Audi RS5 TDI Concept Packs 385 HP, 553 LB-FT
Could Audi be considering a diesel variant for its hot RS5 sports car?
Making its debut soon at the Leipzig Auto Show is the Audi RS5 TDI concept sporting a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo diesel engine that is also supported by an electric supercharger to generate 385 hp and a ridiculous 553 lb-ft of torque. Though that’s 65 hp less than the gasoline RS5, the concept car has 236 more lb-ft of torque.
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The concept is part of the company’s celebration of the 25th anniversary for its TDI engine and accelerates to 62 mph from a standstill in about four seconds with a top speed of 174 mph. The standard RS5 in comparison does the 0-62 sprint in 4.6 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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