2018 Audi RS5 range

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Any Audi sport model is now, near as makes no difference, R1 million+ (apart from the S3). Ridiculous.
 

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WATCH: Audi shows off RS5 with left-field video

Audi's next-generation RS5 is almost in South Africa, but before then aficionados have to drool over YouTube videos and photographs from motor shows around the world.

Nevertheless, Audi decided to tease the motoring fraternity one more time with another video of its RS5. Only this time, it's as part of a movie set.

The new RS5 is planned to hit SA in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Not 'Finding Nemo'

In the clip the "hero" talks on his cellphone. Suddenly his other phone rings and he makes a dash out of the room; leaving a tied-up girl behind(?). At this point viewers are pretty perplexed as to what is going on. The bloke exits the room and makes his way to the awaiting Audi RS5.

Suddenly someone yells "Cut!" and the director walks out, telling the actor that he wants another take because the movie is a thriller, not "Finding Nemo". The actor, annoyed by the request, says that he thinks the scene went "bloody brilliant" and storms off.

The actor finds his stunt double for a car-chase scene and opts to drive the car himself. Nervous and scared he gets comfortable behind the wheel and then delivers footage even the director was pleased with.

Problem is, now the actor isn't satisfied and wants to do another take. Hmm, maybe just an excuse to drive the RS5 again.

We see what you did there, Audi. Nice.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/watch-audi-shows-off-rs5-with-left-field-video-20170316

https://youtu.be/FbWPOSiCCpA
 

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[video=youtube_share;OAkzKIc_hzM]https://youtu.be/OAkzKIc_hzM[/video]
 

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Should I buy one?

The best reason for doing so previously was to access the last resting place of the Audi 4.2-litre V8; a reason now manifestly gone. And to buy the latest RS5 solely for its new engine would probably be a mistake: the V6 is as consistent as treacle, and about as satisfying when warmly spooned into your life – but it’s not the kind of engine that stands dramatically out from the rest of the driving experience.

Any deeper appreciation of the new RS5 rests on a preference for the model’s tactful repositioning. Dig the monster GT vibe, and the car’s established gifts for interior splendor, technical prowess and sharp-edged looks start to make considerable sense – as does the generosity and seamlessness of the biturbo lump. Seen from this alternative vantage point, which has almost nothing to do with the hard-charging, handling flair that exemplifies its rivals, the RS5 simultaneously appears limited and perhaps more appealing than it ever has.

Location Andorra; On sale Now; Price £62,900; Engine 6 cyls, 2894cc, twin-turbocharged, petrol; Power 444bhp at 5700rpm; Torque 442lb ft at 1900-5000rpm; Gearbox Eight-speed auto; Kerb weight 1665kg; Top speed 174mph; 0-62mph 3.9sec; Economy 32.5mpg (combined); CO2/tax band 197g/km; Rivals BMW M4, Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/first-drives/audi-rs5-coupe-2017-review

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[video=youtube_share;ocPDl5L0jp0]https://youtu.be/ocPDl5L0jp0[/video]
 

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Audi RS5 Quick stats

Price: R1.2 million (est.)

Engine: 6-cylinder, 2.9-litre, twin-turbocharged, petrol

Power: 331 kW at 5 700 rpm

Torque: 600 Nm at 1 900 - 5 000rpm

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Kerb weight: 1 665 kg

Top speed: 280 kph

0-62mph: 3.9 sec

Fuel economy: 8.7 L/100 km (combined)

CO2/tax band: 197 g/km
Damn M4 vs RS5
317KW vs 330KW
4.1 sec vs 3.9sec
 

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In-depth RS5 review by Shmee

[video=youtube_share;nXoaREUZzk8]https://youtu.be/nXoaREUZzk8[/video]
 

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[video=youtube;1qn2rob1tao]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qn2rob1tao[/video]
 
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