2017 Audi RS5 spied undisguised
Posted on: Sep 1, 2016 - 3:46pm IST
Expected to debut in H2 2017.
The 2017 Audi RS5 Coupe has been spied completely undisguised somewhere in Europe, courtesy decoches.blogspot. A leaked document of Audi’s future launches in North America revealed in February that the next-gen RS5 will be launched in North America in 2018, indicating that it will arrive in Europe in late-2017.
The test mule seen in the spyshots is wearing the 2016 Audi S5 Coupe’s body, but the larger front air intakes, larger wheels on a wider track and wheel arch extensions are clear indicators of the fact that the next-gen Audi RS5 Coupe is the actual car hiding under the shell.
Moving to its second generation, the Audi RS5 Coupe will reportedly dump its naturally aspirated V8 engine for a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The new engine will be more powerful than the 331 kW (443.70 hp) 4.2-litre FSI engine that powered the outgoing model, with the maximum output figure expected around 500 hp. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system should be standard.
Thanks to the MLB-Evo platform, the all-new model would be at least 50 kg lighter compared to the outgoing model. More power and lesser weight, along with improved aerodynamics, should help the 2017 Audi RS5 Coupe hit 0 to 100 km/h in around four seconds. The first generation Audi RS5 Coupe was sold in India, and with Audi India bringing in even niche RS models like the Audi RS6 Avant, the next-gen Audi RS5 is certainly expected in the Indian market.
2017 Audi RS5 Coupe – Image Gallery
[Image Source: decoches.blogspot]