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Audi RS5 at the Geneva Motor Show 2010: The top Audi A5 develops 450 hp

Sebastian Viehmann
Audi RS5 at the Geneva Motor Show 2010
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The 4.2- Liter eight-cylinder in the Audi RS5 is closely related to that V10 from the Audi R8 related, works with direct injection as a suction device and according to the high-speed concept. The new Audi RS5 will celebrate its premiere at the Motor Show in Geneva .

High-revving V8 with 450 hp

In addition to its maximum output of 450 hp, the RS5 has a maximum torque of 430 Nm at 4,000 rpm. ready. Coupled to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, the 1.7-tonne Audi RS5 accelerate from zero to 100 km /h in 4.6 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited at 250 km /h. The V8 should be content with an average of 10.8 liters of Super Plus. On request, Audi can also let the RS5 run at speeds of up to 280 km /h. Gear changes take place either automatically or using a shift paddle on the steering wheel. A launch control supports optimal traffic light sprints. As expected, traction is ensured by all-wheel drive. However, this has a newly developed center differential known as the crown gear differential. This self-locking differential distributes up to 70 percent of the power to the front axle and up to 85 percent to the rear axle. The standard layout is still rear-biased at 40:60. On request, a sport differential on the rear axle also optimizes the torque distribution between the wheels. These measure 19 inches in diameter and have 265/35 tires. Optionally, 20-inch models with 275/30 tires can also be ordered. The body of the RS5 has been lowered by 20 millimeters compared to the standard model.

A composite brake system with 380 discs at the front and 365 rear discs. The black lacquered saddles are made of aluminum and bear the RS logo.

ESP always contributes to driving safety, for individual driving pleasureAudi has given the RS5 a multi-stage, optional driving dynamics system that intervenes in the maps of the sport differentials, the engine and the exhaust system flap control.

Audi RS5 from spring, from 77,700 euros

The RS equipment includes xenon plus headlights gray grille in the radiator grille, various RS5 logos, enlarged air inlets in the newly shaped front apron, flared fenders and aluminum caps on the exterior mirrors. The rear is dominated by the oval tailpipes, the large diffuser and the retractable rear spoiler.

The black interior is characterized by leather-Alcantara sports seats, Carbon and piano lacquer applications, aluminum pedals, door sills and other aluminum details.

Z u The new Audi RS5 should roll out to dealers in the spring. Audi specifies the basic price for the new athlete at 77,700 euros.

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