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Wow - here is the all new 2018 Audi RS 5 coupe. Adds some spice to the Audi Sport model line
> Check out this beautiful green 2018 Audi RS 5 coupe. Audi has
added this head turner to the Audi Sport Model line which is sure to
attract some attention.
> HERNDON, VA, March 12, 2018 – The all-new 2018 RS 5 coupe builds on
the heritage and success of the first generation, delivering even more
performance, a refined design and everyday usability. As the newest
model in the Audi Sport lineup, the RS 5 Coupe is on sale now.
> Featuring a newly developed 2.9-liter V6 TFSI® biturbo engine and
an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, the RS 5 coupe melds efficiency
and high levels of performance with a full-bodied RS sound. As with
any vehicle that bears the RS badge, the RS 5 coupe includes
motorsport developments and technologies that embody the Audi Sport
motto “Born on the Track. Built for the Road.” New for 2018, the
high-performance coupe delivers benchmark infotainment such as the
available Audi virtual cockpit and advanced driver assistance systems
including standard Audi pre sense® city and available adaptive cruise
control with Traffic Jam assist.
> POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
> The all-new 2018 RS 5 features a newly developed 2.9-liter V6 TFSI®
biturbo engine, which compared to its naturally-aspirated V8
predecessor, delivers more power, and weighs 68 pounds less. The
2.9-liter V6 biturbo engine generates 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque,
126 lb-ft of peak torque more than the previous generation, and it is
available between a broad range of 1,900 and 5,000 rpm. As a result,
the RS 5 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a class-leading 3.7 seconds,
eight tenths of a second faster than the previous generation RS 5, and
achieve a top track speed of 155 mph, or increased to 174 mph with the
optional Dynamic plus package.
> Similar to the S5 coupe V6 engine design, each of the two
turbochargers on the 2.9-liter engine of RS 5 are positioned directly
inside the “V” and generate a max buildup of 21.5 PSI. This compact
configuration ensures improved engine responsiveness and performance.
As for intake, the Audi valvelift system (AVS) changes the duration of
the valve opening depending on the throttle and engine speed. To help
increase engine efficiency and power, the V6 engine uses a centrally
mounted fuel injector and a combustion method with shorter compression
and longer expansion phases. This allows for a higher compression
ratio of 10.0:1, further improving the engine’s efficiency and
allowing for greater power and torque delivery.
> The power of the biturbo engine flows through an eight-speed
Tiptronic transmission with self-locking center differential that
focuses on high levels of performance and acceleration. A traction
control system manages distribution for maximum acceleration with
> The standard quattro® all-wheel drive offers high-precision
handling through active torque distribution to both axles. In regular
driving situations, the system delivers 60 percent of the torque to
the rear axle and 40 percent to the front. However, when needed, power
can be redirected to the opposite axle, with up to 70 percent of
torque to the front and up to 85 percent to the rear axle.
> The standard quattro® sport rear differential with RS-specific
tuning offers a dynamic driving experience by actively splitting
torque between the wheels of the rear axle, with the ability to direct
nearly all available rear torque to one wheel.
> The RS 5’s newly developed front and rear suspension allows for
both a sporty driving experience and more comfortable ride for long
distances. The redesigned front five-link suspension with lightweight
construction offers greater steering precision and better handling
through optimized steering-rack placement direct at wheel centers.
With the standard RS sport suspension, the RS 5 coupe sits 7 mm lower
than the S5 Coupe. RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control,
which uses steel springs and adjustable dampers that are connected to
one another via diagonal oil lines and a central valve, is also
available. When cornering at speed, the valves regulate the oil flow
in the shock absorber of the deflected outside front wheel almost
immediately. This increases the support and reduces pitch and roll
movements to improve the vehicle’s overall driving dynamics.
> Drivers can customize their driving experience through the standard
Audi drive select system which offers four distinct drive modes:
comfort, auto, dynamic and individual. Each mode allows the driver to
adjust the quattro sport differential, dynamic steering, and dynamic
ride control (if equipped), in addition to being able to change gear
shift points, steering and throttle response. Handling is also
improved by RS-specific programming for the Electronic Stabilization
Control (ESC) unit with wheel-selective torque control and an
available sport mode. Also as part of the Audi drive select system,
both with the standard RS exhaust system and with the available RS
Sport exhaust, the driver can control the opening and closing of the
exhaust flaps in order to hear more of the exhaust sound.
> Available RS-tuned dynamic steering offers a variable steering
ratio that adjusts based on vehicle speed and the Audi drive select
setting. At higher driving speeds, dynamic steering helps to improve
straight-line stability, and at lower driving speeds, a more direct
steering ratio is used to help increase steering response for easy
maneuvering. Additionally, unique to RS models, when in dynamic mode,
dynamic steering locks the steering ratio at 13.5:1 for a consistent
> Two brake systems are available on the new Audi RS 5 coupe, both
offering outstanding stopping performance. RS steel brakes with
cross-drilled discs and six-piston front brake calipers in black or
optionally painted red, both featuring the RS logo are standard on the
RS 5. Also available are carbon ceramic front brakes (as part of the
Dynamic plus package) which offer weight savings and superior stopping
power compared to the traditional steel brakes. The front and rear
calipers on the carbon-ceramic brakes are painted in gray and feature
the RS logo.
> EXTERIOR DESIGN
> The design of the new RS 5 Coupe draws inspiration from the
distinctive racing details of the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. The
wave-design shoulder line underscores the athleticism of the coupe and
the flared box fenders provide cues to the standard quattro® all-wheel
drive, in addition to widening the body by 15mm on each side. At the
front, the Singleframe® grille with the signature quattro script is
wider and flatter than the A5 Coupe and larger air intakes in the
lower bumper serve the engine’s need for cooling. Additional sporty
accents on the rear include an RS-specific diffuser, large oval “RS”
exhaust pipes, and a rear-lip spoiler.
> Additional exterior design details include:
> Standard 19-inch, 10-spoke-star design forged wheels with 265/35
summer performance tires
> Auto-dimming, heated, power folding exterior side mirrors
> Power sunroof with tilt and slide functionality
> Standard full LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and
LED taillights with dynamic turn signals
> RS exterior elements including matte alu-optic exterior mirror
housings, matte alu-optic front spoiler with quattro script, high
gloss black side sills and rear lip spoiler, and wider front and rear
> Available Black optic package which includes 20” 5-arm-trapezoid
design forged wheels with bi-color anthracite finish and 275/30 summer
performance tires, a high gloss black exterior kit with quattro script
and exterior side mirrors in the vehicle body color, or available 20”
5-arm-peak design milled and forged wheels in bi-color anthracite
black matte finish with 275/30 summer performance tires
> INTERIOR DESIGN AND INFOTAINMENT
> Similar to the S5 Coupe, the RS 5 features the Audi brand’s
hallmark wing-design wrap-around dashboard with driver-oriented
interior with easy-to-operate controls and functions. From its S sport
seats with RS embossing, flat-bottomed, perforated leather RS sport
steering wheel and gear shift, and stainless steel pedals, the RS 5
Coupe is a sports car with a high degree of everyday practicality.
> The all-new RS 5, while offering outstanding performance, also
integrates benchmark technologies including standard Audi smartphone
interface, which provides Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto
integration for compatible mobile devices, available Audi virtual
cockpit and full color head-up display.
> Additional interior highlights include:
> Flat-bottom three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel with RS
badge and enlarged shift paddles
> Heated, 12-way, contrast diamond stitched leather/Alcantara®
S-sport seats with RS embossing, and power side bolsters and massage
> Available Fine Nappa leather seats with honeycomb contrast
stitching and RS embossing
> Aluminum, illuminated door sill inlays with RS 5 logo
> Stainless steel footrest and pedal caps
> Standard three-zone automatic climate control with digital rear
> Additional infotainment features include:
> Available Audi virtual cockpit features a 12.3-inch display that
delivers vibrant color at 60 frames per second with NVIDIA® quad core
processing power. Specific to the RS 5 is a screen that displays
information on tire pressure and temperature (when equipped with the
Dynamic plus package), torque, horsepower, and g-forces. Additionally,
when in manual shift mode, the tachometer becomes a shift indicator
with a colored background that prompts the driver to upshift via the
steering wheel paddle or selector level.
> Available full-color head-up display projects relevant driving
information directly in the driver’s field of vision, in addition to
an RS specific mode which displays oil temperature, lap times, and a
> Available Audi MMI® navigation plus with MMI touch features a
completely redesigned menu structure and an all-new MMI search, which
operates similar to an Internet search engine making text input
> Standard Audi smartphone interface for compatible devices, which
provides Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto integration via USB
connection, making smartphone interactions easier for the driver.
> Available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 3D sound featuring
19 speakers capable of producing 755 watts of pure, crisp sound.
> Audi connect®
> Audi connect® packages together all applications that help connect
the vehicle with the internet, the owner and the surrounding
infrastructure (active subscription required). Improved functions
include online traffic info, weather updates, fuel prices, Apple Siri®
Eyes Free integration for compatible devices, internet radio streaming
as well as picture navigation, read-aloud personalized news headlines
and Twitter® alerts, among other features.
> Available in-car Audi connect® CARE features include:
> Online roadside assistance and service interval notification
> Automatic Crash Notification (SOS)
> Manual Emergency Call (SOS)
> Stolen Vehicle Locator
> The Audi connect® mobile application has also been updated to
support new remote services designed for the U.S. market which include
Curfew, Speed, and Valet Alerts, remote lock and unlock capability and
online car finder.
> ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
> The RS 5 coupe includes many available advanced driver assistance
systems that are designed to help drivers navigate the road and
traffic with increased confidence.
> Driver assistance systems include:
> In the case of an impending collision, standard Audi pre sense®
basic can intervene to help prepare the vehicle for impact. This
process includes beginning to close the side windows and panoramic
sunroof, and pretensioning the front safety belts.
> Standard Audi pre sense city helps detect cornering and stationary
vehicles as well as pedestrians, at speeds of up to 52 mph and can
initiate full braking when a potential collision is detected.
> Standard Audi side assist provides blind spot monitoring via LED
indicators on the exterior mirror housings.
> Standard rear cross traffic assist (as part of Audi side assist)
supports the driver when reversing out of a perpendicular parking
space. Indicator arrows in the MMI® display can inform the driver of
approaching vehicles, and in critical situations, a warning tone and
brake jolt can be applied, prompting the driver to stop the vehicle.
> Standard Audi pre sense rear helps monitor the traffic following
the vehicle and takes similar actions to Audi pre sense basic.
> Available adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic
jam assist helps maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front,
and brakes and accelerates as needed. Between 0-40 mph, traffic jam
assist combines acceleration, braking and steering guidance, which can
reduce the stress of driving in congested traffic.
> Available traffic sign recognition can detect speed limits and
displays the information in the Audi virtual cockpit or driver
> Available Audi active lane assist observes lane markings and can
provide gentle steering wheel warning vibrations if it’s determined
that the vehicle is approaching the edge of the lane without
signaling, and can steer driver back into their lane
> Available high beam assistant automatically switches between high
and low beam to help produce the right light for a specific situation
and helps increase visibility for the driver. The high-beam can be
switched off when approaching vehicles are detected.
> Pricing Detail:
> Model year 2018 RS 5 Coupe starting manufacturer suggested retail
> 2018 RS 5
> *Prices above exclude $975 destination charge, taxes, title,
options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
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