Showing posts in the category of Audi RS5

Audi RS5 TDI Concept is an Enticing Sporty Diesel


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With 380 instant horsepower and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) on tap, Audi’s RS5 TDI concept sounds like a proper sports car. No, really, it actually does, with an engine note that you’d not normally associated with a V6 oil burner.

380HP Audi RS 5 TDI Concept Could Preview RS' First Diesel Car


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Audi’s RS division has yet to build a diesel-powered production car, but the RS 5 TDI Concept proves that diesel RS cars aren’t too far away. The technology study is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI biturbo engine boosted by an electrically driven turbocharger to 380hp (385PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque.

ABT Audi RS5 Cabrio Opens Up for Spring with New Updates


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It's that happy time of the year for convertible owners in the Northern hemisphere when they can at long last drop down the tops of their cars to enjoy the warmth of spring.

Battle of the Naturally-Aspirated V8s: Audi RS5 vs. Mercedes C 63 AMG Edition 507


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Naturally-aspirated V8 engines are a dying breed because of ever stricter emissions regulations, and this trend is most obvious in Europe. In recent years, German carmakers have been gradually replacing naturally-aspirated V8s with turbocharged V8s and V6s in their flagship sedans and sports cars, but there are still a handful of models that use “old-fashioned” V8s.

Audi Unveils 2014 RS5 DTM Race Car in Geneva


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Yesterday, BMW unveiled its 2014 M4 DTM racer, now Audi posted its reply with the RS5 DTM. Displayed for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2014-spec car features a redesigned complex aerodynamic package that makes it look more aggressive than last year’s car.

Audi RS5 Coupe with Compressor Kit Pushes Out Up to 592 Horses


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We don't know for how long Audi's RS5 range will stay away from the turbocharging craze that's sweeping the auto industry, but if you're in a hurry and can't wait for Ingolstadt to do it itself, there are plenty of tuners willing to do the job, including Mcchip that came out with new compressor kit packages.

New POV Test Drive Puts You Behind the Wheel of an Audi RS5 Cabriolet


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When it comes to fast convertibles, there are many to choose from, even if you narrow your search down to a specific price bracket. If you’re in the market for something that could give you a very different (and possibly unwanted) hairstyle, and have about $80,000 to spend, then a four-wheel drive Audi RS5 Cabriolet is not a bad way to go.

We now bring you a POV test drive of the car, which in the usual Winding Road Magazine fashion features no talking whatsoever, so that you can draw your own conclusions.

OSS Designs and Vossen-Tuned Audi RS5 is One "Pissed-Off Stormtrooper" [w/Videos]


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It hasn't been that long since we last heard of an Audi RS5 tune, but looking at what OSS Designs came up with for the German performance coupe, who can blame us for wanting to share this project?

Created with a little help from Vossen Wheels, which described the RS5 Coupe's angry looks as a "pissed off stormtrooper" in a nod to the white-clad elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire [sic] from the Star Wars movies, the Audi features a makeover that starts with the front end and OSS Designs' colorful (literally) LEDs that surround the factory lights.

Audi to Launch Four New RS Models This Year, Plans Faster Introductions


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To mark the 30th anniversary of its high-performance division Quattro GmbH (founded in October 1983), Audi will launch four new RS models this year, while also promising that future RS cars will be brought to market more quickly.

The four new RS models that will launch this year are the RS6 Avant, RS7 Sportback, RS5 Cabriolet (all made at Quattro’s Neckarsulm facility) and RS Q3, the first SUV to be turned into an RS model. These new four cars will basically double Quattro’s range of RS models.

DTM to Race in the US from 2015, Audi Supports the Plan


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GRAND-AM Road Racing and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) are planning a US-based race series for DTM racecars, which includes manufacturers like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

New Audi RS5 Cabriolet Brings a Boatload of Horses to U.S. Buyers for $77,900 [w/Video]


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Audi is broadening its RS5 lineup in the United States with the presentation of the Cabriolet model that goes on sale in April 2013 priced from $77,900, or $9,000 more than the Coupe variant, with which it shares its 4.2 liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine pushing out 444hp (450PS) at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 317 lb.-ft. between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm.

Real Madrid’s Benzema Fined €18,000 for Doing 215 km/h in a 100-km/h Zone in an Audi RS5


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French footballer Karim Benzema has been fined €18,000 ($23,500) after being flashed on a Spanish motorway doing 216 km/h (134 mph) in a 100 km/h (62 mph) zone. The 25-year-old Real Madrid forward will also have his driving license suspended for eight months, a Spanish court ruled.

Mean-Looking Audi RS5 DTM Makes Geneva Motor Show Debut


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While the DTM (Deutsche Touring Masters) is largely unheard-of outside of Europe, the competition is still taken very seriously by Gemrany's "big three" premium automakers. Now, Audi has just revealed the DTM racing version of their RS5, the RS5 DTM, at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show.

ABT to Debut Four New Models, Including VW Golf Mk7, at the Geneva Motor Show


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Widely considered as the world's biggest tuner of VW Group cars, ABT Sportsline will head to next week's Geneva Auto Show with a collection of four new models.

No doubt, one of the highlights at ABT's stand will be the firm's tune for the new seventh generation VW Golf hatchback, previewed here in a rendering, in which we get a taste of the cosmetic applications that include an assortment of aero parts, headlamp and mirror trims, and a new alloy wheel design from the ER-X line.

Audi Confirms RS5 Cabriolet, R8 Facelift and "More Models" for Detroit Auto Show


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There are only 10 days left for the grand opening of the 2013 edition of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, and for the most part, Audi is still being secretive about many of its debut vehicles.

New Gallery and Driving Footage of 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet


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Following up on the world premiere of the handsome looking RS5 Cabriolet at the Paris Motor Show and in advance of the beginning of sales early next year on both sides of the Atlantic, Audi has dropped a sea of images together with a new video showing its fastest four-seater convertible on the road.

Senner Tuning gives Audi S5 Coupé an RS5 Look and 429-Horses for a…Higher Price Than a Real RS5


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German aftermarket firm Senner Tuning is revisiting the freshened up Audi S5 coupe with a new assortment of goods for the exterior and interior as well as its mechanical hardware.

Senner's second take on the facelifted S5 (read about the first one here) brings a brawnier styling package that gives the coupe the look of its RS5 sibling through the use of a new front bumper with a carbon fiber spoiler and grille design, carbon fiber side skirts, a discreet boot lid spoiler and a new rear diffuser with two oval, instead of four quad tailpipes.

Audi Blows the Top Off the New RS5 Cabriolet [Photos and Video]


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Another Paris Auto Show attendee has been revealed today in the form of the all-new Audi RS5 Cabriolet.

As the open-top version of the RS5 Coupe, the Cabriolet gets the same suite of performance and mechanical upgrades including a 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine that generates 444hp (450PS) at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 430Nm (318 lb-ft) between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm.

The V8 is hooked up to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and Audi's quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, which under normal driving conditions, distributes torque between the front and rear axles at a 40:60 ratio, but if necessary, it can direct up to 70 percent to the front or a maximum of 85 percent to the rear.

Being heavier than the RS5 Coupe, the Cabriolet variant is slightly slower completing the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 4.9 seconds (vs. 4.5 sec), while top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph), though Audi can boost this to 280 km/h (174 mph) upon request.

New Audi RS5 Cabriolet to be Unveiled on September 6, Watch the Live Stream


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On Monday morning, Audi came out with a Spartan press release announcing that it will debut the new RS5 Convertible online via live streaming this Thursday, September 6, before the high-performance convertible model makes its first public appearance at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

We have added the streaming service at the end of the post, so all you have to do is bookmark this page and come back on September 6 at 1pm UK BST / 2pm Germany CEST / 9am U.S. EST U.S. / 6am U.S. PST, to watch the reveal.

Audi RS5 and Ducati Multistrada 1200S Meet at Pikes Peak to Celebrate Partnership and New Competition


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The mystery behind the teaser pictures and videos of the Audi Sport-themed RS5 Coupe and Ducati Multistrada 1200S was solved today with an official announcement from the two brands.

As it turns out, it was all done to celebrate the acquisition of the Ducati brand from Audi earlier this year as well as to promote their participation at this weekend's 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado and to announce a new competition.