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Geneva 2017: Audi debuts new lighter faster RS 5


The all-new Audi RS 5 Coupé makes its world debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show this week, packing a 450PS biturbo V6.

Its new 2.9-litre power plant can deliver a sub-four second 0-60mph time (3.9) and reach a top speed of 174mph.

Audi has managed to lighten the car too, shedding 60kg off the kerb weight of the outgoing model.

This means efficiency is improved and the RS 5 can return 32.5mpg, a 17% improvement on the previous RS 5.

A Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system harnesses the 600Nm of torque and distributes it with a rear bias (40:60) to guarantee dynamic handling with optimal traction and the greatest possible safety.

Bathed in black, the interior of the new Audi RS 5 Coupé is extremely upscale and lavishly appointed. Details such as RS sport seats with optional diamond stitching in Fine Nappa leather and the flat-bottomed RS multifunction sport steering wheel underscore the character of the high-performance coupe in the interior as well. RS logos adorn the seats, steering wheel, door sill trims and the selector lever.

Special RS displays in the Audi virtual cockpit provide information on tyre pressure, torque and g-forces. A shift light prompts the driver to upshift upon reaching the rev limit. The RS design package uses red as a vibrant contrasting colour. Package highlights are the steering wheel, selector lever and knee pads in Alcantara plus seat belts contoured in red and floor mats with the RS emblem. 

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