2018 Audi RS5 Coupe Official Information

2018 Audi RS5 Coupe Official Information
- latest generation of the Audi A5 and S5 coupes already on sale, here is the arrival of the maximum-horsepower version the RS5, powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6, 444 horsepower, 443 lb-ft of torque, available from 1900 to 5000 rpm

- previous RS5’s provided 450-hp 4.2-liter V-8, 317 lb-ft of torque

- same engine EA839 used in the Porsche Panamera 4S

- eight-speed automatic transmission, previous RS5 used a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

- standard Quattro all-wheel-drive system, a 40/60 default torque split

- torque-vectoring rear differential is optional

- zero-to-62-mph in 3.9 seconds, top speed 174 mph

- Audi's Dynamic Ride Control where dampers are diagonally linked hydraulically to reduce body roll and pitch

- available variable-ratio Dynamic Steering and carbon-ceramic brakes

- Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, with 20-inchers optional

- a fixed rear wing, fenders widened by 0.6 inch, a honeycomb-mesh grille flanked by large lower air intakes, available matrix LED headlights

- clear-coated or painted carbon-fiber roof is optional

- sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel, Audi’s virtual cockpit TFT instrument cluster has RS-specific graphics, which provides lateral and longitudinal g-forces, torque and tire pressure

- Nappa leather with diamond stitchings available

- coupe reach North America in the latter half of 2017

- RS5 compete against the BMW M4, the Cadillac ATS-V coupe, the Lexus RC F, and the Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe

- convertible and Sportback form of RS5 is expected

- Audi will launch eight new models by 2018