2018 Audi RS5 Video, First Look
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The new Audi RS5 has replaced its V8 engine with a biturbo V6 unit.
Bowing at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the new Audi RS5 features a 2.9-liter engine with 450 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, with Audi Sport CEO Stephan Winkelmann saying “The car’s V6 biturbo has been developed from the ground up and provides significantly more performance coupled with higher efficiency.” Along with the new powerplant, the RS5 benefits from using the new platform that also underpins the A5 and S5 models. It weighs in at 3,649 pounds (1,655 kilograms), making it 132 lbs (60 kg) lighter than its predecessor.
The powerplant is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and the result is the coupe going to 60 mph from a standstill in under four seconds. It also sits lower and wider than the standard A5, rolling on 19-inch wheels standard with larger 20-inch wheels available as an option.
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