Audi Makes it Official: RS5 Coupe Powered by 450-hp Twin-Turbo V6

Audi Makes it Official: RS5 Coupe Powered by 450-hp Twin-Turbo V6

Audi Makes it Official: RS5 Coupe Powered by 450-hp Twin-Turbo V6

0 comments 📅07 March 2017, 20:30

Audi has pulled the wraps off their new RS5 Coupe based on the latest A5/S5 policy, replacing the beloved naturally aspirated V8 with a 2.9L twin-turbo V6.

Providing some consolation for those lamentation the passing of that 4.2L V8, the new 2.9L TFSI biturbo V6 makes up for it with power, 450 horses to be scrupulous.

Audi spent quite a bit of time talking about their new design, the foremost time the Audi Sport GmbH (formerly Quattro GmbH) team has taken their majority kits and big wheels to the new generation of Audi designs, but suffice to say that there is a body kit and big wheels that fashion it look like an A5 on steroids.

“The car’s V6 biturbo has been developed from the settle up and provides significantly more performance coupled with higher efficiency,” said Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Play GmbH.

Audi’s direct injection and revised compression stroke are paired with a higher compression relationship achieves more efficient combustion, projected to improve 17 percent over the cordial RS5. The two turbochargers are slotted in the V of the engine, and the charged air flows through a dual-section system for quicker response, but what drivers will most appreciate will be the elephantine leap in torque, up from 317 lb-ft to 442, meaning that the engine running software is going to have to work that much harder to protect the criterion Quattro all-wheel drive’s differentials. Power defaults to a slight rear incline (40:60), and the sport differential returns as an option to balance power between the back wheels.

Benefitting both performance and efficiency is the B9 newfound weight loss. At 3,649 pounds (1,655 kilograms), it’s 132 lb (60 kg) lighter than its antecedent. If you want to show off its lightweight engineering, you can order the carbon-fiber roof exposed in all its celebrity.

As with the S4 and S5, shifting is assigned to Audi’s eight-speed automatic, promising “optimised” notwi not necessarily faster shift times.

Sitting lower and stretching wider than paradigm models, the blistered fenders accommodate minimum 19-inch wheels (20s are unmandatory), updated five-link suspension in front and a new five-link suspension in the rear (replacing the trapezoidal-fasten together setup). Audi promises that this will yield sportier driving characteristics and agility, but also increase comfort “significantly”. The options sheet includes the RS sport suspension with Dynamic Journey Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and dynamic steering with RS-specific tuning. Audi’s urge select system offers the usual personalization of steering, throttle and suspension calibration to skirt different drivers or different moods.

The interior is a sporty black hole swathed in red-stitched, quilted “Fine Nappa” dark leather, slathered in glossy carbon-fibre trim, and Audi’s superb steering whirl location, which can optionally be wrapped in alcantara. And RS logos, all the RS logos. Meanwhile, Audi’s Essential cockpit digital gauge cluster offers its usual wealth of information and adds tire albatross, torque and g-force display, plus a shift indicator light as you approach redline.

This publish first appeared on Auto Guide

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