The Audi RS 4 Avant uses the same high-revving, normally aspirated V8 engine that powers the RS 5 Coupe. The 4,163 cc powerplant produces 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm for a specific output of 108.1 hp per liter. Its maximum torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) is available from 4,000 to 6,000 rpm. The responsive V8 with its red-painted cylinder head covers accelerates the RS 4 Avant from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.7 seconds on its way to a governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). This can be increased to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) upon request.
Hand-built at Audi's plant in Györ, Hungary, the 4.2 FSI engine combines its impressive power with exemplary efficiency, consuming on average less than 11 liters of fuel per 100 km (21.38 U.S. mpg).
With its high efficiency and long top gear, the standard seven-speed S tronic also contributes to the vehicle's good fuel economy. Drivers can let the lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission shift automatically or change gears manually using the selector lever or the paddles on the steering wheel. For explosive starts, drivers can also activate Launch Control, which manages the engagement of the clutch at an optimum starting speed and minimum wheel slip.
► 2013 Audi RS5 Convertible INSANE SOUND!!!
The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique
combination of elegance and power. Its 4.2 FSI, a high-revving naturally
aspirated V8 engine, outputs 331 kW (450 hp). It accelerates the
high-performance sports car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet measures 4,649 mm (15.25 ft) long, 1,860 mm (6.10
ft) wide and 1,380 mm (4.53 ft) high, and its wheelbase is 2,751 mm (9.03
ft). Eight exterior colors are available -- a monochrome color, four
metallic and pearl effect colors and three crystal effect paints. The soft
top is available in black, gray, red or brown. As options, Audi can install
a styling package in matt aluminum as well as an engine compartment design
package that uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials. The
car's drag coefficient is 0.34; underbody panels make a significant
contribution towards aerodynamic refinement.
Propulsive power for the RS 5 Cabriolet is supplied by a high-revving,
naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection. From its 4,163 cc
of engine displacement, it outputs 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm and
produces a maximum torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) between 4,000 and 6,000
rpm. The 4.2 FSI with red painted cylinder head covers that is manually
assembled in the Hungarian plant in Győr achieves a specific power output
of 79.5 kW (108.1 hp) per liter engine displacement; each hp only needs to
move 4.267 kg (9.41 lb) of vehicle weight. The long-stroke engine with its
aluminum crankcase breathes freely; flaps in the Exhaust tailpipes vary the sonorous acoustic
backdrop. As an option, Audi can deliver a sport Exhaust system with black tailpipe trim.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet rockets from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.14 mph)
in 4.9 seconds. The car's top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph); at
customer request, Audi can Boost
this to 280 km/h (173.98 mph). The powerful V8 has a combined fuel
consumption of 10.9 l/100 km (21.58 US mpg). Its cylinder liners and chain
drive are optimized for minimal friction, and the oil pump is only driven
Customer deliveries of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet begin in early 2013 in
Germany. The base price in the home market will be 88,500 euros.
► 2013 Audi RS5 - Full Throttle
The Audi RS 5 Coupé uses a high-revving, normally aspirated V8 displacing
4,163 cc. This engine is closely related to the V10 that powers the R8
high-performance sports car. The 4.2 FSI delivers 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250
rpm, with the peak torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) available between 4,000
and 6,000 rpm. The engine has a specific output of 108.1 hp per liter of
displacement. The potent response, the eager revving and the rich,
melodious sound mark the V8 as a thoroughbred racing engine.
Hand-built at the plant in Györ, Hungary, the 4.2 FSI launches the Coupé
from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds. Audi will increase the
electronically governed top speed from 250 to 280 km/h (155.34 to 173.98
mph) upon request. Thanks to the combination of technologies from the Audi
modular efficiency platform, which also includes a recuperation system, the
high-tech V8 consumes significantly less fuel on average than its direct
2013 Audi RS5 - Design
The RS 5 Coupé has an athletic road stance, and its classically elegant
two-door lines dazzle with clear-cut accents. The new single-frame grille
with beveled upper corners features a high-gloss, anthracite gray honeycomb
structure and a matt aluminum-look frame. The standard xenon plus
headlights are framed by narrow strips of LED daytime running lights. The
air flows through large openings embedded in a distinctive bumper featuring
a splitter edge like on a racing car. Sharper edges make the engine hood
appear more three-dimensional so that the RS 5 looks even lower and wider
when viewed from the front.
The flared aluminum front fenders and the rear side elements with the sharp
horizontal upper edges are reminiscent of two classic Audi models from the
1980s -- the all-wheel drive pioneer Audi quattro and the Sport quattro.
The side sills sport chiseled caps; the trim strips and the side mirror
housings have a matt aluminum-look finish.
The tail end is dominated by the two oval Exhaust pipes of the dual Exhaust system, which are integrated into the
redesigned bumper. Audi also offers a sport Exhaust system with a more voluminous sound and
black Exhaust tip bezels. The LED rear
lights are also new and feature continuous light strips. The large diffuser
extends far upward, and the spoiler in the rear hatch extends automatically
at 120 km/h (74.56 mph).
The extensively clad underbody integrates air vents for the seven-speed S
tronic and the front brakes. Thanks to its advanced aerodynamics, the RS 5
Coupé generates downforce at high speed to further enhance stability.
The dynamic looks alter the dimensions slightly. The RS 5 Coupé is 23
millimeters (0.91 in) longer and six millimeters (0.24 in) wider than the
A5 Coupé, but six millimeters (0.24 in) lower. Eight exterior colors are
available, from solid, metallic and pearl effect finishes to a specially
pigmented crystal effect paint.
Buying a Audi RS4 - Melbourne to Sydney Road Trip
Buying a Audi RS4 and then driving from Melbourne to Sydney, over 1000km's
in 2 days, sunny Melbourne weather heading into driving on snow, lots of
fun, all distilled down to under 10 minutes of video.
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2014 Audi RS5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 507 Coupe! - Head 2 Head Ep. 51
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman sets out to discover which
German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe
is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very
limited-run Black Series, it's the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under
its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507
more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that's where the
Audi RS5 comes in. The sexy coupe from Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm features
a 4.2-liter V-8 that spits out 450 hp. That¹s less power than the 507
Coupe makes, true, but the Audi also features AWD, a dual-clutch
transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear
differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which
one is best? Watch and find out!
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2010 Audi S4 vs. 2007 Audi RS4
The Smoking Tire takes two hot Audi's, the 2010 S4 and the 2007 RS4, up
into the canyons of Malibu to find out how their newest sport sedan
compares to their best sport sedan.
Audi RS4 Avant vs Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer (Holden HSV Clubsport) - performance estate car showdown
The Audi RS4 Avant and Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer are both V8 high-performance
estate cars, but their execution couldn't be more different.
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as the Audi RS4 Avant and Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer in character. The RS4 is turbocharged, four-wheel drive with a
seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and impeccable fit and finish. The Holden
HSV Clubsport-based Vauxhall VXR8 is big-hearted, rear-wheel drive, manual
and has a comparatively old-school interior. Steve Sutcliffe drove them
both flat-out to see if German precision could overcome the tyre-smoking
brawn of the 6.2-litre VXR8.
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4.2-liter V8 engine that produces 450PS ( 331kW / 444 hp ) and 430 Nm
(317.15 lb-ft) of torque. It allows it to accelerate from 0-100kph
(0-62mph) in 4.7 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed
of 250kph (155mph). Drivers looking to take full advantage of the model can
request to have the speed limiter removed to raise the top speed up to
280kph (174 mph).
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NEW Audi RS4 2012 Avant
A modern classic from Audi is making a comeback: The third-generation Audi
RS4 Avant. It's 4.2-liter V8 produces 331 kW (450 hp); the seven-speed S
tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive transfer that power to the
The Audi RS4 Avant uses the same high-revving, normally aspirated V8 engine
that powers the RS5 Coupe. The 4,163 cc powerplant produces 331 kW (450 hp)
at 8,250 rpm for a specific output of 108.1 hp per liter. Its maximum
torque of 430 Nm is available from 4,000 to 6,000 rpm
GENEVA 2012 - Audi RS4 - Auto Express
This is the new Audi RS4 Avant, which stars on Audi's stand this week at
the Geneva show. It will be sold only as an Avant estate, with the saloon's
place in the range now filled by the RS5 Coupe.
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