The new Audi RS5 Coupé costs from £62,900, with first deliveries expected for the summer.
This price is a rise of over £4100 from the £58,725 of the old model, and is over £4500 more than the BMW M4, but £650 less than the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé. Options, such as a carbon roof and RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control, are not finalised in price yet, but will cost around £3000 and £2000 respectively. A price is yet to be decided for the Dynamic Package.
The second-generation Audi RS5 Coupé was first unveiled at the Geneva motor show, and has a new twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine developing 444bhp (the same as the 4.2-litre V8 in its predecessor). The new performance coupé also gets a new badge, and will be sold under the Audi Sport banner. The new RS5 emits a claimed 197g/km CO2 - a 17% reduction, says Audi - and achieves fuel economy of 32.5mpg combined.
This RS5 has been engineered anew from the ground up. Together with the new engine, the RS5 Coupé also adopts a new platform that sees it grow in size over the seven-year-old model it replaces. Further developments include a new chassis featuring a five link front and rear suspension coupled to Audi Sport’s Dynamic Ride Control system offering variable damping control.
Distinguishing the RS5 Coupe from other recently introduced second-generation A5 Coupe models are a series of traditional RS exterior styling cues. They include a wider single frame grille featuring a high gloss black honeycomb insert, a new front bumper sporting larger air ducts and an intricate splitter element and headlamps with tinted graphics for the standard LED projectors.