Sunday, July 22, 2012
Official: 2013 Audi RS5 officially priced from $68,900*
The highly anticipated Audi RS5 is finally on sale in the United States, and Audi has revealed that the high-performance sport coupe will be priced from $68,900, (*)not including $895 for destination.
Under the hood is Audi's tried and true, high-revving 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8, good for 444 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque here, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The RS5 also employs a sport rear differential that works with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system to better optimize the four-corner grip to offer rear-drive-like performance when needed. Audi states that the RS5 will sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds.
Don't get us wrong, we adore the free-breathing 4.2-liter mill, but it strikes us as odd that Audi wouldn't employ its new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 here. Under the hood of the A8, S6 and S7, this engine makes 420 hp and 406 lb-ft, and allows those bigger vehicles to run to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Moreover, Audi offers the S8 with a boosted, 520-hp version of this engine, able to shoot the flagship to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
Nothing like having your RS5 embarrassed by a luxury barge.
Scroll down for Audi's official 2013 model year press blast, and be sure to read our first drive of the new RS5, as well.Permalink | Email this | Comments