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.
The power of the vehicle is sent to all four wheels via the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the dynamically-tuned 8-speed automatic gearbox. As expected, the power of the new engine comes to the wheels with a ratio of 40:60 in order to ensure
RS5’s biturbo power is channeled to all four wheels through a dynamically-tuned, eight-speed automatic gearbox that is linked to a Quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Its system asymmetrically dispenses power to the axles with a ratio of 40:60 in order to ensure “dynamic handling with optimal traction and the greatest possible safety.”
Adding up to the excitement are Audi Sport’s compelling features such as Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes, and dynamic steering with RS-specific tuning at additional cost.
Audi RS5 is considered the first Audi Sport model to bear the new Audi RS design that will be introduced to the Audi Sport range. RS5’s designers drew inspiration from the unique racing details of the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO.
Audi has announced that ordering for the new RS5 Coupe will begin in May this year with European deliveries scheduled to start this summer. There is no official date yet of when it will commence arriving in the United States.