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22 February 2012

Audi releases its new RS5 coupe

It’s faster, differently illuminated, very slightly more efficient, and costs the same

Matthew Jones
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As the Geneva Motor Show approaches the new cars keep on coming, and this is the new Audi RS5 - a quicker, softly resculpted version of the 2010 RS5.

The 0-100kph dash has been whittled down to 4.5 seconds (preciously 4.6 seconds), fuel economy improved from 11kpl to 11.5kpl, and CO2 emissions have been pared down from 252g/km 246g/km.


Outside, you get a marginally different grille, rerouted LED lights and an almost-indistinguishable new bumper.

Inside, there's a bit more kit offered as standard - DVD navigation, Bluetooth, cruise control and an iPod connection.

It keeps the Lambo-derived 444bhp 4.2-litre V8, seven-speed S tronic ‘box and quattro four-wheel drive system as standard. The last RS5 wasn't a huge favourite in the TopGear office, it has to be said, but that didn't stop Jeremy driving one very quickly against an M3...

Tags: audi, rs5, a5, s5, geneva



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