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Audi RS 5 Official Promo Video Released

0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds

Audi has released a new promo video for the awe-inspiring RS5.

Boasting a 4.2-liter V8 with 331 kW (444 hp / 450 PS) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque, the RS5 rockets from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and tops out at an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph). If that isn't fast enough, Audi can remove the speed limiter to enable the car to hit 280 km/h (174 mph). Not bad considering the RS5 only consumes 10.8 liters of petrol per 100 km (21.78 US mpg).

To keep the beast under control, Audi installed a new crown-gear center differential. It "can widely vary the distribution of torque between the front and rear axles. If necessary, up to 70 percent can flow to the front or as much as 85 percent toward the tail end."

The RS5 will go on sale in Germany this spring, with a base price of approximately €77,700 ($103,870 USD). Unfortunately, Audi has been mum on U.S. availability but it doesn't look promising.

Source: Audi

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 lazyJones lazyJones
not bad but where is the RS steering wheel??
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March 26, 2010 6:54 am
 hescian hescian
This car will cost @$10,000 to $15,000 more than the RS4 so the estimated $103,000 US is a fairly accurate estimate. Personally, I like the butchy styling. On a side note, people need to stop whining about the lack of a manual transmission. I love my manual transmission, but the fact of the matter is that the performance of these dual-clutch, liquid-clutch, sequential gearboxes, and even sport-automatics, cannot be matched by a manual gearbox, no matter how good the driver. All performance cars these days should rightly use these types of gearboxes, and from a business standpoint, it allows a wider potential buyer population. Sure it's an ego boost to say "I drive a manual" but let it go...
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March 25, 2010 5:31 pm
 ithyandel ithyandel
i wouldn't have use a this red to advertise the car. only white convey the refine shapes of the body, i can't get red or grey A5, they look disproportionate, specially around the wheel arches.
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March 25, 2010 5:26 pm
 2010S5 2010S5
I may be wrong but I think the RS5 is exemplary of what happens when a car is developed amidst a global recession. From what I see I think it had potential to be a much greater car, but it doesn't even have a manual and shares wheels with the A1. It looks messy; the bulging wheel arches just don't go well with the lines of the A5. Hopefully road tests will prove it to be a great car.
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March 25, 2010 11:11 am
 James2911 James2911
Just a bit of trivia - the naturally aspirated V8 in this RS5 makes an equivalent amount of power to the S8 (V10) and W12 variants of the current/previous A8.
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March 25, 2010 10:53 am
 M! M!
what gear box is that?
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March 25, 2010 1:49 am
 joshg_5 joshg_5
I was REALLY excited to see this car, and I REALLY wanted to love it. But alas, it's just too damn big and bulky. It looks as if it were designed by a aftermarket tuner, not a bad thing, but a little bit distasteful IMO.
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March 24, 2010 9:23 pm
 CReeds CReeds
My guess is they will bring it to NA. I heard rumour that Canada was getting it. And I bet it will come in between $90-100K. And they'll sell every one.
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March 24, 2010 8:49 pm
 justanotherfan justanotherfan
Want one, really bad, hope they test it on Top Gear soon so we can watch it do some more impressive moves.
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March 24, 2010 7:55 pm
 LifeLongCarGuy LifeLongCarGuy
I'm in love...again. The 5er is gorgeous and the RS is the apex of what the S5 can be, but at 109K in the U.S. market...? You will have to be one hell of an Audi enthusiast; and a rich one at that, to purchase this machine. There are so many other capable vehicles at and below that price range. Let's see... CTS-V, M3, IS-F, E63, C6... you get the point. Audi are really proud of their vehicles, and rightly so, but I think they price themselves out of a market they could dominate (volume-wise) if they incorporated the right price points.
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March 24, 2010 7:50 pm