New Audi RS5 coupe impresses

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New Audi RS5 will set pulses racing.

This is the impressive new Audi RS5 coupe which has been unveiled by the German carmaker and it is set to be one of its best ever productions.

Indeed, the RS5 will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in less than four seconds which is around half a second quicker than the previous incarnation.

The impressive sprint time is down to a new 2.9 litre TFSI engine producing 450 PS and 6,000Nm of torque with Audi saying the twin-turbocharged engine has been redesigned from the ground-up.

New Audi RS5 is the first sport model

The new Audi RS5 is the first sport model that has been launched with the firm’s new sleek design look and all of their new models will look similar.

There’s also an RS specific virtual cockpit which comes complete with state-of-the-art driver assistance systems as well as connectivity and safety technology.

Owners have the option of increasing the top speed of 155 mph to 174 mph. For this level of performance, the RS5 will return around 33 mpg, that’s a 17% improvement, with emissions of 197g/km.

Also, fitted as standard to the stylish car is the firm’s Quattro all-wheel drive system as well as Audi’s drive select and wheel selective torque control.

Excellent performance of the Audi RS5 coupe

New Audi RS5 First Vehicle Leasing 2Part of the excellent performance of the Audi RS5 coupe is also down to the lower weight, it is 60 kg lighter than the previous version and there’s an option for a carbon fibre roof to bring the weight down even more. There’s also an option for fully milled wheels.

The car also comes with a range of infotainment choices and there’s a Wi-Fi hotspot with Europe-wide roaming costing nothing for three years for owners.

It also means that passengers with mobile devices can use the hotspot to go online wherever they are and can get a signal. There’s also the smartphone connectivity for Apple and Android devices as well as language voice control and a multi-function steering wheel.

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The RS5 coupe has proved popular since launch in 2010 with customers buying more than 13,000 of them.

For those who would love to own the Audi RS5 coupe then order books are expected to open in May and the first deliveries of the car will start in the summer.

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