5 Coupe is equipped with a 2.9 liter V6 with as much as 450 horsepower and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-metres) of torque. That is already quite impressive, but ABT decided to push its output even further to an additional 60 HP and 59 lb-ft (80 Nm) of torque from the TFSI engine. That gives the RS5 a total of 510 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Nm) or torque.

For those who have already purchased an RS5 Coupe, or are about to get one, you might want to know that the German tuner will ask for €4,760 (or $5,600) for the package they are offering. This includes assembly of the parts at their facility, but excludes VAT.

Read the entire article ABT Sportsline is the first to tune the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe

Audi’s intention to bring out the Renn Sport Racing version of the Q5 was made clear when it unveiled the Audi SQ5 at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show early this year. Amazingly, the new Audi RS Q5 is expected to show off its high-performance nature by having under its elegantly sporty bonnet a powerful engine that is already fitted in the new Audi RS 5 Coupe.

Following the reveal of the SQ5 in January 2017, it was widely expected that Audi would take the wraps off the new RS Q5 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. To the dismay of many Audi fans and enthusiasts, that unveiling didn’t happen, and the guessing game for the new Audi RS Q5 continues. Of course, one of the matters being debated is the core of the any vehicle – the engine.

As revealed, the Audi SQ5 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 TFSI aluminum engine that delivers 260 kW (354 hp) of max output and 500 Nm (368.8 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 1,370 rp and 4,500 rpm. This allows the SQ5 to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.4 seconds on the way to reaching an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph).

Read the entire article Audi RS Q5 will be powered by the 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6 from RS 5 Coupe

After a flashy debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show last March, the Audi's second generation R5S Coupe will be available in the United Kingdom this month.

The price tag of the new 2018 AUdi R5S Coupe is £4,100 more expensive than its old model which is valued at around £58,725. It is also considered £4,500 steeper than the BMW M4, but it costs £650 less than the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe. Regarding the Dynamic Package, the price has not been finalized just yet.

The final costs of fitting a carbon roof and RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride control has not also been decided, but may cost around £3,000 and £2,000 respectively. Audi's light and faster new release is equipped with a turbocharged 2.9 L V6 petrol engine that produces up to 444 bhp, akin to the 4.2L V8 of the previous unit. The new R5S coupe will somehow bear a brand new badge and will be sold under the Audi Sport trademark. Audi claimed that their upcoming coupe will emit 197g/km C02, which is a 17% cutback, and boasts of a fuel economy of 32.5mpg combined.

Read the entire article 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe will be available in the UK this summer, priced from £62,900

It has been revealed that Audi Sport is setting up the final touches on what could be the newest member of the brand’s RS range. This comes just after Audi unveiled at the recently concluded 2017 Geneva Motor Show the new 2018 RS5 Coupe. Spotted lately has been the RS4 Avant which is undergoing the final stages of testing.

The question on everyone’s mind right now though is what is going to follow the RS4 Avant. X-Tomi Design though has presented a possible rendering of a Sportback version and even a RS5 Shooting Brake. The latter however is done more out of fun as there is little or no possibility that it will ever be developed.

To be clear though, Audi did not say that it will be coming out with a RS5 Sportback. However, fans have seen a dealer presentation conducted in Norway showing that this version is presently included in the pipeline. In the same presentation, it was also disclosed that the RS5 Coupe is expected to be in assembly lines by June. The RS4 Avant is then expected to be in the assembly line by December with a potential premiere during this September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Should the brand proceed with the RS5 Cabriolet, or even the RS5 Sportback, either one could arrive sometime in 2018.

Read the entire article 2018 Audi RS5 rendered as a shooting brake, cabrio and sportback

Audi refreshes its portfolio as its go-faster division officially announces the release of six new RS models by the end of 2018. That’s quite a huge number of cars to develop simultaneously. Now, should main competitors BMW and Mercedes-Benz be wary of Audi’s upcoming projects?

Ex-Lamborghini boss, and now Audi Sport’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann confirms this news in an interview with Car & Driver, just after saying that he was not interested in developing the Sports Quattro and had other things to focus on. He continues by saying that they are working on a crossover that is due in no time. Here, he refers to the upcoming Q-badged models that will top the current RS models.

So let us discuss these models one by one. Although Winkelmann did not specify which SUVs, it’s not that hard to guess. In fact, the company did mention in 2015 that an RS Q5 and Q7 would be a good idea. Other than that, they did release a concept earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, which they called the Q8 Sport Concept. Therefore, this may already be hinting at a possible RS version of the unreleased SUV.

Read the entire article Six new Audi RS models are on the way

To the delight of many premium customers wanting to squeeze more performance from their Audi models, the German luxury carmaker recently took the wraps off the new Audi RS 5 Coupe at the 2017 International Geneva Motor Show. Sitting beside the new coupe is the premium brand’s latest Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters challenger – the new Audi RS 5 DTM – and it is ready to rumble for the 2017 season.

Created by Audi Sport, the Audi RS 5 DTM is derived from the Audi RS 5 Coupé that was unveiled simultaneously at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi Motorsport chief Dieter Gass remarked that this marks the first time that a new DTM car was created in parallel with the production model, thereby highlighting the link between production and motorsport at Audi. He added that in developing the new RS 5 DTM, Audi used the previous-generation model as benchmark considering that it was the most successful DTM car in the past two seasons.

Aside from donning the new RS design language, the third-generation Audi RS 5 DTM has received various tweaks to make it compliant with DTM regulations. Several of these tweaks can be seen from the outside, as the new Audi RS 5 DTM is visually distinct from its predecessors. Aside from featuring a more progressive design, the new Audi RS 5 DTM offers more aerodynamic innovations.

Read the entire article Audi RS 5 DTM takes on 2017 season with more power, less downforce and softer tires

It’s a GT among the RS models, says Stephen Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport. This all-new 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe graces the market with its 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) 2.9 liter biturbo engine and a 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) torque, which is 125.4 lb-ft (170 Nm) higher than before. This engine has powered the Porsche Panamera 4S.

Launching together with the RS5 DTM at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the RS5 Coupe carries an overall weight reduction of up to 60 kilograms which gives it the capability to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in a span of 3.9 seconds, making it comparable to the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV. With the optional dynamic package, the new motor has a top speed of 174 mph (280 kph).

According to Winkelmann, the new Audi RS5 Coupe is the “gran turismo” among the RS models from the Audi Sport. He emphasizes that the high-performance Coupe combines elegant aesthetics with high everyday usability and that its V6 biturbo significantly provides more performance and higher efficiency.

Read the entire article Powerful, lighter, faster 2018 Audi RS5 coupe is launched, order books will open in May

We really couldn’t deny that quite a number of Audi customers and would-be-buyers are intently waiting for higher performance RS versions of the Audi A4 and A5. Of course, these customers are also intently waiting for juicier details about the next RS models from Audi Sport.

Now, we just received some juicy information regarding the Audi RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe, and RS5 Sportback. The information came in the form of an image as well as a slideshow from a presentation conducted by an Audi dealer in Norway. These aren’t complete information, but will be enough to quench our craving while we wait for the official details.

Thanks to the leak from the presentation this particular dealer, we now know the power ratings for the new Audi RS4 Avant and the RS5 Coupe, as well as the RS5 Sportback. Back in September 2016, Stephan Reil -- head of engineering Audi's Quattro GmbH division – disclosed that the new Audi RS4 Avant and the RS5 Coupe would be powered by the same engine that serves as the core of the Porsche Panamera 4S.

Read the entire article Leak reveals Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 Coupe have even more power than Porsche Panamera 4S

High performance cars are literally all around us these days. But still, it’s not everyday that we would come across a convertible, right? How much more if it were an Audi equipped with all-wheel drive? In that case, we’re probably just daydreaming.

Not to burst that bubble, X-Tomi Design has cooked up its own rendering of the 2018 Audi RS5 Cabriolet. Its version of the topdown Audi with an all-wheel-drive format is probably the only one out there right now.

If we have something to say on this, we don’t think this one would do. A high performance topdown should at least come fully loaded and with a higher price tag. Perhaps, the RS5 Sportback’s characteristics are more fitting for Audi convertibles, don’t you think?

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Many people have long known that the new 2018 RS5 was being developed by Audi AG. Enthusiasts the world over were excited when a prototype was seen running on the Nurburgring. Powering it was the 3.0-liter V6 engine with output at 500 hp and was expected to be equipped with the standard two turbos or a combination of a turbo and small electric charger.

Even before that, there was already a buzz that the company was working on a potential heir to the RS5 and expected to rival, to name a few, the Mercedes-AMG C63 or the BMW M4. Back then a test mule version was observed having the RS5’s running gear but was placed inside a modified body that was the coming S5 Coupe. Indeed, the front bumper had air ducts that were larger while the fender was extended to all of the four corners to allow for wider tracks and bigger wheels.

Going back to the version that was seen on the German track, some of its features included the RS-specific grille, side skirts made larger, and the wider fenders. Meanwhile the bumpers on both the front and rear carry a more aggressive appearance. However, expected to set this new model apart from the rest of the A5 range are the bespoke wheels that have been placed in the front of its high-performance brakes.

Read the entire article 2018 Audi RS5 Imagined as a Sportback is Spectacular

Audi proudly announced its 2015 RS5 Coupe Sport Edition, a limited edition model of its popular coupe. Developed by Audi performance division, the RS5 Coupe Sport Edition will be priced from $87,575 and if you want one you’d better hurry up as the German company will only offer 75 units.

Each unit will feature 20-inch 5-V-spoke design wheels wrapped in high performance tires, red brake calipers, Crimson Red Fine Nappa leather interior accents and will be available in Daytona Gray pearl effect, Nardo gray and multiple Audi exclusive paint colors as an option.

Other highlights include RS embossed sport seats wrapped in Black and Crimson Red with Crimson Red contrast stitching on the armrests, a flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in leather as well as a black shifter boot with Crimson Red contrast stitching.

Read the entire article 2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport Edition is a dream for only 75 customers

Audi released the official details and specs of its latest concept, the RS5 TDI. As we previously told you, the RS5 TDI Concept is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo diesel engine that generates 385 hp (283 kW) and 750 Nm (5523 lb-ft) of torque from 1,250 to 2,000 rpm.

What’s more interesting is that the engine also features an electric turbocharger that provides staggering power when starting off. An electric motor was used to replace the turbine wheel and accelerate the compressor wheel to over 70,000 rpm in just a few hundredths of a second.

In addition, the exhaust turbochargers also provide as much as 2.4 bar of relative boost pressure. The engine pushes the RS5 TDI Concept from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in less than 16 seconds, while top speed is limited at 280 km/h (174 mph).

Read the entire article Audi RS5 TDI Concept gets official, reveals its V6 TDI with electric charger

Audi RS5 eTurbo TDI Concept is the latest creation from Ingolstadt, powered by a two-stage turbodiesel engine. This is the first-even diesel-powered RS model from Audi and according to Autocar, it is expected to go into production next year.

As we said, this new engine uses a two-stage turbocharger: a smaller turbo that is lighter and gives the engine more grunt at lower engine speeds, while the bigger turbo starts spinning at higher speeds.

What’s more interesting is that the engine uses electrical assistance to be sure that the smaller turbocharger is spinning quickly enough to be active at very low engine speeds. This means that the V6 TDI BiTurbo diesel engine comes fitteed with an electric compressor.

Read the entire article Audi presents the RS5 eTurbo TDI Concept, the first first-ever RS diesel

People who wanted a soft-top version of Audi’s RS 5 coupe will soon have a reason to rejoice with the impending arrival of the RS 5 Cabriolet. Overall, the RS 5 Cabriolet features the same highly sought specs as its older twin and carries similar power, efficiency and prestige.

For instance, the RS 5 Cabriolet is also powered by a naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine that develops up to 450 hp of output at 8,250 rpm and up to 317 lb.-ft. of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. This V8 is mated to a seven-speed double clutch S tronic transmission with launch control.

Such power allows the RS 5 Cabriolet to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 174 mph.

Read the entire article 2013 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet US pricing announced

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Audi brought the new RS5 DTM, its race touring car for the 2013 DTM season. According to the press release, the technical specification of the DTM car was ‘frozen’ in accordance with the regulations as the checkered flag fell at the last race of the 2012 season. As a result, the RS5 development was possibile in extremely limited form.

The model name Audi RS 5 DTM is new. As a result, Audi establishes a direct reference in the DTM to the company’s successful production models. “Motorsport is an integral part of the Audi DNA and is not an end in itself for our company,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer.

“At the end of the day, our customers benefit from the victories on the racetracks, because we attach great value to technology transfer between motorsport and production. Our new Audi RS 6 Avant, which we present here in Geneva, is a prime example: it combines downsizing of the engine with significantly less weight. And where do you learn this? In motorsport.”

Read the entire article Geneva Motor Show: Audi debuts RS5 DTM race touring car for the 2013 DTM season

Audi is adding a high-end soft-top version of its RS 5 Coupe model – a stunning combination of prestige and power. The RS 5 Cabriolet offers almost the same performance as the coupe. It is powered by a high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection. Its 4.2 liter engine delivers 450hp at 8,250 rpm and offers a maximum torque of 317 lb.-ft. between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm.

Audi RS 5 Cabriolet has a curb weight of 4,420 lbs. and could easily go from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The car has a top speed that’s limited to 174 mph. Meanwhile, it offers a fuel economy rating that leads in its class. It also qualifies for an exemption from the gas guzzler tax.

The RS 5 Coupe’s essence is still evident in the exterior and interior of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. When the top is down, it just needs 2.12 cu-ft. of its 13.42 cu-ft. trunk volume. The split rear seatbacks could be folded over individually while ease of access functionality is improved with a load-through hatch from the trunk to the rear seating area.

Read the entire article 2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet is ready to hit the United States market

As expected, the all-new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet was unveiled today, but it was no surprise there as the first photos with the vehicle emerged few months ago. The design of the car is not new, as the cabriolet features the same design as the coupe version.

The soft top is new and according to the official press release, it can be opened and closed in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively, even at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph).

When opened, the soft top needs only 60 liters (2.12 cu ft) of the total volume of the trunk of 380 liters (13.42 cu ft). The trunk features a subtle matt carbon spoiler lip for more downforce, but as an option, it can be painted in the same color as the rest of the car.

Read the entire article Audi RS 5 Cabriolet becomes official
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