When Audi unveiled the RS5 sport coupe at the Geneva Motor Show they also announced it will not be offered on the US market. But it seems that at the NY Auto Show the company said the car has big chances to be offered for the US customers, meaning it will become the first RS-cars to be shipped stateside since the departure of the slow-selling RS4 Cabriolet in 2008. A US arrival is expected for the summer of 2011. In Europe the RS5 is priced at €77,000 (about $104,000).

The RS5 will be powered by a turbocharged V8 engine with a total output of 450 bhp at 8250 rpm and a maximum output of 317 lbs-ft of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The car weights only 3,802 lbs and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 mph, but it can be increased to 173 mph.

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Source: Automobilemag

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7 comments:

  (473) posted on 01.24.2011

don’t think that the Americans wants the Spyder! But of course its not about the missing sideable!

  (369) posted on 01.24.2011

i thought the same from the pictures, but i saw a R8 V10 Spyder last week, followed him about 4-5 miles. all i can say is, that it looks stunning, i find it even more attractive than the coupe and looks even lower and wider, a freaking beast, honestly!

  (434) posted on 12.8.2010

That’s very good news not only for Audi aficionados, but for anyone shopping in this segment. The RS5’s most direct competitors will be the two-door versions of the 414-hp BMW M3 and the 556-hp Cadillac CTS-V, both bringing rear-wheel drive against the Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

  (702) posted on 12.8.2010

Audi RS5 debuted in Geneva, and now penetrated other parts of the countries like United States, Germany and Spain. I have seen its electronic firepower and mechanical mumbo jumbo! What a turbo, isn’t it? Sounds pricey, but I know you’ll be more comfortable with is transmission. In US, according to the manufacturer costs $106,000? Am I right. I have to research online to check on its prices.

  (666) posted on 04.6.2010

Well that was a good news isn’t it? Good thing that they also offered this one to US.

  (1333) posted on 04.5.2010

I think it will be saleable in the market. The car seems amazing but the similarity to its previous design is still there.

  (9) posted on 04.2.2010

Way to go Audi, we can’t wait to get it!!! Now we just have to hope that Audi will give us some of the options that are available in Europe.

BTW TopSpeed, have a look at the data of the RS5 on the German Audi web page (where you can build and option the car already) and you will find it is a non turbo charged engine, and thanks for that, the sound of a high-reving V8 is so much more joy!

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