2018 Audi RS5 range

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Compare the M4 CP or the M4 CS with the RS5.
Why would you do that, those are limited production run. Let's do Apples vs Apples, M4 and RS5 are direct competitors either way. I'm a fan of both, having driven the M4 it's a pretty intense ride, just based on numbers alone I would say the RS may be more so.
 

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EXPECT ‘MORE EMOTIONAL’ STYLING FROM US, SAYS AUDI

Audi Sport CEO Stephan Winklemann says fans can expect to see “more emotion” in the styling of vehicles coming out of Ingolstadt in the future.

Winklemann told CarAdvice that more “distinctively” designed offerings were on the cards.

“Our design chief, Marc Lichte, and his team are also designing the standard Audi models in a sportier way, so you can expect to see more emotion in our cars over the next few years,” the 52-year-old former Lamborghini CEO told the Australian publication.

“This is just the first glimpse, but expect to see more distinctive cars from us, at least for the next three years,” he added.

Winklemann revealed that the styling of the new RS5 coupé was a hint of what future models from Audi Sport would look like.

“For me, styling in the RS models is an evolution, and here with the new Audi RS5 we see the first imprint of what the future is going to look like with some reminiscence of the past, with styling cues from the [Audi 90 quattro] IMSA GTO using the front and rear inlets either side of the light assemblies, but that’s just a hint,” he said.

The new, second-generation RS5 employs a turbocharged V6 rather than the naturally aspirated V8 in the original, but Winklemann says this forced induction unit is a “perfect fit”.

“Every car needs the right engine at the right time and Audi Sport, or quattro, as it was previously known, has already used turbo engines ten years ago, so this is not new to us,” he told CarAdvice.

“And I think the new V6 fits perfectly with the RS5 with the right amount of power and a lot more torque than the V8. This is exactly the right engine for this car, at this time. For the R8, we still have a naturally aspirated V10, and in the previous model, we had a naturally aspirated V8, which again, was the right engine for the right time.

“Our approach with the new RS5 was to have a car which is very drivable, very comfortable and also very dynamic. It’s a car that has a much wider breadth of capability that gives drivers a choice in terms of how they want to use the car.”

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/expect-more-emotional-styling-from-us-says-audi/
 

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The CS is limited run. The CP is not. No restriction.
Not really a fair apples to apples comparison. The RS5 is a base model like the regular M4 coupe which are similarly prices and the CP prices are a bit more at R1.4million. CS price puts it in another league.
 

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Not really a fair apples to apples comparison. The RS5 is a base model like the regular M4 coupe which are similarly prices and the CP prices are a bit more at R1.4million. CS price puts it in another league.
Hard to gauge without exact pricing for the RS5 but projected at around R1.2 million according to this:

http://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/audi-rs5-2017-international-launch-review/43586/

M4 DCT (base) goes for R1199 400 + R135 900 for the Competition Pack. Total at = R1335 300

http://www.bmwgroup-media.co.za/digital/documents/pricelist/F80_F82_M3_M4_Pricelist.pdf

RS5 is set to hit SA sometime in Q4. We don't know how the price will shift from that rough ~R1.2 mill price.

In any case all RS5 comparisons & tests will compare the M4 CP to the RS5 & not the base M4 model.
 

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Hard to gauge without exact pricing for the RS5 but projected at around R1.2 million according to this:

http://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/audi-rs5-2017-international-launch-review/43586/

M4 DCT (base) goes for R1199 400 + R135 900 for the Competition Pack. Total at = R1335 300

http://www.bmwgroup-media.co.za/digital/documents/pricelist/F80_F82_M3_M4_Pricelist.pdf

RS5 is set to hit SA sometime in Q4. We don't know how the price will shift from that rough ~R1.2 mill price.

In any case all RS5 comparisons & tests will compare the M4 CP to the RS5 & not the base M4 model.
True, RS5 will be compared to M4 CP and C63 S Coupe.
 

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AUDI EXEC HINTS RS MODELS COULD GO REAR-WHEEL DRIVE

The head of Audi Sport has hinted that the Ingolstadt automaker’s performance arm may well soon offer rear-wheel-drive RS models to take the fight directly to similarly configured competitors from BMW M and Mercedes-AMG.

At the moment, of course, all RS-badged models feature the brand’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. But new comments made by Audi Sport CEO Stephan Winklemann to AutoExpress suggest plans are in place for this to change.

The German automaker’s performance division recently changed its name from Quattro GmbH to Audi Sport GmbH, and there appears to be more significance in the switch than may first meet the eye.

“When looking at the name, we decided Quattro could be misleading. Quattro is the four-wheel-drive system and is one of the things that made Audi great. But in our opinion was not the right name for the company,” Winklemann told the British publication.

“I can imagine we can also have cars with rear-wheel drive or two-wheel drive in the future,” he revealed.

The possible move to rear-wheel drive, AutoExpress speculates, could lead to “more involving” RS derivatives.

“Quattro can be a company, but it can also be an option. We wanted this to be clarified. We looked for something that was immediately recognisable, something that could be more than just the name of a company,” Winklemann continued.

“Our cars will remain distinguished, but never pimped. We’ll always offer high performance, but at the same time our cars must be comfortable and give you a feeling that you are better than you expect.”

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/audi-exec-hints-rs-models-could-go-rear-wheel-drive/
 

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RS5 faster to 100 km/h than Audi claims, says exec…

Audi Sport’s technical chief says that the new RS5 Coupé is actually faster to 100 km/h than the Ingolstadt automaker’s official claim.

Stephan Reil, head of technical development, told CarAdvice that the second-generation RS5’s listed 0-100 km/h time of 3,9 seconds was “conservative”.

“I’ve been in this job for nearly 20 years, and with all the cars I’ve worked on, the performance numbers we published were conservative. And it’s no different with the latest RS5,” Reil told the Australian publication.

“So, if we say 3,9 seconds, you will measure, maybe, 3,7 if the conditions are fine, probably 3,8, but even under the worst conditions, you’ll do it in 3,9 seconds. But you will not find a 4,0,” he insisted.

“And the reason we are conservative with these numbers is simple. I simply don’t want to hear, when you guys write ‘well, they claim 3,9, but we got 4,0’. I don’t want to read that.”

The latest version of the high-performance, all-wheel-drive coupé employs a 2,9-litre twin-turbo V6 worth 313 kW and 600 N.m. While the peak power figure matches that out of the outgoing, naturally aspirated V8, the maximum torque figure is a whopping 170 N.m up.

“Let me put it this way: the customer buys horsepower, but what he drives is torque. And what’s important is how the engine delivers that torque. Does it come early, does it come with some lag, or does it come the moment you give it some throttle?

“What we have done with the new RS5 is the best we can do right at this time. But, of course, technology gets old quickly, so we will be able to do better once new systems arrive, such as 48-volt systems, which we will be able to fit into cars like this one,” he added.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/rs5-faster-to-100-kmh-than-audi-claims-says-exec/
 

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I like his confidence. But its true, all German tests show that Audi RS do better than stated figures.
 

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‘We understate performance numbers’, Audi admits

There is often a great measure of mistrust towards the figures that car manufacturers claim for their cars.

This is particularly the case when it comes to fuel consumption numbers, and rightfully so given how slow and ridiculously unrealistic the government-sanctioned official tests are.

Yet one thing we’ve found in our own experience of testing vehicles is that, in the case of turbocharged cars at least (given that we test at Gauteng altitudes), the acceleration figures that we achieve tend to be relatively close to the manufacturer’s claimed numbers, and occasionally even better.

Which is why an article we came across on the subject really caught our attention, because Audi has just admitted that it understates its performance figures, and there’s an interesting reason behind this.

Audi Sport’s Head of Technical Development, Stephan Reil, told Australian website CarAdvice that the company has published conservative figures for all the cars that he’s worked on in his two decades on the job. He also made specific reference to the new Audi RS5:

“So, if we say 3.9 seconds, you will measure, maybe, 3.7 if the conditions are fine, probably 3.8, but even under the worst conditions, you’ll do it in 3.9 seconds. But you will not find a 4.0.”

And the reason behind Audi’s (rather refreshing) modesty?

“I simply don’t want to hear, when you guys write ‘well, they claim 3.9, but we got 4.0’. I don’t want to read that,” Reil told the website.

If that’s the case we certainly look forward to strapping our test equipment to Audi’s new RS5 when it arrives here around November. The newcomer ditches its previous V8 for a new Porsche-derived 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 that produces 331kW and 600Nm.

http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/we-understate-performance-numbers-audi-admits-10267590
 

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New Audi RS5 v BMW M4 Competition Pack v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Drag and Rolling Race | Head2Head - carwow

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444bhp twin-turbo V6-powered Audi RS5 Sportback seen testing

More practical four-door Sportback model will join the new RS5 coupé next year

Audi is busy testing the hottest version of its A5 Sportback yet produced, which is due to launch in early 2018 with a 444bhp twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine.

Called the RS5 Sportback, it’s a four-door version of the recently introduced RS5 coupé and so shares its 2.9-litre unit, co-developed with Porsche, that produces 443lb ft. It drives all four wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The standard RS5, with its lighter two-door body, can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.9sec. Expect the heavier Sportback to add a small margin to that figure, placing it closer to the four-door BMW M3, which hits the mark in 4.3sec.

Although this recently spotted development car is running S5 Sportback bodywork, its wider track, made clear by the fitment of wheel arch extensions, gives away its true identity as an RS5 Sportback test car.

New additions for the RS5 Sportback will include beefier 19in alloys, larger-bore exhaust tailpipes and slightly more aggressively styled bumpers. Inside, the car’s dashboard will be identical to the RS5 coupé’s, which gets Audi’s still-impressive Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display as standard, as well as Alcantara and leather trim.

Audi has refrained from commenting on the RS5 Sportback’s arrival, but a debut for the model at the Geneva motor show in March 2018 seems likely. When it goes on sale, it’ll be slightly more expensive than the standard RS5, which is currently priced from £62,900.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/444bhp-twin-turbo-v6-powered-audi-rs5-sportback-seen-testing





 
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