Specs Leaked for New Audi RS4 Avant and RS5
Audi has yet to debut high-performance RS versions of its B9 A4 Avant and A5 Coupe and Sportback, however, the specifications for the new line has leaked online thanks to a Motor 1 reader.
In a dealer image Motor 1 wasn’t able to publish, new RS4 and RS5 Coupe and Sportback’s engine was revealed to be Volkswagen Group’s 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The six-cylinder mill produces 440 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque in the Porsche Panamera 4S, but will produce a rumored 450 horsepower and 446 lb-ft in the new line of hot Audis.
The engine will enable the RS4 and RS5 to sprint from zero to 62 mph in less than four seconds. The top speed will sit at an electronically limited 155 mph, however, an optional performance package will remove the limiter and allow the car to stretch its legs to 174 mph.
The same dealer image that revealed the RS4 and RS5’s specifications also divulged its production schedule. The RS5 is set to begin rolling off the assembly line this June, while the RS4 Avant will enter production in December. The RS5 Sportback’s arrival is not yet known, however, it will arrive after the other two vehicles, likely sometime in 2018.
This article originally appeared on Luxury4Play.com
Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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