Audi Launches New RS5 Coupe With 450 PS Bi-Turbo V6 TFSI

As Audi‘s first Audi Sport model in the new RS design idiom, the new RS5 features a newly developed bi-turbo V6 unit good for 450 PS (443 HP) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque.

The all-new Audi RS5 is pretty easy to identify compared to the regular A5. It’s got massive air inlets, a wider grille, additional lateral air intakes and outlets, tinted bezels for the optional Matrix LEDs and wider wheel arches.

Other visual features include the RS-specific diffuser insert, oval tailpipes of the RS exhaust system and the surface-mounted spoiler lip. Then there’s the standard 19″ wheels, though buyers might consider going for the more imposing 20″ optional alloys.

Powering the all-new RS5 is a 2.9-liter TFSI V6 bi-turbo engine, which Audi built from the ground up. It produces 450 PS (331 kW) as well as 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, which is an increase of 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) compared to the previous generation model. In a straight line, it will go from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and max out at 280 km/h (174 mph) with the optional dynamic package.

According to Audi, this V6 unit consumes just 8.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (27 US mpg), while corresponding to 197 grams CO2 per km – a gain of 17% over the previous model in terms of efficiency. Another significant gain is related to weight, where the new RS5 Coupe tips the scales at 1,655 kg (3,648 lbs), approximately 60 kg (132 lbs) less than before – the optional carbon fiber roof helps too.

Aside from the fact it sits much lower compared to the production model, the RS5 Coupe also boasts a sports suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and dynamic steering with RS-specific tuning. Also, by using the standard Audi drive select system, drivers can make their personal driving experience more “individual, dynamic or comfortable.”

Moving on to the interior, you’ll find details such as RS sports seats with optional diamond stitching in Fine Nappa leather, a flat-bottomed RS multifunction sport steering wheel, RS logos on the seats, steering wheel, door sill trims and selector lever and special RS displays in the Audi virtual cockpit.

As for infotainment choices, there’s the optional MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, Audi connect & LTE. Passengers can even go online with their mobile devices via the Wi-Fi hotspot option, and as you’d expect, there’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto availability. Other high-end technologies present in the new RS 5 Coupe include the head-up display and as many as 30 driver assistance systems.

Following its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Audi’s all-new RS5 is set to hit dealerships in Germany and other European countries this June, priced from €80,900.

*Updated with live pics from Geneva


  • roy


  • MultiKdizzle

    That … looks much better than expected.

  • salamOOn

    finally i do not hate the headligts on audi 5 model…

    overall great looking.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    How can this car compete with the C63S or the Giulia when it’s clearly underpowered? It should’ve had a 480hp engine at least

    • Vassilis

      I think even if it had more power it wouldn’t be able to compete with the C63 S Coupe.

    • Six_Tymes

      I agree. I like this new one a lot but I thought it would have had 500 or more, needs a tad more torque also. It will be interesting to see a full review of it.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      probably they will make a rs5 power could be around 500 hp.

    • Evan McMaster

      Well its just as fast to 60 as the C63S even with 50 less HP and the interior is far nicer so it definitely competes with the C63S and far outclasses the Giulia

  • Vassilis

    So, the TT RS is quicker. To 62 at least.

  • Kaisuke971

    Audi, this is NOT ENOUGH ! This car is putting numbers that i expected to see from the last gen RS5. It means the RS4 and the RS5 will be barely faster than the RS3, really ?

    • Six_Tymes


  • TheHake

    “8.7 liters of fuel per 100 km” Riiiiiight.

  • europeon

    3.9s with only 450 hp? Yeah, right.

    • Hockeyman

      Why not? Last one did it in 4.2 s by Autobild. And this new one is lighter etc.

      • europeon

        Because… it requires exponentially more power to get lower numbers. Look at other cars with similar power and gearboxes, they get nowhere near that. They’re either lying about the actual numbers or about the power that engine generates (which is more likely, and something they’ve been doing for some time.)

        • Hockeyman

          Many cars are more or less faster than the factory claims by different carmags (calculated times). But the many cars have more power as well than the factory claims. There is a many tests in dyno by different carmags for different cars. But anyway, this new RS5 is lighter, has more torque (thanks to its new engine) etc than previous one.

          If you know websites, such as germancarforum and fastestlaps for example, there is so much different tests and calculated (compares to factory claims) times for many cars in those websites. Different tests and times comes by Autobild, Autozeitung, AMuS, Sportauto etc etc.

          • europeon

            I guess time (or rather the reviews) will tell.

          • Hockeyman

            Yep, we have to wait tests, then we will see 😉

  • Honda NSX-R

    I hope Audi makes an RS5 Performance with more power. 450 hp wouldn’t be enough for the competition.

  • Bob


  • Puddingpopper


  • Nordschleife

    Looks a little overwrought to me but I’d still drive it.

  • nauticalone

    Looks very nice!

  • TheBelltower

    This is what the S5 should have been. The S5 should just be badged as the uplevel A5, the RS5 should be badged as the S5. An RS should have an extra 100hp at least. This is very nice, but only S5 nice and not 80k nice.

  • fabri99

    The previous model looked much more aggressive…

  • Enter Ranting

    I can understand fake vents and silly styling gimmicks on a sporty Honda Civic, but I thought Audi was above that. I guess not. This thing looks like a German Monte Carlo.

  • john1168

    NICE! I wonder if Audi will do a 5 door RS5 and bring it to the USA??? I hope so.

  • BarryFastCars

    I cannot find any information on what transmission the RS5 uses. Is it the ZF 8 speed auto from the S5 or the 8 speed dual clutch that this engine uses in the Panamera. Sure hope its the “PDK”.

  • getoffme

    It looks so much better with the black optic package.

  • AstonMartin

    The latest RS5/S5 has nothing on the last generation in terms of styling or engine. This RS5 even comes across tame compared to the last RS5 which was far more aggressive in its appearance – and for that reason, I’m out 😉

    • Mike Gonzalez

      i agree, i find it offensive they even put those lame wheels on a 450hp coupe… look like a VW Beetle from the 60’s

  • Ermal Morina

    2.9l engine V6 against the C63’s V8…. meeeh audi

  • 2015 RS5

    Yeah, only 450hp (or more), C63S (consumer report reliability about Mercedes) has a V8, etc. wonder how many have the $80K to pay for that in the first place. Audi certainly aimed that at people that can actually afford it.

  • SteersUright

    Wait, I’ve already seen the A4, I mean A5, I mean S5… Audi has some nerve slapping an RS badge on this junk with derivative styling and nothing special of a motor.

  • Skip

    Lets see… 80 grand and no manual? I’ll pass. A used R8 is a much better value I think.