Audi RS5 TDI Concept Packs 385 HP, 553 LB-FT

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

GALLERY: Audi RS5 TDI Concept

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

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 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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