Audi is all set to launch the second generation of its RS5 sports coupe in India on April 11, 2018. The RS5 is the high-performance version of the Audi A5 coupe and furthermore debuts the coupe body style of the latest-gen A5 in India.
The second-gen RS5 is lighter than its predecessor and the so is its new engine. Instead of the V8, you now get a smaller 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbocharged petrol engine with the exact same horsepower as before - 444bhp but 100Nm of torque more than its predecessor. Mated to the eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox, power is sent to all four wheels through the famous Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
In terms of design, not much has changed but if you delve deeper, the car is all-new with a wider grille, sharper creases, and the all-new headlamps. The cabin keeps on being luxurious, befitting a top-of-the-line Audi with Alcantara leather seats and almost everything adjustable at the flick of a switch.
The new Audi RS5 will be the fourth car on offer in Audi A5 lineup with the additional body styles being the A5 and S5 sport back and the A5 convertible. As you can see from these pictures here, the first Audi RS5 has already landed on Indian shores and looks quite sexy in this bright iconic shade of red that has always seemed to adorn the RS5.
Under the hood, the new Audi RS5 coupe gets a smaller 2.9-litre TFSI twin-turbo V6 engine that generates 444bhp of power and churns out 600Nm of peak torque. As compared to the last generation, the new Audi RS5 coupe torque output has gone up by 170Nm. The new RS5 can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and reach the top speed of 250km/h. The car can likewise be outfitted with an RS Dynamic Package which increases the top speed to 280km/h.