Audi launches the RS5 Quattro Coupe

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2017 Audi RS 5 CoupéThe all-new Audi RS 5 Quattro Coupe is the first RS model to utilise the new MLBevo chassis architecture, and is up to 60kg lighter than before. Together with a new suspension layout at the front and rear, the all-new RS 5 Coupe promises even more dynamic handling.

Following on from the launch earlier this year of the S5 and A5 coupe the RS5 carries the same stunning design.

Audi RS5 Coupe Quick Facts

  • Gran turismo combines aesthetics and everyday usability
  • Powerful and efficient V6 biturbo with 600 Nm of torque
  • Suite of advanced technology
  • All-new chassis
  • All-new RS 5 Coupe will be priced from $156,600*

Audi RS5 Coupe Performance

The all-new Audi-developed 2.9 TFSI V6 biturbo engine offers exceptional power and efficiency, as well as an incomparably full-bodied RS sound.

It produces 331 kW. Its peak torque of 600 Nm – up 170 Nm from the previous model – is available across a wide band from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.

2017 Audi RS 5 Coupé

The 2.9 TFSI unit’s twin turbochargers are positioned between the cylinder banks. The ingested air flows to the respective turbocharger and into the combustion chambers through a dual-branch system for spontaneous response.

The B-cycle combustion process with central direct injection represents a new level of efficiency among the RS models. It allows for more efficient combustion and increased engine efficiency.

In the ADR test cycle, the V6 biturbo consumes just 8.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, corresponding to 199 grams CO2 per kilometre. This is an efficiency gain of 16 percent over the previous model.

Audi RS5 Coupe Quattro AWD

The biturbo’s power flows through a sportily-tuned, eight-speed tiptronic with optimised shift times to deliver a constant stream of power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

Under normal driving conditions, torque is distributed asymmetrically (40:60) to the front and rear axles, to guarantee dynamic handling with optimal traction.

2017 Audi RS 5 Coupé

However, up to 85 percent of the engine’s torque can be directed to the rear wheels during dynamic driving, for especially sporty handling.

The sport differential actively transfers torque to the rear wheel with most traction, for powerful cornering acceleration.

Audi RS5 Coupe Design

Designers drew inspiration for the RS 5 Coupé from the distinctive racing details of the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. Massive air inlets with the honeycomb structure, typical of RS models, characterise the front end of the new Audi RS 5 Coupé.

The Singleframe radiator grille is much wider and flatter than in the base model. Next to the headlights are additional lateral air intakes and outlets. quattro blisters on the guards emphasise pronounced bulges over the wheel arches, which have been widened by 15 millimetres.

2017 Audi RS 5 Coupé

Sporty accents are provided by the RS-specific diffuser insert, the oval tailpipes of the RS exhaust system and surface-mounted spoiler lip. The RS 5 Coupé rolls on 20-inch wheels, available in a variety of designs.

The appearance packages – gloss black, carbon and matt aluminium – provide even more customisation options. With a length of 4,723 millimetres, the new Audi RS 5 Coupé is 74 millimetres longer than the previous model.

Audi RS5 Coupe Suspension

An updated five-link construction is used on the front axle. At the rear, a five-link suspension replaces the trapezoidal-link suspension used on the previous model.

2017 Audi RS 5 Coupé

This benefits the sporty driving characteristics and agility. It also improves comfort significantly. With the RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), the new Audi RS 5 Coupé sits much lower than the production model.

Audi also offers ceramic brakes and dynamic steering with RS-specific tuning. Drivers can make their personal driving experience more individual, dynamic or comfortable using the standard Audi drive select system.

Audi RS5 Coupe Interior

Bathed in black, the interior of the new Audi RS 5 Coupé is luxuriously appointed, with a decidedly sporty edge.

Details such as RS sport seats with honeycomb stitching in Fine Nappa leather and the flat-bottomed RS multifunction sport steering wheel underscore the character of the high-performance coupe in the interior as well.

There are RS logos on the seats, steering wheel, door sill trims and the selector lever.

2017 Audi RS 5 Coupé

Special RS displays in the Audi virtual cockpit provide information on tyre pressure, torque and g-forces. A shift light prompts the driver to upshift upon reaching the rev limit.

Audi RS5 Coupe Features

Sonoma green metallic is an exclusive paint finish available for the RS 5 Coupé. The new RS 5 Coupe is equipped with a substantial level of standard specification.

Key highlights include 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, gloss black exterior styling package, panoramic glass sunroof, as well as privacy glass and red-painted brake calipers.

2017 Audi RS 5 Coupé

In addition, a suite of high-performance features is standard on all Australian RS 5 Coupe vehicles, including the quattro sport rear differential, RS sports exhaust system, as well as Dynamic Ride Control with adaptive dampers.

Standard infotainment features abound, like the Audi virtual cockpit, Audi connect, smartphone interface and DAB+ digital radio, as well as the high-end Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system.

The all-new Audi RS 5 Coupe is on-sale now.

Pricing* RS 5 Coupe 2.9 TFSI quattro tiptronic 331kW $156,600
*MLP – Manufacturer’s List Price (excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)

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