Audi RS5 TDI concept announced for AMI Leipzig

Audi RS5 TDI concept
Audi RS5 TDI concept

Produces 385 PS (283 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque

Audi is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the TDI engine by unveiling the RS5 TDI concept at AMI Leipzig.

As the name suggests, the car is based on the RS5 Coupe but it eschews the 4.2-liter V8 petrol engine for a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 TDI which has been equipped with an electrically driven supercharger that promises to eliminate turbo lag.

The engine produces 385 PS (283 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque and is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a quattro all-wheel drive. This setup enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately four seconds, hit a top speed in excess of 280 km/h (174 mph) and consume less than 5 L/100km (47 mpg US / 56.4 mpg UK).

For comparison, the standard RS5 has 450 PS (331 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque which enables it to run from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Source: Audi via Auto Motor und Sport

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Comments (8)

lezmonster lezmonster
Is this the first audi 8 speed ? Problem with diesels is, once you've told everyone how powerful it is -and they are bored listening to you. You'll be bored driving it because it sounds so dull . Shoulda bought a v10
May 30th, 2014 10:21am
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Swifty Swifty
Audi is stupid if they are not planning to unveil this or something similar!!!!
May 29th, 2014 9:38pm
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nahidrahman nahidrahman
Beast of a motor! Drop it in the back of an R8
May 29th, 2014 3:20pm
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valimiu0 valimiu0
Holly sh**,,this is too good to be true..385 HP and 5L consumption???
May 29th, 2014 3:02am
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
Even more horsepower than BMW M50d engine. Does the engine come with two turbochargers and one electrically driven supercharger?
May 28th, 2014 10:35pm
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hunker7 hunker7
I think so. It's the bi-TDI with an electrically driven supercharger.
May 28th, 2014 11:06pm
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Madness Madness
All that torque with the Quattro system must make it an animal for overtaking!
May 28th, 2014 10:17pm
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hunker7 hunker7
I very much like this. Must be rocket to drive too.
May 28th, 2014 8:01pm
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