Rumours and spy shots of the Audi RS5 have flooded the web for a couple years now. But with the Geneva Motor Show 2010 coming up the premiere of the Audi RS5 will be a fact. The Audi RS5 will have a 4.2 V8 producing 450hp under the hood, Audi’s 7-speed S-tronic transmission will be standard on the RS5. It’s said that the new RS5 will share some features with it’s big brother; the RS6. These features include Audi’s “Dynamic Ride Control” (DRC) Sports suspension system and the ‘Torsen quattro’, which is a modified version of Audi’s all wheel drive system that can automatically dynamically apportion up to a maximum 100% torque to the rear axle, or up to 80% to the front, dependent on traction conditions. The Audi RS5 should be available at the dealer June / July 2010.
Besides the Audi RS5 release in Geneva we have heard about an updated version of the Audi RS6 that includes an increased top speed to 303km/h and other extras. Most attention at the Geneva Motor Show from gathered international press will however go to the new Audi A1, that should set a new benchmark in the lower segments. Only three and half weeks and we can tell you all the ins and outs about Audi’s new models.
In the meantime keep an eye on our Geneva Auto Salon 2010 channel for the latest news, rumours and announcements regarding the Geneva Motor Show!