The Audi RS5 is officially on display here at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. It ushers in a new era for Audi Sport following a reorganisation of the group. We took a closer look at this performance special!
The design incorporates massive front air inlets with the honeycomb structure typical of RS models. The Singleframe radiator grille is much wider and flatter than the non-RS models and the additional lateral air intakes and outlets next to the optional Matrix LED headlights give it a unique style. The wheel arches are 15 millimeters wider.
The rear is dominated by the distinctive RS-specific diffuser insert and the trademark oval tailpipes of the RS exhaust system. Trim can be specced with gloss black, carbon and matt aluminium trim. The RS5 Coupe gets a visible carbon fibre roof.
Power is provided by an all-new 2.9 TFSI biturbo engine producing 450 hp and 600 Nm of torque. The RS5 uses quattro drive to distribute that power to all four wheels. It manages a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds and with the optional dynamic package reaches a top speed of 280 km/h. Power is routed through the eight-speed tiptronic gearbox.
The Audi RS5 uses two turbochargers positioned between the cylinder banks, much like the Mercedes-AMG models. The 2.9 litre unit uses a shorter compression stroke for improved efficiency. The V6 biturbo consumes just 8.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (27.0 US mpg). Weight is 60 kg less than the previous model, tipping the scales at 1,655 kg.