Audi RS5 Coupe debuts in Geneva – 450 hp, 600 Nm

Audi RS5 Coupe debuts in Geneva – 450 hp, 600 Nm

For those who feel the Audi S5 Coupe is a little lacking in the performance department, Audi Sport has unveiled the RS5 Coupe just in time for the Geneva Motor Show.

At the heart of the RS5 is an all-new 2.9 litre biturbo TFSI V6 engine that features develops 450 hp and 600 Nm, which is more than what is offered by a Panamera 4S and its 4.2L V8 predecessor (444 hp/430 Nm).

The mill is mated to an eight-speed tiptronic auto and a rear-biased (40:60 split) quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. Where the S5 Coupe takes 4.7 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h, the RS5 requires just 3.9 seconds to do the same. It’ll also hit a top speed of 280 km/h should buyers select the optional dynamic package.

If you’re interested to know, the RS5 consumes just 8.7 litres of fuel per 100 km, according to the NEDC cycle. It’ll also emit just 197 grammes of CO2 per km, which represents a 17% efficiency gain over the previous model.

Audi RS5 Coupe debuts in Geneva – 450 hp, 600 Nm

This brute force (and efficiency) is matched by a lighter body, which tips the scales at just 1,655 kg, a decline of 60 kg. The car’s chassis also features five-link suspension at the front and rear, the latter replacing the previous car’s trapezoidal-link setup. The standard RS sport suspension also results in a much lower-riding car than before, and can be enhanced with additional options.

These include Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and dynamic steering with RS-specific tuning, allowing drivers to select from a variety of driving modes via the Audi drive select system. Audi Sport even offers an optional rear sport differential.

According to the brand, the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO race car served as an influence for the RS5’s styling. At the front, the main changes include a new front bumper, Singleframe grille with honeycomb mesh, larger intakes, and tinted Matrix LED headlights. Look a little closer, and you’ll spot smaller intakes and outlets around said headlights as well.

Audi RS5 Coupe debuts in Geneva – 450 hp, 600 Nm

The car also receives quattro blisters or wider wheel arches, which sees a growth in track of 15 mm, complemented by standard 19-inch wheels (20-inch are optional). From the rear, the RS5 is instantly recognisable due to its oval-shaped tailpipes, an RS trademark. Other details include a carbon-fibre diffuser and lip spoiler mounted on the trunk lid.

Moving inside, the predominantly black interior comes with is accompanied by carbon-fibre trim on the doors, dashboard, and centre console. RS-specific kit found here include the sport seats (with optional diamond stitching in Nappa leather), flat-bottom steering, RS badging, and special displays for the Audi virtual cockpit system.

The RS5 also comes with the RS design package that introduces red accents for a bit of contrast, where you’ll find red stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever, door cards, along with red seatbelts. Speaking of colours, Audi Sport offers Sonoma green metallic as an exclusive paint finish for the RS5 Coupe.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Donald Dedak on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    We see, we can only dream. Cause come here, sure this car sold for RM1 million.

    How I wish our ringgit becomes stronger.

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    • Kunta Kinte on Mar 07, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Our famous economist here said falling Ringgit good for our exports. He say we all become rich mah

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    • Kunta donald on Mar 07, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Nice and beautiful car

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    • If u born poor its not ur fault.
      If u moan poor its all ur fault.

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    • Malaysia kini di landasan yang betul dalam mentransformasi ekonominya untuk menjadi sebuah negara berpendapatan tinggi. Pelan pembangunan sosioekonomi bakal menyaksikan pertumbuhan yang kukuh. Selari destinasi kita menjadi negara berpendapatan tinggi.

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  • canhelptonotice on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    OMG, the aircond vent at passenger side is so ugly!!!

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  • Mikey on Mar 07, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    So Audi is baiting S5 purchaser by introducing a hotter RS5 in Geneva Motor show. This RS5 is in the territory of M3/4 & Merc AMG c-63. Interesting 2 see how this RS5 will stack up against its rivals.

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  • Annoynimouse on Mar 08, 2017 at 10:03 am

    It’s so neat and beautiful! Car reviewers will say that it’s not as fun to drive as the BMW Ms or the AMGs. But it should be mightily fast. and again, I love the tidy and smart look of this car. Price could be in the range of the M4s.

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