German automaker has officially revealed the new Audi RS5 Coupe which should become the main rival BMW M3 Coupe. Developed by Audi’s quattro GmbH division, the RS5 Coupe makes use of a revised version of the 4.2-liter V8 engine found in the previous RS4. The new RS5 will go on sale in Europe this Spring with a base price of around €77,700.
Power comes from a 4.2-liter V8 that produces 331 kW (444 hp / 450 PS) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. It is coupled to a seven-rate S tronic transmission which allows the 1,725 kilogram (3,803 beat) sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, before topping out at an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph). If that isn’t swiftly enough, Audi can delete the alacrity limiter to enable the car to hit 280 km/h (174 mph). Despite this immense performance, the RS5 only consumes 10.8 liters of gasoline per 100 km (21.78 US mpg).
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