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Audi RS5 Review
Audi India launched the RS5 in India in the coupe guise for the price of Rs 1.10 crores (ex-showroom all-India). It is based on the same MLB platform as the A5 Sportback which also underpins other high-performance models from Audi, VW, SEAT and Porsche. This is the second generation of the sports coupe....read full review
Audi India launched the RS5 in India in the coupe guise for the price of Rs 1.10 crores (ex-showroom all-India). It is based on the same MLB platform as the A5 Sportback which also underpins other high-performance models from Audi, VW, SEAT and Porsche. This is the second generation of the sports coupe.
Being a performance sports car, the RS5 gets an aggressive styling with large functional air-vents up front, sleek LED Matrix headlamps, hair-splitters and slopping coupe roofline. It sits on massive 20-inch wheels with dual oval exhausts sticking out the diffusers at the back. There are RS badging all over with contrasting silver trims to add to the sporty appeal. The carbon fibre roof and a petite lip spoiler add to the appeal.
Even after being sporty, the cabin of the RS5 is luxurious. It gets It gets all the luxury features considered standard in this part of the market but trimmed out in the Audi RS badging and interior design. The whole cabin is in a shade of black with carbon fibre and chrome inserts as a part of the design package. Additionally, quilted sports seats with RS logo stitched into them are also thrown into the deal. The instrument cluster is the virtual cockpit while the steering wheel has been given special inserts and badges as a part of the sporty touches.
Under the hood, the 4.2-litre V8 has been replaced with a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine producing 440-bhp of raw power and 600Nm of twisting force with Quattro AWD and an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox. The output is the same as the before but the torque has gone up by 100Nm. You can do 0-100kmph in 3.9 seconds and then go on to hit a top speed of 250kmph.
The new RS5 Coupe goes head to head with the BMW M4 which is priced at Rs 1.33 crores in the country. The Beemer also has four-door sedan version, the M3, while the other rival is the Mercedes-AMG C63 in India. The RS5 can also be an alternative to the Jaguar F-Type V6 Coupe and the Porsche 718 twins.
Audi RS5 Colours
RS5 is available/sold in the following colours in India.
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