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AUTO NEWS – Audi RS5 Sportback makes UK debut as RS5 Coupe returns for 2019

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Audi RS5 Sportback makes UK debut as RS5 Coupe returns for 2019


Audi has formally launched the brand new RS5 Sportback within the UK, with the RS5 Coupe returning to the model’s line-up following a brief hiatus to make it WLTP compliant. Simply 250 examples of every have been allotted for the UK market in 2019, all of which will probably be provided within the German model’s unique ‘Audi Sport Version’ trim.

Costs for the particular version variants will begin from £68,985, with first deliveries anticipated in late June. Subsequent yr Audi will roll out the RS5 line-up in full, eradicating the mannequin’s standing as a particular version automobile and inserting it on sale merely because the RS5. With a purpose to stay compliant with present emissions laws, each fashions can even function a petroleum particulate filter from 2020.

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Beforehand, the 342bhp S5 Sportback was as potent as Audi’s BMW four Sequence Gran Coupe rival received. Nonetheless, these new fashions are powered by Audi’s turbocharged 2.9-litre V6, producing 444bhp and 600Nm of torque. The engine sends its energy to all 4 wheels by way of an eight-speed automated transmission, offering a 0–62mph time of three.9 seconds and an electronically restricted high pace of 155mph.

Chassis upgrades over the usual A5 Sportback and A5 Coupe embrace an RS-specific multi-link suspension setup, bigger brakes and a normal fitment quattro sport differential, configured to distribute energy in a rear-biased 40:60 break up. Drivers also can tailor each vehicles’ throttle response, transmission shift factors and steering weight to swimsuit their desire.

Each fashions are handled to a set of 20-inch alloy wheels, privateness glass, a gloss black honeycomb grille, gloss black mirror caps and an Audi Sport exhaust system with the model’s trademark oval ideas. A full Audi ‘RS’ physique package can be included, with new bumpers, deeper aspect skirts and a lip spoiler for the boot.

Inside, the brand new RS5 will get a pair of distinctive leather-and-Alcantara-trimmed sports activities seats, piano black trim, a panoramic glass sunroof and a reconfigured model of Audi’s Digital Cockpit infotainment system with RS-specific shows. Patrons additionally get LED inside lighting, blind spot monitoring and help for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Now learn our in-depth evaluation of the usual Audi A5 Coupe. Tell us your ideas within the feedback part under…

AUTO NEWS – Audi RS5 Sportback makes UK debut as RS5 Coupe returns for 2019
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