Audi’s on-line configurator exhibits the revived RS5 Coupé in Audi Sport Version trimSimply 250 Coupé and 250 Sportback variations of BMW M4 rival to be offered earlier than WLTP-mandated particulate filter is added
Audi has reintroduced the RS5 to its vary of efficiency automobiles, in each Coupé and four-door Sportback types, as a limited-run particular version.
The 2-door has been unavailable for the previous 12 months attributable to delays within the mannequin present process the brand new WLTP effectivity assessments, whereas the Sportback is making its market debut following a launch in March 2018.
Simply 250 of every bodystyle can be offered, completely in Audi Sport Version trim, which is priced from £68,985.
An Audi spokesperson stated these 500 models are more likely to be the ultimate RS5 fashions offered earlier than a particulate filter is put in as a part of a spread replace in 2020.
For now, the RS5’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine produces an unchanged 444bhp and 443lb ft, with drive despatched to each axles through an eight-speed automated gearbox.
Each fashions are stated to dispatch the Zero-62mph dash in three.9sec. High pace is unconfirmed however more likely to stay an electronically restricted 174mph.
The Coupé manages 30.1mpg on the WLTP mixed cycle and the Sportback 29.7mpg, with corresponding CO2 outputs of 213g/km and 215g/km.
In Audi Sport Version type, the RS5 options Anthracite 20in alloy wheels, tinted rear home windows, gloss black exterior trim and a efficiency exhaust system.
Inside, the seats are completed in Alcantara and leather-based, with LED ambient lighting, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, blindspot monitoring and a panoramic sunroof fitted as commonplace.
The return of the RS5 comes as Audi begins to deliver its total vary again to market following a three.5% drop in earnings final 12 months as newly applied WLTP laws pressured the withdrawal of every for testing.
The German model’s vary of S-badged efficiency fashions has undergone a big transformation, with the S4, S5, S6 and S7 making the change to a 48V-assisted, turbocharged diesel V6.
Talking on the agency’s annual press convention in March, board member Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler stated that Audi could not “afford to develop automobiles which don’t reply to our clients’ needs” however remained eager to protect its “sporty DNA”.
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