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Audi confirms redesigned RS5 for summer 2012 as 2013

2012 Audi RS5

The subtle tweaks that appeared on the 2012 Audi A5 and S5 in the European markets (2013 Audi A5 and S5 for the U.S.) will appear on the RS5 when it goes on sale in Europe for 2012 and stateside in the summer of 2012 as a 2013. Unfortunately, Audi is silent on the exact price.

Audi announced the RS5 for the European markets in early 2010 and followed it up a few months later with distant plans for the U.S, but the RS5 never even made it into a U.S. showroom before it underwent a mild redesign. The biggest change is the redesigned light fixtures with standard xenon headlights framed by a strip of LEDs.

Follow the jump to read more about the 2012 2013 Audi RS5.

2012 Audi RS5 rear

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 9/23/2011 at 4:49 AM
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Is the Audi RS5 coming stateside?

The S5 coupe utilizes a plenty-powerful 354-hp 4.2-liter V-8, although its engine will be replaced next year by the almost-as-potent 333-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 already found in the S5 cabriolet. For the small group of people—and Audi does believe it is only going to be a select few—that believe the S5 coupe is too tame, InsideLine is reporting that the at-first-Europe-only 450-hp RS5 will be coming stateside, but not until more than half way through 2011; meanwhile, the enthusiasts over in Europe will be able to purchase the RS5 in June of this year. The amount of dollars and cents needed has not been confirmed, but early number crunching has the base price pegged somewhere near $69,000 – $75,000. This means the RS5 will be a bargain compared to the 500-hp BMW M6 coupe’s base price of $102,350, although the car’s size and performance numbers may be more aligned with the 414-hp M3 coupe, which carries a base price of $58,400.

The RS5 stands out from the rest of Audi’s S and RS models because it carries the third-generation Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Besides being 15 pounds lighter, the new system is also able to distribute power to a greater degree between the front and rear (up to 70 percent front and 85 percent rear) and incorporates standard torque vectoring between all four wheels to quell understeer.

If you need to pacify your RS5 desires until the car goes up for sale next year, Audi has released a ton of photos, which can be found in our News Center.

[via InsideLine]

2011 Audi RS5 stateside

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 4/21/2010 at 4:08 AM
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Audi RS5 brochure photos leaked

**Update** Audi released all the details on the Audi RS5 soon after the brochure was leaked on the Internet. You can find our 2011 Audi RS5 Overview here.**Update**

Pictures of the RS5, a more potent version of the S5 coupe, lifted off a leaked brochure are making their rounds on the Internet. Reports of the RS5 being added to the Audi lineup started soon after the Audi S5 was first introduced in 2007 as a 2008. The RS5’s leaked brochure gives us a clear view of what the car will look like but it does not give us any insight into what will be under the RS5’s hood. Early estimates have the engine ranging anywhere from an uprated version of the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 to the same 5.2-liter V-10 found in the R8 5.2 FSI. Depending on what Audi decides to use the RS5 is expected to make anywhere between 450–550 hp.

[via WorldCarFans]

Audi RS5 leaked brochure

Audi RS5 leaked Photos


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Posted on: 2/22/2010 at 4:17 AM
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