The long waited Audi RS5(Video)

The new RS5 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6, making 444 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, the latter from 1900 to 5000 rpm. That output is down slightly in horsepower versus the previous RS5’s 450-hp 4.2-liter V-8 but far exceeds its 317 lb-ft. Code-named EA839, the new V-6 locates its turbochargers between the cylinder banks and is paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The RS5’s standard Quattro all-wheel-drive system has a 40/60 default torque split; Audi’s sport rear differential is optional. Audi claims a 0-to-62-mph time of 3.9 seconds, and top speed—with the optional RS Dynamic package—is 174 mph.

Debuting alongside the RS5 DTM in Geneva, the RS5 Coupe comes with the same 2.9-litre biturbo engine, also used in the Porsche Panamera 4S. With one little exception – it’s even more powerful now at 450 horsepower. What’s even more impressive, it represents a major improvement in torque over its predecessor – rated at 442 pound-feet of torque, the new motor has 125 lb-ft more than before.

Source:Audi Press Release