The most advanced version of the A5 range is on the horizon. The latest prototypes of the future Audi RS5 still retain some layers of camouflage but adopt their definitive shapes. German Ingolstadt powerful (images via this link ) is actively preparing a raise before sailing we can consider to be held at the Geneva show.
This version (coupe, convertible, Sportback) that coiffera range well resume a cousin engine V6 biturbo 2.9 TFSI to be found under the hood of the Porsche Panamera (in its version 4S). The cavalry will oscillate around 450 canassons for a top speed limited by electronics at 250 km / h. The rest of the classic RS processing will obviously be repeated on the new versions of the name. As for the rest of the RS range, appointment seems also already scheduled for the Frankfurt show with the presentation of a certain RS4.
Under the bonnet, the new RS5 is rumoured to ditch the outgoing car’s 331kW/430Nm 4.2-litre V8 in favour of an enhanced twin-turbo version of the turbo 3.0-litre V6 fitted to the new S4 and S5. The new RS5 is said to have between 335 and 350 kilowatts at its disposal.
Running with a single turbocharger, the S4 and S5 twins are able to extract 260kW of power and 500Nm of torque from the V6 motor. With the current S4 sedan capable of completing the 0-100km/h dash in 4.7 seconds, the same time as the old RS4 and RS5, expect the new model to boast improved performance figures.
As with all of Audi’s performance vehicles, the new RS5 will feature all-wheel drive as standard. With the smaller engine, and greater use of lightweight materials, the new RS5 should be between 50 to 100 kilograms lighter than today’s car.
Audi RS5 Release Date
The new RS5 is expected to debut in the first half of 2017, with one possible unveiling date centred around the Geneva motor show in March. If that proves to be the case, the RS5 won’t turn up in Australia until deep into 2017, at the earliest.
Source: Caradvice .
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