The new Audi RS5 will cost from £58,725 when it goes on sale in the UK in April.

The new Audi RS5 will cost from £58,725 when it goes on sale in the UK in April.

Thanks to its 444bhp (at 8250rpm) V8 engine, the car will crack the sprint to 62mph in 4.5sec (down from 4.6sec) with top speed limited to 155mph; an optional de-restrictor raises its top-end by 19mph to 174mph. The V8’s 317lb ft of torque is dished out between 4000 and 6000rpm.

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Despite slight improvements in performance, fuel economy has improved to 26.9mpg (previously 26.2mpg), with Co2 emissions reduced to 246g/km from the outgoing car’s 252g/km figure. New electromechanical power steering which uses no power from the alternator while in the ‘straight-ahead’ position has helped to tease economy down.

Changes to the new Audi RS5’s exterior include a revised front grille, more pronounced bonnet styling and wraparound LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights. New front and rear bumper designs complete the fresher look.

Inside the cabin, Bluetooth, cruise control (laser guided at extra cost), sat-nav and iPod connectivity come as standard.

For a £2250 premium, customers can opt for Audi’s Sport Package. It comprises 20-inch rotor design titanium-look alloys, a sports exhaust system and Audi’s dynamic ride control.

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21 February 2012

This is the first time I think I've seen any of the A5 family with wheels that suitably fill the arches. The rest of the body revisions also enhance the look of the car and give it the right sort of stance to go head to head with the M3 in the visual stakes.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

21 February 2012

I have driven an S5 and that was some tool. This I am sure would be awesome car in an Audi way. But some how I think I would save my money for the new M3 / M4 if I wanted a super quick coupe in this sector. I think the new BM would be a better car. Rear wheel drive is always more fun!

21 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

This is the first time I think I've seen any of the A5 family with wheels that suitably fill the arches. The rest of the body revisions also enhance the look of the car and give it the right sort of stance to go head to head with the M3 in the visual stakes.

[/quote] Wonder if they have connected the steering wheel?

Peter Cavellini.

21 February 2012

Anyone seen the new A4/A5 on the road with those "wrap around" DRL?? They're extremely bright

21 February 2012

One of Audi's better looking vehicles. E

21 February 2012

It has enough visual drama to distinguish itself from other Audi models which is a big plus.I hope its not too harsh on those big wheels either.

22 February 2012

Good looking car, but I fear like most fast Audi's (bar RS4 and R8) the driving enjoyment will not match the M4, C63

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