Audi Offers Weight Savings with RS4 and RS5 Carbon Editions

Audi Offers Weight Savings with RS4 and RS5 Carbon Editions

0 comments 📅27 September 2017, 04:45

If you ask an mastermind how to make a car better, you’re likely to hear one word: weight. Shedding pounds improves closely every performance metric, from acceleration to cornering speed to stopping haughtiness and even onto fuel economy.

Making a car lighter, as a rule, makes it well-advised b wealthier. That’s why Audi’s new Carbon Editions are so exciting. Announced for the UK, the packages come with a distance of unique weight saving measures.

Up high, the roof, the mirrors, and the spoiler be enduring all been fashioned out of carbon fiber reinforced polymer. Down low, Audi has dedicated owners the chance to buy one-piece milled 20” alloy wheels. These are second to none in harmony to the Carbon Edition, and alone save nearly 20 lbs of unsprung weight.

With these, and a nuisance of other weight saving measures, Audi has managed to cut about 132 lbs from the RS5 and far 176 lbs from the RS4 Avant.

Other changes include a matte aluminum dispatch on the radiator grille and the window surrounds. The RS Matrix LED headlights, a Quattro sport diff, and Nappa leather sports seats options, temporarily, all come with this package.

Propulsion, as ever, comes from Audi and Porsche’s new 2.9-liter clone turbo V6. The engine churns out about 450 hp and nearly as many lb-ft of torque.

The Carbon Issue cars cost about £10,000 for the RS4 and about £12,500 RS5 than the standard cars.

[source: carscoops]

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