The new RS5 is powered by a BiTurbo 2.9 V6 with 444 HP and 600Nm of torque, the latter available from 1900-5000 rpm. That output is down slightly in horsepower versus the previous RS5’s 450HP 4.2 V8 but far exceeds its 429Nm of torque. Code-named EA839 and also used in the Porsche Panamera 4S, the new V6 locates its turbochargers between the cylinder banks and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. (The last RS5, you may recall, used a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.) The RS5’s standard Quattro AWD system has a 40/60 default torque split; Audi’s torque-vectoring rear differential is optional. Audi acelerate 0-100 for 3.9 seconds and a top speed—with the optional RS Dynamic package—of 280km/h (174 mph).
For RS5 is available new matrix LED headlights, and a fixed rear wing. A carbon-fiber roof, which can be clear-coated or painted, is optional. There also are three exterior appearance packages, in gloss black, carbon, and matte aluminum.
The new high-performance coupé is coming to dealerships in Germany and other European countries in June 2017. The price is EUR 80,900.