2018 has had many car launches so far and Audi couldn’t just fall back in the race. Maintaining its lead in the market, the German Car Manufacturer has launched the second generation RS 5 Sports Coupe at a price of Rs 1.10 crore (ex-showroom) in India. The RS 5 is a debut entry into the coupe style design of new generation A5 in India.
The new entrant is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 while the last generation RS 5 was a 4.2-litre V8. However, this difference in displacement does not compromise with the performance of the vehicle. The New-Gen RS 5 is capable of producing a max power of 450PS and a massive torque of 600 Nm. The change in engine outputs reveal that the current power output values match the older generation RS 5 with an added benefit of 170Nm torque boost which is a pure delight.
Talking more on the performance side, the company claims that the coupe can do a 0-100kph in just over 3.9 seconds, half a second faster than the previous generation RS 5. Audi has no surprise for us in the new RS 5 when it comes to the Wheel drive System. The new-gen RS 5 comes with Audi’s Quattro All-wheel drive system coupled with an 8-speed gearbox.
While the engine specs sound convincing, it is also to be noted that this coupe can mark a limited top speed of 250kmph. Audi also gives an option to upgrade further to 280kmph if you’re ready to spend a little more.
The new-gen Audi RS 5 gets a gentle touch of its aggressive sport’s styling cues with a list of features to gaze at. The wheels are standard 19inch while there’s an option for a 20inch as well. The interiors are carefully crafted to make the driver feel like seated inside a performance car. Stepping inside, sports seats primarily grab attention. Flat bottomed steering wheels, Alcantara leather upholstery, sport pedals and the Audi’s Virtual cockpit digital instrument system with RS are other striking features inside the cabin.
As of now, The A5 line-up in the country has the sportsback and convertible variants. All of the above features you read is exactly what makes the RS 5 different from the A5 models. The RS 5 competes with the BMW M4 in its segment.