The first Audi RS5 appeared in 2010 and was apparently the best attempt from the brand to recapture the magic of its renowned Quattro. Highlighting a similar 4-seat coupe body, 4-wheel drive, and flared wheel arches, it ticked every box. Keep in mind that it did not have the original 5-cylinder soundtrack. However, it compensated it with howling V8. Moreover, the all-new Audi RS5 came to fix the old version's inadequacies. Faster, lighter, and powered by an intense new twin-turbocharged V6, it guarantees to be one of the company's most captivating and engaging machines yet. In any event, that is what Audi claims.
What does the exterior look like?
At the nose, Audi has employed their latest grille design which is wider and shorter. The headlights have been modified a bit, and there have been increments in height and width, and now has a splendid LED strip that occupies the top of the lens. Down underneath, the phony corner channels have been upgraded to smaller units and are more recessed than before. The central insert that's placed along the base of the grill encompasses the base of the corners and to add more character, projected upward at a 90-degree angle.
What about the interior?
In front of the driver lies an updated level-base steering wheel alongside a rim that is wrapped in Alcantara with red finish, a redesigned spokes, and a smaller hub that are deeper than before. It accompanies Audi interface which is a 4G LTE connection. It's supplied through a flat rate data bundle with free roaming across Europe. Additionally, there is phone connectivity which is available via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are the steering wheel, gear selector, door sill trims, and RS emblems found on the seats. You will likewise get red seatbelts with the RS Design Package, and with the RS emblem, you will get floor mats.
What does the engine bring?
The Audi RS5 has discarded characteristic goal for turbocharging. No more high-revving 4.2 liter V8 model, and it's been replaced by a twin-turbo V6, aluminum 2.9-liter, that the Porsche Panamera 4S also has. Audi Sport has changed the engine for more prominent execution, bringing down its compression ratio from 10.5:1 to 10:1, adding boost up to 21.6 psi and adding duration to its camshafts. The gains are truly on the torque side. The rating of the engine falls at 444 hp at 5,700 rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque at 1,900 rpm. More imperative, the boosted V6 creates considerably more torque than the old V8's 317 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm, and it's also 66 pounds lighter.
How is it on the road?
Audi has explored every possibility in its journey to make the RS5 a more captivating drivers' car than its antecedent. A key point of the development procedure was weight reduction, with the outcome that the car is 60kg lighter than before. Also, the RS5 highlights a uniquely developed rendition of the brand's Quattro four-wheel driving system. It’s engaged permanently with a standard torque split of 40/60 front to rear – a development that is asserted to deliver more agile handling.
How comfortable is it?
The same general design much like that of the standard four series is what you get with this model, however, you will find right doses of leather upholstery all over, including the dashboard. All leathers are held together by double stitching for an added pizazz. The infotainment framework has the same operating system as that of 5 series. Also, the professional navigating system is exceptional, providing 3D maps on request. Phone connectivity is made through Bluetooth, while an inductive charging pad will ensure your gadget is charged on the go.
What sets it apart?
The Audi brand has been lacking two things: diesel scandal, and safe, transformative styling that engulfed the whole Volkswagen Group. The group only requires sexy new item at the moment and the RS5 ought to prove that they are still very much among the elites.
How much does it cost?
The Audi RS5 has hit the market now, and the price starts at around $69,000, about $18,000 less than its European counterpart. That cost incorporates the base model and likewise excludes things like titling, dealer prices, and taxes. Obviously, you may not get one at this cost as dealers are in charge of setting their own pricing and a model like this will undoubtedly take no less than a little uptick in the cost department.
The Audi RS5 is an amazing thing and the closest thing you can get to a cutting-edge rendition of the classic Quattro Coupe - at least until Audi puts that epic Sport Quattro idea into production.