The 2013 Audi RS5 was built with the bones of the A5 and S5 coupes, blending the best of both worlds into one mean machine. How mean? It is poised to threaten BMW’s M division and Mercedes-Benz’s AMG lineup. Has Audi trumped its star R8? All signs point to no, save maybe in the sound department! This V8 sounds insane.
2013 Audi RS5 cabriolet hit the stage in Paris. Does it have an aggressive enough appearance to compete with the likes of the R8 and other models?
The difference lies in the details. The Audi RS5 features:
- A 4.2-liter V8 engine
- 450 horsepower
- 317 pound-feet of torque
- A seven-speed double-clutch automated manual
- Capable of hitting 0-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds
- Fuel economy is 16 city and 23 highway
- Pricing is steep at around $77,320
Decidedly and distinctively Audi, the RS5 appeals to the senses with something a bit new yet familiar
Thanks to potent power, the 2013 Audi RS5 may have a chance to catapult beyond competition in its class. The five-spoke allow rims, oversized brake rotors, black mesh grille and dual exhaust pipes will not hurt the cause, either.
In coupe and convertible form, the 2013 Audi RS5 is something for everyone. Imagine the customization possibilities and aftermarket performance enhancements this car could show off!
Competition includes the BMW M3 coupe and the Mercedes-Benz AMG line
The RS5 boasts a sophisticated transmission. It is a double-clutch automated manual, which can be controlled by wheel-mounted paddles. The acoustics are something very special for this model, more aggressive than even the Audi R8.
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